RoboCop 3 (1993)

FRED DEKKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1993.  Orion Pictures.  Story by Frank Miller, Screenplay by Frank Miller, Fred Dekker, based on characters created by Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner.  Cinematography by Gary B. Kibbe.  Produced by Patrick Crowley.  Music by Basil Poledouris.  Production Design by Hilda Stark.  Costume Design by Ha Nguyen.  Film Editing by Bert Lovitt.  Our cyberhero keeps blowing stuff…

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King of Kings (1961)

NICHOLAS RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1961.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Philip Yordan.  Cinematography by Manuel Berenguer, Milton R. Krasner, Franz Planer.   Produced by Cecil B. DeMille.  Music by Hugo Riesenfeld.  Production Design by Dan Sayre Groesback, Anton Grot, Julian Harrison, Edward C. Jewell.  Costume Design by Adrian, Earl Luick, Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by Anne Bauchens, Harold McLernon.   Biblical epics were…

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1 P.M. (1971)

JEAN-LUC GODARD, RICHARD LEACOCK, D.A. PENNEBAKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1971.  Leacock-Pennebaker.  Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard, D.A. Pennebaker.  Cinematography by Jean-Luc Godard, Richard Leacock, D.A. Pennebaker.  Produced by Richard Leacock, D.A. Pennebaker.  Film Editing by D.A. Pennebaker. The plan was for Jean-Luc Godard to team up with D.A. Pennebaker and make a film called 1AM (or “One…

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Men In Black II (2002)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 2002.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Amblin Entertainment, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation.  Story by Robert Gordon, Screenplay by Robert Gordon, Barry Fanaro, based on Malibu Comics by Lowell Cunningham.  Cinematography by Greg Gardiner.  Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Bo Welch.  Costume Design by Mary E. Vogt.  Film Editing by Richard…

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Men In Black (1997)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1997.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Amblin Entertainment, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation.  Story and screenplay by Ed Solomon, based on the comic by Lowell Cunningham. Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Bo Welch.  Costume Design by Mary E. Vogt.  Film Editing by Jim Miller.  …

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Jinxed (1982)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.    USA, 1982.  Herb Jaffe.  Story by Frank D. Gilroy, Screenplay by Frank D. Gilroy, David Newman.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Herb Jaffe.  Music by Miles Goodman, Bruce Roberts.  Production Design by Ted Haworth.  Costume Design by Robert De Mora.  Film Editing by Douglas Stewart. A blackjack dealer (Ken Wahl) is in a major professional crisis…

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The Seduction Of Joe Tynan (1979)

JERRY SCHATZBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1979.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Alan Alda.  Cinematography by Adam Holender.  Produced by Martin Bregman.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by David Chapman.  Costume Design by Jo Ynocencio.  Film Editing by Evan A. Lottman. Alan Alda‘s Joe Tynan is thrown into a crisis of conscience when he is asked by an old friend (Melvyn Douglas)…

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How To Make An American Quilt (1995)

JOCELYN MOORHOUSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1995.  Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jane Anderson, based on the novel by Whitney Otto.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Sarah Pillsbury, Midge Sanford.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Leslie Dilley.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Jill Bilcock.   How much better this film would have been if…

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Bee Movie (2007)

STEVE HICKNER, SIMON J. SMITH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2007.  DreamWorks Animation, Columbus 81 Productions, Pacific Data Images.  Screenplay by Jerry Seinfeld, Spike Feresten, Barry Marder, Andy Robin, additional screenplay material by Chuck Martin, Tom Papa.  Produced by Jerry Seinfeld, Christina Steinberg.  Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Alex McDowell.  Costume Design by Jane Poole.  Film Editing…

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Cross Creek (1983)

MARTIN RITT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1983.  Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Dalene Young, based on the book by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.  Cinematography by John A. Alonzo.  Produced by Robert B. Radnitz, Martin Ritt.  Music by Leonard Rosenman.  Production Design by Walter Scott Herndon.  Costume Design by Joe I. Tompkins.  Film Editing by Sidney Levin.   Gorgeous drama…

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The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976)

NICOLAS ROEG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1976.  British Lion Film Corporation, Cinema 5.  Screenplay by Paul Mayersberg, based on the novel by Walter Tevis.  Cinematography by Anthony B. Richmond.  Produced by Michael Deeley, Barry Spikings.  Music by John Phillips, Stomu Yamashta.  Production Design by Brian Eatwell.  Costume Design by May Routh.  Film…

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Baby Doll (1956)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1956.  Newtown Productions.  Screenplay by Tennessee Williams.   Cinematography by Boris Kaufman.  Produced by Elia Kazan.  Music by Kenyon Hopkins.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by Gene Milford.   Carroll Baker‘s performance is the best reason to see this film by Elia Kazan.  Like most of Tennessee…

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