The Panic In Needle Park (1971)

JERRY SCHATZBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1971. Gadd Productions Corp., Didion-Dunne. Screenplay by Joan Didion, John Gregory Dunne, based on the book by James Mills. Cinematography by Adam Holender. Produced by Dominick Dunne. Production Design by Murray P. Stern. Costume Design by Jo Ynocencio. Film Editing by Evan A. Lottman. A film…

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Lions, Love (…and Lies) (1969)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Alternate title:  Lions Love France/USA, 1969.  Max L. Raab Productions.  Screenplay by Agnès Varda.  Cinematography by Stevan Larner.  Produced by Agnès Varda.  Music by Joseph Byrd.  Production Design by Jack Wright III.  Film Editing by Robert Dalva, Carolyn Hicks. Agnès Varda came to Los Angeles with husband Jacques…

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Marathon Man (1976)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1976.  Paramount Pictures, Robert Evans Company.  Screenplay by William Goldman, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by Sidney Beckerman, Robert Evans.  Music by Michael Small.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Robert De Mora, Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.   John Schlesinger’s thriller about paranoia and fear is a great…

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Hair (1979)

MILOS FORMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/West Germany, 1979.  CIP Filmproduktion GmbH.  Screenplay by Michael Weller, from the musical book by Gerome Ragni, James Rado.  Cinematography by Miroslav Ondricek.  Produced by Michael Butler, Lester Persky.  Music by Galt MacDermot.  Production Design by Stuart Wurtzel.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Alan Heim, Lynzee Klingman, Stanley Warnow.   The energy is tangible in…

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Beautiful Girls (1996)

TED DEMME Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1996.  Miramax, Woods Entertainment.  Screenplay by Scott Rosenberg.  Cinematography by Adam Kimmel.  Produced by Cary Woods.  Music by David A. Stewart.  Production Design by Dan Davis.  Costume Design by Lucy W. Corrigan.  Film Editing by Jeffrey Wolf.   A giant cast of appealing actors do a lot for this odd but enjoyable film. Timothy Hutton returns…

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The Ref (1994)

TED DEMME Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1994.  Touchstone Pictures, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films.  Story by Marie Weiss, Screenplay by Richard LaGravenese, Marie Weiss.  Cinematography by Adam Kimmel.  Produced by Ronald M. Bozman, Richard LaGravenese, Jeffrey Weiss.  Music by David A. Stewart.  Production Design by Dan Davis.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.  Film Editing by Jeffrey Wolf.   Hysterical comedy that features excellent…

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The Godfather Part II (1974)

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1974.  Paramount Pictures, The Coppola Company.  Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo, based on the novel The Godfather by Mario Puzo.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Francis Ford Coppola.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Theadora Van Runkle.  Film Editing by Barry Malkin, Richard Marks, Peter…

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The Godfather (1972)

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1972.  Paramount Pictures, Alfran Productions. Screenplay by Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel by Mario Puzo.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis. Produced by Albert S. Ruddy.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by William Reynolds, Peter Zinner.   The masterpiece…

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The Godfather Part III (1990)

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1990.  Paramount Pictures, Zoetrope Studios. Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo, based on characters created by Mario Puzo.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Francis Ford Coppola.  Music by Carmine Coppola.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by Lisa Fruchtman, Barry Malkin, Walter Murch.   Sixteen years after…

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Looking For Mr. Goodbar (1977)

RICHARD BROOKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B. USA, 1977.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Richard Brooks, based on the novel by Judith Rossner.  Cinematography by William A. Fraker.  Produced by Freddie Fields.  Music by Artie Kane.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno.  Costume Design by Jodie Lynn Tillen.  Film Editing by George Grenville.   Richard Brooks’ adaptation of Judith Rossner’s controversial novel starts off…

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