Julius Caesar (1953)

JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1953.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by John Houseman.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Herschel McCoy.  Film Editing by John D. Dunning.   You wouldn’t think that Marlon Brando‘s mumbling Method acting would suit…

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The Limey (1999)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1999.  Artisan Entertainment.  Screenplay by Lem Dobbs.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by John Hardy, Scott Kramer.  Music by Cliff Martinez.  Production Design by Gary Frutkoff.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by Sarah Flack. Independent Spirit Awards 1999. Online Film Critics Awards 1999.  Toronto International Film Festival 1999. Terence Stamp plays a British ex-con…

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Schizopolis (1996)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1996.  .406 Production, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Steven Soderbergh.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by John Hardy.  Music by Cliff Martinez, Jeff Rona, Steven Soderbergh.  Film Editing by Sarah Flack.  Toronto International Film Festival 1996. Enjoyable if challenging experimental film by prolific filmmaker Steven Soderbergh, who here takes an odd turn by playing the lead…

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sex, lies and videotape (1989)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1989.  Outlaw Productions, Virgin.  Screenplay by Steven Soderbergh.  Cinematography by Walt Lloyd.  Produced by John Hardy, Robert F. Newmyer.  Music by Cliff Martinez.  Production Design by Joanne Schmidt.  Costume Design by James Ryder.  Film Editing by Steven Soderbergh.   Astounding directorial debut by future Oscar-winner Steven Soderbergh features one of the best written screenplays of the…

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Home Alone (1990)

CHRIS COLUMBUS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1990.  Hughes Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by John Hughes.  Cinematography by Julio Macat.  Produced by John Hughes.  Music by John Williams. Production Design by John Muto.  Costume Design by Jay Hurley.  Film Editing by Raja Gosnell.   The blockbuster that kept whole families in movie theatres for an entire holiday season. Macaulay Culkin became one of the…

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