Death Watch (1980)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Original Title: La Mort En Direct France/West Germany, 1980. Films A2, Gaumont International, Little Bear, Sara Films, Selta Films, Societe Francaise de Production, TV13 Filmproduktion. Screenplay by David Rayfiel, Bertrand Tavernier, Géza von Radványi, based on the novel by David Compton. Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn. Produced by…

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Britannia Hospital (1982)

LINDSAY ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. United Kingdom, 1982.  British Lion Film Corporation, EMI Films, Film and General Productions, National Film Finance Corporation.  Screenplay by David Sherwin.  Cinematography by Mike Fash.  Produced by Davina Belling, Clive Parsons.  Music by Alan Price.  Production Design by Norris Spencer.  Costume Design by Ian Hickinbotham.  Film Editing by Michael Ellis.   Lindsay Anderson makes the…

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The Jewel Of The Nile (1985)

LEWIS TEAGUE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1985.  SLM Production Group, Stone Group Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Mark Rosenthal, Lawrence Konner, based on characters created by Diane Thomas.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont.  Produced by Michael Douglas.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Richard Dawking, Terry Knight.  Costume Design by Emma Porteous.  Film Editing by Peter Boita, Michael Ellis.   One of…

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The Wedding Planner (2001)

ADAM SHANKMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Germany/USA, 2001.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Dee Gee Entertainment, IMF Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. 2. Produktions KG, Intermedia Films, Prufrock Pictures, Tapestry Films.  Screenplay by Pamela Falk, Michael Ellis.  Cinematography by Julio Macat.  Produced by Peter Abrams, Deborah Del Prete, Jennifer Gibgot, Robert L. Levy, Gigi Pritzker.  Music by Mervyn Warren.  Production Design by…

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Impromptu (1991)

JAMES LAPINE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/France, 1991.  C.L.G. Films, Governor Productions, Les Films Ariane, Sovereign Pictures.  Screenplay by Sarah Kernochan.  Cinematography by Bruno de Keyzer.  Produced by Stuart Oken, Daniel A. Sherkow.  Music by John Strauss.  Production Design by Gerard Daoudal, Anne Seibel.  Costume Design by Jenny Beaven.  Film Editing by Michael Ellis.  Independent Spirit Awards 1991.   For some, the idea…

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Little Voice (1998)

MARK HERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1998.  Miramax, Scala Productions.  Screenplay by Mark Herman, based on the play by Jim Cartwright.  Cinematography by Andy Collins.  Produced by Elizabeth Karlsen.  Music by John Altman.  Production Design by Don Taylor.  Costume Design by Lindy Hemming.  Film Editing by Michael Ellis.  Academy Awards 1998.  Golden Globe Awards 1998.   Cute musical film about a super-talented mimic (Jane Horrocks,…

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The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas (2008)

MARK HERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2008.  Miramax, BBC Films, Heyday Films.  Screenplay by Mark Herman, based on the novel by John Boyne.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by David Heyman.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Martin Childs.  Costume Design by Natalie Ward.  Film Editing by Michael Ellis.   The horrific world that has been created by adults is seen through…

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Housekeeping (1987)

BILL FORSYTH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1987.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Bill Forsyth, based on the novel by Marilynne Robinson.  Cinematography by Michael Coulter.  Produced by Robert F. Colesberry.  Music by Michael Gibbs.  Production Design by Adrienne Atkinson.  Costume Design by Mary-Jane Reyner.  Film Editing by Michael Ellis.  New York Film Critics Awards 1987.   As little girls in post-war…

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Superman (1978)

RICHARD DONNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 1978.  Dovemead Films, Film Export A.G., International Film Production.  Story by Mario Puzo, Screenplay by Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman, Robert Benton,  based on the character created by Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by Pierre Spengler.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by John Barry.  Costume Design…

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