Violet (2021)

JUSTINE BATEMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): B USA, 2021. SECTION 5. Screenplay by Justine Bateman. Cinematography by Mark Williams. Produced by Justine Bateman, Larry Hummel, Michael D. Jones, Matt Paul. Music by Vum. Production Design by Fernanda Guerrero. Costume Design by Peggy A. Schnitzer. Film Editing by Jay Friedkin. Olivia Munn plays a studio…

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Lovers And Other Strangers (1970)

CY HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1970.  American Broadcasting Company.  Screenplay by Renée Taylor, Joseph Bologna, David Zelag Goodman, based on the play by Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna.  Cinematography by Andrew Laszlo.  Produced by David Susskind.  Music by Fred Karlin.  Production Design by Ben Edwards.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film…

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A Very Sordid Wedding (2017)

DEL SHORES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2017.  Beard Collins Shores Productions, Buffalo Gal Pictures.  Screenplay by Del Shores.  Cinematography by Paul Suderman.  Produced by Emerson Collins, Del Shores.  Music by Joe Patrick Ward.  Production Design by Chad Giesbrecht.  Costume Design by Sandra Soke.  Film Editing by Donna Mathewson. Del Shores has been treating audiences to the lives and loves of his…

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Speechless (1994)

RON UNDERWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1994.  Forge, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Robert King.  Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced by Geena Davis, Renny Harlin.  Music by Marc Shaiman. Production Design by J. Dennis Washington.  Costume Design by Jane Robinson.  Film Editing by Richard Francis-Bruce.   Geena Davis and Michael Keaton play speechwriters who work for two opposing politicians during a senate race in New Mexico….

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Anywhere But Here (1999)

WAYNE WANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1999.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Alvin Sargent, based on the book by Mona Simpson.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Laurence Mark.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Donald Graham Burt.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing by Nicholas C. Smith.   The presence of at least one happy scene would have…

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Die Hard 2 (1990)

RENNY HARLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1990.  Twentieth Century Fox, Gordon Company, Silver Pictures.  Screenplay by Steven E. de Souza, Doug Richardson, based on the novel 58 Minutes by Walter Wager.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by Charles Gordon, Lawrence Gordon, Joel Silver.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by John Vallone.  Costume Design by Marilyn Vance.  Film Editing by Stuart Baird, Robert…

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Presumed Innocent (1990)

ALAN J. PAKULA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1990.  Warner Bros., Mirage Enterprises.  Screenplay by Frank Pierson, Alan J. Pakula, based on the novel by Scott Turow.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Sydney Pollack, Mark Rosenberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by George Jenkins.  Costume Design by John Boxer.  Film Editing by Evan A. Lottman.   Harrison Ford plays a well-respected…

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They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1969.  American Broadcasting Company, Palomar Pictures.  Screenplay by James Poe, Robert E. Thompson, based on the novel by Horace McCoy.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Johnny Green.  Production Design by Harry Horner.  Costume Design by Donfeld.  Film Editing by Fredric Steinkamp.   A roaring-twenties dance marathon represents…

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The Gypsy Moths (1969)

JOHN FRANKENHEIMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1969.  John Frankenheimer Productions Inc., Edward Lewis Productions.  Screenplay by William Hanley, based on the novel by James Drought.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Hal Landers, Bobby Roberts.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Cary Odell.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Henry Berman. Three skydivers…

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Gloria (1999)

SIDNEY LUMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1999.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Eagle Point Production, Mandalay Entertainment.  Screenplay by Steve Antin, based on the screenplay by John Cassavetes.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Gary Foster, Lee Rich.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Dona Granata.  Film Editing by Tom Swartwout.   Sharon Stone‘s gutsy performance is the…

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Die Hard (1988)

JOHN McTIERNAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1988.  Twentieth Century Fox, Gordon Company, Silver Pictures.  Screenplay by Jeb Stuart, Steven E. de Souza, based on the novel Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont.  Produced by Lawrence Gordon, Joel Silver.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Jackson De Govia.  Costume Design by Marilyn Vance.  Film Editing by…

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