Danny Collins (2015)

DAN FOGELMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2015.  Big Indie Pictures, ShivHans Pictures.  Screenplay by Dan Fogelman.  Cinematography by Steve Yedlin.  Produced by Nimitt Mankad, Jessie Nelson.  Music by Ryan Adams, Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Dan Bishop.  Film Editing by Julie Monroe.  Golden Globe Awards 2015.   Al Pacino plays a Manilow-esque crooner who hasn’t written a song in decades but…

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Village Of The Damned (1960)

WOLF RILLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1960.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios.  Screenplay by Stirling Silliphant, Wolf Rilla, Ronald Kinnoch, based on the novel The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Faithfull.  Produced by Ronald Kinnoch.  Music by Ron Goodwin.  Production Design by Ivan King.  Costume Design by Eileen Sullivan.  Film Editing by Gordon Hales.   Ignore the idiotic John…

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Porky’s II: The Next Day (1983)

BOB CLARK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Canada/USA, 1983.  Simon / Reeves / Landsburg Productions, Astral Bellevue Pathé.  Screenplay by Bob Clark, Roger Swaybill, Alan Ormsby, based on characters created by Bob Clark.  Cinematography by Reginald H. Morris.  Produced by Don Carmody,  Carl Zittrer.  Music by Carl Zittrer.  Production Design by Fred Price.  Costume Design by Mary E. McLeod.  Film Editing by Stan…

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A Night In Heaven (1983)

JOHN G. AVILDSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 1983.  Screenplay by Joan Tewkesbury.  Cinematography by David L. Quaid.  Produced by David L. Quaid, Hawk Koch.  Music by Jan Hammer.  Production Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by John G. Avildsen.   Hilariously bad movie is lamentable for wasting the superb talents of Lesley…

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The Browning Version (1951)

ANTHONY ASQUITH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1951.  Javelin Films.  Screenplay by Terence Rattigan, based on his play.  Cinematography by Desmond Dickinson.  Produced by Teddy Baird.  Production Design by Carmen Dillon.  Costume Design by Yvonne Caffin.  Film Editing by John D. Guthridge.  Cannes Film Festival 1951.   Immensely intelligent but at the same entertaining adaptation by Terence Rattigan of his own…

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Breaking The Waves (1996)

LARS VON TRIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Denmark/Sweden/France/ The Netherlands/Norway/Iceland, 1996.  Argus Film Produktie, ARTE, Canal+, CoBo Fonds, Coproduction Office, Det Danske Filminstitut, Eurimages, European Script Fund, Finnish Film Foundation, Icelandic Film, La Sept Cinema, Liberator Productions, Lucky Red, Media Investment Club, Memfis Film, Nederlands Fonds voor de Film, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Northern Lights, Norwegian Film Institute, October Films,…

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