Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)

TIM MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA/Spain/Hungary, 2019.  Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Skydance Media, Tencent Pictures, Lightstorm Entertainment, TSG Entertainment.  Story by James Cameron, Charles H. Eglee, Josh Friedman, David S. Goyer, Justin Rhodes, Screenplay by David S. Goyer, Justin Rhodes, Billy Ray, based on characters created by James Cameron, Gale Anne…

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The Green Hornet (2011)

MICHEL GONDRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2011.  Columbia Pictures, Original Film, K/O Camera Toys.  Screenplay by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, based on the radio series by George W. Trendle.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Neal H. Moritz.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Owen Paterson.  Costume Design by Kym Barrett.  Film Editing by Michael Tronick. Seth Rogen attempts a different kind…

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Pecker (1998)

JOHN WATERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  Polar Entertainment.  Screenplay by John Waters.  Cinematography by Robert M. Stevens.  Produced by John Fiedler, Mark Tarlov.  Music by Stewart Copeland.  Production Design by Vincent Perani.  Costume Design by Van Smith.  Film Editing by Janice Hampton.  Toronto International Film Festival 1998.   Funny little film from John Waters is one of his most modest films, about a…

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Detroit Rock City (1999)

ADAM RIFKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1999.  New Line Cinema, Takoma Entertainment Group, Base 12 Productions, KISS Nation, Corrupter Production Service Ltd..  Screenplay by Carl V. Dupre.  Cinematography by John R. Leonetti.  Produced by Kathleen Haase, Barry Levine, Gene Simmons.  Music by J. Peter Robinson.  Production Design by Steve Hardie.  Costume Design by Rosanna Norton.  Film Editing by Mark Goldblatt, Peter…

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The Grass Harp (1995)

CHARLES MATTHAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1995.  Charles Matthau-Jerry Tokofsky-John Davis Productions, Fine Line Features, Grass Harp, New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Stirling Silliphant, Kirk Ellis, based on the novella by Truman Capote.  Cinematography by John A. Alonzo.  Produced by James T. Davis, John Davis, Charles Matthau, Jerry Tokofsky.  Music by Patrick Williams.  Production Design by Paul Sylbert.  Costume Design…

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American History X (1998)

TONY KAYE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1998.  New Line Cinema, Savoy Pictures, The Turman-Morrissey Company.  Screenplay by David McKenna.  Cinematography by Tony Kaye.  Produced by John Morrissey.  Music by Anne Dudley.  Production Design by Jon Gary Steele, Phill Zagajewski.  Costume Design by Doug Hall.  Film Editing by Gerald B. Greenberg, Alan Heim.  Academy Awards 1998.   Powerful film tackles racism in America without…

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Before And After (1996)

BARBET SCHROEDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1996.  Caravan Pictures, Hollywood Pictures.  Screenplay by Ted Tally, based on the book by Rosellen Brown.  Cinematography by Luciano Tivoli.  Produced by Susan Hoffman, Barbet Schroeder.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Stuart Wurtzel.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Lee Percy.   Meryl Streep and Liam Neeson small-town parents who threaten to tear…

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

JAMES CAMERON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA/France, 1991.  Carolco Pictures, Pacific Western, Lightstorm Entertainment, Canal+.  Screenplay by James Cameron, William Wisher Jr..  Cinematography by Adam Greenberg.  Produced by James Cameron.  Music by Brad Fiedel.  Production Design by Joseph C. Nemec III.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Conrad Buff IV, Dody Dorn, Mark Goldblatt, Richard A. Harris.   A brilliant…

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A Home Of Our Own (1993)

TONY BILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1993.  A&M Films, Polygram Filmed Entertainment.  Screenplay by Patrick Sheane Duncan.  Cinematography by Jean Lepine.  Produced by Bill Borden, Dale Pollock.  Music by Michael Convertino.  Production Design by James L. Schoppe.  Costume Design by Lynette Bernay.  Film Editing by Axel Hubert.   Kathy Bates is exceptional in this difficult family film. She plays the single-parent provider…

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Little Odessa (1994)

JAMES GRAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.    USA, 1994.  Fine Line Features, Live Entertainment, New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by James Gray.  Cinematography by Tom Richmond.  Produced by Paul Webster.  Music by Dana Sano.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson.  Costume Design by Michael Clancy.  Film Editing by Dorian Harris.   Deeply felt gangster drama chronicles the destruction of an entire family thanks to one…

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