Beowulf (2007)

ROBERT ZEMECKIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2007.  Paramount Pictures, Shangri-La Entertainment, ImageMovers.  Screenplay by Neil Gaiman, Roger Avary, based on the epic poem by Anonymous.  Cinematography by Robert Presley.  Produced by Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Doug Chiang.  Costume Design by Gabriella Pescucci.  Film Editing by Jeremiah O’Driscoll.  Online Film Critics Awards 2007.   It’s no easy…

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Pulp Fiction (1994)

QUENTIN TARANTINO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1994.  Miramax, A Band Apart, Jersey Films.  Story by Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary, Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino.  Cinematography by Andrzej Sekula.  Produced by Lawrence Bender.  Production Design by David Wasco.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing by Sally Menke.   Independent film became a truly commercial entity when Quentin Tarantino’s brilliant drama hit the…

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The Rules Of Attraction

B (out of 5) Yet another Bret Easton Ellis novel has been made a terrible film (Less Than Zero and American Psycho being the other pristine examples).  James Van Der Beek plays a drug-loving college student who is in trouble with his dealers and in love with Shannyn Sossamon.  Sossamon likes him too, but she’s also…

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Killing Zoe (1993)

ROGER AVARY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  France/USA, 1993.  Davis-Films, Live Entertainment, PFG Entertainment.  Screenplay by Roger Avary.  Cinematography by Tom Richmond.  Produced by Samuel Hadida.  Music by tomandandy.  Production Design by David Wasco.  Costume Design by Mary Claire Hannan.  Film Editing by Kathryn Himoff.   Eric Stoltz shows up in Paris to help his friend (Jean-Hugues Anglade) pull off a bank robbery.  He spends…

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