King Kong (1976)

JOHN GUILLERMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1976.  Dino De Laurentiis Company.  Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr., based on the 1933 screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman, Ruth Rose, from an idea conceived by Merian C. Cooper, Edgar Wallace.  Cinematography by Richard H. Kline.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis.  Music by John Barry.  Production … More King Kong (1976)

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Kotch

BBB.5 (out of 5) Walter Matthau enjoys his days in charge of his beloved grandson, but his son and daughter-in-law eventually feel he is being asked to do too much and hire the child a nanny (a marvelous Deborah Winters). This allows Matthau to make more of a nuisance of himself than usual, prompting the … More Kotch

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Soylent Green

BB.5 (out of 5) In the year 2022, the world is grossly overpopulated, polluted and down to very few resources.  Humans live in the streets (mostly sleeping on stairwells based on what this film shows), their fashion never updated since the seventies and their source of food a synthetic product from a company called Soylent. … More Soylent Green

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1979.  Paramount Pictures, Century Associates.  Story by Alan Dean Foster, Screenplay by Harold Livingston, based on the television series Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry.  Cinematography by Richard H. Kline.  Produced by Gene Roddenberry.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Harold Michelson.  Costume Design by Robert Fletcher.  Film Editing by Todd C. Ramsay.  Academy Awards 1979.  … More Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

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The Andromeda Strain

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1971.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Nelson Gidding, based on the novel by Michael Crichton.  Cinematography by Richard H. Kline.  Produced by Robert Wise.  Music by Gil Melle.  Production Design by Boris Leven.  Costume Design by Helen Colvig.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore, John W. Holmes.  Academy Awards 1971.  Golden Globe Awards 1971.   A deadly virus is the evil … More The Andromeda Strain

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All Of Me

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Among the very best performances Steve Martin has ever given. During a ritualistic ceremony in which an Indian guru (the painfully unfunny racial stereotype being the film’s only flaw) tries to take the soul of a dying rich heiress (Lily Tomlin) and place it into a young, healthy woman (Victoria Tennant, Martin’s real-life … More All Of Me

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