Steal Big, Steal Little (1995)

ANDREW DAVIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1995.  Chicago Pacific Entertainment, Savoy Pictures.  Story by Andrew Davis, Teresa Tucker-Davies, Frank Ray Perilli, Screenplay by Andrew Davis, Lee Blessing, Jeanne Blake, Terry Kahn.   Cinematography by Frank Tidy.   Produced by Fred C. Caruso, Andrew Davis.  Music by William Olvis.  Production Design by Michael D. Haller. …

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The Disappearance Of Garcia Lorca (1997)

MARCO ZURINAGA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Alternate title:  Death In Granada Spain/France/USA/Puerto Rico, 1997.  Antena 3 Televisión, Canal+, Enrique Cerezo Producciones Cinematográficas S.A., Esparza / Katz Productions, Kanzaman, Miramar Films.  Screenplay by Marco Zurinaga, Juan Antonio Ramos, Neil Cohen, based on the books The Assassination of Federico Garcia Lorca and Federico Garcia Lorca: A Life by Ian…

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The Rapture (1991)

MICHAEL TOLKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1991.  New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Michael Tolkin.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.  Produced by Karen Koch, Nancy Tenenbaum, Nick Wechsler.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Robin Standefer.  Costume Design by Giovanna Ottobre-Melton.  Film Editing by Suzanne Fenn.   Mimi Rogers plays a swinging single telephone operator who has grown weary of going out with her male…

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The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)

ROBERT REDFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1988.  Esparza, Universal Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises. Screenplay by John Nichols, David S. Ward, based on the novel by John Nichols.  Cinematography by Robbie Greenberg.  Produced by Moctesuma Esparza, Robert Redford.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Joe Aubel, Thomas L. Roysden.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Dede Allen,…

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American History X (1998)

TONY KAYE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1998.  New Line Cinema, Savoy Pictures, The Turman-Morrissey Company.  Screenplay by David McKenna.  Cinematography by Tony Kaye.  Produced by John Morrissey.  Music by Anne Dudley.  Production Design by Jon Gary Steele, Phill Zagajewski.  Costume Design by Doug Hall.  Film Editing by Gerald B. Greenberg, Alan Heim.   Powerful film tackles racism in America without flinching for…

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Lone Star (1996)

JOHN SAYLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1996.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Castle Rock Entertainment, Rio Dulce.  Screenplay by John Sayles.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by R. Paul Miller, Maggie Renzi.  Music by Mason Daring.  Production Design by Dan Bishop.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film Editing by John Sayles.   John Sayles’ writing in this fascinating drama wanders a bit too much…

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