Spider-Man 2 (2004)

SAM RAIMI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.    USA, 2004.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Marvel Enterprises, Laura Ziskin Productions.  Story by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Michael Chabon, Screenplay by Alvin Sargent, based on the comic book by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko.  Cinematography by Bill Pope.  Produced by Avi Arad, Lorne Orleans, Laura Ziskin.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Neil Spisak.  Costume Design by…

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Analyze This (1999)

HAROLD RAMIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.    USA/Australia, 1999.  Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Baltimore Pictures, Spring Creek Productions, Face Productions, Tribeca Productions.  Story by Kenneth Lonergan, Peter Tolan, Screenplay by Peter Tolan, Harold Ramis, Kenneth Lonergan.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Jane Rosenthal, Paula Weinstein.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Aude Bronson-Howard.  Film Editing by…

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Music And Lyrics (2007)

MARC LAWRENCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2007.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Village Roadshow Pictures, Reserve Room, Flower Films.  Screenplay by Marc Lawrence.  Cinematography by Xavier Perez Grobet.  Produced by Liz Glotzer, Martin Shafer.  Music by Adam Schlesinger.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse.   Marc Lawrence has made a fictional romantic-comedy that explores…

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Ghost Town (2008)

DAVID KOEPP Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2008.  DreamWorks, Spyglass Entertainment, Pariah.  Screenplay by David Koepp, John Kamps.  Cinematography by Fred Murphy.  Produced by Gavin Polone.  Music by Geoff Zanelli.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Sarah Edwards.  Film Editing by Sam Seig.  Toronto International Film Festival 2008. Insipid romantic comedy that is neither funny nor particularly romantic, starring Ricky…

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Random Hearts (1999)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Global Entertainment Productions GmbH & Company Medien KG, Mirage Enterprises, Rastar Pictures.  Screenplay by Kurt Luedtke, adaptation by Darryl Ponicsan, based on the novel by Warren Adler.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Sydney Pollack, Marykay Powell.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Barbara Ling.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film…

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The Proposal (2009)

ANNE FLETCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2009.  Touchstone Pictures, Mandeville Films, K/O Paper Products.  Screenplay by Pete Chiarelli.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman.  Music by Aaron Zigman.  Production Design by Nelson Coates.  Costume Design by Catherine Marie Thomas.  Film Editing by Priscilla Nedd-Friendly.  Golden Globe Awards 2009.   Green Card meets The Devil Wears Prada when a high-powered, highly…

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Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)

JOHN McTIERNAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1995.  Cinergi Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Jonathan Hensleigh, based on characters created by Roderick Thorp.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by John McTiernan, Michael Tadross.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Jackson De Govia.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by John Wright.   Probably the least entertaining…

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The Internship (2013)

SHAWN LEVY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2013.  Twentieth Century Fox, Regency Enterprises, Wild West Picture Show Productions, 21 Laps Entertainment, TSG Entertainment.  Story by Vince Vaughn, Screenplay by Vince Vaughn, Jared Stern.  Cinematography by Jonathan Brown.  Produced by Shawn Levy, Vince Vaughn.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Tom Meyer.  Costume Design by Leesa Evans.  Film Editing by Dean Zimmerman….

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Margin Call (2011)

J.C. CHANDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Before The Door Pictures, Benaroya Pictures, Washington Square Films, Untitled Entertainment, Rose Pictures.  Screenplay by J.C. Chandor.  Cinematography by Frank G. DeMarco.  Produced by Robert Ogden Barnum, Michael Benaroya, Neal Dodson, Joe Jenckes, Corey Moosa, Zachary Quinto.  Music by Nathan Larson.  Production Design by John Paino.  Costume Design by Caroline Duncan.  Film Editing…

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Dark Horse (2011)

TODD SOLONDZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2011.  Double Hope Films.  Screenplay by Todd Solondz.  Cinematography by Andrij Parekh.  Produced by Ted Hope, Derrick Tseng.  Production Design by Alex DiGerlando.  Costume Design by Kurt and Bart.  Film Editing by Kevin Messman.  Toronto International Film Festival 2011.   Rotund underachiever Jordan Gelber meets moody Selma Blair at a wedding and decides that she is his…

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