The Wedding Date (2005)

CLARE KILNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA/United Kingdom, 2005. Gold Circle Films, 26 Films, Visionview Production. Screenplay by Dana Fox, based on the novel Asking For Trouble by Elizabeth Young. Cinematography by Oliver Curtis. Produced by Jessica Bendinger, Paul Brooks, Michelle Chydzik Sowa, Nathalie Marciano. Music by Blake Neely. Production Design by Tom…

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Searching (2018)

ANEESH CHAGANTY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA, 2018.  Bazelevs Entertainment, Bazelevs Production.  Screenplay by Aneesh Chaganty, Sev Ohanian.  Cinematography by Juan Sebastian Baron, Nicholas D. Johnson, Will Merrick.  Produced by Timur Bekmambetov, Sev Ohanian, Natalie Qasabian, Adam Sidman.  Music by Torin Borrowdale.  Production Design by Carol Uraneck.  Costume Design by Emily Moran.  Film Editing by Nicholas D. Johnson, Will Merrick.  Independent Spirit…

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The Mothman Prophecies

MARK PELLINGTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2002.  Lakeshore Entertainment.  Screenplay by Richard Hatem.  Cinematography by Fred Murphy.  Produced by Gary W. Goldstein, Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg.  Music by tomandandy.  Production Design by Richard Hoover.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Brian Berdan.   Richard Gere plays a reporter for the Washington Post who is involved in a tragic accident when his wife (Debra…

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Lucky You (2007)

CURTIS HANSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Australia, 2007.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Deuce Three Productions, DiNovi Pictures, Lonely Film Productions GmbH & Co. KG.. Story by Eric Roth, Screenplay by Eric Roth, Curtis Hanson.  Cinematography by Peter Deming.  Produced by Denise Di Novi, Carol Fenelon, Curtis Hanson.  Music by Christopher Young.  Production Design by Clay A. Griffith.  Costume Design…

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The Women (2008)

DIANE ENGLISH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Years in development, this Meg Ryan vehicle is a remake of George Cukor’s perennial classic of the same title, based on the play by Clare Booth Luce. In both versions not a single male appears from beginning to end, even among extras in the crowd scenes (okay, in this…

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A Walk In The Clouds (1995)

ALFONSO ARAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA/Mexico, 1995.  Twentieth Century Fox, Zucker Brothers Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Mark Kamen, Mark Miller, Harvey Weitzman, based on the story and screenplay Quattro Passi fra le Nuvole by Piero Tellini, Cesare Zavattini, Vittorio de Benedetti.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Gil Netter, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by…

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Hollywood Ending (2002)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2002.  DreamWorks, Gravier Productions, Perdido Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Wedigo von Schultzendorff.  Produced by Letty Aronson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Melissa Toth.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter. A has-been, hypochondriac filmmaker (Woody Allen) is given the opportunity of a lifetime when his producer ex-wife (Téa Leoni) throws a…

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Celebrity (1998)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1998.  Sweetland Films, Magnolia Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Jean Doumanian.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Suzy Benzinger.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse. Woody Allen has made a shallow film about shallow people, but hopefully the parade of famous faces who traverse the screen…

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