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.   The best John Grisham novel adaptation made…

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The Forgotten (2004)

JOSEPH RUBEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2004.  Revolution Studios, Jinks/Cohen Company, Visual Arts Entertainment.  Screenplay by Gerald Di Pego.  Cinematography by Anastas N. Michos.  Produced by Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks, Joe Roth.  Music by James Horner. Production Design by Bill Groom.  Costume Design by Cindy Evans.  Film Editing by Richard Francis-Bruce.   Julianne Moore plays a devoted mother who is still grieving for the…

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Northfork (2003)

MICHAEL POLISH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2003.  Paramount Classics, Romano Shane Productions, Departure Entertainment, Prohibition Pictures, Polish Brothers Construction, Northfork Productions.  Screenplay by Mark Polish, Michael Polish.  Cinematography by M. David Mullen.  Produced by Mark Polish, Michael Polish.  Music by Stuart Matthewman. Production Design by Brandee Dell’Aringa, Del Polish, Ichelle Spitzig.  Costume Design by Danny Glicker.  Film Editing by Leo Trombetta.   Style…

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Revenge Of The Nerds (1984)

JEFF KANEW Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1984.  Twentieth Century Fox, Interscope Communications, Zacharias-Buhai Productions.  Story by Tim Metcalfe, Miguel Tejada-Flores, Steve Zacharias, Jeff Buhai, Screenplay by Steve Zacharias, Jeff Buhai.  Cinematography by King Baggot.  Produced by Ted Field, Peter Samuelson, Steve Zacharias.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by James L. Schoppe.  Costume Design by Eddie Marks.  Film Editing by Alan…

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Mr. North (1988)

DANNY HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1988.  Heritage Entertainment Inc., The Samuel Goldwyn Company, Showcase Productions International.  Screenplay by Janet Roach, John Huston, James Costigan, based on the novel Theophilus North by Thornton Wilder.  Cinematography by Robin Vidgeon.  Produced by Steven Haft, Skip Steloff.    Music by David McHugh.   Production Design by Eugene Lee.   Costume Design by…

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Top Gun (1986)

TONY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1986.  Paramount Pictures, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films.  Screenplay by Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr., based on the magazine article Top Guns by Ehud Yonay.  Cinematography by Jeffrey L. Kimball.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Don Simpson.  Music by Harold Faltermeyer.  Production Design by John DeCuir Jr..  Costume Design by Bobbie Read, James W. Tyson.  Film…

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Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

AMY HECKERLING Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1982.  Universal Pictures, Refugee Films.  Screenplay by Cameron Crowe, based on his book.  Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti.  Produced by Irving Azoff, Art Linson.  Music by Bob Destocki.  Production Design by Daniel A. Lomino.  Costume Design by Marilyn Vance.  Film Editing by Eric Jenkins.   Cameron Crowe went back to high school incognito and wrote a…

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Zodiac (2007)

DAVID FINCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2007.  Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Phoenix Pictures.  Screenplay by James Vanderbilt, based on the book by Robert Graysmith.  Cinematography by Harris Savides.  Produced by Cean Chaffin, Brad Fischer, Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer.  Music by David Shire.  Production Design by Donald Graham Burt.  Costume Design by Casey Storm.  Film Editing by Angus Wall.   Starting in 1969,…

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Playing By Heart (1998)

WILLARD CARROLL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1998.  Hyperion Pictures, Intermedia, Miramax, Morpheus.  Screenplay by Willard Carroll.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Willard Carroll, Meg Lieberman, Thomas L. Wilhite.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Missy Stewart.  Costume Design by April Ferry.  Film Editing by Pietro Scalia.   Three women all have relationship troubles and are currently trying to work them…

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