Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)

IRVIN KERSHNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1978.  Columbia Pictures, Major Studio Partners.  Story by John Carpenter, Screenplay by John Carpenter, David Zelag Goodman.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.   Produced by Jon Peters.   Music by  Artie Kane.   Production Design by Gene Callahan.   Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.   Film Editing by Michael…

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Ready Player One (2018)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.   USA, 2018.  Amblin Entertainment, De Line Pictures, Dune Entertainment, Farah Films & Management, Reliance Entertainment, Village Roadshow Pictures, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Zak Penn, Ernest Cline, based on the novel by Ernest Cline.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Donald De Line, Dan Farah, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Steven Spielberg.  Music by Alan…

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Alive (1993)

FRANK MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA/Canada, 1993.  Film Andes S.A., The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Paramount Pictures, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley, based on the book by Piers Paul Read.  Cinematography by Peter James.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Robert Watts.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Norman Reynolds.  Costume Design by Jennifer L. Parsons.  Film Editing by William Goldenberg,…

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The Post (2017)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB. United Kingdom/USA, 2017.  Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks, Participant Media, Pascal Pictures, Star Thrower Entertainment, River Road Entertainment.  Screenplay by Liz Hannah, Josh Singer.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Kristie Macosko Krieger, Amy Pascal, Steven Spielberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Sarah Broshar, Michael Kahn.  Academy…

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The BFG (2016)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   United Kingdom/Canada/USA, 2016.  Walt Disney Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Reliance Entertainment, Walden Media, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, DreamWorks, River Road Entertainment.  Screenplay by Melissa Mathison, based on the book by Roald Dahl. Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Frank Marshall, Sam Mercer, Steven Spielberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design…

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Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events (2004)

BRAD SILBERLING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Germany, 2004.  Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, Nickelodeon Movies, Kumar Mobiliengesellschaft mbH & Co. Projekt Nr. 2 KG, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Gordon, based on the books The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room and The Wide Window by Daniel Handler.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes, Jim…

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Toy Soldiers

DANIEL PETRIE JR. Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1991.  TriStar Pictures, Island World.  Screenplay by Daniel Petrie Jr., David Koepp, based on the novel by William P. Kennedy.  Cinematography by Thomas Burstyn.  Produced by Jack E. Freedman, Patricia Herskovic, Wayne S. Williams.    Music by Robert Folk.    Production Design by Chester Kaczenski.    Costume Design by Betsy Cox.  Film Editing by…

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Fatal Attraction (1987)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1987.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by James Dearden, based on his short film.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by Sherry Lansing, Stanley R. Jaffe.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Peter E. Berger, Michael Kahn.  Academy Awards 1987.  Golden Globe Awards 1987.  National Board of Review Awards 1987.   …

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Poltergeist

BBBB (out of 5) Here’s something you’ve always been looking for: a family-friendly horror movie. An average suburban clan are delighted when they discover furniture starting to move by itself in their home; things progress, however, and the otherworldly disturbances become violent and eventually their youngest child (Heather O’Rourke) goes missing. Calling in paranormal experts,…

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Empire Of The Sun (1987)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1987.  Amblin Entertainment, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Tom Stoppard, based on the novel by J.G. Ballard.  Cinematography by Allen Daviau.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Steven Spielberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Norman Reynolds.  Costume Design by Bob Ringwood.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.  Academy Awards 1987.  Golden Globe Awards 1987.  National Board of Review…

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The Color Purple (1985)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5. USA, 1985.  Amblin Entertainment, The Guber-Peters Company, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Menno Meyjes, based on the novel by Alice Walker.  Cinematography by Allen Daviau.  Produced by Quincy Jones, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Steven Spielberg.  Music by Quincy Jones.  Production Design by J. Michael Riva.  Costume Design by Aggie Guerard Rodgers.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.  Academy Awards…

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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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