Skin Deep (1989)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1989. Beco Films, Morgan Creek Entertainment. Screenplay by Blake Edwards. Cinematography by Isidore Mankofsky. Produced by Tony Adams. Music by Henry Mancini. Production Design by Rodger Maus. Costume Design by Nolan Miller. Film Editing by Robert Pergament. Blake Edwards spent a great deal of his post-sixties…

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The Hindenburg (1975)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 1975.  The Filmakers Group, Universal Pictures.  Screen story by Richard Levinson, William Link, Screenplay by Nelson Gidding, based on the book by Michael M. Mooney.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees.  Produced by Robert Wise.  Music by David Shire.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno.  Costume Design by…

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Meteor (1979)

RONALD NEAME Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Hong Kong, 1979.  American International Pictures, Meteor Joint Venture, Palladium Productions, Shaw Brothers.  Story by Edmund H. North, Screenplay by Stanley Mann, Edmund H. North.  Cinematography by Paul Lohmann.  Produced by Arnold H. Orgolini, Theodore R. Parvin.  Music by Laurence Rosenthal.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing…

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The Deep End (2001)

SCOTT McGEHEE, DAVID SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2001.  i5 Films.  Screenplay by Scott McGehee, David Siegel, based on the novel The Blank Wall by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding.  Cinematography by Giles Nuttgens.  Produced by David Siegel.  Music by Peter Nashel.  Production Design by Kelly McGehee, Christopher Tandon.  Costume Design by Sabrina Rosen.  Film Editing by Lauren Zuckerman.   Brilliant thriller that is…

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School Ties (1992)

ROBERT MANDEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1992.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Dick Wolf, Screenplay by Dick Wolf, Darryl Ponicsan.  Cinematography by Freddie Francis.  Produced by Stanley R. Jaffe, Sherry Lansing.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Cambas, Gerald B. Greenberg.   In this hybrid of Gentleman’s Agreement and Beverly…

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The War Of The Roses (1989)

DANNY DEVITO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1989.  Twentieth Century Fox, Gracie Films.  Screenplay by Michael Leeson, based on the novel by Warren Adler.  Cinematography by Stephen H. Burum.  Produced by James L. Brooks, Arnon Milchan.  Music by David Newman. Production Design by Ida Random.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Lynzee Klingman.   First we see them meet and…

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The Godfather Part II (1974)

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1974.  Paramount Pictures, The Coppola Company.  Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo, based on the novel The Godfather by Mario Puzo.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Francis Ford Coppola.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Theadora Van Runkle.  Film Editing by Barry Malkin, Richard Marks, Peter…

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Tucker: The Man And His Dream (1988)

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB USA, 1988.  Lucasfilm.  Screenplay by Arnold Schulman, David Seidler.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Fred Fuchs, Fred Roos.  Music by Jeo Jackson.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by Priscilla Nedd-Friendly.   Francis Ford Coppola directs a film on the life of an American entrepreneur, a man (played by…

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The Game (1997)

DAVID FINCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1997.  PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Propaganda Films, A&B Producoes Lda..  Screenplay by John D. Brancato, Michael Ferris. Cinematography by Harris Savides.  Produced by Cean Chaffin, Steve Golin.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Jeffrey Beecroft.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by James Haygood.   David Fincher’s exquisite mindgame is a fascinating film with no…

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The China Syndrome (1979)

JAMES BRIDGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1979.  Columbia Pictures, IPC Films.  Screenplay by Mike Gray, T.S. Cook, James Bridges.  Cinematography by James Crabe.  Produced by Michael Douglas.  Production Design by George Jenkins.  Costume Design by Donfeld.  Film Editing by David Rawlins.   One of the best political films ever made, with a message that rings out clear and true even now….

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Red Corner (1997)

JON AVNET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1997.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Avnet/Kerner Productions.  Screenplay by Robert King.  Cinematography by Karl Walter Lindenlaub.  Produced by Jon Avnet, Jordan Kerner, Rosalie Swedlin.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Peter E. Berger.   Richard Gere is an innocent man framed for murder in this passable thriller set in…

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A Different Story (1978)

PAUL AARON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1978.  Petersen Company.  Screenplay by Henry Olek.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Alan Belkin.  Music by David Michael Frank.  Costume Design by Robert De Mora.  Film Editing by Lynn McCallon.   Enjoyable though dated romance, about a gay man and a lesbian woman who leave their abusive relationships and find love with each other….

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