The Mexican (2001)

GORE VERBINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2001.  DreamWorks, Newmarket Capital Group, Lawrence Bender Productions, Pistolero Productions LLC.  Screenplay by J.H. Wyman.  Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by John Baldecchi, Lawrence Bender.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Cecilia Montiel.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Craig Wood. Odd but often entertaining comedy that features humorous performances from its…

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The Mask (1994)

CHUCK RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.    USA, 1994.  New Line Cinema, Dark Horse Entertainment.  Story by Michael Fallon, Mark Verheiden, Screenplay by Mike Werb.  Cinematography by John R. Leonetti.  Produced by Robert Engelman.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Craig Stearns.  Costume Design by Ha Nguyen.  Film Editing by Arthur Coburn.  Academy Awards 1994.  Golden Globe Awards 1994. Another case of ‘concept’ comedy that…

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The Marrying Man (1991)

JERRY REES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 1991.  Hollywood Pictures, Permut Presentations, Silver Screen Partners IV.  Screenplay by Neil Simon.  Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin. Produced by David Permut.  Music by David Newman.  Production Design by William F. Matthews.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Michael Jablow, Michael R. Miller, Michael Tronick.  A 1940s playboy (Alec Baldwin) is all set to…

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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

NICHOLAS MEYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1991.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Leonard Nimoy, Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal, Screenplay by Nicholas Meyer, Denny Martin Flinn, based on the television series Star Trek by Gene Roddenberry.  Cinematography by Hiro Narita.  Produced by Steven-Charles Jaffe, Ralph Winter.  Music by Cliff Eidelman.  Production Design by Herman F. Zimmerman.  Costume Design by Dodie Shepard.  Film Editing…

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National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

BBB.5 (out of 5) The Griswolds are back, and after having ravaged all of Europe they’ve decided to cause trouble at home. Deciding to host a family reunion for the Yuletide season, they have gone all out in making sure the holidays are well enjoyed by all. Chevy Chase is once again the erstwhile dad who…

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Sister Act

EMILE ARDOLINO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   This tune-filled Disney comedy came out of nowhere to become one of the biggest hits of the year. Whoopi Goldberg is marvelous as a lounge singer and mobster’s girlfriend who needs help from the police to hide out after she sees her boyfriend (Harvey Keitel) bump off a…

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