Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

LUC BESSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   France/China/Belgium/Germany/United Arab Emirates/USA/United Kingdom/Canada, 2017.  EuropaCorpm, Fundamental Films, Grive Productions, Gulf Film, Novo Pictures, Orange Studio, River Road Entertainment, TF1 Films Production, Universum Film.  Screenplay by Luc Besson, based on the comic book series Valerian and Laureline by Pierre Christin, Jean-Claude Mezieres.  Cinematography by Thierry Arbogast.  Produced by Luc Besson, Virginie Besson-Silla.  Music by…

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‘Round Midnight (1986)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/France, 1986.  Little Bear, PECF.  Screenplay by David Rayfiel, Bertrand Tavernier, French translation by Colo Tavernier.  Cinematography by Bruno de Keyzer.  Produced by Irwin Winkler.  Music by Herbie Hancock.  Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Moreau.  Film Editing by Armand Psenny.   Fictional biography of a jazz musician that could easily be compared…

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Indecent Proposal (1993)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   USA, 1993.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Amy Holden Jones, based on the novel by Jack Engelhard.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by Sherry Lansing.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor, Bernie Pollack, Bobbie Read.  Film Editing by Joe Hutshing.   Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson play a couple whose plans to…

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A Soldier’s Story (1984)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1984.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Caldix.  Screenplay by Charles Fuller, based on his play A Soldier’s Play.  Cinematography by Russell Boyd.  Produced by Norman Jewison, Patrick J. Palmer, Ronald L. Schwary.  Music by Herbie Hancock.  Production Design by Walter Scott Herndon.  Costume Design by Tom Dawson.  Film Editing by Caroline Biggerstaff, Mark Warner.   Tense murder mystery…

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Action Jackson (1988)

CRAIG R. BAXLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1988.  Lorimar Film Entertainment, Silver Pictures.  Screenplay by Robert Reneau.  Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti.  Produced by Joel Silver.  Music by Herbie Hancock, Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Virginia L. Randolph.  Costume Design by Marilyn Vance.  Film Editing by Mark Helfrich.   Mundane, routine thriller features a great lead character mired in a simple storyline….

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Blow-Up (1966)

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/Italy/USA, 1966.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Michelangelo Antonioni, Screenplay by Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra, English dialogue by Edward Bond, based on the short story Las Babas Del Diablo by Julio Cortazar.  Cinematography by Carlo Di Palma.  Produced by Carlo Ponti.  Music by Herbie Hancock.  Production Design by Assheton Gorton.  Costume Design by Jocelyn Rickards.  Film…

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