Hook (1991)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1991.  Amblin Entertainment, TriStar Pictures. Screen story by James V. Hart, Nick Castle, Screenplay by James V. Hart, Malia Scotch Marmo, based on the play and books by J.M. Barrie.  Cinematography by Dean Cundey.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Gerald R. Molen.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Norman Garwood.  Costume…

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Jurassic Park (1993)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 1993.  Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment.  Screenplay by Michael Crichton, David Koepp, based on the novel by Michael Crichton.  Cinematography by Dean Cundey.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Gerald R. Molen.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design by Eric H. Sandberg, Sue Moore.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.  Academy Awards 1993. Sam Neill and…

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The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.   USA, 1997.  Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Digital Image Associates.  Screenplay by David Koepp, based on the novel by Michael Crichton.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Gerald R. Molen, Colin Wilson.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design by Sue Moore.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.  Academy Awards 1997. Inferior sequel to 1993’s blockbuster hit Jurassic…

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Amistad (1997)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.   USA, 1997.  DreamWorks, Home Box Office.  Screenplay by David Franzoni.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Debbie Allen, Steven Spielberg, Colin Wilson.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.  Academy Awards 1997.  Golden Globe Awards 1997.  Online Film Critics Awards 1997.   Overlong and patronizing account…

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Minority Report (2002)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 2002.  Twentieth Century Fox, DreamWorks, Cruise/Wagner Productions, Blue Tulip Productions, Ronald Shusett/Gary Goldman, Digital Image Associates.  Screenplay by Scott Frank, Jon Cohen, based on the short story by Philip K. Dick.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Bonnie Curtis, Jan de Bont, Gerald R. Molen, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by John Williams.  Production…

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Catch Me If You Can (2002)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 2002.  DreamWorks, Kemp Company, Splendid Pictures, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, Muse Entertainment Enterprises.  Screenplay by Jeff Nathanson, based on the book Catch Me If You Can: The Amazing True Story Of the Youngest and Most Daring Con Man in the History of Fun and Profit by Frank Abagnale Jr. and…

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Days Of Thunder (1990)

TONY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1990.  Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Paramount Pictures.  Story by Robert Towne, Tom Cruise, Screenplay by Robert Towne.  Cinematography by Ward Russell.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Don Simpson.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Benjamin Fernandez, Thomas E. Sanders.  Costume Design by Susan Becker.  Film Editing by Robert C. Jones, Chris Lebenzon, Bert Lovitt, Michael Tronick,…

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Rain Man (1988)

BARRY LEVINSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.    USA, 1988.  United Artists, The Guber-Peters Company, Star Partners II Ltd..  Story by Barry Morrow, Screenplay by Ronald Bass, Barry Morrow.  Cinematography by John Seale. Produced by Mark Johnson.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Ida Random.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Stu Linder.  Academy Awards 1988.  Golden Globe Awards 1988.  New…

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Schindler’s List (1993)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1993.   Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment.   Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Thomas Keneally.   Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.   Produced by Branko Lustig, Gerald R. Molen, Steven Spielberg.   Music by John Williams.   Production Design by Allan Starski.   Costume Design by Anna B. Sheppard.   Film Editing…

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