Across 110th Street (1973)

BARRY SHEAR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1973. Film Guarantors. Screenplay by Luther Davis, based on the novel Across 110th by Wally Ferris. Cinematography by Jack Priestley. Produced by Fouad Said, Ralph B. Sharpe. Music by J.J. Johnson. Production Design by Perry Watkins. Costume Design by Joseph Fretwell III. Film Editing by Byron…

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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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Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom (2013)

JUSTIN CHADWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB.5.  United Kingdom/South Africa, 2013.  Videovision Entertainment, Distant Horizon, Film Afrika Worldwide, Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa, Long Walk to Freedom, National Empowerment Fund, Origin Pictures, Pathé.  Screenplay by William Nicholson, based on the autobiography by Nelson Mandela.  Cinematography by Lol Crawley.  Produced by Anant Singh.  Music by Alex Heffes.  Production Design by Johnny Breedt.  Costume…

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Love And Other Catastrophes

EMMA-KATE CROGHAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   A day in the life of a group of Melbourne University students, getting into all sorts of trouble thanks to starting love affairs, transferring majors and finding good roommates. It benefits greatly from a fabulous central performance by Frances O’Connor as a student who can’t seem to…

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