Bob Dylan: Don’t Look Back (1967)

D.A. PENNEBAKER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1967.  Leacock-Pennebaker.   Screenplay by D.A. Pennebaker.   Cinematography by Howard Alk, Jones Alk, Ed Emshwiller, D.A. Pennebaker.  Produced by John Court, Albert Grossman.   Film Editing by D.A. Pennebaker.   Bob Dylan‘s 1965 tour of Great Britain is captured by D.A. Pennebaker’s curious, probing camera in this superb music…

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Detour (1945)

EDGAR G. ULMER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1945.  Producers Releasing Corporation.  Story and Screenplay by Martin Goldsmith.  Cinematography by Benjamin H. Kline.   Produced by Leon Fromkess.  Music by Leo Erdody.  Production Design by Edward C. Jewell.  Costume Design by Mona Barry.  Film Editing by George McGuire. Tom Neal plays a New York…

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This Happy Breed (1944)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1944.  Two Cities Films, Noel Coward-Cineguild.   Screenplay by David Lean, Ronald Neame, Anthony Havelock-Allan, based on the play by Noel Coward.   Cinematography by Ronald Neame.  Produced by Noël Coward.  Music by Muir Mathieson, Clifton Parker.  Production Design by C.P. Norman.  Costume Design by Hilda Collins. …

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Mister Johnson (1990)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1990. Avenue Pictures.  Screenplay by William Boyd, based on the novel by Joyce Cary.  Cinematography by Peter James. Produced by Michael Fitzgerald.  Music by Georges Delerue. Production Design by Herbert Pinter. Costume Design by Rosemary Burrows.  Film Editing by Humphrey Dixon. Toronto International Film Festival 1990….

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Ride The Pink Horse (1947)

ROBERT MONTGOMERY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB . USA, 1947.  Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by Ben Hecht, Charles Lederer, based on the novel by Dorothy B. Hughes. Cinematography by Russell Metty. Produced by Joan Harrison. Music by Frank Skinner. Production Design by Robert F. Boyle, Bernard Herzbrun. Costume Design by Yvonne Wood. Film Editing by…

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Night Of The Living Dead (1968)

GEORGE A. ROMERO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1968.  Image Ten.   Screenplay by John A. Russo, George A. Romero.   Cinematography by George A. Romero.  Produced by Karl Hardman, Russell Streiner.  Production Design by Charles O’Dato.  Film Editing by George A. Romero.   An entire genre of zombie movies was established by this underground, low-budget…

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Valerie And Her Week of Wonders (1970)

JAROMIL JIRES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Original Title: Valerie a týden divu Czechoslovakia, 1970.  Filmové studio Barrandov.   Screenplay by Jaromil Jires, Ester Krumbachová, dialogue by Jirí Musil, based on the novel by Vitezlsav Nezval.  Cinematography by Jan Curik.   Produced by Jirí Becka. Music by Lubos Fiser, Jan Klusák. Production Design by Ester Krumbachová. …

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The Executioner (1963)

LUIS GARCIA BERLANGA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5. Original Title: El verdugo Spain/Italy, 1963.  Naga Films, Zebra Films.  Story and Screenplay by Luis García Berlanga, Rafael Azcona, collaboration with Ennio Flaiano.  Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli.  Produced by Nazario Belmar.  Music by Miguel Asins Arbó.  Production Design by Luis Arguello.  Costume Design by Maruja…

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La Chienne (1931)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  France, 1931.    Les Établissements Braunberger-Richebé.  Screenplay by Jean Renoir, based on the novel by Georges de la Fouchardiere.  Cinematography by Theodor Sparkuhl.  Produced by Pierre Braunberger, Roger Richebé.  Production Design by Marcel Courmes.  Film Editing by Denise Batcheff, Pal Fejos.   Jean Renoir’s first masterpiece and the…

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Toni (1935)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  France, 1935.  Les Films Marcel Pagnol.   Screenplay by Jean Renoir, based on material compiled by Jacques Levert.  Cinematography by Claude Renoir.  Produced by Boyer.  Music by Paul Bozzi.  Production Design by Leon Bourrely.  Film Editing by Suzanne de Troeye, Margeruite Renoir.  New York Film Critics Awards 1936….

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Seconds (1966)

JOHN FRANKENHEIMER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1966.  Joel Productions, John Frankenheimer Productions Inc., Gibraltar Productions.  Screenplay by Lewis John Carlino, based on the novel by David Ely. Cinematography by James Wong Howe. Produced by Edward Lewis. Music by Jerry Goldsmith. Production Design by Ted Haworth. Costume Design by Jack Martell, Peter V. Saldutti….

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Elena And Her Men (1956)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Elena et les hommes Alternate Title: Paris Does Strange Things France/Italy, 1956.  Franco London Films, Les Films Gibé, Electra Compagnia Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Jean Renoir, Jean Serge, dialogue by Jean Renoir.  Cinematography by Claude Renoir.  Produced by Joseph Bercholz, Henry Deutschmeister, Edouard Gide.  Music by…

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