Voyage Of The Damned (1976)

STUART ROSENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1976.  Associated General Films, Robert Fryer Production, ITC Entertainment.  Screenplay by Steve Shagan, David Butler, based on the book by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts.   Cinematography by Billy Williams.   Produced by Robert Fryer.   Music by Lalo Schifrin.    Production Design by Wilfred Shingleton.  Costume…

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Welcome Mr. Marshall (1953)

LUIS GARCIA BERLANGA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Bienvenido Mister Marshall Spain, 1953. Unión Industrial Cinematográfica.  Story by Juan Antonio Bardem, Luis García Berlanga, Screenplay by Juan Antonio Bardem, Luis García Berlanga, Miguel Mihura. Cinematography by Manuel Berenguer.  Produced by Vicente Sempere.   Music by Jesús García Leoz. Production Design by Francisco Canet,…

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A Matter of Time (1976)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5): B. Italy, 1976.  American International Pictures, Coralta Cinematografica, Deux Femmes Service Company, General International Film Company.  Screenplay by John Gay, based on the novel by Maurice Druon.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by Edmund Grainger, Jack H. Skirball.  Music by Nino Oliveiro.  Production Design by Veniero Colasanti, John Moore.  Costume Design by Andretta Ferrero.  Film Editing by…

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Falstaff (1965)

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Alternate title:  Chimes At Midnight France/Spain/Switzerland, 1965.  Internacional Films, Alpine Films.  Screenplay by Orson Welles, based on the book by Raphael Holinshed, and the plays of William Shakespeare. Cinematography by Edmond Richard.  Produced by Angel Escolano, Emiliano Piedra, Harry Saltzman.  Music by Angelo Francesco Lavagnino.  Production Design by Mariano Erdoiza.  Costume Design by Orson…

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Monsignor (1982)

FRANK PERRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 1982.  Frank Yablans Presentations.  Screenplay by Abraham Polonsky, Wendell Mayes, based on the novel by Jack-Alain Leger. Cinematography by Billy Williams.  Produced by David Niven Jr., Frank Yablans.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by John DeCuir Jr..  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Peter E. Berger.   Failed attempt to get inside…

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Moon Over Parador (1988)

PAUL MAZURSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1988.  Universal Pictures.  Story by Charles G. Booth, Screenplay by Paul Mazursky, Leon Capetanos.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Paul Mazursky.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Pato Guzman.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Stuart H. Pappé.   This movie isn’t in any way difficult to watch, and the performances…

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1492: Conquest Of Paradise (1992)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   France/Spain, 1992.  Gaumont, Légende Films, France 3 Cinéma, Due West, Cyrkfilms, Ministère de la Culture, Spanish Ministry of Culture.  Screenplay by Rose Bosch.  Cinematography by Adrian Biddle.  Produced by Alain Goldman, Ridley Scott.  Music by Vangelis.  Production Design by Norris Spencer.  Costume Design by Charles Knode, Barbara Rutter.  Film Editing by William M. Anderson, Francoise…

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The French Connection (1971)

WILLIAM FRIEDKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1971.  Philip D’Antoni Productions, Schine-Moore Productions, D’Antoni Productions.  Screenplay by Ernest Tidyman, based on the novel by Robin Moore.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.  Produced by Philip D’Antoni.  Music by Don Ellis.  Production Design by Ben Kasazkow.  Costume Design by Joseph Fretwell III.  Film Editing by Gerald B. Greenberg.   Superb example of a top-notch police thriller,…

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The Hit (1984)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom, 1984.  Zenith Entertainment, Recorded Picture Company, Central Productions Ltd..  Screenplay by Peter Prince.  Cinematography by Mike Molloy.  Produced by Jeremy Thomas.  Music by Paco de Lucía.  Production Design by Andrew Sanders.  Costume Design by Marit Allen.  Film Editing by Mick Audsley.   British criminal Terence Stamp goes into witness protection in Spain after ratting on a…

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That Obscure Object Of Desire (1977)

LUIS BUNUEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Original title:  Cet Obscur Object Du Desir France/Spain, 1977.  Greenwich Film Productions, Les Films Galaxie, In-Cine Compañía Industrial Cinematográfica.  Scenario by Luis Bunuel, collaboration with Jean-Claude Carriere, inspired by the book La Femme et le Pantin by Pierre Louys.  Cinematography by Edmond Richard.  Produced by Serge Silberman.  Production Design by Pierre Guffroy.  Costume Design…

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The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie (1972)

LUIS BUNUEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Original title:  La Charme Discret De La Bourgeoisie France/Italy/Spain, 1972.  Greenwich Film Productions.  Scenario by Luis Bunuel, in collaboration with Jean-Claude Carriere.  Cinematography by Edmond Richard.  Produced by Serge Silberman.  Production Design by Pierre Guffroy.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Guyot.  Film Editing by Helene Plemiannikov.   Hilarious satire about upper-class life as seen by the…

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Tristana (1970)

LUIS BUNUEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  France/Italy/Spain, 1970.  Época Films, Talía Films, Selenia Cinematografica, Les Films Corona.  Screen story by Luis Bunuel, Screenplay by Julio Alejandro, based on the novel by Benito Perez Galdos.  Cinematography by Jose F. Aguayo.  Produced by Luis Bunuel, Robert Dorfmann.  Production Design by Enrique Alarcon.  Costume Design by Luis Arguello, Rafael Borque.  Film Editing by…

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