Fun With Dick and Jane (1977)

TED KOTCHEFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1977. Columbia Pictures. Story by Gerald Gaiser, Screenplay by David Giler, Jerry Belson, Mordecai Richler. Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp. Produced by Peter Bart, Max Palevsky. Music by Ernest Gold. Production Design by James Hulsey. Costume Design by Donfeld. Film Editing by Danford B. Greene. George…

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Barney’s Version (2010)

RICHARD J. LEWIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  Canada/Italy, 2010.  Serendipity Point Films, Fandango, Lyla Films, Optix Digital Pictures, Telefilm Canada, The Harold Greenberg Fund.  Screenplay by Michael Konyves, based on the novel by Mordecai Richler.  Cinematography by Guy Dufaux.  Produced by Robert Lantos.   Music by Pasquale Catalano.    Production Design by Claude Pare.  Costume Design by Nicoletta…

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First Blood (1982)

TED KOTCHEFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1982.  Anabasis N.V., Elcajo Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Kozoll, William Sackheim, Sylvester Stallone, based on the novel by David Morrell.  Cinematography by Andrew Laszlo.  Produced by Buzz Feitshans.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Wolf Kroeger.  Costume Design by Tom Bronson.  Film Editing by Joan E. Chapman.   Sylvester Stallone began his second impressive franchise following…

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Weekend At Bernie’s (1989)

TED KOTCHEFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1989.  Gladden Entertainment.  Screenplay by Robert Klane.  Cinematography by Francois Protet.  Produced by Victor Drai, Bruce McNall.  Music by Andy Summers.  Production Design by Peter Jamison.  Costume Design by Nancy Butz.  Film Editing by Joan E. Chapman.   Weak, one-joke comedy that overstays its welcome long before it is over. Two bumbling corporate employees (Jonathan Silverman,…

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The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz (1974)

TED KOTCHEFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada, 1974.  Astral Bellevue Pathé, Canadian Film Development Corporation, Duddy Kravitz Syndicate, Famous Players, International Cinemedia Center, United Welco.  Screenplay by Mordecai Richler, adaptation by Lionel Chetwynd, based on the novel by Mordecai Richler.  Cinematography by Brian West.  Produced by John Kemeny.  Production Design by Anne Pritchard.  Costume Design by Louise Jobin, Francois Laplante,…

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Shattered Glass (2003)

BILLY RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA/Canada, 2003.  Cruise/Wagner Productions, Baumgarten Merims Productions, Forest Park Pictures.  Screenplay by Billy Ray, based on an article by Buzz Bissinger.  Cinematography by Mandy Walker.  Produced by Craig Baumgarten, Tove Christensen, Gaye Hirsch, Adam Merims.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Francois Seguin.  Costume Design by Renee April.  Film Editing by Jeffrey Ford.  Boston Film Critics…

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Sabrina (1954)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1954.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, Samuel A. Taylor, Ernest Lehman, based on the play Sabrina Fair by Samuel A. Taylor.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Billy Wilder.  Music by Van Cleave, Friedrich Hollaender.  Production Design by Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler.  Costume Design by Hubert de Givenchy.  Film Editing by…

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