Fun With Dick and Jane (1977)

TED KOTCHEFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1977. Columbia Pictures. Story by Gerald Gaiser, Screenplay by David Giler, Jerry Belson, Mordecai Richler. Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp. Produced by Peter Bart, Max Palevsky. Music by Ernest Gold. Production Design by James Hulsey. Costume Design by Donfeld. Film Editing by Danford B. Greene. George…

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Animal House (1978)

JOHN LANDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 1978.  Universal Pictures, Oregon Film Factory, Stage III Productions.  Screenplay by Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney, Chris Miller.  Cinematography by Charles Correll.  Produced by Ivan Reitman, Matty Simmons.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by John J. Lloyd.  Costume Design by Deborah Nadoolman.  Film Editing by George Folsey Jr. The campus comedy that launched decades…

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Car Wash

BBB.5 (out of 5) Thoroughly enjoyable ensemble comedy that covers a day at work with the employees of an L.A. car wash in a loosely plotted, Altmanesque fashion. Celebrity cameos, including Richard Pryor, The Pointer Sisters, and George Carlin, are pluses, but what really draws you in is the catchy soundtrack (especially the memorable title…

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Sparkle (1976)

SAM O’STEEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1976.  Robert Stigwood Organization, Warner Bros..  Story by Howard Rosenman, Screenplay by Joel Schumacher.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by Howard Rosenman.  Music by Curtis Mayfield.  Production Design by Peter Wooley.  Costume Design by Daniel Paredes.  Film Editing by Gordon Scott.   There’s an honest and unassuming quality about this tale of family and ambition that overrides its…

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Thank God It’s Friday (1978)

ROBERT KLANE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1978.  Casablanca Filmworks, Major Studio Partners, Motown Productions.  Screenplay by Armyan Bernstein.  Cinematography by James Crabe.  Produced by Rob Cohen.  Music by Harry Betts.  Production Design by Tom H. John.  Costume Design by Betsy Jones.  Film Editing by Richard Halsey.Academy Awards 1978.  Golden Globe Awards 1978.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies.   The fifteen minutes of disco craze in…

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