Fun With Dick and Jane (1977)

TED KOTCHEFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1977. Columbia Pictures. Story by Gerald Gaiser, Screenplay by David Giler, Jerry Belson, Mordecai Richler. Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp. Produced by Peter Bart, Max Palevsky. Music by Ernest Gold. Production Design by James Hulsey. Costume Design by Donfeld. Film Editing by Danford B. Greene. George…

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The Sunshine Boys (1975)

HERBERT ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1975.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Neil Simon, based on his play.  Cinematography by David M. Walsh.  Produced by Ray Stark.  Music by Irwin Fisch.  Production Design by Albert Brenner.  Costume Design by Patricia Norris.  Film Editing by John F. Burnett.  Academy Awards 1975.  Golden Globe Awards 1975. Neil Simon’s hilarious Broadway play is adapted to the big screen…

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The Relic (1997)

PETER HYAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA/United Kingdom/Germany/Japan/New Zealand, 1997.  British Broadcasting Corporation, Cloud Nine Entertainment, Marubeni, Mutual Film Company, Pacific Western, Paramount Pictures, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Tele Munchen Fernseh Produktionsgesellschaft, Toho-Towa, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Amy Holden Jones, John Raffo, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, based on the novel Relic by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child.  Cinematography by…

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Three Amigos (1986)

JOHN LANDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1986.  L.A. Films, Home Box Office.  Screenplay by Steve Martin, Lorne Michaels, Randy Newman.  Cinematography by Ronald W. Browne.  Produced by George Folsey Jr., Lorne Michaels.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Richard Sawyer.  Costume Design by Deborah Nadoolman.  Film Editing by Malcolm Campbell. Three silent film actors (Steve Martin, Martin Short, Chevy…

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Losin’ It (1983)

CURTIS HANSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Canada/USA, 1983.  Tiberius Film Productions, Tijuana Productions.  Story by Bill L. Norton, Bryan Gindoff, Screenplay by Bill L. Norton.  Cinematography by Gilbert Taylor.  Produced by Bryan Gindoff, Hannah Hempstead.  Music by Kenneth Wannberg.  Production Design by Robb Wilson King.  Costume Design by Joanna Palace.  Film Editing by Richard Halsey.   Familiar eighties silliness as four teenagers…

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Scarface (1983)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1983.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Oliver Stone, based on the screenplay by Howard Hawks, Ben Hecht and the novel by Armitage Trail.  Cinematography by John A. Alonzo.  Produced by Martin Bregman.  Music by Giorgio Moroder.  Production Design by Edward Richardson.  Costume Design by Patricia Norris.  Film Editing by Gerald B. Greenberg, David Ray.  Golden Globe Awards 1983.  …

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Gloria (1980)

JOHN CASSAVETES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1980.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by John Cassavetes.  Cinematography by Fred Schuler.  Produced by Sam Shaw.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by Rene D’Auriac.  Costume Design by Peggy Farrell, Emanuel Ungaro.  Film Editing by George C. Villasenor.  Academy Awards 1980.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1980.  Golden Globe Awards 1980. Every once in a while,…

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