The Hindenburg (1975)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 1975.  The Filmakers Group, Universal Pictures.  Screen story by Richard Levinson, William Link, Screenplay by Nelson Gidding, based on the book by Michael M. Mooney.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees.  Produced by Robert Wise.  Music by David Shire.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno.  Costume Design by…

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The Hospital (1971)

ARTHUR HILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.   USA, 1971.  Simcha Productions.   Screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Howard Gottfried.  Music by Morris Surdin.  Production Design by Gene Rudolf.  Costume Design by Frank L. Thompson.  Film Editing by Eric Albertson.   George C. Scott dominates this fascinating black comedy that seeks to tear a strip off the medical establishment’s…

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Cutter’s Way (1981)

IVAN PASSER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1981.  Gurian Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jeffrey Alan Fiskin, based on the novel Cutter and Bone by Newton Thornburg.  Cinematography by Jordan Cronenweth.  Produced by Paul R. Gurian.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Josan F. Russo.  Costume Design by Jane Ruhm.  Film Editing by Caroline Biggerstaff.   Exceptional, moody thriller that plays like James Ellroy….

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Arthur (1981)

BBBB (out of 5) Dudley Moore is terrific as the spoiled heir to a vast fortune who is told that unless he marries beautiful Jill Eikenberry, the money he is expecting to inherit will not be given to him. Regardless of whether or not he loves her, Moore is required to bring respect to the family…

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Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

MARTIN BREST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1984.  Paramount Pictures, Eddie Murphy Productions, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films.  Story by Danilo Bach, Daniel Petrie Jr., Screenplay by Daniel Petrie Jr..  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Don Simpson.  Music by Harold Faltermeyer.  Production Design by Angelo P. Graham.  Costume Design by Tom Bronson.  Film Editing by Arthur Coburn, Billy Weber.  Academy Awards…

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