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.   Sweet, heartfelt road movie that showcases Michelle Pfeiffer at her best and the screenwriting debut…

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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 (1995)

JEREMY LEVEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1995.  New Line Cinema, American Zoetrope, Juno Pix, Outlaw Productions.  Screenplay by Jeremy Leven.  Cinematography by Ralf D. Bode.  Produced by Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Fuchs.  Music by Michael Kamen, Robert John Lange.  Production Design by Sharon Seymour.  Costume Design by Kirsten Everberg.  Film Editing by Antony Gibbs.   Johnny Depp stars as a young man…

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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.   This impressive drama deals with an important issue and features excellent acting…

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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.  Podcast:  My Criterions Of all the films that Brian DeHitchcock has…

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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.   Unmotivating thriller tries to arouse interest in its audience…

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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.   Exceptional film biography that is one of the very best films ever made about…

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Safe Passage (1994)

ROBERT ALLAN ACKERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1994.  New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Deena Goldstone, based on the novel by Ellyn Bache.  Cinematography by Ralf D. Bode.  Produced by Gale Anne Hurd.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Dan Bishop.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film Editing by Rick Shaine.   Susan Sarandon plays a mother of seven grown…

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