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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All The Pretty Horses (2000)

BILLY BOB THORNTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2000.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Miramax.  Screenplay by Ted Tally, based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy. Cinematography by Barry Markowitz.  Produced by Robert Salerno, Billy Bob Thornton.  Music by Larry Paxton, Marty Stuart, Kristin Wilkinson.  Production Design by Clark Hunter.  Costume Design by Doug Hall.  Film Editing by Sally Menke.   Hauntingly beautiful adaptation of…

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I’m With Lucy (2002)

JON SHERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/France, 2002.  Gaumont, Gaumont Production, Fabulous Films, Process Media.  Screenplay by Eric Pomerance.  Cinematography by Tom Richmond.  Produced by Fabien Liron, Tim Perell.  Music by Stephen Endelman.  Production Design by Sharon Lomofsky.  Costume Design by Laura Jean Shannon.  Film Editing by Elizabeth Kling.   Cute romantic comedy that is buoyed by Monica Potter‘s first-rate lead performance. Lucy is viciously…

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I Capture The Castle (2003)

TIM FYWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom, 2003.  British Broadcasting Corporation, Isle of Man Film Commission, Isle of Man Film, Take 3 Partnership, Trademark Films.  Screenplay by Heidi Thomas, based on the novel by Dodie Smith.  Cinematography by Richard Greatrex.  Produced by David Parfitt, Anant Singh, David M. Thompson.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by John Paul…

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Valmont

MILOS FORMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Coming out one year after Stephen Frears’ successful Dangerous Liaisons, which was an adaptation of the same Choderlos de Laclos novel as this period piece, comparisons between the two were inevitable and not necessarily fair. Liaisons was based on the play by Christopher Hampton, which was adapted from…

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Gangs Of New York (2002)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Italy, 2002.  Miramax, Initial Entertainment Group, Alberto Grimaldi Productions.  Story by Jay Cocks, Screenplay by Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, Kenneth Lonergan.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Alberto Grimaldi, Harvey Weinstein.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Thelma Schoonmaker.   Martin Scorsese’s dream project of the…

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E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1982.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Melissa Mathison.  Cinematography by Allen Daviau.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by James D. Bissell.  Costume Design by Deborah Lynn Scott.  Film Editing by Carol Littleton.   Henry Thomas is wonderful as a little boy who encounters an alien creature that was accidentally abandoned by…

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