Homicide (1991)

DAVID MAMET Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1991. Pressman Film, Cinehaus. Screenplay by David Mamet. Cinematography by Roger Deakins. Produced by Michael Hausman, Edward R. Pressman. Music by Alaric Jans. Production Design by Michael Merritt. Costume Design by Nan Cibula. Film Editing by Barbara Tulliver. Joe Mantegna plays a detective in an unspecified…

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About Last Night (1986)

EDWARD ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1986.  TriStar Pictures, Delphi V Productions.  Screenplay by Tim Kazurinsky, Denise DeClue, based on the play Sexual Perversity in Chicago by David Mamet.   Cinematography by Andrew Dintenfass.   Produced by Jason Brett, Stuart Oken.   Music by Miles Goodman.   Production Design by Ida Random.   Costume Design by Deborah…

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The Edge (1997)

LEE TAMAHORI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1997.  Art Linson Productions. Screenplay by David Mamet.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Art Linson.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Wolf Kroeger.  Costume Design by Julie Weiss.  Film Editing by Neil Travis.  Anthony Hopkins plays a shy billionaire who accompanies his hot young…

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House of Games (1987)

DAVID MAMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1987.  Filmhaus.  Story by Jonathan Katz, David Mamet, Screenplay by David Mamet.  Cinematography by Juan Ruiz Anchia.  Produced by Michael Hausman.  Music by Alaric Jans.  Production Design by Michael Merritt.  Costume Design by Nan Cibula.  Film Editing by Trudy Ship.   Lindsay Crouse is excellent as a psychiatrist who has hit the limelight with the publication…

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Spartan (2004)

DAVID MAMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB. USA/Germany, 2004. Franchise Pictures, ApolloMedia Distribution, ApolloProMedia GmbH & Co. 1. Filmproduktion KG, QI Quality International GmbH & Co. KG, Signature Pictures.  Screenplay by David Mamet.  Cinematography by Juan Ruiz Anchia.  Produced by David Bergstein, Moshe Diamant, Art Linson, Elie Samaha.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Gemma Jackson.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film…

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Oleanna (1994)

DAVID MAMET Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1994.  Bay Kinescope, Channel Four Films, The Samuel Goldwyn Company, The School Company.  Screenplay by David Mamet, based on his play.  Cinematography by Andrzej Sekula.  Produced by Sarah Green, Patricia Wolff.  Music by Rebecca Pidgeon.  Production Design by Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, David Wasco.  Costume Design by Jane Greenwood.  Film Editing by Barbara Tulliver.  Fascinating adaptation of David…

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State And Main (2000)

DAVID MAMET Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  France/USA, 2000.  Filmtown Entertainment, Green/Renzi, El Dorado Pictures.  Screenplay by David Mamet.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Sarah Green.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Gemma Jackson.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Barbara Tulliver.  National Board of Review Awards 2000. Online Film Critics Awards 2000.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2000. Toronto International Film…

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The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)

BOB RAFELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA/West Germany, 1981.  CIP Filmproduktion GmbH, Lorimar Film Entertainment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, New Gold Entertainment, Northstar International.  Screenplay by David Mamet, based on the novel by James M. Cain.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Charles Mulvehill, Bob Rafelson.  Music by Michael Small.  Production Design by George Jenkins.  Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins.  Film Editing by Graeme Clifford.  …

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Vanya On 42nd Street (1994)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1994.  Channel Four Films, Mayfair Entertainment, The Vanya Company.  Screenplay by Andre Gregory, based on the play by Anton Chekhov, adapted by David Mamet.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Fred Berner.  Music by Joshua Redman.  Production Design by Eugene Lee.  Costume Design by Gary Jones.  Film Editing by Nancy Baker.  A very simple concept makes for…

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Hannibal (2001)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 2001.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Universal Pictures, Dino De Laurentiis Company, Scott Free Productions.  Screenplay by David Mamet, Steven Zaillian, based on the novel by Thomas Harris.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis, Martha De Laurentiis, Ridley Scott.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Diego Loreggian, Norris Spencer.  Costume Design by Janty…

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Ronin (1998)

JOHN FRANKENHEIMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1998.  FGM Entertainment, United Artists.  Story by J.D. Zeik, Screenplay by J.D. Zeik, David Mamet.  Cinematography by Robert Fraisse.  Produced by Frank Mancuso Jr..  Music by Elia Cmiral.  Production Design by Michael Z. Hanan.  Costume Design by May Routh.  Film Editing by Antony Gibbs. Boring thriller by John Frankenheimer has Robert De Niro leading a wasted…

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The Verdict (1982)

SIDNEY LUMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1982.   Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by David Mamet, based on the novel by Barry Reed.  Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak.  Produced by David Brown, Richard D. Zanuck.  Music by Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by Edward Pisoni.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by Peter C. Frank.   Watching one man go against conspiratorial corruption hasn’t been this…

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