Eaten Alive (1976)

TOBE HOOPER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1976.  Mars Productions Corporation.  Screenplay by Alvin L. Fast, Mardi Rustam, screen adaptation by Kim Henkel.  Cinematography by Robert Caramico.   Produced by Mardi Rustam.   Music by Wayne Bell, Tobe Hooper.   Production Design by Marshal Reed.   Costume Design by J. Mancbach-Fletcher, Greg Tittinger.   Film Editing by Michael…

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Nightbreed (1990)

CLIVE BARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  United Kingdom/Canada/USA, 1990.  Morgan Creek Entertainment, Seraphim Films.  Screenplay by Clive Barker, based on his novel Cabal.  Cinematography by Robin Vidgeon.  Produced by Gabriella Martinelli, Mark Alan Miller.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Steve Hardie.  Costume Design by Ann Hollowood.  Film Editing by Mark Goldblatt,…

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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)

OL PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Legendary Entertainment, Universal.  Story by Richard Curtis, Ol Parker, Catherine Johnson, Screenplay by Ol Parker, based on a conception by Judy Craymer from the stage musical by Catherine Johnson.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Judy Craymer, Gary Goetzman.  Music by Benny Andersson, Anne Dudley, Bjorn Ulvaeus.  Production Design…

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The Opposite Sex (1956)

DAVID MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1956.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Fay Kanin, Michael Kanin, based on the play The Women by Clare Boothe Luce.  Cinematography by Robert J. Bronner.  Produced by Joe Pasternak.  Music by George Stoll, Robert Van Eps.  Production Design by Daniel B. Cathcart, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by John McSweeney Jr..  Golden Globe Awards 1956.  …

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How The West Was Won (1962)

JOHN FORD, HENRY HATHAWAY, GEORGE MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1962.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Cinerama Productions Corp..  Screenplay by James R. Webb, suggested by his Life Magazine series “How The West Was Won”.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels, Milton R. Krasner, Charles Lang, Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Bernard Smith.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by George W. Davis, William Ferrari,…

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The Seven Year Itch (1955)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1955.  Charles K. Feldman Group, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, George Axelrod, based on the play by George Axelrod.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Charles K. Feldman, Billy Wilder.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Travilla.  Film Editing by Hugh S. Fowler.  Golden…

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Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1956.  Walter Wanger Productions.  Screenplay by Daniel Mainwaring, based on the Collier’s magazine serial by Jack Finney.  Cinematography by Ellsworth Fredericks.  Produced by Walter Mirisch, Walter Wanger.  Music by Carmen Dragon.  Production Design by Ted Haworth.  Film Editing by Robert S. Eisen. The original invasion! Kevin McCarthy is enjoying his perfectly normal suburban life until he realizes…

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Marjorie Morningstar (1958)

IRVING RAPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 1958.  Beachwold Productions.  Screenplay by Everett Freeman, based on the novel by Herman Wouk.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Milton Sperling.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Malcolm C. Bert.  Costume Design by Howard Shoup.  Film Editing by Folmar Blangsted.  Academy Awards 1958. Fans of the two leads are the only people…

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The Big Heat (1953)

FRITZ LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1953.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Sydney Boehm, based on a Saturday Evening Post serial article by William P. McGivern.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Robert Arthur.  Music by Henry Vars.  Production Design by Robert Peterson.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Charles Nelson.  Superb film noir that shows the genre at…

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Road To Bali

HAL WALKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1952.  Paramount Pictures, Bing Crosby Productions, Hope Enterprises.  Story by Frank Butler, Harry Tugend, Screenplay by Frank Butler, Hal Kanter, William Morrow.  Cinematography by George Barnes.  Produced by Harry Tugend.  Music by Joseph J. Lilley.  Production Design by J. McMillan Johnson, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Archie Marshek.   Bing Crosby and Bob Hope reunite for…

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The War Of The Worlds (1953)

BYRON HASKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1953.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Barre Lyndon, based on the novel by H.G. Wells.  Cinematography by George Barnes.  Produced by George Pal.  Music by Leith Stevens.  Production Design by Albert Nozaki, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Everett Douglas.  Academy Awards 1953.   The original invasion! Following the stultifying radio show performed by…

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The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1956.  Paramount Pictures, Filwite Productions. Screenplay by John Michael Hayes, based on a story by Charles Bennett, D.B. Wyndham-Lewis.  Cinematography by Robert Burks.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.   Production Design by Henry Bumstead, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by George Tomasini.  Academy Awards 1956.  Cannes Film Festival 1956.  …

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