The Big Sleep (1978)

MICHAEL WINNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom/USA, 1978. Winkast Film Productions, ITC Entertainment. Screenplay by Michael Winner, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler. Cinematography by Robert Paynter. Produced by Jerry Bick, Elliott Kastner, Michael Winner. Music by Jerry Fielding. Production Design by Harry Pottle. Costume Design by Ron Beck. Film Editing…

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The Robe (1953)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1953.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Albert Maltz, Philip Dunne, adaptation by Gina Kaus, based on the novel by Lloyd C. Douglas.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Frank Ross.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Emile Santiago.  Film Editing by Barbara McLean.  …

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Winter Kills (1979)

WILLIAM RICHERT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1979.  Winter Gold Productions.  Screenplay by William Richert, based on the book by Richard Condon.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Fred C. Caruso, Daniel H. Blatt.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Robert F. Boyle.  Costume Design by Robert De Mora.  Film Editing by David Bretherton. Fictionalized expose of the JFK assassination would…

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The Arrangement (1969)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1969.  Athena Productions.  Screenplay by Elia Kazan, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees.  Produced by Elia Kazan.  Music by David Amram.  Production Design by Gene Callahan.  Costume Design by Theadora Van Runkle.  Film Editing by Stefan Arnsten.   Kirk Douglas is a successful advertising executive with a giant house and a gorgeous wife…

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The Alamo (1960)

JOHN WAYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1960.  Batjac Productions, The Alamo Company.  Screenplay by James Edward Grant.  Cinematography by William H. Clothier.  Produced by John Wayne.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Alfred Ybarra.  Costume Design by Ron Talsky.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore.   Three hours of wet matches is what you will get from this bland disaster, starring and…

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Cabin Fever (2002)

ELI ROTH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 2002.  Tonic Films, Down Home Entertainment, Black Sky Entertainment, Deer Path Films, Cabin Pictures.  Story by Eli Roth, Screenplay by Eli Roth, Randy Pearlstein.  Cinematography by Scott Kevan.  Produced by Evan Astrowsky, Sam Froelich, Lauren Moews, Eli Roth.  Music by Angelo Badalamenti, Nathan Barr.  Production Design by Franco-Giacomo Carbone.  Costume Design by Paloma Soledad.  Film Editing…

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Hombre (1967)

MARTIN RITT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1967.  Hombre Productions.  Screenplay by Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr..  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Irving Ravetch, Martin Ritt.  Music by David Rose.  Production Design by Jack Martin Smith, Robert Emmet Smith.  Costume Design by Donfeld.  Film Editing by Frank Bracht.   Paul Newman continues his collection of anti-heroes with this excellent western, adapted from…

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Call Me Mister (1951)

LLOYD BACON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1951.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Albert E. Lewin, Burt Styler, based on the musical revue by Harold Rome, Arnold M. Auerbach.  Cinematography by Arthur E. Arling.  Produced by Fred Kohlmar.  Music by Leigh Harline.  Production Design by Lyle R. Wheeler, Joseph C. Wright.  Costume Design by Charles Le Maire.  Film Editing by Louis R. Loeffler.   Throwback…

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