Last Night In Soho (2021)

EDGAR WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 United Kingdom, 2021. Complete Fiction, Film4, Focus Features International, Perfect World Pictures, Working Title Films. Story by Edgar Wright, Screenplay by Edgar Wright, Krysty Wilson-Cairns. Cinematography by Chung-hoon Chung. Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Nira Park, Edgar Wright. Music by Steven Price. Production Design by Marcus…

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The Company of Wolves (1984)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1984.  Incorporated Television Company, Palace Pictures.   Screenplay by Angela Carter, Neil Jordan, based on the story by Angela Carter, and the story Petit Chaperon Rouge by Charles Perrault.   Cinematography by Bryan Loftus.  Produced by Chris Brown, Stephen Woolley.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by…

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Murder Mystery (2019)

KYLE NEWACHECK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2019.  Vinson Films, Endgame Entertainment, Happy Madison Productions, Tower Hill Entertainment.  Screenplay by James Vanderbilt.  Cinematography by Amir Mokri.  Produced by Allen Covert, A.J. Dix, Adam Sandler, James D. Stern, James Vanderbilt, Tripp Vinson.  Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Perry Andelin Blake.  Costume Design…

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The Collector (1965)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1965.  Collector Company, Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by John Kohn, Stanley Mann, based on the novel by John Fowles.  Cinematography by Robert Krasker, Robert Surtees.  Produced by Jud Kinberg, John Kohn.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by John Stoll.  Film Editing by David Hawkins, Robert Swink.   Terence Stamp was a poor clerk…

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Far From The Madding Crowd (1967)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1967.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Vic Films Productions.  Screenplay by Frederic Raphael, based on the novel by Thomas Hardy.  Cinematography by Nicolas Roeg. Produced by Joseph Janni.  Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Alan Barrett.  Film Editing by Malcolm Cooke.   Thomas Hardy’s tale of love and property is adapted…

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Big Eyes (2014)

TIM BURTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  The Weinstein Company, Silverwood Films, Tim Burton Productions, Electric City Entertainment.  Screenplay by Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Scott Alexander, Tim Burton, Larry Karaszewski.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Rick Heinrichs.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by JC Bond.   This movie is reviewed at Magenta Magazine. Golden…

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Bliss (1997)

LANCE YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1997.  Triumph Films, Stewart Pictures, Pacific Motion Pictures, Triumph Enterprises Inc..  Screenplay by Lance Young.  Cinematography by Mike Molloy.  Produced by Allyn Stewart.  Music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek.  Production Design by David Fischer, John Willett.  Costume Design by Heidi Ross, Jori Woodman.  Film Editing by Allan Lee.   Erotic dramas are a dime a dozen, but good…

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Billy Budd (1962)

PETER USTINOV Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1962.  Allied Artists Pictures, Anglo Allied.  Screenplay by Peter Ustinov, DeWitt Bodeen, based on the play by Louis O. Coxe and Robert H. Chapman and the novel Billy Budd, Foretopman by Herman Melville.  Cinematography by Robert Krasker.  Produced by Peter Ustinov.  Music by Antony Hopkins.  Production Design by Donald M. Ashton.  Costume…

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Get Smart (2008)

PETER SEGAL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2008.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Mosaic Media Group, Mad Chance, Callahan Filmworks, Atlas Entertainment, WV Films IV.  Screenplay by Tom J. Astle, Matt Ember, based on characters created by Mel Brooks, Buck Henry.  Cinematography by Dean Semler.  Produced by Michael Ewing, Alex Gartner, Andrew Lazar, Charles Roven.  Music by Trevor Rabin.  Production Design…

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The Real McCoy (1993)

RUSSELL MULCAHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1993.  Bregman/Baer Productions, Capella International, Connexion Film Productions.  Screenplay by William Davies, William Osborne, based on elements of the novel Bellman and True by Desmond Lowden.  Cinematography by Denis Crossan.  Produced by Martin Bregman, Michael Bregman, Willi Bar.  Music by Brad Fiedel.  Production Design by Kim Colefax.  Costume Design by Donna O’Neal.  Film Editing by Peter Honess.  …

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The Haunted Mansion (2003)

ROB MINKOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2003.  Walt Disney Pictures, Gunn Films, Doom Buggy Productions.  Screenplay by David Berenbaum.  Cinematography by Remi Adefarasin.  Produced by Andrew Gunn, Don Hahn.  Music by Mark Mancina.  Production Design by John Myhre.  Costume Design by Mona May.  Film Editing by Priscilla Nedd-Friendly.   Eddie Murphy plays a real-estate agent who has been ignoring his family in his…

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Modesty Blaise (1966)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1966.  Modesty Blaise Ltd., Twentieth Century-Fox Productions.  Screenplay by Evan Jones, based on the comic strip by Peter O’Donnell, Jim Holdaway. Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Joseph Janni.  Music by John Dankworth.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Beatrice Dawson.  Film Editing by Reginald Beck.   She’s an ace with…

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