Legends Of The Fall (1994)

EDWARD ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1994.  TriStar Pictures, The Bedford Falls Company, Pangaea.  Screenplay by Susan Shilliday, William D. Wittliff, based on the novella by Jim Harrison.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Marshall Herskovitz, William D. Wittliff, Edward Zwick.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Lilly Kilvert.  Costume Design by Deborah Lynn Scott.  Film Editing by Steven Rosenblum.   Three brothers…

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Guarding Tess (1994)

HUGH WILSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1994.  Channel Films, TriStar Pictures.  Screenplay by Hugh Wilson, PJ Torokvei.  Cinematography by Brian J. Reynolds.  Produced by Nancy Graham Tanen, Ned Tanen.  Music by Michael Convertino.  Production Design by Peter S. Larkin.  Costume Design by Sue Gandy, Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Sidney Levin.   Secret Service Agent Nicolas Cage is given his worst nightmare of an assignment when…

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Speechless (1994)

RON UNDERWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1994.  Forge, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Robert King.  Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced by Geena Davis, Renny Harlin.  Music by Marc Shaiman. Production Design by J. Dennis Washington.  Costume Design by Jane Robinson.  Film Editing by Richard Francis-Bruce.   Geena Davis and Michael Keaton play speechwriters who work for two opposing politicians during a senate race in New Mexico….

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The Mask (1994)

CHUCK RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.    USA, 1994.  New Line Cinema, Dark Horse Entertainment.  Story by Michael Fallon, Mark Verheiden, Screenplay by Mike Werb.  Cinematography by John R. Leonetti.  Produced by Robert Engelman.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Craig Stearns.  Costume Design by Ha Nguyen.  Film Editing by Arthur Coburn.   Another case of ‘concept’ comedy that will only appeal to the…

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Mrs. Parker And The Vicious Circle (1994)

ALAN RUDOLPH Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBBB.  USA, 1994.  Fine Line Features, Mayfair Entertainment, Miramax, Odyssey Entertainment, Park Bench Productions.  Screenplay by Alan Rudolph, Randy Sue Coburn.  Cinematography by Jan Kiesser.  Produced by Robert Altman.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Francois Seguin.  Costume Design by Renee April, John Hay.  Film Editing by Suzy Elmiger.   Alan Rudolph, the mini-Robert Altman, comes up with…

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Junior (1994)

IVAN REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1994.  Universal Pictures, Northern Lights Entertainment.  Screenplay by Kevin Wade, Chris Conrad.  Cinematography by Adam Greenberg.  Produced by Ivan Reitman.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Stephen J. Lineweaver.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Wendy Greene Bricmont, Sheldon Kahn.   When genetic scientists Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito can’t get their anti-miscarriage drug approved by the…

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Blue Sky (1994)

TONY RICHARDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1994.  Heathrow Productions, Orion Pictures.  Story by Rama Laurie Stagner, Screenplay by Rama Laurie Stagner, Arlene Sarner, Jerry Leichtling.  Cinematography by Steve Yaconelli.  Produced by Robert H. Solo.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Timian Alsaker.  Costume Design by Jane Robinson.  Film Editing by Robert K. Lambert.   Jessica Lange deservedly won an Academy Award for…

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Quiz Show (1994)

ROBERT REDFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1994.  Baltimore Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises.  Screenplay by Paul Attanasio, based on the book Remembering America: A Voice From The Sixties by Richard N. Goodwin.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.   Produced by Michael Jacobs, Julian Krainin, Michael Nozik, Robert Redford. Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Kathy O’Rear.  Film…

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With Honours (1994)

ALEK KESHISHIAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1994.  Spring Creek Productions, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by William Mastrosimone.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Amy Robinson, Paula Weinstein.  Music by Patrick Leonard.  Production Design by Barbara Ling.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film Editing by Michael R. Miller.   College melodrama where students are taught to break the rules by an unorthodox guru….

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The River Wild (1994)

CURTIS HANSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1994.  Universal Pictures, Turman-Foster Company, David Foster Productions.  Screenplay by Denis O’Neill.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by David Foster, Lawrence Turman.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith. Production Design by Bill Kenney.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by David Brenner, Joe Hutshing.   Meryl Streep takes her husband (David Strathairn) and son (Joseph Mazzello) on…

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Color Of Night (1994)

RICHARD RUSH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 1994.  Cinergi Pictures Entertainment, Hollywood Pictures.  Story by Billy Ray, Screenplay by Matthew Chapman, Billy Ray.  Cinematography by Dietrich Lohmann.  Produced by Buzz Feitshans, David Matalon.  Music by Dominic Frontiere.  Production Design by James L. Schoppe.  Costume Design by Jacqueline G. Arthur.  Film Editing by Jack Hofstra.   Laughably bad sex thriller stars Bruce Willis as a…

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Tom & Viv (1994)

BRIAN GILBERT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB. United Kingdom/USA, 1994.  British Screen Productions, Harvey Kass, IRS Media, Samuelson Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Hastings, Adrian Hodges, based on the play by Michael Hastings.  Cinematography by Martin Fuhrer.  Produced by Harvey Kass, Marc Samuelson, Peter Samuelson.  Music by Debbie Wiseman.  Production Design by Jamie Leonard.  Costume Design by Phoebe De Gaye.  Film Editing by Tony…

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