A Little Romance (1979)

GEORGE ROY HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  France/USA, 1979.  Orion Pictures, Pan Arts, Trinacra Films.  Screenplay by Allan Burns, based on the novel E=mc2 Mon Amour by Claude Klotz.  Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn.  Produced by Robert Crawford Jr., Yves Rousset-Rouard.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Rosine…

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Altman (2014)

RON MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada, 2014.  Sphinx Productions.  Screenplay by Len Blum.  Cinematography by Simon Ennis.  Produced by Ron Mann.  Music by Phil Dwyer, Guido Luciani.  Production Design by Matthew Badiali, Craig Small.  Film Editing by Robert Kennedy.   Ron Mann gives a wonderful overview of the career of filmmaker Robert Altman, the American auteur who reached his height at a time…

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Loving Couples (1980)

JACK SMIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1980.  Time Life Films.  Screenplay by Martin Donovan. Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Renee Valente.  Music by Fred Karlin.  Production Design by Bill Harp.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge, Arnold Scaasi.  Film Editing by Frank J. Urioste.  Couple swapping is yet again the subject of a romantic comedy, and this one barely…

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It’s My Party (1996)

RANDAL KLEISER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1996.  Opala Productions.  Screenplay by Randal Kleiser.  Cinematography by Bernd Heinl.  Produced by Randal Kleiser, Joel Thurm.  Music by Basil Poledouris.  Production Design by Clark Hunter.  Costume Design by Danielle King.  Film Editing by Ila von Hasperg.   In the brief prologue of this touching drama, Eric Roberts learns that he is HIV-positive, which is…

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I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007)

AMY HECKERLING Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 2007.  Bauer Martinez Studios, Templar Films Unlimited, Formula Films, Lucky 7 Productions LLC, Eclipse Catering, I Could Never Ltd..  Screenplay by Amy Heckerling.  Cinematography by Brian Tufano.  Produced by Cerise Hallam Larkin, Alan Latham, Philippe Martinez.  Music by Mike Hedges.  Production Design by Jon Henson.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film Editing by Kate Coggins.  …

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Ready To Wear (1994)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Pret-A-Porter USA, 1994.  Etalon Film, Miramax.  Screenplay by Robert Altman, Barbara Shulgasser.  Cinematography by Jean Lepine, Pierre Mignot.  Produced by Robert Altman.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Stephen Altman.  Costume Design by Catherine Leterrier.  Film Editing by Suzy Elmiger, Geraldine Peroni.  Golden Globe Awards 1994.  National Board of Review Awards 1994.   There are…

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The Player (1992)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1992.  Avenue Pictures, Spelling Entertainment, Addis Wechsler Pictures.  Screenplay by Michael Tolkin, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Jean Lepine.  Produced by David Brown, Michael Tolkin, Nick Wechsler.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Stephen Altman.  Costume Design by Alexander Julian.  Film Editing by Maysie Hoy, Geraldine Peroni.  Academy Awards 1992.  Boston Film Critics Awards…

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Brewster McCloud (1970)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1970.  Lion’s Gate Films.  Screenplay by Doran William Cannon.  Cinematography by Lamar Boren, Jordan Cronenweth.  Produced by Lou Adler, John Phillips.  Music by Gene Page.  Production Design by E. Preston Ames, George W. Davis.  Film Editing by Lou Lombardo.   Hilariously bent comedy-fantasy about a young man (Bud Cort) whose only friend is a…

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MASH (1970)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1970.  Aspen Productions, Ingo Preminger Productions, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Ring Lardner Jr., based on the novel by Richard Hooker.  Cinematography by Harold E. Stine.  Produced by Ingo Preminger.  Music by Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by Arthur Lonergan, Jack Martin Smith, Michael Friedman.  Film Editing by Danford B. Greene.  Academy Awards 1970.  Cannes…

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