The Angel Levine (1970)

JAN KADAR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1970. Belafonte Enterprises. Screenplay by Bill Gunn, Ronald Ribman, based on a story by Bernard Malamud. Cinematography by Richard C. Kratina. Produced by Chiz Schultz. Music by Zdenek Liska. Production Design by George Jenkins. Costume Design by Domingo A. Rodriguez. Film Editing by Carl Lerner. Zero…

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The Model and The Marriage Broker (1951)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1951.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Walter Reisch, Richard L. Breen.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Charles Brackett.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by John DeCuir, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Renie.  Film Editing by Robert L. Simpson. Thelma…

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Hollywood On Trial (1976)

DAVID HELPERN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1976.  Cinema Associates.  Screenplay by Arnie Reisman.  Cinematography by Barry Abrams.  Produced by James C. Gutman.  Film Editing by Frank Galvin.   The period of the Hollywood Blacklist is one of the ugliest eras of American political history, and certainly not something that, in retrospect, recommends the film industry as a moral force….

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Watership Down (1978)

MARTIN ROSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1978.  Nepenthe Productions, Watership Productions.  Screenplay by Martin Rosen, based on the novel by Richard Adams.  Produced by Martin Rosen.  Music by Angela Morley.  Film Editing by Terry Rawlings.   This animated film is about a small group of rabbits who have been told by their seer that their warren is…

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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (1966)

RICHARD LESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1966.  Melvin Frank Production.  Screenplay by Melvin Frank, Michael Pertwee, based on the musical book by Burt Shevelove, Larry Gelbart, from the play by Titus Maccius Plautus.  Cinematography by Nicolas Roeg.  Produced by Melvin Frank.    Music by Stephen Sondheim, Ken Thorne.   Production Design by Tony Walton.     Costume Design by…

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The Front (1976)

MARTIN RITT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1976.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Devon/Persky-Bright, Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions, Martin Ritt Productions, Persky-Bright Productions, Rollins-Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Walter Bernstein.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by Martin Ritt.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Charles Bailey.  Costume Design by Ruth Morley.  Film Editing by Sidney Levin.   This was one of…

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The Producers (1967)

MEL BROOKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1967.   Crossbow Productions, Springtime Productions, U-M Productions.   Screenplay by Mel Brooks.   Cinematography by Joseph F. Coffey.   Produced by Sidney Glazier.   Music by John Morris.   Production Design by Charles Rosen.   Costume Design by Gene Coffin.   Film Editing by Ralph Rosenblum.    Zero Mostel plays a failing Broadway producer…

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