Country (1984)

RICHARD PEARCE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1984. Far West, Panagea, Touchstone Pictures. Screenplay by William D. Wittliff. Cinematography by David M. Walsh. Produced by Jessica Lange, William D. Wittliff. Music by Charles Gross. Production Design by Ron Hobbs, John B. Mansbridge. Costume Design by Rita Salazar, Thomas Welsh. Film Editing by Bill…

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Umbrellas (1994)

HENRY CORRA, ALBERT MAYSLES, GRAHAME WEINBREN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1994.  Maysles Films.  Cinematography by Robert Leacock, Don Lenzer, Albert Maysles, Richard Pearce, Robert Richman, Gary Steele.  Produced by Henry Corra, Deborah Dickson.  Music by Phillip Johnston.  Film Editing by Sakae Ishikawa, Grahame Weinbren. Two valleys in two different countries are the…

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Marjoe (1972)

SARAH KERNOCHAN, HOWARD SMITH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1972.  Cinema X, Mauser Productions.  Cinematography by Ed Lynch, David Myers, Richard Pearce, Thomas Reichman, Michael Shea, Kenneth Van Sickle.  Produced by Sarah Kernochan, Howard Smith.  Film Editing by Lawrence Silk.   As a child, Marjoe Gortner was a sensation on the revival circuit, preaching the word of God in articulate…

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Food, Inc. (2008)

ROBERT KENNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2008.  Magnolia Pictures, Participant Media, River Road Entertainment.  Screenplay by Robert Kenner, Elise Pearlstein, Kim Roberts.  Cinematography by Richard Pearce.  Produced by Robert Kenner, Elise Pearlstein.  Music by Mark Adler.  Production Design by David Courtemarche.  Film Editing by Kim Roberts.   Images of cows standing in their own manure, beakless chickens in massive barns…

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Hearts And Minds (1974)

PETER DAVIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1974.  BBS Productions, Rainbow Releasing.  Cinematography by Richard Pearce, Lennart Malmer.  Produced by Peter Davis, Bert Schneider.  Film Editing by Lynzee Klingman, Susan Martin.  The best film ever made about Vietnam, period. This absorbing, fascinating and heartbreaking documentary chronicles the American political climate from the Communist witch hunt McCarthy/Hoover era,…

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No Mercy (1986)

RICHARD PEARCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1986.  TriStar Pictures, Delphi IV Productions, Delphi V Productions.  Screenplay by James Carabatsos.  Cinematography by Michel Brault.  Produced by D. Constantine Conte.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein.  Costume Design by Hilary Rosenfeld.  Film Editing by Gerald B. Greenberg, Bill Yahraus.   The first of two times that Richard Gere and Kim Basinger were…

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The Long Walk Home (1990)

RICHARD PEARCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1990.  Dave Bell Associates, New Visions Pictures.  Screenplay by John Cork.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Dave Bell.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Blake Russell.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film Editing by Bill Yahraus.   Following the announcement of the black boycott of public transport in 1955, a Montgomery, Alabama maid (Whoopi Goldberg)…

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