Windtalkers (2002)

JOHN WOO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2002.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Lion Rock Productions.  Screenplay by John Rice, Joe Batteer.  Cinematography by Jeffrey L. Kimball.  Produced by Terence Chang, Tracie Graham-Rice, Alison R. Rosenzweig, John Woo.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Holger Gross.  Film Editing by Jeff Gullo, Steven Kemper, Tom Rolf.   After suffering devastating losses to his group in the…

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Equilibrium (2002)

KURT WIMMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2002.  Dimension Films, Blue Tulip Productions.  Screenplay by Kurt Wimmer.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by Jan de Bont, Lucas Foster.  Music by Klaus Badelt.  Production Design by Wolf Kroeger.  Costume Design by Joseph A. Porro.  Film Editing by Tom Rolf, William Yeh.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2002.   Guns have been added to Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit…

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Dangerous Minds (1995)

JOHN N. SMITH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1995.  Hollywood Pictures, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Via Rosa Productions.  Screenplay by Ronald Bass, based on the book My Posse Don’t Do Homework by LouAnne Johnson.  Cinematography by Pierre Letarte.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Don Simpson.  Music by Lisa Coleman, Wendy Melvoin.  Production Design by Donald Graham Burt.  Costume Design by Bobbie…

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Sneakers (1992)

PHIL ALDEN ROBINSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1992.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Phil Alden Robinson, Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes.  Cinematography by John Lindley.  Produced by Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Tom Rolf.   Robert Redford stars as a computer hacker turned security expert who…

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The Horse Whisperer (1998)

ROBERT REDFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1998.  Touchstone Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises.  Screenplay by Eric Roth, Richard LaGravenese, based on the novel by Nick Evans.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Patrick Markey, Robert Redford.  Music by Thomas Newman, Gwil Owen.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Judy L. Ruskin.  Film Editing by Hank Corwin, Freeman A….

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Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Alternate title:  9 1/2 Weeks USA, 1986.  Producers Sales Organization, Jonesfilm, Galactic Films, Triple Ajaxxx.  Screenplay by Sarah Kernochan, Zalman King, Patricia Louisianna Knop, based on the novel by Elizabeth McNeill.  Cinematography by Peter Biziou.  Produced by Mark Damon, Sidney Kimmel, Zalman King, Antony Rufus-Isaacs.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Ken Davis.  Costume…

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Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1990.  Carolco Pictures.  Screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin.  Cinematography by Jeffrey L. Kimball.  Produced by Alan Marshall.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Brian Morris.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Tom Rolf. Years after he served in Vietnam, Tim Robbins is trying to put his life together while at the same time…

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Heat (1995)

MICHAEL MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1995.  Warner Bros., Regency Enterprises, Forward Pass, Art Linson Productions, Monarchy Enterprises B.V..  Screenplay by Michael Mann.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Art Linson, Michael Mann.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by Neil Spisak.  Costume Design by Deborah Lynn Scott.  Film Editing by Pasquale Buba, William Goldenberg, Dov Hoenig, Tom Rolf. Michael Mann’s…

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Outrageous Fortune (1987)

ARTHUR HILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1987.  Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners II, Interscope Communications.  Screenplay by Leslie Dixon.  Cinematography by David M. Walsh.  Produced by Robert W. Cort, Ted Field.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by James Dowell Vance.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Tom Rolf.  Golden Globe Awards 1987.   Two fantastic lead performances plus a clever…

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The Devil’s Own (1997)

ALAN J. PAKULA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1997.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Story by Kevin Jarre, Screenplay by David Aaron Cohen, Vincent Patrick, Kevin Jarre.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Robert F. Colesberry, Lawrence Gordon.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Tom Rolf, Dennis Virkler.   Much publicity was given…

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The Pelican Brief (1993)

ALAN J. PAKULA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1993.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Alan J. Pakula, based on the book by John Grisham.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Pieter Jan Brugge, Alan J. Pakula.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Philip Rosenberg.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Tom Rolf, Trudy Ship.   Excessively long film version of John…

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The Right Stuff (1983)

PHILIP KAUFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1983.  The Ladd Company.  Screenplay by Philip Kaufman, based on the book by Tom Wolfe.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.  Produced by Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by Geoffrey Kirkland.  Costume Design by James W. Tyson.  Film Editing by Glenn Farr, Lisa Fruchtman, Tom Rolf, Stephen A. Rotter, Douglas Stewart.  Academy…

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