Bad Influence (1990)

CURTIS HANSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1990.  Epic Productions, Producers Representative Organization, Sarliu/Diamant.  Screenplay by David Koepp.   Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Steve Tisch.   Music by Trevor Jones.  Production Design by Ron Foreman.  Costume Design by Malissa Daniel.  Film Editing by Bonnie Koehler. James Spader is a straight-arrow stock broker whose…

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The Mummy (2017)

ALEX KURTZMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2017.  Universal Pictures, Dark Universe, Dentsu, Perfect World Pictures (Beijing), Sean Daniel Company, Secret Hideout.  Screen story by Jon Spaihts, Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet, Screenplay by David Koepp, Christopher McQuarrie, Dylan Kussman.  Cinematography by Ben Seresin.  Produced by Sarah Bradshaw, Sean Daniel, Alex Kurtzman, Chris Morgan.  Music by Brian Tyler.  Production Design by…

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Big Trouble (2002)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 2002.  Touchstone Pictures, The Jacobson Company, Sonnenfeld Josephson Worldwide Entertainment, Sundale Productions Inc..  Screenplay by Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone, based on the novel by Dave Barry.  Cinematography by Greg Gardiner.  Produced by Tom Jacobson, Barry Josephson, Barry Sonnenfeld.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Garreth Stover.  Costume Design by Mary E. Vogt.  Film Editing by…

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Spider-Man (2002)

SAM RAIMI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.    USA, 2002.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Marvel Enterprises, Laura Ziskin Productions.  Screenplay by David Koepp, based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko.  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced by Ian Bryce, Laura Ziskin.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Neil Spisak.  Costume Design by James Acheson.  Film Editing by Arthur Coburn, Bob Murawski.  Academy Awards…

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Toy Soldiers

DANIEL PETRIE JR. Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1991.  TriStar Pictures, Island World.  Screenplay by Daniel Petrie Jr., David Koepp, based on the novel by William P. Kennedy.  Cinematography by Thomas Burstyn.  Produced by Jack E. Freedman, Patricia Herskovic, Wayne S. Williams.    Music by Robert Folk.    Production Design by Chester Kaczenski.    Costume Design by Betsy Cox.  Film Editing by…

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The Shadow

RUSSELL MULCAHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1994.  Universal Pictures, Bregman/Baer Productions.  Screenplay by David Koepp, based on the character from stories by Walter B. Gibson.  Cinematography by Stephen H. Burum.  Produced by Martin Bregman, Michael Bregman, Willi Bar.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Joseph C. Nemec III.  Costume Design by Bob Ringwood.  Film Editing by Beth Jochem Besterveld, Peter Honess.   Alec…

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The Trigger Effect (1996)

DAVID KOEPP Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1996.  Amblin Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by David Koepp, based on the television series Connections by James Burke.  Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.  Produced by Michael Grillo.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Dana Allyson.  Film Editing by Jill Savitt.   Los Angeles succumbs to a complete power…

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Stir Of Echoes (1999)

DAVID KOEPP Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1999.  Artisan Entertainment.  Screenplay by David Koepp, based on the novel by Richard Matheson.  Cinematography by Fred Murphy.  Produced by Judy Hofflund, Gavin Polone.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Nelson Coates.  Costume Design by Leesa Evans.  Film Editing by Jill Savitt.   Unfairly compared to The Sixth Sense, this low-key murder mystery…

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Secret Window (2004)

DAVID KOEPP Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2004.  Grand Slam Productions, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Mel’s Cite du Cinema, Pariah Entertainment Group.  Screenplay by David Koepp, based on the novel by Stephen King.  Cinematography by Fred Murphy.  Produced by Gavin Polone.  Music by Philip Glass, Geoff Zanelli.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Odette Gadoury.  Film Editing by Jill Savitt.  …

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Ghost Town (2008)

DAVID KOEPP Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2008.  DreamWorks, Spyglass Entertainment, Pariah.  Screenplay by David Koepp, John Kamps.  Cinematography by Fred Murphy.  Produced by Gavin Polone.  Music by Geoff Zanelli.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Sarah Edwards.  Film Editing by Sam Seig.  Toronto International Film Festival 2008. Insipid romantic comedy that is neither funny nor particularly romantic, starring Ricky…

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Jurassic Park (1993)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 1993.  Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment.  Screenplay by Michael Crichton, David Koepp, based on the novel by Michael Crichton.  Cinematography by Dean Cundey.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Gerald R. Molen.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design by Eric H. Sandberg, Sue Moore.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.  Academy Awards 1993. Sam Neill and…

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The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.   USA, 1997.  Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Digital Image Associates.  Screenplay by David Koepp, based on the novel by Michael Crichton.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Gerald R. Molen, Colin Wilson.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design by Sue Moore.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.  Academy Awards 1997. Inferior sequel to 1993’s blockbuster hit Jurassic…

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