Deathdream (1974)

BOB CLARK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Alternate Title: Dead of Night Canada/United Kingdom/USA, 1974. Impact Films, Quadrant Films. Screenplay by Alan Ormsby. Cinematography by Jack McGowan. Produced by Bob Clark, Peter James, John Trent. Music by Carl Zittrer. Production Design by Forest Carpenter. Costume Design by Dyke Davis. Film Editing by Ronald Sinclair….

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Mister Johnson (1990)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1990. Avenue Pictures.  Screenplay by William Boyd, based on the novel by Joyce Cary.  Cinematography by Peter James. Produced by Michael Fitzgerald.  Music by Georges Delerue. Production Design by Herbert Pinter. Costume Design by Rosemary Burrows.  Film Editing by Humphrey Dixon. Bruce Beresford returns audiences to…

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Alive (1993)

FRANK MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA/Canada, 1993.  Film Andes S.A., The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Paramount Pictures, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley, based on the book by Piers Paul Read.  Cinematography by Peter James.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Robert Watts.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Norman Reynolds.  Costume Design by Jennifer L. Parsons.  Film Editing by William Goldenberg,…

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Yogi Bear (2010)

ERIC BREVIG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/New Zealand, 2010.  Warner Bros., Sunswept Entertainment, De Line Pictures, Rhythm & Hues Studios, Picnic Basket.  Screenplay by J.R. Ventimilia, Joshua Sternin, Brad Copeland. Cinematography by Peter James. Produced by Donald De Line, Karen Rosenfelt.  Music by John Debney.  Production Design by David Sandefur.  Costume Design by Liz McGregor.  Film Editing by Kent Beyda.   The silly…

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Meet The Parents (2000)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2000.  Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Nancy Tenenbaum Films, Tribeca Productions.  Story by Greg Glienna, Mary Ruth Clarke, Screenplay by Jim Herzfeld, John Hamburg, based on a 1992 screenplay by Greg Glienna, Mary Ruth Clarke.  Cinematography by Peter James.  Produced by Robert De Niro, Jay Roach, Jane Rosenthal, Nancy Tenenbaum.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design…

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Me And You And Everyone We Know (2005)

MIRANDA JULY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 2005.  IFC Films, FilmFour.  Screenplay by Miranda July.  Cinematography by Chuy Chavez.  Produced by Gina Kwon.  Music by Michael Andrews.  Production Design by Aran Mann.  Costume Design by Christie Wittenborn.  Film Editing by Andrew Dickler, Charles Ireland.   The secret longings of a very diverse group of people are the focus of this sometimes imaginative but…

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Diabolique

BB.5 (out of 5) This film remake of Henri-Georges Clouzot’s classic French thriller of the same name is not nearly as exciting or stylish as its predecessor. Don Roos’ script tries to breathe a little more life into the story than there was earlier, even adding a nineties-style feminist ending, but nothing helps make this…

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Double Jeopardy (1999)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Germany/Canada/USA, 1999.  Paramount Pictures, MFP Munich Film Partners GmbH & Company I. Produktions KG, British Columbia Production Services Tax Credit.  Screenplay by David Weisberg, Douglas Cook.  Cinematography by Peter James.  Produced by Leonard Goldberg.  Music by Normand Corbeil.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Linda M. Bass, Rudy Dillon.  Film Editing by Mark…

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Paradise Road (1997)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Australia/USA, 1997.  Samson Productions Pty. Ltd., Planet Pictures, YTC Motion Picture Investments, Village Roadshow Pictures.  Story by David Giles, Martin Meader, Screenplay by Bruce Beresford, based on the diaries of Betty Jeffrey.  Cinematography by Peter James.  Produced by Greg Coote, Sue Milliken.  Music by Ross Edwards.  Production Design by Herbert Pinter.  Costume Design by Terry Ryan.  Film…

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Last Dance (1996)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1996.  Touchstone Pictures.  Story by Steven Haft, Ron Koslow, Screenplay by Ron Koslow.  Cinematography by Peter James.  Produced by Steven Haft.  Music by Mark Isham. Production Design by John Stoddart.  Costume Design by Colleen Kelsall.  Film Editing by John Bloom.   If this film were equal to Sharon Stone‘s performance in the lead, it would…

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Silent Fall (1994)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1994.  Kouf/Bigelow Productions, Morgan Creek Entertainment Group.  Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman.  Cinematography by Peter James.  Produced by James G. Robinson.  Music by Stewart Copeland.  Production Design by John Stoddart.  Costume Design by Colleen Kelsall.  Film Editing by Ian Crafford.   Ridiculous ‘psychological’ thriller stars an overbearing Richard Dreyfuss as a child psychiatrist who abandoned his work years…

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Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1989.  The Zanuck Company.  Screenplay by Alfred Uhry, based on his play.  Cinematography by Peter James.  Produced by Lili Fini Zanuck, Richard D. Zanuck.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Bruno Rubeo.  Costume Design by Elizabeth McBride.  Film Editing by Mark Warner.   After she gets into a car accident, a Jewish octogenarian (Jessica Tandy) in…

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