David And Lisa (1962)

FRANK PERRY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1962. Lisa and David Company, Vision Associates Productions. Screenplay by Eleanor Perry, based on the book by Theodore Isaac Rubin. Cinematography by Leonard Hirschfield. Produced by Paul M. Heller. Music by Mark Lawrence. Production Design by Paul M. Heller. Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone. Film…

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Madame X (1966)

DAVID LOWELL RICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1966.  Universal Pictures, Ross Hunter Productions, Eltee.  Screenplay by Jean Holloway, based on the play by Alexandre Bisson. Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, George C. Webb.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.   The classic tearjerker that has…

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Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)

OTTO PREMINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1965.  Wheel Productions.  Screenplay by John Mortimer, Penelope Mortimer, based on the novel by Marryam Modell.  Cinematography by Denys N. Coop. Produced by Otto Preminger.  Music by Paul Glass.  Production Design by Donald M. Ashton.  Costume Design by Hope Bryce.  Film Editing by Peter Thornton. A young American woman (Carol Lynley), newly arrived…

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2010 (1984)

PETER HYAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1984.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Peter Hyams, based on the novel by Arthur C. Clarke.  Cinematography by Peter Hyams.  Produced by Peter Hyams.  Music by David Shire.  Production Design by Albert Brenner.  Costume Design by Patricia Norris.  Film Editing by Mia Goldman, James Mitchell.   Superb sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s milestone classic, but if you’re expecting more…

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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

STANLEY KUBRICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1968.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Stanley Kubrick Productions.  Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, based on the story The Sentinel by Arthur C. Clarke.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by Stanley Kubrick.  Music by Patrick Moore.  Production Design by Ernest Archer, Harry Lange, Anthony Masters.  Costume Design by Hardy Amies.  Film Editing by Ray…

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The Good Shepherd

BB (out of 5) Talky, boring, ridiculously long political drama, director Robert De Niro’s three hour epic on the creation of the CIA labours under the monotony of quiet conversations. Matt Damon is a bland, colourless hero who, after diligently making it through Yale University as an English major and joining the secret society of Skulls…

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Black Christmas (1974)

BOB CLARK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Canada, 1974.  Film Funding Ltd. of Canada, Vision IV, Canadian Film Development Corporation, Famous Players.  Screenplay by Roy Moore.  Cinematography by Reginald H. Morris.  Produced by Bob Clark.  Music by Carl Zittrer.  Production Design by Karen Bromley.  Costume Design by Debi Weldon.  Film Editing by Stan Cole.   The original chiller that popularized the murder-by-numbers plots of gorier films…

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