Rich And Famous (1981)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1981.  Jaquet, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Gerald Ayres, based on the play by John Van Druten.  Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced by William Allyn.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Jan Scott.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by John F. Burnett.  George Cukor…

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Chelsea Girls (1966)

PAUL MORRISSEY, ANDY WARHOL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1966.  Screenplay by Ronald Tavel, Andy Warhol.  Cinematography by Andy Warhol.  Produced by Andy Warhol.  Music by The Velvet Underground. Andy Warhol’s experimental cinema always has a way of making you feel like you’re the only sober person at a party full of raging drunks, but if you’re prepared…

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Beautiful Darling (2010)

JAMES RASIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2010.  Flowerside Creations, JJay Productions. Screenplay by James Rasin.  Cinematography by Martina Radwan.  Produced by Elizabeth Bentley, Gill Holland, Jeremiah Newton.  Music by Gerald Busby, Louis Durra.  Film Editing by Zachary Stuart-Pontier.   The life and times of Andy Warhol superstar Candy Darling are examined in this highly enjoyable documentary, a great companion piece…

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Heat (1972)

PAUL MORRISSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1972.  Andy Warhol Factory.  Idea by John Hallowell, Story by Paul Morrissey.  Cinematography by Paul Morrissey.  Produced by Andy Warhol.  Music by John Cale.  Film Editing by Jed Johnson,Lana Jokel.   Paul Morrissey continues his exploration of the seamier side of things with this near-remake of Sunset Boulevard.  Joe Dallesandro plays a former child…

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Blood For Dracula (1974)

PAUL MORRISSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Dracula Cerca Sangue Di Vergine…E Mori Di Sete!!! Alternate title:  Andy Warhol’s Dracula Italy/France, 1974.  Compagnia Cinematografica Champion, Yanne et Rassam, Andy Warhol Presentation.  Screenplay by Paul Morrissey, based on the character created by Bram Stoker.  Cinematography by Luigi Kuveiller.  Produced by Andrew Braunsberg, Andy Warhol, Jean Yanne.  Music by Claudio Gizzi.  Production Design…

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Flesh (1968)

PAUL MORRISSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1968.  Factory Films.  Screenplay by Paul Morrissey.  Cinematography by Paul Morrissey.  Produced by Andy Warhol.   The usual transvestites, drug-addicts and long-winded drifters dominate this exercise in excess by producer Andy Warhol and director Paul Morrissey. Joe Dallesandro plays a dopey hustler who spends the day finding new excuses to take of…

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Trash (1970)

PAUL MORRISSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1970.  Filmfactory.  Screenplay by Paul Morrissey. Cinematography by Paul Morrissey.  Produced by Andy Warhol.  Film Editing by Paul Morrissey.   More recklessness from the Andy Warhol studio. Paul Morrissey once again directs Joe Dallesandro in this hilarious tale of a junkie whose lack of control over his habit gets him into some…

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Flesh For Frankenstein (1973)

PAUL MORRISSEY, ANTONIO MARGHERITI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  Alternate title:  Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein USA/Italy/France, 1973.  Compagnia Cinematografica Champion.  Screenplay by Paul Morrissey, based on characters created by Mary Shelley.  Cinematography by Luigi Kuveiller.  Produced by Andrew Braunsberg.  Music by Claudio Gizzi.  Production Design by Enrico Job.  Costume Design by Benito Persico.  Film Editing by Jed Johnson, Franca Silvi.  Podcast:  My Criterions.   Unlike the cheesily…

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Superstar In A Housedress (2004)

CRAIG HIGHBERGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2004.  Highberger Media Inc..  Screenplay by Craig Highberger.  Cinematography by Craig Highberger.  Produced by Craig Highberger.  Music by Paul Serrato.  Production Design by Gary LeGault.  Film Editing by Craig Highberger.   This excellent documentary explores the life and world of Jackie Curtis, the multi-talented performance artist who is probably most famous for his association with the…

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Midnight Cowboy (1969)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1969.  Jerome Hellman Productions.  Screenplay by Waldo Salt, based on the novel by James Leo Herlihy.  Cinematography by Adam Holender. Produced by Jerome Hellman.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by John Robert Lloyd.   Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Hugh A. Robertson.  Academy Awards 1969.  Golden Globe Awards 1969.  National Board of Review…

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Women In Revolt (1971)

PAUL MORRISSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1971.  Screenplay by Paul Morrissey.  Cinematography by Jed Johnson, Andy Warhol.  Produced by Andy Warhol.  Music by John Cale.  Film Editing by Paul Morrissey.   Paul Morrissey, working under Andy Warhol’s take-no-prisoners raggedy producing style, makes a hilarious satire about the women’s movement using the three drag superstars of Warhol’s coterie at the…

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