The Gauntlet (1977)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1977. Warner Bros., The Malpaso Company. Screenplay by Michael Butler, Dennis Shryack. Cinematography by Rexford L. Metz. Produced by Robert Daley. Music by Jerry Fielding. Production Design by Allen E. Smith. Costume Design by Glenn Wright. Film Editing by Joel Cox, Ferris Webster. Director and star…

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Sudden Impact (1983)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1983.  Warner Bros..  Story by Earl E. Smith, Charles B. Pierce, Screenplay by Joseph Stinson, based on characters created by Harry Julian Fink, Rita M. Fink.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by Clint Eastwood.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno.  Film Editing by Joel Cox.  Clint Eastwood‘s Dirty…

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Shaft (2000)

JOHN SINGLETON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Germany/USA, 2000.  Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions, New Deal Productions, Munich Film Partners & Company, Shaft Productions.  Story by John Singleton, Shane Salerno, Screenplay by Richard Price, John Singleton, Shane Salerno, based on the novel by Ernest Tidyman.  Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin.  Produced by Mark Roybal, Scott Rudin, John Singleton.  Music by David Arnold.  Production…

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Baby Boom (1987)

CHARLES SHYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB USA, 1987.  United Artists, Meyers/Shyer.  Screenplay by Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer.  Cinematography by William A. Fraker.  Produced by Nancy Meyers.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by Jeffrey Howard.  Costume Design by Susan Becker.  Film Editing by Lynzee Klingman.   Diane Keaton is a riot in this charming comedy about a businesswoman who suddenly finds herself in the…

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Batman Forever (1995)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB USA/United Kingdom, 1995.  Warner Bros., PolyGram Filmed Entertainment.  Story by Lee Batchler, Janet Scott Batchler, Screenplay by Lee Batchler, Janet Scott Batchler, Akiva Goldsman, based on characters created by Bob Kane.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Tim Burton, Peter Macgregor-Scott.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by Barbara Ling.  Costume Design by Ingrid Ferrin,…

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The Client (1994)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1994.  Warner Bros., Regency Enterprises, Alcor Films.  Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, Robert Getchell, based on the novel by John Grisham.  Cinematography by Tony Pierce-Roberts.  Produced by Arnon Milchan, Steven Reuther.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Bruno Rubeo.  Costume Design by Ingrid Ferrin.  Film Editing by Robert Brown.   The best John Grisham novel adaptation made…

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The Quick And The Dead (1995)

SAM RAIMI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Japan, 1995.  TriStar Pictures, Japan Satellite Broadcasting, IndieProd Company Productions.  Screenplay by Simon Moore. Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Joshua Donen, Patrick Markey, Allen Shapiro.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein. Costume Design by Judianna Makovksy.  Film Editing by Pietro Scalia.   Sharon Stone has a great time parading around this western…

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A Thousand Acres (1997)

JOCELYN MOORHOUSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB USA, 1997.  Touchstone Pictures, Propaganda Films, Via Rosa Productions, Prairie Films, Beacon Pictures.  Screenplay by Laura Jones, based on the novel by Jane Smiley. Cinematography by Tak Fujimoto.  Produced by Marc Abraham, Lynn Arost, Steve Golin, Kate Guinzburg, Sigurjon Sighvatsson.  Music by Richard Hartley.  Production Design by Dan Davis.  Costume Design by Ruth…

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Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby (2006)

ADAM McKAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2006.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Relativity Media, Apatow Productions, Mosaic Media Group, GH One.  Screenplay by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Jimmy Miller.  Music by Alex Wurman.  Production Design by Clayton Hartley.  Costume Design by Susan Matheson.  Film Editing by Brent White. Sweet, goofy hick Will Ferrell was abandoned…

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Muppets From Space (1999)

TIM HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBBB.  USA, 1999.  Jim Henson Pictures, The Jim Henson Company.  Screenplay by Jerry Juhl, Joey Mazzarino, Ken Kaufman.Cinematography by Alan Caso.  Produced by Martin G. Baker, Brian Henson.  Music by Jamshied Sharifi.  Production Design by Stephen Marsh.  Costume Design by Polly Smith.  Film Editing by Richard Pearson, Michael A. Stevenson.   In this charming entry in…

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The Falcon And The Snowman (1985)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1985.  Hemdale.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Robert Lindsey.  Cinematography by Allen Daviau.  Produced by Gabriel Katzka, John Schlesinger.  Music by Lyle Mays, Pat Metheny.  Production Design by James D. Bissell.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Richard Marden. True story about Christopher Boyce and Daulton Lee, two young men…

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Bastard Out Of Carolina (1996)

ANJELICA HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5 USA, 1996.  Out of Carolina Productions.  Screenplay by Anne Meredith, based on the book by Dorothy Allison.  Cinematography by Anthony B. Richmond.  Produced by Amanda DiGiulio.  Music by Van Dyke Parks.  Production Design by Nelson Coates.  Costume Design by Van Broughton Ramsey.  Film Editing by Eva Gardos.   Anjelica Huston makes an incredible debut as director with…

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