Eureka (1983)

NICOLAS ROEG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 1983.  JF Productions, Recorded Picture Company, Sunley Productions Ltd..  Screenplay by Paul Mayersberg, based on the book by Marshall Houts.  Cinematography by Alex Thomson.  Produced by Jeremy Thomas.  Music by Stanley Myers.  Production Design by Michael Seymour.  Costume Design by Marit Allen.  Film Editing by Tony Lawson. Gene Hackman is determined to find gold…

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Blue Sky (1994)

TONY RICHARDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1994.  Heathrow Productions, Orion Pictures.  Story by Rama Laurie Stagner, Screenplay by Rama Laurie Stagner, Arlene Sarner, Jerry Leichtling.  Cinematography by Steve Yaconelli.  Produced by Robert H. Solo.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Timian Alsaker.  Costume Design by Jane Robinson.  Film Editing by Robert K. Lambert.  Academy Awards 1994.  Golden Globe Awards 1994.   Jessica…

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Trekkies

ROGER NYGARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1997.  NEO Motion Pictures.  Cinematography by Harris Done.  Produced by W.K. Border.  Music by J.J. Holiday,Billy Sullivan, Walter Werzowa, Jimmie Wood.  Film Editing by Roger Nygard.    Las Vegas Film Critics Awards 1999.   Captivating documentary hosted by former Star Trek: The Next Generation cast member Denise Crosby, who investigates the…

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Days Of Heaven (1978)

TERRENCE MALICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.   USA, 1978.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Terrence Malick.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros.  Produced by Bert Schneider, Harold Schneider.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Jack Fisk.  Costume Design by Patricia Norris.  Film Editing by Billy Weber.  Academy Awards 1978.  Cannes Film Festival 1979.  Golden Globe Awards 1978.  New York Film Critics Awards 1978.   Every single frame…

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Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)

GEORGE ROY HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1969.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Campanile Productions, Newman-Foreman Company.  Screenplay by William Goldman.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by John Foreman.  Music by Burt Bacharach.  Production Design by Philip M. Jefferies, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by John C. Howard, Richard C. Meyer.  Academy Awards 1969.  Golden Globe…

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Footloose (1984)

HERBERT ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1984.  Paramount Pictures, IndieProd Company Productions.  Screenplay by Dean Pitchford.  Cinematography by Ric Waite.  Produced by Lewis J. Rachmil, Craig Zadan.  Music by Becky Mancuso-Winding, Miles Goodman.  Production Design by Ron Hobbs.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Paul Hirsch.  Academy Awards 1984.  Golden Globe Awards 1984.   Kevin Bacon leaves the big city of Chicago and…

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The Electric Horseman

BBB (out of 5) Enjoyable drama that succeeds mostly because of the terrific chemistry between its two attractive leads. Robert Redford stars as a former rodeo champion who is now as famous for promoting a nationally popular cereal brand as he is for showing up at PR functions drunk and disoriented. When he discovers that his…

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The Party (1968)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1968.  The Mirisch Corporation.  Story by Blake Edwards, Screenplay by Blake Edwards, Tom Waldman, Frank Waldman.  Cinematography by Lucien Ballard.  Produced by Blake Edwards.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Fernando Carrere.  Costume Design by Jack Bear.  Film Editing by Ralph E. Winters.   Yet another one-joke “concept” comedy from director Blake Edwards. Peter…

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In The Heat Of The Night (1967)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1967.  The Mirisch Corporation.  Screenplay by Stirling Silliphant, based on the novel by John Ball.  Cinematography by Haskell Wexler.  Produced by Walter Mirisch.  Music by Quincy Jones.  Production Design by Paul Groesse.  Costume Design by Alan Levine.  Film Editing by Hal Ashby.  Academy Awards 1967.  Golden Globe Awards 1967.   One of the best mysteries ever filmed, this…

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Fried Green Tomatoes

BBBB.5 (out of 5) This marvelous journey had its inception in Fannie Flagg’s deliciously Southern novel Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe. From there it made the transition to the big screen with its deeply sympathetic characters and enjoyably sentimental situations intact. Films like Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and How To…

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