Freejack (1992)

GEOFF MURPHY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1992.  Morgan Creek Entertainment.  Screen story by Steven Pressfield, Ronald Shusett, Screenplay by Steven Pressfield, Ronald Shusett, Dan Gilroy.  Cinematography by Amir Mokri.  Produced by Stuart Oken, Ronald Shusett.  Music by Trevor Jones.  Production Design by Joe Alves.  Costume Design by Lisa Jensen.  Film Editing by…

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The Disappearance Of Garcia Lorca (1997)

MARCO ZURINAGA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Alternate title:  Death In Granada Spain/France/USA/Puerto Rico, 1997.  Antena 3 Televisión, Canal+, Enrique Cerezo Producciones Cinematográficas S.A., Esparza / Katz Productions, Kanzaman, Miramar Films.  Screenplay by Marco Zurinaga, Juan Antonio Ramos, Neil Cohen, based on the books The Assassination of Federico Garcia Lorca and Federico Garcia Lorca: A Life by Ian…

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La Bamba (1987)

LUIS VALDEZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1987.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, New Visions.  Screenplay by Luis Valdez.  Cinematography by Adam Greenberg.  Produced by Bill Borden, Taylor Hackford.  Music by Miles Goodman, Carlos Santana.  Production Design by Vincent M. Cresciman.  Costume Design by Sylvia Vega-Vasquez.  Film Editing by Don Brochu, Sheldon Kahn.   Touching, energetic film biography of pop singer Richie Vallens, who was among the…

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Bad Boys (1983)

RICK ROSENTHAL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1983.  EMI Films, Solofilm.  Screenplay by Richard Di Lello.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees, Donald E. Thorin.  Produced by Robert H. Solo.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by J. Michael Riva.  Costume Design by Mickey Antonetti, Jay Hurley.  Film Editing by Antony Gibbs.   What at first seems like just another early eighties excuse for hyperglamourized juvenile…

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My Family (1995)

GREGORY NAVA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5 Original title:  Mi Familia USA, 1995.  American Playhouse, American Zoetrope, Majestic Films International, Newcomb Productions.  Screenplay by Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Anna Thomas.  Music by Mark McKenzie.  Production Design by Barry Robison.  Costume Design by Tracy Tynan.  Film Editing by Nancy Richardson.   Multiple generations of a Latino-American family in California are…

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Fast Food Nation (2006)

RICHARD LINKLATER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2006.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Participant Media, HanWay Films, BBC Films, Recorded Picture Company.  Screenplay by Eric Schlosser, Richard Linklater, based on the book Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser.  Cinematography by Lee Daniel.  Produced by Malcolm McLaren, Jeremy Thomas.  Music by Friends of Dean Martinez.  Production…

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Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989)

HOWARD BROOKNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1989.  American Playhouse Theatrical Films.  Screenplay by Howard Brookner, Colman deKay, based on short stories by Damon Runyon.    Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by Howard Brookner.  Music by Jonathan Sheffer.  Production Design by Linda Conaway-Parsloe.  Costume Design by Abigail Murray, Beatrix Aruna Pasztor.  Film Editing by Camilla Toniolo.   Four Damon Runyan stories…

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