Freejack (1992)

GEOFF MURPHY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1992.  Morgan Creek Entertainment.  Screen story by Steven Pressfield, Ronald Shusett, Screenplay by Steven Pressfield, Ronald Shusett, Dan Gilroy.  Cinematography by Amir Mokri.  Produced by Stuart Oken, Ronald Shusett.  Music by Trevor Jones.  Production Design by Joe Alves.  Costume Design by Lisa Jensen.  Film Editing by…

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The Exorcist III (1990)

WILLIAM PETER BLATTY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA, 1990.  Morgan Creek Entertainment.  Screenplay by William Peter Blatty, based on his novel Legion.  Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.  Produced by Carter deHaven.  Music by Barry De Vorzon.  Production Design by Leslie Dilley.  Costume Design by Dana Lyman.  Film Editing by Peter Lee-Thompson, Todd C. Ramsay.  William Peter Blatty takes the franchise over as…

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RoboCop 2 (1990)

IRVIN KERSHNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1990.  Orion Pictures, Tobor Productions.  Story by Frank Miller, Screenplay by Frank Miller, Walon Green, based on characters created by Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner.  Cinematography by Mark Irwin.  Produced by Jon Davison.  Music by Leonard Rosenman.  Production Design by Peter Jamison.  Costume Design by Rosanna Norton.  Film Editing by Armen Minasian, Lee Smith, Deborah…

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Selma (2014)

AVA DuVERNAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 2014.  Cloud Eight Films, Celador Films, Harpo Films, Pathe, Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by Paul Webb.  Cinematography by Bradford Young.  Produced by Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey.  Music by Jason Moran.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter.  Film Editing by Spencer Averick.  Academy Awards 2014.  American Film Institute 2014.  Golden…

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Remember The Titans (2000)

BOAZ YAKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2000.  Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Run It Up Productions Inc., Technical Black, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Gregory Allen Howard.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Chad Oman.  Music by Trevor Rabin.  Production Design by Deborah Evans.  Costume Design by Judy L. Ruskin.  Film Editing by Michael Tronick.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2000. What do you…

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Blue Sky (1994)

TONY RICHARDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1994.  Heathrow Productions, Orion Pictures.  Story by Rama Laurie Stagner, Screenplay by Rama Laurie Stagner, Arlene Sarner, Jerry Leichtling.  Cinematography by Steve Yaconelli.  Produced by Robert H. Solo.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Timian Alsaker.  Costume Design by Jane Robinson.  Film Editing by Robert K. Lambert.  Academy Awards 1994.  Golden Globe Awards 1994.   Jessica…

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The Real McCoy

RUSSELL MULCAHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1993.  Bregman/Baer Productions, Capella International, Connexion Film Productions.  Screenplay by William Davies, William Osborne, based on elements of the novel Bellman and True by Desmond Lowden.  Cinematography by Denis Crossan.  Produced by Martin Bregman, Michael Bregman, Willi Bar.  Music by Brad Fiedel.  Production Design by Kim Colefax.  Costume Design by Donna O’Neal.  Film Editing by Peter Honess.  …

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October Sky

JOE JOHNSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   Jake Gyllenhaal‘s impressive starring debut was in this excellent family drama. It’s the true story of Homer Hickam (you know a writer wouldn’t make up that name), a boy from a West Virginia coal mining town who, along with his three best friends, dreams of being a…

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Fled

BBB (out of 5) Distracting but unbelievable film about two ex-convicts (Laurence Fishburne, Stephen Baldwin) who break free from a chain gang and spend the rest of the time trying to escape the same men (on both sides of the law) who put them in the clink in the first place. Baldwin plays a computer…

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The Blind Side

BBB (out of 5) Sandra Bullock  shines so bright in this film that its shortcomings are wholly forgiveable. It tells the true story of Michael Oher, at the beginning of the film a shy young black man with no home or family who is sent to an upscale Christian school in Memphis. There he catches…

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The Firm

BBB (out of 5) The first film adaptation of a John Grisham novel is still the most financially successful.  Tom Cruise plays a green lawyer who is hired to work at an awe-inspiring law firm led by the powerful Gene Hackman. All seems to be perfect until he realizes that his superiors got up as far…

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Runaway Jury (2003)

GARY FLEDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2003.  Regency Enterprises, New Regency Pictures, Epsilon Motion Pictures.  Screenplay by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, Rick Cleveland, Matthew Chapman, based on the novel by John Grisham.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Gary Fleder, Christopher Mankiewicz, Arnon Milchan.  Music by Christopher Young.  Production Design by Nelson Coates.  Costume Design by Abigail Murray.  Film Editing by William Steinkamp.  …

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