The Predator (2018)

SHANE BLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.   USA/Canada, 2018.  Twentieth Century Fox, Davis Entertainment, TSG Entertainment, Canada Film Capital, Dark Castle Entertainment.  Screenplay by Fred Dekker, Shane Black, based on characters created by Jim Thomas and John Thomas.  Cinematography by Larry Fong.  Produced by John Davis, Lawrence Gordon.  Music by Henry Jackman.  Production Design by Martin Whist.  Costume Design by Tish Monaghan.  Film…

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LOL (2012)

LISA AZUELOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2012.  Double Feature Films, Lol Productions, Mandate Pictures, PIC Agency.  Screenplay by Lisa Azuelos, Kamir Ainouz, based on the film LOL [Laughing Out Loud] by Lisa Azuelos, Nans Delgado.  Cinematography by Kieran McGuigan.  Produced by Tish Cyrus, Esteban Martin, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher.  Music by Rob Simonsen.  Production Design by Happy Massee.  Costume Design…

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Face/Off (1997)

JOHN WOO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1997.  Permut Presentations, Touchstone Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Douglas/Reuther Productions, WCG Entertainment Productions.  Screenplay by Mike Werb, Michael Colleary.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by Terence Chang, Christopher Godsick, Barrie M. Osborne, David Permut.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Neil Spisak.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Steven Kemper, Christian Wagner.   You’ll actually enjoy…

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The Velocity Of Gary * * (Not His Real Name) (1998)

DAN IRELAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1998.  Cineville, Columbia TriStar Home Video, Dan Lupovitz Productions, Ventanarosa Productions.  Screenplay by James Still. Cinematography by Claudio Rocha.  Produced by Dan Lupovitz.  Music by Peitor Angell.  Production Design by Amy B. Ancona.  Costume Design by Tim Chappel.  Film Editing by Luis Colina, Debra Goldfield.   Appealing characters are a plus in this uneven romantic…

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The Punisher (2004)

JONATHAN HENSLEIGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Germany, 2004.  Lions Gate Films, Marvel Enterprises, Valhalla Motion Pictures, VIP 2 Medienfonds, VIP 3 Medienfonds, Artisan Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Marvel Entertainment, St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission.  Screenplay by Jonathan Hensleigh, Michael France.  Cinematography by Conrad W. Hall.  Produced by Avi Arad, Gale Anne Hurd.  Music by Carlo Siliotto.  Production Design by Michael…

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Deep Blue Sea (1999)

RENNY HARLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Australia, 1999.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Groucho III Film Partnership, Riche-Ludwig Productions.  Screenplay by Duncan Kennedy, Donna Powers, Wayne Powers.  Cinematography by Stephen F. Windon.  Produced by Akiva Goldsman, Tony Ludwig, Don MacBain, Alan Riche.  Music by Trevor Rabin.  Production Design by Joseph Bennett, William Sandell.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Derek Brechin,…

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Dreamcatcher (2003)

LAWRENCE KASDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA/Australia, 2003.   Castle Rock Entertainment, Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Kasdan Pictures, WV Films II.   Screenplay by William Goldman, Lawrence Kasdan, based on the novel by Stephen King.   Cinematography by John Seale.   Produced by Lawrence Kasdan, Charles Okun.   Music by James Newton Howard.   Production Design by Jon…

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Molly (1999)

JOHN DUIGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Absolute Entertainment, Cockamamie, Heckerling-Caplan, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Dick Christie.  Cinematography by Gabriel Beristain.  Produced by William J. MacDonald.  Music by Trevor Jones.  Production Design by Sharon Seymour.  Costume Design by Carol Oditz.  Film Editing by Humphrey Dixon.   Elisabeth Shue‘s touching performance is the best reason to watch this average melodrama about a brother coming to grips with…

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Original Sin (2001)

MICHAEL CRISTOFER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB. France/USA, 2001.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Hyde Park Entertainment, Via Rosa Productions, DiNovi Pictures, Intermedia Films, UGC International, Epsilon Motion Pictures.  Screenplay by Michael Cristofer, based on the novel Waltz Into Darkness by Cornell Woolrich.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Denise Di Novi, Kate Guinzburg, Carol Lees.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by David J. Bomba.  Costume Design…

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The Thin Red Line (1998)

TERRENCE MALICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1998.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Geisler-Roberdeau, Phoenix Pictures.  Screenplay by Terrence Malick, based on the novel by James Jones.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Robert Michael Geisler, Grant Hill, John Roberdeau.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Jack Fisk.  Costume Design by Margot Wilson.  Film Editing by Leslie Jones, Saar Klein, Billy Weber.   Poetic, haunting…

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Boogie Nights (1997)

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1997.  New Line Cinema, Lawrence Gordon Productions, Ghoulardi Film Company.  Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Paul Thomas Anderson, Lloyd Levin, John S. Lyons, JoAnne Sellar.  Music by Michael Penn.  Production Design by Bob Ziembicki.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Dylan Tichenor.   No matter how well…

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Magnolia (1999)

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1999.  Ghoulardi Film Company, New Line Cinema, The Magnolia Project.  Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Paul Thomas Anderson, JoAnne Sellar.  Music by Jon Brion.  Production Design by William Arnold, Mark Bridges.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Dylan Tichenor.   Moving tribute to broken hearts and…

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