The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell Of Fear (1991)

DAVID ZUCKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1991.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by David Zucker, Pat Proft, based on the television series Police Squad by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker.  Cinematography by Robert M. Stevens.  Produced by Robert K. Weiss.  Music by Ira Newborn.  Production Design by John J. Lloyd.  Costume Design by Taryn De Chellis.  Film Editing by Christopher Greenbury, James R. Symons.  …

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Transamerica (2005)

DUNCAN TUCKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. USA, 2005.  Belladonna Productions.  Screenplay by Duncan Tucker.  Cinematography by Stephen Kazmierski.  Produced by Rene Bastian, Sebastian Dungan, Linda Moran.  Music by David Mansfield.  Production Design by Mark White.  Costume Design by Danny Glicker.  Film Editing by Pam Wise.  Academy Awards 2005.  Golden Globe Awards 2005.  Independent Spirit Awards 2005.  Las Vegas Film Critics 2005.  National Board of Review Awards…

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The Quick And The Dead (1995)

SAM RAIMI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA/Japan, 1995.  TriStar Pictures, Japan Satellite Broadcasting, IndieProd Company Productions.  Screenplay by Simon Moore. Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Joshua Donen, Patrick Markey, Allen Shapiro.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein. Costume Design by Judianna Makovksy.  Film Editing by Pietro Scalia.   Sharon Stone has a great time parading around this western…

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Ghost Dad (1990)

SIDNEY POITIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1990.  Universal Pictures, SAH Productions.  Story by Brent Maddock, S.S. Wilson, Screenplay by Chris Reese, Brent Maddock, S.S. Wilson. Cinematography by Andrew Laszlo.  Produced by Terence Nelson.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Winnie D. Brown.  Film Editing by Pembroke J. Herring.   While in a coma after a…

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The Real McCoy

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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Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Alternate title:  9 1/2 Weeks USA, 1986.  Producers Sales Organization, Jonesfilm, Galactic Films, Triple Ajaxxx.  Screenplay by Sarah Kernochan, Zalman King, Patricia Louisianna Knop, based on the novel by Elizabeth McNeill.  Cinematography by Peter Biziou.  Produced by Mark Damon, Sidney Kimmel, Zalman King, Antony Rufus-Isaacs.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Ken Davis.  Costume…

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My Cousin Vinny (1992)

JONATHAN LYNN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1992.  Palo Vista Productions, Peter V. Miller Investment Corp., Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Dale Launer.  Cinematography by Peter Deming.  Produced by Dale Launer, Paul Schiff.  Music by Randy Edelman. Production Design by Victoria Paul.  Costume Design by Carol Wood.  Film Editing by Tony Lombardo, Stephen E. Rivkin.  Academy Awards 1992.   One of the…

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The New World (2005)

TERRENCE MALICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2005.  New Line Cinema, Sunflower Productions, Sarah Green Film, First Foot Films, The Virginia Company LLC.  Screenplay by Terrence Malick.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Sarah Green.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Jack Fisk.  Costume Design by Jacqueline West.  Film Editing by Richard Chew, Hank Corwin, Saar Klein, Mark Yoshikawa.  Academy…

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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

TOM SHADYAC Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1994.  Morgan Creek Entertainment Group.  Story by Jack Bernstein, Screenplay by Jack Bernstein, Tom Shadyac, Jim Carrey.  Cinematography by Julio Macat.  Produced by James G. Robinson.  Music by Ira Newborn.  Production Design by William A. Elliott.  Costume Design by Bobbie Read.  Film Editing by Don Zimmerman.   The film that made Jim Carrey a superstar is a…

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The Sentinel

CLARK JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.   Michael Douglas plays a veteran Secret Service agent who once took a bullet for President Reagan. Now in the employ of the current (fictitious) leader (David Rasche), he discovers a plot to kill the president that involves a mole from within his ranks. A lie detector test reveals…

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Lincoln (2012)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2012.  DreamWorks, Twentieth Century Fox, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media, Dune Entertainment, Amblin Entertainment, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Tony Kushner, based on the book by Doris Kearns Goodwin.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design by…

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The Rookie

BBB (out of 5) Dennis Quaid plays a high school baseball coach who was once in line to make it to the majors but had to quit after an injury ruined his dreams of being a star player. Now a married man (to beautiful Rachel Griffiths) and father, Quaid is convinced by his ballplayers to once…

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