Sadie McKee (1934)

CLARENCE BROWN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. USA, 1934. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by John Meehan, based on a story by Vina Delmar. Cinematography by Oliver T. Marsh. Produced by Lawrence Weingarten. Music by William Axt. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume Design by Adrian. Film Editing by Hugh Wynn. Joan Crawford is once again the…

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Mannequin (1937)

FRANK BORZAGE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. USA, 1937. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by Lawrence Hazard, based on the story by Katharine Brush. Cinematography by George J. Folsey. Produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Music by Edward Ward. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume Design by Adrian. Film Editing by Fredrick Y. Smith. Academy Awards 1938.   …

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Possessed (1931)

CLARENCE BROWN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5. USA, 1931. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by Lenore J. Coffee, based on the play by Edgar Selwyn. Cinematography by Oliver T. Marsh. Produced by Clarence Brown. Music by Charles Maxwell. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume Design by Adrian. Film Editing by William LeVanway. Joan Crawford has at this…

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Our Modern Maidens (1929)

JACK CONWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5. USA, 1929. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Story and continuity by Josephine Lovett, titles by Marian Ainslee, Ruth Cummings. Cinematography by Oliver T. Marsh. Produced by Jack Conway, Hunt Stromberg. Music by Arthur Lange. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume Design by Adrian. Film Editing by Sam Zimbalist. The success of…

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The Unknown (1927)

TOD BROWNING Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1927.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Tod Browning, scenario by Waldemar Young, titles by Joseph Farnham, based on the novel by Mary Roberts Rinehart.   Cinematography by Merritt B. Gerstad.  Music by Jack Feinberg, Sam Feinberg. Production Design by Richard Day, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Lucia Coulter.  Film…

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Our Dancing Daughters (1928)

HARRY BEAUMONT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. USA, 1928. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Story and scenario by Josephine Lovett, titles by Marian Ainslee, Ruth Cummings. Cinematography by George Barnes. Produced by Hunt Stromberg. Music by William Axt. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume Design by David Cox. Film Editing by William Hamilton. Academy Awards 1928/1929. The film…

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Death Line (1972)

GARY SHERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Alternate Title: Raw Meat United Kingdom, 1972.  Harbor Ventures, K-L Productions.   Story by Gary Sherman, Screenplay by Ceri Jones.   Cinematography by Alex Thomson.   Produced by Paul Maslansky.   Music by Wil Malone, Jeremy Rose.   Production Design by Denis Gordon-Orr.   Film Editing by Geoffrey Foot.  Two students getting off…

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The Driller Killer (1979)

ABEL FERRARA Bil’s rating (out of 5): B. USA, 1979. Navaron Films. Screenplay by Nicholas St. John. Cinematography by Ken Kelsch. Produced by Arthur Weisberg. Music by Joe Delia. Film Editing by Bonnie Constant, Michael Constant, Abel Ferrara, Orlando Gallini. Abel Ferrara made his way into feature filmmaking with this dull and uninspired horror feature…

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Rabid (1977)

DAVID CRONENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. Canada, 1977. Canadian Film Development Corporation, Cinema Entertainment Enterprises, Cinépix Film Properties, Dunning/Link/Reitman Productions, Famous Players. Screenplay by David Cronenberg. Cinematography by René Verzier. Produced by John Dunning. Music by Ivan Reitman. Production Design by Claude Marchand. Costume Design by Erla Gliserman. Film Editing by Jean LaFleur….

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The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

WES CRAVEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.    USA, 1977.  Blood Relations Company.  Screenplay by Wes Craven.  Cinematography by Eric Saarinen.  Produced by Peter Locke.  Music by Don Peake.  Production Design by Robert A. Burns.  Costume Design by Joanne Jaffe.  Film Editing by Wes Craven. A family of six (plus infant daughter) are travelling…

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The Witch Who Came From The Sea (1976)

MATT CIMBER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. USA, 1976. Screenplay by Robert Thom. Cinematography by Ken Gibb. Produced by Matt Cimber. Music by Herschel Burke Gilbert. Costume Design by Caroline Davis. Film Editing by Bud Warner. Millie Perkins lives in a quiet seaside town, working as a waitress in a bar and spending her…

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Shivers (1975)

DAVID CRONENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. Alternate Title: They Came From Within Canada, 1975. Cinépix Film Properties, DAL Productions, Canadian Film Development Corporation. Screenplay by David Cronenberg. Cinematography by Robert Saad. Produced by Ivan Reitman. Music by Ivan Reitman. Production Design by Erla Gliserman. Film Editing by Patrick Dodd. David Cronenberg makes his…

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