Five Corners (1987)

TONY BILL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom/USA, 1987. Cineplex Odeon Films, HandMade Films. Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley. Cinematography by Fred Murphy. Produced by Tony Bill, Forrest Murray. Music by James Newton Howard. Production Design by Adrianne Lobel. Costume Design by Peggy Farrell. Film Editing by Andy Blumenthal. John Patrick Shanley pays…

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The Irishman (2019)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA, 2019.  Fábrica de Cine, STX Entertainment, Sikelia Productions, Tribeca Productions.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Charles Brandt.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Troy Allen, Gerald Chamales, Robert De Niro, Randall Emmett, Gaston Pavlovich, Jane Rosenthal, Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Irwin…

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Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

JON M. CHU Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 2018.  Color Force, SK Global, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Peter Chiarelli, Adele Lim, based on the novel by Kevin Kwan.  Cinematography by Vanja Cernjul.  Produced by Nina Jacobson, John Penotti, Brad Simpson.  Music by Brian Tyler.  Production Design by Nelson Coates.  Costume Design by Mary E. Vogt.  Film Editing by Myron I. Kerstein. …

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Glory (1989)

EDWARD ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1989.  TriStar Pictures, Freddie Fields Productions.  Screenplay by Kevin Jarre, based on the letters of Robert Gould Shaw, the book Lay This Laurel by Lincoln Kirstein and the book One Gallant Rush by Peter Burchard.  Cinematography by Freddie Francis.  Produced by Freddie Fields.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Norman Garwood.  Costume Design by Francine Jamison-Tanchuck.  Film…

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Cradle Will Rock (1999)

TIM ROBBINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1999.  Cradle Productions Inc., Havoc, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Tim Robbins.  Cinematography by Jean-Yves Escoffier.  Produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, Jon Kilik, Tim Robbins.  Music by David Robbins.  Production Design by Richard Hoover.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Geraldine Peroni.   Excellent ensemble comedy about the real life Red Scare events surrounding…

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In Country (1989)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   USA, 1989.  Warner Bros., Yorktown Productions.  Screenplay by Frank Pierson, Cynthia Cidre, based on the novel by Bobbie Ann Mason.  Cinematography by Russell Boyd.  Produced by Norman Jewison, Richard Roth.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Jackson De Govia.  Costume Design by Aggie Guerard Rodgers.  Film Editing by Antony Gibbs, Lou Lombardo.   Emily Lloyd plays…

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O.C. And Stiggs (1985)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1985.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Ted Mann, Donald Cantrell, based on stories by Tod Carroll, Ted Mann.  Cinematography by Pierre Mignot.  Produced by Robert Altman, Peter Newman.  Music by King Sunny Ade.  Production Design by Scott Bushnell.  Costume Design by Kristine Flones.  Film Editing by Elizabeth King.   Robert Altman was hired to direct a teen-oriented…

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