Nighthawks (1981)

BRUCE MALMUTH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 1981.  Universal Pictures, Martin Poll Productions, The Production Company, Herb Nanas Productions, Layton Productions.  Story by David Shaber, Paul Sylbert, Screenplay by David Shaber.  Cinematography by James A. Contner.  Produced by Martin Poll.  Music by Keith Emerson.  Production Design by Peter S. Larkin.   Costume Design by Robert De Mora, John Falabella.  Film Editing by … More Nighthawks (1981)

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Mary Queen of Scots (1971)

CHARLES JARROTT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1971.  Universal Pictures, Hal Wallis Productions.  Screenplay by John Hale.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Terence Marsh.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing by Richard Marden.  Academy Awards 1971.  Golden Globe Awards 1971. The most celebrated girlfight in western political history is the subject … More Mary Queen of Scots (1971)

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A Man For All Seasons (1966)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1966.  Highland Films.  Screenplay by Robert Bolt, based on his play.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Fred Zinnemann.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Elizabeth Haffenden, Joan Bridge.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.  Academy Awards 1966.  Golden Globe Awards 1966.   The Best Picture Oscar winner of 1966 … More A Man For All Seasons (1966)

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Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes

BBBB (out of 5) I haven’t seen enough Tarzan movies to say for sure that this one is the best, but it should definitely rank in the top five. Christopher Lambert plays the man who grew up in the jungles of Africa after losing his nobly-born British parents in the events following a shipwreck. Raised by gorillas, … More Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes

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Chariots Of Fire

BBBB (out of 5) Inspirational, touching tale of underdog glory that managed to win Oscar’s heart (in a surprise victory at the 1981 Academy Awards) and enchant audiences for years (the score is still one of the most recognized instrumental movie themes ever heard). Consider that it also features a lead character who runs in a … More Chariots Of Fire

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Without A Clue

BBBB (out of 5) A comedic gem, the oft-told tale of Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson is reinvented as a hilarious adventure. A goofy Michael Caine plays Holmes, the drunken actor who poses as a detective for good PR, while Ben Kingsley plays Dr. Watson, the brains behind the operation, perpetually sober and tired of … More Without A Clue

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Caravaggio

BBB.5 (out of 5) One of Derek Jarman’s most enjoyable films is this deeply emotional, artistically rich exploration of the great Renaissance painter. Nigel Terry plays the wildly violent, passionate and emotional artist who is thrashing around on his deathbed and looking back on his experiences in developing as an artist.  His young years (portrayed by Dexter Fletcher) … More Caravaggio

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