Against All Odds (1984)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1984. Columbia Pictures, New Visions, Columbia-Delphi Productions. Screenplay by Eric Hughes, based on the screenplay Out Of The Past by Daniel Mainwaring, adapted from his novel. Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin. Produced by William S. Gilmore, Taylor Hackford. Music by Larry Carlton, Michel Colombier. Production Design…

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The Frogmen (1951)

LLOYD BACON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1951.  Twentieth Century Fox,.  Story by Oscar Millard, Screenplay by John Tucker Battle.  Cinematography by Norbert Brodine.  Produced by Samuel G. Engel.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by Albert Hogsett, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Charles Le Maire.  Film Editing by William Reynolds….

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Rollercoaster (1977)

JAMES GOLDSTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1977.  Universal Pictures.  Story by Sanford Sheldon, Richard Levinson, William Link, Screenplay by Richard Levinson, William Link, suggested by a story by Tommy Cook.  Cinematography by David M. Walsh.  Produced by Jennings Lang.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Burton Miller.  Film Editing by Edward A. Biery, Richard M. Sprague….

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How The West Was Won (1962)

JOHN FORD, HENRY HATHAWAY, GEORGE MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1962.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Cinerama Productions Corp..  Screenplay by James R. Webb, suggested by his Life Magazine series “How The West Was Won”.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels, Milton R. Krasner, Charles Lang, Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Bernard Smith.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by George W. Davis, William Ferrari,…

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Kiss Of Death (1947)

HENRY HATHAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1947.  Twentieth Century Fox. Story by Eleazar Lipsky, Screenplay by Ben Hecht, Charles Lederer. Cinematography by Norbert Brodine. Produced by Fred Kohlmar. Music by David Buttolph. Production Design by Leland Fuller, Lyle R. Wheeler. Costume Design by Charles Le Maire. Film Editing by J. Watson Webb Jr.. Academy Awards 1947. Golden Globe Awards…

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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.  Academy Awards 1960.  Golden Globe Awards 1960.  National Board of Review Awards 1960.   Three hours of wet matches…

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Judgment At Nuremberg (1961)

STANLEY KRAMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1961.  Roxlom Films Inc..  Screenplay by Abby Mann, based on his original story.  Cinematography by Ernest Laszlo.  Produced by Stanley Kramer.  Music by Ernest Gold.  Production Design by Rudolph Sternad.  Costume Design by Joe King.  Film Editing by Frederic Knudtson.  Academy Awards 1961.  Golden Globe Awards 1961.  National Board of Review Awards 1961.   Abby Mann adapted…

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The Cobweb (1955)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1955.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by John Paxton, additional dialogue by William Gibson, based on his novel.  Cinematography by George J. Folsey.  Produced by John Houseman.  Music by Leonard Rosenman.  Production Design by E. Preston Ames, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Harold F. Kress. Satisfying though strange melodrama from Vincente…

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National Lampoon’s Movie Madness (1982)

BOB GIRALDI, HENRY JAGLOM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 1982.  Matty Simmons.  Screenplay by Tod Carroll, Shary Flenniken, Pat Mephitis, Gerald Sussman, Ellis Weiner.  Cinematography by Charles Correll, Tak Fujimoto.  Produced by Matty Simmons.  Music by Andy Stein.  Production Design by Alexander A. Mayer.  Costume Design by Nedra Rosemond-Watt.  Film Editing by James Coblentz, Bud S. Isaacs.   It’s really hard to imagine how this film could possibly…

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Pickup On South Street (1953)

SAMUEL FULLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1953.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Story by Dwight Taylor, Screenplay by Samuel Fuller.  Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald.  Produced by Jules Schermer.  Music by Leigh Harline.  Production Design by George Pattrick, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Travilla.  Film Editing by Nick DeMaggio.  Academy Awards 1953 Stunning film noir by Samuel Fuller that features terrific writing, photography…

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Murder On The Orient Express (1974)

SIDNEY LUMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1974.  EMI Film Distributors, G.W. Films Limited.  Screenplay by Paul Dehn, based on the novel by Agatha Christie.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by John Brabourne, Richard B. Goodwin.  Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.  Production Design by Tony Walton.  Costume Design by Tony Walton.  Film Editing by Anne V. Coates.  Academy Awards 1974.  National Board of Review Awards…

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Broken Lance (1954)

EDWARD DMYTRYK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1954.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Philip Yordan, Screenplay by Richard Murphy.  Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald.  Produced by Sol C. Siegel.  Music by Leigh Harline.  Production Design by Maurice Ransford, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Travilla.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.  Academy Awards 1954.  Golden Globe Awards 1954. Excellent western by Edward Dmytryk and…

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