Caligula (1979)

TINTO BRASS Bil’s rating (out of 5): B Original Title: Caligola Italy, 1979. Penthouse Films International, Felix Cinematografica. Screenplay by Gore Vidal. Cinematography by Silvano Ippoliti. Produced by Bob Guccione. Music by Bruno Nicolai, Renzo Rossellini. Production Design by Danilo Donati. Costume Design by Danilo Donati. Film Editing by Nino Baragli, Enzo Micarelli. The phenomenon…

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Under Milk Wood (1972)

ANDREW SINCLAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   United Kingdom, 1972.  Timon Productions.  Screenplay by Andrew Sinclair, based on the play by Dylan Thomas.  Cinematography by Robert Huke.  Produced by John Comfort.  Music by Brian Gascoigne.  Production Design by Geoffrey Tozer.  Costume Design by Dulcie Midwinter, Roy Ponting.  Film Editing by Willy Kemplen, Greg Miller. Dylan Thomas’ popular radio drama is adapted to film…

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Supergirl (1984)

JEANNOT SZWARC Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1984.  Artistry Limited, Investors In Industry PLC, Robert Fleming Leasing Limited, St. Michael Finance Limited.  Screenplay by David Odell, based on the character created by Otto Binder, Al Plastino.  Cinematography by Alan Hume.  Produced by Timothy Burrill.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Emma Porteous. Film Editing by Malcolm…

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Stardust (2007)

MATTHEW VAUGHN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2007.  Paramount Pictures, Marv Films, Vaughn Productions, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Ingenious Film Partners, Truenorth Productions.  Screenplay by Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman.  Cinematography by Ben Davis.  Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Michael Dreyer, Neil Gaiman, Matthew Vaughn.  Music by Ilan Eshkeri.  Production Design by Gavin Bocquet.  Costume Design by…

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High Spirits (1988)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1988.  Vision PDG, Palace Pictures.  Screenplay by Neil Jordan.  Cinematography by Alex Thomson.Produced by David Saunders, Stephen Woolley.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Anton Furst.  Costume Design by Emma Porteous.  Film Editing by Michael Bradsell.   This film could definitely use more of what it exclaims in the title, but it does…

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Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1962.  Horizon Pictures.  Screenplay by Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson, based on the writings of T.E. Lawrence.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Phyllis Dalton.  Film Editing by Anne V. Coates.   This is not just a movie, it’s THE movie:  David Lean’s…

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Troy (2004)

WOLFGANG PETERSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Malta/United Kingdom, 2004.  Warner Bros., Helena Productions, Latina Pictures, Radiant Productions, Plan B Entertainment, Nimar Studios.  Screenplay by David Benioff, based on the writings of Homer.  Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by Wolfgang Petersen, Diane Kruger, Colin Wilson.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Nigel Phelps.  Costume Design by Bob Ringwood.  Film Editing by Peter…

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The Ruling Class (1972)

PETER MEDAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1972.  Keep Films.  Screenplay by Peter Barnes, based on his play.   Cinematography by Ken Hodges.   Produced by Jules Buck, Jack Hawkins.   Music by John Cameron.   Production Design by Peter Murton.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Ray Lovejoy.   Brilliantly perverse observation of the upper classes, and one of the…

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Venus (2006)

ROGER MICHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom, 2006.  Miramax, FilmFour, UK Film Council, Free Range Films.  Screenplay by Hanif Kureishi.  Cinematography by Haris Zambarloukos.  Produced by Kevin Loader.  Music by David Arnold, Corinne Bailey Rae.  Production Design by Emma MacDevitt.  Costume Design by Natalie Ward.  Film Editing by Nicolas Gaster.  Academy Awards 2006.  Golden Globe Awards 2006.  Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006.  Toronto International…

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Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)

HERBERT ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1969.  APJAC Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Terence Rattigan, based on the novel by James Hilton.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Arthur P. Jacobs.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.   All the charm has been sapped out of this musical version of…

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Becket (1964)

PETER GLENVILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1964.  Wallis-Hazen, Paramount Film Service, Keep Films.  Screenplay by Edward Anhalt, based on the play by Jean Anouilh, as translated by Lucienne Hill.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Laurence Rosenthal.  Production Design by John Bryan.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing by Anne V. Coates.   The…

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The Stunt Man (1980)

RICHARD RUSH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1980.  Melvin Simon Productions, Simon Productions.  Screenplay by Lawrence B. Marcus, adaptation by Richard Rush, based on the novel by Paul Brodeur.  Cinematography by Mario Tosi.  Produced by Richard Rush.  Music by Dominic Frontiere.  Production Design by James L. Schoppe.  Costume Design by Rosanna Norton.  Film Editing by Caroline Biggerstaff, Jack Hofstra.   One of the best…

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