Targets (1968)

PETER BOGDANOVICH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.    USA, 1968.  Saticoy Productions.  Story by Polly Platt, Peter Bogdanovich, Screenplay by Peter Bogdanovich.   Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Peter Bogdanovich.  Production Design by Polly Platt.  Costume Design by Polly Platt.  Film Editing by Peter Bogdanovich. Boris Karloff plays a fictional version of himself, a…

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The King Of Marvin Gardens (1972)

BOB RAFELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1972.  BBS Productions, Columbia Pictures.   Story by Bob Rafelson, Jacob Brackman, Screenplay by Jacob Brackman.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Bob Rafelson.  Production Design by Toby Carr Rafelson.  Costume Design by G. Tony Scarano. Film Editing by John F. Link.  Jack Nicholson plays a…

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At Long Last Love (1975)

PETER BOGDANOVICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   USA, 1975.  Copa del Oro, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Peter Bogdanovich.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Peter Bogdanovich, Frank Marshall.  Music by Artie Butler, Lionel Newman.   Production Design by Gene Allen.  Costume Design by Bobbie Mannix.  Film Editing by Douglas Robertson.   Peter Bogdanovich followed his successful run of hits (The Last Picture Show,…

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Huckleberry Finn (1974)

J. LEE THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1974.  Reader’s Digest, Apjac International.  Screenplay by Richard M. Sherman,Robert B. Sherman, based on the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Arthur P. Jacobs.  Music by Fred Werner.  Production Design by Philip M. Jefferies.  Costume Design by Donfeld.  Film Editing by Michael F. Anderson. One of…

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Inside Moves (1980)

RICHARD DONNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1980.  Goodmark Productions Inc..  Screenplay by Valerie Curtin, Barry Levinson, based on the novel by Todd Walton.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by R.W. Goodwin, Mark M. Tanz.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Charles Rosen.  Costume Design by Ron Talsky.  Film Editing by Frank Morriss.   John Savage attempts suicide by throwing himself off a…

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Multiplicity (1995)

HAROLD RAMIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1995.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Chris Miller, Mary Hale, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, based on the short story by Chris Miller.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Trevor Albert, Harold Ramis. Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Jackson De Govia.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film Editing by Craig Herring, Pembroke J….

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Ghostbusters (1984)

IVAN REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Alternate title:  Ghost Busters USA, 1984.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Producers Sales Organization, Delphi Films, Black Rhino Productions.  Screenplay by Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Ivan Reitman.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by John DeCuir.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by David E. Blewitt, Sheldon Kahn.   After three scientists…

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Miss Congeniality (2000)

DONALD PETRIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Australia, 2000.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Fortis Films.  Screenplay by Marc Lawrence, Katie Ford, Caryn Lucas.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Sandra Bullock.    Music by Ed Shearmur.    Production Design by Peter S. Larkin.   Costume Design by Susie DeSanto.  Film Editing by Billy Weber.   Sandra Bullock makes a decent…

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Two Weeks Notice (2002)

MARC LAWRENCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Australia, 2002.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Fortis Films.  Screenplay by Marc Lawrence.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs. Produced by Sandra Bullock.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Peter S. Larkin.  Costume Design by Gary Jones.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse.   Star power overcomes a weak and choppy screenplay in this middling…

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Return To Me (2000)

BONNIE HUNT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2000.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, JLT Productions.  Story by Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Andrew Stern, Samantha Goodman, Screenplay by Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Jennie Lew Tugend.  Music by Nicholas Pike.  Production Design by Brent Thomas.  Costume Design by Lis Bothwell.  Film Editing by Garth Craven.   The best romantic comedy of its year,…

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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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