Hero (1992)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5. Alternate Title: Accidental Hero USA, 1992.  Columbia Pictures.   Story by Laura Ziskin, Alvin Sargent, David Webb Peoples, Screenplay by David Webb Peoples.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.   Produced by Laura Ziskin.  Music by George Fenton.   Production Design by Dennis Gassner.   Costume Design by Richard Hornung.   Film Editing by…

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1917 (2019)

SAM MENDES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2019.  Amblin Partners, DreamWorks, Neal Street Productions, New Republic Pictures.  Screenplay by Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Sam Mendes, Brian Oliver, Jayne-Ann Tenggren.  Music by  Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by David…

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Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

DENIS VILLENEUVE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.    USA/United Kingdom/Canada, 2017.  16:14 Entertainment, Alcon Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Thunderbird Entertainment, Torridon Films, Warner Bros..  Story by Hampton Fancher, Screenplay by Hampton Fancher, Michael Green, based on characters from the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Broderick…

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Field Of Dreams (1989)

PHIL ALDEN ROBINSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1989.  Gordon Company.  Screenplay by Phil Alden Robinson, based on the book by W.P. Kinsella.  Cinematography by John Lindley.  Produced by Charles Gordon, Lawrence Gordon.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Linda M. Bass.  Film Editing by Ian Crafford.  Academy Awards 1989.  National Board Of Review Awards 1989.     Once…

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Spectre (2015)

SAM MENDES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2015.  B24, Columbia Pictures, Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Screenplay by John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Jez Butterworth, based on characters created by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema.  Produced by Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson.  Music by Thomas Newman. Production Design by…

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Ask The Dust

ROBERT TOWNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 2006.  Paramount Pictures, Cruise/Wagner Productions, Ascendant Pictures, Capitol Films, VIP 3 Medienfonds.  Screenplay by Robert Towne, based on the novel by John Fante.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.  Produced by Tom Cruise, Don Granger, Jonas McCord, Paula Wagner.  Music by Ramin Djawadi, Heitor Pereira.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Robert…

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Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)

JULIEN TEMPLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1988.  De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, Earth Girls, Kestrel Films.  Screenplay by Julie Brown, Charlie Coffey, Terrence E. McNally.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Tony Garnett.  Music by Nile Rodgers.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Linda M. Bass.  Film Editing by Richard Halsey.  Independent Spirit Awards 1989.   The candy-coloured future of Julien Temple’s…

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Bugsy (1991)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1991.  TriStar Pictures, Mulholland Productions, Baltimore Pictures.  Screenplay by James Toback.  Cinematography by Allen Daviau.  Produced by Warren Beatty, Mark Johnson, Barry Levinson.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Stu Linder, Christopher Holmes.  Academy Awards 1991.  Golden Globe Awards 1991.  National Board of Review Awards…

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The Golden Compass (2007)

CHRIS WEITZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 2007.  New Line Cinema, Ingenious Film Partners, Scholastic Productions, Depth of Field.  Screenplay by Chris Weitz, based on the novel Northern Lights by Philip Pullman.  Cinematography by Henry Braham.  Produced by Bill Carraro, Deborah Forte.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Anne V….

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Quantum Of Solace (2008)

MARC FORSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2008.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Columbia Pictures, Eon Productions, B22, Danjaq, United Artists. Screenplay by Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, based on characters created by  Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Roberto Schaefer.  Produced by Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson.  Music by David Arnold.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by…

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The Grifters (1990)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1990.  Cineplex-Odeon Films.  Screenplay by Donald E. Westlake, based on the novel by Jim Thompson.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Robert A. Harris, Jim Painter, Martin Scorsese.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Richard Hornung.  Film Editing by Mick Audsley.  Academy Awards 1990. Boston Film Critics Awards 1990.   Golden…

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Waterworld

KEVIN REYNOLDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1995.  Universal Pictures, Gordon Company, Davis Entertainment, Licht/Mueller Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Peter Rader, David Twohy.  Cinematography by Dean Semler.  Produced by Kevin Costner, John Davis, Charles Gordon, Lawrence Gordon.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by John Bloomfield.  Film Editing by Peter Boyle.  Academy Awards 1995.   Not nearly as bad as…

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