The Favourite (2018)

YORGOS LANTHIMOS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Ireland/United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Element Pictures, Scarlet Films, Film4, Waypoint Entertainment.  Screenplay by Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara.  Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.   Produced by Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos, Lee Magiday.   Music by William Lyons, Johnnie Burn.  Production Design by Fiona Crombie.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Yorgos Mavropsaridis.  Academy Awards 2018.  … More The Favourite (2018)

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The Birth Of A Nation (1915)

D.W. GRIFFITH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1915.  David W. Griffith Corp., Epoch Producing Corporation.  Screenplay by D.W. Griffith, Frank E. Woods, based on the play and novel The Clansman: An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan by Thomas Dixon Jr..  Cinematography by G.W. Bitzer.  Produced by D.W. Griffith.  Music by Joseph Carl Bell, D.W. Griffith.  Production Design by … More The Birth Of A Nation (1915)

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The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)

STUART WALKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1933.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Seton I. Miller, Bogart Rogers, based on a story by John Monk Saunders.  Cinematography by Harry Fischbeck.  Produced by Bayard Veiller.  Music by John Leipold.  Production Design by Robert Odell.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by James Smith.   Tragic drama made in the shadow of popular hits like Wings and Hell’s Angels. … More The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)

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The Battle of The Sexes (1928)

D.W. GRIFFITH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1928.  Feature Productions, Art Cinema Corporation.  Screenplay by Gerrit J. Lloyd, from a story by Daniel Carson Goodman.  Cinematography by G.W. Bitzer, Karl Struss.  Produced by D.W. Griffith.  Music by Hugo Riesenfeld.  Production Design by Park French, William Cameron Menzies.  Film Editing by James Smith.   Watching the oldest story in the book play … More The Battle of The Sexes (1928)

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Captain Kidd

BB.5 (out of 5) Charles Laughton‘s personality makes worthwhile viewing of this otherwise forgettable adventure film set on the high seas. He plays a pirate who feigns reform in an effort to convince the king of England to allow him to escort a shipment of treasure from India back to the motherland. Naturally his intentions … More Captain Kidd

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The Iron Lady

BBB (out of 5) A slightly disoriented eighty year-old woman buys milk at a local supermarket and comes home to tell her husband, over breakfast, that the price has gone up and isn’t it appalling? When her housekeeper comes in to check on her, she finds a woman alone, talking to herself, a woman who … More The Iron Lady

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Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man And The Girl (1919)

D.W. GRIFFITH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1919.  D.W. Griffith Productions.  Screenplay by D.W. Griffith, based on the story by Thomas Burke.  Cinematography by G.W. Bitzer.  Produced by D.W. Griffith.  Music by Louis F. Gottschalk.  Production Design by Joseph Stringer.  Film Editing by James Smith.   D.W. Griffith’s story about an unfortunate young woman (Lillian Gish) isn’t worth the ninety minutes … More Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man And The Girl (1919)

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