Unstoppable (2010)

TONY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2010.  Twentieth Century Fox, Prospect Park, Scott Free Productions, Firm Films, Millbrook Farm Productions.  Screenplay by Mark Bomback.  Cinematography by Ben Seresin.  Produced by Eric McLeod, Mimi Rogers, Tony Scott, Julie Yorn, Alex Young.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Chris Seagers.  Costume Design by…

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The Door In The Floor (2004)

TOD WILLIAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2004.  Focus Features, This Is That Productions, Revere Pictures, Good Machine.  Screenplay by Tod Williams, based on the novel A Widow For One Year by John Irving. Cinematography by Terry Stacey.  Produced by Anne Carey, Michael Corrente, Ted Hope.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by Therese DePrez.  Costume Design by Eric Daman.  Film Editing by…

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The Rapture (1991)

MICHAEL TOLKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1991.  New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Michael Tolkin.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.  Produced by Karen Koch, Nancy Tenenbaum, Nick Wechsler.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Robin Standefer.  Costume Design by Giovanna Ottobre-Melton.  Film Editing by Suzanne Fenn.   Mimi Rogers plays a swinging single telephone operator who has grown weary of going out with her male…

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The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)

BARBRA STREISAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1996.  TriStar Pictures, Phoenix Pictures, Barwood Films.  Screen Story and Screenplay by Richard LaGravenese, based on the screenplay Le Miroir A Deux Faces, dialogue by Jean Meckert, Denis Perret, screenplay by Andre Cayatte, Gerard Oury.  Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak, Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Arnon Milchan, Barbra Streisand.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Tom…

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Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery (1997)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Germany, 1997.  Capella International, Eric’s Boy, KC Medien, Moving Pictures, New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Mike Myers.  Cinematography by Peter Deming.  Produced by Demi Moore, Mike Myers, Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd.  Music by George S. Clinton.  Production Design by Cynthia Kay Charette.  Costume Design by Deena Appel.  Film Editing by Debra Neil-Fisher. Hilarious lines, costumes and characters…

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Lost In Space (1998)

STEPHEN HOPKINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  New Line Cinema, Saltire Entertainment, Irwin Allen Productions, Prelude Pictures.  Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, based on the television series by Irwin Allen.  Cinematography by Peter Levy.  Produced by Carla Fry, Akiva Goldsman, Stephen Hopkins, Mark W. Koch.  Music by Bruce Broughton.  Production Design by Norman Garwood.  Costume Design by Vin Burnham.  Film Editing by Ray Lovejoy.  …

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Someone To Watch Over Me (1987)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1987.  Columbia Pictures.  Screenplay by Howard Franklin.  Cinematography by Steven Poster.  Produced by Thierry de Ganay, Harold Schneider.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by James D. Bissell.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Claire Simpson. Above-average thriller that benefits from great chemistry between its stars and the visual ingenuity of director Ridley…

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Hope Springs

DAVID FRANKEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 2012.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Mandate Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Entertainment 360, Escape Artists.  Screenplay by Vanessa Taylor.  Cinematography by Florian Ballhaus.  Produced by Todd Black, Guymon Casady.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Stuart Wurtzel.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Steven Weisberg.  Golden Globe Awards 2012.   The reunion of Meryl Streep with her Devil…

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The Doors (1991)

OLIVER STONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1991.  Bill Graham Films, Carolco International N.V., Carolco Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Ixtlan.  Screenplay by Randall Johnson, Oliver Stone.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Bill Graham, Sasha Harari, A. Kitman Ho.  Production Design by Barbara Ling.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by David Brenner, Joe Hutshing.   Oliver Stone turns from his…

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Monkey Trouble (1994)

FRANCO AMURRI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Japan, 1994.  New Line Cinema, Percy Main, Effe Productions, Victor Company of Japan, Ridley Scott Productions.  Screenplay by Franco Amurri, Stu Krieger.  Cinematography by Luciano Tovoli.  Produced by Mimi Polk Gitlin, Heidi Rufus Isaacs.  Music by Mark Mancina.  Production Design by Leslie Dilley.  Costume Design by Eileen Kennedy.  Film Editing by Ray Lovejoy, Chris Peppe.   Youngsters will no…

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The Player (1992)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1992.  Avenue Pictures, Spelling Entertainment, Addis Wechsler Pictures.  Screenplay by Michael Tolkin, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Jean Lepine.  Produced by David Brown, Michael Tolkin, Nick Wechsler.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Stephen Altman.  Costume Design by Alexander Julian.  Film Editing by Maysie Hoy, Geraldine Peroni.   Robert Altman’s most popular film…

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