The Candidate (1972)

MICHAEL RITCHIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1972.  Redford-Ritchie Productions, Wildwood Enterprises.  Screenplay by Jeremy Larner.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Walter Coblenz.  Music by John Rubinstein.  Production Design by Gene Callahan.  Costume Design by Patricia Norris.  Film Editing by Robert Estrin, Richard A. Harris.  Academy Awards 1972.  National Board of Review Awards 1972.   Terrific political satire that takes place…

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A Civil Action (1998)

STEVEN ZAILLIAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  Touchstone Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Jonathan Harr.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by Rachel Pfeffer, Robert Redford, Scott Rudin.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film Editing by Wayne Wahrman.  Academy Awards 1998.  Golden Globe…

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The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)

ROBERT REDFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1988.  Esparza, Universal Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises. Screenplay by John Nichols, David S. Ward, based on the novel by John Nichols.  Cinematography by Robbie Greenberg.  Produced by Moctesuma Esparza, Robert Redford.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Joe Aubel, Thomas L. Roysden.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Dede Allen,…

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Lions For Lambs (2007)

ROBERT REDFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2007.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United Artists, Wildwood Enterprises, Brat Na Pont Productions, Andell Entertainment, Cruise/Wagner Productions.  Screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Tracy Falco, Andrew Hauptman, Robert Redford.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Jan Roelfs.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by…

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The Horse Whisperer (1998)

ROBERT REDFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1998.  Touchstone Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises.  Screenplay by Eric Roth, Richard LaGravenese, based on the novel by Nick Evans.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Patrick Markey, Robert Redford.  Music by Thomas Newman, Gwil Owen.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Judy L. Ruskin.  Film Editing by Hank Corwin, Freeman A….

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Quiz Show (1994)

ROBERT REDFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1994.  Baltimore Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises.  Screenplay by Paul Attanasio, based on the book Remembering America: A Voice From The Sixties by Richard N. Goodwin.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.   Produced by Michael Jacobs, Julian Krainin, Michael Nozik, Robert Redford. Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Kathy O’Rear.  Film…

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A River Runs Through It (1992)

ROBERT REDFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1992.  Allied Filmmakers, Wildwood Enterprises.  Screenplay by Richard Friedenberg, based on the story by Norman Maclean.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Patrick Markey, Amalia Mato, Robert Redford.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Kathy O’Rear, Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Robert Estrin, Lynzee Klingman.  Academy Awards 1992.  Golden Globe Awards…

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All The President’s Men (1976)

ALAN J. PAKULA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1976.  Warner Bros., Wildwood Enterprises.  Screenplay by William Goldman, based on the book by Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Walter Coblenz.  Music by David Shire.  Production Design by George Jenkins.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Robert L. Wolfe.  Academy Awards 1976.  Golden Globe Awards 1976.  National Board of…

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The Electric Horseman (1979)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1979.  Wildwood Enterprises.  Screen story by Paul Gaer, Robert Garland, Screenplay by Robert Garland, from a story by Shelly Burton.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.  Produced by Ray Stark.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Sheldon Kahn.  Academy Awards 1979.   Enjoyable drama that succeeds…

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Three Days Of The Condor (1975)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1975.  Wildwood Enterprises.  Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr., David Rayfiel, based on the novel Six Days Of The Condor by James Grady.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.  Produced by Stanley Schneider.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by Don Guidice.  Academy Awards 1975.  Golden Globe…

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The American President

ROB REINER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.   Rob Reiner scores high points with this delightful romantic comedy fuelled by a brilliant script by Aaron Sorkin (later the writer and creator of television’s The West Wing). President Michael Douglas has to juggle a career and a personal life when he finds himself smitten with the lobbyist (Annette Bening)…

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King Of The Hill (1993)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1993.  Wildwood Enterprises, Bona Fide Productions.  Screenplay by Steven Soderbergh, based on the memoir by A.E. Hotchner.  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by Albert Berger, Barbara Maltby, Ron Yerxa.  Music by Cliff Martinez.  Production Design by Gary Frutkoff.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Steven Soderbergh.  Cannes Film Festival 1993. Subtle, beautifully-made Steven Soderbergh drama about…

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