Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)

MARK HARTLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom/Israel/Australia/USA, 2014.  Fury Productions, RatPac Documentary Films, XYZ Films.  Screenplay by Mark Hartley.  Cinematography by Garry Richards.  Produced by Veronica Fury, James Packer, Brett Ratner.  Music by Jamie Blanks.  Film Editing by Jamie Blanks, Sara Edwards, Mark Hartley.   They’re described as the Weinstein Brothers except without any taste, which should sum it up…

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Defiance (2008)

EDWARD ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2008.  Paramount Vantage, Grosvenor Park Productions, The Bedford Falls Company, Defiance Productions.  Screenplay by Clayton Frohman, Edward Zwick, based on the book Defiance: The Bielski Partisans by Nechama Tec.  Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by Pieter Jan Brugge, Edward Zwick.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Dan Weil.  Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.  Film…

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Miami Vice (2006)

MICHAEL MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB.5.  Germany/USA, 2006.  Universal Pictures, Motion Picture ETA Produktionsgesellschaft, Forward Pass, Foqus Arte Digital, Metropolis Films.  Screenplay by Michael Mann, based on the TV series created by Anthony Yerkovich.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by Pieter Jan Brugge, Michael Mann.  Music by John Murphy.  Production Design by Victor Kempster.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan,…

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The Pelican Brief (1993)

ALAN J. PAKULA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1993.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Alan J. Pakula, based on the book by John Grisham.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Pieter Jan Brugge, Alan J. Pakula.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Philip Rosenberg.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Tom Rolf, Trudy Ship.   Excessively long film version of John…

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The Clearing (2004)

PIETER JAN BRUGGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB. USA/Germany, 2004.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Thousand Words, Wildwood Enterprises, Blue Ridge Motion Pictures, Mediastream Dritte Film GmbH & Co. Beteiligungs KG, The Clearing.  Story by Pieter Jan Brugge, Justin Haythe, Screenplay by Justin Haythe.  Cinematography by Denis Lenoir.  Produced by Pieter Jan Brugge, Jonah Smith, Palmer West.  Music by Craig Armstrong.  Production Design by Lucrezia…

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The Insider (1999)

MICHAEL MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1999.  Touchstone Pictures, Forward Pass, Mann/Roth Productions.  Screenplay by Eric Roth, Michael Mann, based on the article The Man Who Knew Too Much by Marie Brenner.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Pieter Jan Brugge, Michael Mann.  Music by Pieter Bourke, Lisa Gerrard.  Production Design by Brian Morris.  Costume Design by Anna B. Sheppard.  Film…

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127 Hours (2010)

DANNY BOYLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB USA/United Kingdom, 2010.  Pathé, Everest Entertainment, Cloud Eight Films, Decibel Films, Darlow Smithson Productions, Dune Entertainment, Big Screen Productions, Film4.  Screenplay by Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, based on the book Between a Rock and A Hard Place by Aron Ralston.  Cinematography by Enrique Chediak, Anthony Dod Mantle.  Produced by Danny Boyle, Christian…

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Bulworth (1998)

WARREN BEATTY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1998.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Warren Beatty, Screenplay by Warren Beatty, Jeremy Pikser.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Warren Beatty, Pieter Jan Brugge.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by Robert C. Jones, Billy Weber.   Warren Beatty plays Jay Billington Bulworth, an unhappy conservative Senator…

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