The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

TERENCE FISHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom, 1959. Hammer Films. Screenplay by Peter Bryan, based on the novel by Arthur Conan Doyle. Cinematography by Jack Asher. Produced by Anthony Hinds. Music by James Bernard. Production Design by Bernard Robinson. Costume Design by Molly Arbuthnot. Film Editing by Alfred Cox. One of the…

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The Amityville Horror (1979)

STUART ROSENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1979.  American International Pictures, Cinema 77, Professional Films.  Screenplay by Sandor Stern, based on the book by Jay Anson. Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp.  Produced by Elliot Geisinger, Ronald Saland.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Kim Swados.  Costume Design by Cynthia Bales, Richard Butz.  Film Editing by Robert Brown.   Ridiculous horror film that tries…

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Mommie Dearest (1981)

FRANK PERRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1981.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Frank Yablans, Frank Perry, Tracy Hotchner, Robert Getchell, based on the book by Christina Crawford.  Cinematography by Paul Lohmann.  Produced by Frank Yablans.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Bill Malley.  Costume Design by Irene Sharaff.  Film Editing by Peter E. Berger. Oh come on, it’s a terrible…

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Midnight Run (1988)

MARTIN BREST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1988.  Universal Pictures, City Light Films.  Screenplay by George Gallo.  Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin.  Produced by Martin Brest.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Angelo P. Graham.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Chris Lebenzon, Michael Tronick, Billy Weber.   This is a film that successfully merges action, comedy, and even a…

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