The Big Sleep (1978)

MICHAEL WINNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom/USA, 1978. Winkast Film Productions, ITC Entertainment. Screenplay by Michael Winner, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler. Cinematography by Robert Paynter. Produced by Jerry Bick, Elliott Kastner, Michael Winner. Music by Jerry Fielding. Production Design by Harry Pottle. Costume Design by Ron Beck. Film Editing…

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Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves (1991)

KEVIN REYNOLDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1991.  Warner Bros., Morgan Creek Entertainment.  Story by Pen Densham, Screenplay by Pen Densham, John Watson.  Cinematography by Douglas Milsome.  Produced by Pen Densham, Richard Barton Lewis, John Watson.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by John Graysmark.  Costume Design by John Bloomfield.  Film Editing by Peter Boyle.   Even the simplest of history buffs…

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Crush (2001)

JOHN McKAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/Germany, 2001.  Film Council, FilmFour, Industry Entertainment, Pipedream Pictures, Senator Film Produktion.  Screenplay by John McKay.  Cinematography by Henry Braham.  Produced by Lee Thomas.  Music by Kevin Sargent.  Production Design by Amanda McArthur.  Costume Design by Jill Taylor.  Film Editing by Anne Sopel.   This enjoyable British romance has so much going for it and…

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Never Say Never Again (1983)

IRVIN KERSHNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA/West Germany, 1983.   TaliaFilm II Productions, Woodcote, Producers Sales Organization.   Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr., based on an original story by Kevin McClory, Jack Whittingham, Ian Fleming.   Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.   Produced by Jack Schwartzman.   Music by Michel Legrand.   Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes, Philip Harrison. …

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The Canterbury Tales (1972)

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  I Racconti Di Canterbury Italy/France, 1972.  Les Productions Artistes Associés, Produzioni Europee Associate.  Screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini, based on the stories of Geoffrey Chaucer.  Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli.  Produced by Alberto Grimaldi.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by Nino Baragli. Pier Paolo…

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Brazil (1985)

TERRY GILLIAM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1985.  Embassy International Pictures.  Screenplay by Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard, Charles McKeown.  Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by Arnon Milchan.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Norman Garwood.  Costume Design by James Acheson.  Film Editing by Julian Doyle.  Podcasts:  My Criterions.   Terry Gilliam’s impressive vision of a ‘retro-future’ has lost a little of its…

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Time Bandits (1981)

TERRY GILLIAM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1981.  HandMade Films.  Screenplay by Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam.  Cinematography by Peter Biziou.  Produced by Terry Gilliam.  Music by Mike Moran.  Production Design by Milly Burns.  Costume Design by James Acheson.  Film Editing by Julian Doyle.   A little boy lives with his technologically obsessed parents who ignore him in favour of the many gadgets…

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Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

CHRIS COLUMBUS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Alternate title:  Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone USA/United Kingdom, 2001.  Warner Bros., Heyday Films, 1492 Pictures.  Screenplay by Steve Kloves, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by David Heyman.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.  Film Editing by Richard Francis-Bruce.  Academy Awards 2001.  Las Vegas…

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