Poms (2019)

ZARA HAYES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2019.  Sierra / Affinity, Mad As Birds, Rose Pictures, Entertainment One.  Story by Zara Hayes, Shane Atkinson, Screenplay by Shane Atkinson.  Cinematography by Tim Orr.  Produced by Andy Evans, Rose Ganguzza, Celyn Jones, Sean Marley, Kelly McCormick, Alex Saks, Ade Shannon.   Music by Deborah Lurie. …

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The Invasion (2007)

OLIVER HIRSCHBIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA/Australia, 2007.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Silver Pictures, Vertigo Entertainment.  Screenplay by David Kajganich, based on the novel Body Snatchers by Jack Finney.  Cinematography by Rainer Klausmann.  Produced by Joel Silver.  Music by John Ottman.  Production Design by Jack Fisk.  Costume Design by Jacqueline West.  Film Editing by Hans Funck, Joel Negron.   Fourth version of the…

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The Intern (2015)

NANCY MEYERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2015.  Waverly Films.  Screenplay by Nancy Meyers.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Suzanne McNeill Farwell, Nancy Meyers.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Kristi Zea.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Demeterio.  Film Editing by Robert Leighton Robert De Niro has reached seventy, a retired widower who hasn’t lost the desire to stay  busy or…

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Joe Gould’s Secret (2000)

STANLEY TUCCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2000.  Bohemian Productions, First Cold Press Productions, October Films, Weinstock Productions.  Screenplay by Howard A. Rodman, based on the books Professor Seagull and Joe Gould’s Secret by Joseph Mitchell.  Cinematography by Maryse Alberti.  Produced by Elizabeth W. Alexander, Stanley Tucci, Charles Weinstock.  Music by Evan Lurie.  Production Design by Andrew Jackness.  Costume Design by Juliet Polcsa.  Film…

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Igby Goes Down (2002)

BURR STEERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2002.  United Artists, Atlantic Streamline, Crossroads Films, Helkon Media. Screenplay by Burr Steers.  Cinematography by Wedigo von Schultzendorff. Produced by Lisa Tornell, Marco Weber.  Music by Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson. Costume Design by Sarah Edwards.  Film Editing by William M. Anderson, Padraic McKinley.   Kieran Culkin gives a fine performance as Igby,…

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K-PAX (2001)

IAIN SOFTLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Germany, 2001.  IMF Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. 2. Produktions KG, Intermedia Films, Lawrence Gordon Productions, Pathé Pictures International.  Screenplay by Charles Leavitt, based on the novel by Gene Brewer.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Robert F. Colesberry, Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin.  Music by Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by John Beard.  Costume…

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The Village (2004)

M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2004.  Touchstone Pictures, Blinding Edge Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by M. Night Shyamalan.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Sam Mercer, Scott Rudin, M. Night Shyamalan.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Tom Foden.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Christopher Tellefsen.   This chapter in M. Night Shyamalan’s trove of scary…

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How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (2003)

DONALD PETRIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Germany, 2003.  Lynda Obst Productions, MMP Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, Moviemakers Productions, Paramount Pictures, Robert Evans Company, W2 Film Production GmbH.  Screenplay by Kristen Buckley, Brian Regan, Burr Steers, based on the book by Michele Alexander, Jeannie Long.  Cinematography by John Bailey.  Produced by Robert Evans, Lynda Obst, Christine Peters.  Music by David Newman.  Production…

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Junebug (2005)

PHIL MORRISON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2005.  Junebug Movie, Epoch Films.  Screenplay by Angus MacLachlan.  Cinematography by Peter Donahue.  Produced by Mindy Goldberg, Mike S. Ryan.  Music by Yo La Tengo.  Production Design by David Doernberg.  Costume Design by Danielle Kays.  Film Editing by Joe Klotz.   Embeth Davidtz and Alessandro Nivola meet in her art gallery and after two weeks are married and visiting his home…

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Knight And Day (2010)

JAMES MANGOLD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2010.  Twentieth Century Fox, Regency Enterprises, Pink Machine, Tree Line Film, Dune Entertainment.  Screenplay by Patrick O’Neill.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Todd Garner, Cathy Konrad, Steve Pink.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Andrew Menzies.  Costume Design by Arianne Phillips.  Film Editing by Quincy Z. Gunderson, Michael McCusker. Cameron Diaz is an…

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Unstrung Heroes (1995)

DIANE KEATON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1995.  Hollywood Pictures, Roth-Arnold Productions.  Screenplay by Richard LaGravenese, based on the book by Franz Lidz.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Susan Arnold, Bill Badalato, Donna Roth.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Garreth Stover.  Costume Design by Jill M. Ohanneson.  Film Editing by Lisa Zeno Churgin.   Diane Keaton directs this bittersweet tale of a…

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Hanging Up (2000)

DIANE KEATON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Germany, 2000.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Global Entertainment Productions GmbH & Company Medien KG, Laurence Mark Productions, Nora Ephron Productions.  Screenplay by Delia Ephron, Nora Ephron, based on the book by Delia Ephron.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by Nora Ephron, Laurence Mark.  Music by David Hirschfelder.  Production Design by Waldemark Kalinowski.  Costume Design by Bobbie Read.  Film…

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