Courage Under Fire (1996)

EDWARD ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1996.  Davis Entertainment, Fox 2000 Pictures, Joseph M. Singer Entertainment.  Screenplay by Patrick Sheane Duncan.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by John Davis, David T. Friendly, Joseph Singer.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by John Graysmark.  Costume Design by Francine Jamison-Tanchuck.  Film Editing by Steven Rosenblum.   Pointlessly empty drama that really should have been excellent…

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Lolita (1997)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/France, 1997.  Guild, Lolita Productions, Pathé.  Screenplay by Stephen Schiff, based on the novel Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by Mario Kassar, Joel B. Michaels.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.  Film Editing by David Brenner, Julie Monroe.  National Board of Review Awards 1998.   Vladimir…

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A Christmas Carol (1951)

BRIAN DESMOND HURST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB Alternate title:  Scrooge United Kingdom/USA, 1951.  Renown Pictures Corporation.  Adaptation by Noel Langley, from the novel A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  Cinematography by C.M. Pennington-Richards.  Produced by Brian Desmond Hurst.  Music by Richard Addinsell.  Production Design by Ralph W. Brinton.  Costume Design by Doris Lee.  Film Editing by Clive Donner.   Probably the best rendition of…

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