Super Fly (1972)

GORDON PARKS JR. Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1972. Sig Shore Productions. Screenplay by Philip Fenty. Cinematography by James Signorelli. Produced by Sig Shore. Music by Curtis Mayfield. Costume Design by Nate Adams. Film Editing by Bob Brady. One of the biggest successes of the blaxploitation craze of the seventies, this surprise hit…

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My Chauffeur (1986)

DAVID BEAIRD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1986.  Crown International Pictures, Marimark Productions.  Screenplay by David Beaird.  Cinematography by Harry Mathias.  Produced by Marilyn Jacobs Tenser.  Music by Paul Hertzog.  Production Design by C.J. Strawn.  Costume Design by Camile Morris.  Film Editing by Richard E. Westover.  A restaurant dishwasher gets a fancy letter…

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King Kong (1976)

JOHN GUILLERMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1976.  Dino De Laurentiis Company.  Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr., based on the 1933 screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman, Ruth Rose, from an idea conceived by Merian C. Cooper, Edgar Wallace.  Cinematography by Richard H. Kline.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis.  Music by John Barry.  Production…

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Islands In The Stream (1977)

FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1977. Paramount Pictures, Zeeuwse Maatschappij N.V..  Screenplay by Denne Part Petitclerc, based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway.  Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp. Produced by Peter Bart, Max Palevsky.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by William J. Creber.  Film Editing by Robert Swink.   Ernest Hemingway’s posthumously published final novel is the…

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Alambrista! (1977)

ROBERT M. YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1977.  Filmhaus.  Screenplay by Robert M. Young.  Cinematography by Tom Hurwitz, Robert M. Young.  Produced by Michael Hausman, Irwin Young.  Music by Michael Martin Murphey.  Production Design by Lilly Kilvert.  Film Editing by Edward Beyer, Norman Buckley.   Like millions before and after him, Roberto has decided to leave Mexico and look for work…

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Nothing But A Man (1964)

MICHAEL ROEMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1964.  DuArt Film and Video, Nothing But a Man Company.  Screenplay by Michael Roemer, Robert M. Young.  Cinematography by Robert M. Young.  Produced by Michael Roemer, Robert Rubin, Robert M. Young.  Costume Design by Nancy Ruffing.  Film Editing by Luke Bennett.   This wonderfully honest, low-budget film tells of an Alabama highway worker (Ivan…

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Live And Let Die (1973)

GUY HAMILTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1973.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Tom Mankiewicz, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by George Martin.  Production Design by Syd Cain.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Bert Bates, Raymond Poulton, John Shirley.   Roger Moore makes his…

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Looking For Mr. Goodbar (1977)

RICHARD BROOKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B. USA, 1977.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Richard Brooks, based on the novel by Judith Rossner.  Cinematography by William A. Fraker.  Produced by Freddie Fields.  Music by Artie Kane.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno.  Costume Design by Jodie Lynn Tillen.  Film Editing by George Grenville.   Richard Brooks’ adaptation of Judith Rossner’s controversial novel starts off…

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