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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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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My Bloody Valentine (1981)

GEORGE MIHALKA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Canada, 1981.  Canadian Film Development Corporation, Famous Players, Secret Films.   Story concept by Stephen A. Miller, Screenplay by John Beaird.  Cinematography by Rodney Gibbons.  Produced by John Dunning, André Link, Stephen A. Miller.  Music by Paul Zaza. Production Design by Veronica Hadfield.  Costume Design by Susan Hall. …

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The Brood (1979)

DAVID CRONENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Canada, 1979.  Canadian Film Development Corporation, Elgin International Films Ltd., Mutual Productions Ltd., Victor Solnicki Productions.  Screenplay by David Cronenberg.   Cinematography by Mark Irwin.  Produced by Claude Heroux.  Music by Howard Shore.    Production Design by Carol Spier.  Costume Design by Delphine White.  Film Editing by Alan…

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The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz (1974)

TED KOTCHEFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada, 1974.  Astral Bellevue Pathé, Canadian Film Development Corporation, Duddy Kravitz Syndicate, Famous Players, International Cinemedia Center, United Welco.  Screenplay by Mordecai Richler, adaptation by Lionel Chetwynd, based on the novel by Mordecai Richler.  Cinematography by Brian West.  Produced by John Kemeny.  Production Design by Anne Pritchard.  Costume Design by Louise Jobin, Francois Laplante,…

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Lies My Father Told Me (1975)

JAN KADAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5. Canada, 1975.  Canadian Film Development Corporation, Pentacle VIII Productions, Pentimento Productions.  Story and Screenplay by Ted Allan.  Cinematography by Arpad Makay, Paul Van der Linden.  Produced by Anthony Bedrich, Harry Gulkin.  Music by Sol Kaplan.  Production Design by Michel Proulx.  Costume Design by Francois Barbeau.  Film Editing by Edward Beyer, Richard Marks.   Loveable charmer based…

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Atlantic City (1980)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Canada/France, 1980.  International Cinema Corporation, Canadian Film Development Corporation, Cine-Neighbor, Selta Films, Famous Players Limited.  Screenplay by John Guare.  Cinematography by Richard Ciupka.  Produced by Denis Heroux, John Kemeny.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Anne Pritchard.  Costume Design by Francois Barbeau.  Film Editing by Suzanne Baron.   Excellent drama directed by Louis Malle, in which…

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Meatballs (1979)

IVAN REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada, 1979.  Canadian Film Development Corporation, Famous Players, Haliburton Films, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Len Blum, Daniel Goldberg, Janis Allen, Harold Ramis.  Cinematography by Donald Wilder.  Produced by Daniel Goldberg.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by David Orin Charles.  Costume Design by Judith R. Gellman.  Film Editing by Debra Karen. It’s hard to imagine a decade’s…

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Black Christmas (1974)

BOB CLARK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Canada, 1974.  Film Funding Ltd. of Canada, Vision IV, Canadian Film Development Corporation, Famous Players.  Screenplay by Roy Moore.  Cinematography by Reginald H. Morris.  Produced by Bob Clark.  Music by Carl Zittrer.  Production Design by Karen Bromley.  Costume Design by Debi Weldon.  Film Editing by Stan Cole.   The original chiller that popularized the murder-by-numbers plots of gorier films…

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Videodrome (1983)

DAVID CRONENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Canada, 1983.  Filmplan International, Guardian Trust Company, Canadian Film Development Corporation, Famous Players Limited.  Screenplay by David Cronenberg.  Cinematography by Mark Irwin.  Produced by Claude Heroux. Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Carol Spier.  Costume Design by Delphine White.  Film Editing by Ronald Sanders.  Podcast:  My Criterions.   Early David Cronenberg feature that has been credited…

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Murder By Decree (1979)

BOB CLARK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Alternate title:  Sherlock Holmes And Saucy Jack United Kingdom/Canada, 1979.  Canadian Film Development Corporation, Famous Players, Highlight, Murder by Decree Productions.  Screenplay by John Hopkins, based on the book The Ripper File by Elwyn Jones, John Lloyd, from characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle.  Cinematography by Reginald H. Morris.  Produced by Bob Clark, Rene…

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