It’s Alive (1974)

LARRY COHEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1974.  Warner Bros., Larco Productions.  Screenplay by Larry Cohen.  Cinematography by Fenton Hamilton.  Produced by Larry Cohen.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Bob Biggart, Pat Somerset.  Film Editing by Peter Honess.  A well to do couple are excited about the birth of their second…

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Words And Pictures (2013)

FRED SCHEPISI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   United Kingdom/Canada/Australia, 2013.  Latitude Productions, Lascaux Films, American Entertainment Investors.  Screenplay by Gerald Di Pego.  Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Curtis Burch, Gerald Di Pego, Fred Schepisi.  Music by Paul Grabowsky.  Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein.  Costume Design by Tish Monaghan.  Film Editing by Peter Honess.  Toronto International Film Festival 2013. Clive Owen is an English…

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Disney’s The Kid (2000)

JON TURTELTAUB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2000.  Chester Films Inc., Junction, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Audrey Wells.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by Hunt Lowry, Christina Steinberg, Jon Turteltaub.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Garreth Stover.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Peter Honess, David Rennie. Delightful comedy romp about a middle-aged image consultant with no…

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Six Degrees Of Separation (1993)

FRED SCHEPISI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1993.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Maiden Movies, New Regency Pictures.  Screenplay by John Guare, based on his play.  Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Arnon Milchan, Fred Schepisi.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.  Film Editing by Peter Honess.   John Guare adapts his excellent play to the big screen with…

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The Russia House (1990)

FRED SCHEPISI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1990.  Pathé Entertainment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Star Partners III Ltd.. Screenplay by Tom Stoppard, based on the novel by John Le Carre. Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Paul Maslansky, Fred Schepisi.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Peter Honess.   Sean Connery plays a British professor…

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Plenty (1985)

FRED SCHEPISI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   United Kingdom/USA, 1985.  Pressman Productions, RKO Pictures.  Screenplay by David Hare, based on his play.  Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Joseph Papp, Edward R. Pressman.  Music by Bruce Smeaton.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald. Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Peter Honess. Meryl Streep‘s riveting performance is the only thing worth taking…

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The Real McCoy (1993)

RUSSELL MULCAHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1993.  Bregman/Baer Productions, Capella International, Connexion Film Productions.  Screenplay by William Davies, William Osborne, based on elements of the novel Bellman and True by Desmond Lowden.  Cinematography by Denis Crossan.  Produced by Martin Bregman, Michael Bregman, Willi Bar.  Music by Brad Fiedel.  Production Design by Kim Colefax.  Costume Design by Donna O’Neal.  Film Editing by Peter Honess.  …

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The Shadow (1994)

RUSSELL MULCAHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1994.  Universal Pictures, Bregman/Baer Productions.  Screenplay by David Koepp, based on the character from stories by Walter B. Gibson.  Cinematography by Stephen H. Burum.  Produced by Martin Bregman, Michael Bregman, Willi Bar.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Joseph C. Nemec III.  Costume Design by Bob Ringwood.  Film Editing by Beth Jochem Besterveld, Peter Honess.   Alec…

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Highlander (1986)

RUSSELL MULCAHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1986.  Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment, Highlander Productions Limited, Davis-Panzer Productions.  Story by Gregory Widen, Screenplay by Gregory Widen, Peter Bellwood, Larry Ferguson.  Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.  Produced by Peter S. Davis, William N. Panzer.  Music by Michael Kamen. Production Design by Allan Cameron.  Costume Design by James Acheson.  Film Editing by Peter Honess.  …

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The Golden Compass (2007)

CHRIS WEITZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 2007.  New Line Cinema, Ingenious Film Partners, Scholastic Productions, Depth of Field.  Screenplay by Chris Weitz, based on the novel Northern Lights by Philip Pullman.  Cinematography by Henry Braham.  Produced by Bill Carraro, Deborah Forte.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Anne V….

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Aeon Flux (2005)

KARYN KUSAMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Germany, 2005.  Paramount Pictures, Lakeshore Entertainment, Valhalla Motion Pictures, MTV Films, MTV Productions, Colossal Pictures.  Screenplay by Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi, based on characters created by Peter Chung.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by David Gale, Gregory Goodman, Martha Griffin, Gale Anne Hurd, Gary Lucchesi.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Andrew McAlpine.  Costume…

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Madame Sousatzka (1988)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1988.  Cineplex-Odeon Films.  Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, John Schlesinger, additional material by Peter Morgan, Mark Wadlow, based on the novel by Bernice Rubens.  Cinematography by Nat Crosby.  Produced by Robin Dalton.  Music by Gerald Gouriet.  Production Design by Luciana Arrighi.  Costume Design by Amy Roberts.  Film Editing by Peter Honess.   An overdone performance…

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