The Driver (1978)

WALTER HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1978.  EMI Films, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Walter Hill.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Lawrence Gordon.  Music by Michael Small.  Production Design by Harry Horner.  Costume Design by Jack Bear, Robert Cornwall, Jennifer L. Parsons.  Film Editing by Tina Hirsch, Robert K. Lambert….

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Blood From The Mummy’s Tomb (1971)

SETH HOLT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   United Kingdom, 1971. EMI Films, Hammer Films. Screenplay by Christopher Wicking, based on the novel The Jewel of Seven Stars by Bram Stoker. Cinematography by Arthur Grant. Produced by Howard Brandy. Music by Tristram Cary. Production Design by Scott MacGregor. Costume Design by Rosemary Burrows. Film Editing…

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Britannia Hospital (1982)

LINDSAY ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. United Kingdom, 1982.  British Lion Film Corporation, EMI Films, Film and General Productions, National Film Finance Corporation.  Screenplay by David Sherwin.  Cinematography by Mike Fash.  Produced by Davina Belling, Clive Parsons.  Music by Alan Price.  Production Design by Norris Spencer.  Costume Design by Ian Hickinbotham.  Film Editing by Michael Ellis.   Lindsay Anderson makes the…

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The Jazz Singer (1980)

RICHARD FLEISCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1980.  EMI Films.  Screenplay by Herbert Baker, adaptation by Stephen H. Foreman, based on the play by Samson Raphaelson.  Cinematography by Isidore Mankofsky.  Produced by Jerry Leider.  Music by Leonard Rosenman.  Production Design by Harry Horner.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Maury Winetrobe.  Golden Globe Awards 1980. Neil Diamond makes an ill-advised…

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The Deep (1977)

PETER YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 1977.  Casablanca Filmworks, EMI Films.  Screenplay by Peter Benchley, Tracy Keenan Wynn, based on the novel by Peter Benchley.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by Peter Guber.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Anthony Masters.  Costume Design by Ron Talsky.  Film Editing by David Berlatsky.  Academy Awards 1977.  Golden Globe Awards 1977.  The success…

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Family Life (1971)

KEN LOACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom, 1971.  EMI Films, Kestrel Films.  Screenplay by David Mercer, based on his play.  Cinematography by Charles Stewart.  Produced by Tony Garnett.  Music by Marc Wilkinson.  Production Design by William McCrow.  Costume Design by Daphne Dare.  Film Editing by Roy Watts. Ken Loach can turn even manipulative melodrama into compelling interactions that have a documentary…

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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.  Academy Awards 1971.  Cannes Film Festival…

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Can’t Stop The Music (1980)

NANCY WALKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 1980.  EMI Films.  Screenplay by Bronte Woodard, Allan Carr.  Cinematography by Bill Butler.  Produced by Henri Belolo, Allan Carr, Jacques Morali.  Music by Jacques Morali. Production Design by Linda Conaway-Parsloe, Harold Michelson.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge, Jane Greenwood.  Film Editing by John F. Burnett.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies. It truly is as bonkers as…

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Bad Boys (1983)

RICK ROSENTHAL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1983.  EMI Films, Solofilm.  Screenplay by Richard Di Lello.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees, Donald E. Thorin.  Produced by Robert H. Solo.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by J. Michael Riva.  Costume Design by Mickey Antonetti, Jay Hurley.  Film Editing by Antony Gibbs.   What at first seems like just another early eighties excuse for hyperglamourized juvenile…

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The Cheap Detective

BBB.5 (out of 5) Neil Simon wrote two hilarious spoofs of traditional murder mysteries, and both are equally funny and worth watching. The first, Murder By Death, was a clever takeoff on classic mysteries of the Agatha Christie vein. The Cheap Detective takes on the genre of forties film noir as private eye Peter Falk…

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A Passage To India (1984)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1984.  EMI Films, Home Box Office, Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment, New Gold Entertainment.  Screenplay by David Lean, based on the novel by E.M. Forster and the play by Santha Rama Rau.  Cinematography by Ernest Day.  Produced by John Brabourne, Richard B. Goodwin.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by John Box, Herbert Westbrook.  Costume Design…

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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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