Lisa And The Devil (Lisa e il diavolo) (1973)

MARIO BAVA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Italy/West Germany/Spain/USA, 1973.  Leone International.  Screenplay by Mario Bava, Alfredo Leone.  Cinematography by Cecilio Paniagua.  Produced by Alfredo Leone.  Music by Carlo Savina.  Production Design by Nedo Azzini.  Film Editing by Carlo Reali.   Elke Sommer is terrific as a tourist visiting Spain who is distracted from her walking tour after seeing a fresco depicting the…

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Capricorn One (1977)

PETER HYAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1977.  Associated General Films, ITC Films.  Screenplay by Peter Hyams.  Cinematography by Bill Butler.  Produced by Paul N. Lazarus III.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Albert Brenner.  Costume Design by Patricia Norris.  Film Editing by James Mitchell.   A rocket ship launches in full view of an excited audience, its mission after sixteen years…

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On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

BBBB (out of 5) Excellent Bond adventure stars George Lazenby in his only outing as the dashing 007. After saving a beautiful young woman (Diana Rigg of The Avengers) from committing suicide, James Bond is asked by her crime-lord father (Gabriele Ferzetti) to marry her in order to keep her safe from harm. At first, Bond agrees…

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The Muppet Movie

BBBB (out of 5) The first of many big screen adventures that would bring Jim Henson’s loveably furry creations to the big screen, and possibly still the best of them. Fans of The Muppet Show will have a wonderful time finding out the origins of their favourite vaudeville revue, which begins with a banjo-slinging Kermit…

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