Candyman (1992)

BERNARD ROSE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA/United Kingdom, 1992. Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Propaganda Films, Candyman Films. Screenplay by Bernard Rose, based on the short story The Forbidden by Clive Barker. Cinematography by Anthony B. Richmond. Produced by Steve Golin, Alan Poul, Sigurjon Sighvatsson. Music by Philip Glass. Production Design by Jane Ann Stewart….

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Candyman (2021)

NIA DaCOSTA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA/Canada/Australia, 2021. Universal Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Bron Studios, Monkeypaw Productions, Creative Wealth Media Finance. Screenplay by Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, Nia DaCosta, based on the 1992 motion picture Candyman by Bernard Rose and the short story The Forbidden by Clive Barker. Cinematography by John Gulesarian. Produced by Ian…

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Joy (2015)

DAVID O. RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2015.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Annapurna Pictures, Davis Entertainment, 10 by 10 Entertainment, TSG Entertainment.  Story by Annie Mumolo, David O. Russell, Screenplay by David O. Russell.  Cinematography by Linus Sandgren.  Produced by John Davis, Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon, Ken Mok, David O. Russell.  Music by David Campbell, West Dylan Thordson.  Production…

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Nobody Knows Anything (2003)

WILLIAM TANNEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 2003.  Echelon Entertainment, West Wind Entertainment.  Screenplay by David Pasquesi.  Cinematography by Irek Hartowicz.  Produced by Brad Korzen, Wayne Rogers.  Production Design by John Birmingham.  Costume Design by Michelle Martini.  Film Editing by Peter Cohen, Michael Chambliss.   Alanna Ubach graduates film school and longs desperately to make a movie based on her observations of her errant cousin….

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Sideways (2004)

ALEXANDER PAYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2004.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Michael London Productions, Sideways Productions Inc..  Screenplay by Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor, based on the novel by Rex Pickett.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Michael London.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Jane Ann Stewart.  Costume Design by Wendy Chuck.  Film Editing by Kevin Tent.   One week before…

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Mr. North (1988)

DANNY HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1988.  Heritage Entertainment Inc., The Samuel Goldwyn Company, Showcase Productions International.  Screenplay by Janet Roach, John Huston, James Costigan, based on the novel Theophilus North by Thornton Wilder.  Cinematography by Robin Vidgeon.  Produced by Steven Haft, Skip Steloff.    Music by David McHugh.   Production Design by Eugene Lee.   Costume Design by…

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The Hot Spot (1990)

DENNIS HOPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1990.  Orion Pictures.  Screenplay by Nona Tyson, Charles Williams, based on the book Hell Hath No Fury by Charles Williams. Cinematography by Ueli Steiger.  Produced by Paul Lewis.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Cary White.  Costume Design by Mary Kay Stolz.  Film Editing by Wende Phifer Mate.   Enjoyable throwback to the good old…

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Dune (1984)

DAVID LYNCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B USA, 1984.  Dino De Laurentiis Company.  Screenplay by David Lynch, based on the novel by Frank Herbert.  Cinematography by Freddie Francis.  Produced by Raffaella De Laurentiis.  Music by Totò.  Production Design by Anthony Masters.  Costume Design by Bob Ringwood.  Film Editing by Antony Gibbs.   Frank Herbert’s immensely popular science-fiction novel (the first in a series) has been…

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Ghosts Of Mississippi (1996)

ROB REINER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.5.  USA, 1996.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Lewis Colick.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by Nicholas Paleologos, Rob Reiner, Andrew Scheinman, Frederick Zollo.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Lilly Kilvert.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Robert Leighton.   Usually a terrible drama distinguishes itself from the good ones by being…

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The Haunting (1999)

JAN de BONT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1999.  DreamWorks, Roth-Arnold Productions.  Screenplay by David Self, based on the novel The Haunting Of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. Cinematography by Karl Walter Lindenlaub.  Produced by Susan Arnold, Donna Roth, Colin Wilson.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Eugenio Zanetti.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.   Lame…

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The Rainmaker (1997)

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1997.  Constellation Entertainment, Douglas/Reuther Productions, American Zoetrope.  Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola, narration by Michael Herr, based on the novel by John Grisham.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Michael Douglas, Fred Fuchs, Steven Reuther.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Aggie Guerard Rodgers.  Film Editing by Melissa…

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Class (1983)

LEWIS JOHN CARLINO Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  USA, 1983.  Orion Pictures.  Screenplay by Jim Kouf, David Greenwalt.  Cinematography by Ric Waite.  Produced by Martin Ransohoff.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Jack Poplin.  Costume Design by Donfeld, Jay Hurley, Mickey Antonetti.  Film Editing by Dennis Dolan, Stuart H. Pappé.   Ah, the eighties, when being rich and young in the movies was…

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