Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)

ALAN GIBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1972.  Hammer Films.  Screenplay by Don Houghton, based on characters created by Bram Stoker.   Cinematography by Dick Bush.  Produced by Josephine Douglas.  Music by Michael Vickers.  Production Design by Don Mingaye.  Costume Design by Rosemary Burrows.  Film Editing by James Needs. Hammer horror silliness should…

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Mister Johnson (1990)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1990. Avenue Pictures.  Screenplay by William Boyd, based on the novel by Joyce Cary.  Cinematography by Peter James. Produced by Michael Fitzgerald.  Music by Georges Delerue. Production Design by Herbert Pinter. Costume Design by Rosemary Burrows.  Film Editing by Humphrey Dixon. Bruce Beresford returns audiences to…

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Blood From The Mummy’s Tomb (1971)

SETH HOLT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   United Kingdom, 1971. EMI Films, Hammer Films. Screenplay by Christopher Wicking, based on the novel The Jewel of Seven Stars by Bram Stoker. Cinematography by Arthur Grant. Produced by Howard Brandy. Music by Tristram Cary. Production Design by Scott MacGregor. Costume Design by Rosemary Burrows. Film Editing…

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A Countess From Hong Kong (1967)

CHARLES CHAPLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom, 1967.  Chaplin Film Productions Ltd., Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Charles Chaplin.  Cinematography by Arthur Ibbetson.  Produced by Jerome Epstein.  Music by Charles Chaplin.  Production Design by Donald M. Ashton.  Costume Design by Olga Lehmann, Rosemary Burrows.  Film Editing by Gordon Hales. Charles Chaplin waited ten years to follow up the box office disappointment…

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101 Dalmatians (1996)

STEPHEN HEREK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 1996.  Walt Disney Pictures, Wizzer Productions, Great Oaks Entertainment.  Screenplay by John Hughes, based on the novel by Dodie Smith.  Cinematography by Adrian Biddle.  Produced by John Hughes, Ricardo Mestres.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Assheton Gorton.  Costume Design by Rosemary Burrows, Anthony Powell.  Film Editing by Trudy Ship.  Golden Globe Awards 1996.   Boring, unnecessarily…

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The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

LEWIS GILBERT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1977.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Christopher Wood, Richard Maibaum, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Claude Renoir.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Rosemary Burrows.  Film Editing by John Glen.   Long considered to be the best of the Roger…

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The Dresser (1983)

PETER YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1983.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Goldcrest Films International, World Film Services.  Screenplay by Ronald Harwood.  Cinematography by Kelvin Pike. Produced by Peter Yates.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes.  Costume Design by Rosemary Burrows.  Film Editing by Ray Lovejoy.   Ronald Harwood adapts his hit Broadway play with mesmerizing results, despite…

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Hopscotch (1980)

RONALD NEAME Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1980.  Edie & Ely Landau Inc., A Ronald Neame Film, International Film Investors, Sham Productions.  Screenplay by Brian Garfield, Bryan Forbes, based on the novel by Brian Garfield.  Cinematography by Arthur Ibbetson, Brian W. Roy.  Produced by Edie Landau, Ely A. Landau.  Music by Ian Fraser.  Production Design by William J. Creber.  Costume…

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