Nighthawks (1981)

BRUCE MALMUTH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.    USA, 1981.  Universal Pictures, Martin Poll Productions, The Production Company, Herb Nanas Productions, Layton Productions.  Story by David Shaber, Paul Sylbert, Screenplay by David Shaber.  Cinematography by James A. Contner.  Produced by Martin Poll.  Music by Keith Emerson.  Production Design by Peter S. Larkin.   Costume Design by Robert De Mora, John Falabella.  Film Editing…

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The Blue Bird (1976)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Soviet Union, 1976.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Lenfilm Studio, Edward Lewis Productions, Sovinfilm, Tower International. Screenplay by Hugh Whitemore, Alfred Hayes, Aleksei Kapler, based on the play by Maurice Maeterlinck.  Cinematography by Jonas Gricius, Freddie Young.  Produced by Paul Maslansky, Harry N. Blum, Robert H. Greenberg.  Music by Irwin Kostal.  Production Design…

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The Hollywood Knights (1980)

FLOYD MUTRUX Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1980.  Casablanca Filmworks, Polygram Filmed Entertainment.  Story by Floyd Mutrux, Richard Lederer, William Tennant, Screenplay by Floyd Mutrux.  Cinematography by William A. Fraker.  Produced by Richard Lederer.  Production Design by Lee Fischer.  Costume Design by Darryl Levine.  Film Editing by Stanford C. Allen, Scott Conrad.   Something of a shallow version of American Graffiti, this…

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Quest For Camelot

FREDERIK DU CHAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.   Alternate title:  The Magic Sword Painfully awful, this is probably the worst big-budget animated feature ever made. It features, for your enjoyment, bad voice acting, lame animation (sometimes the characters lag, as if the animators’ computers crashed halfway through their work and they never noticed), and a senseless…

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Silent Movie (1976)

MEL BROOKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1976.   Crossbow Productions.   Story by Ron Clark, Screenplay by Mel Brooks, Ron Clark, Rudy De Luca, Barry Levinson.  Cinematography by Paul Lohmann.   Produced by Michael Hertzberg.   Music by John Morris.   Production Design by Albert Brenner.   Costume Design by Patricia Norris.   Film Editing by Stanford C. Allen, John C….

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