Clear And Present Danger (1994)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1994.  Mace Neufeld Productions, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Donald Stewart, Steven Zaillian, John Milius, based on the novel by Tom Clancy.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Mace Neufeld, Robert Rehme.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Terence Marsh.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Neil Travis.  Academy Awards 1994. Jack Ryan returns…

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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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Blow (2001)

TED DEMME Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2001.  Apostle, Avery Pix, New Line Cinema, Spanky Pictures.  Screenplay by David McKenna, Nick Cassavetes, based on the book by Bruce Porter.  Cinematography by Ellen Kuras.  Produced by Ted Demme, Tomas Krejci, Denis Leary, Joel Stillerman.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Michael Z. Hanan.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by…

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Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 2001.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Jerry Weintraub Productions, Section Eight, WV Films II, St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission.  Screenplay by Ted Griffin, based on the 1960 film, story by George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell, Screenplay by Harry Brown, Charles Lederer.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Jerry Weintraub.  Music…

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Million Dollar Baby (2004)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2004.  Warner Bros., Lakeshore Entertainment, Malpaso Productions, Albert S. Ruddy Productions.   Screenplay by Paul Haggis, based on the story collection Rope Burns by F.X. Toole.  Cinematography by Tom Stern.  Produced by Clint Eastwood, Paul Haggis, Tom Rosenberg, Albert S. Ruddy.  Music by Clint Eastwood. Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by…

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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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Magnolia (1999)

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1999.  Ghoulardi Film Company, New Line Cinema, The Magnolia Project.  Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Paul Thomas Anderson, JoAnne Sellar.  Music by Jon Brion.  Production Design by William Arnold, Mark Bridges.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Dylan Tichenor.  Academy Awards 1999.  Golden Globe Awards 1999.  National Board…

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