Five Corners (1987)

TONY BILL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom/USA, 1987. Cineplex Odeon Films, HandMade Films. Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley. Cinematography by Fred Murphy. Produced by Tony Bill, Forrest Murray. Music by James Newton Howard. Production Design by Adrianne Lobel. Costume Design by Peggy Farrell. Film Editing by Andy Blumenthal. John Patrick Shanley pays…

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Dark Waters (2019)

TODD HAYNES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.    USA, 2019.  Killer Films, Participant.  Screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Mario Correa, based on the magazine article The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare by Nathaniel Rich.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.   Produced by Pamela Koffler, Mark Ruffalo, Jeff Skoll, Christine Vachon.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.   Production…

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Marjorie Prime (2017)

MICHAEL ALMEREYDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 2017.  Passage Pictures, BB Film Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Almereyda, based on the play by Jordan Harrison.  Cinematography by Sean Price Williams.  Produced by Michael Almereyda, Uri Singer.  Music by Mica Levi.  Production Design by Javiera Varas.  Costume Design by Kama K. Royz.  Film Editing by Kathryn J. Schubert.  Gotham Awards 2017.  Independent Spirit Awards 2017. An elderly woman…

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The Typewriter, The Rifle & The Movie Camera (1996)

ADAM SIMON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1996.  British Film Institute, Independent Film Channel.  Screenplay by Adam Simon.  Cinematography by Caroline Champetier.  Produced by Paula Jalfon, Colin MacCabe.  Film Editing by William Diver.   Adam Simon teams up with Tim Robbins to investigate the life and work of the great Samuel Fuller, a landmark American filmmaker who has…

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Green Lantern (2011)

MARTIN CAMPBELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2011.  Warner Bros., De Line Pictures, DC Entertainment, DC Comics.  Screen story by Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, Marc Guggenheim, Screenplay by Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, Marc Guggenheim, Michael Goldenberg.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by Greg Berlanti, Donald De Line.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Grant Major.  Costume Design by Ngila Dickson.  Film Editing…

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Bull Durham (1988)

RON SHELTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBBB.5.  USA, 1988.  The Mount Company.  Screenplay by Ron Shelton.  Cinematography by Bobby Byrne.  Produced by Mark Burg, Thom Mount.  Music by Michael Convertino.  Production Design by Armin Ganz.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by Robert Leighton, Adam Weiss.   One of the most enjoyable sports movies ever made is this classic comedy by Ron…

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Miss Firecracker (1989)

THOMAS SCHLAMME Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1989.  Corsair Pictures, Firecracker Company, Guadalupe Productions.   Screenplay by Beth Henley, based on her play The Miss Firecracker Contest.  Cinematography by Arthur Albert.  Produced by Fred Berner.  Music by David Mansfield.  Production Design by Kristi Zea.  Costume Design by Molly Maginnis.  Film Editing by Peter C. Frank.   Holly Hunter makes you care deeply about her…

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I.Q. (1994)

FRED SCHEPISI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1994.  Paramount Pictures, Sandollar.  Story by Andy Breckman, Screenplay by Andy Breckman, Michael Leeson.  Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Carol Baum, Fred Schepisi.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Stuart Wurtzel.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Jill Bilcock.   You knew that he was one of the greatest minds whose thoughts were ever…

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Cradle Will Rock (1999)

TIM ROBBINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1999.  Cradle Productions Inc., Havoc, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Tim Robbins.  Cinematography by Jean-Yves Escoffier.  Produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, Jon Kilik, Tim Robbins.  Music by David Robbins.  Production Design by Richard Hoover.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Geraldine Peroni.   Excellent ensemble comedy about the real life Red Scare events surrounding…

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Bob Roberts (1992)

TIM ROBBINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1992.  Miramax, Live Entertainment, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, The Rank Organisation, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Tim Robbins.  Cinematography by Jean Lepine.  Produced by Forrest Murray.  Music by David Robbins.  Production Design by Richard Hoover.  Costume Design by Bridget Kelly.  Film Editing by Lisa Zeno Churgin.   Tim Robbins stars and directs for the first time in…

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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  New Line Cinema, Eric’s Boy, Moving Pictures, Team Todd.  Screenplay by Mike Myers, Michael McCullers, based on characters created by Mike Myers.  Cinematography by Ueli Steiger.  Produced by John S. Lyons, Eric McLeod, Demi Moore, Mike Myers, Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd.  Music by George S. Clinton.  Production Design by Rusty Smith.  Costume Design…

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Catch A Fire (2006)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France/United Kingdom/South Africa/USA, 2006.  Focus Features, StudioCanal, Working Title Films, Mirage Enterprises.  Screenplay by Shawn Slovo.  Cinematography by Ron Fortunato, Garry Phillips.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Anthony Minghella, Robyn Slovo.  Music by Philip Miller.  Production Design by Johnny Breedt.  Costume Design by Reza Levy.  Film Editing by Jill Bilcock.  National Board of Review Awards…

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