Steal Big, Steal Little (1995)

ANDREW DAVIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1995.  Chicago Pacific Entertainment, Savoy Pictures.  Story by Andrew Davis, Teresa Tucker-Davies, Frank Ray Perilli, Screenplay by Andrew Davis, Lee Blessing, Jeanne Blake, Terry Kahn.   Cinematography by Frank Tidy.   Produced by Fred C. Caruso, Andrew Davis.  Music by William Olvis.  Production Design by Michael D. Haller. …

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The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (1966)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1966.  The Mirisch Corporation.  Screenplay by William Rose, based on the novel The Off-Islanders by Nathaniel Benchley.  Cinematography by Joseph F. Biroc.  Produced by Norman Jewison.  Music by Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by Robert F. Boyle.  Costume Design by Wesley Jeffries.  Film Editing by Hal Ashby, J. Terry Williams.  Academy Awards 1966.  Golden Globe Awards 1966.  National…

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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…

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Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)

JILL SPRECHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2001.  Stonelock Pictures, Single Cell Pictures, double A Films, Conversation Productions Inc., Echo Lake Entertainment, Entitled Entertainment.  Screenplay by Karen Sprecher, Jill Sprecher.  Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Beni Atoori, Gina Resnick.  Music by Alex Wurman.  Production Design by Mark Ricker.  Costume Design by Kasia Walicka-Maimone.  Film Editing by Stephen Mirrione.  Boston Film Critics…

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Get Smart (2008)

PETER SEGAL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2008.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Mosaic Media Group, Mad Chance, Callahan Filmworks, Atlas Entertainment, WV Films IV.  Screenplay by Tom J. Astle, Matt Ember, based on characters created by Mel Brooks, Buck Henry.  Cinematography by Dean Semler.  Produced by Michael Ewing, Alex Gartner, Andrew Lazar, Charles Roven.  Music by Trevor Rabin.  Production Design…

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So I Married An Axe Murderer (1993)

THOMAS SCHLAMME Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1993.  TriStar Pictures, Fried/Woods Films.  Screenplay by Robbie Fox.  Cinematography by Julio Macat.  Produced by Robert N. Fried, Cary Woods.  Music by Bruce Broughton.  Production Design by John Graysmark.  Costume Design by Kimberly A. Tillman.  Film Editing by Colleen Halsey, Richard Halsey.   Lightweight but sporadically funny comedy about a Beat-inspired poet (Mike Myers) who falls in…

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America’s Sweethearts (2001)

JOE ROTH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 2001.  Revolution Studios, Face Productions, Roth-Arnold Productions.  Screenplay by Billy Crystal, Peter Tolan.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Susan Arnold, Billy Crystal, Donna Roth.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Garreth Stover.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Stephen A. Rotter.   Flat, boring and completely unsympathetic romantic comedy that wastes…

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Grudge Match (2013)

PETER SEGAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2013.  Callahan Filmworks, Gerber Pictures, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Warner Bros..  Story by Tim Kelleher, Screenplay by Tim Kelleher, Rodney Rothman.  Cinematography by Dean Semler.  Produced by Michael Ewing, Bill Gerber, Mark Steven Johnson, Ravi D. Mehta, Peter Segal.  Music by Trevor Rabin.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Mary E. Vogt.  Film Editing by William Kerr.  …

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Noel

CHAZZ PALMINTERI Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA/Canada, 2004.  The Convex Group, Neverland Films, Code Entertainment, Red Rose Productions LLC.  Screenplay by David Hubbard.  Cinematography by Russell Carpenter.  Produced by Al Corley, Eugene Musso, Bart Rosenblatt, Howard Rosenman.  Music by Alan Menken.  Production Design by Carol Spier.  Costume Design by Renee April.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse.  Toronto International Film Festival 2004.   Chazz Palminteri…

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The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter (1968)

ROBERT ELLIS MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1968.  Warner Brothers/Seven Arts.  Screenplay by Thomas C. Ryan, based on the novel by Carson McCullers.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Marc Merson, Thomas C. Ryan.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by LeRoy Deane.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by John F. Burnett.  Academy Awards 1968.  Golden Globe Awards 1968.  New York…

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Rendition

GAVIN HOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.   Egyptian-born Omar Metwally has just arrived home from South Africa when he is detained at the airport, arrested by the authorities and shipped to a prison out of the country. His wife (Reese Witherspoon) waits anxiously at home after noticing that he hasn’t gotten off his plane, making…

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The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)

HERBERT ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1976.  Alex Winitsky/Arlene Sellers Productions, Herbert Ross Productions, Universal Pictures. Screenplay by Nicholas Meyer, based on characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Herbert Ross.  Music by John Addison.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Alan Barrett.  Film Editing by Chris Barnes.  Academy Awards 1976.  National Board of Review Awards 1976….

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