God Told Me To (1976)

LARRY COHEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1976. Larco Productions. Screenplay by Larry Cohen. Cinematography by Paul Glickman. Produced by Larry Cohen. Music by Frank Cordell. Costume Design by Halston. Film Editing by Michael D. Corey, Arthur Mandelberg, William J. Waters. Larry Cohen’s follow-up to his cult classic It’s Alive starts with a…

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Sorcerer (1977)

WILLIAM FRIEDKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1977.  Film Properties International N.V., Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Walon Green, based on the novel The Wages of Fear by Georges Arnaud.  Cinematography by Dick Bush, John M. Stephens.  Produced by William Friedkin.  Music by Tangerine Dream.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Anthony Powell.  Film Editing by Robert K. Lambert, Bud S….

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The Juror (1996)

BRIAN GIBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1996.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Ted Tally, based on the novel by George Dawes Green.  Cinematography by Jamie Anderson.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Irwin Winkler.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Jan Roelfs.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Robert M. Reitano.   Demi Moore did a double-header turkey show when she followed…

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Cruising (1980)

WILLIAM FRIEDKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/West Germany, 1980.  CiP – Europaische Treuhand AG, Lorimar Film Entertainment.  Screenplay by William Friedkin, based on the novel by Gerald Walker.  Cinematography by James A. Contner.  Produced by Jerry Weintraub.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Bruce Weintraub.  Costume Design by Robert De Mora.  Film Editing by Bud S. Smith.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies….

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The French Connection (1971)

WILLIAM FRIEDKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1971.  Philip D’Antoni Productions, Schine-Moore Productions, D’Antoni Productions.  Screenplay by Ernest Tidyman, based on the novel by Robin Moore.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.  Produced by Philip D’Antoni.  Music by Don Ellis.  Production Design by Ben Kasazkow.  Costume Design by Joseph Fretwell III.  Film Editing by Gerald B. Greenberg.   Superb example of a top-notch police thriller,…

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Superman (1978)

RICHARD DONNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 1978.  Dovemead Films, Film Export A.G., International Film Production.  Story by Mario Puzo, Screenplay by Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman, Robert Benton,  based on the character created by Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by Pierre Spengler.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by John Barry.  Costume Design…

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Donnie Brasco (1997)

MIKE NEWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1997.   Mandalay Entertainment, Baltimore Pictures, Mark Johnson Productions.   Screenplay by Paul Attanasio, based on the book Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life In The Mafia by Joseph D. Pistone, Richard Woodley.   Cinematography by Peter Sova.   Produced by Louis DiGiaimo, Mark Johnson, Barry Levinson, Gail Mutrux.   Music by Patrick…

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Still Of The Night (1982)

ROBERT BENTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1982.  United Artists.  Story by Robert Benton, David Newman, Screenplay by Robert Benton.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros.  Produced by Arlene Donovan.  Music by John Kander.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Gerald B. Greenberg, Bill Pankow.   Humdrum thriller has Robert Benton trying to do Hitchcock but is only…

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