Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

DOMINIQUE OTHENIN-GIRARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1989.  Magnum Pictures Inc., Magnum Pictures, Return of Myers, The Return of Myers, Trancas International Films.   Screenplay by Michael Jacobs, Dominique Othenin-Girard, Shem Bitterman, based on characters created by John Carpenter, Debra Hill.   Cinematography by Robert Draper.  Produced by Ramsey Thomas.  Music by Alan Howarth.   Production…

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Halloween III: Season Of The Witch (1982)

TOMMY LEE WALLACE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1982.  Dino De Laurentiis Company, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Tommy Lee Wallace.  Cinematography by Dean Cundey.  Produced by John Carpenter, Debra Hill.  Music by John Carpenter, Alan Howarth.  Production Design by Peter Jamison.  Costume Design by Jane Ruhm.  Film Editing by Millie Moore.  With the…

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Halloween 2 (1981)

RICK ROSENTHAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA, 1981.  Dino De Laurentiis Company, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by John Carpenter, Debra Hill, based on characters created by John Carpenter and Debra Hill.  Cinematography by Dean Cundey.  Produced by John Carpenter, Debra Hill.  Music by John Carpenter, Alan Howarth.  Production Design by J. Michael Riva.  Costume Design by Jane Ruhm.  Film Editing by Mark…

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Halloween (2018)

DAVID GORDON GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 2018.  Blumhouse Productions, Miramax, Rough House Pictures, Trancas International Films, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by David Gordon Green, Danny McBride, Jeff Fradley, based on characters created by John Carpenter, Debra Hill.  Cinematography by Michael Simmonds.  Produced by Malek Akkad, Bill Block, Jason Blum.  Music by Cody Carpenter, John Carpenter, Daniel A. Davies.  Production…

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Escape From L.A. (1996)

JOHN CARPENTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1996.  Paramount Pictures, Rysher Entertainment.  Story by John Carpenter, Nick Castle, Screenplay by John Carpenter, Debra Hill, Kurt Russell.  Cinematography by Gary B. Kibbe.  Produced by Debra Hill, Kurt Russell.  Music by John Carpenter, Shirley Walker.  Production Design by Lawrence G. Paull.  Costume Design by Robin Michel Bush.  Film Editing by Edward A. Warschilka.  John Carpenter returns…

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Clue (1985)

JONATHAN LYNN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1985.  Paramount Pictures, The Guber-Peters Company, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Debra Hill Productions.  Story by John Landis, Jonathan Lynn, Screenplay by Jonathan Lynn, based on the board game Cluedo by Anthony E. Pratt.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Debra Hill.  Music by John Morris.  Production Design by John Robert Lloyd.  Costume Design…

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The Fisher King (1991)

TERRY GILLIAM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1991.  TriStar Pictures, Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Richard LaGravenese.  Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by Debra Hill, Lynda Obst.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor.  Film Editing by Lesley Walker.   Jeff Bridges plays a talk radio host who is devastated when a listener misinterprets his advice…

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The Dead Zone (1983)

DAVID CRONENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1983.  Dino De Laurentiis Company.  Screenplay by Jeffrey Boam, based on the novel by Stephen King.  Cinematography by Mark Irwin.  Produced by Debra Hill.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Carol Spier.  Costume Design by Olga Dimitrov.  Film Editing by Ronald Sanders. Excellent adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, and one of David Cronenberg’s most…

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Adventures In Babysitting (1987)

CHRIS COLUMBUS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1987.  Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners III.  Screenplay by David Simkins.  Cinematography by Ric Waite.  Produced by Debra Hill, Lynda Obst.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Todd Hallowell.  Costume Design by Judith R. Gellman.  Film Editing by Fredric Steinkamp, William Steinkamp. Elisabeth Shue is adorable as a young woman whose boyfriend cancels…

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Escape From New York (1981)

JOHN CARPENTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 1981.  Embassy Pictures, International Film Investors, Goldcrest Films International, Major Studio Partners.  Screenplay by John Carpenter, Nick Castle.  Cinematography by Dean Cundey.  Produced by Larry J. Franco, Debra Hill.  Music by John Carpenter, Alan Howarth.  Production Design by Joe Alves.  Costume Design by Stephen Loomis.  Film Editing by Todd C. Ramsay.  In a futuristic world, the…

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Halloween (1978)

JOHN CARPENTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1978.  Compass International Pictures, Falcon International Productions.  Screenplay by John Carpenter, Debra Hill.  Cinematography by Dean Cundey.  Produced by Debra Hill.  Music by John Carpenter.  Production Design by Tommy Lee Wallace.  Costume Design by Beth Rodgers.  Film Editing by Charles Bornstein, Tommy Lee Wallace.  The best of the series, and one of the very best slasher…

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Crazy In Alabama

ANTONIO BANDERAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.   Melanie Griffith is absolutely wonderful in this offbeat comedy directed by first-timer Antonio Banderas. She plays a free-spirited woman who rids herself from her abusive husband by chopping off his head and putting it in a hatbox which she carries with her all the way to Hollywood, where…

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