Ghost World (2001)

TERRY ZWIGOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom/Germany, 2001.  United Artists, Granada Film Productions, Jersey Shore, Mr. Mudd, Advanced Medien, Capitol Films.  Screenplay by Daniel Clowes, Terry Zwigoff, based on the comic book by Daniel Clowes.  Cinematography by Affonso Beato.  Produced by Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Russell Smith.  Music by David Kitay.  Production Design by Edward T. McAvoy.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film…

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Dungeons And Dragons (2000)

COURTNEY SOLOMON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA/Czech Republic, 2000.  New Line Cinema, Sweetpea Entertainment, Silver Pictures, Behaviour Worldwide, MDP Worldwide, Stillking Films.  Screenplay by Topper Lilien, Carroll Cartwright, based on the game by E. Gary Gygax.  Cinematography by Douglas Milsome. Produced by Thomas M. Hammel, Kia Jam, Courtney Solomon.    Music by Justin Caine Burnett.    Production…

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Clear And Present Danger (1994)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1994.  Mace Neufeld Productions, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Donald Stewart, Steven Zaillian, John Milius, based on the novel by Tom Clancy.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Mace Neufeld, Robert Rehme.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Terence Marsh.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Neil Travis.   Jack Ryan returns for his…

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Patriot Games (1992)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1992.  Mace Neufeld Productions, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by W. Peter Iliff, Donald Stewart, based on the novel by Tom Clancy.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine. Produced by Mace Neufeld, Robert Rehme.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Joseph C. Nemec III.  Costume Design by Norma Moriceau.  Film Editing by William Hoy, Neil Travis. CIA man…

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Hocus Pocus (1993)

KENNY ORTEGA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1993.  Rhythm & Hues Studios, Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Studios.  Story by David Kirschner, Mick Garris, Screenplay by Mick Garris, Neil Cuthbert.  Cinematography by Hiro Narita.  Produced by Steven Haft, David Kirschner.  Music by John Debney.  Production Design by William Sandell.  Costume Design by Mary E. Vogt.  Film Editing by Peter E. Berger.   The…

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The Hole (2001)

NICK HAMM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 2001.  Canal+, Cowboy Films, Film Council, Granada Film Productions, Impact Pictures, Pathé Pictures International.  Screenplay by Ben Court, Caroline Ip, based on the novel After The Hole by Guy Burt.  Cinematography by Denis Crossan.  Produced by Jeremy Bolt, Lisa Bryer, Pippa Cross.  Music by Clint Mansell.  Production Design by Eve Stewart.  Costume Design…

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Now And Then (1995)

LESLI LINKA GLATTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1995.  New Line Cinema, Moving Pictures, First Independent Films.  Screenplay by I. Marlene King.  Cinematography by Ueli Steiger.  Produced by Demi Moore, Suzanne Todd.  Music by Cliff Eidelman.  Production Design by Gershon Ginsburg, Anne Kuljian.  Costume Design by Deena Appel.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Cambas.   Four friends who experienced their coming-of-age together are reunited for…

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Paradise (1991)

MARY AGNES DONOGHUE Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBB.5.  USA, 1991.  Grand Highway Productions, Interscope Communications, Touchstone Pictures, Touchwood Pacific Partners 1.  Screenplay by Mary Agnes Donoghue, based on the novel Le Grand Chemin by Jean-Loup Hubert.  Cinematography by Jerzy Zielinski.  Produced by Scott Kroopf, Patrick J. Palmer.  Music by David Newman.  Production Design by Marcia Hinds, Evelyn Sakash.  Costume Design by…

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American Beauty (1999)

SAM MENDES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1999.  DreamWorks, Jinks/Cohen Company.  Screenplay by Alan Ball.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Naomi Shohan.  Costume Design by Julie Weiss.  Film Editing by Tariq Anwar, Christopher Greenbury.   Stupendous film debut from director Sam Mendes that’s a must-see for anyone who enjoyed Ang…

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Monkey Trouble (1994)

FRANCO AMURRI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Japan, 1994.  New Line Cinema, Percy Main, Effe Productions, Victor Company of Japan, Ridley Scott Productions.  Screenplay by Franco Amurri, Stu Krieger.  Cinematography by Luciano Tovoli.  Produced by Mimi Polk Gitlin, Heidi Rufus Isaacs.  Music by Mark Mancina.  Production Design by Leslie Dilley.  Costume Design by Eileen Kennedy.  Film Editing by Ray Lovejoy, Chris Peppe.   Youngsters will no…

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