Jackie (2016)

PABLO LARRAIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Chile/France/USA, 2016.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, LD Entertainment, Wild Bunch, Protozoa Pictures, Fabula, Why Not Productions, Endemol Shine North America, Bliss Media, Jackie Productions.  Screenplay by Noah Oppenheim.  Cinematography by Stephane Fontaine.  Produced by Darren Aronofsky, Pascal Caucheteux, Scott Franklin, Ari Handel, Juan de Dios Larrain, Mickey Liddell.  Music by Mica Levi.  Production Design…

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All About Steve (2009)

PHIL TRAILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2009.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Radar Pictures, Dune Entertainment III, Fortis Films, Dune Entertainment.  Screenplay by Kim Barker.  Cinematography by Tim Suhrstedt.  Produced by Sandra Bullock, Mary McLaglen.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Maher Ahmad.  Costume Design by Sandra Berry, Gary Jones.  Film Editing by Rod Dean, Virginia Katz. A film that was released…

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Love Field (1992)

JONATHAN KAPLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1992.  Orion Pictures, Sanford/Pillsbury Productions, Via Rosa Productions.  Screenplay by Don Roos.  Cinematography by Ralf D. Bode.  Produced by Sarah Pillsbury, Midge Sanford.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Mark S. Freeborn.  Costume Design by Peter Mitchell.  Film Editing by Jane Kurson.  Academy Awards 1992.  Golden Globe Awards 1992.    New York Film Critics Awards 1992.   Sweet, heartfelt road…

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Rango (2011)

GORE VERBINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies, Blind Wink Productions, GK Films.  Story by John Logan, Gore Verbinski, James Ward Byrkit, Screenplay by John Logan.  Produced by John B. Carls, Graham King, Gore Verbinski. Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Mark ‘Crash’ McCreery.  Film Editing by Craig Wood.  Academy Awards 2011.  Boston…

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Doctor Dolittle (1998)

BETTY THOMAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1998.  Twentieth Century Fox, Davis Entertainment, Joseph M. Singer Entertainment.  Screenplay by Nat Mauldin, Larry Levin, based on the stories by Hugh Lofting. Cinematography by Russell Boyd.  Produced by John Davis, David T. Friendly, Joseph Singer.  Music by Richard Gibbs.  Production Design by William A. Elliott.  Costume Design by Sharen Davis.  Film Editing by…

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A Time To Kill (1996)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1996.  Regency Enterprises, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, based on the novel by John Grisham. Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by John Grisham, Hunt Lowry, Arnon Milchan, Michael G. Nathanson.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by Larry Fulton.  Costume Design by Ingrid Ferrin.  Film Editing by William Steinkamp.  Golden Globe Awards 1996. One…

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Flatliners (1990)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1990.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Stonebridge Entertainment.  Screenplay by Peter Filardi.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont.  Produced by Rick Bieber, Michael Douglas.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Eugenio Zanetti.  Costume Design by Susan Becker.  Film Editing by Robert Brown.  Academy Awards 1990. Apparently medical school doesn’t keep you busy enough: a group of students find…

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A Thousand Acres (1997)

JOCELYN MOORHOUSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1997.  Touchstone Pictures, Propaganda Films, Via Rosa Productions, Prairie Films, Beacon Pictures.  Screenplay by Laura Jones, based on the novel by Jane Smiley. Cinematography by Tak Fujimoto.  Produced by Marc Abraham, Lynn Arost, Steve Golin, Kate Guinzburg, Sigurjon Sighvatsson.  Music by Richard Hartley.  Production Design by Dan Davis.  Costume Design by Ruth…

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As I Lay Dying (2013)

JAMES FRANCO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 2013.  Picture Entertainment, RabbitBandini Productions.  Screenplay by James Franco, Matt Rager, based on the novel by William Faulkner.  Cinematography by Christina Voros.  Produced by Caroline Aragon, Lee Caplin, Vince Jolivette, Miles Levy, Matthew O’Toole, Robert Van Norden.  Music by Tim O’Keefe.  Production Design by Kristen Adams.  Costume Design by Caroline Eselin.  Film Editing by Ian Olds.   James…

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To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)

BEEBAN KIDRON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1995.  Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment. Screenplay by Douglas Carter Beane.  Cinematography by Steve Mason.  Produced by G. Mac Brown.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein.  Golden Globe Awards 1995.   When a novice drag queen (John Leguizamo) fails miserably in a local pageant,…

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Donnie Darko (2001)

RICHARD KELLY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2001.  Pandora Cinema, Flower Films, Adam Fields Productions, Gaylord Films.  Screenplay by Richard Kelly.  Cinematography by Steven Poster.  Produced by Adam Fields, Nancy Juvonen, Sean McKittrick.    Music by Michael Andrews.  Production Design by Alec Hammond.    Costume Design by April Ferry.   Film Editing by Sam Bauer, Eric Strand.    Donnie Darko (Jake…

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Southland Tales (2006)

RICHARD KELLY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  Germany/USA/France, 2006.  Universal Pictures, Cherry Road Films, Darko Entertainment, MHF Zweite Academy Film, Eden Roc Productions, Persistent Entertainment, Academy Film, Destination Films, Inferno Distribution, Wild Bunch.  Screenplay by Richard Kelly.  Cinematography by Steven Poster.  Produced by Bo Hyde, Sean McKittrick, Kendall Rhodes, Matthew Rhodes.  Music by Moby.  Production Design by Alec Hammond.  Costume…

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