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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Daddy (2015)

GERALD McCULLOUCH Bil’s rating (out of 5): 0.  USA, 2015.  From Stage To Screen.  Screenplay by Dan Via, based on his play.  Cinematography by Svetlana Cvetko. Produced by Gerald McCullouch, Allison Vanore.  Music by Rob Gokee.  Production Design by Heidi Koleto.  Costume Design by Sharell Martin.  Film Editing by Peggy Davis.   Podcast: Bad Gay Movies….

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Glory (1989)

EDWARD ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1989.  TriStar Pictures, Freddie Fields Productions.  Screenplay by Kevin Jarre, based on the letters of Robert Gould Shaw, the book Lay This Laurel by Lincoln Kirstein and the book One Gallant Rush by Peter Burchard.  Cinematography by Freddie Francis.  Produced by Freddie Fields.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Norman Garwood.  Costume Design by Francine Jamison-Tanchuck.  Film…

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Mighty Joe Young (1998)

RON UNDERWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1998.  RKO Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Mark Rosenthal, Lawrence Konner, based on a story by Merian C. Cooper and a screenplay by Ruth Rose. Cinematography by Donald Peterman, Oliver Wood.  Produced by Ted Hartley, Tom Jacobson.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Molly Maginnis.  Film Editing by Paul Hirsch.  Academy…

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Of Mice And Men (1992)

GARY SINISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1992.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Horton Foote, based on the novel by John Steinbeck.  Cinematography by Kenneth MacMillan. Produced by Gary Sinise.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film Editing by Robert L. Sinise.  Cannes Film Festival 1992.   Faithful, literate adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel is passionately adapted to…

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Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)

MIKE MITCHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1999.  Happy Madison Productions, Out of the Blue… Entertainment, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Harris Goldberg, Rob Schneider.  Cinematography by Peter Lyons Collister.  Produced by Barry Bernardi, Sidney Ganis.  Music by Teddy Castellucci.  Production Design by Alan Au.  Costume Design by Molly Maginnis.  Film Editing by George Bowers, Lawrence Jordan, Doron Shauly.   Despite the idiotic writing, star…

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Bandits (2001)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 2001.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Hyde Park Entertainment, Empire Pictures, Lotus Pictures, Baltimore Spring Creek Productions, Cheyenne Enterprises.  Screenplay by Harley Peyton.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Ashok Amirtraj, Michele Berk, Michael Birnbaum, David Hoberman, Barry Levinson, Arnold Rifkin, Paula Weinstein.  Music by Christopher Young.  Production Design by Victor Kempster.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by…

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Office Space

BBB.5 (out of 5) Ron Livingston plays a disgruntled office worker goes to occupational therapy and finds himself stuck in a completely stress-free state of mind when his hypnotist dies in the middle of the session. Now that he can approach his work with more soundness in mind and body, our hero can handle such things as…

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A Dangerous Woman

BB (out of 5) A great deal of publicity preceded this film, mainly pushing Debra Winger for awards consideration; ultimately the film made little impact and she got all her nominations for Shadowlands that year instead. She’s effective as a mentally challenged woman who lives with her patient aunt (Barbara Hershey) and is known for always being completely honest. Her…

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Judas Kiss (1998)

BBB.5 (out of 5) Adorable Jim Thompson-esque gangster film features excellent characters actors and fun twisted plot. Carla Gugino and Simon Baker take a prominent political figure’s lover (Greg Wise) for ransom, but when a shooting occurs during the kidnapping it makes the whole deal a little hairier than expected. Now the players in this game have…

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The Fluffer (2001)

RICHARD GLATZER, WASH WESTMORELAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2001.  Fluff and Fold LLC.  Screenplay by Wash Westmoreland.  Cinematography by Mark Putnam.  Produced by Victoria Robinson, John Sylla.  Music by John Vaughn, Micko Westmoreland.  Production Design by Devorah Herbert.  Costume Design by Gitte Meldgaard.  Film Editing by John Binninger.  Toronto International Film Festival 2001.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies. Sean (Michael Cunio), recently moved…

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Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas

0 (out of 5) Painfully unwatchable film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s novel stars a very funny Johnny Depp in the lead role as Thompson’s alter ego. Benicio Del Toro comes along for the drug-induced ride as Depp’s lawyer when the two of them decide to go to Las Vegas and do a report on a motorcycle…

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