A League Of Their Own (1992)

PENNY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1992.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Parkway Productions.  Story by Kim Wilson, Kelly Candaele, Screenplay by Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel.  Cinematography by Miroslav Ondricek.  Produced by Elliot Abbott, Robert Greenhut.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Bill Groom.  Costume Design by Cynthia Flynt.  Film Editing by Adam Bernardi, George Bowers.   With most able-bodied men off fighting in the trenches…

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Deep Impact (1998)

MIMI LEDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1998.  Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, Zanuck/Brown Productions, Manhattan Project.  Screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin, Michael Tolkin.Cinematography by Dietrich Lohmann.  Produced by David Brown, Richard D. Zanuck.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Leslie Dilley.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Paul Cichocki, David Rosenbloom.   The insults to human intelligence that hurl themselves…

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Ghost Town (2008)

DAVID KOEPP Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2008.  DreamWorks, Spyglass Entertainment, Pariah.  Screenplay by David Koepp, John Kamps.  Cinematography by Fred Murphy.  Produced by Gavin Polone.  Music by Geoff Zanelli.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Sarah Edwards.  Film Editing by Sam Seig.  Toronto International Film Festival 2008. Insipid romantic comedy that is neither funny nor particularly romantic, starring Ricky…

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Jurassic Park III (2001)

JOE JOHNSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2001.  Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment.  Screenplay by Peter Buchman, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor, based on characters created by Michael Crichton.  Cinematography by Shelly Johnson.  Produced by Larry J. Franco, Kathleen Kennedy.  Music by Don Davis.  Production Design by Ed Verreaux.  Costume Design by Betsy Cox.  Film Editing by Robert Dalva.   Weak entry in the dinosaur saga…

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Wyatt Earp (1994)

LAWRENCE KASDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1994.   Warner Bros., Tig Productions, Kasdan Pictures, Eaves Movie Ranch, Paragon Entertainment Corporation.   Screenplay by Dan Gordon, Lawrence Kasdan.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.   Produced by Kevin Costner, Lawrence Kasdan, Jim Wilson.   Music by James Newton Howard.   Production Design by Ida Random.   Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.   Film…

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Switch (1991)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1991.  Beco Films, Cinema Plus, Home Box Office.  Screenplay by Blake Edwards.  Cinematography by Dick Bush.  Produced by Tony Adams.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Rodger Maus.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Robert Pergament.   Ellen Barkin‘s hysterical performance is the main reason to watch this one-joke comedy. One of…

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Flirting With Disaster (1996)

DAVID O. RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1996.  Miramax.  Screenplay by David O. Russell.  Cinematography by Eric Alan Edwards.  Produced by Dean Silvers.  Music by Stephen Endelman.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson.  Costume Design by Ellen Lutter.  Film Editing by Christopher Tellefsen.  Independent Spirit Awards 1996.   Brilliant, witty film by David O. Russell (his second after Spanking The Monkey) about a new…

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Spanglish

B (out of 5) A little girl’s application to Princeton University is the subject of this dreadful comedy-drama. She relates, in badly written narration, the story of how she was raised by her Mexican mother (Spanish actress Paz Vega) in Los Angeles while working as a housekeeper for a thoroughly messed up family led by…

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Bad Boys (1995)

MICHAEL BAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1995.  Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films.  Story by George Gallo, Screenplay by Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland, Doug Richardson.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Don Simpson.  Music by Mark Mancina.  Production Design by John Vallone.  Costume Design by Bobbie Read.  Film Editing by Christian Wagner.   The great chemistry between the two stars of this…

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Hollywood Ending (2002)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2002.  DreamWorks, Gravier Productions, Perdido Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Wedigo von Schultzendorff.  Produced by Letty Aronson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Melissa Toth.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter. A has-been, hypochondriac filmmaker (Woody Allen) is given the opportunity of a lifetime when his producer ex-wife (Téa Leoni) throws a…

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People I Know

DANIEL ALGRANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Al Pacino is terrific as an overworked, aging New York City publicist who is planning a big shindig to raise money for African refugees who are being deported. The night before the fundraiser, his one major client (Ryan O’Neal) shows up in need of a favour: a television starlet…

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