Buck and the Preacher (1972)

SIDNEY POITIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1972. Columbia Pictures, E & R Productions Corp., Belafonte Enterprises. Story by Ernest Kinoy, Drake Walker, Screenplay by Ernest Kinoy. Cinematography by Álex Phillips Jr.. Produced by Joel Glickman. Music by Benny Carter. Production Design by Sydney Z. Litwack. Costume Design by Guy C. Verhille. Film…

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Bound For Glory (1976)

HAL ASHBY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1976.  Bound for Glory.  Screenplay by Robert Getchell, based on the autobiography by Woody Guthrie.  Cinematography by Haskell Wexler.  Produced by Robert F. Blumofe, Harold Leventhal.  Music by Leonard Rosenman.  Production Design by Michael D. Haller.  Costume Design by William Ware Theiss.  Film Editing by Pembroke…

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Little Darlings (1980)

RON MAXWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1980.  Stephen Friedman/Kings Road Productions.  Story by Kimi Peck, Screenplay by Kimi Peck, Dalene Young.  Cinematography by Bedrich Batka.  Produced by Stephen J. Friedman.  Music by Charles Fox.  Production Design by William Hiney.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by Pembroke J. Herring. Teenage girls are sent to summer camp, and the snotty…

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Groundhog Day (1993)

HAROLD RAMIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1993.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Story by Danny Rubin, Screenplay by Danny Rubin, Harold Ramis.  Cinematography by John Bailey.  Produced by Trevor Albert, Harold Ramis.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by David Nichols.  Costume Design by Jennifer Butler.  Film Editing by Pembroke J. Herring.  New York Film Critics Awards 1993.   One of the most wonderful romantic…

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Multiplicity (1995)

HAROLD RAMIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1995.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Chris Miller, Mary Hale, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, based on the short story by Chris Miller.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Trevor Albert, Harold Ramis. Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Jackson De Govia.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film Editing by Craig Herring, Pembroke J….

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Ghost Dad (1990)

SIDNEY POITIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1990.  Universal Pictures, SAH Productions.  Story by Brent Maddock, S.S. Wilson, Screenplay by Chris Reese, Brent Maddock, S.S. Wilson. Cinematography by Andrew Laszlo.  Produced by Terence Nelson.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Winnie D. Brown.  Film Editing by Pembroke J. Herring.   While in a coma after a…

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Great Balls Of Fire! (1989)

JIM McBRIDE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1989.  Orion Pictures.  Screenplay by Jack Baran, Jim McBride, based on the book by Myra Lewis, Murray Silver Jr..  Cinematography by Affonso Beato.  Produced by Adam Fields.  Production Design by David Nichols.  Costume Design by Tracy Tynan.  Film Editing by Lisa Day, Pembroke J. Herring, Bert Lovitt.   The charismatic music and performance style of fifties rocker…

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Nine To Five (1980)

COLIN HIGGINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1980.  IPC Films, Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Patricia Resnick, Screenplay by Colin Higgins, Patricia Resnick.  Cinematography by Reynaldo Villalobos.Produced by Bruce Gilbert.  Music by Charles Fox.  Production Design by Dean Edward Mitzner.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Pembroke J. Herring.  Academy Awards 1980.  Golden Globe Awards 1980.   Jane Fonda plays a shy,…

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The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas (1982)

COLIN HIGGINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1982.  Universal Pictures, RKO Pictures, Miller-Milkis-Boyett Productions.  Screenplay by Larry L. King, Peter Masterson, Colin Higgins, based on the play by Larry L. King, Peter Masterson.  Cinematography by William A. Fraker. Produced by Robert L. Boyett, Edward K. Milkis, Thomas L. Miller.  Music by Carol Hall, Patrick Williams.  Production Design by Robert F….

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Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

RICHARD FLEISCHER, KINJI FUKUSAKU, TOSHIO MASUDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Japan, 1970.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Elmo Williams, Richard Fleischer, Toei Company.  Screenplay by Larry Forester, Hideo Oguni, Ryuzo Kikushima, based on the novel Tora! Tora! Tora! by Gordon W. Prange and the novel The Broken Seal by Ladislas Farago.  Cinematography by Charles F. Wheeler, Masamichi Satoh, Shinsaku…

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Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit (1993)

BILL DUKE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1993.  Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by James Orr, Jim Cruickshank, Judi Ann Mason, based on characters created by Joseph Howard.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by Scott Rudin, Dawn Steel.  Music by Miles Goodman.  Production Design by John DeCuir Jr..  Costume Design by Francine Jamison-Tanchuck.  Film Editing by John Carter, Pembroke J. Herring, Stuart H….

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Who’s That Girl (1987)

JAMES FOLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  USA, 1987.  The Guber-Peters Company, Warner Bros..  Story by Andrew Smith, Screenplay by Andrew Smith, Ken Finkleman.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont.  Produced by Rosilyn Heller, Bernard Williams.  Music by Stephen Bray.  Production Design by Ida Random.  Costume Design by Deborah Lynn Scott.  Film Editing by Pembroke J. Herring.  Golden Globe Awards 1987.   Madonna‘s surprisingly good comedic…

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