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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Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark (2019)

ANDRE ØVREDAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Canada/USA, 2019.  1212 Entertainment, CBS Films, Double Dare You, Entertainment One, Rolin Hills Productions, Sean Daniel Company, Starlight International Media.  Story by Marcus Dunstan, Patrick Melton, Screenplay by Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Guillermo Del Toro, based on the novels by Alvin Schwartz.  Cinematography by Roman Osin.  Produced by…

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A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014)

SCOTT FRANK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2014.  1984 Private Defense Contractors, Cross Creek Pictures, Da Vinci Media Ventures, Double Feature Films, Exclusive Media Group, Jersey Films, Manu Propria Entertainment, Traveling Picture Show Company.  Screenplay by Scott Frank, based on the novel by Lawrence Block.  Cinematography by Mihai Malaimare Jr..  Produced by Tobin Armbrust, Danny DeVito, Brian Oliver, Michael Shamberg, Stacey…

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Beautiful Joe (2000)

STEPHEN METCALFE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2000.  Stratosphere Entertainment, Capitol Films, Beautiful Films, Haft Entertainment, Pacific Motion Pictures.  Screenplay by Stephen Metcalfe.  Cinematography by Thomas E. Ackerman.  Produced by Fred Fuchs, Steven Haft.  Music by John Altman.  Production Design by David Brisbin.  Costume Design by Julia Caston, Jenni Gullett.  Film Editing by Michael Bradsell, Nick Moore.   Don’t be fooled by…

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The Adventures Of Rocky And Bullwinkle (2000)

DES McANUFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Germany, 2000.  CJ Entertainment, CJ Entertainment Animation Group, Sunwoo Entertainment, Company K Partners Contents Investment Fund, Daewoo Corporation, CJ Venture Investment, Finecut, Michigan Venture Capital, KTB Network, Industrial Bank of Korea, DC Digital Content Comics, Capella International, KC Medien, Tribeca Productions, Wildbrain Entertainment.  Screenplay by Kenneth Lonergan, based on characters…

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A Dangerous Woman (1993)

STEPHEN GYLLENHAAL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 1993.  Island World, Gramercy Pictures, Rollercoaster Productions, Amblin Entertainment.  Screenplay by Naomi Foner, based on the novel by Mary McGarry Morris.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Naomi Foner.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by David Brisbin.  Costume Design by Susie DeSanto.  Film Editing by Angelo Corrao, Harvey Rosenstock.   A great deal of publicity…

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The Proposition (1998)

LESLI LINKA GLATTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.5.  USA, 1998.  Interscope Communications, Polygram Filmed Entertainment.  Screenplay by Rick Ramage.  Cinematography by Peter Sova.  Produced by Ted Field, Scott Kroopf, Diane Nabatoff.  Music by Stephen Endelman.  Production Design by David Brisbin.  Costume Design by Anna B. Sheppard.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Cambas.   William Hurt and Madeleine Stowe play a filthy rich, prominent society couple whose…

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Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (1998)

TERRY GILLIAM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 1998.  Fear and Loathing LLC, Rhino Films, Shark Productions, Summit Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Terry Gilliam, Tony Grisoni, Tod Davies, Alex Cox, based on the book by Hunter S. Thompson.  Cinematography by Nicola Pecorini.  Produced by Patrick Cassavetti, Laila Nabulsi, Stephen Nemeth.  Music by Ray Cooper.  Production Design by Alex McDowell.  Costume Design by…

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Forrest Gump (1994)

ROBERT ZEMECKIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1994.   Paramount Pictures.   Screenplay by Eric Roth, based on the novel by Winston Groom.   Cinematography by Don Burgess.   Produced by Wendy Finerman, Steve Starkey, Steve Tisch.   Music by Alan Silvestri.   Production Design by Rick Carter.   Costume Design by Joanna Johnston.   Film Editing by Arthur Schmidt.    Tom Hanks stars as…

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Goodbye, Lover (1998)

ROLAND JOFFE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA/Germany, 1998.  Regency Enterprises, Gotham Entertainment Group, Lightmotive.  Story by Ron Peer, Screenplay by Ron Peer, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Chris Daniel, Patrick McDarrah, Alexandra Milchan, Joel Roodman.  Music by John Ottman.  Production Design by Stewart Starkin.  Costume Design by Theadora Van Runkle.  Film Editing by William Steinkamp.   Lame comedy…

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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992)

DAVID LYNCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  France/USA, 1992.  New Line Cinema, CiBy 2000, Twin Peaks Productions.  Screenplay by David Lynch, Robert Engels, based on the television series Twin Peaks created by Mark Frost, David Lynch.  Cinematography by Ronald Victor Garcia.  Produced by Gregg Fienberg.  Music by Angelo Badalamenti.  Production Design by Patricia Norris.  Costume Design by Patricia Norris.  Film Editing by Mary…

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Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

MIKE FIGGIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  France/USA/United Kingdom, 1995.  Lumiere Pictures, A Lila Cazès Production, Initial Productions.  Screenplay by Mike Figgis, based on the novel by John O’Brien.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Lila Cazes, Annie Stewart.  Music by Mike Figgis.  Production Design by Waldemar Kalinowski.  Costume Design by Laura Goldsmith.  Film Editing by John Smith.   Performances couldn’t possibly be better in…

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