House of Games (1987)

DAVID MAMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1987.  Filmhaus.  Story by Jonathan Katz, David Mamet, Screenplay by David Mamet.  Cinematography by Juan Ruiz Anchia.  Produced by Michael Hausman.  Music by Alaric Jans.  Production Design by Michael Merritt.  Costume Design by Nan Cibula.  Film Editing by Trudy Ship.   Lindsay Crouse is excellent as a psychiatrist who has hit the limelight with the publication…

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The Disappearance Of Garcia Lorca (1997)

MARCO ZURINAGA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Alternate title:  Death In Granada Spain/France/USA/Puerto Rico, 1997.  Antena 3 Televisión, Canal+, Enrique Cerezo Producciones Cinematográficas S.A., Esparza / Katz Productions, Kanzaman, Miramar Films.  Screenplay by Marco Zurinaga, Juan Antonio Ramos, Neil Cohen, based on the books The Assassination of Federico Garcia Lorca and Federico Garcia Lorca: A Life by Ian…

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Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book (1994)

STEPHEN SOMMERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1994.  Vegahom Europe, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Ronald Yanover, Mark Geldman, Screenplay by Stephen Sommers, Ronald Yanover, Mark Geldman, based on characters from the novel by Rudyard Kipling.  Cinematography by Juan Ruiz Anchia.  Produced by Edward S. Feldman, Raju Patel.  Music by Basil Poledouris.  Production Design by Allan Cameron.  Costume Design by John Mollo.  Film Editing…

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The Seventh Sign (1988)

CARL SCHULTZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1988.  TriStar Pictures, Interscope Communications, ML Delphi Premier Productions.  Screenplay by Clifford Green, Ellen Green.  Cinematography by Juan Ruiz Anchia.  Produced by Robert W. Cort, Ted Field.  Music by Jack Nitzsche. Production Design by Stephen Marsh.  Costume Design by Durinda Wood.  Film Editing by Caroline Biggerstaff.   Demi Moore stars as a modern day, happily married pregnant…

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Spartan (2004)

DAVID MAMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB. USA/Germany, 2004. Franchise Pictures, ApolloMedia Distribution, ApolloProMedia GmbH & Co. 1. Filmproduktion KG, QI Quality International GmbH & Co. KG, Signature Pictures.  Screenplay by David Mamet.  Cinematography by Juan Ruiz Anchia.  Produced by David Bergstein, Moshe Diamant, Art Linson, Elie Samaha.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Gemma Jackson.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film…

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Liebestraum (1991)

MIKE FIGGIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1991.  Initial Entertainment Group, Pathé Entertainment.  Screenplay by Mike Figgis.  Cinematography by Juan Ruiz Anchia.  Produced by Eric Fellner.  Music by Mike Figgis.  Production Design by Waldemar Kalinowski.  Costume Design by Sharon Simonaire.  Film Editing by Martin Hunter.   A successful architect (Kevin Anderson) returns to his home town for a visit and ends up becoming involved…

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The Crew (2000)

MICHAEL DINNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2000.  George Litto Productions, Sonnenfeld Josephson Worldwide Entertainment, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Barry Fanaro.  Cinematography by Juan Ruiz Anchia.  Produced by Barry Josephson, Barry Sonnenfeld.  Music by Steve Bartek.  Production Design by Peter S. Larkin.  Costume Design by Betsy Cox.  Film Editing by Nicholas C. Smith.   Diverting geriatric comedy about aging gangsters that was…

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At Close Range (1986)

JAMES FOLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1986.  Cinema ’85, Hemdale.  Story by Elliott Lewit, Nicholas Kazan, Screenplay by Nicholas Kazan.  Cinematography by Juan Ruiz Anchia. Produced by Don Guest, Elliott Lewitt.  Music by Patrick Leonard.  Production Design by Peter Jamison.  Costume Design by Hilary Rosenfeld.  Film Editing by Howard E. Smith.   Powerful drama that tells a dark tale while also addressing…

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Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

JAMES FOLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1992.  GGR, New Line Cinema, Zupnik Cinema Group II.  Screenplay by David Mamet, based on his play.  Cinematography by Juan Ruiz Anchia.  Produced by Jerry Tokofsky, Stanley R. Zupnik.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by Jane Greenwood.  Film Editing by Howard E. Smith.   Fascinating examination of the competitive spirit…

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