Beyond The Lights (2014)

GINA PRINCE-BYTHEWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2014.  Black Entertainment Television, Homegrown Pictures, Relativity Media, Studio 11 Films, Undisputed Cinema.  Screenplay by Gina Prince-Bythewood.  Cinematography by Tami Reiker.  Produced by Stephanie Allain, Reggie Rock Bythewood, Ryan Kavanaugh, Amar’e Stoudemire, Sharon Tomlinson.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Cecilia Montiel, Hannah Purdy Foggin. …

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Warrior (2011)

GAVIN O’CONNOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2011.  Lionsgate, Mimran Schur Pictures, Solaris, Filmtribe.  Story by Gavin O’Connor, Cliff Dorfman, Screenplay by Gavin O’Connor, Anthony Tambakis, Cliff Dorfman. Cinematography by Masanobu Takayanagi.  Produced by Gavin O’Connor, Greg O’Connor.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Dan Leigh.  Costume Design by Abigail Murray.  Film Editing by Sean Albertson, Matt Cheese, John Gilroy,…

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Life As A House (2001)

IRWIN WINKLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2001.  Winkler Films.  Screenplay by Mark Andrus.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by J. Dennis Washington.  Costume Design by Molly Maginnis.  Film Editing by Julie Monroe.  Golden Globe Awards 2001.  National Board of Review Awards 2001.  Toronto International Film Festival 2001.   Respectable ensemble drama centering around a dying man…

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The Net (1995)

IRWIN WINKLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1995.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by John D. Brancato, Michael Ferris.  Cinematography by Jack N. Green.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by J. Dennis Washington.  Costume Design by Linda M. Bass.  Film Editing by Richard Halsey.   Sandra Bullock is a computer hacker who accidentally stumbles upon sensitive information related to information…

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Men Of Honor (2000)

GEORGE TILLMAN JR. Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2000.  Fox 2000 Pictures, State Street Pictures.  Screenplay Scott Marshall Smith.  Cinematography by Anthony B. Richmond. Produced by Bill Badalato, Robert Teitel.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Leslie Dilley.  Costume Design by Salvador Perez Jr..  Film Editing by John Carter, Dirk Westervelt.  Toronto International Film Festival 2000.   Exceptionally well-made movie about Carl Brashear,…

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At First Sight (1999)

IRWIN WINKLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Steve Levitt, based on the story To See And Not See by Oliver Sacks.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by John Dunn.  Film Editing by Julie Monroe.   Intense drama about Mira Sorvino meeting blind massage therapist Val Kilmer at…

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Of Mice And Men (1992)

GARY SINISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1992.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Horton Foote, based on the novel by John Steinbeck.  Cinematography by Kenneth MacMillan. Produced by Gary Sinise.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film Editing by Robert L. Sinise.  Cannes Film Festival 1992.   Faithful, literate adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel is passionately adapted to…

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Moonlight Mile (2002)

BRAD SILBERLING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2002.  Touchstone Pictures, Hyde Park Entertainment, Reveal Entertainment, Gran Via, Punch Productions.  Screenplay by Brad Silberling.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Mark Johnson, Brad Silberling.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Missy Stewart.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Lisa Zeno Churgin.  Las Vegas Film Critics Awards 2002.  Phoenix Film Critics…

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Trixie (2000)

ALAN RUDOLPH Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB.  USA, 2000.  Pandora Cinema, Sandcastle 5 Productions, Sony Pictures Classics.  Story by Alan Rudolph, John Binder, Screenplay by Alan Rudolph.  Cinematography by Jan Kiesser.  Produced by Robert Altman.  Music by Mark Isham, Roger Neill.  Production Design by Linda Del Rosario, Richard Paris.  Costume Design by Monique Prudhomme.  Film Editing by John Helde, Michael Ruscio.   Dull, uneventful…

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Breakfast Of Champions (1999)

ALAN RUDOLPH Bil’s rating (out of 5):    B.5.  USA, 1999.  Flying Heart Films, Hollywood Pictures, Rain City, Rational Packaging Company, Sugar Creek Productions, Summit Entertainment.  Screenplay by Alan Rudolph, based on the book by Kurt Vonnegut Jr..  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by David Blocker, David Willis.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Nina Ruscio.  Costume Design by Rudy Dillon.  Film Editing by Suzy…

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Afterglow (1997)

ALAN RUDOLPH Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBB.5.  USA, 1997.  Elysian Dreams, Moonstone Entertainment, Sandcastle 5 Productions.  Screenplay by Alan Rudolph.  Cinematography by Toyomichi Kurita.  Produced by Robert Altman.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Francois Seguin.  Costume Design by Francois Barbeau.  Film Editing by Suzy Elmiger.  Academy Awards 1997.  Independent Spirit Awards 1997.  New York Film Critics Awards 1997.  Toronto International Film Festival 1997.   Julie Christie …

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Mrs. Parker And The Vicious Circle (1994)

ALAN RUDOLPH Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBBB.  USA, 1994.  Fine Line Features, Mayfair Entertainment, Miramax, Odyssey Entertainment, Park Bench Productions.  Screenplay by Alan Rudolph, Randy Sue Coburn.  Cinematography by Jan Kiesser.  Produced by Robert Altman.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Francois Seguin.  Costume Design by Renee April, John Hay.  Film Editing by Suzy Elmiger.  Academy Awards 1994.  Cannes Film Festival 1994.  Golden Globe Awards 1994.  Independent…

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