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 Servant (1963)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1963.  Elstree Distributors, Springbok Productions.  Screenplay by Harold Pinter, based on the novel by Robin Maugham.  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe. Produced by Joseph Losey, Norman Priggen.  Music by John Dankworth.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Beatrice Dawson.  Film Editing by Reginald Mills.  Joseph Losey’s superb production stars Dirk…

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Ryan’s Daughter (1970)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  United Kingdom, 1970.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Robert Bolt.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Anthony Havelock-Allan.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes.  Costume Design by Jocelyn Rickards.  Film Editing by Norman Savage.   Despite having a great cast of actors, eye-popping cinematography by Freddie Francis of misty Irish shores and a beautiful…

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Hope And Glory (1987)

JOHN BOORMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1987.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Nelson Entertainment, Goldcrest Films International, Davros Films.  Screenplay by John Boorman.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by John Boorman.  Music by Peter Martin.  Production Design by Anthony Pratt.  Costume Design by Shirley Russell.  Film Editing by Ian Crafford.   Any moment your house could be bombed, and it is happening to…

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Blow-Up (1966)

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/Italy/USA, 1966.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Michelangelo Antonioni, Screenplay by Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra, English dialogue by Edward Bond, based on the short story Las Babas Del Diablo by Julio Cortazar.  Cinematography by Carlo Di Palma.  Produced by Carlo Ponti.  Music by Herbie Hancock.  Production Design by Assheton Gorton.  Costume Design by Jocelyn Rickards.  Film…

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