Legends Of The Fall (1994)

EDWARD ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1994.  TriStar Pictures, The Bedford Falls Company, Pangaea.  Screenplay by Susan Shilliday, William D. Wittliff, based on the novella by Jim Harrison.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Marshall Herskovitz, William D. Wittliff, Edward Zwick.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Lilly Kilvert.  Costume Design by Deborah Lynn Scott.  Film Editing by Steven Rosenblum.  Academy Awards 1995.  Golden…

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The Client (1994)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1994.  Warner Bros., Regency Enterprises, Alcor Films.  Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, Robert Getchell, based on the novel by John Grisham.  Cinematography by Tony Pierce-Roberts.  Produced by Arnon Milchan, Steven Reuther.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Bruno Rubeo.  Costume Design by Ingrid Ferrin.  Film Editing by Robert Brown.  Academy Awards 1994. The best John Grisham novel…

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The Mask (1994)

CHUCK RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.    USA, 1994.  New Line Cinema, Dark Horse Entertainment.  Story by Michael Fallon, Mark Verheiden, Screenplay by Mike Werb.  Cinematography by John R. Leonetti.  Produced by Robert Engelman.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Craig Stearns.  Costume Design by Ha Nguyen.  Film Editing by Arthur Coburn.  Academy Awards 1994.  Golden Globe Awards 1994. Another case of ‘concept’ comedy that…

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Junior (1994)

IVAN REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1994.  Universal Pictures, Northern Lights Entertainment.  Screenplay by Kevin Wade, Chris Conrad.  Cinematography by Adam Greenberg.  Produced by Ivan Reitman.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Stephen J. Lineweaver.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Wendy Greene Bricmont, Sheldon Kahn.  Academy Awards 1994.  Golden Globe Awards 1994. When genetic scientists Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito can’t get their…

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Blue Sky (1994)

TONY RICHARDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1994.  Heathrow Productions, Orion Pictures.  Story by Rama Laurie Stagner, Screenplay by Rama Laurie Stagner, Arlene Sarner, Jerry Leichtling.  Cinematography by Steve Yaconelli.  Produced by Robert H. Solo.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Timian Alsaker.  Costume Design by Jane Robinson.  Film Editing by Robert K. Lambert.  Academy Awards 1994.  Golden Globe Awards 1994. Jessica…

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Quiz Show (1994)

ROBERT REDFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1994.  Baltimore Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises.  Screenplay by Paul Attanasio, based on the book Remembering America: A Voice From The Sixties by Richard N. Goodwin.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.   Produced by Michael Jacobs, Julian Krainin, Michael Nozik, Robert Redford. Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Kathy O’Rear.  Film…

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Clear And Present Danger (1994)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1994.  Mace Neufeld Productions, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Donald Stewart, Steven Zaillian, John Milius, based on the novel by Tom Clancy.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Mace Neufeld, Robert Rehme.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Terence Marsh.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Neil Travis.  Academy Awards 1994. Jack Ryan returns…

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Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision

FREIDA LEE MOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1994.  Screenplay by Freida Lee Mock.  Cinematography by Don Lenzer, Ed Marritz.  Produced by Freida Lee Mock, Terry Sanders.  Music by Charles Bernstein.  Film Editing by William T. Cartwright.  Academy Awards 1994. Inspirational documentary charts the career of one of America’s most celebrated artists.  Maya Lin is primarily famous for her design…

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Before The Rain (1994)

MILCHO MANCHEVSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  Republic of Macedonia/France/United Kingdom, 1994.  Aim, British Screen Productions, European Co-production Fund, Ministry of Culture for the Republic of Macedonia, Noe, PolyGram Audiovisuel, Vardar Film.  Screenplay by Milcho Manchevski.  Cinematography by Manuel Teran.  Produced by Judy Counihan, Cedomir Kolar, Sam Taylor, Cat Villiers.  Music by Dragan Dautovski, Zlatko Origjanski, Zoran Spasovski, Goran…

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The Madness Of King George (1994)

NICHOLAS HYTNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1994.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company, Channel Four Films, Close Call Films.  Screenplay by Alan Bennett, based on his play.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn. Produced by Stephen Evans, David Parfitt.  Music by Eliza Thompson.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Sue Honeybourne, Mark Thompson.  Film Editing by Tariq Anwar.  Academy Awards 1994. …

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The Paper (1994)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1994.  Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment.  Screenplay by David Koepp, Stephen Koepp.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by Brian Grazer, Frederick Zollo.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Todd Hallowell.  Costume Design by Rita Ryack.  Film Editing by Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill.  Academy Awards 1994. Michael Keaton is excellent as a tabloid reporter whose one twenty-four hour…

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Tom & Viv

BRIAN GILBERT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1994.  British Screen Productions, Harvey Kass, IRS Media, Samuelson Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Hastings, Adrian Hodges, based on the play by Michael Hastings.  Cinematography by Martin Fuhrer.  Produced by Harvey Kass, Marc Samuelson, Peter Samuelson.  Music by Debbie Wiseman.  Production Design by Jamie Leonard.  Costume Design by Phoebe De Gaye.  Film Editing by Tony…

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