The Panic In Needle Park (1971)

JERRY SCHATZBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1971. Gadd Productions Corp., Didion-Dunne. Screenplay by Joan Didion, John Gregory Dunne, based on the book by James Mills. Cinematography by Adam Holender. Produced by Dominick Dunne. Production Design by Murray P. Stern. Costume Design by Jo Ynocencio. Film Editing by Evan A. Lottman. A film…

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The King Of Marvin Gardens (1972)

BOB RAFELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1972.  BBS Productions, Columbia Pictures.   Story by Bob Rafelson, Jacob Brackman, Screenplay by Jacob Brackman.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Bob Rafelson.  Production Design by Toby Carr Rafelson.  Costume Design by G. Tony Scarano. Film Editing by John F. Link.  Jack Nicholson plays a…

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The Jazz Singer (1980)

RICHARD FLEISCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1980.  EMI Films.  Screenplay by Herbert Baker, adaptation by Stephen H. Foreman, based on the play by Samson Raphaelson.  Cinematography by Isidore Mankofsky.  Produced by Jerry Leider.  Music by Leonard Rosenman.  Production Design by Harry Horner.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Maury Winetrobe.   Neil Diamond makes an ill-advised acting debut in…

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Car Wash (1976)

MICHAEL SCHULTZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1976.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Joel Schumacher.  Cinematography by Frank Stanley.  Produced by Art Linson, Gary Stromberg.  Music by Norman Whitfield.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy.  Costume Design by Daniel Paredes.  Film Editing by Christopher Holmes.   Thoroughly enjoyable ensemble comedy that covers a day at work with the employees of an L.A. car wash in a loosely…

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Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

SIDNEY LUMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1975.  Warner Bros., Artists Entertainment Complex.  Screenplay by Frank Pierson, based on a magazine article by P.F. Kluge, Thomas Moore, from the book by Leslie Waller.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Martin Bregman,Martin Elfand.  Production Design by Charles Bailey.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by Dede Allen.   Brilliant film…

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Prizzi’s Honor (1985)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1985.  ABC Motion Pictures.  Screenplay by Richard Condon, Janet Roach, based on the novel by Richard Condon.  Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak.  Produced by John Foreman.  Music by Alex North.  Production Design by J. Dennis Washington.  Costume Design by Donfeld.  Film Editing by Kaja Fehr, Rudi Fehr.   John Huston’s classic caper is right up there with…

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Betsy’s Wedding (1990)

ALAN ALDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1990.  Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners IV, Martin Bregman Productions, Betsy’s Wedding.  Screenplay by Alan Alda.  Cinematography by Kelvin Pike.  Produced by Martin Bregman, Louis A. Stroller.  Music by Bruce Broughton.  Production Design by John Jay Moore.  Costume Design by Mary Malin.  Film Editing by Michael E. Polakow.   In this unofficial remake of Father…

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