What Dreams May Come (1998)

VINCENT WARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA/New Zealand, 1998.  PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Interscope Communications, Metafilmics.  Screenplay by Ronald Bass, based on the novel by Richard Matheson. Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by Barnet Bain.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Eugenio Zanetti.  Costume Design by Yvonne Blake.  Film Editing by David Brenner, Maysie Hoy.   Robin Williams plays a happy family man, married…

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The Mothman Prophecies (2002)

MARK PELLINGTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2002.  Lakeshore Entertainment.  Screenplay by Richard Hatem.  Cinematography by Fred Murphy.  Produced by Gary W. Goldstein, Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg.  Music by tomandandy.  Production Design by Richard Hoover.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Brian Berdan.   Richard Gere plays a reporter for the Washington Post who is involved in a tragic accident when his wife (Debra…

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S.W.A.T. (2003)

CLARK JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2003.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Original Film, Camelot Pictures, Chris Lee Productions, Illusion Entertainment.  Story by Ron Mita, Jim McClain, Screenplay by David Ayer, David McKenna, based on characters created by Robert Hamner.  Cinematography by Gabriel Beristain.  Produced by Dan Halsted, Chris Lee, Neal H. Moritz.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by Mayne Berke.  Costume…

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The Deep End Of The Ocean (1999)

ULU GROSBARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Mandalay Entertainment, Via Rosa Productions.  Screenplay by Stephen Schiff, based on the book by Jacquelyn Mitchard.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Kate Guinzberg, Steve Nicolaides.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Dan Davis.  Costume Design by Susie DeSanto.  Film Editing by John Bloom.   Based on the bestseller (and Oprah Book…

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Rain Man (1988)

BARRY LEVINSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.    USA, 1988.  United Artists, The Guber-Peters Company, Star Partners II Ltd..  Story by Barry Morrow, Screenplay by Ronald Bass, Barry Morrow.  Cinematography by John Seale. Produced by Mark Johnson.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Ida Random.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Stu Linder.   This touching family drama was completely…

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G.I. Jane (1997)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1997.  Caravan Pictures, First Independent Films, Hollywood Pictures, Largo Entertainment, Moving Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Trap-Two-Zero Productions Inc..  Story by Danielle Alexandra, Screenplay by David Twohy, Danielle Alexandra.  Cinematography by Hugh Johnson.  Produced by Roger Birnbaum, Demi Moore, Ridley Scott, Suzanne Todd.  Music by Trevor Jones.  Production Design by Arthur Max.  Costume Design…

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Desert Blue (1998)

MORGAN J. FREEMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  Ignite Entertainment.  Screenplay by Morgan J. Freeman.  Cinematography by Enrique Chediak.  Produced by Michael Burns, Nadia Leonelli, Andrea Sperling.  Music by Vytas Nagisetty.  Production Design by David Doernberg.  Costume Design by Trish Summerville.  Film Editing by Sabine Hoffman.   A small town in the middle of the desert is quarantined when a local cola…

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Born On The Fourth Of July (1989)

OLIVER STONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1989.  Ixtlan.  Screenplay by Oliver Stone, Ron Kovic, based on the book by Ron Kovic.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by A. Kitman Ho, Lope V. Juban Jr., Oliver Stone.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Bruno Rubeo.  Costume Design by Judy L. Ruskin.  Film Editing by David Brenner.   The second part of…

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Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

MIKE FIGGIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  France/USA/United Kingdom, 1995.  Lumiere Pictures, A Lila Cazès Production, Initial Productions.  Screenplay by Mike Figgis, based on the novel by John O’Brien.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Lila Cazes, Annie Stewart.  Music by Mike Figgis.  Production Design by Waldemar Kalinowski.  Costume Design by Laura Goldsmith.  Film Editing by John Smith.   Performances couldn’t possibly be better in…

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Practical Magic (1998)

GRIFFIN DUNNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Australia, 1998.  DiNovi Pictures, Fortis Films, Stargate Studios, Village Roadshow Pictures, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Robin Swicord, Akiva Goldsman, Adam Brooks, based on the novel by Alice Hoffman.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by Denise Di Novi.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Robin Standefer.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.  Film Editing by Elizabeth…

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Thirteen Days (2000)

ROGER DONALDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2000.  New Line Cinema, Beacon Communications, Beacon Pictures, Tig Productions.  Screenplay by David Self, based on the book The Kennedy Tapes – Inside The White House During The Cuban Missile Crisis by Ernest R. May, Philip D. Zelikow.  Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak.  Produced by Peter O. Almond, Armyan Bernstein, Kevin Costner.  Music by Trevor…

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Thelma and Louise (1991)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA/France, 1991. Pathé Entertainment, Percy Main, Star Partners III Ltd., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Callie Khouri.  Cinematography by Adrian Biddle.  Produced by Mimi Polk Gitlin, Ridley Scott.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Norris Spencer.  Costume Design by Elizabeth McBride.  Film Editing by Thom Noble.   So much has been said and written about this film and…

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