Air Force One (1997)

WOLFGANG PETERSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Germany, 1997.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Beacon Communications, Radiant Productions, Beacon Pictures.  Screenplay by Andrew W. Marlowe.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Armyan Bernstein, Gail Katz, Wolfgang Petersen, Jon Shestack.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by William Sandell.  Costume Design by Erica Edell Phillips.  Film Editing by Richard Francis-Bruce.  Academy Awards 1997.   Exciting, edge-of-your-seat thriller has President of…

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Die Hard 2 (1990)

RENNY HARLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1990.  Twentieth Century Fox, Gordon Company, Silver Pictures.  Screenplay by Steven E. de Souza, Doug Richardson, based on the novel 58 Minutes by Walter Wager.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by Charles Gordon, Lawrence Gordon, Joel Silver.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by John Vallone.  Costume Design by Marilyn Vance.  Film Editing by Stuart Baird, Robert…

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The Goodbye Girl (1977)

HERBERT ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1977.  Warner Bros., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Rastar Pictures.  Screenplay by Neil Simon.  Cinematography by David M. Walsh.  Produced by Ray Stark.  Music by Dave Grusin. Production Design by Albert Brenner.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by John F. Burnett.   Marsha Mason plays a single mother who moves into a new apartment only to find that…

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Thirteen Days (2000)

ROGER DONALDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2000.  New Line Cinema, Beacon Communications, Beacon Pictures, Tig Productions.  Screenplay by David Self, based on the book The Kennedy Tapes – Inside The White House During The Cuban Missile Crisis by Ernest R. May, Philip D. Zelikow.  Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak.  Produced by Peter O. Almond, Armyan Bernstein, Kevin Costner.  Music by Trevor…

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Dances With Wolves (1990)

KEVIN COSTNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1990.   Tig Productions, Majestic Films International, Allied Filmmakers.   Screenplay by Michael Blake, based on his novel.   Cinematography by Dean Semler.   Produced by Kevin Costner, Jim Wilson.   Music by John Barry.   Production Design by Jeffrey Beecroft.   Costume Design by Elsa Zamparelli.   Film Editing by William Hoy,…

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xXx (2002)

ROB COHEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 2002.  Revolution Studios, Original Film.  Screenplay by Rich Wilkes.  Cinematography by Dean Semler.  Produced by Neal H. Moritz.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Gavin Bocquet.  Costume Design by Sanja Milkovic Hays.  Film Editing by Chris Lebenzon, Joel Negron, Paul Rubell.   Vin Diesel is the superspy for the new millennium: big muscles, big guns,…

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The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008)

DAVID FINCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2008.  Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, The Kennedy/Marshall Company.  Story by Eric Roth, Robin Swicord, Screenplay by Eric Roth, based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Cinematography by Claudio Miranda.  Produced by Cean Chaffin, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Donald Graham Burt.  Costume Design by Jacqueline West.  Film Editing by…

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Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

MARTIN BREST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1984.  Paramount Pictures, Eddie Murphy Productions, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films.  Story by Danilo Bach, Daniel Petrie Jr., Screenplay by Daniel Petrie Jr..  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Don Simpson.  Music by Harold Faltermeyer.  Production Design by Angelo P. Graham.  Costume Design by Tom Bronson.  Film Editing by Arthur Coburn, Billy Weber.   After…

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Pearl Harbor (2001)

MICHAEL BAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 2001.  Touchstone Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films.  Screenplay by Randall Wallace.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Michael Bay, Jerry Bruckheimer.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Nigel Phelps.  Costume Design by Mitzi Haralson, Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Roger Barton, Mark Goldblatt, Chris Lebenzon,Steven Rosenblum.  Academy Awards 2001.  Golden Globe Awards 2001.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards…

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This Is 40 (2012)

JUDD APATOW Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2012.  Apatow Productions.  Screenplay by Judd Apatow, based on his characters.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, Clayton Townsend.  Music by Jon Brion.  Production Design by Jefferson Sage.  Costume Design by Leesa Evans.  Film Editing by David L. Bertman, Jay Deuby, Brent White.    Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2012.   The years…

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