Candyman (1992)

BERNARD ROSE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA/United Kingdom, 1992. Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Propaganda Films, Candyman Films. Screenplay by Bernard Rose, based on the short story The Forbidden by Clive Barker. Cinematography by Anthony B. Richmond. Produced by Steve Golin, Alan Poul, Sigurjon Sighvatsson. Music by Philip Glass. Production Design by Jane Ann Stewart….

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Candyman (2021)

NIA DaCOSTA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA/Canada/Australia, 2021. Universal Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Bron Studios, Monkeypaw Productions, Creative Wealth Media Finance. Screenplay by Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, Nia DaCosta, based on the 1992 motion picture Candyman by Bernard Rose and the short story The Forbidden by Clive Barker. Cinematography by John Gulesarian. Produced by Ian…

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Final Destination (2000)

JAMES WONG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Canada, 2000.  New Line Cinema, Zide-Perry Productions, Hard Eight Pictures.  Story by Jeffrey Reddick, Screenplay by Glen Morgan, James Wong, Jeffrey Reddick.  Cinematography by Robert McLachlan.  Produced by Glen Morgan, Craig Perry, Warren Zide.  Music by Adam Hamilton, Shirley Walker.  Production Design by John Willett.  Costume Design by Jori Woodman.  Film Editing by James Coblentz.   Hilarious attempt at…

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The Crow (1994)

ALEX PROYAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1994.  Crowvision Inc., Edward R. Pressman Film, Entertainment Media Investment Corporation, Jeff Most Productions, Miramax.  Screenplay by David J. Schow, John Shirley, based on the comic book series and comic strip by James O’Barr.  Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by Jeff Most, Edward R. Pressman.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by…

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Platoon (1986)

OLIVER STONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1986.  Hemdale.  Screenplay by Oliver Stone.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Arnold Kopelson.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Bruno Rubeo.  Costume Design by Wynn Arenas.  Film Editing by Claire Simpson.   Outstanding film about the Vietnam war that is right up there with The Deer Hunter and Apocalypse Now and stands on its…

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Bird (1988)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1988.  Warner Bros., Malpaso Productions.  Screenplay by Joel Oliansky.  Cinematography by Jack N. Green.  Produced by Clint Eastwood.  Music by Lennie Niehaus.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno.  Costume Design by Glenn Wright.  Film Editing by Joel Cox.   The life and art of jazz trumpetist Charlie “Bird” Parker has been brought to the…

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Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009)

MICHAEL BAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.5.  USA, 2009.  DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures, Hasbro, Di Bonaventura Pictures.  Screenplay by Ehren Kruger, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman.  Cinematography by Ben Seresin.  Produced by Ian Bryce, Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy.  Music by Steve Jablonsky.  Production Design by Nigel Phelps.  Costume Design by Deborah Lynn Scott.  Film Editing by Roger Barton, Tom Muldoon, Joel…

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The Rock (1996)

MICHAEL BAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1996.  Hollywood Pictures, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films.  Story by David Weisberg, Douglas Cook, Screenplay by David Weisberg, Douglas Cook, Mark Rosner.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Don Simpson.  Music by Nick Glennie-Smith, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Michael White.  Costume Design by Bobbie Read.  Film Editing by Richard Francis-Bruce.  Podcast: My…

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The Truman Show (1998)

PETER WEIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1998.  Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Andrew Niccol.  Cinematography by Peter Biziou.  Produced by Edward S. Feldman, Andrew Niccol, Scott Rudin, Adam Schroeder.  Music by Burkhard von Dallwitz.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Marilyn Matthews.  Film Editing by William M. Anderson, Lee Smith.   Perfectly written, acted, directed and edited comedy…

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