The Cat In The Hat (2003)

BO WELCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 2003.  Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Imagine Entertainment.  Screenplay by Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer, based on the book by Dr. Seuss.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Brian Grazer.  Music by David Newman.  Production Design by Alex McDowell.  Costume Design by Rita Ryack.  Film Editing by Don Zimmerman.   It’s rather difficult to decide what’s the worst aspect…

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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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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.  Academy…

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Joe Versus The Volcano (1990)

JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1990.  Warner Bros., Amblin Entertainment.  Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Teri Schwartz.  Music by Georges Delerue, Peter Gordon.  Production Design by Bo Welch.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood, Robert Chase, Sue Moore.  Film Editing by Richard Halsey, Kenneth Wannberg.   Oscar-winning screenwriter John Patrick Shanley (Moonstruck) makes an…

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The Lost Boys (1987)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 1987.  Warner Bros..  Story by Janice Fischer, James Jeremias, Screenplay by Janice Fischer, James Jeremias, Jeffrey Boam.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by Harvey Bernhard.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Bo Welch.  Costume Design by Susan Becker.  Film Editing by Robert Brown. Hilariously bad horror movie, though not without some camp appeal for the…

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Ghostbusters II (1989)

IVAN REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1989.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, based on characters created by Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by Ivan Reitman.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Bo Welch.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Donn Cambern, Sheldon Kahn.   Tepid sequel finds the gang of Ghostbusters…

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Grand Canyon (1991)

LAWRENCE KASDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1991.   Twentieth Century Fox.   Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan, Meg Kasdan.   Cinematography by Owen Roizman.   Produced by Michael Grillo, Lawrence Kasdan, Charles Okun.   Music by James Newton Howard.   Production Design by Bo Welch.   Costume Design by Aggie Guerard Rodgers.   Film Editing by Carol Littleton.   Academy Awards 1991. …

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The Accidental Tourist (1988)

LAWRENCE KASDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1988.   Warner Bros..   Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan, Frank Galati, based on the book by Anne Tyler.   Cinematography by John Bailey.   Produced by Michael Grillo, Lawrence Kasdan, Charles Okun.   Music by John Williams.   Production Design by Bo Welch.   Costume Design by Ruth Myers.   Film Editing by Carol Littleton.   Academy…

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Primary Colors (1998)

MIKE NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  France/United Kingdom/Germany/USA/Japan, 1998.   Award Entertainment, British Broadcasting Corporation, Icarus Productions, Marubeni, Mutual Film Company, Tele Munchen Fernseh Produktionsgesellschaft, Toho-Towa, UGC PH, Universal Pictures.   Screenplay by Elaine May, based on the novel by Joe Klein.   Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.   Produced by Mike Nichols.   Music by Ry Cooder.   Production Design…

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The Birdcage (1996)

MIKE NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1996.   United Artists.   Screenplay by Elaine May, based on the screenplay by Francis Veber, Edouard Molinaro, Marcello Danon, Jean Poiret, from the play La Cage Aux Folles by Jean Poiret.   Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.   Produced by Mike Nichols.   Music by Stephen Sondheim.   Production Design by Bo Welch.   Costume…

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Wolf (1994)

MIKE NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1994.   Columbia Pictures Corporation.   Screenplay by Jim Harrison, Wesley Strick.   Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.   Produced by Douglas Wick.   Music by Ennio Morricone.   Production Design by Jim Dultz, Bo Welch.   Costume Design by Ann Roth.   Film Editing by Sam O’Steen.    Jack Nicholson is on a dark, winding…

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