The Invasion (2007)

OLIVER HIRSCHBIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA/Australia, 2007.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Silver Pictures, Vertigo Entertainment.  Screenplay by David Kajganich, based on the novel Body Snatchers by Jack Finney.  Cinematography by Rainer Klausmann.  Produced by Joel Silver.  Music by John Ottman.  Production Design by Jack Fisk.  Costume Design by Jacqueline West.  Film Editing by Hans Funck, Joel Negron.   Fourth version of the…

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Scary Movie 2 (2001)

KEENEN IVORY WAYANS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Canada, 2001.  Dimension Films, Wayans Bros. Entertainment, Gold/Miller Productions, Brad Grey Pictures.  Screenplay by Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Alyson Fouse, Greg Grabianski, Dave Polsky, Michael Anthony Snowden, Craig Wayans, based on characters created by Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Buddy Johnson, Phil Beauman, Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer.  Cinematography by Steven Bernstein.  Produced by…

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The Witches Of Eastwick (1987)

GEORGE MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1987.  Warner Bros., The Guber-Peters Company, Kennedy Miller Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Cristofer, based on the novel by John Updike.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Neil Canton, Peter Guber, Jon Peters.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Polly Platt.  Costume Design by Aggie Guerard Rodgers.  Film Editing by Hubert de La Bouillerie, Richard Francis-Bruce.  …

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Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978)

PHILIP KAUFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1978.  Solofilm.  Screenplay by W.D. Richter, based on the novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by Robert H. Solo.  Music by Denny Zeitlin.  Production Design by Charles Rosen.  Costume Design by Aggie Guerard Rodgers.  Film Editing by Douglas Stewart.   This remake of the 1956 classic is a superb revisiting…

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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.  …

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Alien (1979)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1979.  Brandywine Productions, Twentieth Century-Fox Productions.  Story by Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett, Screenplay by Dan O’Bannon.  Cinematography by Derek Vanlint.  Produced by Gordon Carroll, David Giler, Walter Hill.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Michael Seymour.  Costume Design by John Mollo.  Film Editing by David Crowther, Terry Rawlings, Peter Weatherley.   In space, no…

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In The Bedroom

BBB.5 (out of 5) Powerful and affecting drama about a grief-stricken couple (Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek) who are having trouble coping after a personal tragedy is suffered at the hands of William Mapother.  When justice is not not served by the law, Spacek and Wilkinson decide they cannot live in a world without the emotional relief…

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The Birds (1963)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1963.  Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions.  Screenplay by Evan Hunter, based on the story by Daphne Du Maurier.  Cinematography by Robert Burks.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Production Design by Robert F. Boyle.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by George Tomasini.   Tippi Hedren plays a rich young woman with expensive habits and wild…

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Kinsey (2004)

BILL CONDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/Germany, 2004.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Qwerty Films, N1 European Film Produktions GmbH & Co. KG, Pretty Pictures.  Screenplay by Bill Condon. Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Gail Mutrux.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Richard Sherman.  Costume Design by Bruce Finlayson.  Film Editing by Virginia Katz.  Academy Awards 2004.  AFI Awards 2004.   Golden Globe…

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The Children’s Hour (1961)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1961.  The Mirisch Corporation.  Screenplay by John Michael Hayes, adaptation by Lillian Hellman, based on the play by Lillian Hellman.  Cinematography by Franz Planer.  Produced by William Wyler.  Music by Alex North.  Production Design by Fernando Carrere.  Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins.  Film Editing by Robert Swink.   A totally misguided attempt at dealing with a social…

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