Yentl (1983)

BARBRA STREISAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1983.  Ladbroke, Barwood Films, United Artists.  Screenplay by Jack Rosenthal, Barbra Streisand, based on the story Yentl, The Yeshiva Boy by Isaac Bashevis Singer.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Rusty Lemorande, Barbra Streisand.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Roy Walker.  Costume Design by Judy Moorcroft.  Film Editing by Terry Rawlings.   Barbra Streisand fans…

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The Phantom Of The Opera (2004)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2004.  Warner Bros., Odyssey Entertainment, Really Useful Films, Scion Films.  Screenplay by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Joel Schumacher, based on the musical book by Andrew Lloyd Webber and the novel Le Fantome de L’Opera by Gaston Leroux.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber.  Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Stilgoe.  Production…

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Watership Down (1978)

MARTIN ROSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1978.  Nepenthe Productions, Watership Productions.  Screenplay by Martin Rosen, based on the novel by Richard Adams.  Produced by Martin Rosen.  Music by Angela Morley.  Film Editing by Terry Rawlings.   This animated film is about a small group of rabbits who have been told by their seer that their warren is…

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The Saint (1997)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1997.  Paramount Pictures, Rysher Entertainment, Mace Neufeld Productions, Robert Evans Company.  Story by Jonathan Hensleigh, Screenplay by Jonathan Hensleigh, Wesley Strick, based on characters created by Leslie Charteris.  Cinematography by Phil Meheux.  Produced by David Brown, Robert Evans, William J. MacDonald, Mace Neufeld.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Joseph C. Nemec III.  Costume Design…

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The Musketeer (2001)

PETER HYAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   Germany/Luxembourg/United Kingdom/USA, 2001.  MDP Worldwide, Crystal Sky Worldwide, Signature Entertainment, D’Artagnan Productions Limited, ApolloMedia Distribution, Q&Q Medien GmbH, The Carousel Picture Company, Luxembourg Film Fund.  Screenplay by Gene Quintano, based on the novels by Alexandre Dumas pere.  Cinematography by Peter Hyams, Stefano Paradiso.  Produced by Moshe Diamant.  Music by David Arnold.  Production Design by…

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Chariots Of Fire (1981)

HUGH HUDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. United Kingdom, 1981.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Allied Stars Ltd., Enigma Productions.  Screenplay by Colin Welland. Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by David Puttnam.  Music by Vangelis.  Production Design by Jonathan Amberston, Len Huntingford, Anna Ridley, Andrew Sanders.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by Terry Rawlings.   Inspirational, touching tale of underdog glory that…

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Not Without My Daughter (1991)

BRIAN GILBERT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1991.  Pathé Entertainment, Ufland.  Screenplay by David W. Rintels, based on the book by Betty Mahmoody and William Hoffer.  Cinematography by Peter Hannan.  Produced by Harry J. Ufland, Mary Jane Ufland.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Anthony Pratt.  Costume Design by Nic Ede.  Film Editing by Ofer Bedarshi, Terry Rawlings.   This terrifying drama would be a…

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Legend (1985)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   United Kingdom/USA, 1985.  Legend Production Company, Embassy International Pictures.  Screenplay by William Hjortsberg.  Cinematography by Alex Thomson.  Produced by Arnon Milchan.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith, Tangerine Dream.  Production Design by Assheton Gorton.  Costume Design by Charles Knode.  Film Editing by Terry Rawlings.   Tom Cruise looks perpetually embarrassed to be appearing in this terrible fantasy, the last…

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Alien (1979)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1979.  Brandywine Productions, Twentieth Century-Fox Productions.  Story by Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett, Screenplay by Dan O’Bannon.  Cinematography by Derek Vanlint.  Produced by Gordon Carroll, David Giler, Walter Hill.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Michael Seymour.  Costume Design by John Mollo.  Film Editing by David Crowther, Terry Rawlings, Peter Weatherley.   In space, no…

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Blade Runner (1982)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA/Hong Kong, 1982.  The Ladd Company, Shaw Brothers, Warner Bros., Blade Runner Partnership.  Screenplay by Hampton Fancher, David Webb Peoples, based on the novel Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.  Cinematography by Jordan Cronenweth.  Produced by Michael Deeley.  Music by Vangelis.  Production Design by Lawrence G. Paull.  Costume Design by Michael…

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The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)

JACK CLAYTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1987.  HandMade Films, United British Artists.  Screenplay by Peter Nelson, based on the novel by Brian Moore.  Cinematography by Peter Hannan.  Produced by Richard Johnson, Peter Nelson.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Michael Pickwoad.  Costume Design by Elizabeth Waller.  Film Editing by Terry Rawlings.   Maggie Smith is terrific as a lonely Irish…

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Alien 3 (1992)

DAVID FINCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1992.  Twentieth Century Fox, Brandywine Productions.  Story by Vincent Ward, Screenplay by David Giler, Walter Hill, Larry Ferguson, based on characters created by Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett.  Cinematography by Alex Thomson.  Produced by Gordon Carroll, David Giler, Walter Hill.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by Norman Reynolds.  Costume Design by David Perry, Bob…

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