The Out Of Towners (1970)

ARTHUR HILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1970. Jalem Productions. Screenplay by Neil Simon. Cinematography by Andrew Laszlo. Produced by Paul Nathan. Music by Quincy Jones. Production Design by Charles Bailey, Walter H. Tyler. Costume Design by Forrest T. Butler, Grace Harris. Film Editing by Fred A. Chulack. Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis…

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Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over (2021)

DAVID HEILBRONER, DAVE WOOLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2021. Endeavor Content, Mister Smith Entertainment, Wooley Entertainment. Screenplay by Dave Wooley. Cinematography by Tom Bergmann, Thaddeus Wadleigh. Produced by Dave Wooley. Music by Deborah Mannis-Gardner. Film Editing by Stephen Perry.  Another great talent of popular music gets her due in this exuberantly adoring…

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The Slender Thread (1965)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1965.    Stephen Alexander Productions.  Screenplay by Stirling Silliphant, based on the article by Shana Alexander.  Cinematography by Loyal Griggs.   Produced by Stephen Alexander.   Music by Quincy Jones.   Production Design by Hal Pereira, Jack Poplin.   Costume Design by Edith Head.   Film Editing by Thomas Stanford.   Sidney…

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Walk Don’t Run (1966)

CHARLES WALTERS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1966.  Sol C. Siegel Productions.  Story by Robert Russell, Frank Ross, Screenplay by Sol Saks, based on the screenplay by Garson Kanin.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Sol C. Siegel.  Music by Quincy Jones.  Production Design by Joseph C. Wright.   Costume Design by…

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Cactus Flower (1969)

GENE SAKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1969.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Frankovich Productions.  Screenplay by I.A.L. Diamond, based on the stage play by Abe Burrows, from the play Fleur de Cactus by Pierre Barillet, Jean-Pierre Gredy.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by M.J. Frankovich.  Music by Quincy Jones.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by Maury Winetrobe. …

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Austin Powers In Goldmember (2002)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2002.  New Line Cinema, Gratitude International, Team Todd, Moving Pictures, Eric’s Boy.  Screenplay by Mike Myers, Michael McCullers, based on characters created by Mike Myers.  Cinematography by Peter Deming.  Produced by Eric McLeod, Demi Moore, Mike Myers, Jennifer Todd, John S. Lyons, Suzanne Todd.  Music by George S. Clinton.  Production Design by Rusty…

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The Color Purple (1985)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5. USA, 1985.  Amblin Entertainment, The Guber-Peters Company, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Menno Meyjes, based on the novel by Alice Walker.  Cinematography by Allen Daviau.  Produced by Quincy Jones, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Steven Spielberg.  Music by Quincy Jones.  Production Design by J. Michael Riva.  Costume Design by Aggie Guerard Rodgers.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.   Whoopi…

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Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)

PAUL MAZURSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1969.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Frankovich Productions.  Screenplay by Paul Mazursky, Larry Tucker.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Larry Tucker.  Music by Quincy Jones.  Production Design by Pato Guzman.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by Stuart H. Pappé.   Natalie Wood and Robert Culp play a married couple who attend a group therapy retreat…

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The Pawnbroker (1964)

SIDNEY LUMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1964.  Landau Company, The Pawnbroker Company.  Screenplay by Morton S. Fine, David Friedkin, based on the novel by Edward Lewis Wallant.  Cinematography by Boris Kaufman.  Produced by Philip Langner, Roger H. Lewis.  Music by Quincy Jones.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by Ralph Rosenblum.   A Holocaust survivor…

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In The Heat Of The Night (1967)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1967.  The Mirisch Corporation.  Screenplay by Stirling Silliphant, based on the novel by John Ball.  Cinematography by Haskell Wexler.  Produced by Walter Mirisch.  Music by Quincy Jones.  Production Design by Paul Groesse.  Costume Design by Alan Levine.  Film Editing by Hal Ashby.   One of the best mysteries ever filmed, this excellent drama takes on the…

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The Italian Job (1969)

BBB (out of 5) Michael Caine stars as a thief who is let out of prison and immediately gets himself involved in another heist. He assembles a collection of crooks and they combine resources in order to accomplish the seemingly impossible: robbing a gold shipment in Turin during a traffic jam.  How they do it…

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Dollars (1971)

RICHARD BROOKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5 Alternate title:  $ USA, 1971.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Pan, Worldwide.  Screenplay by Richard Brooks.  Cinematography by Petrus R. Schlomp.  Produced by M.J. Frankovich.  Music by Quincy Jones.  Production Design by Olaf Ivens, Guy Sheppard.  Costume Design by Johannes Kohner.  Film Editing by George Grenville.   Warren Beatty plays an employee in a German bank who discovers that…

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