The Company of Wolves (1984)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1984.  Incorporated Television Company, Palace Pictures.   Screenplay by Angela Carter, Neil Jordan, based on the story by Angela Carter, and the story Petit Chaperon Rouge by Charles Perrault.   Cinematography by Bryan Loftus.  Produced by Chris Brown, Stephen Woolley.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by…

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The Tamarind Seed (1974)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1974.  Incorporated Television Company, Jewel Productions, Pimlico Films, Lorimar Productions.  Screenplay by Blake Edwards, based on the novel by Evelyn Anthony.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Ken Wales.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Harry Pottle.  Costume Design by John Briggs.  Film Editing…

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Zandalee (1991)

SAM PILLSBURY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1991.  Incorporated Television Company.  Screenplay by Mari Kornhauser.  Cinematography by Walt Lloyd.  Produced by Eyal Rimmon.  Music by Dan Wool.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Deena Appel.  Film Editing by Michael Horton.   More Wild Orchid ridiculousness. A bored housewife (Erika Anderson) finds she can no longer connect sexually with her poet-turned-executive husband…

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The Dark Crystal (1982)

FRANK OZ, JIM HENSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1982.  Incorporated Television Company, Jim Henson Productions, Henson Organisation.  Story by Jim Henson, Screenplay by David Odell.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Jim Henson, Gary Kurtz.  Music by Trevor Jones.  Production Design by Harry Lange.  Costume Design by Brian Froud.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.   Leave it to Jim Henson to…

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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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Sophie’s Choice (1982)

ALAN J. PAKULA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1982.  Incorporated Television Company, Keith Barish Productions.  Screenplay by Alan J. Pakula, based on the novel by William Styron.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros.  Produced by Keith Barish, Alan J. Pakula.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by George Jenkins.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Evan A. Lottman.   The performance that…

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Without A Clue (1988)

THOM EBERHARDT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1988.  Incorporated Television Company.  Screenplay by Gary Murphy, Larry Strawther.  Cinematography by Alan Hume.  Produced by Marc Stirdivant.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Brian Ackland-Snow, Martyn Hebert.  Costume Design by Judy Moorcroft.  Film Editing by Peter Tanner.   A comedic gem, the oft-told tale of Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson…

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The Last Seduction (1994)

JOHN DAHL Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1994.  Incorporated Television Company.  Screenplay by Steve Barancik.  Cinematography by Jeff Jur.  Produced by Jon Shestack.  Music by Joseph Vitarelli.  Production Design by Linda Pearl.  Costume Design by Terry Dresbach.  Film Editing by Eric L. Beason.   Linda Fiorentino is sensational in this lurid film noir, a role that would have earned her an Oscar nomination…

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Autumn Sonata (1978)

INGMAR BERGMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Hostsonaten France/West Germany/Sweden, 1978.  Personafilm, Filmédis, Incorporated Television Company, Suede Film.  Screenplay by Ingmar Bergman.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Production Design by Anna Asp.  Costume Design by Inger Pehrsson.  Film Editing by Sylvia Ingemarsson.   This magnificent drama is notable for being the last feature film in which Ingrid Bergman appeared (and the only time…

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The Last Unicorn (1982)

JULES BASS, ARTHUR RANKIN, JR. Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom/Japan/West Germany, 1982.  Rankin/Bass Productions, Incorporated Television Company.  Screenplay by Peter S. Beagle, based on his novel.  Produced by Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr..  Music by Jimmy Webb.  Production Design by Arthur Rankin Jr..  Film Editing by Tomoko Kida.   Elegantly produced animated fable about a unicorn (voiced beautifully by Mia…

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On Golden Pond (1981)

MARK RYDELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1981.  IPC Films, Incorporated Television Company.  Screenplay by Ernest Thompson, based on his play.  Cinematography by Billy Williams.  Produced by Bruce Gilbert.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes.  Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins.  Film Editing by Robert L. Wolfe.   Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda play an aging couple who have never fully…

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Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990)

JIM ABRAHAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1990.  Incorporated Television Company.  Screenplay by Karen Leigh Hopkins.  Cinematography by Paul Elliott.  Produced by Penney Finkelman Cox.  Music by Melissa Etheridge, Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Dena Roth.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing by Bruce Green.   This thoroughly underrated film offers a poignant view of life in small town America, one…

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