The Disappearance Of Garcia Lorca (1997)

MARCO ZURINAGA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Alternate title:  Death In Granada Spain/France/USA/Puerto Rico, 1997.  Antena 3 Televisión, Canal+, Enrique Cerezo Producciones Cinematográficas S.A., Esparza / Katz Productions, Kanzaman, Miramar Films.  Screenplay by Marco Zurinaga, Juan Antonio Ramos, Neil Cohen, based on the books The Assassination of Federico Garcia Lorca and Federico Garcia Lorca: A Life by Ian…

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Star Trek III: The Search For Spock (1984)

LEONARD NIMOY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1984.  Paramount Pictures, Cinema Group Ventures.  Screenplay by Harve Bennett, based on the television series Star Trek by Gene Roddenberry.  Cinematography by Charles Correll.  Produced by Harve Bennett.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by John E. Chiberg II.  Costume Design by Robert Fletcher.  Film Editing by Robert F. Shugrue.   Explaining this film’s…

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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992)

DAVID LYNCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  France/USA, 1992.  New Line Cinema, CiBy 2000, Twin Peaks Productions.  Screenplay by David Lynch, Robert Engels, based on the television series Twin Peaks created by Mark Frost, David Lynch.  Cinematography by Ronald Victor Garcia.  Produced by Gregg Fienberg.  Music by Angelo Badalamenti.  Production Design by Patricia Norris.  Costume Design by Patricia Norris.  Film Editing by Mary…

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RoboCop (1987)

PAUL VERHOEVEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1987.  Orion Pictures.  Screenplay by Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner.  Cinematography by Jost Vacano.  Produced by Arne Schmidt.  Music by Basil Poledouris.  Production Design by William Sandell.  Costume Design by Erica Edell Phillips.  Film Editing by Frank J. Urioste.  Podcast: My Criterions.   This awesome science-fiction film is a standout from the already impressive list of great genre…

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The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

JONATHAN DEMME Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2004.  Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions, Clinica Estetico.  Screenplay by Daniel Pyne, Dean Georgaris, based on the 1962 screenplay by George Axelrod, from the novel by Richard Condon.  Cinematography by Tak Fujimoto.  Produced by Jonathan Demme, Ilona Herzberg, Scott Rudin, Tina Sinatra.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Kristi Zea.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film…

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Sunshine State (2002)

JOHN SAYLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2002.  Anarchist’s Convention Films.  Screenplay by John Sayles.  Cinematography by Patrick Cady.  Produced by Maggie Renzi.  Music by Mason Daring.  Production Design by Mark Ricker.  Costume Design by Mayes C. Rubeo.  Film Editing by John Sayles.   John Sayles has dealt with different American states in many of the films he’s made in the last fifteen…

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Traffic (2000)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Germany/USA, 2000.  Compulsion Inc., Initial Entertainment Group, Splendid Medien AG, The Bedford Falls Company, USA Films.  Screenplay by Stephen Gaghan, based on the miniseries Traffik by Simon Moore.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Laura Bickford, Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick.  Music by Cliff Martinez.  Production Design by Philip Messina.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by Stephen…

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Mulan (1998)

BARRY COOK, TONY BANCROFT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5. USA, 1998.  Walt Disney Feature Animation, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Robert D. San Souci, John Sanford, Tim Hodge, Burny Mattinson, Barry Johnson, Ed Gombert, Chris Williams, Julius Aguimatang, Lorna Cook, Thom Enriquez, Joe Grant, Floyd Norman,  Screenplay by Rita Hsiao, Chris Sanders, Philip LaZebnik, Raymond Singer, Eugenia…

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Another Stakeout (1993)

JOHN BADHAM Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1993.  Touchstone Pictures, Stakeout II Productions, Kouf/Bigelow Productions.  Screenplay by Jim Kouf, based on his characters. Cinematography by Roy H. Wagner.  Produced by Jim Kouf, Lynn Kouf, Cathleen Summers.  Music by Arthur B. Rubinstein.  Production Design by Lawrence G. Paull.  Costume Design by Stephanie Nolin.  Film Editing by Frank Morriss.   Half-baked sequel to…

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Point Of No Return (1993)

JOHN BADHAM Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1993.  Warner Bros., Art Linson Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Getchell, Alexandra Seros,based on the film La Femme Nikita by Luc Besson.  Cinematography by Michael W. Watkins.  Produced by Art Linson.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Philip Harrison.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Frank Morriss.   The perfect way to examine…

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Iron Man 3 (2013)

SHANE BLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/China, 2013.  Marvel Studios, Paramount Pictures, DMG Entertainment, Illusion Entertainment, Taurus Studios.  Screenplay by Drew Pearce, Shane Black, based on the Marvel Comic book by Stan Lee, Don Heck, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby, and the Extremis mini-series by Warren Ellis, and illustrated by Adi Granov.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Kevin…

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