The Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

JOE DANTE, JOHN LANDIS, GEORGE MILLER, STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1983. Warner Bros.. Story by George Clayton Johnson, Screenplay by John Landis, George Clayton Johnson, Richard Matheson, Melissa Mathison, Based on stories by Jerome Bixby, Richard Matheson, Inspired by the series created by Rod Serling. Cinematography by Allen Daviau, John…

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The Prisoner Of Zenda (1952)

RICHARD THORPE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 1952. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by John L. Balderston, Noel Langley, adaptation by Wells Root, dramatization by Edward E. Rose, additional dialogue by Donald Ogden Stewart, based on the novel by Anthony Hope. Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg. Produced by Pandro S. Berman. Music by Alfred Newman. Production Design…

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Drums In The Deep South (1951)

WILLIAM CAMERON MENZIES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1951.  King Brothers Productions.  Screenplay by Philip Yordan, Sidney Harmon, based on the story by Hollister Noble.  Cinematography by Lionel Lindon.  Produced by Frank King, Maurice King.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by William Cameron Menzies.  Costume Design by Jay A. Morley Jr..  Film Editing by Richard V. Heermance. Barbara Payton‘s beautiful life…

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Johnny Got His Gun (1971)

DALTON TRUMBO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1971.  World Entertainment.  Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Jules Brenner.  Produced by Bruce Campbell.  Music by Jerry Fielding.  Production Design by Harold Michelson.  Costume Design by Theadora Van Runkle.  Film Editing by Millie Moore.   Dalton Trumbo, once the blacklisted author whose unabashed screenplay credit in Spartacus effectively ended the reign…

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One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

MILOS FORMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1975.  Fantasy Films.  Screenplay by Lawrence Hauben, Bo Goldman, based on the play by Dale Wasserman, from the novel by Ken Kesey.  Cinematography by Haskell Wexler.  Produced by Michael Douglas, Saul Zaentz.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Paul Sylbert.  Costume Design by Aggie Guerard Rodgers.  Film Editing by Sheldon Kahn, Lynzee Klingman.   After…

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Spartacus (1960)

STANLEY KUBRICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1960.  Bryna Productions.  Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, based on the novel by Howard Fast.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Edward Lewis.  Music by Alex North.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Valles.  Film Editing by Robert Lawrence.  Academy Awards 1960.  Golden Globe Awards 1960.   Who would have thought that among the years of…

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The War Of The Roses (1989)

DANNY DEVITO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1989.  Twentieth Century Fox, Gracie Films.  Screenplay by Michael Leeson, based on the novel by Warren Adler.  Cinematography by Stephen H. Burum.  Produced by James L. Brooks, Arnon Milchan.  Music by David Newman. Production Design by Ida Random.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Lynzee Klingman.   First we see them meet and…

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Throw Momma From The Train (1987)

DANNY DEVITO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1987.  Orion Pictures.  Screenplay by Stu Silver. Cinematography by Barry Sonnenfeld.  Produced by Larry Brezner.  Music by David Newman.  Production Design by Ida Random.  Costume Design by Marilyn Vance.  Film Editing by Michael Jablow.   This enjoyable comedy takes Hitchcock’s Strangers On A Train and adds humour. Danny DeVito plays a put-upon mama’s boy who…

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