Vice (2018)

ADAM McKAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA, 2018.  Annapurna Pictures, Gary Sanchez Productions, Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by Adam McKay.  Cinematography by Greig Fraser.  Produced by Megan Ellison, Will Ferrell, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay, Kevin J. Messick, Brad Pitt.  Music by Nicholas Britell.  Production Design by Patrice Vermette.  Costume Design by Susan Matheson.  Film Editing by Hank Corwin. …

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Wild Card (2015)

SIMON WEST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 2015.  Lionsgate, SJ Heat Productions, Sierra / Affinity, Cinema Seven Productions, Current Entertainment, Quad Films, SJ Pictures, Silver State Production Services.  Screenplay by William Goldman, based on his novel Heat.  Cinematography by Shelly Johnson.  Produced by Steve Chasman.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Greg Berry.  Costume Design by Lizz Wolf.  Film Editing by Padraic…

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The General’s Daughter (1999)

SIMON WEST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   USA/Germany, 1999.  Paramount Pictures, Neufeld Rehme Productions, MFP Munich Film Partners GmbH & Company I. Produktions KG, Hollywood Licensing Group, Mace Neufeld Productions.  Screenplay by Christopher Bertolini, William Goldman, based on the novel by Nelson DeMille.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by Mace Neufeld.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by J. Dennis Washington.  Costume Design by…

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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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Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)

GEORGE ROY HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1969.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Campanile Productions, Newman-Foreman Company.  Screenplay by William Goldman.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by John Foreman.  Music by Burt Bacharach.  Production Design by Philip M. Jefferies, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by John C. Howard, Richard C. Meyer.   This classic western,…

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Marathon Man (1976)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1976.  Paramount Pictures, Robert Evans Company.  Screenplay by William Goldman, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by Sidney Beckerman, Robert Evans.  Music by Michael Small.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Robert De Mora, Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.   John Schlesinger’s thriller about paranoia and fear is a great…

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Hearts In Atlantis (2001)

SCOTT HICKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA/Australia, 2001.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment.  Screenplay by William Goldman, based on the novel by Stephen King.  Cinematography by Piotr Sobocinski.  Produced by Kerry Heysen.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Barbara Ling.  Costume Design by Julie Weiss.  Film Editing by Pip Karmel.   Pointless adaptation of Stephen King’s novel has…

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All The President’s Men (1976)

ALAN J. PAKULA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1976.  Warner Bros., Wildwood Enterprises.  Screenplay by William Goldman, based on the book by Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Walter Coblenz.  Music by David Shire.  Production Design by George Jenkins.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Robert L. Wolfe.   Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman are perfectly cast as…

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The Stepford Wives (1975)

BRYAN FORBES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1975.  Palomar Pictures, Fadsin Cinema Associates.  Screenplay by William Goldman, based on the novel by Ira Levin.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.  Produced by Edgar J. Scherick.  Music by Michael Small.  Production Design by Gene Callahan.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by Timothy Gee. Ira Levin’s creepy novel reaches the screen with mixed…

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Dreamcatcher (2003)

LAWRENCE KASDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA/Australia, 2003.   Castle Rock Entertainment, Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Kasdan Pictures, WV Films II.   Screenplay by William Goldman, Lawrence Kasdan, based on the novel by Stephen King.   Cinematography by John Seale.   Produced by Lawrence Kasdan, Charles Okun.   Music by James Newton Howard.   Production Design by Jon…

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Maverick (1994)

RICHARD DONNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1994.  Donner/Shuler-Donner Productions, Icon Entertainment International, Icon Productions, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by William Goldman, based on the television series by Roy Huggins.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Bruce Davey, Richard Donner.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Thomas E. Sanders.  Costume Design by April Ferry.  Film Editing by Stuart Baird, Michael Kelly.   Rollicking…

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Misery (1990)

ROB REINER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1990.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Nelson Entertainment.  Screenplay by William Goldman, based on the novel by Stephen King.  Cinematography by Barry Sonnenfeld.  Produced by Rob Reiner, Andrew Scheinman.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Norman Garwood.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Robert Leighton.   This is among the best and most memorable screen…

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