Greetings (1968)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1968.  West End Films.   Screenplay by Charles Hirsch, Brian De Palma.  Cinematography by Robert Fiore.  Produced by Charles Hirsch.  Music by Eric Kaz, J. Stephen Soles, Artie Traum.  Film Editing by Brian De Palma.   Brian De Palma’s first feature Murder A La Mod was an…

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A Little Romance (1979)

GEORGE ROY HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  France/USA, 1979.  Orion Pictures, Pan Arts, Trinacra Films.  Screenplay by Allan Burns, based on the novel E=mc2 Mon Amour by Claude Klotz.  Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn.  Produced by Robert Crawford Jr., Yves Rousset-Rouard.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Rosine…

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K-PAX (2001)

IAIN SOFTLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Germany, 2001.  IMF Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. 2. Produktions KG, Intermedia Films, Lawrence Gordon Productions, Pathé Pictures International.  Screenplay by Charles Leavitt, based on the novel by Gene Brewer.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Robert F. Colesberry, Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin.  Music by Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by John Beard.  Costume…

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Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

SUSAN SEIDELMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1985.  Orion Pictures.  Screenplay by Leora Barish.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Sarah Pillsbury, Midge Sanford.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Santo Loquasto.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein.  Golden Globe Awards 1985.   Rosanna Arquette plays a bored New Jersey housewife who gets a little excitement in her life when she…

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The Amityville Horror (1979)

STUART ROSENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1979.  American International Pictures, Cinema 77, Professional Films.  Screenplay by Sandor Stern, based on the book by Jay Anson. Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp.  Produced by Elliot Geisinger, Ronald Saland.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Kim Swados.  Costume Design by Cynthia Bales, Richard Butz.  Film Editing by Robert Brown.  Academy Awards 1979.  Golden Globe Awards 1979.  …

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Manhunter (1986)

MICHAEL MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1986.  De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, Red Dragon Productions S.A..  Screenplay by Michael Mann, based on the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Richard Roth.  Music by The Reds, Michel Rubini.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Dov Hoenig. Long before Anthony…

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The Crucible (1996)

NICHOLAS HYTNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1996.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Arthur Miller, based on his play.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by Robert A. Miller, David V. Picker.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Lilly Kilvert.  Costume Design by Bob Crowley.  Film Editing by Tariq Anwar.  Academy Awards 1996.  Golden Globe Awards 1996.  New York Film Critics Awards 1996.  …

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The Object Of My Affection (1998)

NICHOLAS HYTNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Wendy Wasserstein, based on the novel by Stephen McCauley.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Laurence Mark.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by John Dunn.  Film Editing by Tariq Anwar.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies. There’s a feeling of hanging around on a warm,…

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Washington Square (1997)

AGNIESZKA HOLLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1997.  Alchemy Filmworks, Caravan Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Roger Birnbaum Productions.  Screenplay by Carol Doyle, based on the novel by Henry James.  Cinematography by Jerzy Zielinski.  Produced by Julie Bergman Sender, Roger Birnbaum.  Music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek.  Production Design by Allan Starski.  Costume Design by Anna B. Sheppard.  Film Editing by David Siegel.  Toronto International Film…

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Breaking Away (1979)

PETER YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1979.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Steve Tesich.  Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti.  Produced by Peter Yates.  Music by Patrick Williams. Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein.  Costume Design by Betsy Cox.  Film Editing by Cynthia Scheider.  Academy Awards 1979.  Golden Globe Awards 1979.  National Board of Review Awards 1979.  New York Film Critics Awards 1979.  …

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JFK (1991)

OLIVER STONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA/France, 1991.  Warner Bros., Canal+, Regency Enterprises, Alcor Films, Ixtlan, Camelot.  Screenplay by Oliver Stone, Zachary Sklar, based on the book On The Trail of The Assassins by Jim Garrison, and the book Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy by Jim Marrs.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by A. Kitman Ho,…

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Summer Of Sam (1999)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.   USA, 1999.  40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Touchstone Pictures, Hostage Productions.  Screenplay by Spike Lee, Victor Colicchio, Michael Imperioli.  Cinematography by Ellen Kuras.  Produced by Jon Kilik, Spike Lee.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Therese DePrez.  Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter.  Film Editing by Barry Alexander Brown.   Spike Lee directs this exploitative and…

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