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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A Doll’s House (1973)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/France, 1973.  World Film Services.   Screenplay by David Mercer, Michael Meyer, based on the play by Henrik Ibsen.   Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.    Produced by Joseph Losey.  Music by Michel Legrand.   Production Design by Eileen Diss.   Costume Design by John Furniss.    Film Editing by Reginald…

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Nighthawks (1981)

BRUCE MALMUTH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.    USA, 1981.  Universal Pictures, Martin Poll Productions, The Production Company, Herb Nanas Productions, Layton Productions.  Story by David Shaber, Paul Sylbert, Screenplay by David Shaber.  Cinematography by James A. Contner.  Produced by Martin Poll.  Music by Keith Emerson.  Production Design by Peter S. Larkin.   Costume Design by Robert De Mora, John Falabella.  Film Editing…

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The Go-Between (1971)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1971.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios, EMI Films, World Film Services.  Screenplay by Harold Pinter, based on the novel by L.P. Hartley.  Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.  Produced by John Heyman, Norman Priggen.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Carmen Dillon.  Costume Design by John Furniss.  Film Editing by Reginald Beck.   The aristocratic gentry play host…

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Soldier Of Orange (1977)

PAUL VERHOEVEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB Original title:  Soldaat van Oranje Netherlands/Belgium, 1977.  Excelsior Films, Film Holland, The Rank Organisation, Rob Houwer Productions.  Screenplay by Kees Holierhoek, Gerard Soeteman, Paul Verhoeven, based on the novel Soldaat van Oranje ’40-’45 by Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema.  Cinematography by Jost Vacano.  Produced by Rob Houwer.  Music by Rogier van Otterloo.  Production Design by Roland de Groot.  Costume Design by…

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The Importance Of Being Earnest (2002)

OLIVER PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/United Kingdom, 2002.  Miramax, Ealing Studios, Film Council, Newmarket Capital Group, Fragile Films.  Screenplay by Oliver Parker, based on the play by Oscar Wilde.  Cinematography by Tony Pierce-Roberts.  Produced by Barnaby Thompson.  Music by Charlie Mole.  Production Design by Luciana Arrighi.  Costume Design by Maurizio Millenoti.  Film Editing by Guy Bensley.   It is quite obvious from…

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Nicholas Nickleby (2002)

DOUGLAS McGRATH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2002.  United Artists Film Corporation, Hart-Sharp Entertainment, Potboiler Productions.  Screenplay by Douglas McGrath, based on the novel by Charles Dickens.  Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Simon Channing Williams, John Hart, Jeffrey Sharp.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Eve Stewart.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Lesley Walker.  Golden Globe…

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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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A Month By The Lake (1995)

JOHN IRVIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1995.  Anuline, Miramax.  Screenplay by Trevor Bentham, based on the story by H.E. Bates.  Cinematography by Pasqualino de Santis.  Produced by Robert Fox.  Music by Nicola Piovani.  Production Design by Gianni Giovagnoni.  Costume Design by Lia Francesca Morandini.  Film Editing by Peter Tanner.   Sweet romantic film, beautifully photographed and excellently adapted from the novella…

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Lost In Space (1998)

STEPHEN HOPKINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  New Line Cinema, Saltire Entertainment, Irwin Allen Productions, Prelude Pictures.  Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, based on the television series by Irwin Allen.  Cinematography by Peter Levy.  Produced by Carla Fry, Akiva Goldsman, Stephen Hopkins, Mark W. Koch.  Music by Bruce Broughton.  Production Design by Norman Garwood.  Costume Design by Vin Burnham.  Film Editing by Ray Lovejoy.  …

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The Mirror Crack’d (1980)

GUY HAMILTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1980.  G.W. Films, EMI Films.  Screenplay by Jonathan Hales, Barry Sandler, based on the novel The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side by Agatha Christie.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by John Brabourne, Richard B. Goodwin.  Music by John Cameron.  Production Design by Michael Stringer.  Costume Design by Phyllis Dalton.  Film Editing by Richard…

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The Day Of The Jackal (1973)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/France, 1973.  John Woolf Productions, Warwick Film Productions, Universal Productions France.  Screenplay by Kenneth Ross,based on the book by Frederick Forsyth.  Cinematography by Jean Tournier.  Produced by John Woolf.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Ernest Archer, Willy Holt.  Costume Design by Elizabeth Haffenden, Joan Bridge, Rosine Delamare.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.  …

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