They Came Together (2014)

DAVID WAIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): B USA, 2014. Lionsgate. Screenplay by Michael Showalter, David Wain. Cinematography by Tom Houghton. Produced by Michael Showalter. Music by Matt Novack, Craig Wedren. Production Design by Mark White. Costume Design by Dana Covarrubias. Film Editing by Jamie Gross. At last, they finally made a movie for people…

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Short Eyes (1977)

ROBERT M. YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA, 1977.  Screenplay by Miguel Pinero, based on his play. Cinematography by Peter Sova. Produced by Lewis Harris, Robert M. Young. Music by Curtis Mayfield.  Production Design by Joe Babas. Costume Design by Paul Martino. Film Editing by Edward Beyer. Miguel Pineyro’s Tony-nominated play, based on his own experiences behind bars, is adapted…

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Bulgarian Lovers (2003)

ELOY DE LA IGLESIA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5. Original title:  Los Novios Bulgaros Spain, 2003.  Altube Filmeak S.L., Conexión Sur, Creativos Asociados de Radio y Televisión, Televisión Española.  Screenplay by Fernando Guillen Cuervo, Antonio Hens, Eloy de la Iglesia, based on the novel by Antonio Hens.  Cinematography by Nestor Calvo.  Produced by Eduardo Campoy, Fernando Guillen Cuervo,…

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W.E. (2011)

MADONNA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom, 2011.  Semtex Films, IM Global.  Screenplay by Madonna, Alek Keshishian.Cinematography by Hagen Bogdanski.Produced by Madonna, Kris Thykier.  Music by Abel Korzeniowski.  Production Design by Martin Childs.  Costume Design by Arianne Phillips.  Film Editing by Danny Tull.  Academy Awards 2011.  Golden Globe Awards 2011.  Toronto International Film Festival 2011.   Everyone always talks about what Edward VIII gave…

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EdTV (1999)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1999.  Imagine Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, based on the screenplay Louis 19, le Roi Des Ondes by Emile Gaudreault, Sylvie Bouchard.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Jeffrey T. Barabe, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Rita Ryack.  Film Editing…

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‘Crocodile’ Dundee II (1988)

JOHN CORNELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Australia/USA, 1988.  Paramount Pictures, Rimfire Films.  Screenplay by Paul Hogan, Brett Hogan, based on characters created by Paul Hogan.  Cinematography by Russell Boyd. Produced by John Cornell, Jane Scott.  Music by Peter Best.  Production Design by Lawrence Eastwood.  Costume Design by Norma Moriceau.  Film Editing by David Stiven.   As is par for the course, the sequel doesn’t…

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The Men Who Stare At Goats (2009)

GRANT HESLOV Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2009.  BBC Films, Ruby Films, Smokehouse Pictures, Westgate Film Services, Winchester Capital Partners.  Screenplay by Peter Straughan, based on the book by Jon Ronson.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Paul Lister.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Sharon Seymour.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by Tatiana S. Riegel.  Toronto…

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Michael Clayton

BBBB.5 (out of 5) George Clooney gives a masterful performance as a dirt-busting lawyer who is asked to reign in a top member of his firm’s legal council (Tom Wilkinson) who has been embarrassing the organization. While working on defending a multibillion dollar agricultural corporation from an ecological scandal, Wilkinson has been overwhelmed by his…

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Wag The Dog (1997)

BARRY LEVINSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1997.  Baltimore Pictures, New Line Cinema, Punch Productions, Tribeca Productions.  Screenplay by Hilary Henken, David Mamet, based on the book American Hero by Larry Beinhart.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Robert De Niro, Barry Levinson, Jane Rosenthal.  Music by Mark Knopfler.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Rita Ryack.  Film Editing by Stu Linder.   Exceptionally…

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