Quiz Show (1994)

ROBERT REDFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1994.  Baltimore Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises.  Screenplay by Paul Attanasio, based on the book Remembering America: A Voice From The Sixties by Richard N. Goodwin.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.   Produced by Michael Jacobs, Julian Krainin, Michael Nozik, Robert Redford. Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Kathy O’Rear.  Film…

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The Madness Of King George (1994)

NICHOLAS HYTNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1994.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company, Channel Four Films, Close Call Films.  Screenplay by Alan Bennett, based on his play.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn. Produced by Stephen Evans, David Parfitt.  Music by Eliza Thompson.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Sue Honeybourne, Mark Thompson.  Film Editing by Tariq Anwar.  Academy Awards 1994. …

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Tom & Viv

BRIAN GILBERT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1994.  British Screen Productions, Harvey Kass, IRS Media, Samuelson Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Hastings, Adrian Hodges, based on the play by Michael Hastings.  Cinematography by Martin Fuhrer.  Produced by Harvey Kass, Marc Samuelson, Peter Samuelson.  Music by Debbie Wiseman.  Production Design by Jamie Leonard.  Costume Design by Phoebe De Gaye.  Film Editing by Tony…

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Forrest Gump (1994)

ROBERT ZEMECKIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1994.   Paramount Pictures.   Screenplay by Eric Roth, based on the novel by Winston Groom.   Cinematography by Don Burgess.   Produced by Wendy Finerman, Steve Starkey, Steve Tisch.   Music by Alan Silvestri.   Production Design by Rick Carter.   Costume Design by Joanna Johnston.   Film Editing by Arthur Schmidt.   Academy Awards 1994.   Golden…

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The Shawshank Redemption

FRANK DARABONT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Powerful drama based on the short story Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King.  Tim Robbins innocently goes to prison for the murder of his wife and befriends a battle-scarred jail veteran (Morgan Freeman) who teaches him a thing or two about life on the inside. Freeman…

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Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

ANG LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Yin Shi Nan Nu Taiwan/USA, 1994.  Ang Lee Productions, Central Motion Pictures, Good Machine.  Screenplay by Ang Lee, James Schamus, Hui-ling Wang.  Cinematography by Lin Jong.  Produced by Kong Hsu, Li-Kong Hsu.  Music by Mader.  Production Design by Fu-Hsiung Lee.  Costume Design by Wen-Chi Chen.  Film Editing by Tim Squyres.  Academy Awards 1994.  Golden Globe Awards 1994.  Independent Spirit…

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Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994)

MIKE NEWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1994.   Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Channel Four Films, Working Title Films.   Screenplay by Richard Curtis.   Cinematography by Michael Coulter.   Produced by Duncan Kenworthy.   Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.   Production Design by Maggie Gray.   Costume Design by Lindy Hemming.   Film Editing by Jon Gregory.   Academy Awards 1994.   Golden…

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Queen Margot (1994)

PATRICE CHEREAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB Original title:  La Reine Margot France/Italy/Germany, 1994.  Renn Productions, France 2 Cinéma, D.A. Films, N.E.F. Filmproduktion und Vertriebs, Degeto Film, Arbeitsgemeinschaft der öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, WMG Film, RCS Films & TV, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Canal+, Miramax, Eurimages.  Screenplay by Daniele Thompson, Patrice Chereau, dialogue by Daniele…

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Heavenly Creatures (1994)

PETER JACKSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/Germany/New Zealand, 1994.  WingNut Films, Fontana Productions, New Zealand Film Commission.  Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson.  Cinematography by Alun Bollinger.  Produced by Jim Booth.  Music by Peter Dasent.  Production Design by Grant Major.  Costume Design by Ngila Dickson.  Film Editing by Jamie Selkirk.  Academy Awards 1994.  National Board of Review Awards 1994.   Awe-inspiring thriller from…

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Hoop Dreams

BBBBB (out of 5) This incredible documentary is everything you’ve heard it is and more. It follows the lives of two inner city Chicago kids who want more than anything to play basketball for the NBA, but what it also does, and here’s where the film is elevated to masterpiece status, is give a wholly…

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Pulp Fiction (1994)

QUENTIN TARANTINO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1994.  Miramax, A Band Apart, Jersey Films.  Story by Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary, Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino.  Cinematography by Andrzej Sekula.  Produced by Lawrence Bender.  Production Design by David Wasco.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing by Sally Menke.  Academy Awards 1994.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1994.  Cannes Film Festival 1994.  Golden Globe Awards 1994.  Independent…

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Red

BBBBB (out of 5) Original title:  Trois Couleurs: Rouge The third part of Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Three Colours trilogy is far and away the best of the group and could survive as a film on its own. A Geneva model (Irène Jacob) becomes acquainted with a crusty old judge (Jean-Louis Trintignant) after she accidentally runs over his…

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