Pretty Baby (1978)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1978.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Polly Platt, Louis Malle, Screenplay by Polly Platt.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Louis Malle.  Production Design by Trevor Williams.  Film Editing by Suzanne Fenn.   Brooke Shields has spent all her twelve years growing up in a World War I-era New Orleans brothel, her mother (Susan Sarandon) a seasoned…

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Lolita (1997)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/France, 1997.  Guild, Lolita Productions, Pathé.  Screenplay by Stephen Schiff, based on the novel Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by Mario Kassar, Joel B. Michaels.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.  Film Editing by David Brenner, Julie Monroe.  National Board of Review Awards 1998.   Vladimir…

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Everybody’s All-American (1988)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1988.  New Visions, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Thomas Rickman, based on the novel by Frank Deford.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Taylor Hackford, Ian Sander, Laura Ziskin.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Joe Alves.  Costume Design by Theadora Van Runkle.  Film Editing by Don Zimmerman.   This enjoyable drama centres around the…

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