Death Watch (1980)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Original Title: La Mort En Direct France/West Germany, 1980. Films A2, Gaumont International, Little Bear, Sara Films, Selta Films, Societe Francaise de Production, TV13 Filmproduktion. Screenplay by David Rayfiel, Bertrand Tavernier, Géza von Radványi, based on the novel by David Compton. Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn. Produced by…

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The Man In The Iron Mask (1998)

RANDALL WALLACE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1998.  United Artists.  Screenplay by Randall Wallace, based on the books Vingt Ans Apres and Le Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas pere. Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky.  Produced by Russell Smith, Randall Wallace.  Music by Nick Glennie-Smith.  Production Design by Anthony Pratt.  Costume Design by James Acheson.  Film Editing by William Hoy.   Leonardo DiCaprio‘s first film…

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Shining Through (1992)

DAVID SELTZER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 1992.  Twentieth Century Fox, Sandollar Productions, Peter V. Miller Investment Corp..  Screenplay by David Seltzer, based on the novel by Susan Isaacs.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont.  Produced by Carol Baum, Howard Rosenman.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Anthony Pratt.  Costume Design by Marit Allen.  Film Editing by Craig McKay.   This war drama provides…

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The Phantom Of The Opera (2004)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2004.  Warner Bros., Odyssey Entertainment, Really Useful Films, Scion Films.  Screenplay by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Joel Schumacher, based on the musical book by Andrew Lloyd Webber and the novel Le Fantome de L’Opera by Gaston Leroux.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber.  Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Stilgoe.  Production…

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The Good Thief (2002)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  France/United Kingdom/Ireland/Canada, 2002.  Alliance Atlantis Communications, Double Down Productions Ltd., Metropolitan Films, TNVO.  Screenplay by Neil Jordan, based on the screenplay Bob Le Flambeur by Auguste Le Breton and Jean-Pierre Melville.   Cinematography by Chris Menges.  Produced by Seaton McLean, John Wells, Stephen Woolley.   Music by Elliot Goldenthal.    Production Design by Anthony…

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The End Of The Affair (1999)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1999.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Neil Jordan, based on the novel by Graham Greene.Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by Neil Jordan, Stephen Woolley.   Music by Michael Nyman.   Production Design by Anthony Pratt.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Tony Lawson.  Academy Awards 1999.  Golden Globe Awards 1999.  New York…

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The Butcher Boy (1997)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  Ireland/USA, 1997.  Geffen Pictures.Screenplay by Neil Jordan, Pat McCabe, based on the novel by Pat McCabe.  Cinematography by Adrian Biddle.Produced by Redmond Morris, Stephen Woolley.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by Anthony Pratt.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Tony Lawson.  National Board of Review Awards 1998. Unappealing drama from Neil Jordan about…

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Michael Collins (1996)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom/Ireland/USA, 1996.  Warner Bros., Geffen Pictures.  Screenplay by Neil Jordan.  Cinematography by Chris Menges.Produced by Stephen Woolley.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by Anthony Pratt.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by J. Patrick Duffner, Tony Lawson.  Academy Awards 1996.  Golden Globe Awards 1996.  Toronto International Film Festival 1996. Beautifully photographed biopic by Neil Jordan…

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Zardoz (1974)

JOHN BOORMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1974.  John Boorman Productions.  Screenplay by John Boorman.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by John Boorman.  Music by David Munrow.  Production Design by Anthony Pratt.  Costume Design by Christel Kruse Boorman.  Film Editing by John Merritt.   One of the most bizarre entries in the science-fiction canon for many reasons, not the least of…

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Not Without My Daughter

BRIAN GILBERT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1991.  Pathé Entertainment, Ufland.  Screenplay by David W. Rintels, based on the book by Betty Mahmoody and William Hoffer.  Cinematography by Peter Hannan.  Produced by Harry J. Ufland, Mary Jane Ufland.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Anthony Pratt.  Costume Design by Nic Ede.  Film Editing by Ofer Bedarshi, Terry Rawlings.   This terrifying drama would be a…

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The End Of The Affair (1955)

EDWARD DMYTRYK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom, 1955.  Coronado Productions.  Screenplay by Lenore J. Coffee, based on the novel by Graham Greene.  Cinematography by Wilkie Cooper.  Produced by David Lewis.  Music by Benjamin Frankel.  Production Design by Donald M. Ashton.  Costume Design by Julia Squire.  Film Editing by Alan Osbiston.  Cannes Film Festival 1955. And you thought the remake was boring. Edward…

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Beyond Rangoon (1995)

JOHN BOORMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1995.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Alex Lasker, Bill Rubenstein.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by John Boorman, Eric Pleskow, Sean Ryerson, Barry Spikings.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Anthony Pratt.  Costume Design by Deborah Kramer.  Film Editing by Ron Davis.  Cannes Film Festival 1995. A lot of potential is…

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