Rock Of Ages (2012)

ADAM SHANKMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.    USA, 2012.  New Line Cinema, Corner Store Entertainment, Material Pictures, Offspring Entertainment.   Screenplay by Justin Theroux, Chris D’Arienzo, Allan Loeb, based on the musical by Chris D’Arienzo.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.  Produced by Jennifer Gibgot, Garrett Grant, Carl Levin, Tobey Maguire, Scott Prisand, Matt Weaver.  Music…

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The Lone Ranger (2013)

GORE VERBINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2013.  Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Blind Wink Productions, Infinitum Nihil.  Screen story by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Justin Haythe, Screenplay by Justin Haythe, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Gore Verbinski.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Jess Gonchor,…

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The Ring (2002)

GORE VERBINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Japan, 2002.  DreamWorks, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, BenderSpink.  Screenplay by Ehren Kruger, based on the screenplay Ringu by Hiroshi Takahashi and the novel by Koji Suzuki.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.  Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Tom Duffield.  Costume Design by Julie Weiss.  Film Editing by Craig Wood.  Flat, tepid thriller that…

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The Rapture (1991)

MICHAEL TOLKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1991.  New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Michael Tolkin.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.  Produced by Karen Koch, Nancy Tenenbaum, Nick Wechsler.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Robin Standefer.  Costume Design by Giovanna Ottobre-Melton.  Film Editing by Suzanne Fenn.   Mimi Rogers plays a swinging single telephone operator who has grown weary of going out with her male…

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Hairspray (2007)

ADAM SHANKMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2007.  New Line Cinema, Ingenious Film Partners, Zadan / Meron Productions, Offspring Entertainment.  Screenplay by Leslie Dixon, based on the musical play by Mark O’Donnell, Thomas Meehan and the 1988 screenplay by John Waters.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.  Produced by Neil Meron, Craig Zadan.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by David…

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Kalifornia (1993)

DOMINIC SENA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1993.  Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Viacom Productions, Propaganda Films, Kouf/Bigelow Productions.  Story by Stephen Levy, Tim Metcalfe, Screenplay by Tim Metcalfe.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.  Produced by Steve Golin, Aristides McGarry, Sigurjon Sighvatsson.  Music by Carter Burwell. Production Design by Michael White.  Costume Design by Kelle Kutsugeras.  Film Editing by Martin Hunter.   David Duchovny and Michelle Forbes are…

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Boxing Helena (1993)

JENNIFER CHAMBERS LYNCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 1993.  Mainline Pictures.  Story by Philippe Caland, Screenplay by Jennifer Chambers Lynch.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli, Frank Byers.  Produced by Philippe Caland, Carl Mazzocone.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Paul Huggins.  Costume Design by Patsy Chaney.  Film Editing by David Finfer.   The controversy surrounding this film is a hell of a…

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Mr. And Mrs. Smith (2005)

DOUG LIMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2005.  Regency Enterprises, New Regency Pictures, Summit Entertainment, Weed Road Pictures, Epsilon Motion Pictures.  Screenplay by Simon Kinberg.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.   Produced by Lucas Foster, Akiva Goldsman, Eric McLeod, Arnon Milchan, Patrick Wachsberger.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Jeff Mann.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Michael Tronick. Ah, if…

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Dangerous Beauty (1998)

MARSHALL HERSKOVITZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1998.  Regency Enterprises, Arnon Milchan Productions, The Bedford Falls Company.  Screenplay by Jeannine Dominy, based on the book by Margaret Rosenthal.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.  Produced by Sarah Caplan, Marshall Herskovitz, Arnon Milchan, Edward Zwick.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Norman Garwood.  Costume Design by Gabriella Pescucci.  Film Editing by Arthur…

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Body Snatchers (1993)

ABEL FERRARA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1993.  Dorset Productions, Robert H. Solo Productions, Warner Bros..  Screen story by Raymond Cistheri, Larry Cohen, Screenplay by Nicholas St. John, Dennis Paoli, Stuart Gordon, based on the novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.  Produced by Robert H. Solo.  Music by Joe Delia.  Production Design by Peter Jamison.  Costume…

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Burlesque (2010)

STEVE ANTIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2010.  Screen Gems, De Line Pictures.  Screenplay by Steve Antin.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.  Produced by Donald De Line.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Jon Gary Steele.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Virginia Katz.   Christina Aguilera makes her starring debut as, what else, an aspiring singer who is tired of…

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