Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)

OSSIE DAVIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1970. Formosa Productions. Screenplay by Arnold Perl, Ossie Davis, based on the novel by Chester Himes. Cinematography by Gerald Hirschfeld. Produced by Samuel Goldwyn Jr.. Music by Galt MacDermot. Production Design by Emanuel Gerard. Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone. Film Editing by Robert Q. Lovett….

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Irma La Douce (1963)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1963.  The Mirisch Corporation, Phalanx Productions.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, based on the play by Alexandre Breffort.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Edward L. Alperson, Billy Wilder.  Music by Andre Previn.  Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell.   The idea here was to reunite the cast and…

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One, Two, Three (1961)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1961.  Bavaria Film, The Mirisch Corporation, Pyramid Productions.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, based on the play Egy, Ketto, Harom by Ferenc Molnar. Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Billy Wilder.  Music by Andre Previn.  Production Design by Robert Stratil, Heinrich Weidemann.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell.   James Cagney gives a terrific…

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I.Q. (1994)

FRED SCHEPISI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1994.  Paramount Pictures, Sandollar.  Story by Andy Breckman, Screenplay by Andy Breckman, Michael Leeson.  Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Carol Baum, Fred Schepisi.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Stuart Wurtzel.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Jill Bilcock.   You knew that he was one of the greatest minds whose thoughts were ever…

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The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959)

GEORGE STEVENS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1959.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, George Stevens Productions.  Screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, based on their play, from the book Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.  Cinematography by William C. Mellor.  Produced by George Stevens.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Lyle…

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Arthur (1981)

STEVE GORDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1981.  Orion Pictures, Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Steve Gordon.  Cinematography by Fred Schuler.  Produced by Robert Greenhut.  Music by Burt Bacharach.  Production Design by Stephen Hendrickson.  Costume Design by Jane Greenwood.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse.   Dudley Moore is terrific as the spoiled heir to a vast fortune who is…

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Avalon (1990)

BARRY LEVINSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1990.  TriStar Pictures, Baltimore Pictures.  Screenplay by Barry Levinson.  Cinematography by Allen Daviau.  Produced by Mark Johnson, Barry Levinson.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Norman Reynolds.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Stu Linder.   Barry Levinson made his most touching, personal film with this semi-autobiographical drama. Elijah Wood plays a…

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Amazon Women On The Moon (1987)

JOE DANTE, CARL GOTTLIEB, PETER HORTON, JOHN LANDIS, ROBERT K. WEISS Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 1987.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland.  Cinematography by Daniel Pearl. Produced by Robert K. Weiss.  Music by Ira Newborn.  Production Design by Ivo Cristante.  Costume Design by Taryn De Chellis.  Film Editing by Malcolm Campbell, Marshall Harvey, Bert Lovitt. This…

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Song Without End (1960)

CHARLES VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1960.  William Goetz Productions.  Screenplay by Oscar Millard.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by William Goetz.  Music by Morris Stoloff, Harry Sukman. Production Design by Walter Holscher.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by William A. Lyon.   More like Movie Without End; you’d never believe just how boring Franz Liszt’s life really was until…

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Roseland (1977)

JAMES IVORY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1977.   Merchant Ivory Productions, Oregon Four.   Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.   Cinematography by Ernest Vincze.   Produced by Ismail Merchant.   Music by Michael Gibson.   Production Design by Jeremy Mitford.   Costume Design by Dianne Finn-Chapman.   Film Editing by Humphrey Dixon, Richard Schmiechen.    Three stories all take place…

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My Favourite Year (1982)

RICHARD BENJAMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1982.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Brooksfilms.  Story by Dennis Palumbo, Screenplay by Dennis Palumbo, Norman Steinberg.  Cinematography by Gerald Hirschfeld.  Produced by Michael Gruskoff.  Music by Ralph Burns.  Production Design by Charles Rosen.  Costume Design by May Routh.  Film Editing by Richard Chew.   Mark Linn-Baker stars as a young writer on a 1950s talk show who is recruited to babysit an…

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex *but were afraid to ask (1972)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1972.  Brodsky-Gould Productions, Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions,  Rollins-Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen, based on the book by David Reuben.  Cinematography by David M. Walsh.  Produced by Charles H. Joffe.  Music by Mundell Lowe.  Production Design by Dale Hennesy.  Film Editing by Eric Albertson. Woody Allen‘s comical adaptation of David Reuben’s…

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