The Fury (1978)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1978.  Twentieth Century Fox, Frank Yablans Presentations.  Screenplay by John Farris, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Richard H. Kline.  Produced by Frank Yablans.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Bill Malley.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Paul Hirsch. Kirk…

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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.  Academy Awards 1983.  Golden…

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Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)

JILL SPRECHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2001.  Stonelock Pictures, Single Cell Pictures, double A Films, Conversation Productions Inc., Echo Lake Entertainment, Entitled Entertainment.  Screenplay by Karen Sprecher, Jill Sprecher.  Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Beni Atoori, Gina Resnick.  Music by Alex Wurman.  Production Design by Mark Ricker.  Costume Design by Kasia Walicka-Maimone.  Film Editing by Stephen Mirrione.  Boston Film Critics…

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Crossing Delancey (1988)

JOAN MICKLIN SILVER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1988.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Susan Sandler, based on her play.  Cinematography by Theo van de Sande.  Produced by Michael Nozik.  Music by Paul Chihara.  Production Design by Dan Leigh.  Costume Design by Rita Ryack.  Film Editing by Rick Shaine.  Golden Globe Awards 1988.   Intimate little romance sparkles thanks to heartfelt performances by Peter Riegert and the…

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Hide And Seek (2005)

JOHN POLSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA/Germany, 2005.  Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Josephson Entertainment, MBC Beteiligungs Filmproduktion.  Screenplay by Ari Schlossberg.  Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by Barry Josephson.  Music by John Ottman.  Production Design by Steven J. Jordan.  Costume Design by Aude Bronson-Howard.  Film Editing by Jeffrey Ford.   Stupid thriller full of plenty of fun ways to build tension but…

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Never Say Never Again (1983)

IRVIN KERSHNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA/West Germany, 1983.   TaliaFilm II Productions, Woodcote, Producers Sales Organization.   Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr., based on an original story by Kevin McClory, Jack Whittingham, Ian Fleming.   Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.   Produced by Jack Schwartzman.   Music by Michel Legrand.   Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes, Philip Harrison. …

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Benefit Of The Doubt

BB.5 (out of 5) Amy Irving learns that her father (Donald Sutherland) is being released from prison on parole, twenty-odd years after he was sentenced for the murder of her mother based on her testimony. Terrified that he’s going to come after her for revenge, she does whatever she can to protect her son and…

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

ROBERT ZEMECKIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1988.  Touchstone Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Silver Screen Partners III.  Screenplay by Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman, based on the novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit by Gary K. Wolf.  Cinematography by Dean Cundey.  Produced by Frank Marshall, Robert Watts.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Roger Cain, Elliot Scott.  Costume Design by Joanna Johnston.  Film Editing…

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Casualties Of War (1989)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1989.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by David Rabe, based on the book by Daniel Lang.  Cinematography by Stephen H. Burum.  Produced by Art Linson.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Wolf Kroeger.  Costume Design by Richard Bruno.  Film Editing by Bill Pankow.  Golden Globe Awards 1989.  New York Film Critics Awards 1989.   Based…

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Carrie (1976)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1976.  Red Bank Films.  Screenplay by Lawrence D. Cohen, based on the novel by Stephen King.  Cinematography by Mario Tosi.  Produced by Paul Monash.  Music by Pino Donaggio.  Production Design by Jack Fisk, Bill Kenney.  Costume Design by Rosanna Norton.  Film Editing by Paul Hirsch.  Academy Awards 1976.  Golden Globe Awards 1976.  New York Film Critics…

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Traffic (2000)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Germany/USA, 2000.  Compulsion Inc., Initial Entertainment Group, Splendid Medien AG, The Bedford Falls Company, USA Films.  Screenplay by Stephen Gaghan, based on the miniseries Traffik by Simon Moore.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Laura Bickford, Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick.  Music by Cliff Martinez.  Production Design by Philip Messina.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by Stephen…

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Bossa Nova (2000)

BRUNO BARRETO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Brazil/USA, 2000.  Columbia Pictures Television, Columbia TriStar Comercio Internacional (Madeira) Ltda., Filmes do Equador, Globo Filmes, Luiz Carlos Barreto Produções Cinematográficas, Sony Corporation of America.  Screenplay by Alexandre Machado, Fernanda Young, based on the story A Senhorita Simpson by Sergio Sant’Anna.  Cinematography by Pascal Rabaud.  Produced by Lucy Barreto, Luiz Carlos Barreto.  Music…

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