The Mouse That Roared (1959)

JACK ARNOLD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom, 1959. Highroad Productions. Screenplay by Roger MacDougall, Stanley Mann, based on the novel by Leonard Wibberley. Cinematography by John Wilcox. Produced by Walter Shenson. Music by Edwin Astley. Production Design by Geoffrey Drake. Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson. Film Editing by Raymond Poulton. One of…

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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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Myra Breckenridge

BB (out of 5) Based on the popular, scandalous book by Gore Vidal, this film was disowned by the author the moment he saw it. Future film critic Rex Reed  stars as a lonely gay man named Myron Breckenridge who decides to have plastic surgery and turn into Raquel Welch (fat chance!) Now renamed Myra,…

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Body Double (1984)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1984.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Delphi II Productions.  Story by Brian De Palma, Screenplay by Robert J. Avrech, Brian De Palma.  Cinematography by Stephen H. Burum.  Produced by Brian De Palma.  Music by Pino Donaggio.  Production Design by Ida Random.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Gerald B. Greenberg, Bill Pankow.  Golden Globe…

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Real Genius (1985)

MARTHA COOLIDGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1985.  Delphi III Productions.  Story by Neal Israel, Pat Proft,  Screenplay by Neal Israel, Pat Proft, PJ Torokvei.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Brian Grazer.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Josan F. Russo.  Costume Design by Marla Denise Schlom.  Film Editing by Richard Chew.   Gabriel Jarret is such an incredibly smart teenager that,…

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Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)

TIM BURTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1985.  Warner Bros., Aspen Film Society.  Screenplay by Phil Hartman, Paul Reubens, Michael Varhol.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Richard Gilbert Abramson, Robert Shapiro.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by David L. Snyder.  Costume Design by Aggie Guerard Rodgers.  Film Editing by Billy Weber.   The wackiest entertainer in children’s television gets his first…

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Young Frankenstein (1974)

MEL BROOKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1974.   Gruskoff/Venture Films, Crossbow Productions, Jouer Limited.   Screenplay by Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, based on the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.   Cinematography by Gerald Hirschfeld.   Produced by Michael Gruskoff.   Music by John Morris.   Production Design by Dale Hennesy.   Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins.   Film Editing by John C. Howard. …

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