Lost Horizon (1973)

CHARLES JARROTT Bil’s rating (out of 5): B USA, 1973. Columbia Pictures, Ross Hunter Productions. Screenplay by Larry Kramer, based on the novel by James Hilton. Cinematography by Robert Surtees. Produced by Ross Hunter. Music by Burt Bacharach. Production Design by E. Preston Ames. Costume Design by Jean Louis. Film Editing by Maury Winetrobe.  Podcast:…

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Vito (2011)

JEFFREY SCHWARZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2011.  Automat Pictures, Making it Big. Cinematography by David Quantic.  Produced by Jeffrey Schwarz.  Music by Miriam Cutler.  Film Editing by Philip Harrison. Sixteen years after the excellent documentary The Celluloid Closet, based on the book by Vito Russo, comes this superb documentary about the life of the man himself. It’s a…

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After Stonewall (1999)

JOHN SCAGLIOTTI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5. USA, 1999.  After Stonewall, Center for Independent Documentary.  Produced by Dan Hunt.  Music by Don DiNicola.   The events chronicled in Before Stonewall are continued by this highly informative documentary, which seeks to explore the political and social condition of gays and lesbians in America after the Stonewall riots of 1969 ignited…

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Gay Sex In The 70s (2005)

JOSEPH F. LOVETT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2005.  Lovett Productions, Frameline, Heartlove Productions.  Cinematography by M. Sean Kaminsky, Joseph F. Lovett.  Produced by M. Sean Kaminsky, Joseph F. Lovett.  Music by Art Labriola.  Film Editing by Jason Szabo.   This highly enjoyable documentary takes a nostalgic trip back to the golden age of promiscuity, from the post-Stonewall years leading…

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How To Survive A Plague (2012)

DAVID FRANCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2012.   Public Square Films, Ninety Thousand Words, Ted Snowdon Foundation.   Screenplay by David France, Todd Woody Richman, Tyler H. Walk.   Cinematography by Derek Wiesehahn.   Produced by David France, Howard Gertler.   Music by Stuart Bogie, Luke O’Malley, Arthur Russell.   Production Design by Grant Nellessen.   Film Editing by Woody Richman,…

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Women In Love (1969)

KEN RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1969.  Brandywine Productions. Screenplay by Larry Kramer, based on the novel by D.H. Lawrence.  Cinematography by Billy Williams.  Produced by Larry Kramer.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Kenneth Jones.  Costume Design by Shirley Russell.  Film Editing by Michael Bradsell.   Ken Russell’s best film ever is still this excellent adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s racy…

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