Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

JOSEPH KOSINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2022. Paramount Pictures, Skydance Media, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Story by Peter Craig, Justin Marks, Screenplay by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie, based on characters created by Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr.. Cinematography by Claudio Miranda. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, David…

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Logan (2017)

JAMES MANGOLD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2017.  Donners’ Company, Kinberg Genre, Marvel Entertainment, TSG Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Story by James Mangold, Screenplay by Scott Frank, James Mangold, Michael Green, based on characters created by John Romita Sr., Roy Thomas, Len Wein, Herb Trimpe, Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Simon…

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Guarding Tess (1994)

HUGH WILSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1994.  Channel Films, TriStar Pictures.  Screenplay by Hugh Wilson, PJ Torokvei.  Cinematography by Brian J. Reynolds.  Produced by Nancy Graham Tanen, Ned Tanen.  Music by Michael Convertino.  Production Design by Peter S. Larkin.  Costume Design by Sue Gandy, Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Sidney Levin.   Secret Service Agent Nicolas Cage is given his worst nightmare of an assignment when…

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The Trip (2002)

MILES SWAIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2002.  Falcon Lair Films, Queens Pictures.  Screenplay by Miles Swain.  Cinematography by Charles L. Barbee, Scott Kevan.  Produced by Houston King, Miles Swain.  Music by Steven Chesne.  Production Design by David Touster, Donna Willinsky.  Costume Design by Kristen Anacker, Sevilla Granger, Renee Raphael.  Film Editing by Carlo Gustaff.   A closeted Republican in 1970s San Francisco writes a…

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Unbreakable (2000)

M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2000.  Touchstone Pictures, Blinding Edge Pictures, Barry Mendel Productions.  Screenplay by M. Night Shyamalan.  Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by Barry Mendel, Sam Mercer, M. Night Shyamalan.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Larry Fulton.  Costume Design by Joanna Johnston.  Film Editing by Dylan Tichenor.   M. Night Shyamalan must have thought the intensity…

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Jumanji (1995)

JOE JOHNSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 1995.  TriStar Pictures, Interscope Communications, Teitler Film.  Screen Story by Greg Taylor, Jim Strain, Chris Van Allsburg, Screenplay by Jonathan Hensleigh, Greg Taylor, Jim Strain, based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg.  Cinematography by Thomas E. Ackerman.  Produced by Scott Kroopf, William Teitler.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by James…

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The Verdict (1982)

SIDNEY LUMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1982.   Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by David Mamet, based on the novel by Barry Reed.  Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak.  Produced by David Brown, Richard D. Zanuck.  Music by Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by Edward Pisoni.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by Peter C. Frank.   Watching one man go against conspiratorial corruption hasn’t been this…

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Bird (1988)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1988.  Warner Bros., Malpaso Productions.  Screenplay by Joel Oliansky.  Cinematography by Jack N. Green.  Produced by Clint Eastwood.  Music by Lennie Niehaus.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno.  Costume Design by Glenn Wright.  Film Editing by Joel Cox.   The life and art of jazz trumpetist Charlie “Bird” Parker has been brought to the…

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Taps (1981)

HAROLD BECKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1981.  Major Studio Partners, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Darryl Ponicsan, Robert Mark Kamen, adaptation by James Lineberger, based on the novel Father Sky by Devery Freeman.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman. Produced by Howard B. Jaffe, Stanley R. Jaffe.  Music by Maurice Jarre. Production Design by Stan Jolley, Alfred Sweeney.  Costume Design…

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Point Of No Return (1993)

JOHN BADHAM Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1993.  Warner Bros., Art Linson Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Getchell, Alexandra Seros,based on the film La Femme Nikita by Luc Besson.  Cinematography by Michael W. Watkins.  Produced by Art Linson.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Philip Harrison.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Frank Morriss.   The perfect way to examine…

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