The Killer (1989)

JOHN WOO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Dip huet seung hung Hong Kong, 1989.  Film Workshop, Golden Princess Film Production Limited, Long Shong Pictures, Magnum Films, Media Asia Group.  Screenplay by John Woo.  Cinematography by Peter Pau, Wing-hang Wong.  Produced by Hark Tsui.  Music by Lowell Lo.  Production Design by Man-Wah Luk.  Costume Design by Shirley Chan.  Film Editing by Kung-Wing Fan.  Podcast:  My…

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Supercop (1992)

STANLEY TONG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Ging Chat Goo Si 3: Chiu Kap Ging Chaat Hong Kong, 1992.  Golden Harvest Company, Golden Way Films Ltd..  Characters by Edward Tang, Screenplay by Edward Tang, Fibe Ma, Lee Wai Yee.  Cinematography by Ardy Lam.  Produced by Willie Chan, Edward Tang.  Music by Mac Chew, Jenny Chinn, Tsung-Sheng Lee, Joel McNeely.  Production Design…

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Bishonen (1998)

YONFAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Mei Shao Nian Zhi Lian Alternate title:  Beauty Hong Kong, 1998.  Far Sun Film Company Ltd..  Screenplay by Yonfan.  Cinematography by Henry Chung.  Produced by Chia Ai, Sylvia Chang.  Music by Chris Babida.  Film Editing by Ma Kam.   Empty-headed drama about a pretty-boy hustler suffering through a relationship with an uncommitted celebrity. He preens, he mopes,…

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Anna And The King (1999)

ANDY TENNANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1999.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Lawrence Bender Productions.  Screenplay by Steve Meerson, Peter Krikes, based on the diaries of Anna Leonowens.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.  Produced by Lawrence Bender, Ed Elbert.  Music by George Fenton, Robert Kraft.  Production Design by Luciana Arrighi.  Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.  Film Editing by Roger Bondelli.   So-so effort that features a surprisingly…

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Die Another Day (2002)

LEE TAMAHORI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2002.  Eon Productions, Danjaq, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United Artists.  Screenplay by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, based on characters created by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by David Tattersall.  Produced by Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson.  Music by David Arnold.  Production Design by Peter Lamont.  Costume Design by Lindy Hemming.  Film Editing by Andrew MacRitchie, Christian Wagner.   Ridiculously loud Bond…

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Rush Hour 2 (2001)

BRETT RATNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2001.  New Line Cinema, Roger Birnbaum Productions, Salon Films.  Screenplay by Jeff Nathanson, based on characters created by Ross LaManna.  Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti.  Produced by Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman, Arthur M. Sarkissian, Jay Stern.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Terence Marsh.  Costume Design by Rita Ryack.  Film Editing by Mark Helrich,…

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Memoirs Of A Geisha (2005)

ROB MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2005.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, DreamWorks, Spyglass Entertainment, Amblin Entertainment, Red Wagon Entertainment.  Screenplay by Robin Swicord, based on the book by Arthur Golden.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by Lucy Fisher, Steven Spielberg, Douglas Wick.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by John Myhre.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Pietro…

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The Replacement Killers (1998)

ANTOINE FUQUA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1998.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, WCG Entertainment Productions.  Directed by Antoine Fuqua.  Screenplay by Ken Sanzel.  Cinematography by Peter Lyons Collister.  Produced by Bernie Brillstein, Brad Grey.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Naomi Shohan.  Costume Design by Arianne Phillips.  Film Editing by Jay Cassidy. Yun-Fat Chow plays a hired assassin who fails his assignment…

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