Butley (1974)

HAROLD PINTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom/Canada/USA, 1974. Cinévision Ltée, The American Film Theatre. Screenplay by Simon Gray, based on his play. Cinematography by Gerry Fisher. Produced by Ely A. Landau. Production Design by Carmen Dillon. Costume Design by Robin Fraser-Paye. Film Editing by Malcolm Cooke. It’s a pretty harsh turn of…

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Quartet (2012)

DUSTIN HOFFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 2012.  Headline Pictures, BBC Films, DCM Productions, Finola Dwyer Productions, Wildgaze Films.  Screenplay by Ronald Harwood, based on his play.  Cinematography by John de Borman.  Produced by Finola Dwyer, Stewart Mackinnon.  Music by Dario Martinelli.  Production Design by Andrew McAlpine.  Costume Design by Odile Dicks-Mireaux.  Film Editing by Barney Pilling.  Golden Globe Awards 2012.  National…

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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

DAVID YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2010.  Warner Bros., Heyday Films.  Screenplay by Steve Kloves, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling.  Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by David Barron, David Heyman, J.K. Rowling.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Jany Temime.  Film Editing by Mark Day.  Academy Awards 2010.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2010. Washington…

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Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

ROGER SPOTTISWOODE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1997.  Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United Artists.  Screenplay by Bruce Feirstein, based on characters created by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson.  Music by David Arnold.  Production Design by Allan Cameron.  Costume Design by Lindy Hemming.  Film Editing by Michel Arcand, Dominique Fortin.  Golden Globe Awards 1997. The second Bond installment to…

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The Sum Of All Fears (2002)

PHIL ALDEN ROBINSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Germany, 2002.  Paramount Pictures, Mace Neufeld Productions, MFP Munich Film Partners GmbH & Company I. Produktions KG, S.O.A.F. Productions.  Screenplay by Paul Attanasio, Daniel Pyne, based on the novel by Tom Clancy.  Cinematography by John Lindley.  Produced by Mace Neufeld.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall.  Costume Design by Marie-Sylvie Deveau.  Film Editing by Nicolas…

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The Saint (1997)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1997.  Paramount Pictures, Rysher Entertainment, Mace Neufeld Productions, Robert Evans Company.  Story by Jonathan Hensleigh, Screenplay by Jonathan Hensleigh, Wesley Strick, based on characters created by Leslie Charteris.  Cinematography by Phil Meheux.  Produced by David Brown, Robert Evans, William J. MacDonald, Mace Neufeld.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Joseph C. Nemec III.  Costume Design…

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The Musketeer (2001)

PETER HYAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   Germany/Luxembourg/United Kingdom/USA, 2001.  MDP Worldwide, Crystal Sky Worldwide, Signature Entertainment, D’Artagnan Productions Limited, ApolloMedia Distribution, Q&Q Medien GmbH, The Carousel Picture Company, Luxembourg Film Fund.  Screenplay by Gene Quintano, based on the novels by Alexandre Dumas pere.  Cinematography by Peter Hyams, Stefano Paradiso.  Produced by Moshe Diamant.  Music by David Arnold.  Production Design by…

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Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (1989)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1989.  Paramount Pictures, Lucasfilm.  Story by George Lucas, Menno Meyjes, Screenplay by Jeffrey Boam, based on characters created by George Lucas, Philip Kaufman.  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Robert Watts.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Costume Design by Joanna Johnston, Anthony Powell.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.  Academy Awards 1989.  Golden Globe Awards…

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Proof Of Life (2000)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2000.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Bel Air Entertainment, Anvil Films.  Screenplay by Tony Gilroy, inspired by the article Adventures in the Ransom Trade by William Prochnau and the book The Long March To Freedom by Thomas Hargrove.  Cinematography by Slawomir Idziak.  Produced by Taylor Hackford, Charles Mulvehill.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by…

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Gangs Of New York (2002)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Italy, 2002.  Miramax, Initial Entertainment Group, Alberto Grimaldi Productions.  Story by Jay Cocks, Screenplay by Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, Kenneth Lonergan.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Alberto Grimaldi, Harvey Weinstein.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Thelma Schoonmaker.  Academy Awards 2002.  American Film Institute Awards 2002. …

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Battlefield Earth

B.5 (out of 5) John Travolta is physically striking yet laughable as the head of the villainous Psychlo race who have taken over a futuristic Earth and made slaves of humans. Barry Pepper is the leader of the good ole boys who help restore order. Every science-fiction film imaginable, from Planet of the Apes to Goldfinger…

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Braveheart (1995)

MEL GIBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1995.   Icon Entertainment International, The Ladd Company, B.H. Finance C.V., Icon Productions. Screenplay by Randall Wallace.   Cinematography by John Toll.   Produced by Bruce Davey, Mel Gibson, Alan Ladd Jr..   Music by James Horner.   Production Design by Thomas E. Sanders.   Costume Design by Charles Knode.   Film Editing by…

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