Paycheck (2003)

JOHN WOO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Canada, 2003.  Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, Davis Entertainment, Lion Rock Productions, Solomon/Hackett Productions, Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC.  Screenplay by Dean Georgaris, based on the short story by Philip K. Dick.  Cinematography by Jeffrey L. Kimball.  Produced by Terence Chang, John Davis, Michael Hackett, John Woo.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by William Sandell.  Costume Design…

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Vital Signs (1990)

MARISA SILVER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 1990.  Twentieth Century Fox, CBS Entertainment Production.  Story by Larry Ketron, Screenplay by Larry Ketron, Jeb Stuart.  Cinematography by John Lindley.  Produced by Laurie Perlman, Cathleen Summers.  Music by Miles Goodman.  Production Design by Todd Hallowell.  Costume Design by Deborah Everton.  Film Editing by Robert Brown, Danford B. Greene.   A gaggle of pretty, overly charming med students…

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You, Me And Dupree (2006)

ANTHONY RUSSO, JOE RUSSO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2006.  Universal Pictures, Kaplan / Perrone Entertainment, MMCB Film Produktion 2004.  Screenplay by Michael LeSieur.  Cinematography by Charles Minsky.  Produced by Mary Parent, Scott Stuber, Owen Wilson.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Barry Robison.  Costume Design by Karen Patch.  Film Editing by Peter B. Ellis, Debra Neil-Fisher.   ‘Loveable fuckup’ Dupree…

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The Sum Of All Fears (2002)

PHIL ALDEN ROBINSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Germany, 2002.  Paramount Pictures, Mace Neufeld Productions, MFP Munich Film Partners GmbH & Company I. Produktions KG, S.O.A.F. Productions.  Screenplay by Paul Attanasio, Daniel Pyne, based on the novel by Tom Clancy.  Cinematography by John Lindley.  Produced by Mace Neufeld.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall.  Costume Design by Marie-Sylvie Deveau.  Film Editing by Nicolas…

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Paulie (1998)

JOHN ROBERTS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1998.  DreamWorks, Mutual Film Company.  Screenplay by Laurie Craig.  Cinematography by Tony Pierce-Roberts.  Produced by Mark Gordon, Gary Levinsohn, Allison Lyon Segan.  Music by John Debney.  Production Design by J. Dennis Washington.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Bruce Cannon.   Tired tale of a lonely, wandering budgie (voiced by Jay Mohr, who also…

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Sliver (1993)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1993.  Paramount Pictures, Robert Evans Company.  Screenplay by Joe Eszterhas, based on the novel by Ira Levin.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Robert Evans.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Paul Sylbert.  Costume Design by Deborah Lynn Scott.  Film Editing by Richard Francis-Bruce, William Hoy. Laughable adaptation of Ira Levin’s novel retains the title and…

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The Relic (1997)

PETER HYAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA/United Kingdom/Germany/Japan/New Zealand, 1997.  British Broadcasting Corporation, Cloud Nine Entertainment, Marubeni, Mutual Film Company, Pacific Western, Paramount Pictures, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Tele Munchen Fernseh Produktionsgesellschaft, Toho-Towa, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Amy Holden Jones, John Raffo, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, based on the novel Relic by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child.  Cinematography by…

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Thirteen Days (2000)

ROGER DONALDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2000.  New Line Cinema, Beacon Communications, Beacon Pictures, Tig Productions.  Screenplay by David Self, based on the book The Kennedy Tapes – Inside The White House During The Cuban Missile Crisis by Ernest R. May, Philip D. Zelikow.  Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak.  Produced by Peter O. Almond, Armyan Bernstein, Kevin Costner.  Music by Trevor…

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Blood Work (2002)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2002.  Malpaso Productions, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Brian Helgeland, based on the novel by Michael Connelly.  Cinematography by Tom Stern.  Produced by Clint Eastwood.  Music by Lennie Niehaus.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Deborah Hopper.  Film Editing by Joel Cox.   Middling psychological thriller isn’t among Clint Eastwood‘s best pulse-pounders (no pun…

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