Shining Through (1992)

DAVID SELTZER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 1992.  Twentieth Century Fox, Sandollar Productions, Peter V. Miller Investment Corp..  Screenplay by David Seltzer, based on the novel by Susan Isaacs.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont.  Produced by Carol Baum, Howard Rosenman.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Anthony Pratt.  Costume Design by Marit Allen.  Film Editing by Craig McKay.   This war drama provides…

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The Walker (2007)

PAUL SCHRADER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 2007.  Kintop Pictures, Ingenious Film Partners, Isle of Man Film, Paul Schrader Productions, The Walk.  Screenplay by Paul Schrader.  Cinematography by Chris Seager.  Produced by Deepak Nayar.  Music by Anne Dudley.  Production Design by James Merifield.  Costume Design by Nic Ede.  Film Editing by Julian Rudd.  Toronto International Film Festival 2007. Woody Harrelson plays a southern aristocrat…

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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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Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

JOE JOHNSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Paramount Pictures, Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Studios.  Screenplay by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, based on the comic books by Joe Simon, Jack Kirby.  Cinematography by Shelly Johnson.  Produced by Kevin Feige.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Rick Heinrichs.  Costume Design by Anna B. Sheppard.  Film Editing by Robert Dalva, Jeffrey Ford.   More superhero fun…

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Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow

BBB.5 (out of 5) One of the most original looking movies made in the last decade, this thrilling adventure is a bit weak on plot but chock full of entertainment value. Jude Law is blandly stoic as a fighter pilot who is called upon to defend a forties-looking New York City from the invasion of giant…

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xXx (2002)

ROB COHEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 2002.  Revolution Studios, Original Film.  Screenplay by Rich Wilkes.  Cinematography by Dean Semler.  Produced by Neal H. Moritz.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Gavin Bocquet.  Costume Design by Sanja Milkovic Hays.  Film Editing by Chris Lebenzon, Joel Negron, Paul Rubell.   Vin Diesel is the superspy for the new millennium: big muscles, big guns,…

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Aliens (1986)

JAMES CAMERON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1986.  Twentieth Century Fox, Brandywine Productions, SLM Production Group.  Story by James Cameron, David Giler, Walter Hill, Screenplay by James Cameron, based on characters created by Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett.  Cinematography by Adrian Biddle.  Produced by Gale Anne Hurd.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Peter Lamont.  Costume Design by Emma…

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Dark Shadows (2012)

TIM BURTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2012.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Infinitum Nihil, GK Films, The Zanuck Company.  Story by John August, Seth Grahame-Smith, Screenplay by Seth Grahame-Smith, based on the television series by Dan Curtis.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Christi Dembrowski, Johnny Depp, David Kennedy, Graham King, Richard D. Zanuck.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by…

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Sherlock Holmes (2009)

GUY RITCHIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2009.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Silver Pictures, Wigram Productions, Internationale Filmproduktion Blackbird Dritte.  Screen story by Lionel Wigram, Michael Robert Johnson, Screenplay by Michael Robert Johnson, Anthony Peckham, Simon Kinberg, based on characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Susan Downey, Dan Lin, Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram.  Music by…

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