Bound (1996)

LILLY WACHOWSKI, LANA WACHOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1996.  Dino De Laurentiis Company, Spelling Films.  Screenplay by Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski.  Cinematography by Bill Pope.  Produced by Stuart Boros, Andrew Lazar.  Music by Don Davis.  Production Design by Eve Cauley.  Costume Design by Lizzy Gardiner.  Film Editing by Zach Staenberg.  Stylishly filmed sexpot thriller about an ex-con (Gina Gershon) who falls in love…

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Liar, Liar (1997)

TOM SHADYAC Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1997.  Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment.  Screenplay by Paul Guay, Stephen Mazur.  Cinematography by Russell Boyd.  Produced by Brian Grazer.  Music by John Debney.  Production Design by Linda DeScenna.  Costume Design by Judy L. Ruskin.  Film Editing by Don Zimmerman.   One of Jim Carrey‘s better comedies is this very funny concept comedy about a young boy who makes…

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Saint Ralph (2004)

MICHAEL McGOWAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada, 2004.  Alliance Atlantis Communications, Amaze Film + Television, Running Miracles Productions.  Screenplay by Michael McGowan. Cinematography by Rene Ohashi.  Produced by Teza Lawrence, Andrea Mann, Seaton McLean, Michael Souther.  Music by Andrew Lockington.  Production Design by Matthew Davies.  Costume Design by Anne Dixon.  Film Editing by Susan Maggi.   Adorable tale of determination set in…

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The Haunted Mansion (2003)

ROB MINKOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2003.  Walt Disney Pictures, Gunn Films, Doom Buggy Productions.  Screenplay by David Berenbaum.  Cinematography by Remi Adefarasin.  Produced by Andrew Gunn, Don Hahn.  Music by Mark Mancina.  Production Design by John Myhre.  Costume Design by Mona May.  Film Editing by Priscilla Nedd-Friendly.   Eddie Murphy plays a real-estate agent who has been ignoring his family in his…

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Stuart Little (1999)

ROB MINKOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Germany/USA, 1999.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Franklin/Waterman Productions, Global Medien KG.  Screenplay by M. Night Shyamalan, Greg Brooker, based on the book by E.B. White.  Cinematography by Guillermo Navarro.  Produced by Douglas Wick.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Bill Brzeski.  Costume Design by Joseph A. Porro.  Film Editing by Tom Finan.   What could be more…

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High Spirits (1988)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1988.  Vision PDG, Palace Pictures.  Screenplay by Neil Jordan.  Cinematography by Alex Thomson.Produced by David Saunders, Stephen Woolley.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Anton Furst.  Costume Design by Emma Porteous.  Film Editing by Michael Bradsell.   This film could definitely use more of what it exclaims in the title, but it does…

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The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)

STEVE KLOVES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1989.  Gladden Entertainment, Mirage, Tobis.  Screenplay by Steve Kloves.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Mark Rosenberg, Paula Weinstein, Courtney Silberberg.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Jeffrey Townsend.  Costume Design by Lisa Jensen.  Film Editing by William Steinkamp.   Wonderful character-driven drama has very little plot but is laden with atmosphere. Beau and Jeff Bridges play fraternal…

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The Doors (1991)

OLIVER STONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1991.  Bill Graham Films, Carolco International N.V., Carolco Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Ixtlan.  Screenplay by Randall Johnson, Oliver Stone.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Bill Graham, Sasha Harari, A. Kitman Ho.  Production Design by Barbara Ling.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by David Brenner, Joe Hutshing.   Oliver Stone turns from his…

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Home On The Range (2004)

WILL FINN, JOHN SANFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2004.  Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Feature Animation.  Story by Will Finn, John Sanford, Michael LaBash, Sam J. Levine, Mark Kennedy, Robert Lence, additional story by Keith Baxter, Mike Kunkel, Jason Lethcoe, Donnie Long, Brian Pimental, David Moses Pimentel, Ralph Zondag, Davy Liu, Screenplay by Will Finn,…

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The Getaway (1994)

ROGER DONALDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Japan, 1994.  Universal Pictures, Largo Entertainment, JVC Entertainment Networks, Turman-Foster Company.  Screenplay by Amy Holden Jones, based on the screenplay by Walter Hill, from the novel by Jim Thompson.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by David Foster, Lawrence Turman, John Alan Simon.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Joseph C. Nemec III.  Costume Design by…

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Monsters, Inc. (2001)

PETE DOCTER, DAVID SILVERMAN, LEE UNKRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 2001.  Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Pete Docter, Jill Culton,  Jeff Pidgeon, Ralph Eggleston, Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Daniel Gerson, additional screenplay material by Robert L. Baird, Rhett Reese, Jonathan Roberts.  Produced by Darla K. Anderson.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Harley Jessup, Bob…

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The Crew (2000)

MICHAEL DINNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2000.  George Litto Productions, Sonnenfeld Josephson Worldwide Entertainment, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Barry Fanaro.  Cinematography by Juan Ruiz Anchia.  Produced by Barry Josephson, Barry Sonnenfeld.  Music by Steve Bartek.  Production Design by Peter S. Larkin.  Costume Design by Betsy Cox.  Film Editing by Nicholas C. Smith.   Diverting geriatric comedy about aging gangsters that was…

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