Hero (1992)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5. Alternate Title: Accidental Hero USA, 1992.  Columbia Pictures.   Story by Laura Ziskin, Alvin Sargent, David Webb Peoples, Screenplay by David Webb Peoples.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.   Produced by Laura Ziskin.  Music by George Fenton.   Production Design by Dennis Gassner.   Costume Design by Richard Hornung.   Film Editing by…

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Light Sleeper (1992)

PAUL SCHRADER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1992.  Carolco Pictures, Grain of Sand Productions, Seven Arts.  Screenplay by Paul Schrader.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Linda Reisman.  Music by Michael Been.  Production Design by Richard Hornung.  Costume Design by Richard Hornung.  Film Editing by Kristina Boden.  Independent Spirit Awards 1992. This excellent drama by Paul Schrader features a marvelous script and…

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Sleeping With The Enemy (1991)

JOSEPH RUBEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1991.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Ronald Bass, based on the novel by Nancy Price.  Cinematography by John Lindley.  Produced by Leonard Goldberg.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Doug Kraner.  Costume Design by Richard Hornung.  Film Editing by George Bowers. Julia Roberts was already well into filming this wife-abuse thriller when…

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Dave (1993)

IVAN REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1993.  Warner Bros., Northern Lights Entertainment, Donner/Shuler-Donner Productions.  Screenplay by Gary Ross.  Cinematography by Adam Greenberg.  Produced by Ivan Reitman, Lauren Shuler Donner.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by J. Michael Riva.  Costume Design by Richard Hornung.  Film Editing by Sheldon Kahn.  Academy Awards 1993.  Golden Globe Awards 1993.   Delightful political comedy, featuring a brilliant screenplay…

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Less Than Zero (1987)

MAREK KANIEVSKA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 1987.  Twentieth Century Fox, Amercent Films, American Entertainment Partners L.P..  Screenplay by Harley Peyton, based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Jon Avnet, Jordan Kerner.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Barbara Ling.  Costume Design by Richard Hornung.  Film Editing by Peter E. Berger, Michael Tronick.  …

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Nixon (1995)

OLIVER STONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1995.  Cinergi Pictures Entertainment, Hollywood Pictures, Illusion Entertainment.  Screenplay by Oliver Stone, Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Oliver Stone, Clayton Townsend, Andrew G. Vajna.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Victor Kempster.  Costume Design by Richard Hornung.  Film Editing by Brian Berdan, Hank Corwin.  Academy Awards 1995.  Boston Film Critics…

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Natural Born Killers (1994)

OLIVER STONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 1994.  Warner Bros., Regency Enterprises, Alcor Films, Ixtlan, New Regency Pictures, J D Productions.  Story by Quentin Tarantino, Screenplay by David Veloz, Richard Rutowski, Oliver Stone.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Jane Hamsher, Don Murphy, Clayton Townsend.  Music by Brent Lewis.  Production Design by Victor Kempster.  Costume Design by Richard Hornung.  Film Editing by…

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The Grifters (1990)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1990.  Cineplex-Odeon Films.  Screenplay by Donald E. Westlake, based on the novel by Jim Thompson.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Robert A. Harris, Jim Painter, Martin Scorsese.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Richard Hornung.  Film Editing by Mick Audsley.  Academy Awards 1990. Boston Film Critics Awards 1990.   Golden…

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Barton Fink (1991)

JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1991.  Circle Films, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins. Produced by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Richard Hornung.  Film Editing by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen.  Academy Awards 1991.  Cannes Film Festival 1991.  Golden Globe Awards 1991.  New York Film…

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Miller’s Crossing (1990)

JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1990.  Circle Films, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, based on the novels Red Harvest and Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett.  Cinematography by Barry Sonnenfeld.  Produced by Ethan Coen.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Richard Hornung.  Film Editing by Michael R. Miller.  National Board…

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The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/Germany/USA, 1994.  Polygram Filmed Entertainment, PolyGram Filmproduktion, Silver Pictures, Warner Bros., Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Sam Raimi.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Ethan Coen.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Richard Hornung.  Film Editing by Thom Noble.  Cannes Film Festival 1994.   Stylish and witty film…

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Raising Arizona (1987)

JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1987.  Circle Films.  Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen.  Cinematography by Barry Sonnenfeld.  Produced by Ethan Coen.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by Richard Hornung.  Film Editing by Michael R. Miller. Early entry in the Coen Brothers canon that hit well enough with audiences and critics to…

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