The Big Sleep (1978)

MICHAEL WINNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom/USA, 1978. Winkast Film Productions, ITC Entertainment. Screenplay by Michael Winner, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler. Cinematography by Robert Paynter. Produced by Jerry Bick, Elliott Kastner, Michael Winner. Music by Jerry Fielding. Production Design by Harry Pottle. Costume Design by Ron Beck. Film Editing…

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The Nightcomers (1971)

MICHAEL WINNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom, 1971.  Elliott Kastner-Jay Kanter-Alan Ladd Jnr Productions, Scimitar Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Hastings, based on characters created by Henry James.   Cinematography by Robert Paynter.   Produced by Michael Winner.   Music by Jerry Fielding.  Production Design by Herbert Westbrook.   Costume Design by Ray Beck.  Film Editing by…

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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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Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)

MARK HARTLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom/Israel/Australia/USA, 2014.  Fury Productions, RatPac Documentary Films, XYZ Films.  Screenplay by Mark Hartley.  Cinematography by Garry Richards.  Produced by Veronica Fury, James Packer, Brett Ratner.  Music by Jamie Blanks.  Film Editing by Jamie Blanks, Sara Edwards, Mark Hartley.  Toronto International Film Festival 2014. They’re described as the Weinstein Brothers except without any taste, which should…

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Appointment With Death (1988)

MICHAEL WINNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   USA, 1988.  Golan-Globus Productions.  Screenplay by Anthony Shaffer, Peter Buckman, Michael Winner, based on the novel by Agatha Christie.  Cinematography by David Garfinkel.  Produced by Michael Winner.  Music by Pino Donaggio.  Production Design by John Blezard.  Costume Design by John Bloomfield.  Film Editing by Michael Winner. After such enjoyably droll outings with Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Orient Express,…

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