Timecop (1994)

PETER HYAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Canada/USA/Japan, 1994.  Largo Entertainment, JVC Entertainment Networks, Signature Pictures, Renaissance Pictures, Dark Horse Entertainment, Largo International N.V..  Story by Mike Richardson, Mark Verheiden, Screenplay by Mark Verheiden, based on the comic series by Mike Richardson, Mark Verheiden.  Cinematography by Peter Hyams.  Produced by Moshe Diamant, Sam Raimi.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Philip…

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Traffic (2000)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Germany/USA, 2000.  Compulsion Inc., Initial Entertainment Group, Splendid Medien AG, The Bedford Falls Company, USA Films.  Screenplay by Stephen Gaghan, based on the miniseries Traffik by Simon Moore.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Laura Bickford, Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick.  Music by Cliff Martinez.  Production Design by Philip Messina.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by Stephen Mirrione.  Academy…

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Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2007.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Jerry Weintraub Productions, Section Eight.  Screenplay by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, based on characters created by George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Jerry Weintraub.  Music by David Holmes.  Production Design by Philip Messina.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by Stephen Mirrione.  Cannes Film Festival 2007.  …

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Another Stakeout

BB.5 (out of 5) Half-baked sequel to the first comedy reunites Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez, plus throws in the new addition of comedienne Rosie O’Donnell. O’Donnell is a member of the DA’s office who has to pretend to be Dreyfuss’ wife with Estevez as their son; they’re assigned to watch a lakefront estate that houses…

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L.A. Confidential

BBBBB (out of 5) Hands-down my favourite American film of the nineties. Curtis Hanson shocked the world by proving to be not only a great director but an auteur with this unbeatable adaptation of James Ellroy’s terrifying novel about corruption and crime among members of the LAPD in the 1950s. The hard-boiled detective story angle…

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