MacGruber (2010)

JORMA TACCONE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.    USA, 2010.  Broadway Video, Michaels-Goldwyn, Relativity Media.  Screenplay by Will Forte, John Solomon, Jorma Taccone.  Cinematography by Brandon Trost.  Produced by John Goldwyn, Lorne Michaels.  Music by Matthew Compton.  Production Design by Robb Wilson King.  Costume Design by Susanna Puisto.  Film Editing  by Jamie Gross. Lots…

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Igby Goes Down (2002)

BURR STEERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2002.  United Artists, Atlantic Streamline, Crossroads Films, Helkon Media. Screenplay by Burr Steers.  Cinematography by Wedigo von Schultzendorff. Produced by Lisa Tornell, Marco Weber.  Music by Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson. Costume Design by Sarah Edwards.  Film Editing by William M. Anderson, Padraic McKinley.  Golden Globe Awards 2002.  Independent Spirit Awards 2002.  Las…

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The Bang Bang Club (2010)

STEVEN SILVER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Canada/South Africa, 2010.  Foundry Films, Instinctive Film, Out of Africa Entertainment, The Harold Greenberg Fund.  Screenplay by Steven Silver, based on the book The Bang Bang Club Snapshots From A Hidden War by Greg Marinovich, Joao Silva.  Cinematography by Miroslaw Baszak.  Produced by Adam Friedlander, Daniel Iron, Lance Samuels.  Music by Philip Miller.  Production Design by…

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Cruel Intentions (1999)

ROGER KUMBLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1999.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Cruel Productions LLC, Newmarket Capital Group, Original Film.  Screenplay by Roger Kumble, based on the novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos.  Cinematography by Theo van de Sande.  Produced by Neal H. Moritz.  Music by Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by Jon Gary Steele.  Costume Design by Denise Wingate.  Film Editing by…

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Crimson Tide (1995)

TONY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1995.  Hollywood Pictures, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films.  Story by Michael Schiffer, Richard P. Henrick, Screenplay by Michael Schiffer.  Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Don Simpson.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Michael White.  Costume Design by George L. Little.  Film Editing by Chris Lebenzon.  Academy Awards 1995.   What a ride! Submarines haven’t…

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Crash (2004)

PAUL HAGGIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Germany, 2004.  Bob Yari Productions, DEJ Productions, Blackfriars Bridge Films, Harris Company, ApolloProScreen Filmproduktion, Bull’s Eye Entertainment, Incognito Pictures.  Story by Paul Haggis, Screenplay by Paul Haggis, Robert Moresco.  Cinematography by James M. Muro.  Produced by Don Cheadle, Paul Haggis, Mark R. Harris, Robert Moresco, Cathy Schulman, Bob Yari.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production…

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I Know What You Did Last Summer

BB.5 (out of 5) Cheesy teen flick that tries to cash in on the success of Wes Craven’s hit horror film Scream has a group of teenagers accidentally run over a wayward fisherman one night after a big party, then dump the body and hope no one ever finds out about it. One year later,…

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White Squall (1996)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1996.  Hollywood Pictures, Largo Entertainment, Scott Free Productions.  Screenplay by Todd Robinson, based on the book The Last Voyage Of The Albatross by Charles Gieg Jr., Felix Sutton.  Cinematography by Hugh Johnson.  Produced by Mimi Polk Gitlin, Rocky Lang.  Music by Jeff Rona.  Production Design by Peter J. Hampton, Leslie Tomkins.  Costume Design by Judianna…

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The Lincoln Lawyer

BBBB (out of 5) Matthew McConaughey puts his slimy charms to great use in this solid legal thriller with a wonderful twist on an old story: what happens when a lawyer not only knows that his client is guilty, but also knows that revealing it could get him into serious trouble?  A party-happy rich kid (Ryan…

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Flags Of Our Fathers (2006)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2006.  DreamWorks, Warner Bros., Amblin Entertainment, Malpaso Productions.  Screenplay by William Broyles Jr., Paul Haggis, based on the book by James Bradley, Ron Powers.  Cinematography by Tom Stern.  Produced by Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Steven Spielberg.  Music by Clint Eastwood.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Deborah Hopper.  Film Editing by Joel…

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54

BB (out of 5) Mark Christopher makes a valiant attempt to recapture the freewheeling world of drugs and sex that made up a good part of the Studio 54 experience in the seventies, but thanks to too many story cuts by Miramax honchos (and possibly other sources of disapproval) the end result is cowardly and…

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Playing By Heart

BBBB (out of 5) Three women all have relationship troubles and are currently trying to work them out:  Madeleine Stowe is having a clandestine, sex-only affair with a friend (Anthony Edwards) who is not her husband, Angelina Jolie (the best in the film) is in love with anti-relationship man Ryan Phillippe, and Gillian Anderson can’t allow herself to…

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