Hero (1992)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5. Alternate Title: Accidental Hero USA, 1992.  Columbia Pictures.   Story by Laura Ziskin, Alvin Sargent, David Webb Peoples, Screenplay by David Webb Peoples.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.   Produced by Laura Ziskin.  Music by George Fenton.   Production Design by Dennis Gassner.   Costume Design by Richard Hornung.   Film Editing by…

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Cookie (1989)

SUSAN SEIDELMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1989.  Lorimar Film Entertainment.  Screenplay by Nora Ephron, Alice Arlen.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Laurence Mark.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Michael D. Haller.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein. Emily Lloyd plays a funky, rebellious teenager whose…

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The Comedian (2016)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2016.  Cinelou Films, Linson Entertainment, Anvil Films, Mad Riot Entertainment.  Story by Art Linson, Screenplay by Art Linson, Jeffrey Ross, Richard LaGravenese, Lewis Friedman.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Mark Canton, Taylor Hackford, Art Linson, John Linson, Courtney Solomon.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Kristi Zea.  Costume Design by Aude Bronson-Howard,…

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Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)

JULIEN TEMPLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1988.  De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, Earth Girls, Kestrel Films.  Screenplay by Julie Brown, Charlie Coffey, Terrence E. McNally.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Tony Garnett.  Music by Nile Rodgers.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Linda M. Bass.  Film Editing by Richard Halsey.  Independent Spirit Awards 1989.   The candy-coloured future of Julien Temple’s…

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She-Devil (1989)

SUSAN SEIDELMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1989.  Orion Pictures, A Seidelman/Brett Production. Screenplay by Barry Strugatz, Mark R. Burns, based on the novel The Life And Loves of a She-Devil by Fay Weldon.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Jonathan Brett, Susan Seidelman.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Craig…

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State And Main (2000)

DAVID MAMET Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  France/USA, 2000.  Filmtown Entertainment, Green/Renzi, El Dorado Pictures.  Screenplay by David Mamet.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Sarah Green.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Gemma Jackson.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Barbara Tulliver.  National Board of Review Awards 2000. Online Film Critics Awards 2000.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2000. Toronto International Film…

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Pay It Forward (2000)

MIMI LEDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2000.  Warner Bros., Bel Air Entertainment, Tapestry Films.  Screenplay by Leslie Dixon, based on the book by Catherine Ryan Hyde.Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Peter Abrams, Robert L. Levy, Steven Reuther.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Leslie Dilley.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film Editing by David Rosenbloom.   Horrendously cheesy…

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Absolute Beginners (1986)

JULIEN TEMPLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1986.  Goldcrest Films International, Palace Pictures, Virgin.  Screenplay by Richard Burridge, Don MacPherson, Christopher Wicking, developed by Michael Hamlyn, additional dialogue by Terry Johnson, based on the novel by Colin MacInnes. Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Chris Brown, Stephen Woolley.  Music by Gil Evans.  Production Design by John Beard.  Costume Design…

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The Object Of My Affection (1998)

NICHOLAS HYTNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Wendy Wasserstein, based on the novel by Stephen McCauley.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Laurence Mark.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by John Dunn.  Film Editing by Tariq Anwar.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies. There’s a feeling of hanging around on a warm,…

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Restoration (1995)

MICHAEL HOFFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1995.  Avenue Pictures, Miramax, Segue Productions, The Oxford Film Company.  Screenplay by Rupert Walters, based on the novel by Rose Tremain.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Sarah Black, Cary Brokaw, Andy Paterson.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Eugenio Zanetti.  Costume Design by James Acheson.  Film Editing by Garth Craven.  Academy Awards…

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William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1999)

MICHAEL HOFFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  Italy/United Kingdom/USA, 1999.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Taurus Film, Panoramica.  Screenplay by Michael Hoffman, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Michael Hoffman, Leslie Urdang.  Music by Simon Boswell.  Production Design by Luciana Arrighi.  Costume Design by Gabriella Pescucci.  Film Editing by Garth Craven.   Uneven adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic…

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An Unfinished Life (2005)

LASSE HALLSTROM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Germany/USA, 2005.  Miramax, Revolution Studios, Initial Entertainment Group, The Ladd Company, Kalis Productions GmbH & Co. Zweite KG, Persistent Entertainment, Unfinished Films.  Screenplay by Mark Spragg, Virginia Korus Spragg.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Leslie Holleran, Alan Ladd Jr., Kelliann Ladd.  Music by Deborah Lurie.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Tish Monaghan.  Film Editing…

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