The Crimson Kimono (1959)

SAMUEL FULLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. USA, 1959. Columbia Pictures, Globe Enterprises.  Screenplay by Samuel Fuller. Cinematography by Sam Leavitt. Produced by Samuel Fuller. Music by Harry Sukman. Production Design by Robert F. Boyle, William Flannery. Costume Design by Bernice Pontrelli. Film Editing by Jerome Thoms. Golden Globe Awards 1959.  An exotic dancer…

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Paradise Hawaiian Style (1966)

MICHAEL D. MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1966.  Wallis-Hazen.  Story by Allan Weiss, Screenplay by Allan Weiss, Anthony Lawrence.  Cinematography by W. Wallace Kelley.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Joseph J. Lilley.  Production Design by Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Warren Low….

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Flower Drum Song (1961)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1961.  Universal International Pictures, Fields Productions.   Screenplay by Joseph Fields, based on the stage play by Joseph Fields, Oscar Hammerstein II, from the novel by C.Y. Lee.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Ross Hunter.   Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Joseph C. Wright.  Costume Design by Irene Sharaff.  Film…

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Die Hard (1988)

JOHN McTIERNAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1988.  Twentieth Century Fox, Gordon Company, Silver Pictures.  Screenplay by Jeb Stuart, Steven E. de Souza, based on the novel Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont.  Produced by Lawrence Gordon, Joel Silver.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Jackson De Govia.  Costume Design by Marilyn Vance.  Film Editing by…

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Mulan

BARRY COOK, TONY BANCROFT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  The best Disney animated film since Beauty and the Beast is this animated epic based on a Chinese legend. Mulan (voiced by Ming-Na Wen) is a young girl who dresses up as a man to go off to war in place of her conscripted but ailing…

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