Air America (1990)

ROGER SPOTTISWOODE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1990.  Carolco Pictures, IndieProd Company Productions.  Screenplay by John Eskow, Richard Rush, based on the book by Christopher Robbins.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Daniel Melnick.  Music by Charles Gross.  Production Design by Allan Cameron.  Costume Design by John Mollo.  Film Editing by John Bloom,…

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The Expendables 3 (2014)

PATRICK HUGHES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA/France/Bulgaria, 2014.  Lionsgate, Millennium Films, Nu Image Entertainment GmbH, Davis Films, Ex3 Productions, Fipex Holding.  Story by Sylvester Stallone, Screenplay by Sylvester Stallone, Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt, based on characters created by David Callaham.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by Avi Lerner, Danny Lerner, Kevin King Templeton, John Thompson, Les Weldon.  Music by…

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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

MEL GIBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Australia/USA, 2016.  Cross Creek Pictures, Demarest Films, Pandemonium, Permut Presentations, Vendian Entertainment.  Screenplay by Robert Schenkkan, Andrew Knight.  Cinematography by Simon Duggan.  Produced by Terry Benedict, Paul Currie, Bruce Davey, William D. Johnson, Bill Mechanic, Brian Oliver, David Permut.  Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Barry Robison. Costume Design by Lizzy Gardiner.  Film…

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Hamlet (1990)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom/France, 1990.  Canal+, Carolco Pictures, Icon Productions, Marquis, Nelson Entertainment, Sovereign Pictures.  Screenplay by Christopher De Vore, Franco Zeffirelli, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Dyson Lovell.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Maurizio Millenotti.  Film Editing by Richard…

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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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Tequila Sunrise (1988)

ROBERT TOWNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1988.  The Mount Company, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Robert Towne.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by Thom Mount.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Julie Weiss.  Film Editing by Claire Simpson.   The age-old tale of two best friends who go separate ways is not in any way a new…

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Signs (2002)

M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2002.  Touchstone Pictures, Blinding Edge Pictures, The Kennedy/Marshall Company.  Screenplay by M. Night Shyamalan.  Cinematography by Tak Fujimoto.  Produced by Frank Marshall, Sam Mercer, M. Night Shyamalan.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Larry Fulton.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Barbara Tulliver.  Farmer and former priest Mel Gibson is startled awake…

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The River (1984)

MARK RYDELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1984.  Universal Pictures.  Story by Robert Dillon, Screenplay by Robert Dillon, Julian Barry.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond. Produced by Robert Cortes, Edward Lewis.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Charles Rosen.  Costume Design by Joe I. Tompkins.  Film Editing by Sidney Levin.   The life of a rural family and their trials and tribulations are captured…

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The Road Warrior (1981)

GEORGE MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Alternate title:  Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior Australia, 1981.  Kennedy Miller Productions.  Screenplay by Terry Hayes, George Miller, Brian Hannant.  Cinematography by Dean Semler.  Produced by Byron Kennedy.  Music by Brian May.  Production Design by Graham ‘Grace’ Walker.  Costume Design by Norma Moriceau.  Film Editing by Michael Balson, David Stiven, Tim Wellburn. The best of…

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Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

GEORGE MILLER, GEORGE OGILVIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Australia/USA, 1985.  Kennedy Miller Productions.  Screenplay by Terry Hayes, George Miller.  Cinematography by Dean Semler.  Produced by George Miller.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Graham ‘Grace’ Walker.  Costume Design by Norma Moriceau.  Film Editing by Richard Francis-Bruce.   Think of this one as the Return of The Jedi of the Mad Max series:…

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Mad Max (1979)

GEORGE MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Australia, 1979.  Kennedy Miller Productions, Crossroads, Mad Max Films.  Screenplay by James McClausland, George Miller. Cinematography by David Eggby.  Produced by Byron Kennedy.  Music by Brian May.  Production Design by Jon Dowding.  Costume Design by Clare Griffin.  Film Editing by Cliff Hayes, Tony Paterson. Mel Gibson‘s incredibly successful film career got launched with the release…

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Forever Young (1992)

STEVE MINER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 1992.  Warner Bros., Icon Entertainment International, Icon Productions.  Screenplay by J.J. Abrams.  Cinematography by Russell Boyd.  Produced by Bruce Davey.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Gregg Fonseca.  Costume Design by Aggie Guerard Rodgers.  Film Editing by Jon Poll. Boring, romantic hodgepodge about an eager scientist (Mel Gibson) in the 1940s who can’t face…

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