Smooth Talk (1985)

JOYCE CHOPRA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom/USA, 1985. American Playhouse, Goldcrest Films International, Nepenthe Productions, Palmyra Films. Screenplay by Tom Cole, based on the story Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been by Joyce Carol Oates. Cinematography by James Glennon. Produced by Martin Rosen. Music by Russ Kunkel, George Massenburg, Bill…

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Things To Do In Denver When You’re Dead (1995)

GARY FLEDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 1995.  Miramax, Woods Entertainment.  Screenplay by Scott Rosenberg.  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by Jonathan McHugh, Cary Woods.  Music by Michael Convertino.  Production Design by Nelson Coates.  Costume Design by Abigail Murray.  Film Editing by Richard Marks. This one’s plot reads like a failing student in…

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Second Act (2018)

PETER SEGAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.   USA, 2018.  STX Entertainment.  Screenplay by Justin Zackham, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas.  Cinematography by Ueli Steiger.  Produced by Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Jennifer Lopez, Benny Medina, Justin Zackham.  Music by Michael Andrews.  Production Design by Richard Hoover.  Costume Design by Molly Rogers.  Film Editing by Jason Gourson. Jennifer Lopez returns to a starring role for the first time in…

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The Ritz (1976)

RICHARD LESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1976.  Courtyard Films, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Terrence McNally, based on his play.  Cinematography by Paul Wilson.  Produced by Denis O’Dell.  Music by Ken Thorne.  Production Design by Philip Harrison.  Costume Design by Evangeline Harrison.  Film Editing by John Bloom.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies. An old Italian patriarch dies and, on his deathbed, begs…

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The Phantom (1996)

SIMON WINCER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Australia/USA, 1996.  Paramount Pictures, The Ladd Company, Boam Productions, Robert Evans Company, Village Roadshow Pictures.  Screenplay by Jeffrey Boam, based on characters created by Lee Falk.  Cinematography by David Burr.  Produced by Robert Evans, Alan Ladd Jr..  Music by David Newman.  Production Design by Paul Peters.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by O. Nicholas…

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Deep Rising (1998)

STEPHEN SOMMERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1998.  Calimari Productions, Cinergi Pictures Entertainment, Hollywood Pictures.  Screenplay by Stephen Sommers.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by John Baldecchi, Laurence Mark.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Holger Gross.  Costume Design by Joseph A. Porro.  Film Editing by Bob Ducsay, John Wright.   Lame sea adventure that should have remained at the bottom of the…

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Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (2005)

JOHN PASQUIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Australia, 2005.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Village Roadshow Pictures, Fortis Films.  Screenplay by Marc Lawrence, based on characters created by Marc Lawrence, Katie Ford, Caryn Lucas.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by Sandra Bullock, Marc Lawrence.  Music by John Van Tongeren. Production Design by Maher Ahmad.  Costume Design by Deena Appel.  Film Editing by Garth Craven.   Three…

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The Deep End Of The Ocean

BB.5 (out of 5) Based on the bestseller (and Oprah Book the Month selection) by Jacquelyn Mitchard, this film is so adequate and appropriate in all the right spots that some audience members might not even remember it after they’ve seen it. Michelle Pfeiffer plays a mother of two who attends her high school reunion and…

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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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Hair (1979)

MILOS FORMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/West Germany, 1979.  CIP Filmproduktion GmbH.  Screenplay by Michael Weller, from the musical book by Gerome Ragni, James Rado.  Cinematography by Miroslav Ondricek.  Produced by Michael Butler, Lester Persky.  Music by Galt MacDermot.  Production Design by Stuart Wurtzel.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Alan Heim, Lynzee Klingman, Stanley Warnow.   The energy is tangible in…

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Howl (2010)

JEFFREY FRIEDMAN, ROB EPSTEIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 2010.  Werc Werk Works, Telling Pictures, RabbitBandini Productions, Radiant Cool.  Screenplay by Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman. Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, Elizabeth Redleaf, Christine K. Walker.   Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Therese DePrez.  Costume Design by Kurt and Bart.  Film Editing by Jake Pushinsky.  Berlin…

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127 Hours (2010)

DANNY BOYLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2010.  Pathé, Everest Entertainment, Cloud Eight Films, Decibel Films, Darlow Smithson Productions, Dune Entertainment, Big Screen Productions, Film4.  Screenplay by Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, based on the book Between a Rock and A Hard Place by Aron Ralston.  Cinematography by Enrique Chediak, Anthony Dod Mantle.  Produced by Danny Boyle, Christian…

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