The Exorcist III (1990)

WILLIAM PETER BLATTY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1990.  Morgan Creek Entertainment.  Screenplay by William Peter Blatty, based on his novel Legion.  Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.  Produced by Carter deHaven.  Music by Barry De Vorzon.  Production Design by Leslie Dilley.  Costume Design by Dana Lyman.  Film Editing by Peter Lee-Thompson, Todd C. Ramsay.  William Peter Blatty takes the franchise over as both…

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Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)

MARK HARTLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/Israel/Australia/USA, 2014.  Fury Productions, RatPac Documentary Films, XYZ Films.  Screenplay by Mark Hartley.  Cinematography by Garry Richards.  Produced by Veronica Fury, James Packer, Brett Ratner.  Music by Jamie Blanks.  Film Editing by Jamie Blanks, Sara Edwards, Mark Hartley.  Toronto International Film Festival 2014. They’re described as the Weinstein Brothers except without any taste, which should sum…

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Ex Machina (2015)

ALEX GARLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 2015.  Universal Pictures International, Film4, DNA Films.  Screenplay by Alex Garland.  Cinematography by Rob Hardy.  Produced by Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich.  Music by Geoff Barrow, Ben Salisbury.  Production Design by Mark Digby.  Costume Design by Sammy Sheldon.  Film Editing by Mark Day.  Academy Awards 2015.  Golden Globe Awards 2015.   Ace computer coder Domhnall Gleeson is thrilled when he wins a…

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Eros (2004)

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI, STEVEN SODERBERGH, WONG KAR WAI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Italy/Hong Kong/France/Luxembourg/United Kingdom, 2004.  Block 2 Pictures, Roissy Films, Solaris, Cité Films, Fandango, Delux Productions, Jet Tone Films.  Screenplay by Wong Kar Wai, Steven Soderbergh, Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra, segment The Dangerous Thread of Things based on the novel by Michelangelo Antonioni).  Cinematography by Christopher Doyle, Marco Pontecorvo, Steven…

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The Equalizer (2014)

ANTOINE FUQUA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2014.  Columbia Pictures, LStar Capital, Village Roadshow Pictures, Escape Artists, ZHIV Productions, Mace Neufeld Productions, Lonetree Entertainment.  Directed by Antoine Fuqua.  Screenplay by Richard Wenk, based on the television series by Michael Sloan, Richard Lindheim.  Cinematography by Mauro Fiore.  Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Tony Eldridge, Mace Neufeld, Alex Siskin, Michael Sloan, Steve…

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Erin Brockovich (2000)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2000.  Universal Pictures, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Jersey Films.  Screenplay by Susannah Grant.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Philip Messina.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Anne V. Coates.  Academy Awards 2000.  Golden Globe Awards 2000.   Excellent biography of the true-life woman who brought about…

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eCupid (2011)

J.C. CALCIANO Bil’s rating (out of 5):   0.  USA, 2011.  Cinema 175.  Screenplay by J.C. Calciano.  Cinematography by Joshua W. Smith.  Produced by J.C. Calciano, Joe Dain.  Music by Christopher Farrell.  Production Design by Thomas William Hallbauer.  Costume Design by Manee Leija.  Film Editing by Phillip Blackford.  Podcasts:  Bad Gay Movies.   A young man is turning 30 and despite being handsome, white and gainfully employed,…

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Everyone Says I Love You (1996)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1996.  Miramax, Buena Vista Pictures, Magnolia Productions, Sweetland Films.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Carlo Di Palma.  Produced by Robert Greenhut.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse.  Golden Globe Awards 1996.   Woody Allen pays tribute to the classic musical genre but does not come up…

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex *but were afraid to ask (1972)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1972.  Brodsky-Gould Productions, Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions,  Rollins-Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen, based on the book by David Reuben.  Cinematography by David M. Walsh.  Produced by Charles H. Joffe.  Music by Mundell Lowe.  Production Design by Dale Hennesy.  Film Editing by Eric Albertson.   Woody Allen‘s comical adaptation of David Reuben’s self-help…

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The Edge of Heaven (Auf Der Anderen Seite) (2007)

FATIH AKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Germany/Turkey/Italy, 2007.  Anka Film, Beauftragter der Bundesregierung für Angelegenheiten der Kultur und der Medien, Dorje Film, Filmförderung Hamburg, Filmförderungsanstalt, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Kulturelle Filmförderung Schleswig-Holstein, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Nordmedia Fonds.  Screenplay by Fatih Akin.  Cinematography by Rainer Klausmann.  Produced by Fatih Akin, C. Duygu Bingol, Klaus Maeck, Andreas Thiel, Jeanette Wurl.  Music by Shantel.  Production Design by…

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