Chasers (1994)

DENNIS HOPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1994.  Morgan Creek Entertainment.  Story by Joe Batteer, John Rice, Screenplay by Joe Batteer, John Rice, Dan Gilroy.  Cinematography by Ueli Steiger.  Produced by James G. Robinson.  Music by Pete Anderson, Dwight Yoakam.  Production Design by Robert Pearson.  Costume Design by Michael T. Boyd.  Film Editing by Christian Wagner.   In this loose remake of…

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The Return of Swamp Thing (1989)

JIM WYNORSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1989.  Lightyear Entertainment.  Screenplay by Neil Cuthbert, Grant Morris, based on the character created by Len Wein, Bernie Wrightson.  Cinematography by Zoran Hochstätter.  Produced by Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan.  Music by Chuck Cirino.  Production Design by Robb Wilson King.  Costume Design by Vicki Graef.  Film…

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Remember The Titans (2000)

BOAZ YAKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2000.  Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Run It Up Productions Inc., Technical Black, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Gregory Allen Howard.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Chad Oman.  Music by Trevor Rabin.  Production Design by Deborah Evans.  Costume Design by Judy L. Ruskin.  Film Editing by Michael Tronick.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2000. What do you…

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We Were Soldiers (2002)

RANDALL WALLACE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Germany, 2002.  Icon Entertainment International, Motion Picture Production GmbH & Co. Erste KG, Wheelhouse Entertainment.  Screenplay by Randall Wallace, based on the book We Were Soldiers Once…And Young by Harold G. Moore, Joseph L. Galloway.  Cinematography by Dean Semler.  Produced by Bruce Davey, Stephen McEveety, Randall Wallace.  Music by Nick Glennie-Smith. Production Design by Thomas…

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Lolita (1997)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/France, 1997.  Guild, Lolita Productions, Pathé.  Screenplay by Stephen Schiff, based on the novel Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by Mario Kassar, Joel B. Michaels.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.  Film Editing by David Brenner, Julie Monroe.  National Board of Review Awards 1998.   Vladimir…

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Days Of Thunder (1990)

TONY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1990.  Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Paramount Pictures.  Story by Robert Towne, Tom Cruise, Screenplay by Robert Towne.  Cinematography by Ward Russell.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Don Simpson.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Benjamin Fernandez, Thomas E. Sanders.  Costume Design by Susan Becker.  Film Editing by Robert C. Jones, Chris Lebenzon, Bert Lovitt, Michael Tronick,…

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The Handmaid’s Tale (1990)

VOLKER SCHLONDORFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Germany, 1990.  Bioskop Film, Cinecom Entertainment Group, Cinétudes Films, Daniel Wilson Productions, Master Partners, Odyssey.  Screenplay by Harold Pinter, based on the novel by Margaret Atwood.  Cinematography by Igor Luther.  Produced by Daniel Wilson.  Music by Ryûichi Sakamoto.  Production Design by Thomas A. Walsh.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by David Ray.   Margaret Atwood’s…

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The Jackal (1997)

MICHAEL CATON-JONES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom/France/Germany/Japan, 1997.  Universal Pictures, Mutual Film Company, Alphaville Films, Tele München Fernseh Produktionsgesellschaft, UGC PH, British Broadcasting Corporation, Marubeni, Toho-Towa, Mel’s Cite du Cinema.  Screen story and Screenplay by Chuck Pfarrer, based on the screenplay by Kenneth Ross.  Cinematography by Karl Walter Lindenlaub.  Produced by Michael Caton-Jones, Sean Daniel, James Jacks,…

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The People Vs. Larry Flynt

MILOS FORMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Excellent biopic about Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt and his struggles with censorship, its enjoyment not at all marred by the film’s cloying overemphasis on turning Flynt into a cuddly hero. Woody Harrelson gives his finest performance to date as the famed publishing magnate, a self-made man who…

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The Gingerbread Man (1998)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1998.  Enchanter Entertainment, Island Pictures.  Story by John Grisham, Screenplay by Clyde Hayes.  Cinematography by Changwei Gu.  Produced by Jeremy Tannenbaum.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Stephen Altman.  Costume Design by Dona Granata.  Film Editing by Geraldine Peroni.   Uneventful Robert Altman film written by John Grisham, the first time he has written…

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