Bel Ami (2012)

DECLAN DONNELLAN, NICK ORMEROD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   United Kingdom/Italy, 2012.  Redwave Films, 19 Entertainment, Protagonist Pictures, Rai Cinema.  Screenplay by Rachel Bennette, based on the novel by Guy de Maupassant.  Cinematography by Stefano Falivene.  Produced by Ceri Hughes, Uberto Pasolini.  Music by Lakshman Joseph De Saram, Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Attila Kovacs.  Costume Design by Odile Dicks-Mireaux.  Film Editing by Gavin…

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Speed Racer (2008)

LILLY WACHOWSKI, LANA WACHOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Australia/Germany, 2008.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Silver Pictures, Anarchos Productions, Velocity Productions, Studio Babelsberg.  Screenplay by Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, based on the animated series by Tatsuo Yoshida.  Cinematography by David Tattersall.  Produced by Grant Hill, Joel Silver, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by Owen…

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Mothers and Daughters (2016)

PAUL DUDDRIDGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2016.  Siempre Viva Productions, Aloe Entertainment, Future Proof Films, TV4 Entertainment.  Screenplay by Paul Duddridge, based on a concept by Paul Duddridge.  Cinematography by Mikael Levin.  Produced by Danielle James, Steve King, Amy Williams.  Music by David Hlebo.  Production Design by Shawn Graves.  Costume Design by Devon de la Salle, Camille Jumelle,…

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Pecker (1998)

JOHN WATERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  Polar Entertainment.  Screenplay by John Waters.  Cinematography by Robert M. Stevens.  Produced by John Fiedler, Mark Tarlov.  Music by Stewart Copeland.  Production Design by Vincent Perani.  Costume Design by Van Smith.  Film Editing by Janice Hampton.  Toronto International Film Festival 1998.   Funny little film from John Waters is one of his most modest films, about a…

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Bless The Child (2000)

CHUCK RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   USA/Germany, 2000.  Paramount Pictures, Icon Entertainment International, Munich Film Partners & Company, BTC Productions.  Screenplay by Thomas Rickman, Clifford Green, Ellen Green, based on the novel by Cathy Cash Spellman.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by Mace Neufeld.  Music by Christopher Young.  Production Design by Carol Spier.  Costume Design by Denise Cronenberg.  Film Editing by Alan Heim. Kim Basinger gives…

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The Opposite Of Sex (1998)

DON ROOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1998.  Rysher Entertainment.  Screenplay by Don Roos.  Cinematography by Hubert Taczanowski.  Produced by Michael Besman, David Paul Kirkpatrick.  Music by Mason Daring.  Production Design by Michael Paul Clausen. Costume Design by Peter Mitchell.  Film Editing by David Codron.  Golden Globe Awards 1998.  Independent Spirit Awards 1998. National Board of Review Awards 1998.   New York Film Critics Awards…

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Penelope (2006)

MARK PALANSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2006.  Summit Entertainment, Stone Village Pictures, Type A Films, Tatira, Grosvenor Park Media, Zephyr Films.  Screenplay by Leslie Caveny.  Cinematography by Michel Amathieu.  Produced by Jennifer Simpson, Scott Steindorff, Reese Witherspoon.  Music by Joby Talbot.  Production Design by Amanda McArthur.  Costume Design by Jill Taylor.  Film Editing by Jon Gregory.  Toronto International Film Festival 2006.  …

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The Addams Family (1991)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1991.  Orion Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Caroline Thompson, Larry Wilson, based on characters created by Charles Addams.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.  Produced by Scott Rudin.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Dede Allen, Jim Miller.     Of the many retro…

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Addams Family Values (1993)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1993.  Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Paul Rudnick, based on characters created by Charles Addams.  Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced by Scott Rudin.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Jim Miller, Arthur Schmidt.   In this superior sequel to the 1991…

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Monster (2003)

PATTY JENKINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2003.  Media 8 Entertainment, Newmarket Films, DEJ Productions, K/W Productions, Denver and Delilah Productions, VIP 2 Medienfonds, MDP Worldwide.  Screenplay by Patty Jenkins.  Cinematography by Steven Bernstein.  Produced by Mark Damon, Donald Kushner, Clark Peterson, Charlize Theron, Brad Wyman.  Music by BT.  Production Design by Edward T. McAvoy.  Costume Design by Rhona Meyers.  Film Editing by Arthur…

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Bastard Out Of Carolina (1996)

ANJELICA HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1996.  Out of Carolina Productions.  Screenplay by Anne Meredith, based on the book by Dorothy Allison.  Cinematography by Anthony B. Richmond.  Produced by Amanda DiGiulio.  Music by Van Dyke Parks.  Production Design by Nelson Coates.  Costume Design by Van Broughton Ramsey.  Film Editing by Eva Gardos.  Toronto International Film Festival 1996.   Anjelica Huston makes an incredible…

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Now And Then (1995)

LESLI LINKA GLATTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1995.  New Line Cinema, Moving Pictures, First Independent Films.  Screenplay by I. Marlene King.  Cinematography by Ueli Steiger.  Produced by Demi Moore, Suzanne Todd.  Music by Cliff Eidelman.  Production Design by Gershon Ginsburg, Anne Kuljian.  Costume Design by Deena Appel.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Cambas.   Four friends who experienced their coming-of-age together are reunited for…

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