Masquerade (1988)

BOB SWAIM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1988. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Michael Levy Enterprises. Screenplay by Dick Wolf. Cinematography by David Watkin. Produced by Michael I. Levy. Music by John Barry. Production Design by John Kasarda. Costume Design by John Boxer. Film Editing by Scott Conrad. Cashing in on the popularity of steamy erotic thrillers…

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Never Let Go (1960)

JOHN GUILLERMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom, 1960. Independent Artists, Julian Wintle/Leslie Parkyn Productions. Story by John Guillermin, Peter De Sarigny, Screenplay by Alun Falconer. Cinematography by Christopher Challis. Produced by Peter De Sarigny. Music by John Barry. Production Design by George Provis. Costume Design by Vi Murray. Film Editing by Ralph…

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The Chase (1966)

ARTHUR PENN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1966. Horizon Pictures. Screenplay by Lillian Hellman, based on the novel and play by Horton Foote. Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle. Produced by Sam Spiegel. Music by John Barry. Production Design by Richard Day. Costume Design by Donfeld. Film Editing by Gene Milford. A small, tightknit town…

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Cry The Beloved Country (1995)

DARRELL ROODT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  South Africa/USA, 1995.  Alpine Pty Limited, Distant Horizon, Miramax, Videovision Entertainment.  Screenplay by  Ronald Harwood, based on the novel by Alan Paton.  Cinematography by Paul Gilpin.  Produced by Anant Singh, Harry Alan Towers.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by David Barkham.  Costume Design by Ruy Filipe. …

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Starcrash (1978)

LUIGI COZZI Bil’s rating (out of 5): 0.  USA, 1978.  Nat and Patrick Wachsberger Productions.  Screenplay by Luigi Cozzi, Nat Wachsberger, additional dialogue to R.A. Dillon.  Cinematography by Paul Beeson, Roberto D’Ettorre Piazzoli.  Produced by Nat Wachsberger, Patrick Wachsberger.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Aurelio Crugnola.  Film Editing by Sergio Montanari.  Bad Star…

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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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King Kong (1976)

JOHN GUILLERMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1976.  Dino De Laurentiis Company.  Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr., based on the 1933 screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman, Ruth Rose, from an idea conceived by Merian C. Cooper, Edgar Wallace.  Cinematography by Richard H. Kline.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis.  Music by John Barry.  Production…

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Mary Queen of Scots (1971)

CHARLES JARROTT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB United Kingdom/USA, 1971.  Universal Pictures, Hal Wallis Productions.  Screenplay by John Hale.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Terence Marsh.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing by Richard Marden. The most celebrated girlfight in western political history is the subject of Hal B. Wallis’…

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Lucky Lady (1975)

STANLEY DONEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA, 1975.  Gruskoff/Venture Films.  Screenplay by Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by Michael Gruskoff.  Music by Ralph Burns.  Production Design by John Barry. Costume Design by Lilly Fenichel.  Film Editing by Peter Boita, George Hively. Liza Minnelli and Burt Reynolds fail in their attempt to make big money running undocumented Mexicans…

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The Deep (1977)

PETER YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 1977.  Casablanca Filmworks, EMI Films.  Screenplay by Peter Benchley, Tracy Keenan Wynn, based on the novel by Peter Benchley.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by Peter Guber.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Anthony Masters.  Costume Design by Ron Talsky.  Film Editing by David Berlatsky.   The success of Jaws meant that Peter Benchley’s follow-up…

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Raise The Titanic (1980)

JERRY JAMESON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   United Kingdom/USA, 1980.  ITC Films.  Screenplay by Adam Kennedy, adaptation by Eric Hughes, based on the novel by Clive Cussler.  Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti.  Produced by William Frye.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by John DeCuir.  Costume Design by John A. Anderson.  Film Editing by Robert F. Shugrue, J. Terry Williams. An adventure so dull,…

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The Whisperers (1967)

BRYAN FORBES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1967.  Seven Pines.  Screenplay by Bryan Forbes, based on the novel by Robert Nicolson.  Cinematography by Gerry Turpin.  Produced by Michael Laughlin, Ronald Shedlo.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Ray Simm.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Anthony Harvey.   Edith Evans is excellent as a woman who is slowly losing touch with…

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