Juliet, Naked (2018)

JESSE PERETZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA/United Kingdom, 2018. Los Angeles Media Fund, Rocket Science, Bona Fide Productions, Apatow Productions, Turnlet Films, Ingenious Media, Focus Features, Stage 6 Films. Screenplay by Evgenia Peretz, Jim Taylor, Tamara Jenkins, based on the novel by Nick Hornby. Cinematography by Remi Adefarasin. Produced by Judd Apatow, Albert…

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Begin Again (2013)

JOHN CARNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Alternate title:  Can A Song Save Your Life USA, 2013.  Exclusive Media Group, Sycamore Pictures, Apatow Productions, Likely Story.  Screenplay by John Carney.  Cinematography by Yaron Orbach.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Tobin Armbrust, Anthony Bregman.  Music by Gregg Alexander.  Production Design by Chad Keith.  Costume Design by Arjun Bhasin.  Film Editing by Andrew Marcus.   Lonely souls meet…

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The Big Sick (2017)

MICHAEL SHOWALTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   Apatow Productions, FilmNation Entertainment, Story Ink.  USA, 2017.  Screenplay by Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani.  Cinematography by Brian Burgoyne.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel.  Music by Michael Andrews.  Production Design by Brandon Tonner-Connolly.  Costume Design by Sarah Mae Burton.  Film Editing by Robert Nassau.   Real-life couple Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon have written a screenplay that…

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Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

AKIVA SCHAFFER, JORMA TACCONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  Apatow Productions, The Lonely Island, Party Over Here, Perfect World Pictures (Beijing), Perfect World Pictures, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone.  Cinematography by Brandon Trost.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Rodney Rothman, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone.  Music by Matthew Compton.  Production Design by…

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Trainwreck (2015)

JUDD APATOW Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2015.  Universal Pictures, Apatow Productions, Dentsu, Fuji Television Network.  Screenplay by Amy Schumer.  Cinematography by Jody Lee Lipes.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel.  Music by Jon Brion.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson.  Costume Design by Jessica Albertson, Leesa Evans.  Film Editing by William Kerr, Peck Prior, Paul Zucker.   Comedian Amy Schumer gets the star treatment…

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Get Him To The Greek (2010)

NICHOLAS STOLLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   USA, 2010.  Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Spyglass Entertainment, Apatow Productions.  Screenplay by Nicholas Stoller, based on characters created by Jason Segel.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Judd Apatow, David L. Bushell, Rodney Rothman, Nicholas Stoller.  Music by Lyle Workman.  Production Design by Jan Roelfs.  Costume Design by Leesa Evans.  Film Editing by William Kerr, Michael L….

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

NICHOLAS STOLLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2008.  Universal Pictures, Apatow Productions.  Screenplay by Jason Segel.  Cinematography by Russ T. Alsobrook.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Shauna Robertson.  Music by Lyle Workman.  Production Design by Jackson De Govia.  Costume Design by Leesa Evans.  Film Editing by William Kerr. Television music composer Jason Segel is so distraught over being dumped by his actress girlfriend (Kristen Bell)…

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Year One (2009)

HAROLD RAMIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2009.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Ocean Pictures, Apatow Productions.   Story by Harold Ramis, Screenplay by Harold Ramis, Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg.  Cinematography by Alar Kivilo.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Clayton Townsend.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Jefferson Sage. Costume Design by Debra McGuire.  Film Editing by Craig Herring, Steve Welch.   Two cavemen in…

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Superbad (2007)

GREG MOTTOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2007.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Apatow Productions.  Screenplay by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg.  Cinematography by Russ T. Alsobrook.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Shauna Robertson.  Music by Lyle Workman. Production Design by Chris L. Spellman.  Costume Design by Debra McGuire.  Film Editing by William Kerr.   The next entry in the American Pie series of kids doing…

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Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (2004)

ADAM McKAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2004.  DreamWorks, Apatow Productions, Herzog-Cowen Entertainment.  Screenplay by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay.  Cinematography by Thomas E. Ackerman.  Produced by Judd Apatow.  Music by Alex Wurman.  Production Design by Clayton Hartley.  Costume Design by Debra McGuire.  Film Editing by Brent White.   The makeover that the information world received when women broke through barriers and became news…

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Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby (2006)

ADAM McKAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2006.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Relativity Media, Apatow Productions, Mosaic Media Group, GH One.  Screenplay by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Jimmy Miller.  Music by Alex Wurman.  Production Design by Clayton Hartley.  Costume Design by Susan Matheson.  Film Editing by Brent White. Sweet, goofy hick Will Ferrell was abandoned…

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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

JAKE KASDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2007.  Apatow Productions, Columbia Pictures Corporation, GH Three, Nominated Films, Relativity Media.  Screenplay by Judd Apatow, Jake Kasdan.  Cinematography by Uta Briesewitz.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Jake Kasdan, Clayton Townsend.  Music by Michael Andrews.  Production Design by Jefferson Sage.  Costume Design by Debra McGuire.  Film Editing by Tara Timpone, Steve Welch.   Towards the end…

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