Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

SUSAN SEIDELMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1985.  Orion Pictures.  Screenplay by Leora Barish.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Sarah Pillsbury, Midge Sanford.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Santo Loquasto.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein.  Golden Globe Awards 1985.   Rosanna Arquette plays a bored New Jersey housewife who gets a little excitement in her life when she…

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The Honeymoon Killers

BBBB (out of 5) Terrific, low budget true-crime film that has deservedly become a cult classic in the years since its release. Shirley Stoler is wonderful as a frumpy nurse whose concerned aunt submits her to a dating service which immediately sets her up with a handsome young Spanish lover (Tony Lo Bianco). She discovers…

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Klute (1971)

ALAN J. PAKULA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1971.  Warner Bros., Gus Productions.  Screenplay by Andy Lewis, David E. Lewis.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Alan J. Pakula.  Music by Michael Small.  Production Design by George Jenkins.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Carl Lerner.  Academy Awards 1971.  Golden Globe Awards 1971.  New York Film Critics Awards 1971 The other fantastic…

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Malcolm X (1992)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/Japan, 1992.  Largo International N.V., JVC Entertainment Networks, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks.  Screenplay by Arnold Perl, Spike Lee, based on the book The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X, Alex Haley.  Cinematography by Ernest R. Dickerson.  Produced by Spike Lee, Ahmed Murad, Marvin Worth.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume…

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The Deer Hunter (1978)

MICHAEL CIMINO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1978.   EMI Films, Universal Pictures.   Story by Michael Cimino, Deric Washburn, Louis Garfinkle, Quinn K. Redeker, Screenplay by Deric Washburn.   Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Michael Cimino, Michael Deeley, John Peverall, Barry Spikings.   Music by Stanley Myers.   Production Design by Ron Hobbs, Kim Swados.   Costume Design by…

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Miami Blues

GEORGE ARMITAGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 1990.  Tristes Tropiques.  Screenplay by George Armitage, based on the novel by Charles Willeford.  Cinematography by Tak Fujimoto.  Produced by Jonathan Demme, Gary Goetzman.  Music by Gary Chang.  Production Design by Maher Ahmad.  Costume Design by Eugenie Bafaloukos.  Film Editing by Craig McKay.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1990.   New York Film Critics Awards 1990.  …

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Seven Beauties (1975)

LINA WERTMULLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  Original title:  Pasqualino Settebellezze Italy, 1975.  Medusa Distribuzione.  Screenplay by Lina Wertmuller.  Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli.  Produced by Arrigo Colombo, Lina Wertmuller.  Music by Enzo Jannacci.  Production Design by Enrico Job.  Costume Design by Enrico Job.  Film Editing by Franco Fraticelli.  Academy Awards 1976.  Golden Globe Awards 1976.  New York Film Critics Awards 1976.   Lina Wertmuller made…

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