Hero (1992)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5. Alternate Title: Accidental Hero USA, 1992.  Columbia Pictures.   Story by Laura Ziskin, Alvin Sargent, David Webb Peoples, Screenplay by David Webb Peoples.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.   Produced by Laura Ziskin.  Music by George Fenton.   Production Design by Dennis Gassner.   Costume Design by Richard Hornung.   Film Editing by…

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Devil In A Blue Dress (1995)

CARL FRANKLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1995.  TriStar Pictures, Clinica Estetico, Mundy Lane Entertainment.   Screenplay by Carl Franklin, based on the novel by Walter Mosley. Cinematography by Tak Fujimoto. Produced by Jesse Beaton, Gary Goetzman.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Gary Frutkoff.  Costume Design by Sharen Davis. Film Editing by…

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Beethoven’s 2nd (1993)

ROD DANIEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1993.  Northern Lights Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Len Blum, based on characters created by John Hughes, Amy Holden Jones.  Cinematography by Bill Butler.  Produced by Michael C. Gross, Joe Medjuck.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Lawrence Miller.  Costume Design by April Ferry.  Film…

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Leaving Normal (1992)

EDWARD ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1992.  Mirage Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Ed Solomon.  Cinematography by Ralf D. Bode.  Produced by Lindsay Doran.  Music by W.G. Snuffy Walden.  Production Design by Patricia Norris.  Costume Design by Patricia Norris.  Film Editing by Victor Du Bois.   I suppose coming out only a year after Thelma and Louise made it impossible to think of this…

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Being Julia (2004)

ISTVAN SZABO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Canada/USA/Hungary/United Kingdom, 2004.  Serendipity Point Films, First Choice Films, Hogarth Productions, Myriad Pictures.  Screenplay by Ronald Harwood, based on the novel Theatre by W. Somerset Maugham.  Cinematography by Lajos Koltai.  Produced by Robert Lantos.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Luciana Arrighi.  Costume Design by John Bloomfield.  Film Editing by Susan Shipton.  Academy Awards 2004.  Golden Globe…

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Mystery, Alaska (1999)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Canada/USA, 1999.  Baldwin/Cohen Productions, Hollywood Pictures, Rocking Chair Productions.  Screenplay by David E. Kelley, Sean O’Byrne.  Cinematography by Peter Deming.  Produced by Howard Baldwin, David E. Kelley.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Rusty Smith.  Costume Design by Deena Appel.  Film Editing by Jon Poll. Surefire crowd-pleaser about an amateur hockey team in a small…

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Sugar

JOHN PALMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Canada, 2004.  New Real Films, Actra Tip, On the Stroll Productions.  Screenplay by Todd Klinck, Jaie Laplante, John Palmer, based on short stories by Bruce LaBruce.  Cinematography by John Westheuser.  Produced by John Buchan, Damion Nurse.  Music by Ravi Persaud.  Film Editing by Robert Kennedy.   An entire movie about junkie hustlers, how fun. Andre Noble is…

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Camilla (1994)

DEEPA MEHTA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Canada/United Kingdom, 1994.  Miramax, Majestic Films International, Newcomm, Norstar Releasing, Shaftesbury Films, Skreba Films, Téléfilm Canada, Ontario Film Development Corporation, FUND, British Screen Productions, Canadian Film Centre, The CRB Foundation.  Screenplay by Paul Quarrington, based on the story by Ali Jennings.  Cinematography by Guy Dufaux.  Produced by Christina Jennings, Simon Relph.  Music by…

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Blindness (2008)

FERNANDO MEIRELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Canada/Brazil/Japan, 2008.  Rhombus Media, O2 Filmes, Bee Vine Pictures, Alliance, Ancine, Asmik Ace Entertainment, BNDES, Cinema Investment, Corus Entertainment, Fox Filmes do Brasil, GAGA, Movie Central Network, Téléfilm Canada.  Screenplay by Don McKellar, based on the novel Ensaio Sobre A Cegueira by Jose Saramago.  Cinematography by Cesar Charlone.  Produced by Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Niv…

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My Cousin Vinny (1992)

JONATHAN LYNN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1992.  Palo Vista Productions, Peter V. Miller Investment Corp., Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Dale Launer.  Cinematography by Peter Deming.  Produced by Dale Launer, Paul Schiff.  Music by Randy Edelman. Production Design by Victoria Paul.  Costume Design by Carol Wood.  Film Editing by Tony Lombardo, Stephen E. Rivkin.  Academy Awards 1992.   One of the…

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Barney’s Version (2010)

RICHARD J. LEWIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  Canada/Italy, 2010.  Serendipity Point Films, Fandango, Lyla Films, Optix Digital Pictures, Telefilm Canada, The Harold Greenberg Fund.  Screenplay by Michael Konyves, based on the novel by Mordecai Richler.  Cinematography by Guy Dufaux.  Produced by Robert Lantos.   Music by Pasquale Catalano.    Production Design by Claude Pare.  Costume Design by Nicoletta…

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Unstrung Heroes (1995)

DIANE KEATON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1995.  Hollywood Pictures, Roth-Arnold Productions.  Screenplay by Richard LaGravenese, based on the book by Franz Lidz.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Susan Arnold, Bill Badalato, Donna Roth.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Garreth Stover.  Costume Design by Jill M. Ohanneson.  Film Editing by Lisa Zeno Churgin.  Academy Awards 1995.  Toronto International Film Festival 1995.   Diane…

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