Across 110th Street (1973)

BARRY SHEAR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1973. Film Guarantors. Screenplay by Luther Davis, based on the novel Across 110th by Wally Ferris. Cinematography by Jack Priestley. Produced by Fouad Said, Ralph B. Sharpe. Music by J.J. Johnson. Production Design by Perry Watkins. Costume Design by Joseph Fretwell III. Film Editing by Byron…

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Nothing But A Man (1964)

MICHAEL ROEMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1964.  DuArt Film and Video, Nothing But a Man Company.  Screenplay by Michael Roemer, Robert M. Young.  Cinematography by Robert M. Young.  Produced by Michael Roemer, Robert Rubin, Robert M. Young.  Costume Design by Nancy Ruffing.  Film Editing by Luke Bennett.   This wonderfully honest, low-budget film tells of an Alabama highway worker (Ivan…

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Live And Let Die (1973)

GUY HAMILTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1973.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Tom Mankiewicz, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by George Martin.  Production Design by Syd Cain.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Bert Bates, Raymond Poulton, John Shirley.   Roger Moore makes his…

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The Running Man (1987)

PAUL MICHAEL GLASER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1987.  Braveworld Productions, Home Box Office (HBO), Keith Barish Productions, TAFT Entertainment Pictures.  Screenplay by Steven E. de Souza, based on the novel by Stephen King.  Cinematography by Thomas Del Ruth.  Produced by George Linder, Tim Zinnemann.  Music by Harold Faltermeyer.  Production Design by Jack T. Collis.  Costume Design by Robert Blackman.  Film Editing…

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Alien (1979)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1979.  Brandywine Productions, Twentieth Century-Fox Productions.  Story by Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett, Screenplay by Dan O’Bannon.  Cinematography by Derek Vanlint.  Produced by Gordon Carroll, David Giler, Walter Hill.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Michael Seymour.  Costume Design by John Mollo.  Film Editing by David Crowther, Terry Rawlings, Peter Weatherley.   In space, no…

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The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1968.  The Mirisch Corporation, Simkoe, Solar Productions.  Screenplay by Alan Trustman.  Cinematography by Haskell Wexler.  Produced by Norman Jewison.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Robert F. Boyle.  Costume Design by Theadora Van Runkle.  Film Editing by Hal Ashby, Byron ‘Buzz’ Brandt, Ralph E. Winters.   Steve McQueen plays a business tycoon who is so…

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Midnight Run (1988)

MARTIN BREST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1988.  Universal Pictures, City Light Films.  Screenplay by George Gallo.  Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin.  Produced by Martin Brest.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Angelo P. Graham.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Chris Lebenzon, Michael Tronick, Billy Weber.   This is a film that successfully merges action, comedy, and even a…

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Two If By Sea (1996)

BILL BENNETT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 1996.  Morgan Creek Entertainment.  Story by Denis Leary, Mike Armstrong, Ann Lembeck, Screenplay by Denis Leary, Mike Armstrong. Cinematography by Andrew Lesnie.  Produced by James G. Robinson.  Music by Nick Glennie-Smith, Paddy Moloney.  Production Design by David Chapman.  Costume Design by Olga Dimitrov.  Film Editing by Bruce Green.   Sandra Bullock hits a very low…

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