Ghost World (2001)

TERRY ZWIGOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom/Germany, 2001.  United Artists, Granada Film Productions, Jersey Shore, Mr. Mudd, Advanced Medien, Capitol Films.  Screenplay by Daniel Clowes, Terry Zwigoff, based on the comic book by Daniel Clowes.  Cinematography by Affonso Beato.  Produced by Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Russell Smith.  Music by David Kitay.  Production Design by Edward T. McAvoy.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film…

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Fun In Acapulco (1963)

RICHARD THORPE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1963.  Wallis-Hazen.  Screenplay by Allan Weiss.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Joseph J. Lilley.  Production Design by Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Stanley E. Johnson. Another Elvis Presley music-fest that serves as a collection of music videos in the days before MTV….

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Tootsie (1982)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1982.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Mirage Enterprises, Punch Productions, Delphi Films.  Story by Don McGuire, Larry Gelbart, Screenplay by Larry Gelbart, Murray Schisgal.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.  Produced by Sydney Pollack, Dick Richards, Ronald L. Schwary.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Peter S. Larkin.  Costume Design by Ruth Morley.  Film Editing by Fredric Steinkamp,…

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Dick

BBB (out of 5) In this very funny teen comedy, the possibility is explored that Deep Throat, the mysterious caller who tipped Washington Post journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward to the secrets behind the Watergate scandal, was actually two teenage girls phoning in a prank. The best part is, the clever screenplay makes it…

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Dumb And Dumber (1994)

BOBBY FARRELLY, PETER FARRELLY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1994.  New Line Cinema, Motion Picture Corporation of America.  Screenplay by Peter Farrelly, Bennett Yellin, Bobby Farrelly.  Cinematography by Mark Irwin.  Produced by Brad Krevoy, Steven Stabler, Charles B. Wessler.  Music by Todd Rundgren.  Production Design by Sydney J. Bartholomew Jr..  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Christopher Greenbury.   Hysterical…

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Mr. Mom

BBBB (out of 5) Auto engineer Michael Keaton has his life turned upside-down when harsh economic times see him get laid off and his wife (Teri Garr) goes out and gets a job. As she becomes more successful at the advertising firm where she works, he becomes more and more of a disaster as a domestic…

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The Conversation (1974)

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1974.  The Directors Company, The Coppola Company, American Zoetrope, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola. Cinematography by Bill Butler.  Produced by Francis Ford Coppola.  Music by David Shire.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Aggie Guerard Rodgers.  Film Editing by Richard Chew.  Academy Awards 1974.  Golden Globe Awards 1974.  Cannes Film Festival 1974. …

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After Hours (1985)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1985.  The Geffen Company, Double Play.  Screenplay by Joseph Minion.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Robert F. Colesberry, Griffin Dunne, Amy Robinson.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Jeffrey Townsend.  Costume Design by Rita Ryack.  Film Editing by Thelma Schoonmaker.  Cannes Film Festival 1986.  Golden Globe Awards 1985.  Independent Spirit Awards 1985.  Alice In Wonderland…

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Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1977.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, EMI Films, Julia Phillips and Michael Phillips Productions.  Screenplay by Steven Spielberg.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Julia Phillips, Michael Phillips.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Joe Alves.  Costume Design by James Linn.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.  Academy Awards 1977.  Golden Globe Awards 1977.  National Board of Review Awards 1977.   New York Film…

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Young Frankenstein (1974)

MEL BROOKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1974.   Gruskoff/Venture Films, Crossbow Productions, Jouer Limited.   Screenplay by Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, based on the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.   Cinematography by Gerald Hirschfeld.   Produced by Michael Gruskoff.   Music by John Morris.   Production Design by Dale Hennesy.   Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins.   Film Editing by John C. Howard. …

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The Black Stallion

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Beautiful adaptation of the popular children’s novel and the best horse movie out there. A young boy loses his father in a shipwreck and is saved from drowning by a wild, seemingly untameable Arabian horse. When the two of them are stranded on a desert island, the equine companion keeps the…

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Searching For Debra Winger

BBB.5 (out of 5) Alternately fascinating and disappointingly shallow, this terrific concept has Rosanna Arquette interviewing successful women in Hollywood about being female in the male-dominated movie business. Her inspiration was the news that Debra Winger announced her retirement from the movies in her mid-thirties, and Arquette found herself wanting to know more about why she did…

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