Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)

IRVIN KERSHNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1978.  Columbia Pictures, Major Studio Partners.  Story by John Carpenter, Screenplay by John Carpenter, David Zelag Goodman.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.   Produced by Jon Peters.   Music by  Artie Kane.   Production Design by Gene Callahan.   Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.   Film Editing by Michael…

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Rich And Famous (1981)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1981.  Jaquet, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Gerald Ayres, based on the play by John Van Druten.  Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced by William Allyn.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Jan Scott.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by John F. Burnett.  George Cukor…

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The Fury (1978)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1978.  Twentieth Century Fox, Frank Yablans Presentations.  Screenplay by John Farris, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Richard H. Kline.  Produced by Frank Yablans.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Bill Malley.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Paul Hirsch. Kirk…

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Last Summer (1969)

FRANK PERRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1969.  Alsid Productions, Francis Productions.  Screenplay by Eleanor Perry, based on the novel by Evan Hunter.  Cinematography by Enrique Bravo, Gerald Hirschfeld.  Produced by Sidney Beckerman, Alfred W. Crown, Emanuel L. Wolf.  Music by John Simon.  Production Design by Peter Dohanos.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Sidney Katz, Marion Kraft.   Frank Perry…

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I Never Sang For My Father (1970)

GILBERT CATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1970.  Janel Productions, Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Robert Anderson, based on his play.  Cinematography by Morris Hartzband, George Stoetzel.  Produced by Gilbert Cates.  Music by Al Gorgoni, Barry Mann.  Production Design by Hank Aldrich.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Angelo Ross.   Gene Hackman plays a New York teacher and writer who…

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Phaedra (1962)

JULES DASSIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France/Greece/USA, 1962.  Joele, Jorilie, Melinafilm.  Story by Margarita Lymberaki, Screenplay by Margarita Lymberaki, Jules Dassin, based on the play Hippolytus by Euripedes.  Cinematography by Jacques Natteau.  Produced by Jules Dassin.  Music by Mikis Theodorakis.  Production Design by Max Douy.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Roger Dwyre.   Jules Dassin followed up his massively…

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Can’t Stop The Music (1980)

NANCY WALKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 1980.  EMI Films.  Screenplay by Bronte Woodard, Allan Carr.  Cinematography by Bill Butler.  Produced by Henri Belolo, Allan Carr, Jacques Morali.  Music by Jacques Morali. Production Design by Linda Conaway-Parsloe, Harold Michelson.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge, Jane Greenwood.  Film Editing by John F. Burnett.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies. It truly is as bonkers as…

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The First Wives Club (1996)

HUGH WILSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1996.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Robert Harling, based on the novel by Olivia Goldsmith.  Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin.  Produced by Scott Rudin.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Peter S. Larkin.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by John Bloom.  Academy Awards 1996.  National Board of Review Awards 1996. Serious alterations have been…

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The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)

BARBRA STREISAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1996.  TriStar Pictures, Phoenix Pictures, Barwood Films.  Screen Story and Screenplay by Richard LaGravenese, based on the screenplay Le Miroir A Deux Faces, dialogue by Jean Meckert, Denis Perret, screenplay by Andre Cayatte, Gerard Oury.  Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak, Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Arnon Milchan, Barbra Streisand.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Tom…

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Loving Couples (1980)

JACK SMIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1980.  Time Life Films.  Screenplay by Martin Donovan. Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Renee Valente.  Music by Fred Karlin.  Production Design by Bill Harp.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge, Arnold Scaasi.  Film Editing by Frank J. Urioste.  Couple swapping is yet again the subject of a romantic comedy, and this one barely…

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The Rose (1979)

MARK RYDELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1979.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Bill Kerby, Screenplay by Bo Goldman, Bill Kerby.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Aaron Russo, Marvin Worth.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Carroll Timothy O’Meara, Robert L. Wolfe.  Thinly veiled biography of Janis Joplin is also the screen debut…

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Ghostbusters (1984)

IVAN REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Alternate title:  Ghost Busters USA, 1984.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Producers Sales Organization, Delphi Films, Black Rhino Productions.  Screenplay by Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Ivan Reitman.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by John DeCuir.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by David E. Blewitt, Sheldon Kahn.   After three scientists…

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