God Told Me To (1976)

LARRY COHEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1976. Larco Productions. Screenplay by Larry Cohen. Cinematography by Paul Glickman. Produced by Larry Cohen. Music by Frank Cordell. Costume Design by Halston. Film Editing by Michael D. Corey, Arthur Mandelberg, William J. Waters. Larry Cohen’s follow-up to his cult classic It’s Alive starts with a…

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Sleepaway Camp (1983)

ROBERT HILTZIK Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.    USA, 1983.  American Eagle Films.  Screenplay by Robert Hiltzik.  Cinematography by Benjamin Davis.  Produced by Jerry Silva, Michele Tatosian.  Music by Edward Bilous.  Production Design by William Bilowit.  Costume Design by Eileen Sieff Stroup.  Film Editing by Ron Kalish, Sharyn L. Ross.  A grisly yet, to…

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The Jazz Singer (1980)

RICHARD FLEISCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1980.  EMI Films.  Screenplay by Herbert Baker, adaptation by Stephen H. Foreman, based on the play by Samson Raphaelson.  Cinematography by Isidore Mankofsky.  Produced by Jerry Leider.  Music by Leonard Rosenman.  Production Design by Harry Horner.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Maury Winetrobe.   Neil Diamond makes an ill-advised acting debut in…

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Midnight Express (1978)

ALAN PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA/Turkey, 1978.  Columbia Pictures, Casablanca Filmworks.  Screenplay by Oliver Stone, based on the book by Billy Hayes, William Hoffer.  Cinematography by Michael Seresin.  Produced by Alan Marshall, David Puttnam.  Music by Giorgio Moroder.  Production Design by Geoffrey Kirkland.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by Gerry Hambling.   A textbook example of the kind…

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Girlfriends (1978)

CLAUDIA WEILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1978.  Cyclops.  Story by Claudia Weill, Vicki Polon, Screenplay by Vicki Polon.  Cinematography by Fred Murphy.  Produced by Claudia Weill.  Music by Michael Small.  Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein.  Costume Design by Susan Becker, Jody Cyd-Cooper, Bonnie Daziel.  Film Editing by Suzanne Pettit.   Melanie Mayron‘s starring debut was this low-key charmer that made impressive…

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