Homicide (1991)

DAVID MAMET Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1991. Pressman Film, Cinehaus. Screenplay by David Mamet. Cinematography by Roger Deakins. Produced by Michael Hausman, Edward R. Pressman. Music by Alaric Jans. Production Design by Michael Merritt. Costume Design by Nan Cibula. Film Editing by Barbara Tulliver. Joe Mantegna plays a detective in an unspecified…

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Rosewood (1997)

JOHN SINGLETON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1997. Warner Bros., Peters Entertainment, New Deal Productions. Screenplay by Gregory Poirier. Cinematography by Johnny E. Jensen. Produced by Jon Peters. Music by John Williams. Production Design by Paul Sylbert. Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter. Film Editing by Bruce Cannon.  Berlin Film Festival 1997.  …

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Blood In, Blood Out (1993)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.    Alternate title:  Bound By Honor USA, 1993.  Hollywood Pictures, Touchwood Pacific Partners 1, Vato De Atole Productions.  Story by Ross Thomas, Screenplay by Jimmy Santiago Baca, Jeremy Iacone, Floyd Mutrux.  Cinematography by Gabriel Beristain.  Produced by Jerry Gershwin, Taylor Hackford.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by Bruno…

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Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)

CHRISTOPHER McQUARRIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.    USA, 2018.  Bad Robot, Paramount Pictures,  Skydance Media, TC Productions. Screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie, based on the television series created by Bruce Geller.  Cinematography by Rob Hardy.  Produced by J.J. Abrams, Raphael Benoliel, Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, Jake Myers.  Music by Lorne Balfe.  Production Design by Peter Wenham.  Costume Design by Jeffrey…

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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

CHRISTOPHER McQUARRIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Paramount Pictures, Skydance Media, Bad Robot, China Movie Channel, Alibaba Pictures Group, Odin, TC Productions.  USA, 2015.  Directed by Christopher McQuarrie.  Story by Christopher McQuarrie, Drew Pearce. Screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie, based on the television series by Bruce Geller. Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Tom Cruise,…

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Mission: Impossible II (2000)

JOHN WOO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Germany, 2000.  Paramount Pictures, Cruise/Wagner Productions, Munich Film Partners & Company.  Story by Ronald D. Moore, Brannon Braga, Screenplay by Robert Towne, based on the television series created by Bruce Geller.  Cinematography by Jeffrey L. Kimball.  Produced by Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Thomas E. Sanders.  Costume Design by…

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Con Air (1997)

SIMON WEST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1997.  Touchstone Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Kouf/Bigelow Productions, Runway Pictures, Hiett Designs of Las Vegas.  Screenplay by Scott Rosenberg.  Cinematography by David Tattersall.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.  Music by Mark Mancina, Trevor Rabin.  Production Design by Chas. Butcher, Edward T. McAvoy, Seven L. Nielsen.  Costume Design by Bobbie Read.  Film Editing by Chris Lebenzon, Steve Mirkovich, Glen…

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Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot! (1992)

ROGER SPOTTISWOODE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1992.  Northern Lights Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Blake Snyder, William Davies, William Osborne. Cinematography by Frank Tidy.  Produced by Michael C. Gross, Joe Medjuck, Ivan Reitman.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Charles Rosen.  Costume Design by Marie France.  Film Editing by Mark Conte, Lois Freeman-Fox. Sylvester Stallone badly wants to break into a comedy…

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Dawn Of The Dead (2004)

ZACK SNYDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA/Canada/Japan/France, 2004.  Strike Entertainment, New Amsterdam Entertainment, Metropolitan Filmexport, Toho-Towa.  Screenplay by James Gunn, based on the 1978 screenplay by George A. Romero.  Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti.  Produced by Marc Abraham, Eric Newman, Richard P. Rubinstein.  Music by Tyler Bates.  Production Design by Andrew Neskoromny.  Costume Design by Denise Cronenberg.  Film Editing by Niven Howie….

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Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)

HIRONOBU SAKAGUCHI, MOTONORI SAKAKIBARA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Japan, 2001.  Chris Lee Productions, Square Company, Square USA.  Story by Hironobu Sakaguchi, Screenplay by Al Reinert, Jeff Vinter, additional dialogue by Jack Fletcher.  Cinematography by Motonori Sakakibara.  Produced by Jun Aida, Chris Lee, Akio Sakai.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by Mauro Borrelli.  Film Editing by Christopher S. Capp. Shamefully, the…

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Dave (1993)

IVAN REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1993.  Warner Bros., Northern Lights Entertainment, Donner/Shuler-Donner Productions.  Screenplay by Gary Ross.  Cinematography by Adam Greenberg.  Produced by Ivan Reitman, Lauren Shuler Donner.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by J. Michael Riva.  Costume Design by Richard Hornung.  Film Editing by Sheldon Kahn.   Delightful political comedy, featuring a brilliant screenplay by Gary Ross and intelligent…

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Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1990.  Carolco Pictures.  Screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin.  Cinematography by Jeffrey L. Kimball.  Produced by Alan Marshall.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Brian Morris.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Tom Rolf. Years after he served in Vietnam, Tim Robbins is trying to put his life together while at the same time…

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