Save The Tiger (1973)

JOHN G. AVILDSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1973.  Filmways Pictures, Cirandinha Productions, Jalem Productions.  Screenplay by Steve Shagan.  Cinematography by James Crabe.  Produced by Martin Ransohoff, Steve Shagan.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Jack T. Collis.  Costume Design by John A. Anderson.  Film Editing by David Bretherton.  Academy Awards 1973.  Golden Globe Awards 1973. Screenwriter Steve Shagan barely conceals his contempt … More Save The Tiger (1973)

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That Old Feeling

BBBB (out of 5) The first film Bette Midler produced through her company All Girl Productions since For The Boys is this hilarious comedy, in which she and Dennis Farina are fantastic as bickering ex-spouses who reunite during their daughter’s wedding and end up running away together. Paula Marshall is the exasperated daughter and bride who bumbles around … More That Old Feeling

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The Savages

BBBB (out of 5) Two siblings, long estranged from their parents, are reunited when their aging father (Philip Bosco) is left to deal with his dementia alone after his girlfriend dies. It couldn’t come at a more inconvenient time as drama professor Philip Seymour Hoffman is working on his book on Bertold Brecht and office temp … More The Savages

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Lianna

JOHN SAYLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1983.  Winwood Productions.  Screenplay by John Sayles.  Cinematography by Austin De Besche.  Produced by Jeffrey Nelson, Maggie Renzi.  Music by Mason Daring.  Production Design by Jeanne McDonnell.  Costume Design by Louise Martinez.  Film Editing by John Sayles.   After years of a seemingly happy marriage, Lianna (Linda Griffiths) decides to leave her husband because … More Lianna

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Roseland

BB.5 (out of 5) Three stories all take place in the now-faded Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan, decades after the place was a hot spot for hoofers of the jazz age. In one, Teresa Wright plays a widowed dancer who teams up with an unlikely partner (Lou Jacobi) because dancing with him makes her see herself … More Roseland

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