Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)

IRVIN KERSHNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1978.  Columbia Pictures, Major Studio Partners.  Story by John Carpenter, Screenplay by John Carpenter, David Zelag Goodman.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.   Produced by Jon Peters.   Music by  Artie Kane.   Production Design by Gene Callahan.   Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.   Film Editing by Michael…

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Halloween III: Season Of The Witch (1982)

TOMMY LEE WALLACE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1982.  Dino De Laurentiis Company, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Tommy Lee Wallace.  Cinematography by Dean Cundey.  Produced by John Carpenter, Debra Hill.  Music by John Carpenter, Alan Howarth.  Production Design by Peter Jamison.  Costume Design by Jane Ruhm.  Film Editing by Millie Moore.  With the…

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Halloween 2 (1981)

RICK ROSENTHAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA, 1981.  Dino De Laurentiis Company, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by John Carpenter, Debra Hill, based on characters created by John Carpenter and Debra Hill.  Cinematography by Dean Cundey.  Produced by John Carpenter, Debra Hill.  Music by John Carpenter, Alan Howarth.  Production Design by J. Michael Riva.  Costume Design by Jane Ruhm.  Film Editing by Mark…

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Halloween (2018)

DAVID GORDON GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 2018.  Blumhouse Productions, Miramax, Rough House Pictures, Trancas International Films, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by David Gordon Green, Danny McBride, Jeff Fradley, based on characters created by John Carpenter, Debra Hill.  Cinematography by Michael Simmonds.  Produced by Malek Akkad, Bill Block, Jason Blum.  Music by Cody Carpenter, John Carpenter, Daniel A. Davies.  Production…

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Assault On Precinct 13 (1976)

JOHN CARPENTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1976.  CKK.  Screenplay by John Carpenter.  Cinematography by Douglas Knapp.  Produced by J. Stein Kaplan.  Music by John Carpenter.  Production Design by Tommy Lee Wallace.  Costume Design by Nancy Kyes.  Film Editing by John Carpenter.   Early masterpiece by John Carpenter, and still one of his finest films.  As the Los Angeles police prepare to…

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Escape From L.A. (1996)

JOHN CARPENTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1996.  Paramount Pictures, Rysher Entertainment.  Story by John Carpenter, Nick Castle, Screenplay by John Carpenter, Debra Hill, Kurt Russell.  Cinematography by Gary B. Kibbe.  Produced by Debra Hill, Kurt Russell.  Music by John Carpenter, Shirley Walker.  Production Design by Lawrence G. Paull.  Costume Design by Robin Michel Bush.  Film Editing by Edward A. Warschilka.  John Carpenter returns…

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Cradle Will Rock (1999)

TIM ROBBINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1999.  Cradle Productions Inc., Havoc, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Tim Robbins.  Cinematography by Jean-Yves Escoffier.  Produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, Jon Kilik, Tim Robbins.  Music by David Robbins.  Production Design by Richard Hoover.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Geraldine Peroni.  Cannes Film Festival 1999.  National Board of Review Awards 1999.   Excellent ensemble…

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Tootsie

BBBBB (out of 5) One of the funniest comedies you’ll ever see, this one also features one of Dustin Hoffman‘s best performances. He’s a riot as a struggling actor who has trouble getting hired because of how difficult he is to work with. Desperately in need of cash to finance the play his roommate (Bill…

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Network

BBBBB (out of 5) Riveting look at television news media, starring Peter Finch as an anchorman whose waning ratings prompt his bosses to fire him. His reaction is to have a complete meltdown and go mad in public, with his televised ranting becoming so newsworthy that his network decides to exploit him for all the ratings…

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Ghosts Of Mars (2001)

JOHN CARPENTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2001.  Screen Gems, Storm King Productions, Animationwerks.  Screenplay by John Carpenter, Larry Sulkis.  Cinematography by Gary B. Kibbe.  Produced by Sandy King.  Music by Anthrax, John Carpenter.  Production Design by William A. Elliott.  Costume Design by Robin Michel Bush.  Film Editing by Paul C. Warschilka.  Fans of pulp-science-fiction will find much to enjoy in this relentlessly…

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John Carpenter’s Vampires (1998)

JOHN CARPENTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Japan, 1998.  JVC Entertainment Networks, Largo Entertainment, Spooky Tooth Productions, Storm King Productions.  Screenplay by Don Jakoby, based on the novel Vampires by John Steakley.  Cinematography by Gary B. Kibbe.  Produced by Sandy King.  Music by John Carpenter.  Production Design by Thomas A. Walsh.  Costume Design by Robin Michel Bush.  Film Editing by Edward A. Warschilka.  In…

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Village Of The Damned (1995)

JOHN CARPENTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   USA, 1995.  Universal Pictures, Alphaville Films.  Screenplay by David Himmelstein, based on the screenplay by Stirling Silliphant, Wolf Rilla, Ronald Kinnoch, from the book The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham.  Cinematography by Gary B. Kibbe.  Produced by Sandy King, Michael Preger.  Music by John Carpenter, Dave Davies.  Production Design by Rodger Maus.  Costume Design by Robin…

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