The Angel Levine (1970)

JAN KADAR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1970. Belafonte Enterprises. Screenplay by Bill Gunn, Ronald Ribman, based on a story by Bernard Malamud. Cinematography by Richard C. Kratina. Produced by Chiz Schultz. Music by Zdenek Liska. Production Design by George Jenkins. Costume Design by Domingo A. Rodriguez. Film Editing by Carl Lerner. Zero…

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Carry On Cabby (1963)

GERALD THOMAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1963.  Peter Rogers Productions.  Screenplay by Talbot Rothwell, based on an original story by Sidney Green, Richard Hills.  Cinematography by Alan Hume.  Produced by Peter Rogers.  Music by Eric Rogers.  Production Design by Jack Stephens.   Costume Design by Joan Ellacott.   Film Editing by Archie Ludski….

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Theatre of Blood (1973)

DOUGLAS HICKOX Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom, 1973.  Harbour Productions Limited, Cineman Productions.  Idea by Stanley Mann, John Kohn, Screenplay by Anthony Greville-Bell.  Cinematography by Wolfgang Suschitzky.  Produced by John Kohn, Stanley Mann.  Music by Michael J. Lewis.  Production Design by Michael Seymour.  Costume Design by Michael Baldwin.  Film Editing by Malcolm Cooke. For anyone who thinks that Shakespeare is meant…

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Romeo And Juliet (1968)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/Italy, 1968.  BHE Films, Verona Produzione, Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Franco Brusati, Masolino D’Amico, Franco Zeffirelli, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Pasqualino de Santis.   Produced by John Brabourne, Anthony Havelock-Allan.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Lorenzo Mongiardino.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by…

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Barbarella (1968)

ROGER VADIM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  France/Italy, 1968.  Marianne Productions, Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Terry Southern, Roger Vadim, Vittorio Bonicelli, Clement Biddle Wood, Brian Degas, Tudor Gates, Jean-Claude Forest, in collaboration with Claude Brule, based on the comic by Jean-Claude Forest.  Cinematography by Claude Renoir.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis.  Music by Charles Fox.  Production Design by Mario Garbuglia.  Costume Design…

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Ulysses (1967)

JOSEPH STRICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1967.  Laser Film Corporation, Ulysses Film Production.  Screenplay by Fred Haines, Joseph Strick, based on the novel by James Joyce.  Cinematography by Wolfgang Suschitzky.  Produced by Joseph Strick.  Music by Stanley Myers.  Production Design by Graham Probst.  Costume Design by Betty Long.  Film Editing by Reginald Mills.   Joseph Strick set himself no mean task when he…

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The Matchmaker (1997)

MARK JOFFE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  Ireland/United Kingdom/USA, 1997.  Good Film Company, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Karen Janszen, Louis Nowra, Graham Linehan, based on a screenplay by Greg Dinner.  Cinematography by Ellery Ryan.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Luc Roeg.  Music by John Altman.  Production Design by Mark Geraghty.  Costume Design by Howard Burden.  Film Editing by…

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The Butcher Boy (1997)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  Ireland/USA, 1997.  Geffen Pictures.Screenplay by Neil Jordan, Pat McCabe, based on the novel by Pat McCabe.  Cinematography by Adrian Biddle.Produced by Redmond Morris, Stephen Woolley.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by Anthony Pratt.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Tony Lawson.   Unappealing drama from Neil Jordan about a ruthlessly militant boy (an…

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The Verdict (1982)

SIDNEY LUMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1982.   Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by David Mamet, based on the novel by Barry Reed.  Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak.  Produced by David Brown, Richard D. Zanuck.  Music by Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by Edward Pisoni.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by Peter C. Frank.   Watching one man go against conspiratorial corruption hasn’t been this…

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The Purple Rose Of Cairo (1985)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1985.  Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions, Orion Pictures.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Robert Greenhut.  Music by Dick Hyman.  Production Design by Stuart Wurtzel.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse.   In 1984, Woody Allen gave La Strada a twist with his Broadway Danny Rose,…

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