D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)

SIMON WINCER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1985.  Paramount Pictures, World Film Services.  Screenplay by David Ambrose, Allan Scott, Jeffrey Ellis.  Cinematography by Frank Watts.  Produced by John Heyman.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Alan Cassie.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film Editing by Adrian Carr. Kids might enjoy this one, but adults will be bored silly. A family takes in…

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Lolita (1997)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/France, 1997.  Guild, Lolita Productions, Pathé.  Screenplay by Stephen Schiff, based on the novel Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by Mario Kassar, Joel B. Michaels.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.  Film Editing by David Brenner, Julie Monroe.  National Board of Review Awards 1998.   Vladimir…

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The Handmaid’s Tale (1990)

VOLKER SCHLONDORFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Germany, 1990.  Bioskop Film, Cinecom Entertainment Group, Cinétudes Films, Daniel Wilson Productions, Master Partners, Odyssey.  Screenplay by Harold Pinter, based on the novel by Margaret Atwood.  Cinematography by Igor Luther.  Produced by Daniel Wilson.  Music by Ryûichi Sakamoto.  Production Design by Thomas A. Walsh.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by David Ray.   Margaret Atwood’s…

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Consenting Adults (1992)

ALAN J. PAKULA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 1992.  Hollywood Pictures, Touchwood Pacific Partners, Permut Presentations.  Screenplay by Matthew Chapman.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Alan J. Pakula, David Permut.  Music by Michael Small.  Production Design by Carol Spier.  Costume Design by Gary Jones, Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Sam O’Steen. Unbearably bad thriller directed by Alan J. Pakula, who…

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Not Without My Daughter (1991)

BRIAN GILBERT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1991.  Pathé Entertainment, Ufland.  Screenplay by David W. Rintels, based on the book by Betty Mahmoody and William Hoffer.  Cinematography by Peter Hannan.  Produced by Harry J. Ufland, Mary Jane Ufland.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Anthony Pratt.  Costume Design by Nic Ede.  Film Editing by Ofer Bedarshi, Terry Rawlings.   This terrifying drama would be a…

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The Notebook (2004)

NICK CASSAVETES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2004.  New Line Cinema, Gran Via.  Screenplay by Jeremy Leven, adaptation by Jan Sardi, based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks.  Cinematography by Robert Fraisse.  Produced by Lynn Harris, Mark Johnson.  Music by Aaron Zigman.  Production Design by Sarah Knowles.  Costume Design by Chuck Potter.  Film Editing by Alan Heim.  Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004.  …

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