Greetings (1968)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1968.  West End Films.   Screenplay by Charles Hirsch, Brian De Palma.  Cinematography by Robert Fiore.  Produced by Charles Hirsch.  Music by Eric Kaz, J. Stephen Soles, Artie Traum.  Film Editing by Brian De Palma.   Brian De Palma’s first feature Murder A La Mod was an…

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The Irishman (2019)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA, 2019.  Fábrica de Cine, STX Entertainment, Sikelia Productions, Tribeca Productions.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Charles Brandt.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Troy Allen, Gerald Chamales, Robert De Niro, Randall Emmett, Gaston Pavlovich, Jane Rosenthal, Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Irwin…

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Joker (2019)

TODD PHILLIPS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA/Canada, 2019.  Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, DC Comics, DC Entertainment, Joint Effort, Village Roadshow Pictures, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Todd Phillips, Scott Silver, based on characters created by Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Jerry Robinson.  Cinematography by Lawrence Sher.  Produced by Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips, Emma Tillinger…

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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

BRYAN SINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  GK Films, New Regency Pictures, Queen Films Ltd., Regency Enterprises, Tribeca Productions.  Story by Anthony McCarten, Peter Morgan, Screenplay by Anthony McCarten.   Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.  Produced by Jim Beach, Robert De Niro, Graham King.  Music by John Ottman.  Production Design by Aaron Haye.  Costume Design by Julian Day.  Film…

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The Last Tycoon (1976)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.   USA, 1976.  Academy Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Harold Pinter, based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Gene Callahan.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone, Anthea Sylbert.  Film Editing by Richard Marks.  Academy Awards 1976.  National Board of Review Awards…

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The Comedian (2016)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2016.  Cinelou Films, Linson Entertainment, Anvil Films, Mad Riot Entertainment.  Story by Art Linson, Screenplay by Art Linson, Jeffrey Ross, Richard LaGravenese, Lewis Friedman.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Mark Canton, Taylor Hackford, Art Linson, John Linson, Courtney Solomon.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Kristi Zea.  Costume Design by Aude Bronson-Howard,…

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Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015)

LISA IMMORDINO VREELAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA/Italy/United Kingdom, 2015.  Dakota Group, Fischio Films, Submarine Entertainment.  Screenplay by Bernadine Colish, Lisa Immordino Vreeland.  Cinematography by Peter Trilling.  Produced by Dan Braun, Stanley F. Buchthal, David Koh, Lisa Immordino Vreeland.  Music by Steven Argila.  Film Editing by Bernadine Colish, Jed Parker.   This film has been reviewed at Magenta Magazine.

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Lenny Bruce: Swear To Tell The Truth (1998)

ROBERT B. WEIDE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1998.  HBO Documentary, Whyaduck Productions.  Screenplay by Robert B. Weide.  Cinematography by Biff Bracht. Produced by Robert B. Weide.  Film Editing by Geof Bartz, Claire Scanlon, Robert B. Weide.  Academy Awards 1998.   Robert Weide directs a loving tribute to the work of one of the founding fathers of stand-up comedy….

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Joy (2015)

DAVID O. RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2015.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Annapurna Pictures, Davis Entertainment, 10 by 10 Entertainment, TSG Entertainment.  Story by Annie Mumolo, David O. Russell, Screenplay by David O. Russell.  Cinematography by Linus Sandgren.  Produced by John Davis, Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon, Ken Mok, David O. Russell.  Music by David Campbell, West Dylan Thordson.  Production…

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The Intern (2015)

NANCY MEYERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2015.  Waverly Films.  Screenplay by Nancy Meyers.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Suzanne McNeill Farwell, Nancy Meyers.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Kristi Zea.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Demeterio.  Film Editing by Robert Leighton Robert De Niro has reached seventy, a retired widower who hasn’t lost the desire to stay  busy or…

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Bang The Drum Slowly (1973)

JOHN D. HANCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1973.  ANJS, Dibs Partnership, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Mark Harris, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Richard Shore.  Produced by Lois Rosenfield, Maurice Rosenfield.  Music by Stephen Lawrence.  Production Design by Robert Gundlach.  Costume Design by Domingo A. Rodriguez.  Film Editing by Richard Marks.  Academy Awards 1973.  National Board of Review Awards 1973.  New York Film…

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1900 (1976)

BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Novecento Italy/France/West Germany, 1976.  Produzioni Europee Associate, Les Productions Artistes Associés, Artemis Film.  Screenplay by Franco Arcalli, Giuseppe Bertolucci, Bernardo Bertolucci.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Alberto Grimaldi.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Maria Paola Maino, Gianni Quaranta.  Costume Design by Gitt Magrini.  Film Editing by Franco Arcalli. Robert De Niro and Gerard…

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