Things To Do In Denver When You’re Dead (1995)

GARY FLEDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 1995.  Miramax, Woods Entertainment.  Screenplay by Scott Rosenberg.  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by Jonathan McHugh, Cary Woods.  Music by Michael Convertino.  Production Design by Nelson Coates.  Costume Design by Abigail Murray.  Film Editing by Richard Marks.  Toronto International Film Festival 1995. This one’s plot reads…

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The Family Fang (2015)

JASON BATEMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2015.  Aggregate Films, Red Crown Productions, Blossom Films, ML Film Productions, Olympus Pictures, Papagjika Salloway Productions, QED International.  Screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire, based on the novel by Kevin Wilson.  Cinematography by Ken Seng.  Produced by Jason Bateman, James Garavente, Nicole Kidman, Riva Marker, Per Saari, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech.  Music…

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The Jungle Book (2016)

JON FAVREAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  Fairview Entertainment, Moving Picture Company, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Justin Marks, based on the book by Rudyard Kipling. Cinematography by Bill Pope.  Produced by Jon Favreau, Brigham Taylor.  Music by John Debney.  Production Design by Christopher Glass.  Costume Design by Laura Jean Shannon.  Film Editing by Mark Livolsi.  Academy Awards 2016.  Las…

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Jersey Boys (2014)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2014.  Four Seasons Partnership, GK Films, Malpaso Productions, RatPac Entertainment, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice, based on their musical.  Cinematography by Tom Stern.  Produced by Clint Eastwood, Tim Headington, Graham King, Robert Lorenz.  Production Design by James J. Murakami.  Costume Design by Deborah Hopper.  Film Editing by Joel Cox,…

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Illuminata (1998)

JOHN TURTURRO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Spain/USA/Japan, 1998.  CDI, GreeneStreet Films, JVC Entertainment Networks, Overseas FilmGroup, Sogepaq.  Screenplay by Brandon Cole, John Turturro, based on the play by Brandon Cole.  Cinematography by Harris Savides.  Produced by John Penotti, John Turturro.  Music by Arnold Black, William Bolcom.  Production Design by Robin Standefer.  Costume Design by Roman Paska, Donna Zakowska.  Film Editing by Michael Berenbaum.  Cannes Film…

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Blast From The Past (1999)

HUGH WILSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1999.  Forge, Midnight Sun Pictures, New Line Cinema.  Story by Bill Kelly, Screenplay by Bill Kelly, Hugh Wilson.  Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Renny Harlin, Hugh Wilson.  Music by Steve Dorff.  Production Design by Bob Ziembicki.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Don Brochu.   Brendan Fraser stars as a man raised for thirty-five years…

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The Affair Of The Necklace (2001)

CHARLES SHYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2001.  Alcon Entertainment.  Screenplay by John Sweet.  Cinematography by Ashley Rowe.  Produced by Broderick Johnson, Andrew A. Kosove, Redmond Morris, Charles Shyer.  Music by David Newman.  Production Design by Alex McDowell.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by David Moritz.  Academy Awards 2001.   Hilary Swank‘s faultless performance in this sudsy costume melodrama almost convinces you to forgive…

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Hairspray (2007)

ADAM SHANKMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2007.  New Line Cinema, Ingenious Film Partners, Zadan / Meron Productions, Offspring Entertainment.  Screenplay by Leslie Dixon, based on the musical play by Mark O’Donnell, Thomas Meehan and the 1988 screenplay by John Waters.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.  Produced by Neil Meron, Craig Zadan.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by David…

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The Comfort Of Strangers (1990)

PAUL SCHRADER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA/Italy/United Kingdom, 1990.  Erre Produzioni, Reteitalia, Sovereign Pictures, The Rank Organisation.  Screenplay by Harold Pinter.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Angelo Rizzoli Jr..  Music by Angelo Badalamenti.  Production Design by Gianni Quaranta.  Costume Design by Giorgio Armani.  Film Editing by Bill Pankow. British travellers in Italy Natasha Richardson and Rupert Everett become the unwitting houseguests of a…

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America’s Sweethearts (2001)

JOE ROTH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 2001.  Revolution Studios, Face Productions, Roth-Arnold Productions.  Screenplay by Billy Crystal, Peter Tolan.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Susan Arnold, Billy Crystal, Donna Roth.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Garreth Stover.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Stephen A. Rotter.   Flat, boring and completely unsympathetic romantic comedy that wastes…

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The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)

ROBERT REDFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1988.  Esparza, Universal Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises. Screenplay by John Nichols, David S. Ward, based on the novel by John Nichols.  Cinematography by Robbie Greenberg.  Produced by Moctesuma Esparza, Robert Redford.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Joe Aubel, Thomas L. Roysden.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Dede Allen,…

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The Stepford Wives (2004)

FRANK OZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2004.  Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, Scott Rudin Productions, De Line Pictures.  Screenplay by Paul Rudnick, based on the book by Ira Levin.  Cinematography by Rob Hahn.  Produced by Donald De Line, Gabriel Grunfeld, Scott Rudin, Edgar J. Scherick.    Music by David Arnold.    Production Design by Jackson De Govia.    Costume Design by…

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