The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected) (2017)

NOAH BAUMBACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2017.  Gilded Halfwing, IAC Films, Netflix.   Screenplay by Noah Baumbach.   Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.  Produced by Noah Baumbach, Eli Bush, Scott Rudin, Lila Yacoub.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Gerald Sullivan.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by Jennifer Lame.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2017.  Cannes Film Festival 2017.  Gotham Awards…

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Little Darlings (1980)

RON MAXWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1980.  Stephen Friedman/Kings Road Productions.  Story by Kimi Peck, Screenplay by Kimi Peck, Dalene Young.  Cinematography by Bedrich Batka.  Produced by Stephen J. Friedman.  Music by Charles Fox.  Production Design by William Hiney.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by Pembroke J. Herring. Teenage girls are sent to summer camp, and the snotty…

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The Pope Of Greenwich Village (1984)

STUART ROSENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1984.  United Artists.  Screenplay by Vincent Patrick, based on his novel.  Cinematography by John Bailey.  Produced by Gene Kirkwood, Hawk Koch.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Paul Sylbert.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by Robert Brown.  Academy Awards 1984.   Great character study whose shoddy plotting and weak direction is overcome by…

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Shaft (1971)

GORDON PARKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1971.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Shaft Productions. Screenplay by Ernest Tidyman, John D.F. Black, based on the novel by Ernest Tidyman. Cinematography by Urs Furrer.  Produced by Joel Freeman.  Music by Isaac Hayes, J.J. Johnson.  Production Design by Emanuel Gerard.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi. Film Editing by Hugh A. Robertson.  Academy Awards 1971.  Golden Globe…

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Charlie’s Angels (2000)

McG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2000.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Flower Films, Tall Trees Productions, Global Entertainment Productions GmbH & Company Medien KG.  Screenplay by Ryan Rowe, Ed Solomon, John August, based on the TV series by Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts.  Cinematography by Russell Carpenter.  Produced by Drew Barrymore, Leonard Goldberg, Nancy Juvonen.  Music by Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by J. Michael…

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Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

McG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2003.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Flower Films, Tall Trees Productions, Wonderland Sound and Vision.  Story by John August, Screenplay by John August, Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley, based on the television series of Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts.  Cinematography by Russell Carpenter.  Produced by Drew Barrymore, Leonard Goldberg, Nancy Juvonen.  Music by Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by J. Michael…

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The Pink Panther (2006)

SHAWN LEVY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Czech Republic, 2006.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Columbia Pictures, Robert Simonds Productions.  Story by Len Blum, Michael Saltzman, Screenplay by Len Blum, Steve Martin, based on characters created by Maurice Richlin, Blake Edwards.  Cinematography by Jonathan Brown.  Produced by Robert Simonds.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Lilly Kilvert.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by…

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Compromising Positions (1985)

FRANK PERRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1985.  Blackhawk Productions, C.P. Productions, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Susan Isaacs, based on her novel.  Cinematography by Barry Sonnenfeld.  Produced by Frank Perry.  Music by Brad Fiedel.  Production Design by Peter S. Larkin.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by Peter C. Frank.   An adaptation of a Susan Isaacs novel that would suit…

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Three Days Of The Condor (1975)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1975.  Wildwood Enterprises.  Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr., David Rayfiel, based on the novel Six Days Of The Condor by James Grady.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.  Produced by Stanley Schneider.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by Don Guidice.  Academy Awards 1975.  Golden Globe…

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Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)

JOHN McTIERNAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1995.  Cinergi Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Jonathan Hensleigh, based on characters created by Roderick Thorp.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by John McTiernan, Michael Tadross.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Jackson De Govia.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by John Wright.   Probably the least entertaining…

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Glitter

BBB (out of 5) Fifth version of A Star Is Born (if you don’t include Funny Girl) has Mariah Carey doing a fine acting job in her leading role debut, as a Mighty Mouse-talented singer who is discovered by a big-city DJ and rises to fame, while he gradually gets pushed aside to the wings…

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Bicentennial Man (1999)

CHRIS COLUMBUS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Germany, 1999.  1492 Pictures, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Laurence Mark Productions, Radiant Productions, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Nicholas Kazan, based on the short story The Bicentennial Man by Isaac Asimov, and the novel The Positronic Man by Isaac Asimov, Robert Silverberg.  Cinematography by Phil Meheux.  Produced by Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus, Gail Katz,…

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