For Love Of The Game

BB.5 (out of 5) Moody love story that is a complete reversal from Sam Raimi’s usual array of horror and suspense films.  Kevin Costner plays an ageing baseball player who spends an entire game contemplating his career and his romance with New York magazine writer Kelly Preston. He thinks back on their charming first meeting,…

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Stardust Memories (1980)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1980.  Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions, Rollins-Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Robert Greenhut.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Santo Loquasto.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse.   One of Woody Allen‘s less inspired works, this bitter film is the director’s response to the criticism he…

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Broadway Danny Rose (1984)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1984.  Orion Pictures, Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Robert Greenhut.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse.  Academy Awards 1984.  Golden Globe Awards 1984.   This wonderful comedy by Woody Allen finds the great director smack dab…

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Radio Days (1987)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1987.  Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions, Orion Pictures.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Carlo Di Palma.  Produced by Robert Greenhut.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse.  Academy Awards 1987.   Woody Allen’s beautiful bit of semi-autobiographical nostalgia follows the life of a Jewish family…

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