My Tutor (1983)

GEORGE BOWERS Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 1983.  Marimark Productions.   Screenplay by Joe Roberts.   Cinematography by Mac Ahlberg.    Produced by Marilyn Jacobs Tenser.   Music by Webster Lewis.   Production Design by Linda Pearl.   Costume Design by Kristin Nelson.   Film Editing by Sidney Wolinsky. Imagine someone taking the formula elements of an eighties teen…

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Willard

GLEN MORGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2003.  New Line Cinema, Hard Eight Pictures.  Screenplay by Glen Morgan, based on the 1971 screenplay by Gilbert Ralston, and the novel Ratman’s Notebooks by Stephen Gilbert.  Cinematography by Robert McLachlan.  Produced by Glen Morgan, James Wong.  Music by Shirley Walker.  Production Design by Mark S. Freeborn.  Costume Design by Gregory Mah.  Film Editing by James…

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Charlie’s Angels (2000)

McG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2000.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Flower Films, Tall Trees Productions, Global Entertainment Productions GmbH & Company Medien KG.  Screenplay by Ryan Rowe, Ed Solomon, John August, based on the TV series by Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts.  Cinematography by Russell Carpenter.  Produced by Drew Barrymore, Leonard Goldberg, Nancy Juvonen.  Music by Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by J. Michael…

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Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

McG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2003.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Flower Films, Tall Trees Productions, Wonderland Sound and Vision.  Story by John August, Screenplay by John August, Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley, based on the television series of Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts.  Cinematography by Russell Carpenter.  Produced by Drew Barrymore, Leonard Goldberg, Nancy Juvonen.  Music by Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by J. Michael…

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Nurse Betty (2000)

NEIL LaBUTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Germany/USA, 2000.  Gramercy Pictures, Pacifica Film, Propaganda Films, ab’-strakt pictures, IMF Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. 3. Produktions KG.  Story by John C. Richards, Screenplay by John C. Richards, James Flamberg.  Cinematography by Jean-Yves Escoffier.  Produced by Steve Golin, Gail Mutrux.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Charles William Breen.  Costume Design by Lynette Meyer.  Film…

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River’s Edge

BB.5 (out of 5) After a disturbed teenager murders his girlfriend and leaves her body by a river, he tells his friends about it. They all decide to keep it a secret after seeing the body for themselves, completely undisturbed by the sight of murder right in front of them, but two members of the…

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Chasers

DENNIS HOPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1994.  Morgan Creek Entertainment.  Story by Joe Batteer, John Rice, Screenplay by Joe Batteer, John Rice, Dan Gilroy.  Cinematography by Ueli Steiger.  Produced by James G. Robinson.  Music by Pete Anderson, Dwight Yoakam.  Production Design by Robert Pearson.  Costume Design by Michael T. Boyd.  Film Editing by Christian Wagner.   In this loose remake of…

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What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

LASSE HALLSTROM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1993.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Peter Hedges, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by David Matalon, Bertil Ohlsson, Meir Teper.  Music by Bjorn Isfalt, Alan Parker.  Production Design by Bernt Amadeus Capra.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein.  Academy Awards 1993.  Golden Globe Awards 1993. National Board of Review…

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Beowulf (2007)

ROBERT ZEMECKIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2007.  Paramount Pictures, Shangri-La Entertainment, ImageMovers.  Screenplay by Neil Gaiman, Roger Avary, based on the epic poem by Anonymous.  Cinematography by Robert Presley.  Produced by Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Doug Chiang.  Costume Design by Gabriella Pescucci.  Film Editing by Jeremiah O’Driscoll.  Online Film Critics Awards 2007.   It’s no easy…

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Back To The Future Part II (1989)

ROBERT ZEMECKIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1989.  Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, U-Drive Productions.  Story by Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, Screenplay by Bob Gale, based on characters created by Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale.  Cinematography by Dean Cundey.  Produced by Neil Canton, Bob Gale.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design by Joanna Johnston.  Film Editing by Harry Keramidas,…

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Back To The Future (1985)

ROBERT ZEMECKIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1985.  Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment.  Screenplay by Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale.  Cinematography by Dean Cundey.  Produced by Neil Canton, Bob Gale.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Lawrence G. Paull.  Costume Design by Deborah Lynn Scott.  Film Editing by Harry Keramidas, Arthur Schmidt.  Academy Awards 1985.  Golden Globe Awards 1985.  National Board of Review…

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The Doors (1991)

OLIVER STONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1991.  Bill Graham Films, Carolco International N.V., Carolco Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Ixtlan.  Screenplay by Randall Johnson, Oliver Stone.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Bill Graham, Sasha Harari, A. Kitman Ho.  Production Design by Barbara Ling.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by David Brenner, Joe Hutshing.   Oliver Stone turns from his…

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