The Mouse That Roared (1959)

JACK ARNOLD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom, 1959. Highroad Productions. Screenplay by Roger MacDougall, Stanley Mann, based on the novel by Leonard Wibberley. Cinematography by John Wilcox. Produced by Walter Shenson. Music by Edwin Astley. Production Design by Geoffrey Drake. Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson. Film Editing by Raymond Poulton. One of…

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Les Hautes Solitudes (1974)

PHILIPPE GARREL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.   France, 1974.    Screenplay by Philippe Garrel.  Cinematography by Philippe Garrel.  Produced by Philippe Garrel.  Film Editing by Philippe Garrel. Eighty minutes of Jean Seberg‘s face in silence doesn’t sound like the most exciting proposition, in fact it really doesn’t even feel like a film, but anyone with an interest in…

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Bonjour Tristesse (1958)

OTTO PREMINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1958.  Wheel Productions.  Screenplay by Arthur Laurents, based on the novel by Francoise Sagan.  Cinematography by Georges Perinal.  Produced by Otto Preminger.  Music by Georges Auric.  Production Design by Roger K. Furse.  Costume Design by Hope Bryce.  Film Editing by Helga Cranston.  Otto Preminger’s melodrama about the pains of coming of age may seem…

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Airport (1970)

GEORGE SEATON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1970.  Universal Pictures, Ross Hunter Productions. Screenplay by George Seaton, based on the novel by Arthur Hailey.  Cinematography by Ernest Laszlo.  Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by E. Preston Ames, Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore.   What’s most laughable about this ridiculously soapy…

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Breathless (1960)

JEAN-LUC GODARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  A Bout De Souffle France, 1960.  Les Films Impéria, Les Productions Georges de Beauregard, Societe Nouvelle de Cinematographie.  Story by Francois Truffaut, Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard.  Cinematography by Raoul Coutard.  Produced by Georges de Beauregard.  Music by Martial Solal.  Production Design by Clement Hurel.  Film Editing by Cecile Decugis. Jean-Luc Godard captured the…

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