Son of the Pink Panther (1993)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   Italy/USA, 1993.  Filmauro, International Traders, United Artists.  Story by Blake Edwards, Screenplay by Blake Edwards, Madeline Sunshine, Steven Sunshine, based on characters created by Maurice Richlin, Blake Edwards.  Cinematography by Dick Bush.  Produced by Tony Adams, Friend Michael Wells.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Peter Mullins.  Costume Design by Annie Crawford.   Film…

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Ghost World (2001)

TERRY ZWIGOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom/Germany, 2001.  United Artists, Granada Film Productions, Jersey Shore, Mr. Mudd, Advanced Medien, Capitol Films.  Screenplay by Daniel Clowes, Terry Zwigoff, based on the comic book by Daniel Clowes.  Cinematography by Affonso Beato.  Produced by Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Russell Smith.  Music by David Kitay.  Production Design by Edward T. McAvoy.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film…

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The Man In The Iron Mask (1998)

RANDALL WALLACE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1998.  United Artists.  Screenplay by Randall Wallace, based on the books Vingt Ans Apres and Le Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas pere. Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky.  Produced by Russell Smith, Randall Wallace.  Music by Nick Glennie-Smith.  Production Design by Anthony Pratt.  Costume Design by James Acheson.  Film Editing by William Hoy.   Leonardo DiCaprio‘s first film…

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Art School Confidential (2006)

TERRY ZWIGOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2006.  United Artists, Sony Pictures Classics, Mr. Mudd.  Screenplay by Daniel Clowes, based on his comic story.  Cinematography by Jamie Anderson.  Produced by Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Russell Smith.  Music by David Kitay.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing by Robert Hoffman.   Terry Zwigoff returns to the world of conflicted…

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Die Another Day (2002)

LEE TAMAHORI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2002.  Eon Productions, Danjaq, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United Artists.  Screenplay by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, based on characters created by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by David Tattersall.  Produced by Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson.  Music by David Arnold.  Production Design by Peter Lamont.  Costume Design by Lindy Hemming.  Film Editing by Andrew MacRitchie, Christian Wagner.  Golden Globe Awards 2002.  Phoenix…

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Yentl (1983)

BARBRA STREISAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1983.  Ladbroke, Barwood Films, United Artists.  Screenplay by Jack Rosenthal, Barbra Streisand, based on the story Yentl, The Yeshiva Boy by Isaac Bashevis Singer.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Rusty Lemorande, Barbra Streisand.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Roy Walker.  Costume Design by Judy Moorcroft.  Film Editing by Terry Rawlings.  Academy Awards 1983.  Golden…

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Igby Goes Down (2002)

BURR STEERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2002.  United Artists, Atlantic Streamline, Crossroads Films, Helkon Media. Screenplay by Burr Steers.  Cinematography by Wedigo von Schultzendorff. Produced by Lisa Tornell, Marco Weber.  Music by Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson. Costume Design by Sarah Edwards.  Film Editing by William M. Anderson, Padraic McKinley.  Golden Globe Awards 2002.  Independent Spirit Awards 2002.  Las…

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Rocky IV (1985)

SYLVESTER STALLONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1985.  United Artists, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Sylvester Stallone, based on his characters.  Cinematography by Bill Butler.  Produced by Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Vince DiCola.  Production Design by Bill Kenney.  Costume Design by Tom Bronson.  Film Editing by John W. Wheeler, Don Zimmerman.   Commonly known as the one where he fights the Russian. How many…

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Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

ROGER SPOTTISWOODE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1997.  Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United Artists.  Screenplay by Bruce Feirstein, based on characters created by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson.  Music by David Arnold.  Production Design by Allan Cameron.  Costume Design by Lindy Hemming.  Film Editing by Michel Arcand, Dominique Fortin.  Golden Globe Awards 1997. The second Bond installment to…

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Baby Boom (1987)

CHARLES SHYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1987.  United Artists, Meyers/Shyer.  Screenplay by Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer.  Cinematography by William A. Fraker.  Produced by Nancy Meyers.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by Jeffrey Howard.  Costume Design by Susan Becker.  Film Editing by Lynzee Klingman.  Golden Globe Awards 1987.   Diane Keaton is a riot in this charming comedy about a businesswoman who suddenly finds…

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Jeepers Creepers (2001)

VICTOR SALVA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Germany/USA, 2001.  United Artists, American Zoetrope, Cinerenta-Cinebeta, Cinerenta Medienbeteiligungs KG.  Screenplay by Victor Salva. Cinematography by Don E. FauntLeRoy.  Produced by Tom Luse, Barry Opper.  Music by Bennett Salvay.  Production Design by Steven Legler.  Costume Design by Emae Villalobos.  Film Editing by Ed Marx.   A brother and sister are traveling down a deserted highway towards holiday…

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The Pope Of Greenwich Village (1984)

STUART ROSENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1984.  United Artists.  Screenplay by Vincent Patrick, based on his novel.  Cinematography by John Bailey.  Produced by Gene Kirkwood, Hawk Koch.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Paul Sylbert.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by Robert Brown.  Academy Awards 1984.   Great character study whose shoddy plotting and weak direction is overcome by…

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