Forrest Gump (1994)

ROBERT ZEMECKIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1994.   Paramount Pictures.   Screenplay by Eric Roth, based on the novel by Winston Groom.   Cinematography by Don Burgess.   Produced by Wendy Finerman, Steve Starkey, Steve Tisch.   Music by Alan Silvestri.   Production Design by Rick Carter.   Costume Design by Joanna Johnston.   Film Editing by Arthur Schmidt.   Academy Awards 1994.   Golden…

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The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert

BBBB (out of 5) Lizzy Gardiner and Tim Chappel’s costume designs are the real stars of this hilarious Australian comedy that dares you to change the way you live, love and dress. Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce all give terrific performance as three drag queens travelling across the Australian continental desert in a faulty…

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Wyatt Earp (1994)

LAWRENCE KASDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1994.   Warner Bros., Tig Productions, Kasdan Pictures, Eaves Movie Ranch, Paragon Entertainment Corporation.   Screenplay by Dan Gordon, Lawrence Kasdan.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.   Produced by Kevin Costner, Lawrence Kasdan, Jim Wilson.   Music by James Newton Howard.   Production Design by Ida Random.   Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.   Film…

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Maverick (1994)

RICHARD DONNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1994.  Donner/Shuler-Donner Productions, Icon Entertainment International, Icon Productions, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by William Goldman, based on the television series by Roy Huggins.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Bruce Davey, Richard Donner.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Thomas E. Sanders.  Costume Design by April Ferry.  Film Editing by Stuart Baird, Michael Kelly.  Academy Awards…

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Speed (1994)

JAN de BONT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1994.  The Mark Gordon Company, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Graham Yost.  Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak.  Produced by Mark Gordon.  Music by Mark Mancina.  Production Design by Jackson De Govia. Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by John Wright.  Academy Awards 1994.   Cinematographer Jan de Bont’s directorial debut is a fantastic action flick that grabs…

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The Shawshank Redemption

FRANK DARABONT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Powerful drama based on the short story Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King.  Tim Robbins innocently goes to prison for the murder of his wife and befriends a battle-scarred jail veteran (Morgan Freeman) who teaches him a thing or two about life on the inside. Freeman…

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Farinelli: Il Castrato

BB (out of 5) Boring, shallow recounting of the lives of Castrati singers in 18th-century Europe. Two brothers, one a Castrato (i.e. men whose genitals were tampered with at a young age to keep their voices beautifully high) and the other one not, travel the continent wooing crowned heads and easy women with their beautiful…

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Interview With The Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1994.  Geffen Pictures.Screenplay by Anne Rice, based on her novel.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by David Geffen, Stephen Woolley.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Mick Audsley, Joke van Wijk.  Academy Awards 1994.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1994.  Golden Globe Awards 1994. Marvelous vampire…

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Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

ANG LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Yin Shi Nan Nu Taiwan/USA, 1994.  Ang Lee Productions, Central Motion Pictures, Good Machine.  Screenplay by Ang Lee, James Schamus, Hui-ling Wang.  Cinematography by Lin Jong.  Produced by Kong Hsu, Li-Kong Hsu.  Music by Mader.  Production Design by Fu-Hsiung Lee.  Costume Design by Wen-Chi Chen.  Film Editing by Tim Squyres.  Academy Awards 1994.  Golden Globe Awards 1994.  Independent Spirit…

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Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994)

MIKE NEWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1994.   Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Channel Four Films, Working Title Films.   Screenplay by Richard Curtis.   Cinematography by Michael Coulter.   Produced by Duncan Kenworthy.   Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.   Production Design by Maggie Gray.   Costume Design by Lindy Hemming.   Film Editing by Jon Gregory.   Academy Awards 1994.   Golden…

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Queen Margot (1994)

PATRICE CHEREAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB Original title:  La Reine Margot France/Italy/Germany, 1994.  Renn Productions, France 2 Cinéma, D.A. Films, N.E.F. Filmproduktion und Vertriebs, Degeto Film, Arbeitsgemeinschaft der öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, WMG Film, RCS Films & TV, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Canal+, Miramax, Eurimages.  Screenplay by Daniele Thompson, Patrice Chereau, dialogue by Daniele…

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True Lies (1994)

JAMES CAMERON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1994.  Twentieth Century Fox, Lightstorm Entertainment.  Screenplay by James Cameron, based on the screenplay La Totale! by Claude Zidi, Simon Michael, Didier Kaminka.  Cinematography by Russell Carpenter.  Produced by Stephanie Austin, James Cameron.  Music by Brad Fiedel.  Production Design by Peter Lamont.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Conrad Buff IV, Mark…

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