Hard Target (1993)

JOHN WOO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1993.  Universal Pictures, Alphaville Films, Renaissance Pictures, S & R Productions.  Screenplay by Chuck Pfarrer.  Cinematography by Russell Carpenter.  Produced by Sean Daniel, James Jacks.  Music by Graeme Revell, Tim Simonec.  Production Design by Phil Dagort.  Costume Design by Karyn Wagner.  Film Editing by Bob Murawski.   Well-meaning, fun action film signals John Woo’s U.S. debut…

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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

SIMON WEST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA/United Kingdom/Japan/Germany, 2001.  Paramount Pictures, Mutual Film Company, British Broadcasting Corporation, Lawrence Gordon Productions, Marubeni, Eidos Interactive, KFP Produktions GmbH & Co. KG, Tele München Fernseh Produktionsgesellschaft, Toho-Towa.  Story by Sara B. Cooper, Mike Werb, Michael Colleary, Screenplay by Patrick Massett, John Zinman, Adaptation by Simon West.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by…

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Chinese Box (1997)

WAYNE WANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France/Japan/USA, 1997.  Canal+, NDF International, Pony Canyon, WW Productions Inc..  Story by Jean-Claude Carriere, Paul Theroux, Wayne Wang, Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carriere, Larry Gross.  Cinematography by Vilko Filac.  Produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, Jean-Louis Piel, Wayne Wang.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Chris Wong.  Costume Design by Shirley Chan.  Film Editing by Christopher Tellefsen.   Touching romantic triangle…

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Chronicles Of Riddick (2004)

DAVID TWOHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2004.  Universal Pictures, Radar Pictures, One Race Productions, Primal Foe Productions.  Screenplay by David Twohy, based on characters created by Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat.  Cinematography by Hugh Johnson.  Produced by Vin Diesel, Scott Kroopf.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Holger Gross.  Costume Design by Michael Dennison, Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Martin…

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Pitch Black (2000)

DAVID TWOHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2000.  PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Interscope Communications.  Story by Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat, Screenplay by Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat, David Twohy.  Cinematography by David Eggby.  Produced by Tom Engelman.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Graham ‘Grace’ Walker.  Costume Design by Anna Borghesi.  Film Editing by Rick Shaine.   Terrifying futuristic thriller about a prison-shuttle…

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Calle 54 (2000)

FERNANDO TRUEBA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Spain/France/Italy/Mexico/Belgium, 2000.  Cinétévé, Fernando Trueba Producciones Cinematográficas, SGAE, Arte France Cinéma, Canal+, Televisión Española, Vía Digital, Fandango, Tequila Gang.  Screenplay by Fernando Trueba.  Cinematography by Jose Luis Lopez-Linares.  Produced by Cristina Huete, Fabienne Servan-Schreiber, Fernando Trueba.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Film Editing by Carmen Frias.   The music in Fernando Trueba’s tribute to his favourite Latin…

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Ghost In The Machine (1993)

RACHEL TALALAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1993.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by William Davies, William Osborne.  Cinematography by Phil Meheux.  Produced by Paul Schiff.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by James H. Spencer.  Costume Design by Isis Mussenden.  Film Editing by Janice Hampton, Erica Huggins.  A serial killer dies during an MRI following a near-fatal car crash, and his death during an…

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The Tie That Binds (1995)

WESLEY STRICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1995.  Hollywood Pictures, Interscope Communications, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment.  Screenplay by Michael Auerbach.  Cinematography by Bobby Bukowski.  Produced by David Madden, Patrick Markey,John Morrissey, Susan Zachary.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Marcia Hinds.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing by Michael N. Knue.   Keith Carradine and Daryl Hannah lose custody of their little girl when their morally…

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The Crush (1993)

ALAN SHAPIRO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1993.  Morgan Creek Entertainment Group.  Screenplay by Alan Shapiro.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by James G. Robinson.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Michael S. Bolton.  Costume Design by Sharon Purdy.  Film Editing by Ian Crafford.   Alicia Silverstone plays a disturbed young woman who fixates on her family’s new boarder (Cary Elwes) to an unhealthy…

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Three To Tango (1999)

DAMON SANTOSTEFANO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Australia/USA, 1999.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Hoyts Distribution, Outlaw Productions.  Story by Rodney Patrick Vaccaro, Screenplay by Rodney Patrick Vaccaro, Aline Brosh McKenna.  Cinematography by Walt Lloyd.  Produced by Jeffrey Silver, Bettina Sofia Viviano.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by David Nichols.  Costume Design by Vicki Graef.  Film Editing by Stephen Semel.   Matthew Perry and Oliver Platt play…

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The Crow (1994)

ALEX PROYAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1994.  Crowvision Inc., Edward R. Pressman Film, Entertainment Media Investment Corporation, Jeff Most Productions, Miramax.  Screenplay by David J. Schow, John Shirley, based on the comic book series and comic strip by James O’Barr.  Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by Jeff Most, Edward R. Pressman.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by…

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Dead Calm (1989)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Australia, 1989.  Kennedy Miller Productions, Lynx Location Services.  Screenplay by Terry Hayes, based on the novel by Charles Williams.  Cinematography by Dean Semler.  Produced by Terry Hayes, George Miller, Doug Mitchell.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Graham ‘Grace’ Walker.  Costume Design by Norma Moriceau.  Film Editing by Richard Francis-Bruce. Following the tragic death of their…

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