What’s Your Number (2011)

MARK MYLOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 2011.  New Regency Productions, Contrafilm.  Screenplay by Gabrielle Allan, Jennifer Crittenden, based on the novel by Karyn Bosnak.  Cinematography by James M. Muro.  Produced by Beau Flynn, Tripp Vinson.  Music by Aaron Zigman.  Production Design by Jon Billington.   Costume Design by Amy Westcott.  Film Editing by…

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I’ll See You In My Dreams (2015)

BRETT HALEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2015.  Two Flints, Jeff Rice Films, Northern Lights Films.  Screenplay by Marc Basch, Brett Haley.  Cinematography by Rob Givens.  Produced by Rebecca Green, Brett Haley, Laura D. Smith.  Music by Keegan DeWitt.  Production Design by Eric J. Archer.  Costume Design by Mirren Gordon-Crozier.  Film Editing by David Dean, Brett Haley.  Gotham Awards 2015. Blythe Danner…

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The Great Santini (1979)

LEWIS JOHN CARLINO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1979.  Bing Crosby Productions.  Screenplay by Lewis John Carlino, based on the novel by Pat Conroy.  Cinematography by Ralph Woolsey.  Produced by Charles A. Pratt.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Jack Poplin.  Film Editing by Houseley Stevenson Jr..   Robert Duvall is a tough Air Force pilot who is brought home from…

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The Prince Of Tides (1991)

BARBRA STREISAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1991.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Barwood Films, Longfellow Pictures.  Screenplay by Pat Conroy, Becky Johnston, based on the novel by Pat Conroy.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Barbra Streisand.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Paul Sylbert.  Costume Design by Ruth Morley.  Film Editing by Don Zimmerman.   Barbra Streisand shows, as with her other films…

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Meet The Fockers (2004)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2004.  Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Tribeca Productions, Everyman Pictures.  Story and Screenplay by Jim Herzfeld, Marc Hyman, based on characters created by Greg Glienna, Mary Ruth Clarke.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Robert De Niro, Jay Roach, Jane Rosenthal.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Rusty Smith.  Costume Design by Carol Ramsey.  Film Editing by…

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Meet The Parents (2000)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2000.  Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Nancy Tenenbaum Films, Tribeca Productions.  Story by Greg Glienna, Mary Ruth Clarke, Screenplay by Jim Herzfeld, John Hamburg, based on a 1992 screenplay by Greg Glienna, Mary Ruth Clarke.  Cinematography by Peter James.  Produced by Robert De Niro, Jay Roach, Jane Rosenthal, Nancy Tenenbaum.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design…

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Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

HAYAO MIYAZAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Hauru No Ugoku Shiro Japan, 2004.  Buena Vista Home Entertainment, DENTSU Music And Entertainment, Mitsubishi, Nippon Television Network, Studio Ghibli, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, Tokuma Shoten, d-rights.  Screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki, based on the novel by Diana Wynne Jones.  Cinematography by Atsushi Okui.  Produced by Rick Dempsey, Ned Lott, Toshio Suzuki.  Music by…

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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.   When a novice drag queen (John Leguizamo) fails miserably in a local pageant, grand prize co-winners…

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Sylvia (2003)

CHRISTINE JEFFS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  United Kingdom, 2003.  BBC Films, British Film Council, Capitol Films, Focus Features, Ruby Films.  Screenplay by John Brownlow.Cinematography by John Toon.  Produced by Alison Owen.  Music by Gabriel Yared.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Tariq Anwar.   A sad waste of a great opportunity: Gwyneth Paltrow‘s beautiful work…

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1776 (1972)

PETER H. HUNT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1972.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Peter Stone, based on the play by Sherman Edwards, Peter Stone.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Jr..  Produced by Jack L. Warner.  Music by Sherman Edwards.  Production Design by George Jenkins.  Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt.  Film Editing by Florence Williamson, William H. Ziegler.   The months leading up…

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The Proposition (1998)

LESLI LINKA GLATTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.5.  USA, 1998.  Interscope Communications, Polygram Filmed Entertainment.  Screenplay by Rick Ramage.  Cinematography by Peter Sova.  Produced by Ted Field, Scott Kroopf, Diane Nabatoff.  Music by Stephen Endelman.  Production Design by David Brisbin.  Costume Design by Anna B. Sheppard.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Cambas.   William Hurt and Madeleine Stowe play a filthy rich, prominent society couple whose…

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The Myth Of Fingerprints (1997)

BART FREUNDLICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1997.  Eureka Pictures, Good Machine.  Screenplay by Bart Freundlich.  Cinematography by Stephen Kazmierski.  Produced by Bart Freundlich, Tim Perell, Mary Jane Skolski.  Music by David Bridie, John Phillips.  Production Design by Susan Bolles.  Costume Design by Lucy W. Corrigan.  Film Editing by Ken J. Sackheim, Kate Williams.   Absorbing but icy drama about a family whose…

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