Five Corners (1987)

TONY BILL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom/USA, 1987. Cineplex Odeon Films, HandMade Films. Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley. Cinematography by Fred Murphy. Produced by Tony Bill, Forrest Murray. Music by James Newton Howard. Production Design by Adrianne Lobel. Costume Design by Peggy Farrell. Film Editing by Andy Blumenthal. John Patrick Shanley pays…

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Three Fugitives (1989)

FRANCIS VEBER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA, 1989.  Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners IV.  Screenplay by Francis Veber, based on his film Les Fugitifs.  Cinematography by Haskell Wexler.  Produced by Lauren Shuler Donner.  Music by David McHugh.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design by April Ferry.  Film Editing by Bruce Green. Francis Veber remakes his own Les Fugitifs for the…

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Bread And Roses (2000)

KEN LOACH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   United Kingdom/France/Germany/Spain/Italy/Switzerland, 2000.  Parallax Pictures, Alta Films, Alta Produccion, ARTE, BIM Distribuzione, Bac Films, British Screen Productions, British Sky Broadcasting, Cinart, Degeto Film, FilmFour, Filmcoopi Zürich, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, La Sept-Arte, , Road Movies Filmproduktion, Tornasol Films, Westdeutscher Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Paul Laverty.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Rebecca O’Brien.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Martin Johnson.  Costume…

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Drive Angry (2011)

PATRICK LUSSIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2011.  Summit Entertainment, Millennium Films, Michael De Luca Productions, Saturn Films.  Screenplay by Todd Farmer, Patrick Lussier.  Cinematography by Brian Pearson. Produced by Rene Besson, Michael De Luca, Adam Fields.  Music by Michael Wandmacher.  Production Design by Nathan Amondson.  Costume Design by Mary E. McLeod.  Film Editing by Devin C. Lussier, Patrick Lussier. There’s just the…

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The Out-Of-Towners (1999)

SAM WEISMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Cherry Alley Productions, Cort/Madden Productions, Paramount Pictures, Robert Evans Company, The Cort/Madden Company.  Screenplay by Marc Lawrence, based on the screenplay by Neil Simon.  Cinematography by John Bailey.  Produced by Robert W. Cort, Robert Evans, David Madden, Teri Schwartz.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by…

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Miracle On 34th Street (1994)

LES MAYFIELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1994.  Twentieth Century Fox, Hughes Entertainment.  Screenplay by George Seaton, John Hughes, based on the 1947 screenplay by George Seaton, from a story by Valentine Davies.  Cinematography by Julio Macat.  Produced by John Hughes.  Music by Bruce Broughton.  Production Design by Doug Kraner.  Costume Design by Kathy O’Rear.  Film Editing by Raja Gosnell.   Marvelous update…

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Moneyball (2011)

BENNETT MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2011.  Columbia Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions, Michael De Luca Productions, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Specialty Films.  Story by Stan Chervin, Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, based on the book Moneyball: The Art Of Winning An Unfair Game by Michael Lewis.  Cinematography by Wally Pfister.  Produced by Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz,…

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Coyote Ugly (2000)

DAVID McNALLY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2000.  Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Gina Wendkos.  Cinematography by Amir Mokri.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Chad Oman.  Music by Trevor Horn.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by William Goldenberg.   A good soundtrack and excellent hair design will never hide the fact that this film is less scholarly than…

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Unstrung Heroes (1995)

DIANE KEATON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1995.  Hollywood Pictures, Roth-Arnold Productions.  Screenplay by Richard LaGravenese, based on the book by Franz Lidz.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Susan Arnold, Bill Badalato, Donna Roth.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Garreth Stover.  Costume Design by Jill M. Ohanneson.  Film Editing by Lisa Zeno Churgin.   Diane Keaton directs this bittersweet tale of a…

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TRON: Legacy (2010)

JOSEPH KOSINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2010.  Walt Disney Pictures, Sean Bailey Productions, LivePlanet, Prana Studios.  Story by Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal, Screenplay by Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, based on characters created by Steven Lisberger, Bonnie MacBird.  Cinematography by Claudio Miranda.  Produced by Sean Bailey, Steven Lisberger, Jeffrey Silver.    Music…

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Shy People (1987)

ANDREY KONCHALOVSKIY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1987.  Cannon Group.  Story by Andrey Konchalovskiy, Screenplay by Gerard Brach, Andrey Konchalovskiy, Marjorie David.  Cinematography by Chris Menges.  Produced by Yoram Globus, Menahem Globus.  Music by Tangerine Dream.  Production Design by Stephen Marsh.  Costume Design by Katherine Dover.  Film Editing by Alain Jakubowicz.   Jill Clayburgh is superb as a magazine reporter who decides to…

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Across The Tracks (1990)

SANDY TUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1990.  Desert Productions.  Screenplay by Sandy Tung.  Cinematography by Michael Delahoussaye.  Produced by Dale Rosenbloom.  Music by Joel Goldsmith.  Production Design by Thomas Meleck.  Costume Design by Merrie Lawson.  Film Editing by Farrel Levy.   Two brothers compete on the race track as much as they do in daily life: Ricky Schroder is the wayward son…

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