The Assistant (2019)

KITTY GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2019. 3311 Productions, Bellmer Pictures, Cinereach, Forensic Films, JJ Homeward Productions, Level Forward, Symbolic Exchange. Screenplay by Kitty Green. Cinematography by Michael Latham. Produced by P. Jennifer Dana, Kitty Green, Ross Jacobson, Scott Macaulay, James Schamus. Music by Tamar-kali. Production Design by Fletcher Chancey. Costume Design…

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The Immigrant (2013)

JAMES GRAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 2013.  Worldview Entertainment, Keep Your Head, Kingsgate Films, Wild Bunch.  Screenplay by James Gray, Ric Menello.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by James Colby, Anthony Katagas, Greg Shapiro, Christopher Woodrow.  Music by Christopher Spelman.  Production Design by Happy Massee.  Costume Design by Patricia Norris.  Film Editing by John Axelrad, Kayla Emter.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2014. …

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The Count Of Monte Cristo (2002)

KEVIN REYNOLDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom/Ireland, 2002.  Touchstone Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, World 2000 Entertainment, Epsilon Motion Pictures, Count of Monte Cristo Ltd..  Screenplay by Jay Wolpert, based on the novel Le Comte de Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas pere.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman.  Music by Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by…

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Keeping The Faith (2000)

EDWARD NORTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2000.  Spyglass Entertainment, Touchstone Pictures, Triple Threat Talent.  Screenplay by Stuart Blumberg.  Cinematography by Anastas N. Michos.  Produced by Stuart Blumberg, Hawk Koch, Edward Norton.  Music by Elmer Bernstein. Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Malcolm Campbell.   Colourful romantic comedy about the stylish woman (Jenna…

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Running With Scissors

RYAN MURPHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2006.  Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by Ryan Murphy, based on the book Running With Scissors: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs. Cinematography by Christopher Baffa.  Produced by Dede Gardner, Brad Grey, Ryan Murphy, Brad Pitt.  Music by James S. Levine.  Production Design by Richard Sherman.  Costume Design by Lou Eyrich.  Film Editing by Byron Smith.  Golden Globe…

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Rock Star

BBB.5 (out of 5) Delightfully committed performances make this comedy work, even when the uneven screenplay is at its weakest. Mark Wahlberg plays a die-hard heavy metal fan whose obsession with a particular band called Steel Dragon has gone as far as his fronting a tribute band. When the lead singer of the real group…

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Trust The Man (2005)

BART FREUNDLICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 2005.  Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Major Studio Partners, Process Media, Trust the Man LLC.  Screenplay by Bart Freundlich. Cinematography by Tim Orr.  Produced by Bart Freundlich, Sidney Kimmel, Tim Perell.  Music by Clint Mansell.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson.  Costume Design by Michael Clancy.  Film Editing by John Gilroy.  Toronto International Film Festival 2005. The…

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Kinsey (2004)

BILL CONDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/Germany, 2004.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Qwerty Films, N1 European Film Produktions GmbH & Co. KG, Pretty Pictures.  Screenplay by Bill Condon. Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Gail Mutrux.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Richard Sherman.  Costume Design by Bruce Finlayson.  Film Editing by Virginia Katz.  Academy Awards 2004.  AFI Awards 2004.   Golden Globe…

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