Sneakers (1992)

PHIL ALDEN ROBINSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1992.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Phil Alden Robinson, Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes.  Cinematography by John Lindley.  Produced by Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Tom Rolf.   Robert Redford stars as a computer hacker turned security expert who…

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Donnie Darko (2001)

RICHARD KELLY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2001.  Pandora Cinema, Flower Films, Adam Fields Productions, Gaylord Films.  Screenplay by Richard Kelly.  Cinematography by Steven Poster.  Produced by Adam Fields, Nancy Juvonen, Sean McKittrick.    Music by Michael Andrews.  Production Design by Alec Hammond.    Costume Design by April Ferry.   Film Editing by Sam Bauer, Eric Strand.    Donnie Darko (Jake…

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Independence Day (1996)

ROLAND EMMERICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1996.  Twentieth Century Fox, Centropolis Film Productions.  Screenplay by Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich.  Cinematography by Karl Walter Lindenlaub.  Produced by Dean Devlin. Music by David Arnold.  Production Design by Oliver Scholl, Patrick Tatopoulos.  Costume Design by Joseph A. Porro.  Film Editing by David Brenner.  Academy Awards 1996. Trite and dull science-fiction disaster film….

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Grand Canyon (1991)

LAWRENCE KASDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1991.   Twentieth Century Fox.   Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan, Meg Kasdan.   Cinematography by Owen Roizman.   Produced by Michael Grillo, Lawrence Kasdan, Charles Okun.   Music by James Newton Howard.   Production Design by Bo Welch.   Costume Design by Aggie Guerard Rodgers.   Film Editing by Carol Littleton.   Academy Awards 1991. …

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Mumford (1999)

LAWRENCE KASDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1999.   Touchstone Pictures, Kasdan Pictures.   Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan.   Cinematography by Ericson Core.   Produced by Lawrence Kasdan, Charles Okun.   Music by James Newton Howard.   Production Design by Jon Hutman.   Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.   Film Editing by Carol Littleton, William Steinkamp.   Toronto International Film Festival 1999. …

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Dances With Wolves (1990)

KEVIN COSTNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1990.   Tig Productions, Majestic Films International, Allied Filmmakers.   Screenplay by Michael Blake, based on his novel.   Cinematography by Dean Semler.   Produced by Kevin Costner, Jim Wilson.   Music by John Barry.   Production Design by Jeffrey Beecroft.   Costume Design by Elsa Zamparelli.   Film Editing by William Hoy,…

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Passion Fish (1992)

JOHN SAYLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1992.  Atchafalaya.  Screenplay by John Sayles.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Sarah Green, Maggie Renzi.  Music by Mason Daring.  Production Design by Dan Bishop, Dianna Freas.  Costume Design by Cynthia Flynt.  Film Editing by John Sayles.  Academy Awards 1992.  Golden Globe Awards 1992.  Independent Spirit Awards 1992.  New York Film Critics Awards 1992. John Sayles’ masterpiece is…

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Matewan (1987)

JOHN SAYLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1987.  Cinecom Entertainment Group, Film Gallery, Goldcrest Films International, Red Dog Films.  Screenplay by John Sayles. Cinematography by Haskell Wexler.  Produced by Peggy Rajski, Maggie Renzi.  Music by Mason Daring.  Production Design by Nora Chavooshian.  Costume Design by Cynthia Flynt.  Film Editing by Sonya Polonsky.  Academy Awards 1987.  Independent Spirit Awards 1987.   One of John…

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Margin Call (2011)

J.C. CHANDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Before The Door Pictures, Benaroya Pictures, Washington Square Films, Untitled Entertainment, Rose Pictures.  Screenplay by J.C. Chandor.  Cinematography by Frank G. DeMarco.  Produced by Robert Ogden Barnum, Michael Benaroya, Neal Dodson, Joe Jenckes, Corey Moosa, Zachary Quinto.  Music by Nathan Larson.  Production Design by John Paino.  Costume Design by Caroline Duncan.  Film Editing…

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