Masquerade (1988)

BOB SWAIM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1988. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Michael Levy Enterprises. Screenplay by Dick Wolf. Cinematography by David Watkin. Produced by Michael I. Levy. Music by John Barry. Production Design by John Kasarda. Costume Design by John Boxer. Film Editing by Scott Conrad. Cashing in on the popularity of steamy erotic thrillers…

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Navy Seals (1990)

LEWIS TEAGUE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1990.  Orion Pictures.  Screenplay by Chuck Pfarrar, Gary Goldman.  Cinematography by John A. Alonzo.  Produced by Brenda Feigen, Bernard Williams.  Music by Sylvester Levay.  Production Design by Guy J. Comtois, Veronica Hadfield.  Costume Design by Brad R. Loman.  Film Editing by Don Zimmerman.   A group of highly trained lugs in the Navy’s SEALs division, the most…

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Analyze This (1999)

HAROLD RAMIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5 USA/Australia, 1999.  Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Baltimore Pictures, Spring Creek Productions, Face Productions, Tribeca Productions.  Story by Kenneth Lonergan, Peter Tolan, Screenplay by Peter Tolan, Harold Ramis, Kenneth Lonergan.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Jane Rosenthal, Paula Weinstein.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Aude Bronson-Howard.  Film Editing by Craig…

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The Associate (1996)

DONALD PETRIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1996.  Hollywood Pictures, Interscope Communications, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Frederic Golchan Productions.  Screenplay by Nick Thiel, based on the screenplay L’Associe by Jean-Claude Carriere, Rene Gainville, from the novel El Socio by Jenaro Prieto.  Cinematography by Alex Nepomniaschy.  Produced by Frederic Golchan, Adam Leipzig, Patrick Markey.  Music by Christopher Tyng.  Production Design by Andrew…

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Sabrina (1995)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  Germany/USA, 1995.  Constellation Entertainment, Mirage Enterprises, Mont Blanc Entertainment GmbH, Paramount Pictures, Sandollar Productions, Scott Rudin Productions, Worldwide.  Screenplay by Barbara Benedek, David Rayfiel, based on the earlier screenplay by Billy Wilder, Samuel A. Taylor, Ernest Lehman, from the play Sabrina Fair by Samuel A. Taylor.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by…

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The Killing Fields (1984)

ROLAND JOFFE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1984.  Goldcrest Films International, International Film Investors, Enigma Productions.  Screenplay by Bruce Robinson.  Cinematography by Chris Menges.  Produced by David Puttnam.  Music by Mike Oldfield.  Production Design by Roy Walker.  Costume Design by Judy Moorcraft.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.   Right up there with Missing among the handful of brilliant political thrillers made in…

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The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

JOHN McTIERNAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1999.  United Artists, Irish DreamTime, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Alan Trustman, Screenplay by Leslie Dixon, Kurt Wimmer.  Cinematography by Tom Priestley Jr..  Produced by Pierce Brosnan, Beau St. Clair.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by Bruno Rubeo.  Costume Design by Kate Harrington, Mark Zunino.  Film Editing by John Wright.   Superior remake of Norman Jewison’s…

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The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion (2001)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA/Germany, 2001.  DreamWorks, VCL Communications, Gravier Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Fei Zhao.  Produced by Letty Aronson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Suzanne McCabe.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter. Woody Allen‘s clever zingers pour out of his mouth constantly but fall flat in this overtired and badly paced comedy, his…

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Small Time Crooks (2000)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2000.  DreamWorks, Sweetland Films.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Fei Zhao.  Produced by Jean Doumanian.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Suzanne McCabe.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.   Tracey Ullman is magnificent as Woody Allen‘s exasperated wife, who starts a cookie business as a front for her husband’s plans for robbing…

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Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1993.  TriStar Pictures, Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman.  Cinematography by Carlo Di Palma.  Produced by Robert Greenhut.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse.   One of Woody Allen‘s most enjoyable film comedies. Diane Keaton plays a bored…

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Husbands And Wives (1992)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1992.  Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions, TriStar Pictures.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Carlo Di Palma.  Produced by Robert Greenhut.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse.   Woody Allen‘s examination of married couples isn’t as marvelous as his similar look into the…

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Hannah And Her Sisters (1986)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1986.  Orion Pictures, Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Carlo Di Palma.  Produced by Robert Greenhut.  Production Design by Stuart Wurtzel.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse.   The masterpiece in the Woody Allen oeuvre is this fascinating examination of sibling relationships. Hannah (Mia…

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