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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The Island (1980)

MICHAEL RITCHIE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.    USA, 1980.  Universal Pictures, Zanuck/Brown Productions.  Screenplay by Peter Benchley, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Produced by David Brown, Richard D. Zanuck.  Music by Ennio Morricone.   Production Design by Dale Hennesy.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Richard A. Harris. Being…

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The Devils (1971)

KEN RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5. United Kingdom, 1971.  Russo Productions.  Screenplay by Ken Russell, based on the play by John Whiting, from the novel The Devils of Loudon by Aldous Huxley.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Ken Russell, Robert H. Solo.  Music by Peter Maxwell Davies.  Production Design by Derek Jarman.  Costume Design by Shirley Russell.  Film Editing by…

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Up At The Villa (2000)

PHILIP HAAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2000.  October Films, Intermedia Films, Mirage Enterprises.  Screenplay by Belinda Haas, based on the book by W. Somerset Maugham.  Cinematography by Maurizio Calvesi.  Produced by Geoff Stier.  Music by Pino Donaggio.  Production Design by Paul Brown.  Costume Design by Paul Brown.  Film Editing by Belinda Haas.   Not the liveliest film around, this is…

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Madame Sin (1972)

DAVID GREENE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom, 1972.  2X Productions, Incorporated Television Company.  Screenplay by David Greene, Barry Oringer, based on a story by Barry Shear.  Cinematography by Anthony B. Richmond.  Produced by Lew Grade, Lou Morheim, Robert Wagner, Julian Wintle.  Music by Michael Gibbs.  Production Design by Brian Eatwell.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Peter Tanner.  …

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Fellini’s Casanova (1976)

FEDERICO FELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Il Casanova Di Federico Fellini Italy/USA, 1976.  Produzioni Europee Associate.  Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Bernardino Zapponi, based on the autobiography Storia della mia Vita by Giacomo Casanova.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Alberto Grimaldi.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Danilo Donati.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati, Federico Fellini.  Film Editing by Ruggero…

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The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1976.  Amjo Productions.  Screenplay by Blake Edwards, Frank Waldman.  Cinematography by Harry Waxman.  Produced by Blake Edwards.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Peter Mullins.  Costume Design by Tiny Nicholls, Bridget Sellers.  Film Editing by Alan Jones.   Clouseau is back, and Herbert Lom‘s Inspector Dreyfus is determined to get rid of him…

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Edward II (1991)

DEREK JARMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1991.  British Screen Productions, BBC Films, Working Title Films, Uplink.  Screenplay by Derek Jarman, Stephen McBride, Ken Butler, based on the play by Christopher Marlowe.  Cinematography by Ian Wilson.  Produced by Steve Clark-Hall, Antony Root.  Music by Simon Fisher-Turner.  Production Design by Christopher Hobbs.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by George Akers.   Unique visual…

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Orlando (1992)

SALLY POTTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/Russia/France/Italy/The Netherlands, 1992.  Adventure Pictures, Lenfilm Studio, Mikado Film, Rio, Sigma Film Productions, British Screen Productions.  Screenplay by Sally Potter, based on the novel by Virginia Woolf.  Cinematography by Aleksei Rodionov.  Produced by Christopher Sheppard.  Music by David Motion, Sally Potter.  Production Design by Ben Van Os, Jan Roelfs.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell,…

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