Born To Win (1971)

IVAN PASSER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1971. Theater Guild, Segal-Tokofsky Productions, Edward Spector Productions. Original Story by Ivan Passer, Screenplay by David Scott Milton, Ivan Passer. Cinematography by Richard C. Kratina, Jack Priestley. Produced by Philip Langner. Music by William Fischer. Production Design by Murray P. Stern. Costume Design by Albert Wolsky….

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Red Dirt (2000)

TAG PURVIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2000.  Sweet Tea Productions.  Screenplay by Tag Purvis.  Cinematography by Ted Cohen.  Produced by Cyril Bijaoui.  Music by Nathan Barr.  Production Design by Pablo Antonio Mirabal.  Costume Design by Carlos Talavera.  Film Editing by Nicholas ‘Nikko’ Tsiotsias.  Podcast: Bad Gay Movies.  Griffith is a lonely young…

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Family Plot (1976)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1976.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Ernest Lehman, based on the novel The Rainbird Pattern by Victor Canning.  Cinematography by Leonard J. South.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by J. Terry Williams.   A wealthy dowager (Cathleen Nesbitt) enlists her psychic (Barbara…

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Capricorn One (1977)

PETER HYAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB. USA/United Kingdom, 1977.  Associated General Films, ITC Films.  Screenplay by Peter Hyams.  Cinematography by Bill Butler.  Produced by Paul N. Lazarus III.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Albert Brenner.  Costume Design by Patricia Norris.  Film Editing by James Mitchell.   A rocket ship launches in full view of an excited audience, its mission after sixteen…

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The Day Of The Locust (1975)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1975.  Paramount Pictures, Long Road Productions.  Screenplay by Waldo Salt, based on the novel by Nathanael West.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by Jerome Hellman.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.   William Atherton begins to work as an art director at…

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Airport 1975 (1974)

JACK SMIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5 USA, 1974.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Don Ingalls, based on the novel by Arthur Hailey.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by William Frye.  Music by John Cacavas.  Production Design by George C. Webb.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by J. Terry Williams.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies.   Although dismissed for their lack of quality when they were…

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Conceiving Ada (1997)

LYNN HERSMAN-LEESON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA/Germany, 1997.  Hotwire Productions, Outpost Studios.  Screenplay by Lynn Hershman-Leeson, Eileen Jones, based on the biography Ada, The Enchantress of Numbers, A Selection of Lord Byron’s Daughter and Her Description of the First Computer by Betty A. Toole.  Cinematography by Hiro Narita, Bill Zarchy.  Produced by Lynn Hershman-Leeson, Henry S. Rosenthal.  Music…

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Teknolust (2002)

LYNN HERSMAN-LEESON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA/Germany/United Kingdom, 2002.  Blue Turtle, Epiphany Productions, Hotwire Productions, ZDF Productions.  Screenplay by Lynn Hershman-Leeson.  Cinematography by Hiro Narita.  Produced by Oscar Gubernati, Lynn Hershman-Leeson, John Bradford King, Youssef Vahabzadeh.  Music by Klaus Badelt, Mark Tschanz.  Production Design by Chris Farmer.  Costume Design by Yohji Yamamoto, Marianna Astrom-De Fina.  Film Editing by Lisa Fruchtman.   Lynn Hershman-Leeson…

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Easy Rider (1969)

DENNIS HOPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1969.  Pando Company Inc., Raybert Productions. Screenplay by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Terry Southern. Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Peter Fonda.  Production Design by Jeremy Kay.  Film Editing by Donn Cambern.   This classic is just as hip and fresh today as it was when it was originally released. Dennis Hopper and…

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Five Easy Pieces (1970)

BOB RAFELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1970.  BBS Productions, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Five Easy Pieces Productions, Raybert Productions.  Story by Bob Rafelson, Carole Eastman, Screenplay by Carole Eastman.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Bob Rafelson, Richard Wechsler.  Music by Pearl Kaufman.  Production Design by Toby Carr Rafelson.  Costume Design by Bucky Rous.  Film Editing by Christopher Holmes, Gerald Shepard.   The…

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Burnt Offerings (1976)

DAN CURTIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Italy, 1976.  Produzioni Europee Associate, Dan Curtis Productions.  Screenplay by William F. Nolan, Dan Curtis, based on the novel by Robert Marasco.  Cinematography by Jacques R. Marquette.  Produced by Dan Curtis.  Music by Bob Cobert.  Production Design by Eugène Lourié.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Dennis Virkler.   An average California family, headed by…

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The Great Gatsby (1974)

JACK CLAYTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1974.  Paramount Pictures, Newdon Productions. Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by David Merrick.  Music by Nelson Riddle.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Tom Priestley.   This production of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s beloved…

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