Evil Under The Sun (1982)

GUY HAMILTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom, 1982. EMI Films, Titan Productions, Mersham Productions Ltd.. Screenplay by Anthony Shaffer, based on the novel by Agatha Christie. Cinematography by Christopher Challis. Produced by John Brabourne, Richard Goodwin. Music by John Lanchbery. Production Design by Elliot Scott. Costume Design by Anthony Powell. Film Editing…

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Pirates (1986)

ROMAN POLANSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  France/Tunisia, 1986.  Carthago Films S.a.r.l., Accent Films, Cominco.  Screenplay by Gerard Brach, Roman Polanski, from a screenplay by John Brownjohn.  Cinematography by Witold Sobocinski.  Produced by Tarak Ben Ammar.  Music by Philippe Sarde.  Production Design by Pierre Guffroy.  Costume Design by Anthony Powell.  Film Editing by Herve de Luze, William Reynolds.   Roman Polanski was possibly looking…

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Sorcerer (1977)

WILLIAM FRIEDKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1977.  Film Properties International N.V., Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Walon Green, based on the novel The Wages of Fear by Georges Arnaud.  Cinematography by Dick Bush, John M. Stephens.  Produced by William Friedkin.  Music by Tangerine Dream.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Anthony Powell.  Film Editing by Robert K. Lambert, Bud S….

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Miss Potter (2006)

CHRIS NOONAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2006.  Phoenix Pictures, UK Film Council, Grosvenor Park Media, BBC Films, Isle of Man Film.  Screenplay by Richard Maltby Jr..  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by David Kirschner, Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Corey Sienaga, David Thwaites.  Music by Nigel Westlake.  Production Design by Martin Childs.  Costume Design by Anthony Powell.  Film Editing by Robin…

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Ishtar (1987)

ELAINE MAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1987.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Delphi V Productions. Screenplay by Elaine May.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Warren Beatty.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Paul Sylbert.  Costume Design by Anthony Powell.  Film Editing by Richard P. Cirincione, William Reynolds, Stephen A. Rotter.   Those expecting this movie to have unfairly garnered its reputation…

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102 Dalmatians (2000)

KEVIN LIMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2000.  Cruella Productions, Kanzaman S.A.M., Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Kristen Buckley, Brian Regan, Screenplay by Kristen Buckley, Brian Regan, Bob Tzudiker, Noni White, based on the novel The One Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith.  Cinematography by Adrian Biddle, Roger Pratt.  Produced by Edward S. Feldman.  Music by…

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Papillon (1973)

FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/France, 1973.  Corona-General.  Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, Lorenzo Semple Jr., based on the book by Henri Charriere.  Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp.  Produced by Robert Dorfmann, Franklin J. Schaffner.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Anthony Masters.  Costume Design by Anthony Powell.  Film Editing by Robert Swink.   Another prison movie for Steve McQueen, and…

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101 Dalmatians (1996)

STEPHEN HEREK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 1996.  Walt Disney Pictures, Wizzer Productions, Great Oaks Entertainment.  Screenplay by John Hughes, based on the novel by Dodie Smith.  Cinematography by Adrian Biddle.  Produced by John Hughes, Ricardo Mestres.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Assheton Gorton.  Costume Design by Rosemary Burrows, Anthony Powell.  Film Editing by Trudy Ship.   Boring, unnecessarily heavy adaptation of…

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Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (1989)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1989.  Paramount Pictures, Lucasfilm.  Story by George Lucas, Menno Meyjes, Screenplay by Jeffrey Boam, based on characters created by George Lucas, Philip Kaufman.  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Robert Watts.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Costume Design by Joanna Johnston, Anthony Powell.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.   Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford)…

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Hook (1991)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1991.  Amblin Entertainment, TriStar Pictures. Screen story by James V. Hart, Nick Castle, Screenplay by James V. Hart, Malia Scotch Marmo, based on the play and books by J.M. Barrie.  Cinematography by Dean Cundey.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Gerald R. Molen.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Norman Garwood.  Costume…

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Death On The Nile (1978)

JOHN GUILLERMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. United Kingdom, 1978.  Mersham Productions Ltd..  Screenplay by Anthony Shaffer, based on the novel by Agatha Christie.  Cinematography by Jack Cardiff.   Produced by John Brabourne, Richard B. Goodwin.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Peter Murton.  Costume Design by Anthony Powell.  Film Editing by Malcolm Cooke.   Like Murder On The Orient Express before it, this…

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Ragtime (1981)

MILOS FORMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1981.  Dino De Laurentiis Company, Sunley Productions Ltd..  Screenplay by Michael Weller, based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow.  Cinematography by Miroslav Ondricek.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by John Graysmark.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by Anne V. Coates, Antony Gibbs, Stanley Warnow.   This Milos…

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