Short Eyes (1977)

ROBERT M. YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1977.  Screenplay by Miguel Pinero, based on his play. Cinematography by Peter Sova. Produced by Lewis Harris, Robert M. Young. Music by Curtis Mayfield.  Production Design by Joe Babas. Costume Design by Paul Martino. Film Editing by Edward Beyer. Miguel Pineyro’s Tony-nominated play, based on his own experiences behind bars, is adapted to…

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Escape From L.A.

BB.5 (out of 5) John Carpenter returns to his early eighties cult classic with virtually the same plot on a higher budget. Kurt Russell is in fine form (especially his hair) in his second outing as Snake Plissken, the renegade called upon to help the government when yet another major city that has become a sequestered…

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Toys

B (out of 5) Visual splendour is compromised by a nonsensical screenplay in this Robin Williams comedy directed by Barry Levinson to little effect. When his uncle (Donald O’Connor) dies and leaves him his toy factory, Williams decides to maintain the principles of fun and joy that have kept the place going for so long….

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Thelma and Louise (1991)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA/France, 1991. Pathé Entertainment, Percy Main, Star Partners III Ltd., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Callie Khouri.  Cinematography by Adrian Biddle.  Produced by Mimi Polk Gitlin, Ridley Scott.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Norris Spencer.  Costume Design by Elizabeth McBride.  Film Editing by Thom Noble.  Academy Awards 1991.  Golden Globe Awards 1991. So much has been said and written about this…

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