Boomerang (1992)

REGINALD HUDLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1992.  Paramount Pictures, Imagine Films Entertainment, Eddie Murphy Productions.  Story by Eddie Murphy, Screenplay by Barry W. Blaustein, David Sheffield.  Cinematography by Woody Omens.  Produced by Brian Grazer, Warrington Hudlin.  Music by Marcus Miller.  Production Design by Jane Musky. Costume Design by Francine Jamison-Tanchuck.   Film Editing by John Carter, Michael Jablow, Earl…

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The Big Sick (2017)

MICHAEL SHOWALTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   Apatow Productions, FilmNation Entertainment, Story Ink.  USA, 2017.  Screenplay by Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani.  Cinematography by Brian Burgoyne.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel.  Music by Michael Andrews.  Production Design by Brandon Tonner-Connolly.  Costume Design by Sarah Mae Burton.  Film Editing by Robert Nassau.  Academy Awards 2017.  AFI Awards 2017.   Gotham Awards 2017.  Independent Spirit Awards 2017.  Las…

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Stuart Little (1999)

ROB MINKOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Germany/USA, 1999.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Franklin/Waterman Productions, Global Medien KG.  Screenplay by M. Night Shyamalan, Greg Brooker, based on the book by E.B. White.  Cinematography by Guillermo Navarro.  Produced by Douglas Wick.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Bill Brzeski.  Costume Design by Joseph A. Porro.  Film Editing by Tom Finan.  Academy Awards 1999.   What could…

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The Adventures Of Rocky And Bullwinkle (2000)

DES McANUFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Germany, 2000.  CJ Entertainment, CJ Entertainment Animation Group, Sunwoo Entertainment, Company K Partners Contents Investment Fund, Daewoo Corporation, CJ Venture Investment, Finecut, Michigan Venture Capital, KTB Network, Industrial Bank of Korea, DC Digital Content Comics, Capella International, KC Medien, Tribeca Productions, Wildbrain Entertainment.  Screenplay by Kenneth Lonergan, based on characters…

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The Woodsman (2004)

NICOLE KASSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2004.  Dash Films, Lee Daniels Entertainment, The Woodsman LLC.  Screenplay by Nicole Kassell, Steven Fechter, based on the play by Steven Fechter.  Cinematography by Xavier Grobet.  Produced by Lee Daniels.  Music by Nathan Larson.  Production Design by Stephen Beatrice.  Costume Design by Frank L. Fleming.  Film Editing by Lisa Fruchtman, Brian A. Kates.  Toronto International Film…

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Jumanji (1995)

JOE JOHNSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 1995.  TriStar Pictures, Interscope Communications, Teitler Film.  Screen Story by Greg Taylor, Jim Strain, Chris Van Allsburg, Screenplay by Jonathan Hensleigh, Greg Taylor, Jim Strain, based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg.  Cinematography by Thomas E. Ackerman.  Produced by Scott Kroopf, William Teitler.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by James…

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Return To Me

BONNIE HUNT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2000.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, JLT Productions.  Story by Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Andrew Stern, Samantha Goodman, Screenplay by Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Jennie Lew Tugend.  Music by Nicholas Pike.  Production Design by Brent Thomas.  Costume Design by Lis Bothwell.  Film Editing by Garth Craven.   The best romantic comedy of its year,…

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Bewitched (2005)

NORA EPHRON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2005.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Red Wagon Entertainment.  Screenplay by Nora Ephron, Delia Ephron, based on the television series by Sol Saks.  Cinematography by John Lindley.  Produced by Nora Ephron, Lucy Fisher, Penny Marshall, Douglas Wick.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Neil Spisak.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Tia Nolan.   Surprisingly charming comedy…

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A Soldier’s Story (1984)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1984.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Caldix.  Screenplay by Charles Fuller, based on his play A Soldier’s Play.  Cinematography by Russell Boyd.  Produced by Norman Jewison, Patrick J. Palmer, Ronald L. Schwary.  Music by Herbie Hancock.  Production Design by Walter Scott Herndon.  Costume Design by Tom Dawson.  Film Editing by Caroline Biggerstaff, Mark Warner.   Tense murder mystery…

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Amazon Women On The Moon (1987)

JOE DANTE, CARL GOTTLIEB, PETER HORTON, JOHN LANDIS, ROBERT K. WEISS Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 1987.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland.  Cinematography by Daniel Pearl. Produced by Robert K. Weiss.  Music by Ira Newborn.  Production Design by Ivo Cristante.  Costume Design by Taryn De Chellis.  Film Editing by Malcolm Campbell, Marshall Harvey, Bert Lovitt. This…

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Tiptoes

BBB (out of 5) Matthew McConaughey and Kate Beckinsale are enjoying what seems to be a perfectly healthy relationship until they hit a big bump: she thinks she’s pregnant, and he’s not sure he’s ready for it. Figuring it’s male commitment issues, Beckinsale is willing to bide her time until a very small man (Gary Oldman,…

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The Player (1992)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1992.  Avenue Pictures, Spelling Entertainment, Addis Wechsler Pictures.  Screenplay by Michael Tolkin, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Jean Lepine.  Produced by David Brown, Michael Tolkin, Nick Wechsler.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Stephen Altman.  Costume Design by Alexander Julian.  Film Editing by Maysie Hoy, Geraldine Peroni.   Robert Altman’s most popular film…

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