The Bachelor (1999)

GARY SINYOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  New Line Cinema, The Lloyd Segan Company, George Street Pictures.  Screenplay by Steve Cohen, based on the play Seven Chances by Roi Cooper Megrue and the 1925 screenplay Seven Chances by Jean C. Havez, Clyde Bruckman, Joseph A. Mitchell.  Cinematography by Simon Archer.  Produced by Jeffrey T. Barabe, Bing Howenstein, Lloyd Segan.  Music by…

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Batman Forever (1995)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1995.  Warner Bros., PolyGram Filmed Entertainment.  Story by Lee Batchler, Janet Scott Batchler, Screenplay by Lee Batchler, Janet Scott Batchler, Akiva Goldsman, based on characters created by Bob Kane.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Tim Burton, Peter Macgregor-Scott.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by Barbara Ling.  Costume Design by Ingrid Ferrin,…

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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.  Academy Awards 1994. The best John Grisham novel…

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Blue Sky (1994)

TONY RICHARDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1994.  Heathrow Productions, Orion Pictures.  Story by Rama Laurie Stagner, Screenplay by Rama Laurie Stagner, Arlene Sarner, Jerry Leichtling.  Cinematography by Steve Yaconelli.  Produced by Robert H. Solo.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Timian Alsaker.  Costume Design by Jane Robinson.  Film Editing by Robert K. Lambert.  Academy Awards 1994.  Golden Globe Awards 1994.   Jessica…

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Circle Of Friends

PAT O’CONNOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Ireland/USA/United Kingdom, 1995.  Price Entertainment, Lantana, Bórd Scannán na hÉireann, The Rank Organisation.  Screenplay by Andrew Davies, based on the novel by Maeve Binchy.  Cinematography by Kenneth MacMillan.  Produced by Frank Price, Arlene Sellers, Alex Winitsky.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Jim Clay.  Costume Design by Anushia Nieradzik.  Film Editing by John Jympson.   Adorable romantic comedy that…

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School Ties (1992)

ROBERT MANDEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1992.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Dick Wolf, Screenplay by Dick Wolf, Darryl Ponicsan.  Cinematography by Freddie Francis.  Produced by Stanley R. Jaffe, Sherry Lansing.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Cambas, Gerald B. Greenberg.   In this hybrid of Gentleman’s Agreement and Beverly…

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The Three Musketeers

BBB (out of 5) After having countless remakes, Alexandre Dumas’ classic tale of adventure and friendship is brought to life by the team over at Disney. This time, young D’Artagnan (Chris O’Donnell) joins up with three famous musketeers (Kiefer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen, Oliver Platt) in order to save France from the evils of Cardinal Richelieu…

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Kinsey (2004)

BILL CONDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/Germany, 2004.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Qwerty Films, N1 European Film Produktions GmbH & Co. KG, Pretty Pictures.  Screenplay by Bill Condon. Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Gail Mutrux.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Richard Sherman.  Costume Design by Bruce Finlayson.  Film Editing by Virginia Katz.  Academy Awards 2004.  AFI Awards 2004.   Golden Globe…

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The Chamber (1996)

JAMES FOLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1996.  Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Davis Entertainment.  Screenplay by William Goldman, Chris Reese, based on the novel by John Grisham.  Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by John Davis, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by David Brisbin.  Costume Design by Tracy Tynan.  Film Editing by Mark Warner.   Routine John Grisham thriller features a weak…

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Vertical Limit (2000)

MARTIN CAMPBELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Germany, 2000.   Columbia Pictures Corporation, Global Entertainment Productions GmbH & Company Medien KG, Mountain High Productions.   Story by Robert King, Screenplay by Robert King, Terry Hayes.   Cinematography by David Tattersall.   Produced by Martin Campbell, Robert King, Marcia Nasatir, Lloyd Phillips.   Music by James Newton Howard.   Production Design by Jon…

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Men Don’t Leave

BBB.5 (out of 5) Jessica Lange struggles to put her life back together after her husband dies in a car accident. Now saddled with two boys to raise and a house she can no longer afford, she works hard to get herself a job after having been a housewife for so long, while also trying to…

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Scent Of A Woman (1992)

MARTIN BREST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1992.  Universal Pictures, City Light Films.  Screenplay by Bo Goldman, based on a character created by Ruggero Maccari, Dino Risi in Profumo Di Donna, from the novel Il Buio E Il Miele by Giovanni Arpino.  Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin.  Produced by Martin Brest.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Angelo P. Graham.  Costume…

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