The Other Side of the Wind (2018)

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  France/Iran/USA, 2018.  Royal Road Entertainment, Les Films de l’Astrophore, SACI, Americas Film Conservancy.  Screenplay by Oja Kodar, Orson Welles.  Cinematography by Gary Graver.  Produced by Frank Marshall, Filip Jan Rymsza.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Polly Platt.  Film Editing by Bob Murawski, Orson Welles.  Orson Welles filmed roughly one hundred hours of…

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Operation Crossbow (1965)

MICHAEL ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1965.  Baroda, Bentley Productions, Jason Films, Monica Corp., Monmouth, Pennebaker-Baroda Productions.  Story by Duilio Coletti, Vittoriano Petrilli, Screenplay by Emeric Pressburger, Derry Quinn, Ray Rigby.  Cinematography by Erwin Hillier.  Produced by Carlo Ponti.  Music by Ron Goodwin.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Film Editing by Ernest Walter. British intelligence sends three men…

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Body And Soul (1947)

ROBERT ROSSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1947.  Enterprise Productions.  Screenplay by Abraham Polonsky.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Bob Roberts.  Music by Hugo Friedhofer.  Production Design by Nathan Juran.  Costume Design by Marion Herwood Keyes.  Film Editing by Robert Parrish.   John Garfield plays a kid from the wrong side of the tracks who is desperate to make good and take…

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The Boys From Brazil (1978)

FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1978.  Sir Lew Grade, Producers Circle, ITC Films.  Screenplay by Heywood Gould, based on the novel by Ira Levin.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Produced by Stanley O’Toole, Martin Richards.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Gil Parrondo.  Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson.  Film Editing by Robert Swink.   Laurence Olivier is terrific as a…

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Secret Agent (1936)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1936.  Gaumont British Picture Corporation.  Screenplay by Charles Bennett, dialogue by Ian Hay, continuity by Alma Reville, additional dialogue by Jesse Lasky Jr., based on the play by Campbell Dixon, from the novel Ashenden by W. Somerset Maugham.  Cinematography by Bernard Knowles.  Produced by Michael Balcon.  Music by John Greenwood.  Production…

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