Christmas Evil (1980)

LEWIS JACKSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  Alternate Title:  You Better Watch Out USA, 1980.  Edward R. Pressman Productions.  Screenplay by Lewis Jackson.  Cinematography by Ricardo Aronovich.  Produced by Pete Kameron, Burt Kleiner.  Music by Don Christensen, Joel Harris, Julia Heyward.  Production Design by Lorenzo Mans.  Costume Design by Deirdre N. Williams.  Film Editing by…

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The Long Voyage Home (1940)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1940.  Argosy Pictures, Walter Wanger Productions.  Screenplay by Dudley Nichols, based on four Sea Plays by Eugene O’Neill.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by John Ford.  Music by Richard Hageman.  Production Design by James Basevi.  Film Editing by Sherman Todd.  Academy Awards 1940.   Four nautically-themed plays by Eugene O’Neill are strung together for a haunting…

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Old School (2003)

TODD PHILLIPS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2003.  DreamWorks, The Montecito Picture Company. Story by Court Crandall, Todd Phillips, Scot Armstrong, Screenplay by Todd Phillips, Scot Armstrong.  Cinematography by Mark Irwin.  Produced by Daniel Goldberg, Joe Medjuck, Todd Phillips.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Clark Hunter.  Costume Design by Nancy Fisher.  Film Editing by Michael Jablow.   Luke Wilson stars as a bored…

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Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould

FRANCOIS GIRARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.   The title literally describes this film in a nutshell: it is comprised of thirty-two films, some only seconds in length, others going on for several minutes, describing various aspects of the life of foremost Canadian pianist Glenn Gould. His personal relationships, his need for solitude, his dependence…

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Visions Of Eight (1973)

MILOS FORMAN, KON ICHIKAWA, CLAUDE LELOUCH, YURI OZEROV, ARTHUR PENN, MICHAEL PFLEGHAR, JOHN SCHLESINGER, MAI ZETTERLING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/West Germany, 1973.  Bavaria Atelier, Wolper Productions.  Screenplay by David Hughes, Deliara Ozerowa, Shuntaro Tanikawa.  Cinematography by Daniel Bocly, Michael J. Davis, Rune Ericson, Alan Hume, Walter Lassally, Jorgen Persson, Igor Slabnevich, Ernst Wild, Arthur Wooster, Masuo Yamaguchi.  Produced…

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The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1940.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson, based on the novel by John Steinbeck.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day, Mark-Lee Kirk.  Costume Design by Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by Robert L. Simpson.  Academy Awards 1940.   One of John Ford’s best films is…

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Dead Ringers (1988)

DAVID CRONENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada/USA, 1988.  Morgan Creek Entertainment Group, Téléfilm Canada, Mantle Clinic II.  Screenplay by David Cronenberg, Norman Snider, based on the book Twins by Bari Wood, Jack Geasland.  Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky. Produced by Marc Boyman, David Cronenberg.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Carol Spier.  Costume Design by Denise Cronenberg.  Film Editing by Ronald…

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