The Gene Generation

PEARRY REGINALD TEO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 2007.  Ascension Pictures, Middle Link, Red Cam Studios.  Screenplay by Pearry Reginald Teo, Keith Collea, based on the comic book The DNA Hackers Chronicle by Pearry Reginald Teo.  Cinematography by Anthony G. Nakonechnyj.  Produced by Keith Collea.  Music by Scott Glasgow.  Production Design by Brian Ollman.  Costume Design by Glenn Gregory Krah.  Film Editing by Carmelo Casalenuovo.  …

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Art School Confidential (2006)

TERRY ZWIGOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2006.  United Artists, Sony Pictures Classics, Mr. Mudd.  Screenplay by Daniel Clowes, based on his comic story.  Cinematography by Jamie Anderson.  Produced by Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Russell Smith.  Music by David Kitay.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing by Robert Hoffman.   Terry Zwigoff returns to the world of conflicted…

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Rock Star (2001)

STEPHEN HEREK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2001.  Warner Bros., Bel Air Entertainment, Maysville Pictures, Robert Lawrence Productions, Metal Productions Inc..  Screenplay by John Stockwell.  Cinematography by Ueli Steiger.  Produced by Toby Jaffe, Robert Lawrence.  Music by Trevor Rabin.  Production Design by Mayne Berke.  Costume Design by Aggie Guerard Rodgers.  Film Editing by Trudy Ship.   Delightfully committed performances make this comedy work,…

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A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.   USA, 2001.  Warner Bros., DreamWorks, Amblin Entertainment, Stanley Kubrick Productions.  Screen story by Ian Watson, Screenplay by Steven Spielberg, based on the short story Supertoys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldiss.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Bonnie Curtis, Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume…

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The Negotiator (1998)

F. GARY GRAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Germany/USA, 1998.  Regency Enterprises, Mandeville Films, New Regency Pictures, Monarchy Enterprises B.V.,Taurus Film.  Screenplay by James DeMonaco, Kevin Fox.  Cinematography by Russell Carpenter.  Produced by David Hoberman, Arnon Milchan.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Holger Gross.  Costume Design by Francine Jamison-Tanchuck.  Film Editing by Christian Wagner.  Tense as anything can be, this slick…

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Lost Highway (1997)

DAVID LYNCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  France/USA, 1997.  October Films, CiBy 2000, Asymmetrical Productions, Lost Highway Productions LLC.  Screenplay by David Lynch, Barry Gifford.  Cinematography by Peter Deming.  Produced by Deepak Nayar, Tom Sternberg, Mary Sweeney.  Music by Angelo Badalamenti.  Production Design by Patricia Norris.  Costume Design by Patricia Norris.  Film Editing by Mary Sweeney.   More psychedelia from the warped mind…

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Conspiracy Theory (1997)

RICHARD DONNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1997.  Warner Bros., Silver Pictures, Donner/Shuler-Donner Productions.  Screenplay by Brian Helgeland.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Richard Donner, Joel Silver.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Paul Sylbert.  Costume Design by Ha Nguyen.  Film Editing by Kevin Stitt, Frank J. Urioste. Ridiculous thriller by Richard Donner has paranoid Mel Gibson suspecting everyone of being in on…

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Fight Club (1999)

DAVID FINCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.    USA/Germany, 1999.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Linson Films, Atman Entertainment, Knickerbocker Films, Taurus Film.  Screenplay by Jim Uhls, based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk.  Cinematography by Jeff Cronenweth.  Produced by Ross Grayson Bell, Cean Chaffin, Art Linson.  Music by Dust Brothers, John King, Michael Simpson.  Production Design by Alex McDowell.  Costume Design…

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The X-Files (1998)

ROB BOWMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1998.  Twentieth Century Fox, Ten Thirteen Productions.  Story by Chris Carter, Frank Spotniz, Screenplay by Chris Carter.  Cinematography by Ward Russell.  Produced by Chris Carter, Daniel Sackheim.  Music by Mark Snow.  Production Design by Christopher Nowak.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Stephen Mark.   Big-screen adaptation of the popular television show has…

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Transformers (2007)

MICHAEL BAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 2007.  DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures, Hasbro, Di Bonaventura Pictures, SprocketHeads.  Story by John Rogers, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Screenplay by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman.  Cinematography by Mitchell Amundsen.  Produced by Ian Bryce, Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy.  Music by Steve Jablonsky.  Production Design by Jeff Mann.  Costume Design by Deborah Lynn Scott.  Film Editing…

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Pearl Harbor (2001)

MICHAEL BAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 2001.  Touchstone Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films.  Screenplay by Randall Wallace.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Michael Bay, Jerry Bruckheimer.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Nigel Phelps.  Costume Design by Mitzi Haralson, Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Roger Barton, Mark Goldblatt, Chris Lebenzon,Steven Rosenblum.  Academy Awards 2001.  Golden Globe Awards 2001.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards…

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Up Close & Personal

BBBB (out of 5) When Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne sold their script of Up Close And Personal, based on a biography of the late Jessica Savitch called Golden Girl, to Walt Disney’s Touchstone Pictures, they had no idea that they were in for seven years of script development hell. Savitch, an ambitious reporter…

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