Xanadu (1980)

ROBERT GREENWALD Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  USA, 1980.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Richard Christian Danus, Marc Reid Rubel.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Lawrence Gordon.  Music by Barry De Vorzon.   Production Design by John W. Corso.  Costume Design by Bobbie Mannix.  Film Editing by Dennis Virkler. One of the most famous…

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American Dreamer (1984)

RICK ROSENTHAL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1984.  CBS Theatrical Films.  Story by Ann Biderman, Screenplay by David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont, Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Doug Chapin.  Music by Lewis Furey.  Production Design by Brian Eatwell.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Anne Goursaud. Made at the height of the popularity of eighties concept comedies,…

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Theatre of Blood (1973)

DOUGLAS HICKOX Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom, 1973.  Harbour Productions Limited, Cineman Productions.  Idea by Stanley Mann, John Kohn, Screenplay by Anthony Greville-Bell.  Cinematography by Wolfgang Suschitzky.  Produced by John Kohn, Stanley Mann.  Music by Michael J. Lewis.  Production Design by Michael Seymour.  Costume Design by Michael Baldwin.  Film Editing by Malcolm Cooke. For anyone who thinks that Shakespeare is meant…

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The Ruling Class (1972)

PETER MEDAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1972.  Keep Films.  Screenplay by Peter Barnes, based on his play.   Cinematography by Ken Hodges.   Produced by Jules Buck, Jack Hawkins.   Music by John Cameron.   Production Design by Peter Murton.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Ray Lovejoy.   Brilliantly perverse observation of the upper classes, and one of the…

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Auntie Mame (1958)

MORTON DaCOSTA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1958.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, based on the novel by Patrick Dennis.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Morton DaCosta.  Music by Bronislau Kaper.  Production Design by Malcolm C. Bert.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by William H. Ziegler.   One of the funniest, most enjoyable romps ever to be produced is…

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The Killing Of Sister George (1968)

ROBERT ALDRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1968.  Palomar Pictures, The Associates & Aldrich Company.  Screenplay by Lukas Heller, based on the play by Frank Marcus.  Cinematography by Joseph F. Biroc.  Produced by Robert Aldrich.  Music by Gerald Fried.  Production Design by William Glasgow.  Costume Design by Renie.  Film Editing by Michael Luciano.   Beryl Reid is excellent as a British television star…

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