Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

JOSEPH KOSINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2022. Paramount Pictures, Skydance Media, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Story by Peter Craig, Justin Marks, Screenplay by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie, based on characters created by Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr.. Cinematography by Claudio Miranda. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, David…

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MacGruber (2010)

JORMA TACCONE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.    USA, 2010.  Broadway Video, Michaels-Goldwyn, Relativity Media.  Screenplay by Will Forte, John Solomon, Jorma Taccone.  Cinematography by Brandon Trost.  Produced by John Goldwyn, Lorne Michaels.  Music by Matthew Compton.  Production Design by Robb Wilson King.  Costume Design by Susanna Puisto.  Film Editing  by Jamie Gross. Lots…

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The Snowman (2017)

TOMAS ALFREDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  United Kingdom/USA/China/Sweden, 2017.  Universal Pictures, Another Park Film, Perfect World Pictures, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Peter Straughan, Hossein Amini, Søren Sveistrup, based on the novel by Jo Nesbø.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Piodor Gustafsson, Robyn Slovo.  Music by Marco Beltrami. …

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Twixt (2011)

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA 2011.  American Zoetrope.  Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola.  Cinematography by Mihai Malaimaire Jr..  Produced by Francis Ford Coppola.  Music by Dan Deacon, Osvaldo Golijov. Production Design by Jimmy DiMarcellis.  Costume Design by Marjorie Bowers.  Film Editing by Kevin Bailey, Glen Scantlebury, Robert Schafer.   Francis Ford Coppola dips into the vampire genre with unwatchable results.  A…

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At First Sight (1999)

IRWIN WINKLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5 USA, 1999.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Steve Levitt, based on the story To See And Not See by Oliver Sacks.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by John Dunn.  Film Editing by Julie Monroe.   Intense drama about Mira Sorvino meeting blind massage therapist Val Kilmer at…

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Batman Forever (1995)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB USA/United Kingdom, 1995.  Warner Bros., PolyGram Filmed Entertainment.  Story by Lee Batchler, Janet Scott Batchler, Screenplay by Lee Batchler, Janet Scott Batchler, Akiva Goldsman, based on characters created by Bob Kane.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Tim Burton, Peter Macgregor-Scott.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by Barbara Ling.  Costume Design by Ingrid Ferrin,…

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The Client (1994)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1994.  Warner Bros., Regency Enterprises, Alcor Films.  Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, Robert Getchell, based on the novel by John Grisham.  Cinematography by Tony Pierce-Roberts.  Produced by Arnon Milchan, Steven Reuther.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Bruno Rubeo.  Costume Design by Ingrid Ferrin.  Film Editing by Robert Brown.   The best John Grisham novel adaptation made…

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The Saint (1997)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1997.  Paramount Pictures, Rysher Entertainment, Mace Neufeld Productions, Robert Evans Company.  Story by Jonathan Hensleigh, Screenplay by Jonathan Hensleigh, Wesley Strick, based on characters created by Leslie Charteris.  Cinematography by Phil Meheux.  Produced by David Brown, Robert Evans, William J. MacDonald, Mace Neufeld.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Joseph C. Nemec III.  Costume Design…

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The Real McCoy (1993)

RUSSELL MULCAHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1993.  Bregman/Baer Productions, Capella International, Connexion Film Productions.  Screenplay by William Davies, William Osborne, based on elements of the novel Bellman and True by Desmond Lowden.  Cinematography by Denis Crossan.  Produced by Martin Bregman, Michael Bregman, Willi Bar.  Music by Brad Fiedel.  Production Design by Kim Colefax.  Costume Design by Donna O’Neal.  Film Editing by Peter Honess.  …

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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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Spartan (2004)

DAVID MAMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB. USA/Germany, 2004. Franchise Pictures, ApolloMedia Distribution, ApolloProMedia GmbH & Co. 1. Filmproduktion KG, QI Quality International GmbH & Co. KG, Signature Pictures.  Screenplay by David Mamet.  Cinematography by Juan Ruiz Anchia.  Produced by David Bergstein, Moshe Diamant, Art Linson, Elie Samaha.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Gemma Jackson.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film…

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The Ghost And The Darkness (1996)

STEPHEN HOPKINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1996.  Constellation Entertainment, Douglas/Reuther Productions, Bernina Film, Mont Blanc Entertainment GmbH.  Screenplay by William Goldman.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by A. Kitman Ho, Gale Anne Hurd, Paul B. Radin.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Stuart Wurtzel.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Roger Bondelli, Robert Brown, Steve Mirkovich.   Terrifying thriller…

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