The Out Of Towners (1970)

ARTHUR HILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1970. Jalem Productions. Screenplay by Neil Simon. Cinematography by Andrew Laszlo. Produced by Paul Nathan. Music by Quincy Jones. Production Design by Charles Bailey, Walter H. Tyler. Costume Design by Forrest T. Butler, Grace Harris. Film Editing by Fred A. Chulack. Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis…

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All Of Me (1984)

CARL REINER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1984.  Kings Road Entertainment.  Screenplay by Phil Alden Robinson, adaptation by Henry Olek, based on the novel Me Two by Edwin Davis.  Cinematography by Richard H. Kline.  Produced by Stephen J. Friedman.  Music by Patrick Williams.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno.  Costume Design by Ray Summers.  Film Editing by Bud Molin.   Among…

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Awakenings (1990)

PENNY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1990.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Parkes/Lasker productions.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Oliver Sacks. Cinematography by Miroslav Ondricek.  Produced by Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Anton Furst.  Costume Design by Cynthia Flynt.  Film Editing by Battle Davis, Gerald B. Greenberg.   Dr. Oliver Sacks’ autobiographical…

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Days Of Heaven (1978)

TERRENCE MALICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.    USA, 1978.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Terrence Malick.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros.  Produced by Bert Schneider, Harold Schneider.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Jack Fisk.  Costume Design by Patricia Norris.  Film Editing by Billy Weber.   Every single frame in this gorgeous melodrama is dripping with beauty (it deservedly won an Oscar for…

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The Bonfire Of The Vanities (1990)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1990.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Michael Cristofer, based on the novel by Tom Wolfe.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Brian De Palma, Chris F. Woods.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Bill Pankow, David Ray. Brian DePalma makes a huge mess…

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Popeye (1980)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1980.  Paramount Pictures, Walt Disney Productions.  Screenplay by Jules Feiffer, based on characters created by E.C. Segar.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Robert Evans.  Music by Harry Nilsson, Tom Pierson.  Production Design by Wolf Kroeger.  Costume Design by Scott Bushnell.  Film Editing by John W. Holmes, David A. Simmons.   Robert Altman’s dedication to…

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Nell (1994)

MICHAEL APTED Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1994.  Egg Pictures, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by William Nicholson, Mark Handley, based on the play Idioglossia by Mark Handley.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Jodie Foster, Renee Missel.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.   Jodie Foster gives an endearing performance…

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