Mary Queen of Scots (1971)

CHARLES JARROTT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1971.  Universal Pictures, Hal Wallis Productions.  Screenplay by John Hale.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Terence Marsh.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing by Richard Marden.  Academy Awards 1971.  Golden Globe Awards 1971. The most celebrated girlfight in western political history is the subject … More Mary Queen of Scots (1971)

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The Hospital (1971)

ARTHUR HILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1971.  Simcha Productions.   Screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Howard Gottfried.  Music by Morris Surdin.  Production Design by Gene Rudolf.  Costume Design by Frank L. Thompson.  Film Editing by Eric Albertson.  Academy Awards 1971.  Golden Globe Awards 1971. George C. Scott dominates this fascinating black comedy that seeks to tear a strip … More The Hospital (1971)

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A New Leaf (1971)

ELAINE MAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1971.  Aries Productions, Elkins Entertainment, Elkins Productions International Corporation.  Screenplay by Elaine May, based on the story The Green Heart by Jack Ritchie.  Cinematography by Gayne Rescher.  Produced by Hillard Elkins, Howard W. Koch, Joseph Manduke.  Production Design by Warren Clymer, Richard Fried.  Costume Design by Anthea Sylbert.  Film Editing by Don Guidice, Fredric … More A New Leaf (1971)

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Kotch

BBB.5 (out of 5) Walter Matthau enjoys his days in charge of his beloved grandson, but his son and daughter-in-law eventually feel he is being asked to do too much and hire the child a nanny (a marvelous Deborah Winters). This allows Matthau to make more of a nuisance of himself than usual, prompting the … More Kotch

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The Go-Between

BBBB (out of 5) The aristocratic gentry play host at their sprawling estate to Leo, a young boy who goes to school with the family’s youngest son and immediately becomes the pet of his friend’s older sister (Julie Christie).  Leo is enamored of the gorgeous young woman, and thinks nothing of it when she begins … More The Go-Between

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The Andromeda Strain

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1971.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Nelson Gidding, based on the novel by Michael Crichton.  Cinematography by Richard H. Kline.  Produced by Robert Wise.  Music by Gil Melle.  Production Design by Boris Leven.  Costume Design by Helen Colvig.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore, John W. Holmes.  Academy Awards 1971.  Golden Globe Awards 1971.   A deadly virus is the evil … More The Andromeda Strain

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