Sleuth (1972)

JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1972.  Palomar Pictures.  Screenplay by Anthony Shaffer, based on his play.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Morton Gottlieb.  Music by John Addison.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by John Furniss.  Film Editing by Richard Marden.     Michael Caine is summoned to the estate of famed detective novelist Laurence Olivier to discuss Olivier’s wife,…

Rate this:

Thunderball (1965)

TERENCE YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1965.  Eon Productions.  Original story by Kevin McClory, Jack Whittingham, Ian Fleming, original Screenplay by Jack Whittingham, Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, John Hopkins.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Kevin McClory.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson.  Film Editing by Ernest Hosler.   James Bond is on the scene once…

Rate this:

Dr. No (1962)

TERENCE YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1962.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Johanna Harwood, Berkely Mather, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by Monty Norman.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Tessa Prendergast.  Film Editing by Peter R. Hunt.   The cinema’s longest running franchise got itself off…

Rate this:

The Out-Of-Towners (1999)

SAM WEISMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Cherry Alley Productions, Cort/Madden Productions, Paramount Pictures, Robert Evans Company, The Cort/Madden Company.  Screenplay by Marc Lawrence, based on the screenplay by Neil Simon.  Cinematography by John Bailey.  Produced by Robert W. Cort, Robert Evans, David Madden, Teri Schwartz.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by…

Rate this:

In & Out (1997)

FRANK OZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1997.  Paramount Pictures, Spelling Films.  Screenplay by Paul Rudnick.  Cinematography by Rob Hahn.  Produced by Scott Rudin.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Daniel P. Hanley, John Jympson.  Academy Awards 1997.  Golden Globe Awards 1997.  New York Film Critics Awards 1997.  Toronto International Film Festival 1997.   Pointedly funny comedy…

Rate this:

The Deceivers (1988)

NICHOLAS MEYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  India/United Kingdom, 1988.  Merchant Ivory Productions, Michael White Productions, Cinecom Pictures, Film Four International, Master Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Hirst, based on the novel by John Masters. Cinematography by Walter Lassally.  Produced by Ismail Merchant.  Music by John Scott.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Jenny Beavan, John Bright.  Film Editing by…

Rate this:

Addams Family Values (1993)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1993.  Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Paul Rudnick, based on characters created by Charles Addams.  Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced by Scott Rudin.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Jim Miller, Arthur Schmidt.   In this superior sequel to the 1991…

Rate this:

The Madness Of King George (1994)

NICHOLAS HYTNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1994.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company, Channel Four Films, Close Call Films.  Screenplay by Alan Bennett, based on his play.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn. Produced by Stephen Evans, David Parfitt.  Music by Eliza Thompson.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Sue Honeybourne, Mark Thompson.  Film Editing by Tariq Anwar.   King George…

Rate this:

Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

GUY HAMILTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1971.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Tom Mankiewicz, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by John Barry. Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Ted Tetrick, Donfeld.  Film Editing by Bert Bates, John W. Holmes.   Sean Connery‘s…

Rate this:

Funeral In Berlin (1966)

GUY HAMILTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1966.  Lowndes Productions Limited.  Screenplay by Evan Jones, based on the novel by Len Deighton.  Cinematography by Otto Heller.  Produced by Charles D. Kasher.  Music by Konrad Elfers.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Barbara Gillett, Brian Owen-Smith.  Film Editing by John Bloom.   The second in the Harry Palmer film…

Rate this:

Goldfinger (1964)

GUY HAMILTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1964.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Paul Dehn, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Elsa Fennell.  Film Editing by Peter R. Hunt.   It took three films to…

Rate this:

Boys On The Side (1995)

HERBERT ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/France, 1995.  Alcor Films, Canal+, Hera Productions, New Regency Pictures, Regency Enterprises.  Screenplay by Don Roos.  Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin.  Produced by Arnon Milchan, Steven Reuther, Herbert Ross.  Music by David Newman.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Michael R. Miller. Emotionally manipulative but still enjoyable road movie…

Rate this: