Old Enough (1984)

MARISA SILVER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA, 1984. Silver Films. Screenplay by Marisa Silver. Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus. Produced by Dina Silver. Music by Julian Marshall. Production Design by Jeffrey Townsend. Costume Design by Teri Kane. Film Editing by Mark Burns. Lonnie (Sarah Boyd) is approaching her teens and lives in a fancy…

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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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Ludwig (1972)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Italy/France/West Germany, 1972.  Mega Film, Cinétel, Dieter Geissler Filmproduktion, Divina-Film.  Story and Screenplay by Luchino Visconti, Enrico Medioli, collaboration with Suso Cecchi D’Amico.  Cinematography by Armando Nannuzzi.  Produced by Dieter Geissler, Ugo Santalucia.  Production Design by Mario Chiari, Mario Scisci.  Costume Design by Piero Tosi.  Film Editing by Ruggero Mastroianni.  The life of the…

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Stardust (2007)

MATTHEW VAUGHN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2007.  Paramount Pictures, Marv Films, Vaughn Productions, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Ingenious Film Partners, Truenorth Productions.  Screenplay by Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman.  Cinematography by Ben Davis.  Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Michael Dreyer, Neil Gaiman, Matthew Vaughn.  Music by Ilan Eshkeri.  Production Design by Gavin Bocquet.  Costume Design by…

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Tunes Of Glory (1960)

RONALD NEAME Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1960.  Knightsbridge Films.  Screenplay by James Kennaway, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Arthur Ibbetson.  Produced by Colin Lesslie.  Music by Malcolm Arnold.  Production Design by Wilfred Shingleton. Costume Design by Charles Guerin.  Film Editing by Anne V. Coates.   Fantastic British film featuring a squaring off between two pristine actors, in this case…

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Death In Venice (1971)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Morte A Venezia Italy/France, 1971.  Alfa Cinematografica, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Luchino Visconti, Nicola Badalucco, based on the story by Thomas Mann.  Cinematography by Pasqualino de Santis.  Produced by Luchino Visconti.  Production Design by Ferdinando Scarfiotti.  Costume Design by Piero Tosi.  Film Editing by Ruggero Mastroianni.   Luchino Visconti applies his obsessively elegant style…

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