Everything Is Copy (2015)

JACOB BERNSTEIN, NICK HOOKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 2015.  HBO Documentary Films, Home Box Office, Loveless.  Screenplay by Jacob Bernstein.  Cinematography by Bradford Young.  Produced by Carly Hugo, Matthew Parker.  Music by Joel Goodman.  Film Editing by Bob Eisenhardt.   Nora Ephron died in 2012 at the age of 71 of leukemia, and the shocking news of her death was…

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Trespass (2011)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 2011.  Millennium Films, Winkler Films, Saturn Films, Joel Schumacher Productions.  Screenplay by Karl Gajdusek. Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak.  Produced by Rene Besson, David Winkler, Irwin Winkler.  Music by David Buckley.  Production Design by Nathan Amondson.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.  Film Editing by Bill Pankow.  Toronto International Film Festival 2011. A film so ludicrous it must…

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The Phantom Of The Opera (2004)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2004.  Warner Bros., Odyssey Entertainment, Really Useful Films, Scion Films.  Screenplay by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Joel Schumacher, based on the musical book by Andrew Lloyd Webber and the novel Le Fantome de L’Opera by Gaston Leroux.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber.  Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Stilgoe.  Production…

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Veronica Guerin (2003)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Ireland/United Kingdom/USA, 2003.  Touchstone Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Persevere Productions Ltd., World 2000 Entertainment, Irish Film Industry, Merrion Film Productions.  Story by Carol Doyle, Screenplay by Carol Doyle, Mary Agnes Donoghue.  Cinematography by Brendan Galv.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley.  Costume Design by Joan Bergin.  Film Editing by David Gamble.  Golden…

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Phone Booth (2002)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2002.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Zucker/Netter Productions.  Screenplay by Larry Cohen.  Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.  Produced by Gil Netter, David Zucker.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Andrew Laws.  Costume Design by Daniel Orlandi.  Film Editing by Mark Stevens.   Colin Farrell plays a self-important, cocky celebrity publicist who acts like he’s a hot shot but is really…

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Tigerland (2000)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2000.  Haft Entertainment, New Regency Pictures, KirchMedia, Regency Enterprises.  Screenplay by Ross Klavan, Michael McGruther.  Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.  Produced by Beau Flynn, Steven Haft, Arnon Milchan.  Music by Nathan Larson.  Production Design by Andrew Laws.  Costume Design by Thomas Stokes.  Film Editing by Mark Stevens. A group of young American soldiers are trained in a…

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A Time To Kill (1996)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1996.  Regency Enterprises, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, based on the novel by John Grisham. Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by John Grisham, Hunt Lowry, Arnon Milchan, Michael G. Nathanson.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by Larry Fulton.  Costume Design by Ingrid Ferrin.  Film Editing by William Steinkamp.   One of the most…

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Batman Forever (1995)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1995.  Warner Bros., PolyGram Filmed Entertainment.  Story by Lee Batchler, Janet Scott Batchler, Screenplay by Lee Batchler, Janet Scott Batchler, Akiva Goldsman, based on characters created by Bob Kane.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Tim Burton, Peter Macgregor-Scott.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by Barbara Ling.  Costume Design by Ingrid Ferrin,…

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The Client (1994)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1994.  Warner Bros., Regency Enterprises, Alcor Films.  Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, Robert Getchell, based on the novel by John Grisham.  Cinematography by Tony Pierce-Roberts.  Produced by Arnon Milchan, Steven Reuther.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Bruno Rubeo.  Costume Design by Ingrid Ferrin.  Film Editing by Robert Brown.   The best John Grisham novel adaptation made…

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Falling Down (1993)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  France/USA/United Kingdom, 1993.  Alcor Films, Canal+, Regency Enterprises, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Ebbe Roe Smith. Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak.  Produced by Timothy Harris, Arnold Kopelson, Herschel Weingrod.  Music by James Newton Howard. Production Design by Barbara Ling.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Paul Hirsch.   Michael Douglas is stuck in traffic on a super…

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Flatliners (1990)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1990.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Stonebridge Entertainment.  Screenplay by Peter Filardi.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont.  Produced by Rick Bieber, Michael Douglas.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Eugenio Zanetti.  Costume Design by Susan Becker.  Film Editing by Robert Brown.   Apparently medical school doesn’t keep you busy enough: a group of students find that taking…

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The Lost Boys (1987)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 1987.  Warner Bros..  Story by Janice Fischer, James Jeremias, Screenplay by Janice Fischer, James Jeremias, Jeffrey Boam.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by Harvey Bernhard.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Bo Welch.  Costume Design by Susan Becker.  Film Editing by Robert Brown. Hilariously bad horror movie, though not without some camp appeal for the…

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