Homage To Chagall: The Colours of Love (1977)

HARRY RASKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Canada, 1977.  Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Maragall Productions.  Screenplay by Harry Rasky.  Cinematography by Kenneth W. Gregg.  Produced by Harry Rasky.  Music by Louis Applebaum.  Film Editing by Arla Saare.  Academy Awards 1977. The paintings of Marc Chagall have been deservedly celebrated for the colour and passion contained within their borders, and this sweet tribute gives…

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Staircase (1969)

STANLEY DONEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB.   France/USA/United Kingdom, 1969.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Charles Dyer, based on his play.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by Stanley Donen.  Music by Dudley Moore.  Production Design by Willy Holt.  Costume Design by Clare Rendlesham.  Film Editing by Richard Marden Richard Burton and Rex Harrison have been living together for over twenty years,…

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Wild Card (2015)

SIMON WEST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 2015.  Lionsgate, SJ Heat Productions, Sierra / Affinity, Cinema Seven Productions, Current Entertainment, Quad Films, SJ Pictures, Silver State Production Services.  Screenplay by William Goldman, based on his novel Heat.  Cinematography by Shelly Johnson.  Produced by Steve Chasman.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Greg Berry.  Costume Design by Lizz Wolf.  Film Editing by Padraic…

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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

SIMON WEST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA/United Kingdom/Japan/Germany, 2001.  Paramount Pictures, Mutual Film Company, British Broadcasting Corporation, Lawrence Gordon Productions, Marubeni, Eidos Interactive, KFP Produktions GmbH & Co. KG, Tele München Fernseh Produktionsgesellschaft, Toho-Towa.  Story by Sara B. Cooper, Mike Werb, Michael Colleary, Screenplay by Patrick Massett, John Zinman, Adaptation by Simon West.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by…

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The General’s Daughter (1999)

SIMON WEST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   USA/Germany, 1999.  Paramount Pictures, Neufeld Rehme Productions, MFP Munich Film Partners GmbH & Company I. Produktions KG, Hollywood Licensing Group, Mace Neufeld Productions.  Screenplay by Christopher Bertolini, William Goldman, based on the novel by Nelson DeMille.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by Mace Neufeld.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by J. Dennis Washington.  Costume Design by…

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Con Air (1997)

SIMON WEST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1997.  Touchstone Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Kouf/Bigelow Productions, Runway Pictures, Hiett Designs of Las Vegas.  Screenplay by Scott Rosenberg.  Cinematography by David Tattersall.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.  Music by Mark Mancina, Trevor Rabin.  Production Design by Chas. Butcher, Edward T. McAvoy, Seven L. Nielsen.  Costume Design by Bobbie Read.  Film Editing by Chris Lebenzon, Steve Mirkovich, Glen…

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Mighty Joe Young (1998)

RON UNDERWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1998.  RKO Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Mark Rosenthal, Lawrence Konner, based on a story by Merian C. Cooper and a screenplay by Ruth Rose. Cinematography by Donald Peterman, Oliver Wood.  Produced by Ted Hartley, Tom Jacobson.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Molly Maginnis.  Film Editing by Paul Hirsch.  Academy…

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Speechless (1994)

RON UNDERWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1994.  Forge, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Robert King.  Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced by Geena Davis, Renny Harlin.  Music by Marc Shaiman. Production Design by J. Dennis Washington.  Costume Design by Jane Robinson.  Film Editing by Richard Francis-Bruce.  Golden Globe Awards 1994.   Geena Davis and Michael Keaton play speechwriters who work for two opposing politicians during a senate race…

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Heart And Souls (1993)

RON UNDERWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1993.  Universal Pictures, Alphaville Films, Stampede Entertainment.  Story and Screenplay by Gregory Hansen, Erik Hansen, Brent Maddock, S.S. Wilson, based on a short film by Gregory Hansen.  Cinematography by Michael W. Watkins.  Produced by Sean Daniel, Nancy Roberts.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by John Muto.  Costume Design by Jean-Pierre Dorleac.  Film Editing by O….

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City Slickers (1991)

RON UNDERWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1991.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Nelson Entertainment, Face Productions.  Written by Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel.  Cinematography by Dean Semler.  Produced by Irby Smith.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Lawrence G. Paull.  Costume Design by Judy L. Ruskin.  Film Editing by O. Nicholas Brown.  Academy Awards 1991.  Golden Globe Awards 1991.   Three stressed out city company men and age-old…

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Her (2013)

SPIKE JONZE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2013.  Annapurna Pictures.  Screenplay by Spike Jonze.  Cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema.  Produced by Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze, Vincent Landay.  Music by Arcade Fire.  Production Design by K.K. Barrett.  Costume Design by Casey Storm.  Film Editing by Jeff Buchanan, Eric Zumbrunnen.  Academy Awards 2013.  American Film Institute 2013.  Golden Globe Awards 2013.  Las Vegas Film Critics Awards 2013.  National Board…

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The Twilight Of The Ice Nymphs (1997)

GUY MADDIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  Canada, 1997.  Marble Island Pictures, Twilight Pictures Inc..  Screenplay by George Toles, based on the novel Pan by Knut Hamsun. Cinematography by Michael Marshall.  Produced by Ritchard Findlay.  Music by John McCulloch.  Production Design by Rejean Labrie.  Costume Design by Donna Szoke.  Film Editing by Reginald Harkema.  Toronto International Film Festival 1997. Pointless fantasy film…

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