Fifty Shades Freed (2018)

JAMES FOLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.   USA, 2018.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Niall Leonard, based on the novel by E.L. James.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, E.L. James, Marcus Viscidi.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Nelson Coates.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film Editing by David S. Clark, Richard Francis-Bruce, Debra Neil-Fisher.   We…

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Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

SAM TAYLOR-JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2015.  Focus Features, Michael De Luca Productions, Trigger Street Productions.  Screenplay by Kelly Marcel, based on the novel by E.L. James.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, E.L. James.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by David Wasco.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Anne V. Coates, Lisa Gunning, Debra…

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Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)

KEVIN WILLIAMSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Miramax, Konrad Pictures, Interscope Communications.  Screenplay by Kevin Williamson.  Cinematography by Jerzy Zielinski.  Produced by Cathy Konrad.  Music by John Frizzell.  Production Design by Naomi Shohan.  Costume Design by Susie DeSanto.  Film Editing by Debra Neil-Fisher.   A group of students take their mean-ass teacher (Helen Mirren) hostage in her own home when she won’t negotiate with…

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You, Me And Dupree (2006)

ANTHONY RUSSO, JOE RUSSO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2006.  Universal Pictures, Kaplan / Perrone Entertainment, MMCB Film Produktion 2004.  Screenplay by Michael LeSieur.  Cinematography by Charles Minsky.  Produced by Mary Parent, Scott Stuber, Owen Wilson.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Barry Robison.  Costume Design by Karen Patch.  Film Editing by Peter B. Ellis, Debra Neil-Fisher.   ‘Loveable fuckup’ Dupree…

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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  New Line Cinema, Eric’s Boy, Moving Pictures, Team Todd.  Screenplay by Mike Myers, Michael McCullers, based on characters created by Mike Myers.  Cinematography by Ueli Steiger.  Produced by John S. Lyons, Eric McLeod, Demi Moore, Mike Myers, Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd.  Music by George S. Clinton.  Production Design by Rusty Smith.  Costume Design…

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Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery (1997)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Germany, 1997.  Capella International, Eric’s Boy, KC Medien, Moving Pictures, New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Mike Myers.  Cinematography by Peter Deming.  Produced by Demi Moore, Mike Myers, Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd.  Music by George S. Clinton.  Production Design by Cynthia Kay Charette.  Costume Design by Deena Appel.  Film Editing by Debra Neil-Fisher. Hilarious lines, costumes and characters…

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The Hangover (2009)

TODD PHILLIPS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Germany, 2009.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Green Hat Films, IFP Westcoast Erste.   Screenplay by Jon Lucas, Scott Moore.  Cinematography by Lawrence Sher.  Produced by Todd Phillips.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Bill Brzeski.  Costume Design by Louise Mingenbach.  Film Editing by Debra Neil-Fisher.  American Film Institute 2009.  Golden Globe Awards 2009.   A wild Las Vegas bachelor…

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The Hangover Part II (2011)

TODD PHILLIPS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 2011.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Green Hat Films, Living Films.  Screenplay by Craig Mazin, Scot Armstrong, Todd Phillips, based on characters created by Jon Lucas, Scott Moore.  Cinematography by Lawrence Sher.  Produced by Todd Phillips.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Bill Brzeski.  Costume Design by Louise Mingenbach.  Film Editing by Debra Neil-Fisher,…

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How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (2003)

DONALD PETRIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Germany, 2003.  Lynda Obst Productions, MMP Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, Moviemakers Productions, Paramount Pictures, Robert Evans Company, W2 Film Production GmbH.  Screenplay by Kristen Buckley, Brian Regan, Burr Steers, based on the book by Michele Alexander, Jeannie Long.  Cinematography by John Bailey.  Produced by Robert Evans, Lynda Obst, Christine Peters.  Music by David Newman.  Production…

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Baby Mama (2008)

MICHAEL McCULLERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2008.  Broadway Video, Michaels-Goldwyn, Relativity Media.  Screenplay by Michael McCullers.  Cinematography by Daryn Okada.  Produced by John Goldwyn, Lorne Michaels.  Music by Jeff Richmond.  Production Design by Jess Gonchor.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film Editing by Bruce Green, Debra Neil-Fisher.   A highly successful business…

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Dear God (1996)

GARRY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1996.  Rysher Entertainment.  Screenplay by Warren Leight, Ed Kaplan.  Cinematography by Charles Minsky.  Produced by Steve Tisch.  Music by James Patrick Dunne, Jeremy Lubbock.  Production Design by Albert Brenner. Costume Design by Deborah Hopper.  Film Editing by Debra Neil-Fisher.   Lightweight comic fantasy from Garry Marshall about a n’er-do-welling con artist (Greg Kinnear in…

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Beautiful

BB.5 (out of 5)Field makes a middling directorial debut with this distracting comedy about an obsessive beauty pageant contestant (Minnie Driver) who wants to be Miss Universe badly enough to ignore the people close to her.  Joey Lauren Adams is adorable as her best friend, who supports her as far as claiming to be the mother…

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