Bound For Glory (1976)

HAL ASHBY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1976.  Bound for Glory.  Screenplay by Robert Getchell, based on the autobiography by Woody Guthrie.  Cinematography by Haskell Wexler.  Produced by Robert F. Blumofe, Harold Leventhal.  Music by Leonard Rosenman.  Production Design by Michael D. Haller.  Costume Design by William Ware Theiss.  Film Editing by Pembroke…

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A Child Is Waiting (1963)

JOHN CASSAVETES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1963.  Stanley Kramer Productions.  Screenplay by Abby Mann, based on his story.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Stanley Kramer.  Music by Ernest Gold.  Production Design by Rudolph Sternad.  Film Editing by Gene Fowler Jr., Robert C. Jones.   Burt Lancaster plays a psychologist who runs a school in a small American town for children with…

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Ship Of Fools (1965)

STANLEY KRAMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1965.  Stanley Kramer Productions.  Screenplay by Abby Mann, based on the novel by Katherine Anne Porter.  Cinematography by Ernest Laszlo.  Produced by Stanley Kramer.  Music by Ernest Gold.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Robert C. Jones.   Stanley Kramer followed his successful Judgment At Nuremberg with another epic-length World…

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Days Of Thunder (1990)

TONY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1990.  Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Paramount Pictures.  Story by Robert Towne, Tom Cruise, Screenplay by Robert Towne.  Cinematography by Ward Russell.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Don Simpson.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Benjamin Fernandez, Thomas E. Sanders.  Costume Design by Susan Becker.  Film Editing by Robert C. Jones, Chris Lebenzon, Bert Lovitt, Michael Tronick,…

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Love Story (1970)

ARTHUR HILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1970.  Paramount Pictures, Love Story Company.  Screenplay by Erich Segal.  Cinematography by Richard C. Kratina.  Produced by Howard G. Minsky.  Music by Francis Lai.  Production Design by Robert Gundlach.  Costume Design by Alice Manougian Martin, Pearl Sommer.  Film Editing by Robert C. Jones.   Just try and resist this wonderful romance, you’ll fail completely. Working class university…

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Married To It (1991)

ARTHUR HILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1991.  Screenplay by Janet Kovalcik.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Thomas Baer.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Robert Gundlach.  Costume Design by Julie Weiss.  Film Editing by Robert C. Jones.   In the tradition of Grand Canyon and The Big Chill, here’s yet another ensemble cast drama about adults making their…

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Unconditional Love (2002)

P.J. HOGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2002.  Avery Pix.  Screenplay by P.J. Hogan, Jocelyn Moorhouse.  Cinematography by Remi Adefarasin.  Produced by Jocelyn Moorhouse, David W. Zucker, Jerry Zucker.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Mary E. Vogt.  Film Editing by Robert C. Jones.   Kathy Bates plays a contented housewife whose husband (Dan Aykroyd)…

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Bulworth (1998)

WARREN BEATTY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1998.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Warren Beatty, Screenplay by Warren Beatty, Jeremy Pikser.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Warren Beatty, Pieter Jan Brugge.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by Robert C. Jones, Billy Weber.  Academy Awards 1998.  Golden Globe Awards 1998.  Venice Film Festival 1998.   Warren…

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Heaven Can Wait (1978)

WARREN BEATTY, BUCK HENRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1978.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Warren Beatty, Elaine May, based on the play by Henry Segall.  Cinematography by William A. Fraker.  Produced by Warren Beatty.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Paul Sylbert.  Costume Design by Richard Bruno.  Film Editing by Robert C. Jones, Don Zimmerman.   Lightweight romantic comedy stars Warren Beatty (who…

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Crazy In Alabama

ANTONIO BANDERAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.   Melanie Griffith is absolutely wonderful in this offbeat comedy directed by first-timer Antonio Banderas. She plays a free-spirited woman who rids herself from her abusive husband by chopping off his head and putting it in a hatbox which she carries with her all the way to Hollywood, where…

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Coming Home (1978)

HAL ASHBY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1978.  Jerome Hellman Productions, Jayne Productions Inc..  Story by Nancy Dowd, Screenplay by Waldo Salt, Robert C. Jones.  Cinematography by Haskell Wexler.  Produced by Jerome Hellman.  Production Design by Michael D. Haller.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Don Zimmerman.   Moving film that, along with The Deer Hunter the same year, initiated…

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Shampoo (1975)

HAL ASHBY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1975.  Persky-Bright / Vista.  Screenplay by Robert Towne, Warren Beatty.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Warren Beatty.  Music by Paul Simon.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Anthea Sylbert.  Film Editing by Robert C. Jones.   Warren Beatty is a posh LA hairdresser who gets himself tangled up in many messes by juggling two…

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