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. The most celebrated girlfight in western political history is the subject of Hal B. Wallis’…

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Brass Target (1978)

JOHN HOUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.   USA/West Germany/Switzerland, 1978.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Alvin Boretz, based on the novel by Frederick Nolan.  Cinematography by Tony Imi.  Produced by Arthur Lewis.  Music by Laurence Rosenthal.  Production Design by Rolf Zehetbauer.  Costume Design by Monika Bauert.  Film Editing by David Lane. George S. Patton is given the JFK treatment in a conspiracy thriller that…

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The Phantom (1996)

SIMON WINCER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Australia/USA, 1996.  Paramount Pictures, The Ladd Company, Boam Productions, Robert Evans Company, Village Roadshow Pictures.  Screenplay by Jeffrey Boam, based on characters created by Lee Falk.  Cinematography by David Burr.  Produced by Robert Evans, Alan Ladd Jr..  Music by David Newman.  Production Design by Paul Peters.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by O. Nicholas…

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All Night Long (1962)

BASIL DEARDEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1962.  The Rank Organisation.  Screenplay by Nel King, Paul Jarrico, based on the play Othello by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Edward Scaife.  Produced by Michael Relph, Bob Roberts.  Music by Philip Green.  Production Design by Ray Simm.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by John D. Guthridge. Shakespeare’s Othello is loosely updated to an anniversary…

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Escape From Alcatraz (1979)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.    USA, 1979.  Paramount Pictures, The Malpaso Company.  Screenplay by Richard Tuggle, based on the book by J. Campbell Bruce.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by Don Siegel.  Music by Jerry Fielding.  Production Design by Allen E. Smith.  Costume Design by Glenn Wright.  Film Editing by Ferris Webster. Clint Eastwood plays a real-life escape artist whose breaks from…

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A Time To Kill (1996)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1996.  Regency Enterprises, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, based on the novel by John Grisham. Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by John Grisham, Hunt Lowry, Arnon Milchan, Michael G. Nathanson.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by Larry Fulton.  Costume Design by Ingrid Ferrin.  Film Editing by William Steinkamp.   One of the most…

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The Gypsy And The Gentleman (1958)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1958.  Maurice Cowan Productions, The Rank Organisation.  Screenplay by Janet Green, based on the novel Darkness I Love You by Nina Warner Hooks. Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Maurice Cowan.  Music by Hans May.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Reginald Beck. Keith Michell…

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Silver Streak (1976)

ARTHUR HILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1976.  Frank Yablans Presentations, Miller-Milkis Productions, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Colin Higgins.  Cinematography by David M. Walsh.  Produced by Edward K. Milkis, Thomas L. Miller.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Alfred Sweeney.  Costume Design by Phyllis Garr, Michael J. Harte.  Film Editing by David Bretherton.   Gene Wilder is an…

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Treasure Planet (2002)

RON CLEMENTS, JOHN MUSKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2002.  Walt Disney Feature Animation, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Screenplay by Ron Clements, John Musker, Rob Edwards, based on Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.  Produced by Ron Clements, Ray Conli, John Musker.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design…

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Braveheart (1995)

MEL GIBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1995.   Icon Entertainment International, The Ladd Company, B.H. Finance C.V., Icon Productions. Screenplay by Randall Wallace.   Cinematography by John Toll.   Produced by Bruce Davey, Mel Gibson, Alan Ladd Jr..   Music by James Horner.   Production Design by Thomas E. Sanders.   Costume Design by Charles Knode.   Film Editing by…

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