Men In Black II (2002)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 2002.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Amblin Entertainment, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation.  Story by Robert Gordon, Screenplay by Robert Gordon, Barry Fanaro, based on Malibu Comics by Lowell Cunningham.  Cinematography by Greg Gardiner.  Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Bo Welch.  Costume Design by Mary E. Vogt.  Film Editing by Richard…

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Big Trouble (2002)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 2002.  Touchstone Pictures, The Jacobson Company, Sonnenfeld Josephson Worldwide Entertainment, Sundale Productions Inc..  Screenplay by Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone, based on the novel by Dave Barry.  Cinematography by Greg Gardiner.  Produced by Tom Jacobson, Barry Josephson, Barry Sonnenfeld.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Garreth Stover.  Costume Design by Mary E. Vogt.  Film Editing by…

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Wild Wild West (1999)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 1999.  Peters Entertainment, Sonnenfeld Josephson Worldwide Entertainment, Todman Simon LeMasters Productions, Warner Bros..  Story by Jim Thomas, John Thomas, Screenplay by S.S. Wilson, Brent Maddock, Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Jon Peters, Barry Sonnenfeld.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Bo Welch.  Costume Design by Deborah Lynn Scott.  Film…

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Men In Black (1997)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1997.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Amblin Entertainment, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation.  Story and screenplay by Ed Solomon, based on the comic by Lowell Cunningham. Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Bo Welch.  Costume Design by Mary E. Vogt.  Film Editing by Jim Miller.  …

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Get Shorty (1995)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1995.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Jersey Films.  Screenplay by Scott Frank, based on the novel by Elmore Leonard.  Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced by Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher.  Music by John Lurie.  Production Design by Peter S. Larkin.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing by Jim Miller, Ted Woerner.   Flawless adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s…

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For Love Or Money (1993)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1993.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Mark Rosenthal, Lawrence Konner.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood. Produced by Brian Grazer.  Music by Bruce Broughton.  Production Design by Peter S. Larkin.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Jim Miller.  Michael J. Fox is irresistible as a world-class hotel concierge who does all manner of favours for the wealthy…

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Big (1988)

PENNY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1988.  American Entertainment Partners II L.P., Gracie Films, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Gary Ross, Anne Spielberg.  Cinematography by Barry Sonnenfeld.  Produced by James L. Brooks, Robert Greenhut.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky. Film Editing by Barry Malkin.   A thirteen year-old kid is tired of…

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Enchanted (2007)

KEVIN LIMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2007.  Walt Disney Pictures, Josephson Entertainment, Andalasia Productions, Right Coast Productions.  Screenplay by Bill Kelly.  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced by Barry Josephson, Barry Sonnenfeld.  Music by Alan Menken.  Production Design by Stuart Wurtzel.  Costume Design by Mona May.  Film Editing by Gregory Perler, Stephen A. Rotter.   Amy Adams simply could not be more endearing…

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The Addams Family (1991)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1991.  Orion Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Caroline Thompson, Larry Wilson, based on characters created by Charles Addams.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.  Produced by Scott Rudin.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Dede Allen, Jim Miller.     Of the many retro…

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Addams Family Values (1993)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1993.  Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Paul Rudnick, based on characters created by Charles Addams.  Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced by Scott Rudin.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Jim Miller, Arthur Schmidt.   In this superior sequel to the 1991…

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Compromising Positions (1985)

FRANK PERRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1985.  Blackhawk Productions, C.P. Productions, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Susan Isaacs, based on her novel.  Cinematography by Barry Sonnenfeld.  Produced by Frank Perry.  Music by Brad Fiedel.  Production Design by Peter S. Larkin.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by Peter C. Frank.   An adaptation of a Susan Isaacs novel that would suit…

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The Crew (2000)

MICHAEL DINNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2000.  George Litto Productions, Sonnenfeld Josephson Worldwide Entertainment, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Barry Fanaro.  Cinematography by Juan Ruiz Anchia.  Produced by Barry Josephson, Barry Sonnenfeld.  Music by Steve Bartek.  Production Design by Peter S. Larkin.  Costume Design by Betsy Cox.  Film Editing by Nicholas C. Smith.   Diverting geriatric comedy about aging gangsters that was…

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