Caligula (1979)

TINTO BRASS Bil’s rating (out of 5): B Original Title: Caligola Italy, 1979. Penthouse Films International, Felix Cinematografica. Screenplay by Gore Vidal. Cinematography by Silvano Ippoliti. Produced by Bob Guccione. Music by Bruno Nicolai, Renzo Rossellini. Production Design by Danilo Donati. Costume Design by Danilo Donati. Film Editing by Nino Baragli, Enzo Micarelli. The phenomenon…

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The Wicked Lady (1983)

MICHAEL WINNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   United Kingdom, 1983.  Golan-Globus Productions, London-Cannon Films.  Screenplay by Leslie Arliss, Michael Winner, additional dialogue by Gordon Glennon, Aimee Stuart, based on the book Life and Death of the Wicked Lady Skelton by Magdalen King-Hall.  Cinematography by Jack Cardiff.  Produced by Yoram Globus, Menahem Golan.  Music by Tony Banks.  Production Design by John Blezard.  Costume Design by…

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Joseph Andrews (1977)

TONY RICHARDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1977.  Woodfall Film Productions.  Screen story by Tony Richardson, Screenplay by Allan Scott, Chris Bryant, based on the novel by Henry Fielding.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Neil Hartley.  Music by John Addison.  Production Design by Michael Annals.  Costume Design by Michael Annals.  Film Editing by Thom Noble.   Tony Richardson follows his Oscar winning Tom…

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Falstaff (1965)

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Alternate title:  Chimes At Midnight France/Spain/Switzerland, 1965.  Internacional Films, Alpine Films.  Screenplay by Orson Welles, based on the book by Raphael Holinshed, and the plays of William Shakespeare. Cinematography by Edmond Richard.  Produced by Angel Escolano, Emiliano Piedra, Harry Saltzman.  Music by Angelo Francesco Lavagnino.  Production Design by Mariano Erdoiza.  Costume Design by Orson…

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Prospero’s Books (1991)

PETER GREENAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/Netherlands/France/Italy/Japan, 1991.  Allarts, Cinéa, Caméra One, Penta Film, Elsevier-Vendex Film Beheer, Channel 4 International, Vrijzinnig Protestantse Radio Omroep, Canal+, NHK, Pierson, Heldring & Pierson N.V., Palace Pictures.  Screenplay by Peter Greenaway, based on the play The Tempest by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Sacha Vierny.  Produced by Kees Kasander.  Music by…

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The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad (1988)

DAVID ZUCKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1988.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Pat Proft, based on the television series Police Squad by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker.  Cinematography by Robert M. Stevens.  Produced by Robert K. Weiss.  Music by Ira Newborn.  Production Design by John J. Lloyd.  Costume Design by Mary E. Vogt.  Film Editing by…

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First Knight (1995)

JERRY ZUCKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 1995.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, First Knight Productions.  Story by Lorne Cameron, David Hoselton, William Nicholson, Screenplay by William Nicholson.  Cinematography by Adam Greenberg.  Produced by Hunt Lowry, Jerry Zucker.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Nanà Cecchi.  Film Editing by Walter Murch.   Just in case anyone thought that Lerner and Loewe’s…

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Appointment With Death (1988)

MICHAEL WINNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   USA, 1988.  Golan-Globus Productions.  Screenplay by Anthony Shaffer, Peter Buckman, Michael Winner, based on the novel by Agatha Christie.  Cinematography by David Garfinkel.  Produced by Michael Winner.  Music by Pino Donaggio.  Production Design by John Blezard.  Costume Design by John Bloomfield.  Film Editing by Michael Winner. After such enjoyably droll outings with Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Orient Express,…

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Shining Through (1992)

DAVID SELTZER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 1992.  Twentieth Century Fox, Sandollar Productions, Peter V. Miller Investment Corp..  Screenplay by David Seltzer, based on the novel by Susan Isaacs.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont.  Produced by Carol Baum, Howard Rosenman.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Anthony Pratt.  Costume Design by Marit Allen.  Film Editing by Craig McKay.   This war drama provides…

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Plenty (1985)

FRED SCHEPISI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   United Kingdom/USA, 1985.  Pressman Productions, RKO Pictures.  Screenplay by David Hare, based on his play.  Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Joseph Papp, Edward R. Pressman.  Music by Bruce Smeaton.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald. Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Peter Honess. Meryl Streep‘s riveting performance is the only thing worth taking…

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Richard III (1955)

LAURENCE OLIVIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1955.  London Film Productions.  Textual alterations by David Garrick, Colley Cibber, based on the plays Richard III and Henry VI: Part III by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Otto Heller.  Produced by Laurence Olivier.  Music by William Walton.  Production Design by Roger K. Furse.  Costume Design by John McCorry.  Film Editing by Helga Cranston.   Once…

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Shine (1996)

SCOTT HICKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Australia, 1996.  Australian Film Finance Corporation, Film Victoria, The South Australian Film Corporation.  Story by Scott Hicks, Screenplay by Jan Sardi.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Simpson.  Produced by Jane Scott.  Music by David Hirschfelder.  Production Design by Vicki Niehus.  Costume Design by Louise Wakefield.  Film Editing by Pip Karmel.  Academy Awards 1996.  Golden Globe Awards 1996.  Toronto International…

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