Saturday Night At The Baths (1975)

DAVID BUCKLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA, 1975.  B.T.O. Films.  Screenplay by Franklin Khedouri, David Buckley.  Cinematography by Ralf D. Bode.  Produced by David Buckley, Steve Ostrow.  Music by Ronald Frangipane.  Film Editing by Suzanne Fenn, Jackie Raynal.  Podcast: Bad Gay Movies. Underground gay classic from the mid-seventies has certainly not aged well (to be fair, it wasn’t exactly…

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Love Field (1992)

JONATHAN KAPLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1992.  Orion Pictures, Sanford/Pillsbury Productions, Via Rosa Productions.  Screenplay by Don Roos.  Cinematography by Ralf D. Bode.  Produced by Sarah Pillsbury, Midge Sanford.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Mark S. Freeborn.  Costume Design by Peter Mitchell.  Film Editing by Jane Kurson.  Academy Awards 1992.  Golden Globe Awards 1992.    New York Film Critics Awards 1992.   Sweet, heartfelt road…

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Leaving Normal (1992)

EDWARD ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1992.  Mirage Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Ed Solomon.  Cinematography by Ralf D. Bode.  Produced by Lindsay Doran.  Music by W.G. Snuffy Walden.  Production Design by Patricia Norris.  Costume Design by Patricia Norris.  Film Editing by Victor Du Bois.   I suppose coming out only a year after Thelma and Louise made it impossible to think of this…

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Don Juan DeMarco

BB.5 (out of 5) Johnny Depp stars as a young man who insists he is the famed lover who woos women and makes their dreams come true. Marlon Brando plays the psychiatrist who has to determine whether this man is psychotically delusional or just an unhappy kid who needs a fantasy world to get through his dreary…

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The Accused (1988)

JONATHAN KAPLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Canada, 1988.  Paramount Pictures, Jaffe-Lansing, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Tom Topor.  Cinematography by Ralf D. Bode.  Produced by Sherry Lansing, Stanley R. Jaffe.  Music by Brad Fiedel.  Production Design by Richard Wilcox.  Costume Design by Trish Keating.  Film Editing by O. Nicholas Brown, Gerald B. Greenberg.  Academy Awards 1988.  Golden Globe Awards 1988.  National Board of Review Awards 1988.   New…

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Dressed To Kill (1980)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1980.  Filmways Pictures, Cinema 77.  Screenplay by Brian De Palma.  Cinematography by Ralf D. Bode.  Produced by George Litto.  Music by Pino Donaggio.  Production Design by Gary Weist.  Costume Design by Gary Jones, Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Gerald B. Greenberg.  The Criterion Collection.   Of all the films that Brian DeHitchcock has made…

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Saturday Night Fever (1977)

JOHN BADHAM Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1977.  Paramount Pictures, Robert Stigwood Organization.  Screenplay by Norman Wexler, based on the article Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night by Nik Cohn.  Cinematography by Ralf D. Bode.  Produced by Robert Stigwood.  Music by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb.  Production Design by Charles Bailey.  Costume Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein.  Film Editing by…

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Gorky Park (1983)

MICHAEL APTED Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1983.  Eagle Associates, Major Studio Partners.  Screenplay by Dennis Potter, based on the novel by Martin Cruz Smith.  Cinematography by Ralf D. Bode.  Produced by Gene Kirkwood.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Paul Sylbert.  Costume Design by Richard Bruno.  Film Editing by Dennis Virkler.  Golden Globe Awards 1983. Unmotivating thriller tries to arouse interest…

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Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)

MICHAEL APTED Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1980.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Thomas Rickman, based on the autobiography by Loretta Lynn, George Vecsey.  Cinematography by Ralf D. Bode.  Produced by Bernard Schwartz.  Production Design by John W. Corso.  Costume Design by Joe I. Tompkins.  Film Editing by Arthur Schmidt.  Academy Awards 1980.  Golden Globe Awards 1980.  National Board of Review Awards 1980.  New York…

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Safe Passage

BBB (out of 5) Susan Sarandon plays a mother of seven grown boys whose one son is fighting overseas in the Gulf War. She learns on the news that he has been involved in a dangerous mission that could have been fatal for him and his fellow soldiers, but no definite answers are available to…

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