Sneakers (1992)

PHIL ALDEN ROBINSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1992.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Phil Alden Robinson, Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes.  Cinematography by John Lindley.  Produced by Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Tom Rolf.   Robert Redford stars as a computer hacker turned security expert who…

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Blade (1998)

STEPHEN NORRINGTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1998.  Amen Ra Films, Imaginary Forces, Marvel Enterprises, New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by David S. Goyer.  Cinematography by Theo van de Sande.  Produced by Robert Engelman, Peter Frankfurt, Wesley Snipes.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Kirk M. Petruccelli.  Costume Design by Sanja Milkovic Hays.  Film Editing by Paul Rubell.   Wesley Snipes plays a brawny vampire…

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Dear God (1996)

GARRY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1996.  Rysher Entertainment.  Screenplay by Warren Leight, Ed Kaplan.  Cinematography by Charles Minsky.  Produced by Steve Tisch.  Music by James Patrick Dunne, Jeremy Lubbock.  Production Design by Albert Brenner. Costume Design by Deborah Hopper.  Film Editing by Debra Neil-Fisher.   Lightweight comic fantasy from Garry Marshall about a n’er-do-welling con artist (Greg Kinnear in…

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Runaway Bride (1999)

GARRY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.5.  USA, 1999.  Paramount Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Interscope Communications, Lakeshore Entertainment.  Screenplay by Josann McGibbon, Sara Parriott.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Robert W. Cort, Ted Field, Scott Kroopf, Tom Rosenberg.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Bruce Green.   Idiotic romantic…

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Disclosure (1994)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5. USA, 1994.  Warner Bros., Baltimore Pictures, Constant c Productions.  Screenplay by Paul Attanasio, based on the novel by Michael Crichton.  Cinematography by Tony Pierce-Roberts.  Produced by Michael Crichton, Barry Levinson.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Neil Spisak.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Stu Linder.   Michael Douglas is once again the bitch-magnet…

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An Eye For An Eye (1996)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1996.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Amanda Silver, Rick Jaffa, based on the novel by Erika Holzer.  Cinematography by Amir Mokri.  Produced by Michael I. Levy.  Music by James Newton Howard.  roduction Design by Stephen Hendrickson.  Costume Design by Bobbie Read.  Film Editing by Peter Honess. It’s rather unfortunate when an Oscar winning star and similarly feted director can…

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Reindeer Games (2000)

JOHN FRANKENHEIMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2000. Dimension Films, Marty Katz Productions.  Screenplay by Ehren Kruger.  Cinematography by Alan Caso.  Produced by Marty Katz, Chris Moore, Bob Weinstein.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Barbara Dunphy.  Costume Design by May Routh.  Film Editing by Antony Gibbs, Michael Kahn. Ben Affleck spends his time in prison witnessing lovelorn cellmate James Frain exchange letters…

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Miami Rhapsody

DAVID FRANKEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1995.  Cantaloupe Production, Hollywood Pictures.  Screenplay by David Frankel.  Cinematography by Jack Wallner.  Produced by David Frankel, Barry Jossen.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by J. Mark Harrington.  Costume Design by Patricia Field.  Film Editing by Steven Weisberg.   I love Sarah Jessica Parker‘s nebbish routine in this very funny Miami-set romance, about a young…

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The Patriot (2000)

ROLAND EMMERICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  Germany/USA, 2000.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Centropolis Entertainment, Mutual Film Company, Global Entertainment Productions GmbH & Company Medien KG.  Screenplay by Robert Rodat.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.  Produced by Dean Devlin, Mark Gordon, Gary Levinsohn.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Kirk M. Petruccelli.  Costume Design by Deborah Lynn Scott.  Film Editing by David Brenner.  Academy Awards…

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Jerry Maguire

CAMERON CROWE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Tom Cruise‘s best performance (not including the tabloids or his many lawsuits) is this excellent comedy-drama by the charismatic Cameron Crowe. He plays a hotshot sports agent who one day has an epiphany that instructs him to live a smaller, more honest life, to be truer to his profession…

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Zodiac (2007)

DAVID FINCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2007.  Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Phoenix Pictures.  Screenplay by James Vanderbilt, based on the book by Robert Graysmith.  Cinematography by Harris Savides.  Produced by Cean Chaffin, Brad Fischer, Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer.  Music by David Shire.  Production Design by Donald Graham Burt.  Costume Design by Casey Storm.  Film Editing by Angus Wall.  Cannes Film Festival 2007.  New…

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Diabolique

BB.5 (out of 5) This film remake of Henri-Georges Clouzot’s classic French thriller of the same name is not nearly as exciting or stylish as its predecessor. Don Roos’ script tries to breathe a little more life into the story than there was earlier, even adding a nineties-style feminist ending, but nothing helps make this…

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