Soldier Of Orange (1977)

PAUL VERHOEVEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB Original title:  Soldaat van Oranje Netherlands/Belgium, 1977.  Excelsior Films, Film Holland, The Rank Organisation, Rob Houwer Productions.  Screenplay by Kees Holierhoek, Gerard Soeteman, Paul Verhoeven, based on the novel Soldaat van Oranje ’40-’45 by Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema.  Cinematography by Jost Vacano.  Produced by Rob Houwer.  Music by Rogier van Otterloo.  Production Design by Roland de Groot.  Costume Design by…

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The Disappearance Of Garcia Lorca (1997)

MARCO ZURINAGA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Alternate title:  Death In Granada Spain/France/USA/Puerto Rico, 1997.  Antena 3 Televisión, Canal+, Enrique Cerezo Producciones Cinematográficas S.A., Esparza / Katz Productions, Kanzaman, Miramar Films.  Screenplay by Marco Zurinaga, Juan Antonio Ramos, Neil Cohen, based on the books The Assassination of Federico Garcia Lorca and Federico Garcia Lorca: A Life by Ian…

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Ever After (1998)

ANDY TENNANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1998.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Susannah Grant, Andy Tennant, Rick Parks, based on the story by Charles Perrault.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by Mireille Soria, Tracey Trench.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Michael Howells.  Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.  Film Editing by Roger Bondelli.   Richly enjoyable reboot of Cinderella finds Drew Barrymore as a…

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The Prince Of Tides (1991)

BARBRA STREISAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1991.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Barwood Films, Longfellow Pictures.  Screenplay by Pat Conroy, Becky Johnston, based on the novel by Pat Conroy.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Barbra Streisand.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Paul Sylbert.  Costume Design by Ruth Morley.  Film Editing by Don Zimmerman.   Barbra Streisand shows, as with her other films…

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Crossing Delancey (1988)

JOAN MICKLIN SILVER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1988.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Susan Sandler, based on her play.  Cinematography by Theo van de Sande.  Produced by Michael Nozik.  Music by Paul Chihara.  Production Design by Dan Leigh.  Costume Design by Rita Ryack.  Film Editing by Rick Shaine.   Intimate little romance sparkles thanks to heartfelt performances by Peter Riegert and the always riveting Amy Irving….

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Immortal Beloved (1994)

BERNARD ROSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1994.  Icon Entertainment International, Icon Productions, Majestic Films International.  Screenplay by Bernard Rose.  Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky.  Produced by Bruce Davey.   Production Design by Jiri Hlupy.  Costume Design by Maurizio Millenotti.  Film Editing by Dan Rae.   When Ludwig van Beethoven died, he left an important piece of music behind him…

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An Ideal Husband (1999)

OLIVER PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1999.  Arts Council of England, Canal+, Fragile Films, Icon Entertainment International, Icon Productions, Miramax, Pathé Pictures International.  Screenplay by Oliver Parker, based on the play by Oscar Wilde.  Cinematography by David Johnson.  Produced by Bruce Davey, Uri Fruchtmann, Barnaby Thompson.  Music by Charlie Mole.  Production Design by Michael Howells.  Costume Design by Caroline Harris.  Film…

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Transporter 3 (2008)

OLIVIER MEGATON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  France/United Kingdom/USA, 2008.  EuropaCorp, TF1 Films Production, Grive Productions, Apipoulaï, Current Entertainment, Canal+, CinéCinéma, Pack Shot Boys Films, Quinta Communications.  Screenplay by Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen, based on their characters.  Cinematography by Giovanni Fiore Coltellacci.  Produced by Luc Besson, Steven Chasman.  Music by Alexandre Azaria.  Production Design by Patrick Durand.  Costume Design by Olivier…

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A World Apart (1988)

CHRIS MENGES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/Zimbabwe, 1988.  Atlantic Entertainment Group, British Screen Productions, Channel Four Films, Hippo Films Zimbabwe, Working Title Films, World Apart.  Screenplay by Shawn Slovo.  Cinematography by Peter Biziou.  Produced by Sarah Radclyffe.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Brian Morris.  Costume Design by Nic Ede.  Film Editing by Nicolas Gaster.   Like A Dry White Season,…

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Dangerous Beauty (1998)

MARSHALL HERSKOVITZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1998.  Regency Enterprises, Arnon Milchan Productions, The Bedford Falls Company.  Screenplay by Jeannine Dominy, based on the book by Margaret Rosenthal.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.  Produced by Sarah Caplan, Marshall Herskovitz, Arnon Milchan, Edward Zwick.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Norman Garwood.  Costume Design by Gabriella Pescucci.  Film Editing by Arthur…

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The Living Daylights (1987)

JOHN GLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1987.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson, based on the story by Ian Fleming. Cinematography by Alec Mills.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Peter Lamont.  Costume Design by Emma Porteous.  Film Editing by Peter Davies, John Grover.   A better Bond adventure hadn’t…

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The Fourth Man (1983)

PAUL VERHOEVEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  De Vierde Man The Netherlands, 1983.  Rob Houwer Productions, Verenigde Nederlandsche Filmcompagnie.  Screenplay by Gerard Soeteman, based on the novel by Gerard Reve.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont.  Produced by Rob Houwer.  Music by Loek Dikker.  Production Design by Roland de Groot.  Costume Design by Elly Claus.  Film Editing by Ine Schenkkan.   In this highly…

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