Farewell, My Lovely (1975)

DICK RICHARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1975. EK, ITC Films. Screenplay by David Zelag Goodman, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler. Cinematography by John A. Alonzo. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, George Pappas. Music by David Shire. Production Design by Dean Tavoularis. Costume Design by Sandy Berke Jordan, G. Tony Scarano. Film…

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The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

LILLY WACHOWSKI, LANA WACHOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  Australia/USA, 2003.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Silver Pictures.  Screenplay by Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, based on their characters.  Cinematography by Bill Pope.  Produced by Joel Silver.  Music by Don Davis.  Production Design by Owen Paterson.  Costume Design by Kym Barrett.  Film Editing by Zach Staenberg. Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2003.    While machine-controlled…

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The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

LILLY WACHOWSKI, LANA WACHOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Australia, 2003.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Silver Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Heineken Branded Entertainment.  Screenplay by Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, based on their characters.  Cinematography by Bill Pope.  Produced by Joel Silver.  Music by Don Davis.  Production Design by Owen Paterson.  Costume Design by Kym Barrett.  Film Editing by Zach Staenberg.  Cannes Film Festival 2003. At long last,…

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American Hustle (2013)

DAVID O. RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2013.  Columbia Pictures, Annapurna Pictures, Atlas Entertainment.  Screenplay by Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell.  Cinematography by Linus Sandgren.  Produced by Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon, Charles Roven, Richard Suckle.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Judy Becker.  Costume Design by Michael Wilkinson.  Film Editing by Alan Baumgarten, Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers.  Academy Awards 2013. American…

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Cool Hand Luke (1967)

STUART ROSENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1967.  Jalem Productions.  Screenplay by Donn Pearce, Frank Pierson, based on the novel by Donn Pearce.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by Gordon Carroll.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Cary Odell.  Costume Design by Howard Shoup.  Film Editing by Sam O’Steen.   Paul Newman plays the title character, a man so named because…

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Papillon (1973)

FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/France, 1973.  Corona-General.  Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, Lorenzo Semple Jr., based on the book by Henri Charriere.  Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp.  Produced by Robert Dorfmann, Franklin J. Schaffner.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Anthony Masters.  Costume Design by Anthony Powell.  Film Editing by Robert Swink.   Another prison movie for Steve McQueen, and…

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The Turning Point (1977)

HERBERT ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1977.  Hera Productions, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Arthur Laurents.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees.  Produced by Arthur Laurents, Herbert Ross.  Music by Carl Czerny, John Lanchbery.  Production Design by Albert Brenner.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by William Reynolds.   The world of ballet gets world class treatment from Hollywood and director Herbert Ross, but…

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Licence To Kill (1989)

JOHN GLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1989.  Danjaq, United Artists. Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson, based on characters created by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Alec Mills.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Peter Lamont.  Costume Design by Jodie Lynn Tillen.  Film Editing by John Grover.   Timothy Dalton‘s second…

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Star Trek: Insurrection

BBBB (out of 5) Respectable entry in the Star Trek movie series isn’t the classic that First Contact was but is solid entertainment all the same. The noble crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise are called upon to help a community of people who seem to hold the secret of eternal youth on their paradisaical planet….

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The Dead Zone (1983)

DAVID CRONENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1983.  Dino De Laurentiis Company.  Screenplay by Jeffrey Boam, based on the novel by Stephen King.  Cinematography by Mark Irwin.  Produced by Debra Hill.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Carol Spier.  Costume Design by Olga Dimitrov.  Film Editing by Ronald Sanders. Excellent adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, and one of David Cronenberg’s most…

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True Crime (1999)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Warner Bros., The Zanuck Company, Malpaso Productions.  Screenplay by Larry Gross, Paul Brickman, Stephen Schiff, based on the novel by Andrew Klavan.  Cinematography by Jack N. Green.  Produced by Clint Eastwood, Lini Fini Zanuck, Richard D. Zanuck.  Music by Lennie Niehaus.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Deborah Hopper.  Film Editing…

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