The Pelican Brief

ALAN J. PAKULA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1993.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Alan J. Pakula, based on the book by John Grisham.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Pieter Jan Brugge, Alan J. Pakula.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Philip Rosenberg.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Tom Rolf, Trudy Ship.   Excessively long film version of John … More The Pelican Brief

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All The President’s Men

ALAN J. PAKULA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1976.  Warner Bros., Wildwood Enterprises.  Screenplay by William Goldman, based on the book by Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Walter Coblenz.  Music by David Shire.  Production Design by George Jenkins.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Robert L. Wolfe.  Academy Awards 1976.  Golden Globe Awards 1976. Robert Redford and Dustin … More All The President’s Men

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Just Cause

BB.5 (out of 5) Sean Connery is a long-in-the-tooth law professor who decides to help out a death row inmate (Blair Underwood) on trial for murder because something tells him that the guy is worth helping. Searching the entire state of Florida to find clues as to the original evidence of murder, he seeks the Hannibal … More Just Cause

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Dante’s Peak

BBB.5 (out of 5) Pure Hollywood fluff, this disaster film about a volcano erupting in a town that has been declared by the President as the ‘Second Best Place to Live in America’ is genius when compared to the similarly-themed Volcano starring Tommy Lee Jones.  Linda Hamilton is the Mayor (and General Store Owner, how quaint can … More Dante’s Peak

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