Election (1999)

ALEXANDER PAYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1999.  Bona Fide Productions, MTV Films, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor, based on the novel by Tom Perrotta.  Cinematography by James Glennon.  Produced by Albert Berger, David Gale, Keith Samples, Ron Yerxa.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Jane Ann Stewart.  Costume Design by Wendy Chuck.  Film Editing by Kevin…

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The Fighting Temptations (2003)

JONATHAN LYNN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 2003.  Paramount Pictures, Handprint Entertainment, MTV Films.  Story by Elizabeth Hunter, Screenplay by Elizabeth Hunter, Saladin K. Patterson.  Cinematography by Affonso Beato.  Produced by David Gale, Loretha C. Jones, Benny Medina, Jeff Pollack.  Music by Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Big Jim Wright.  Production Design by Victoria Paul.  Costume Design by Mary Jane Fort, Tracey White.  Film Editing…

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Aeon Flux (2005)

KARYN KUSAMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Germany, 2005.  Paramount Pictures, Lakeshore Entertainment, Valhalla Motion Pictures, MTV Films, MTV Productions, Colossal Pictures.  Screenplay by Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi, based on characters created by Peter Chung.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by David Gale, Gregory Goodman, Martha Griffin, Gale Anne Hurd, Gary Lucchesi.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Andrew McAlpine.  Costume…

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Zero Patience (1993)

JOHN GREYSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/Canada, 1993.  Zero Patience Productions, Telefilm Canada, Ontario Film Development Corporation, Channel 4 Television Corporation, Cineplex Odeon Films.  Screenplay by John Greyson.  Cinematography by Miroslaw Baszak.  Produced by Louise Garfield, Anna Stratton.  Music by Glenn Schellenberg.  Production Design by Sandra Kybartas.  Costume Design by Joyce Schure.  Film Editing by Miume Jan.   To hear someone say that they just…

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200 Cigarettes (1999)

RISA BRAMON GARCIA Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBB.  USA, 1999.  Dogstar Films, Lakeshore Entertainment, MTV Films.  Screenplay by Shana Larsen.  Cinematography by Frank Prinzi.  Produced by Betsy Beers, David Gale, Van Toffler.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh, Robert Mothersbaugh.  Production Design by Ina Mayhew.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Lisa Zeno Churgin, Evelyn Purwins.   Charming, breezy movie about a group…

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The Wood (1999)

RICK FAMUYIWA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1999.  Bona Fide Productions, MTV Films.  Story by Rick Famuyiwa, Todd Boyd, Screenplay by Rick Famuyiwa.  Cinematography by Steven Bernstein.  Produced by Albert Berger, David Gale, Ron Yerxa.  Music by Robert Hurst.  Production Design by Roger G. Fortune, Maxine Shepard.  Costume Design by Darryle Johnson.  Film Editing by John Carter.   Three friends (Omar Epps, Richard T. Jones, Taye…

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Switch (1991)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1991.  Beco Films, Cinema Plus, Home Box Office.  Screenplay by Blake Edwards.  Cinematography by Dick Bush.  Produced by Tony Adams.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Rodger Maus.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Robert Pergament.   Ellen Barkin‘s hysterical performance is the main reason to watch this one-joke comedy. One of…

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The Original Kings Of Comedy (2000)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2000.  40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Latham Entertainment, MTV Films.  Screenplay by Cedric the Entertainer, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Bernie Mac.  Cinematography by Malik Hassan Sayeed.  Produced by David Gale, Walter Latham, Spike Lee.  Music by Linda Cohen.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Denise Marsh.  Film Editing by Barry Alexander…

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