The April Fools (1969)

STUART ROSENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): B USA, 1969. Jalem Productions, Cinema Center Films. Screenplay by Hal Dresner. Cinematography by Michel Hugo. Produced by Gordon Carroll. Music by Marvin Hamlisch. Production Design by Richard Sylbert. Costume Design by Donfeld. Film Editing by Bob Wyman. Jack Lemmon plays a financial trader who is invited for…

Rate this:

Partners (1982)

JAMES BURROWS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB .  USA, 1982.  Paramount Pictures, Aaron Russo Productions.  Screenplay by Francis Veber.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Aaron Russo.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Wayne A. Finkelman.  Film Editing by Danford B. Greene, Stephen Lovejoy.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies.  …

Rate this:

Walk On The Wild Side (1962)

EDWARD DMYTRYK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1962.  Famous Artists Productions.  Screenplay by John Fante, Edmund Morris, based on the novel by Nelson Algren.  Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald.   Produced by Charles K. Feldman.   Music by Elmer Bernstein.   Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Charles Le Maire.   Film Editing by Harry Gerstad. …

Rate this:

Grand Prix (1966)

JOHN FRANKENHEIMER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1966.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Douglas & Lewis Productions, Joel Productions, John Frankenheimer Productions Inc., Cherokee Productions.  Screen story and Screenplay by Robert Alan Aurthur.  Cinematography by Lionel Lindon.  Produced by Edward Lewis.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Sydney Guilaroff.  Film Editing…

Rate this:

Under The Cherry Moon (1986)

PRINCE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.   USA, 1986.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Becky Johnston.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Robert Cavallo, Steven Fargnoli, Joseph Ruffalo.  Music by Prince and the Revolution.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Marie France.  Film Editing by Éva Gárdos, Rebecca Ross.   The success of Purple Rain, which included an Oscar for its star and composer…

Rate this:

The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

ELAINE MAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1972.  Palomar Pictures.  Story by Bruce Jay Friedman, Screenplay by Neil Simon.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.  Produced by Edgar J. Scherick.  Music by Garry Sherman.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Anthea Sylbert.  Film Editing by John Carter.   Without a doubt one of the funniest movies ever made. Charles Grodin is magnificent as…

Rate this:

Tequila Sunrise (1988)

ROBERT TOWNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1988.  The Mount Company, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Robert Towne.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by Thom Mount.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Julie Weiss.  Film Editing by Claire Simpson.   The age-old tale of two best friends who go separate ways is not in any way a new…

Rate this:

Breathless (1983)

JIM McBRIDE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 1983.  Breathless Associates, Miko Productions.  Screenplay by L.M. Kit Carson, Jim McBride, based on A Bout De Souffle, Story by Francois Truffaut, Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard.  Cinematography by Richard H. Kline.  Produced by Martin Erlichman.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by J. Allen Highfill.  Film Editing by Robert Estrin.  …

Rate this:

Trapped (2002)

LUIS MANDOKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Germany, 2002.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Senator Film Produktion, The Canton Company, Mandolin Entertainment, Propaganda Films, 24 Hours Productions.  Screenplay by Greg Iles, based on his novel 24 Hours.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes, Piotr Sobocinski.  Produced by Mimi Polk Gitlin, Luis Mandoki.  Music by John Ottman.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film…

Rate this:

Blood And Wine (1997)

BOB RAFELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 1997.  Recorded Picture Company, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Marmont Productions, Blood & Wine Productions.  Story by Nick Villiers, Bob Rafelson, Screenplay by Nick Villiers, Alison Cross.  Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.  Produced by Jeremy Thomas.  Music by Michal Lorenc.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Lindy Hemming.  Film Editing by Steven Cohen.   So-so emotional…

Rate this:

Baby Doll (1956)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1956.  Newtown Productions.  Screenplay by Tennessee Williams.   Cinematography by Boris Kaufman.  Produced by Elia Kazan.  Music by Kenyon Hopkins.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by Gene Milford.   Carroll Baker‘s performance is the best reason to see this film by Elia Kazan.  Like most of Tennessee…

Rate this:

A Face In The Crowd (1957)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5 USA, 1957.  Newtown Productions.  Story and Screenplay by Budd Schulberg.  Cinematography by Gayne Rescher, Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Elia Kazan.  Music by Tom Glazer.  Production Design by Paul Sylbert, Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by Gene Milford. A media-saturated America is anticipated by this excellent Elia Kazan film made…

Rate this: