Meteor (1979)

RONALD NEAME Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Hong Kong, 1979.  American International Pictures, Meteor Joint Venture, Palladium Productions, Shaw Brothers.  Story by Edmund H. North, Screenplay by Stanley Mann, Edmund H. North.  Cinematography by Paul Lohmann.  Produced by Arnold H. Orgolini, Theodore R. Parvin.  Music by Laurence Rosenthal.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing…

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Hollywood Homicide (2003)

RON SHELTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB.  USA, 2003.  Revolution Studios, Pitt-Shelton Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Souza, Ron Shelton.  Cinematography by Barry Peterson.  Produced by Lou Pitt, Ron Shelton.  Music by Alex Wurman.  Production Design by James D. Bissell.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Paul Seydor.   Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett play an oddly matched team of homicide detectives,…

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Intersection (1994)

MARK RYDELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1994.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by David Rayfiel, Marshall Brickman, based on a screenplay by Paul Guimard, Jean-Loup Dabadie, Claude Sautet, and the novel by Paul Guimard.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Mark Rydell, Bud Yorkin.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Harold Michelson.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Mark Warner.  …

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Sliver (1993)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1993.  Paramount Pictures, Robert Evans Company.  Screenplay by Joe Eszterhas, based on the novel by Ira Levin.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Robert Evans.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Paul Sylbert.  Costume Design by Deborah Lynn Scott.  Film Editing by Richard Francis-Bruce, William Hoy. Laughable adaptation of Ira Levin’s novel retains the title and…

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The Long Way Home (1997)

MARK JONATHAN HARRIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1997.  Moriah Films, Simon Wiesenthal Center.  Screenplay by Mark Jonathan Harris.  Cinematography by Don Lenzer.  Produced by Marvin Hier, Richard Trank.  Music by Lee Holdridge.  Film Editing by Kate Amend.  Academy Awards 1997.   In this excellent documentary, Mark Jonathan Harris tells the story of what happened to holocaust survivors when World War II…

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Cleopatra (1963)

JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom/Switzerland, 1963.  Twentieth Century Fox, MCL Films S.A., Walwa Films S.A..  Screenplay by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Ranald MacDougall, Sidney Buchman, based on the histories of Plutarch, Suetonius and Appian, and the book The Life And Times of Cleopatra by Carlo Mario Franzero.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy, Jack Hildyard.  Produced by…

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EdTV (1999)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1999.  Imagine Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, based on the screenplay Louis 19, le Roi Des Ondes by Emile Gaudreault, Sylvie Bouchard.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Jeffrey T. Barabe, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Rita Ryack.  Film Editing…

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North By Northwest (1959)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1959.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Ernest Lehman.  Cinematography by Robert Burks.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Robert F. Boyle.  Costume Design by Harry Kress.  Film Editing by George Tomasini.   Recently restored to its original brilliance, this one concerns an honest businessman (Cary Grant) mistakenly caught by foreign agents led by…

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Tucker: The Man And His Dream (1988)

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1988.  Lucasfilm.  Screenplay by Arnold Schulman, David Seidler.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Fred Fuchs, Fred Roos.  Music by Jeo Jackson.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by Priscilla Nedd-Friendly.  Academy Awards 1988.  Golden Globe Awards 1988.  National Board of Review Awards 1988.  New York Film Critics Awards…

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Frankenweenie (2012)

TIM BURTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2012.  Walt Disney Pictures, Tim Burton Productions.  Screenplay by John August, based on an earlier screenplay by Leonard Ripps, from an idea by Tim Burton.  Cinematography by Peter Sorg.  Produced by Allison Abbate, Tim Burton.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Rick Heinrichs.  Film Editing by Chris Lebenzon, Mark Solomon.  Academy Awards 2012.  Boston Film Critics…

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The X-Files (1998)

ROB BOWMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1998.  Twentieth Century Fox, Ten Thirteen Productions.  Story by Chris Carter, Frank Spotniz, Screenplay by Chris Carter.  Cinematography by Ward Russell.  Produced by Chris Carter, Daniel Sackheim.  Music by Mark Snow.  Production Design by Christopher Nowak.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Stephen Mark.   Big-screen adaptation of the popular television show has…

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Ed Wood (1994)

TIM BURTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1994.  Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, based on the book Nightmare of Ecstasy by Rudolph Grey.  Cinematography by Stefan Czapsky. Produced by Tim Burton, Denise Di Novi.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Tom Duffield.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Chris Lebenzon.  Academy Awards 1994.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1994….

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