Major League (1989)

DAVID S. WARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1989. Mirage Enterprises, Morgan Creek Entertainment. Screenplay by David S. Ward. Cinematography by Reynaldo Villalobos. Produced by Chris Chesser, Irby Smith. Music by James Newton Howard. Production Design by Jeffrey Howard. Costume Design by Erica Edell Phillips. Film Editing by Dennis M. Hill. The owner…

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Searching For Bobby Fischer (1993)

STEVEN ZAILLIAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1993.  Mirage Enterprises.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Fred Waitzkin.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by William Horberg, Scott Rudin.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Julie Weiss.  Film Editing by Wayne Wahrman.   Young Josh Waitzin (Max Pomeranc) feels only passably amused by the activities and…

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Heaven (2002)

TOM TYKWER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Germany/Italy/USA/France/United Kingdom, 2002.  Miramax, X-Filme Creative Pool, Mirage Enterprises, Noé Productions.  Screenplay by Krzysztof Kieslowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz. Cinematography by Frank Griebe.  Produced by Stefan Arndt, Frederique Dumas-Zajdela, William Horberg, Maria Kopf, Anthony Minghella.  Production Design by Uli Hanisch.  Costume Design by Monika Jacobs.  Film Editing by Mathilde Bonnefoy.   When celebrated filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski passed away…

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For Love Of The Game (1999)

SAM RAIMI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Universal Pictures, Beacon Pictures, Tig Productions, Mirage Enterprises.  Screenplay by Dana Stevens, based on the novel by Michael Shaara.  Cinematography by John Bailey.  Produced by Armyan Bernstein, Amy Robinson.  Music by Basil Poledouris.  Production Design by Neil Spisak.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.  Film Editing by Eric L. Beason, Arthur Coburn.   Moody love story that…

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The Quiet American (2002)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Germany/USA/United Kingdom/Australia/France, 2002.  Miramax, Intermedia Films, Mirage Enterprises, Saga, IMF Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. 2. Produktions KG, Giai Phong Film Studio.  Screenplay by Christopher Hampton, Robert Schenkkan, based on the novel by Graham Greene.  Cinematography by Christopher Doyle.  Produced by Staffan Ahrenberg, Matthias Deyle, William Horberg.  Music by Craig Armstrong.  Production…

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Catch A Fire (2006)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France/United Kingdom/South Africa/USA, 2006.  Focus Features, StudioCanal, Working Title Films, Mirage Enterprises.  Screenplay by Shawn Slovo.  Cinematography by Ron Fortunato, Garry Phillips.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Anthony Minghella, Robyn Slovo.  Music by Philip Miller.  Production Design by Johnny Breedt.  Costume Design by Reza Levy.  Film Editing by Jill Bilcock.   “Your father is the reason…

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White Palace (1990)

LUIS MANDOKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1990.  Universal Pictures, Mirage Enterprises, Double Play.  Screenplay by Ted Tally, Alvin Sargent, based on the novel by Glenn Savan. Cinematography by Lajos Koltai.  Produced by Griffin Dunne, Amy Robinson, Mark Rosenberg.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall.  Costume Design by Lisa Jensen, Durinda Wood.  Film Editing by Carol Littleton.   Rich,…

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Margaret (2011)

KENNETH LONERGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2011.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Gilbert Films, Mirage Enterprises, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Kenneth Lonergan.  Cinematography by Ryszard Lenczewski.  Produced by Gary Gilbert, Sydney Pollack, Scott Rudin.  Music by Nico Muhly.  Production Design by Dan Leigh.  Costume Design by Melissa Toth.  Film Editing by Mike Fay, Anne McCabe.  National Society of Film Critics…

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Sliding Doors (1998)

PETER HOWITT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1998.  Intermedia Films, Mirage Enterprises, Miramax, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Peter Howitt.  Cinematography by Remi Adefarasin.  Produced by Philippa Braithwaite, William Horberg, Sydney Pollack.  Music by David Hirschfelder.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Jill Taylor.  Film Editing by John Smith.     Gwyneth Paltrow is excellent in this first-rate romantic comedy that turns…

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Flesh And Bone (1993)

STEVE KLOVES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1993.  Mirage Enterprises, Spring Creek Productions.  Screenplay by Steve Kloves.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Mark Rosenberg, Paula Weinstein.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Elizabeth McBride.  Film Editing by Mia Goldman.   Dennis Quaid is mesmerizing as a nomadic cowboy who goes from town to town working his vending machines…

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Up At The Villa (2000)

PHILIP HAAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2000.  October Films, Intermedia Films, Mirage Enterprises.  Screenplay by Belinda Haas, based on the book by W. Somerset Maugham.  Cinematography by Maurizio Calvesi.  Produced by Geoff Stier.  Music by Pino Donaggio.  Production Design by Paul Brown.  Costume Design by Paul Brown.  Film Editing by Belinda Haas.   Not the liveliest film around, this is…

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Breaking And Entering (2006)

ANTHONY MINGHELLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2006.   Miramax, Mirage Enterprises.   Screenplay by Anthony Minghella.   Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.   Produced by Tim Bricknell, Anthony Minghella, Sydney Pollack.   Music by Karl Hyde, Rick Smith, Gabriel Yared.   Production Design by Alex McDowell.   Costume Design by Natalie Ward.   Film Editing by Lisa Gunning.    Jude…

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