The Gauntlet (1977)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1977. Warner Bros., The Malpaso Company. Screenplay by Michael Butler, Dennis Shryack. Cinematography by Rexford L. Metz. Produced by Robert Daley. Music by Jerry Fielding. Production Design by Allen E. Smith. Costume Design by Glenn Wright. Film Editing by Joel Cox, Ferris Webster. Director and star…

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Family Plot (1976)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1976.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Ernest Lehman, based on the novel The Rainbird Pattern by Victor Canning.  Cinematography by Leonard J. South.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by J. Terry Williams.   A wealthy dowager (Cathleen Nesbitt) enlists her psychic (Barbara…

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Rollercoaster (1977)

JAMES GOLDSTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1977.  Universal Pictures.  Story by Sanford Sheldon, Richard Levinson, William Link, Screenplay by Richard Levinson, William Link, suggested by a story by Tommy Cook.  Cinematography by David M. Walsh.  Produced by Jennings Lang.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Burton Miller.  Film Editing by Edward A. Biery, Richard M. Sprague….

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The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

ELAINE MAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1972.  Palomar Pictures.  Story by Bruce Jay Friedman, Screenplay by Neil Simon.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.  Produced by Edgar J. Scherick.  Music by Garry Sherman.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Anthea Sylbert.  Film Editing by John Carter.   Without a doubt one of the funniest movies ever made. Charles Grodin is magnificent as…

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Nuts (1987)

MARTIN RITT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1987.  Warner Bros., Barwood Films.  Screenplay by Tom Topor, Darryl Ponicsan, Alvin Sargent, based on the play by Tom Topor.  Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak.  Produced by Barbra Streisand.  Music by Barbra Streisand.  Production Design by Joel Schiller.  Costume Design by Joe I. Tompkins.  Film Editing by Sidney Levin.   Barbra Streisand has no end of fun chewing up…

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The Paper (1994)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1994.  Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment.  Screenplay by David Koepp, Stephen Koepp.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by Brian Grazer, Frederick Zollo.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Todd Hallowell.  Costume Design by Rita Ryack.  Film Editing by Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill.   Michael Keaton is excellent as a tabloid reporter whose one twenty-four hour day is…

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Cyrano De Bergerac (1950)

MICHAEL GORDON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1950.  Stanley Kramer Productions.  Screenplay by Carl Foreman, based on the play by Edmond Rostand, translated by Brian Hooker.  Cinematography by Franz Planer.  Produced by Stanley Kramer.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Rudolph Sternad.  Costume Design by Joe King, Dorothy Jeakins.  Film Editing by Harry W. Gerstad.   Although this adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s everlastingly…

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Vice-Versa (1988)

BRIAN GILBERT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1988.  Columbia Pictures Corporation. Screenplay by Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, based on the novel by F. Anstey.  Cinematography by King Baggot.  Produced by Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais.  Music by David Shire.  Production Design by James L. Schoppe.  Costume Design by Jay Hurley.  Film Editing by David Garfield.   At some point in the…

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The Stepford Wives (1975)

BRYAN FORBES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1975.  Palomar Pictures, Fadsin Cinema Associates.  Screenplay by William Goldman, based on the novel by Ira Levin.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.  Produced by Edgar J. Scherick.  Music by Michael Small.  Production Design by Gene Callahan.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by Timothy Gee. Ira Levin’s creepy novel reaches the screen with mixed…

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Network (1976)

SIDNEY LUMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1976.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.  Produced by Howard Gottfried.  Music by Elliot Lawrence.  Production Design by Philip Rosenberg.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Alan Heim.   Riveting look at television news media, starring Peter Finch as an anchorman whose waning ratings prompt his bosses to fire him. His…

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Hollywood Canteen (1944)

DELMER DAVES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1944.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Delmer Daves.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Produced by Alex Gottlieb.  Music by Leo F. Forbstein, Ray Heindorf.  Production Design by Leo K. Kuter.  Costume Design by Milo Anderson.  Film Editing by Christian Nyby.   War propaganda has never been as shameless as in this endless bore. The film takes place…

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