Variety (1983)

BETTE GORDON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA/West Germany/United Kingdom, 1983. Variety Motion Pictures, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Channel Four Films, New York State Councils for the Arts and Humanities. Original Story by Bette Gordon, Screenplay by Kathy Acker, Jerry Delamater, Peter Koper, additional dialogue by Nancy Reilly. Cinematography by Tom DiCillo, John Foster. Produced…

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Short Eyes (1977)

ROBERT M. YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA, 1977.  Screenplay by Miguel Pinero, based on his play. Cinematography by Peter Sova. Produced by Lewis Harris, Robert M. Young. Music by Curtis Mayfield.  Production Design by Joe Babas. Costume Design by Paul Martino. Film Editing by Edward Beyer. Miguel Pineyro’s Tony-nominated play, based on his own experiences behind bars, is adapted…

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Arthur (2011)

JASON WINER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5. USA, 2011.  Warner Bros., Morra, Brezner, Steinberg and Tenenbaum Entertainment, BenderSpink, K/O Camera Toys, Langley Park Productions.  Story by Steve Gordon, Screenplay by Peter Baynham.  Cinematography by Uta Briesewitz.  Produced by Chris Bender, Larry Brezner, Kevin McCormick, Michael Tadross.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Sarah Knowles.  Costume Design by Juliet Polcsa.  Film Editing by Brent White.  …

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Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events (2004)

BRAD SILBERLING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Germany, 2004.  Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, Nickelodeon Movies, Kumar Mobiliengesellschaft mbH & Co. Projekt Nr. 2 KG, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Gordon, based on the books The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room and The Wide Window by Daniel Handler.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes, Jim…

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Anger Management (2003)

PETER SEGAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2003.  Revolution Studios, Happy Madison Productions, Anger Management LLC, Jack Giarraputo Productions.  Screenplay by David Dorfman.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Barry Bernardi, Jack Giarraputo.  Music by Teddy Castellucci.  Production Design by Alan Au.  Costume Design by Ellen Lutter.  Film Editing by Jeff Gourson.   Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler earn big money cashing in on their trademark personalities….

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The Count Of Monte Cristo (2002)

KEVIN REYNOLDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom/Ireland, 2002.  Touchstone Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, World 2000 Entertainment, Epsilon Motion Pictures, Count of Monte Cristo Ltd..  Screenplay by Jay Wolpert, based on the novel Le Comte de Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas pere.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman.  Music by Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by…

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The Bone Collector (1999)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Jeremy Iacone, based on the book by Jeffery Deaver.  Cinematography by Dean Semler.  Produced by Martin Bregman, Michael Bregman, Louis A. Stroller.  Music by Craig Armstrong.  Production Design by Nigel Phelps.  Costume Design by Odette Gadoury.  Film Editing by William Hoy. Typical and predictable thriller that is worth watching…

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Fast Food Nation (2006)

RICHARD LINKLATER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2006.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Participant Media, HanWay Films, BBC Films, Recorded Picture Company.  Screenplay by Eric Schlosser, Richard Linklater, based on the book Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser.  Cinematography by Lee Daniel.  Produced by Malcolm McLaren, Jeremy Thomas.  Music by Friends of Dean Martinez.  Production…

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The Taking Of Pelham 123 (2009)

TONY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2009.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Relativity Media, Scott Free Productions, Escape Artists.  Screenplay by Brian Helgeland, based on the novel by John Godey.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Tony Scott, Steve Tisch.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Chris Seagers.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film…

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Stonewall (1995)

NIGEL FINCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1995.  British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC Arena.  Screenplay by Rikki Beadle Blair, based on the novel by Martin Duberman.  Cinematography by Chris Seager.  Produced by Ruth Caleb, Christine Vachon.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Therese DePrez, Ford Wheeler.  Costume Design by Michael Clancy.  Film Editing by John Richards.   Shoddy little comedy that creates a…

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Snake Eyes (1998)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  Paramount Pictures, DeBart, Touchstone Pictures.  Story by Brian De Palma, David Koepp, Screenplay by David Koepp.  Cinematography by Stephen H. Burum.  Produced by Brian De Palma.  Music by Ryûichi Sakamoto.  Production Design by Anne Pritchard.  Costume Design by Odette Gadoury.  Film Editing by Bill Pankow.   Shady cop Nicolas Cage is enjoying front row seats…

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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.  Terence Stamp plays a British ex-con who flies to Los Angeles to find out what happened to his estranged…

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