The Happy Prince (2018)

RUPERT EVERETT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/Belgium/Italy/Germany, 2018.  Maze Pictures, Entre Chien et Loup, Palomar, Cine Plus Filmproduktion, Robert Fox Limited, BBC Films, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Daryl Prince Productions, Heimatfilm, Raindog Films.  Screenplay by Rupert Everett.  Cinematography by John Conroy.  Produced by Sebastien Delloye, Philipp Kreuzer, Jörg Schulze.  Music by Gabriel…

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The Man Who Laughs (1928)

PAUL LENI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 1928.  Universal Pictures.  Titles by Walter Anthony, adaptation and continuity by J. Grubb Alexander, based on the novel by Victor Hugo.  Cinematography by Gilbert Warrenden.  Produced by Carl Laemmle.  Music by William Axt, Sam Perry, Erno Rapee.  Production Design by Charles D. Hall, Thomas F. O’Neill, Joseph C. Wright.  Costume Design by David Cox,…

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All Quiet On The Western Front

BBBBB (out of 5) One of the most important war films ever made is this excellent adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque’s fine novel, directed by Lewis Milestone. A group of eager German students enlist for service in World War I, heedless of warnings from their professors and families. These guys are just itching to be…

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