Bad Grandpa (2013)

JEFF TREMAINE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2013.  Dickhouse Productions, MTV Films.  Story by Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze, Jeff Tremaine, Fax Bahr, Adam Small, Screenplay by Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze, Jeff Tremaine.  Cinematography by Lance Bangs, Dimitry Elyashkevich.  Produced by Derek Freda, Spike Jonze, Johnny Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine.  Music by Kool G. Murder,…

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The Last Tycoon (1976)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.   USA, 1976.  Academy Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Harold Pinter, based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Gene Callahan.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone, Anthea Sylbert.  Film Editing by Richard Marks.  Academy Awards 1976.   F. Scott Fitzgerald’s stories frequently…

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The Stranger (1946)

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1946.  International Pictures.  Story by Victor Trivas, Screenplay by Anthony Veiller, Adaptation by Victor Trivas, Decla Dunning.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by Bronislau Kaper.  Production Design by Perry Ferguson.  Costume Design by Michael Woulfe.  Film Editing by Ernest J. Nims.  Academy Awards 1946.   Exciting, absorbing drama that features a terrific…

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Nicholas And Alexandra (1971)

FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  United Kingdom, 1971.  Horizon Pictures.  Screenplay by James Goldman, additional dialogue by Edward Bond, based on the book by Robert K. Massie.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Yvonne Blake.  Film Editing by Ernest Walter.  Academy Awards 1971.  Golden Globe Awards 1971.   If the real Romanovs…

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The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1957.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Horizon Pictures.  Screenplay by Carl Foreman, Michael Wilson, based on the novel Le Pont de la Riviere Kwai by Pierre Boulle.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by Malcolm Arnold.  Production Design by Donald M. Ashton.  Costume Design by John Wilson-Apperson.  Film Editing by Peter Taylor.  Academy Awards…

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Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1962.  Horizon Pictures.  Screenplay by Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson, based on the writings of T.E. Lawrence.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Phyllis Dalton.  Film Editing by Anne V. Coates.  Academy Awards 1962.  Golden Globe Awards 1962. This is not just a movie,…

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On The Waterfront (1954)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA, 1954.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Horizon Pictures.  Story and Screenplay by Budd Schulberg, suggested by articles by Malcolm Johnson.  Cinematography by Boris Kaufman.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by Leonard Bernstein.  Production Design by Richard Day.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone, Flo Transfield.  Film Editing by Gene Milford.  Academy Awards 1954.  Golden Globe Awards 1954. Incredible…

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The African Queen (1951)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 1951.  Romulus Films, Horizon Pictures.  Screenplay by James Agee, John Huston, based on the novel by C.S. Forester.  Cinematography by Jack Cardiff.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by Allan Gray.  Production Design by Wilfred Shingleton.  Costume Design by Connie De Pinna, Doris Langley Moore.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.  Academy Awards 1951. Exceptional World War I…

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Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1959.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Horizon Pictures, Academy Pictures Corporation, Camp Films.  Screenplay by Gore Vidal, Tennessee Williams, based on the play by Tennessee Williams.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by Malcolm Arnold, Buxton Orr.  Production Design by Oliver Messel.  Costume Design by Oliver Messel.  Film Editing by William Hornbeck,…

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