Appointment With Death (1988)

MICHAEL WINNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 1988.  Golan-Globus Productions.  Screenplay by Anthony Shaffer, Peter Buckman, Michael Winner, based on the novel by Agatha Christie.  Cinematography by David Garfinkel.  Produced by Michael Winner.  Music by Pino Donaggio.  Production Design by John Blezard.  Costume Design by John Bloomfield.  Film Editing by Michael Winner. After such enjoyably droll outings with Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Orient Express, Death … More Appointment With Death (1988)

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Up At The Villa

BBB (out of 5) Not the liveliest film around, this is a handsome and elegant adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham’s novel. It stars Kristin Scott Thomas as a woman caught in one dangerous relationship with Sean Penn and nearly ruined by a fleeting encounter with Jeremy Davies.   Anne Bancroft stands out as one of the grand … More Up At The Villa

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Don’t Look Now

BBBB (out of 5) Supercool psychic thriller from the often imitated, never duplicated imagination of Nicolas Roeg. Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie play a couple who survive a tragedy when their little girl drowns in the river near their house. Some time later, they’re living in Venice while he works on the restoration of a cathedral and … More Don’t Look Now

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Body Double

BBB.5 (out of 5) A struggling actor (Craig Wasson) breaks up with his girlfriend after he finds her in bed with another man. Busy working on a vampire B-movie and in immediate need of new living accommodations, he instantly snatches up an offer he gets from another actor who needs someone to house sit for … More Body Double

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Blow Out

BBBB (out of 5) John Travolta is excellent as a movie sound mixer who is randomly taping wild sound when he witnesses a car drive off a bridge and into the river. After saving the female passenger (Nancy Allen) from drowning, Travolta listens to the tape he made of the accident and believes wholeheartedly that he … More Blow Out

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