A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014)

SCOTT FRANK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2014.  1984 Private Defense Contractors, Cross Creek Pictures, Da Vinci Media Ventures, Double Feature Films, Exclusive Media Group, Jersey Films, Manu Propria Entertainment, Traveling Picture Show Company.  Screenplay by Scott Frank, based on the novel by Lawrence Block.  Cinematography by Mihai Malaimare Jr..  Produced by Tobin Armbrust, Danny DeVito, Brian Oliver, Michael Shamberg, Stacey…

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Dream Lover (1993)

NICHOLAS KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1993.  Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Propaganda Films, Nicita/Lloyd Productions, Edward R. Pressman Film.  Screenplay by Nicholas Kazan.  Cinematography by Jean-Yves Escoffier.  Produced by Lauren Lloyd, Wallis Nicita, Sigurjon Sighvatsson.  Music by Christopher Young.  Production Design by Richard Hoover.  Costume Design by Barbara Tfank.  Film Editing by Susan R. Crutcher, Jill Savitt.   James Spader meets Mädchen Amick, has great…

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The Trigger Effect (1996)

DAVID KOEPP Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1996.  Amblin Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by David Koepp, based on the television series Connections by James Burke.  Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.  Produced by Michael Grillo.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Dana Allyson.  Film Editing by Jill Savitt.   Los Angeles succumbs to a complete power…

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Stir Of Echoes (1999)

DAVID KOEPP Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1999.  Artisan Entertainment.  Screenplay by David Koepp, based on the novel by Richard Matheson.  Cinematography by Fred Murphy.  Produced by Judy Hofflund, Gavin Polone.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Nelson Coates.  Costume Design by Leesa Evans.  Film Editing by Jill Savitt.   Unfairly compared to The Sixth Sense, this low-key murder mystery…

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Secret Window (2004)

DAVID KOEPP Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2004.  Grand Slam Productions, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Mel’s Cite du Cinema, Pariah Entertainment Group.  Screenplay by David Koepp, based on the novel by Stephen King.  Cinematography by Fred Murphy.  Produced by Gavin Polone.  Music by Philip Glass, Geoff Zanelli.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Odette Gadoury.  Film Editing by Jill Savitt.  …

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Telling Lies In America (1997)

GUY FERLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1997.  Banner Entertainment, Ben Myron Productions, Kuzui Enterprises, Relevart Inc..  Screenplay by Joe Eszterhas.  Cinematography by Reynaldo Villalobos.  Produced by Fran Rubel Kuzui, Ben Myron.  Music by Nicholas Pike.  Production Design by James A. Gelarden.  Costume Design by Laura Bauer.  Film Editing by Jill Savitt.   True-life drama written by Joe Eszterhas, inspired by his…

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The Lookout (2007)

SCOTT FRANK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2007.  Miramax, Spyglass Entertainment, Laurence Mark Productions, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation.  Screenplay by Scott Frank.  Cinematography by Alar Kivilo.  Produced by Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Laurence Mark, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by David Brisbin.  Costume Design by Abram Waterhouse.  Film Editing by Jill Savitt. Joseph Gordon-Levitt survived the prom night car…

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China Moon (1994)

JOHN BAILEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1994.  Tig Productions.  Screenplay by Roy Carlson.  Cinematography by Willy Kurant.  Produced by Barrie M. Osborne.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Conrad E. Angone.  Costume Design by Vicki Graef, Elizabeth McBride.  Film Editing by Carol Littleton, Jill Savitt.   Dull sex thriller features the usual cop-can’t-resist-the-dangerously-complex-femme fatale plotline. Ed Harris is investigating the murder…

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