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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Reuben, Reuben (1983)

ROBERT ELLIS MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1983. Saltair Productions, TAFT Entertainment Pictures. Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, based on the novel by Peter De Vries and the play Spofford by Herman Shumlin. Cinematography by Peter Stein. Produced by Walter Shenson. Music by Billy Goldenberg. Production Design by Peter S. Larkin. Costume…

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Bad (1977)

JED JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Alternate Title: Andy Warhol’s Bad USA, 1977.  Factory Films.  Story and Screenplay by Pat Hackett, George Abagnalo. Cinematography by Alan Metzger.  Produced by Jeff Tornberg. Music by Mike Bloomfield. Production Design by Gene Rudolf. Costume Design by John Boxer. Film Editing by David E. McKenna. Bonkers satire…

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In Which We Serve (1942)

NOEL COWARD, DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1942.  Two Cities Films, The London Symphony Orchestra.  Screenplay by Noel Coward.  Cinematography by Ronald Neame.  Produced by Noël Coward.  Music by Noël Coward.  Production Design by David Rawnsley.  Film Editing by Thelma Connell.  David Lean was hired by Noel Coward to assist…

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Starting Over (1979)

ALAN J. PAKULA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1979.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by James L. Brooks, based on the novel by Dan Wakefield.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by James L. Brooks, Alan J. Pakula.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by George Jenkins.  Costume Design by John Boxer.  Film Editing by Marion Rothman.   Candice Bergen is tired of being upper-middle-class housewife…

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The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1957.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Horizon Pictures.  Screenplay by Carl Foreman, Michael Wilson, based on the novel Le Pont de la Riviere Kwai by Pierre Boulle.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by Malcolm Arnold.  Production Design by Donald M. Ashton.  Costume Design by John Wilson-Apperson.  Film Editing by Peter Taylor.   American…

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Presumed Innocent (1990)

ALAN J. PAKULA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1990.  Warner Bros., Mirage Enterprises.  Screenplay by Frank Pierson, Alan J. Pakula, based on the novel by Scott Turow.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Sydney Pollack, Mark Rosenberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by George Jenkins.  Costume Design by John Boxer.  Film Editing by Evan A. Lottman.   Harrison Ford plays a well-respected…

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Frenzy (1972)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1972.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Anthony Shaffer, based on the novel Goodbye Piccadilly, Farewell Leicester Square by Arthur La Bern.  Cinematography by Gilbert Taylor.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Ron Goodwin.  Production Design by Syd Cain.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by John Jympson.   Masterful work from the last period…

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Raging Bull (1980)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1980.  Chartoff-Winkler Productions.  Screenplay by Paul Schrader, Mardik Martin, based on the book by Jake LaMotta, Joseph Carter, Peter Savage.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler.  Production Design by Phil Abramson, Frederic C. Weiler.  Costume Design by John Boxer, Richard Bruno.  Film Editing by Thelma Schoonmaker.   Regarded by many…

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Gandhi (1982)

RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/India, 1982.  International Film Investors, National Film Development Corporation of India, Goldcrest Films International, Indo-British, Indo-British Films.  Screenplay by John Briley.  Cinematography by Ronnie Taylor, Billy Williams.  Produced by Richard Attenborough.  Music by Ravi Shankar.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Bhanu Athaiya, John Mollo.  Film Editing by John Bloom.   Educational, handsomely…

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