Short Eyes (1977)

ROBERT M. YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1977.  Screenplay by Miguel Pinero, based on his play. Cinematography by Peter Sova. Produced by Lewis Harris, Robert M. Young. Music by Curtis Mayfield.  Production Design by Joe Babas. Costume Design by Paul Martino. Film Editing by Edward Beyer. Miguel Pineyro’s Tony-nominated play, based on his own experiences behind bars, is adapted to…

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Marathon Man

BBBB (out of 5) John Schlesinger’s thriller about paranoia and fear is a great way to entertain yourself: at the same time gripping and yet also ridiculous, it’s a taut action thriller with a far-fetched plot that only makes it more enjoyable.  Dustin Hoffman plays an obsessive runner who is living in the shadow of his…

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All That Jazz

BBBB (out of 5) Bob Fosse takes the cinematic spectacle of big-budget musicals and uses them to look inward, creating his own 8 1/2 in which Roy Scheider, as a fictionalized and far sexier version of Fosse himself, tries to balance work, life and womanizing to the ever increasing detriment of his health.  Working on a…

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