Death Line (1972)

GARY SHERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Alternate Title: Raw Meat United Kingdom, 1972.  Harbor Ventures, K-L Productions.   Story by Gary Sherman, Screenplay by Ceri Jones.   Cinematography by Alex Thomson.   Produced by Paul Maslansky.   Music by Wil Malone, Jeremy Rose.   Production Design by Denis Gordon-Orr.   Film Editing by Geoffrey Foot.  Two students getting off…

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Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

DOMINIQUE OTHENIN-GIRARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1989.  Magnum Pictures Inc., Magnum Pictures, Return of Myers, The Return of Myers, Trancas International Films.   Screenplay by Michael Jacobs, Dominique Othenin-Girard, Shem Bitterman, based on characters created by John Carpenter, Debra Hill.   Cinematography by Robert Draper.  Produced by Ramsey Thomas.  Music by Alan Howarth.   Production…

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The Pied Piper (1972)

JACQUES DEMY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  United Kingdom/West Germany/USA, 1972.  Sagittarius Productions, Goodtimes Enterprises.   Screenplay by Andrew Birkin, Jacques Demy, Mark Peploe, based on the fairy tale by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm and the poem by Robert Browning.  Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky.  Produced by David Puttnam, Sanford Lieberson.  Music by Donovan.  Production Design…

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Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

DWIGHT H. LITTLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1988.  Trancas International Films.  Story by Dhani Lipsius, Larry Rattner, Benjamin Ruffner, Alan B. McElroy, Screenplay by Alan B. McElroy.  Cinematography by Peter Lyons Collister.  Produced by Paul Freeman.  Music by Alan Howarth.  Production Design by Roger Crandall.  Costume Design by Rosalie Wallace.  Film Editing…

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Halloween 2 (1981)

RICK ROSENTHAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA, 1981.  Dino De Laurentiis Company, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by John Carpenter, Debra Hill, based on characters created by John Carpenter and Debra Hill.  Cinematography by Dean Cundey.  Produced by John Carpenter, Debra Hill.  Music by John Carpenter, Alan Howarth.  Production Design by J. Michael Riva.  Costume Design by Jane Ruhm.  Film Editing by Mark…

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The Last Tycoon (1976)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.   USA, 1976.  Academy Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Harold Pinter, based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Gene Callahan.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone, Anthea Sylbert.  Film Editing by Richard Marks.  Academy Awards 1976.  National Board of Review Awards…

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Sons And Lovers (1960)

JACK CARDIFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1960.  Jerry Wald Productions.  Screenplay by Gavin Lambert, T.E.B. Clarke, based on the novel by D.H. Lawrence.  Cinematography by Freddie Francis.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Mario Nascimbene.  Production Design by Thomas N. Morahan.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing by Gordon Pilkington.  Academy Awards 1960.  Cannes Film Festival 1960.  Golden Globe Awards 1960. Adaptation of the…

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Mr. Freedom (1969)

WILLIAM KLEIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France, 1969.  Films du Rond-Point, O.P.E.R.A..  Screenplay by William Klein.  Cinematography by Pierre Lhomme.  Produced by Guy Belfond, Christian Thivat, Michel Zemer.  Music by Michel Colombier, Serge Gainsbourg.  Production Design by Jacques Dugied.  Costume Design by Janine Klein.  Film Editing by Anne-Marie Cotret.  Mr. Freedom (former baseball player John Abbey) is a superhero who fights…

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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.  Academy Awards 1963.  Golden Globe Awards 1963. A huge cast of actors is assembled for this…

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A Tale Of Two Cities (1958)

RALPH THOMAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1958.  The Rank Organisation.  Screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke, based on the novel by Charles Dickens.  Cinematography by Ernest Steward.  Produced by Betty E. Box.  Music by Richard Addinsell.  Production Design by Carmen Dillon.  Costume Design by Beatrice Dawson.  Film Editing by Alfred Roome.   Faithful adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel isn’t up to the…

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The Advocate (1993)

LESLIE MEGAHEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  Alternate title:  The Hour Of The Pig France/United Kingdom, 1993.  BBC Films, CiBy 2000, British Screen Finance Ltd., European Co-production Fund.  Screenplay by Leslie Megahey.  Cinematography by John Hooper.  Produced by David M. Thompson.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Bruce Macadie.  Costume Design by Anne Buruma.  Film Editing by Isabelle Dedieu.   In the Middle…

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THX 1138 (1971)

GEORGE LUCAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1971.  American Zoetrope, Warner Bros..  Story by George Lucas, Screenplay by George Lucas, Walter Murch, based on an earlier screenplay by George Lucas, from a comic by Matthew Robbins.  Cinematography by Albert Kihn, David Myers.  Produced by Larry Sturhahn.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Michael D. Haller.  Costume Design by Donald Longhurst.  Film…

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