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…

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The Pope Of Greenwich Village (1984)

STUART ROSENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1984.  United Artists.  Screenplay by Vincent Patrick, based on his novel.  Cinematography by John Bailey.  Produced by Gene Kirkwood, Hawk Koch.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Paul Sylbert.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by Robert Brown.   Great character study whose shoddy plotting and weak direction is overcome by two sterling…

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Analyze This (1999)

HAROLD RAMIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.    USA/Australia, 1999.  Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Baltimore Pictures, Spring Creek Productions, Face Productions, Tribeca Productions.  Story by Kenneth Lonergan, Peter Tolan, Screenplay by Peter Tolan, Harold Ramis, Kenneth Lonergan.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Jane Rosenthal, Paula Weinstein.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Aude Bronson-Howard.  Film Editing by…

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Splash (1984)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1984.  Touchstone Pictures.  Story by Brian Grazer, Screen story by Bruce Jay Friedman, Screenplay by Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Bruce Jay Friedman.  Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced by Brian Grazer.  Music by Lee Holdridge.  Production Design by Jack T. Collis.  Costume Design by May Routh.  Film Editing by Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill.   One of Ron…

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Someone To Watch Over Me (1987)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1987.  Columbia Pictures.  Screenplay by Howard Franklin.  Cinematography by Steven Poster.  Produced by Thierry de Ganay, Harold Schneider.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by James D. Bissell.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Claire Simpson. Above-average thriller that benefits from great chemistry between its stars and the visual ingenuity of director Ridley…

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Gloria (1999)

SIDNEY LUMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1999.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Eagle Point Production, Mandalay Entertainment.  Screenplay by Steve Antin, based on the screenplay by John Cassavetes.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Gary Foster, Lee Rich.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Dona Granata.  Film Editing by Tom Swartwout.   Sharon Stone‘s gutsy performance is the…

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Deathtrap (1982)

SIDNEY LUMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1982.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Jay Presson Allen, based on the play by Ira Levin.  Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak.  Produced by Burtt Harris.  Music by Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by Tony Walton.  Costume Design by Tony Walton.  Film Editing by Jack Fitzstephens.   Stagebound adaptation of Ira Levin’s play fails to open the plot up for film but…

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My Favourite Year (1982)

RICHARD BENJAMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1982.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Brooksfilms.  Story by Dennis Palumbo, Screenplay by Dennis Palumbo, Norman Steinberg.  Cinematography by Gerald Hirschfeld.  Produced by Michael Gruskoff.  Music by Ralph Burns.  Production Design by Charles Rosen.  Costume Design by May Routh.  Film Editing by Richard Chew.   Mark Linn-Baker stars as a young writer on a 1950s talk show who is recruited to babysit an…

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