Farewell, My Lovely (1975)

DICK RICHARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1975. EK, ITC Films. Screenplay by David Zelag Goodman, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler. Cinematography by John A. Alonzo. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, George Pappas. Music by David Shire. Production Design by Dean Tavoularis. Costume Design by Sandy Berke Jordan, G. Tony Scarano. Film…

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Crossing Delancey (1988)

JOAN MICKLIN SILVER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1988.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Susan Sandler, based on her play.  Cinematography by Theo van de Sande.  Produced by Michael Nozik.  Music by Paul Chihara.  Production Design by Dan Leigh.  Costume Design by Rita Ryack.  Film Editing by Rick Shaine.   Intimate little romance sparkles thanks to heartfelt performances by Peter Riegert and the always riveting Amy Irving….

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She-Devil (1989)

SUSAN SEIDELMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1989.  Orion Pictures, A Seidelman/Brett Production. Screenplay by Barry Strugatz, Mark R. Burns, based on the novel The Life And Loves of a She-Devil by Fay Weldon.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Jonathan Brett, Susan Seidelman.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Craig…

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Heat (1972)

PAUL MORRISSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1972.  Andy Warhol Factory.  Idea by John Hallowell, Story by Paul Morrissey.  Cinematography by Paul Morrissey.  Produced by Andy Warhol.  Music by John Cale.  Film Editing by Jed Johnson,Lana Jokel.   Paul Morrissey continues his exploration of the seamier side of things with this near-remake of Sunset Boulevard.  Joe Dallesandro plays a former child…

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Superstar In A Housedress (2004)

CRAIG HIGHBERGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2004.  Highberger Media Inc..  Screenplay by Craig Highberger.  Cinematography by Craig Highberger.  Produced by Craig Highberger.  Music by Paul Serrato.  Production Design by Gary LeGault.  Film Editing by Craig Highberger.   This excellent documentary explores the life and world of Jackie Curtis, the multi-talented performance artist who is probably most famous for his association with the…

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Midnight Cowboy (1969)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1969.  Jerome Hellman Productions.  Screenplay by Waldo Salt, based on the novel by James Leo Herlihy.  Cinematography by Adam Holender. Produced by Jerome Hellman.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by John Robert Lloyd.   Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Hugh A. Robertson.   Cowboy Jon Voight leaves a boring small town life behind…

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Wall Street (1987)

OLIVER STONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1987.  Twentieth Century Fox, American Entertainment Partners L.P., Amercent Films.  Screenplay by Stanley Weiser, Oliver Stone.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Edward R. Pressman.  Music by Stewart Copeland.  Production Design by Stephen Hendrickson.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Claire Simpson.   If for nothing else, this film acts as an excellent time…

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Murder Inc. (1960)

BURT BALABAN, STUART ROSENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. USA, 1960.  Princess Production Corporation.  Screenplay by Irve Tunick, Mel Barr, based on the book by Burton Turkus, Sid Feder.  Cinematography by Gayne Rescher.  Produced by Burt Balaban.  Music by Frank De Vol.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Bill Walstrom.  Film Editing by Ralph Rosenblum.  Peter Falk made a name for himself,…

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