La Haine (1995)

MATHIEU KASSOVITZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. Alternate Title: Hate. France, 1995.  Canal+, Cofinergie 6, Egg Pictures, Kasso Inc. Productions, La Sept Cinema, Les Productions Lazennec, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Studio Image.  Screenplay by Mathieu Kassovitz.  Cinematography by Pierre Aim.  Produced by Christophe Rossignon.  Music by Assassin.  Production Design by Giuseppe Ponturo.  Costume Design by…

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Flashdance (1983)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1983.  Paramount Pictures, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films.  Story by Thomas Hedley Jr., Screenplay by Thomas Hedley Jr., Joe Eszterhas.  Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Don Simpson.  Music by Giorgio Moroder.  Production Design by Charles Rosen.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Walt Mulconery, Bud S. Smith.  Academy Awards 1983.  Golden…

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Endless Love (1981)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 1981.  PolyGram Filmed Entertainment.  Screenplay by Judith Rascoe, based on the novel by Scott Spencer.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Pamela Abdy, Stephanie Savage, Josh Schwartz, Scott Stuber.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Clay A. Griffith.  Costume Design by Stacey Battat.  Film Editing by Maryann Brandon.  Academy Awards 1981.  Golden Globe Awards 1981.  …

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What Dreams May Come (1998)

VINCENT WARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA/New Zealand, 1998.  PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Interscope Communications, Metafilmics.  Screenplay by Ronald Bass, based on the novel by Richard Matheson. Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by Barnet Bain.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Eugenio Zanetti.  Costume Design by Yvonne Blake.  Film Editing by David Brenner, Maysie Hoy.  Academy Awards 1998.   Robin Williams plays a happy family…

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Map Of The Human Heart (1992)

VINCENT WARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Australia/United Kingdom/Canada/France, 1992.  Australian Film Finance Corporation, Les Films Ariane, Map Films, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Sunrise Pictures Company, Vincent Ward Films, Working Title Films.  Story by Vincent Ward, Screenplay by Louis Nowra.  Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Vincent Ward.  Music by Gabriel Yared.  Production Design by John Beard.  Costume Design by Renee April, Penny Rose.  Film…

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Pitch Black (2000)

DAVID TWOHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2000.  PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Interscope Communications.  Story by Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat, Screenplay by Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat, David Twohy.  Cinematography by David Eggby.  Produced by Tom Engelman.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Graham ‘Grace’ Walker.  Costume Design by Anna Borghesi.  Film Editing by Rick Shaine.   Terrifying futuristic thriller about a prison-shuttle…

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Two Much (1996)

FERNANDO TRUEBA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Spain/USA, 1996.  Fernando Trueba Producciones Cinematográficas, Interscope Communications, Lolafilms, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Sociedad General de Televisión, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Fernando Trueba, David Trueba, based on the novel by Donald E. Westlake.  Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Andrés Vicente Gómez, Cristina Huerte.  Music by Michel Camilo.  Production Design by Juan Botella.  Costume Design by…

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The Tie That Binds (1995)

WESLEY STRICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1995.  Hollywood Pictures, Interscope Communications, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment.  Screenplay by Michael Auerbach.  Cinematography by Bobby Bukowski.  Produced by David Madden, Patrick Markey,John Morrissey, Susan Zachary.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Marcia Hinds.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing by Michael N. Knue.   Keith Carradine and Daryl Hannah lose custody of their little girl when their morally…

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The Last Days Of Disco (1998)

WHIT STILLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  Castle Rock Entertainment, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Westerly Films.  Screenplay by Whit Stillman.  Cinematography by John Thomas.  Produced by Whit Stillman.  Music by Mark Suozzo.  Production Design by Ginger Tougas.  Costume Design by Sarah Edwards.  Film Editing by Andrew Hafitz, Jay Pires.   True to the Whit Stillman mode of filmmaking, this film features young people who…

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Spice World (1997)

BOB SPIERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  United Kingdom, 1997.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Spice Productions, Fragile Films, Icon Entertainment International, Polygram Filmed Entertainment.  Screenplay by Kim Fuller, Jamie Curtis, from an idea by Kim Fuller, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Halliwell, Victoria Beckham.  Cinematography by Clive Tickner. Produced by Uri Fruchtmann, Mark L. Rosen, Barnaby Thompson. …

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Backbeat (1994)

IAIN SOFTLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/Germany, 1994.  Channel Four Films, Fortbeam, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Royal, Scala Productions, Wildgaze Films.  Screenplay by Iain Softley, Michael Thomas, Stephen Ward.  Cinematography by Ian Wilson.  Produced by Finola Dwyer, Stephen Woolley.  Music by Don Was.  Production Design by Joseph Bennett.  Costume Design by Sheena Napier.  Film Editing by Martin Walsh.   The early days of the…

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The Usual Suspects (1995)

BRYAN SINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA/Germany, 1995.  PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Spelling Films International, Blue Parrot, Bad Hat Harry Productions, Rosco Film GmbH.  Screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie.  Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.  Produced by Michael McDonnell, Bryan Singer.  Music by John Ottman.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Louise Mingenbach.  Film Editing by John Ottman.  Academy Awards 1995.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1995.   Golden…

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