Rabid (1977)

DAVID CRONENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. Canada, 1977. Canadian Film Development Corporation, Cinema Entertainment Enterprises, Cinépix Film Properties, Dunning/Link/Reitman Productions, Famous Players. Screenplay by David Cronenberg. Cinematography by René Verzier. Produced by John Dunning. Music by Ivan Reitman. Production Design by Claude Marchand. Costume Design by Erla Gliserman. Film Editing by Jean LaFleur….

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Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

DOMINIQUE OTHENIN-GIRARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1989.  Magnum Pictures Inc., Magnum Pictures, Return of Myers, The Return of Myers, Trancas International Films.   Screenplay by Michael Jacobs, Dominique Othenin-Girard, Shem Bitterman, based on characters created by John Carpenter, Debra Hill.   Cinematography by Robert Draper.  Produced by Ramsey Thomas.  Music by Alan Howarth.   Production…

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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

MEL GIBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Australia/USA, 2016.  Cross Creek Pictures, Demarest Films, Pandemonium, Permut Presentations, Vendian Entertainment.  Screenplay by Robert Schenkkan, Andrew Knight.  Cinematography by Simon Duggan.  Produced by Terry Benedict, Paul Currie, Bruce Davey, William D. Johnson, Bill Mechanic, Brian Oliver, David Permut.  Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Barry Robison. Costume Design by Lizzy Gardiner.  Film…

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The November Man (2014)

ROGER DONALDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2014.  Relativity Media, Irish DreamTime, SPD Films, Das Films, Solution Entertainment Group, PalmStar Media, Merced Media Partners, Boss Collaboration, Envision Entertainment, Knightsbridge Entertainment, No Spies.  Screenplay by Michael Finch, Karl Gajdusek, based on the book There Are No Spies by Bill Granger.  Cinematography by Romain Lacourbas.  Produced by Sriram Das, Beau St….

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Eclipse (1994)

JEREMY PODESWA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Canada/Germany, 1994.  Fire Dog Films, Malofilm, TiMe Medienvertriebs GmbH.  Screenplay by Jeremy Podeswa.  Cinematography by Miroslaw Baszak.  Produced by Camelia Frieberg, Jeremy Podeswa.  Music by Ernie Tollar. Production Design by Tamara Deverell.  Costume Design by Aline Gilmore.  Film Editing by Susan Maggi.   While awaiting a solar eclipse that will briefly enshroud the entire…

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Crush (1992)

ALISON MacLEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  New Zealand, 1992.  Hibiscus Films, New Zealand Film Commission, New Zealand On Air, Avalon/NFU Studios, Movie Partners.  Screenplay by Anne Kennedy, Alison Maclean.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by Bridget Ikin.  Music by The J.P.S. Experience.  Production Design by Meryl Cronin.  Costume Design by Ngila Dickson.  Film Editing by John Gilbert.  Cannes Film Festival 1992.   Odd little…

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The Big Parade (1925)

KING VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1925.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Laurence Stallings, scenario by Harry Behn, titles by Joseph Farnham.  Cinematography by John Arnold.  Produced by Irving Thalberg, King Vidor.  Music by William Axt, Carl Davis.  Production Design by James Basevi, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Ethel P. Chaffin, Robert Florey.  Film Editing by Hugh Wynn.   Wonderful epic silent film plays…

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Abandon

BBB (out of 5) From among the pool of films aimed at teen audiences, this dark thriller rests comfortably above the average. It stars KittyKat Holmes as a cute, warm and fuzzy college student who gets excellent grades and is working very hard to get herself a job in the posh world of high finance….

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The Adjuster (1991)

ATOM EGOYAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Canada, 1991.  Alliance Entertainment, Ego Film Arts, Ontario Film Development Corporation, Telefilm Canada.  Screenplay by Atom Egoyan.  Cinematography by Paul Sarossy.  Produced by Camelia Frieberg.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Linda Del Rosario, Richard Paris.  Costume Design by Maya Mani.  Film Editing by Susan Shipton. Elias Koteas plays an insurance adjuster who ingratiates…

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The Bank Job (2008)

ROGER DONALDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2008.  Mosaic Media Group, Relativity Media, Skyline, Atlas Entertainment, Omnilab Media.  Screenplay by Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais.  Cinematography by Michael Coulter.  Produced by Steven Chasman, Charles Roven.  Music by J. Peter Robinson.  Production Design by Gavin Bocquet.  Costume Design by Odile Dicks-Mireaux.  Film Editing by John Gilbert.   Roger Donaldson’s marvelously entertaining heist film…

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Bridge To Terabithia

GABOR CSUPO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2007.  Walden Media, Hal Lieberman Company, Lauren Levine Productions Inc..  Screenplay by Jeff Stockwell, David Paterson, based on the book by Katherine Paterson.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by Lauren Levine, Hal Lieberman, David Paterson.  Music by Aaron Zigman.  Production Design by Robert Gillies.  Costume Design by Barbara Darragh.  Film Editing by John Gilbert.   Sweet…

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Anna Christie (English Version) (1930)

CLARENCE BROWN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1930.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Frances Marion, based on the play by Eugene O’Neill.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Paul Bern, Clarence Brown, Irving Thalberg.  Music by William Axt.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by Hugh Wynn.  Academy Awards 1929/1930. Garbo talks! The great actress’s first talkie is a bit…

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