The Dirty Dozen (1967)

ROBERT ALDRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1967.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, MKH, Seven Arts Productions.  Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson, Lukas Heller, based on the novel by E.M. Nathanson.  Cinematography by Edward Scaife.  Produced by Kenneth Hyman.  Music by Frank De Vol.  Production Design by William Hutchinson.  Film Editing by Michael Luciano. It’s 1944 and…

Rate this:

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)

MARK HARTLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom/Israel/Australia/USA, 2014.  Fury Productions, RatPac Documentary Films, XYZ Films.  Screenplay by Mark Hartley.  Cinematography by Garry Richards.  Produced by Veronica Fury, James Packer, Brett Ratner.  Music by Jamie Blanks.  Film Editing by Jamie Blanks, Sara Edwards, Mark Hartley.  Toronto International Film Festival 2014. They’re described as the Weinstein Brothers except without any taste, which should…

Rate this:

The Sandpiper (1965)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1965.  Filmways Pictures, Venice Productions.  Story by Martin Ransohoff, adaptation by Irene Kemp, Louis Kamp, screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, Michael Wilson.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Martin Ransohoff.  Music by Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Urie McCleary.  Costume Design by Irene Sharaff.  Film Editing by David Bretherton.   Bohemian artist…

Rate this:

Jubal (1956)

DELMER DAVES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1956.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Russell S. Hughes, Delmer Daves, based on the novel by Paul Wellman.  Cinematography by Charles Lawton Jr..  Produced by William Fadiman.  Music by David Raksin.  Production Design by Carl Anderson.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Al Clark. Glenn Ford shows up near death on a sprawling ranch…

Rate this:

The Magnificent Seven (1960)

JOHN STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1960.  The Mirisch Company, Alpha Productions, Alpha.  Screenplay by William Roberts, based on the screenplay Shichinin No Samurai by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by John Sturges.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Edward Fitzgerald.  Film Editing by Ferris Webster.   Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai is remade for the…

Rate this:

Red Sun (1971)

TERENCE YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Soleil Rouge France/Italy/Spain, 1971.  Les Films Corona, Oceania Produzioni Internazionali Cinematografiche, Producciones Balcázar S.A..  Story by Laird Koenig, Dialogue by Gerald Devries, adaptation by Denne Bart Petitclerc, William Roberts, Lawrence Roman.  Cinematography by Henri Alekan.  Produced by Robert Dorfmann.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Enrique Alarcon.  Costume Design by Tony Pueo.  Film Editing by Johnny Dwyre.  …

Rate this:

The Great Escape (1963)

JOHN STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1963.  The Mirisch Company.  Screenplay by James Clavell, W.R. Burnett, based on the book by Paul Brickhill.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by John Sturges.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Fernando Carrere.  Film Editing by Ferris Webster.   A huge cast of actors is assembled for this exciting wartime adventure. Steve McQueen heads…

Rate this:

Once Upon A Time In The West (1968)

SERGIO LEONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB Original story:  C’Era Una Volta Il West Italy/USA, 1968.  Rafran Cinematografica, Finanzia San Marco, Paramount Pictures.  Story by Dario Argento, Bernardo Bertolucci, Sergio Leone, Screenplay by Sergio Leone, Sergio Donati, English dialogue by Mickey Knox.  Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli.  Produced by Fulvio Morsella.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Carlo Simi.  Costume Design by…

Rate this:

This Property Is Condemned (1966)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1966.  Paramount Pictures, Seven Arts Productions.  Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Coe, Edith R. Sommer, based on the play by Tennessee Williams.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by John Houseman, Ray Stark.  Music by Kenyon Hopkins.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Adrienne Fazan.  …

Rate this:

Pat and Mike (1952)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1952.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Lawrence Weingarten.  Music by David Raksin.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Urie McClearly.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by George Boemler.   Katharine Hepburn plays a champion athlete (tennis, golf, you name it) who is discovered by talent agent Spencer…

Rate this: