Battle Beyond The Stars (1980)

JIMMY T. MURAKAMI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 1980. New World Pictures. Story by John Sayles, Anne Dyer, Screenplay by John Sayles. Cinematography by Daniel Lacambre. Produced by Ed Carlin. Music by James Horner. Production Design by Charles William Breen, James Cameron. Costume Design by Durinda Wood. Film Editing by Allan Holzman, R.J….

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Once A Thief (1965)

RALPH NELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  France/USA, 1965.  Compagnie Internationale de Productions Cinématographiques.   Screenplay by Zekial Marko, based on his novel.   Cinematography by Robert Burks.   Produced by Jacques Bar.   Music by Lalo Schifrin.   Production Design by George W. Davis, Paul Groesse.   Film Editing by Fredric Steinkamp.   Alain Delon is an ex-con living in…

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Seconds (1966)

JOHN FRANKENHEIMER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1966.  Joel Productions, John Frankenheimer Productions Inc., Gibraltar Productions.  Screenplay by Lewis John Carlino, based on the novel by David Ely. Cinematography by James Wong Howe. Produced by Edward Lewis. Music by Jerry Goldsmith. Production Design by Ted Haworth. Costume Design by Jack Martell, Peter V. Saldutti….

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Brute Force (1947)

JULES DASSIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1947.  Mark Hellinger Productions.  Story by Robert Patterson, Screenplay by Richard Brooks.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Mark Hellinger.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by John DeCuir, Bernard Herzbrun.  Costume Design by Rosemary Odell.  Film Editing by Edward Curtiss. Burt Lancaster played a…

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Beethoven’s 2nd (1993)

ROD DANIEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1993.  Northern Lights Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Len Blum, based on characters created by John Hughes, Amy Holden Jones.  Cinematography by Bill Butler.  Produced by Michael C. Gross, Joe Medjuck.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Lawrence Miller.  Costume Design by April Ferry.  Film…

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The Last Tycoon (1976)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.   USA, 1976.  Academy Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Harold Pinter, based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Gene Callahan.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone, Anthea Sylbert.  Film Editing by Richard Marks.  Academy Awards 1976.  National Board of Review Awards…

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Beneath The Planet Of The Apes (1970)

TED POST Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 1970.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, APJAC Productions.  Story by Paul Dehn, Mort Abrahams, Screenplay by Paul Dehn, based on characters created by Pierre Boulle.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Arthur P. Jacobs.  Music by Leonard Rosenman.  Production Design by William J. Creber, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design by Morton Haack.  Film Editing by…

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Wake Of The Red Witch (1948)

EDWARD LUDWIG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1948.  Republic Pictures.  Screenplay by Harry Brown, Kenneth Gamet, based on the novel by Garland Roark.  Cinematography by Reggie Lanning.   Produced by Edmund Grainger.  Music by Nathan Scott.  Production Design by James W. Sullivan.  Costume Design by Adele Palmer.  Film Editing by Richard L. Van Enger.   Who can resist high seas adventure that…

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Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)

GEORGE ROY HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1969.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Campanile Productions, Newman-Foreman Company.  Screenplay by William Goldman.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by John Foreman.  Music by Burt Bacharach.  Production Design by Philip M. Jefferies, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by John C. Howard, Richard C. Meyer.  Academy Awards 1969.  Golden Globe…

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Fourteen Hours (1951)

HENRY HATHAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1951.  Twentieth Century Fox. Story by Joel Sayre, Screenplay by John Paxton. Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald. Produced by Sol C. Siegel. Music by Alfred Newman. Production Design by Leland Fuller, Lyle R. Wheeler. Costume Design by Edward Stevenson. Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer. Academy Awards 1951.  Strangely absorbing melodrama that features terrific performances and…

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True Grit (1969)

HENRY HATHAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1969. Wallis-Hazen. Screenplay by Marguerite Roberts, based on the novel by Charles Portis. Cinematography by Lucien Ballard. Produced by Hal B. Wallis. Music by Elmer Bernstein. Production Design by Walter H. Tyler. Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins. Film Editing by Warren Low. Academy Awards 1969. Golden Globe Awards 1969.  National Board of Review…

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Little Big Man (1970)

ARTHUR PENN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1970.  Cinema Center Films, Stockbridge-Hiller Productions.  Screenplay by Calder Willingham, based on the novel by Thomas Berger.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Jr..  Produced by Stuart Millar.  Music by John Paul Hammond.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins.  Film Editing by Dede Allen.  Academy Awards 1970.  Golden Globe Awards 1970.  New York Film Critics Awards 1970.   Glorious…

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