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.  …

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The Driver (1978)

WALTER HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1978.  EMI Films, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Walter Hill.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Lawrence Gordon.  Music by Michael Small.  Production Design by Harry Horner.  Costume Design by Jack Bear, Robert Cornwall, Jennifer L. Parsons.  Film Editing by Tina Hirsch, Robert K. Lambert….

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Irreconcilable Differences (1984)

CHARLES SHYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1984.  Hemdale, Lantana, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer.  Cinematography by William A. Fraker.  Produced by Arlene Sellers, Alex Winitsky.  Music by Paul De Senneville, Olivier Toussaint.  Production Design by Ida Random.  Costume Design by Joe I. Tompkins.  Film Editing by John F. Burnett.   Divorce between a couple is one thing, but what do…

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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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Faithful (1996)

PAUL MAZURSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1996.  Miramax, New Line Cinema, Price Entertainment, Savoy Pictures, Tribeca Productions.  Screenplay by Chazz Palminteri, based on his play.  Cinematography by Fred Murphy.  Produced by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal.  Music by Phillip Johnston.  Production Design by Jeffrey Townsend.  Costume Design by Hope Hanafin.  Film Editing by Nicholas C. Smith.   Cher returns to the screen…

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Barry Lyndon (1975)

STANLEY KUBRICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1975.  Peregrine, Hawk Films, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick, based on the novel The Memoirs Of Barry Lyndon, esq. by William Makepeace Thackeray.  Cinematography by John Alcott.  Produced by Stanley Kubrick.  Music by Leonard Rosenman.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero, Ulla-Britt Soderlund.  Film Editing by Tony Lawson.  …

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Paper Moon (1973)

PETER BOGDANOVICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1973.  The Directors Company, Saticoy Productions.  Screenplay by Alvin Sargent, based on the novel Addie Pray by Joe David Brown.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Peter Bogdanovich.  Production Design by Polly Platt.  Costume Design by Polly Platt.  Film Editing by Verna Fields.   This excellent Depression-era comedy was directed by Peter Bogdanovich, hot on…

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What’s Up Doc? (1972)

PETER BOGDANOVICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1972.  Warner Bros., Saticoy Productions.  Story by Peter Bogdanovich, Screenplay by Buck Henry, David Newman, Robert Benton.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Peter Bogdanovich.  Music by Artie Butler.  Production Design by Polly Platt.  Costume Design by Nancy McArdle, Ray Phelps.  Film Editing by Verna Fields.   The hysterical gags in this comedy have made sure…

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A Bridge Too Far (1977)

RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 1977.  Joseph E. Levine Productions.  Screenplay by William Goldman, based on the novel by Cornelius Ryan.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by Joseph E. Levine, Richard P. Levine.  Music by John Addison.  Production Design by Terence Marsh.  Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson.  Film Editing by Antony Gibbs. For a three-hour war film, it has…

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Chances Are (1989)

EMILE ARDOLINO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B. USA, 1989.  TriStar Pictures, Lobell/Bergman Productions.  Screenplay by Perry Howze, Randy Howze.  Cinematography by William A. Fraker.  Produced by Mike Lobell.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by J. Dennis Washington.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Harry Keramidas.   Gimmicky fantasies about romances mixed up in heaven were not hard to find in the…

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People I Know

DANIEL ALGRANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Al Pacino is terrific as an overworked, aging New York City publicist who is planning a big shindig to raise money for African refugees who are being deported. The night before the fundraiser, his one major client (Ryan O’Neal) shows up in need of a favour: a television starlet…

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