The House That Dripped Blood (1971)

PETER DUFFELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   United Kingdom, 1971.  Amicus Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Bloch.  Cinematography by Ray Parslow.  Produced by Max Rosenberg, Milton Subotsky.  Music by Michael Dress.  Production Design by Tony Curtis.  Costume Design by Laurel Staffell.  Film Editing by Peter Tanner. A Scotland Yard detective heads out to the country to investigate the disappearance of a famous movie…

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Hedda (1975)

TREVOR NUNN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1975.  Bowden Productions Limited.  Screenplay by Trevor Nunn, based on the play Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen.  by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Robert Enders.  Music by Laurie Johnson.  Production Design by Ted Tester.  Costume Design by John Napier.  Film Editing by Peter Tanner.  Academy Awards 1975.  Golden Globe Awards 1975. The Royal Shakespeare Company…

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Widows’ Peak (1994)

JOHN IRVIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/Ireland, 1994.  British Screen Productions, Jo Manuel Productions, The Rank Organisation.  Story and Screenplay by Hugh Leonard.  Cinematography by Ashley Rowe.  Produced by Jo Manuel.   Music by Carl Davis.  Production Design by Leo Austin.  Costume Design by Consolata Boyle.  Film Editing by Peter Tanner.   In the sleepy town of Kilshannon in Ireland, Mrs. Doyle…

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A Month By The Lake (1995)

JOHN IRVIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1995.  Anuline, Miramax.  Screenplay by Trevor Bentham, based on the story by H.E. Bates.  Cinematography by Pasqualino de Santis.  Produced by Robert Fox.  Music by Nicola Piovani.  Production Design by Gianni Giovagnoni.  Costume Design by Lia Francesca Morandini.  Film Editing by Peter Tanner.  Golden Globe Awards 1995.  Toronto International Film Festival 1995.   Sweet romantic film, beautifully…

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Madame Sin

BBB (out of 5) Bette Davis has fun parading around as an Asian villainess in this enjoyable thriller. Robert Wagner plays a CIA agent who is ensnared by Davis’s Madame Sin, a sort of female Fu Manchu, who forces him to help her diabolical scheme. Resting in the confines of her grand Scottish castle, Madame…

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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…

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Nasty Habits

BB (out of 5) The makings of what should have been a winning classic somehow fail to measure up in this forgettable comedy. When the Mother Superior of a convent (Edith Evans in her final screen role) dies just seconds before signing her name to the document that will decide her successor, a bidding war…

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