Against All Odds (1984)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1984. Columbia Pictures, New Visions, Columbia-Delphi Productions. Screenplay by Eric Hughes, based on the screenplay Out Of The Past by Daniel Mainwaring, adapted from his novel. Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin. Produced by William S. Gilmore, Taylor Hackford. Music by Larry Carlton, Michel Colombier. Production Design…

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

J.J. ABRAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2019.  Lucasfilm, Bad Robot, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow, Chris Terrio, J.J. Abrams, Screenplay by Chris Terrio, J.J. Abrams, based on characters created by George Lucas.  Cinematography by Dan Mindel.  Produced by J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan.  Music by John Williams. …

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Flashdance (1983)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1983.  Paramount Pictures, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films.  Story by Thomas Hedley Jr., Screenplay by Thomas Hedley Jr., Joe Eszterhas.  Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Don Simpson.  Music by Giorgio Moroder.  Production Design by Charles Rosen.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Walt Mulconery, Bud S. Smith.   The…

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American Dreamer (1984)

RICK ROSENTHAL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1984.  CBS Theatrical Films.  Story by Ann Biderman, Screenplay by David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont, Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Doug Chapin.  Music by Lewis Furey.  Production Design by Brian Eatwell.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Anne Goursaud. Made at the height of the popularity of eighties concept comedies,…

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

RIAN JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2017.  Lucasfilm, Ram Bergman Productions, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Rian Johnson, based on characters created by George Lucas.  Cinematography by Steve Yedlin.  Produced by Ram Bergman, Kathleen Kennedy.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Heinrichs.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Bob Ducsay.  Academy Awards 2017.  Las Vegas Film Critics Awards 2017.  North…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

J.J. ABRAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2015.  Lucasfilm, Bad Robot, Truenorth Productions.  Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt, based on characters created by George Lucas.  Cinematography by Daniel Mindel.  Produced by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Kathleen Kennedy.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter, Darren Gilford.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Maryann Brandon, Mary…

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Winter’s Tale (2014)

AKIVA GOLDSMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 2014.  Village Roadshow Pictures, Warner Bros., Weed Road Pictures.  Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, based on the novel by Mark Helprin.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel. Produced by Tony Allard, Akiva Goldsman, Marc Platt, Michael Tadross.  Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Naomi Shohan.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by…

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Keeping The Faith (2000)

EDWARD NORTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2000.  Spyglass Entertainment, Touchstone Pictures, Triple Threat Talent.  Screenplay by Stuart Blumberg.  Cinematography by Anastas N. Michos.  Produced by Stuart Blumberg, Hawk Koch, Edward Norton.  Music by Elmer Bernstein. Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Malcolm Campbell.   Colourful romantic comedy about the stylish woman (Jenna…

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Clue (1985)

JONATHAN LYNN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1985.  Paramount Pictures, The Guber-Peters Company, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Debra Hill Productions.  Story by John Landis, Jonathan Lynn, Screenplay by Jonathan Lynn, based on the board game Cluedo by Anthony E. Pratt.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Debra Hill.  Music by John Morris.  Production Design by John Robert Lloyd.  Costume Design…

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Miami Vice (2006)

MICHAEL MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB.5.  Germany/USA, 2006.  Universal Pictures, Motion Picture ETA Produktionsgesellschaft, Forward Pass, Foqus Arte Digital, Metropolis Films.  Screenplay by Michael Mann, based on the TV series created by Anthony Yerkovich.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by Pieter Jan Brugge, Michael Mann.  Music by John Murphy.  Production Design by Victor Kempster.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan,…

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Trapped (2002)

LUIS MANDOKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Germany, 2002.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Senator Film Produktion, The Canton Company, Mandolin Entertainment, Propaganda Films, 24 Hours Productions.  Screenplay by Greg Iles, based on his novel 24 Hours.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes, Piotr Sobocinski.  Produced by Mimi Polk Gitlin, Luis Mandoki.  Music by John Ottman.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film…

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Mr. And Mrs. Smith (2005)

DOUG LIMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2005.  Regency Enterprises, New Regency Pictures, Summit Entertainment, Weed Road Pictures, Epsilon Motion Pictures.  Screenplay by Simon Kinberg.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.   Produced by Lucas Foster, Akiva Goldsman, Eric McLeod, Arnon Milchan, Patrick Wachsberger.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Jeff Mann.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Michael Tronick. Ah, if…

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