The General’s Daughter (1999)

SIMON WEST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   USA/Germany, 1999.  Paramount Pictures, Neufeld Rehme Productions, MFP Munich Film Partners GmbH & Company I. Produktions KG, Hollywood Licensing Group, Mace Neufeld Productions.  Screenplay by Christopher Bertolini, William Goldman, based on the novel by Nelson DeMille.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by Mace Neufeld.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by J. Dennis Washington.  Costume Design by…

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We Were Soldiers (2002)

RANDALL WALLACE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Germany, 2002.  Icon Entertainment International, Motion Picture Production GmbH & Co. Erste KG, Wheelhouse Entertainment.  Screenplay by Randall Wallace, based on the book We Were Soldiers Once…And Young by Harold G. Moore, Joseph L. Galloway.  Cinematography by Dean Semler.  Produced by Bruce Davey, Stephen McEveety, Randall Wallace.  Music by Nick Glennie-Smith. Production Design by Thomas…

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The Last Of The Mohicans (1992)

MICHAEL MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1992.  Morgan Creek Entertainment.  Screenplay by Michael Mann, Christopher Crowe, based on the 1936 screenplay by Philip Dunne, adaptation by John L. Balderston, Paul Perez, Daniel Moore,  and the novel by James Fenimore Cooper.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Hunt Lowry, Michael Mann.  Music by Randy Edelman, Trevor Jones.  Production…

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Unlawful Entry (1992)

JONATHAN KAPLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Japan, 1992.  Largo Entertainment, JVC Entertainment Networks.  Story by George Putnam, John Katchmer, Lewis Colick, Screenplay by Lewis Colick.  Cinematography by Jamie Anderson.  Produced by Charles Gordon.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Lawrence G. Paull.  Costume Design by April Ferry.  Film Editing by Curtiss Clayton.   Kurt Russell and Madeleine Stowe get their home broken into one late…

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Bad Girls (1994)

JONATHAN KAPLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1994.  Twentieth Century Fox, The Ruddy Morgan Organization.  Story by Albert S. Ruddy, Charles Finch, Gray Frederickson, Screenplay by Ken Friedman, Yolande Turner. Cinematography by Ralph D. Bode.  Produced by Charles Finch, Bruce Meade, Andre Morgan, Albert S. Ruddy.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Guy Barnes.  Costume Design by Susie DeSanto.  Film Editing by…

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The Proposition (1998)

LESLI LINKA GLATTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.5.  USA, 1998.  Interscope Communications, Polygram Filmed Entertainment.  Screenplay by Rick Ramage.  Cinematography by Peter Sova.  Produced by Ted Field, Scott Kroopf, Diane Nabatoff.  Music by Stephen Endelman.  Production Design by David Brisbin.  Costume Design by Anna B. Sheppard.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Cambas.   William Hurt and Madeleine Stowe play a filthy rich, prominent society couple whose…

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Twelve Monkeys (1995)

TERRY GILLIAM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1995.  Universal Pictures, Atlas Entertainment, Classico.  Screenplay by David Webb Peoples, Janet Peoples, based on the film La Jetee by Chris Marker.  Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by Charles Roven.  Music by Paul Buckmaster.  Production Design by Jeffrey Beecroft.  Costume Design by Julie Weiss.  Film Editing by Mick Audsley.   Based on Chris Marker’s terrifying experimental…

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Impostor (2001)

GARY FLEDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2001.  Dimension Films, Marty Katz Productions, Mojo Films, P.K. Pictures.  Screenplay by Caroline Case, Ehren Kruger, David Twohy, adaptation by Scott Rosenberg, based on the short story by Philip K. Dick.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Gary Fleder, Marty Katz, Daniel Lupi, Gary Sinise.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Nelson…

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Playing By Heart (1998)

WILLARD CARROLL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1998.  Hyperion Pictures, Intermedia, Miramax, Morpheus.  Screenplay by Willard Carroll.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Willard Carroll, Meg Lieberman, Thomas L. Wilhite.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Missy Stewart.  Costume Design by April Ferry.  Film Editing by Pietro Scalia.   Three women all have relationship troubles and are currently trying to work them…

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China Moon (1994)

JOHN BAILEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1994.  Tig Productions.  Screenplay by Roy Carlson.  Cinematography by Willy Kurant.  Produced by Barrie M. Osborne.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Conrad E. Angone.  Costume Design by Vicki Graef, Elizabeth McBride.  Film Editing by Carol Littleton, Jill Savitt.   Dull sex thriller features the usual cop-can’t-resist-the-dangerously-complex-femme fatale plotline. Ed Harris is investigating the murder…

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Stakeout (1987)

JOHN BADHAM Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1987.  Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners II, Cinderella.  Screenplay by Jim Kouf.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by Jim Kouf, Cathleen Summers.  Music by Arthur B. Rubinstein.  Production Design by Philip Harrison.  Costume Design by Mary E. Vogt.  Film Editing by Michael Ripps, Tom Rolf.   Fun action film stars perfectly cast Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio…

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Blink (1994)

MICHAEL APTED Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1994.  New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Dana Stevens.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by David Blocker.  Music by Brad Fiedel.  Production Design by Dan Bishop.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Rick Shaine.   Fans of Madeleine Stowe absolutely must see her best-ever performance in this terrifying thriller. She plays a blind violinist who…

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