Evan Almighty (2007)

TOM SHADYAC Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2007.  Universal Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Relativity Media, Shady Acres Entertainment, Original Film.  Story by Steve Oedekerk, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow, Screenplay by Steve Koren, Mark O’Keefe, based on characters created by Steve Koren, Mark O’Keefe.  Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Michael Bostick, Neal H. Moritz, Tom Shadyac.  Music…

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Bounce (2000)

DON ROOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2000.  Miramax.  Screenplay by Don Roos.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Michael Besman, Steve Golin.  Music by Mychael Danna, Dean Landon.  Production Design by David Wasco.  Costume Design by Peter Mitchell.  Film Editing by David Codron.   Idiotic romance that insults its viewers and degrades the images of the actors involved. Ben Affleck gives a surprisingly…

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Donnie Darko (2001)

RICHARD KELLY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2001.  Pandora Cinema, Flower Films, Adam Fields Productions, Gaylord Films.  Screenplay by Richard Kelly.  Cinematography by Steven Poster.  Produced by Adam Fields, Nancy Juvonen, Sean McKittrick.    Music by Michael Andrews.  Production Design by Alec Hammond.    Costume Design by April Ferry.   Film Editing by Sam Bauer, Eric Strand.    Donnie Darko (Jake…

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S.W.A.T. (2003)

CLARK JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2003.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Original Film, Camelot Pictures, Chris Lee Productions, Illusion Entertainment.  Story by Ron Mita, Jim McClain, Screenplay by David Ayer, David McKenna, based on characters created by Robert Hamner.  Cinematography by Gabriel Beristain.  Produced by Dan Halsted, Chris Lee, Neal H. Moritz.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by Mayne Berke.  Costume…

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Alien Resurrection (1997)

JEAN-PIERRE JEUNET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1997.  Brandywine Productions, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Joss Whedon, based on characters created by Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.   Produced by Bill Badalato, Gordon Carroll, David Giler, Walter Hill.   Music by John Frizzell.  Production Design by Nigel Phelps.  Costume Design by Bob Ringwood.  Film Editing by Herve Schneid.  …

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The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.   USA, 1997.  Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Digital Image Associates.  Screenplay by David Koepp, based on the novel by Michael Crichton.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Gerald R. Molen, Colin Wilson.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design by Sue Moore.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.  Academy Awards 1997. Inferior sequel to 1993’s blockbuster hit Jurassic…

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Contact (1997)

ROBERT ZEMECKIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1997.  Warner Bros., South Side Amusement Company.  Story by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, Screenplay by James V. Hart, Michael Goldenberg, based on the novel by Carl Sagan.  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced by Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Ed Verreaux.  Costume Design by Joanna Johnston.  Film Editing by Arthur Schmidt.  Academy…

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Forget Paris

BB.5 (out of 5) Debra Winger and Billy Crystal‘s marriage is the subject of conversation when a group of friends get together at a bar and tell a newcomer to their group all about the couple’s very rocky relationship. Winger and Crystal have some fine chemistry between them, and there are many funny situations, but…

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Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)

MICHAEL BAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2011.  Paramount Pictures, Hasbro, Di Bonaventura Pictures.  Screenplay by Ehren Kruger.  Cinematography by Amir Mokri.  Produced by Ian Bryce, Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy.  Music by Steve Jablonsky.  Production Design by Nigel Phelps.  Costume Design by Deborah Lynn Scott.  Film Editing by Roger Barton, William Goldenberg, Joel Negron.  Academy Awards 2011.  Screen Actors Guild Awards 2011.  …

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L.A. Confidential (1997)

CURTIS HANSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1997.  Regency Enterprises, The Wolper Organization, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Brian Helgeland, Curtis Hanson, based on the novel by James Ellroy.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Curtis Hanson, Arnon Milchan, Michael G. Nathanson.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Peter Honess.  Academy Awards 1997. …

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