Space Jam (1996)

JOE PYTKA Bil’s rating (out of 5): B USA, 1996. Warner Bros. Family Entertainment, Northern Lights Entertainment, Courtside Seats Productions, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Bros. Feature Animation. Screenplay by Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick, Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod. Cinematography by Michael Chapman. Produced by Daniel Goldberg, Joe Medjuck, Ivan Reitman. Music by James Newton Howard. Production…

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Against All Odds (1984)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1984. Columbia Pictures, New Visions, Columbia-Delphi Productions. Screenplay by Eric Hughes, based on the screenplay Out Of The Past by Daniel Mainwaring, adapted from his novel. Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin. Produced by William S. Gilmore, Taylor Hackford. Music by Larry Carlton, Michel Colombier. Production Design…

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Sparkle (1976)

SAM O’STEEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1976.  Robert Stigwood Organization, Warner Bros..  Story by Howard Rosenman, Screenplay by Joel Schumacher.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by Howard Rosenman.  Music by Curtis Mayfield.  Production Design by Peter Wooley.  Costume Design by Daniel Paredes.  Film Editing by Gordon Scott.   There’s an honest and unassuming quality about this tale of family and ambition that overrides its…

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Gothika (2003)

MATHIEU KASSOVITZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2003.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Warner Bros., Dark Castle Entertainment.  Screenplay by Sebastian Gutierrez.  Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.  Produced by Susan Downey, L. Levin, Joel Silver, Robert Zemeckis.  Music by John Ottman.  Production Design by Graham ‘Grace’ Walker.  Costume Design by Kym Barrett.  Film Editing by Yannick Kergoat.   You know you’re in trouble when the supernatural element of…

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The Falcon And The Snowman (1985)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1985.  Hemdale.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Robert Lindsey.  Cinematography by Allen Daviau.  Produced by Gabriel Katzka, John Schlesinger.  Music by Lyle Mays, Pat Metheny.  Production Design by James D. Bissell.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Richard Marden. True story about Christopher Boyce and Daulton Lee, two young men…

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Pacific Heights (1990)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1990.  Morgan Creek Entertainment Group.  Screenplay by Daniel Pyne.  Cinematography by Amir Mokri.  Produced by Scott Rudin, William Sackheim.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Neil Spisak.  Costume Design by Bridget Kelly, Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Steven Ramirez, Mark Warner. Melanie Griffith and Matthew Modine finally get to purchase their dream home atop a gorgeous San Francisco hill,…

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Full Metal Jacket (1987)

STANLEY KUBRICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1987.  Natant, Stanley Kubrick Productions, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick, Michael Herr, Gustav Hasford, based on the novel The Short Timers by Gustav Hasford.  Cinematography by Douglas Milsome.  Produced by Stanley Kubrick.  Music by Vivian Kubrick.  Production Design by Anton Furst.  Costume Design by Keith Denny.  Film Editing by Martin Hunter.  …

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Glitter (2001)

VONDIE CURTIS-HALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB. USA, 2001.  Twentieth Century Fox, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Maroon Entertainment, Laurence Mark Productions, Glitter Productions.  Story by Cheryl L. West, Screenplay by Kate Lanier.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Simpson.  Produced by Laurence Mark.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Dan Bishop.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by Jeff Freeman.   Fifth version of A…

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