The Haunted Mansion (2003)

ROB MINKOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2003.  Walt Disney Pictures, Gunn Films, Doom Buggy Productions.  Screenplay by David Berenbaum.  Cinematography by Remi Adefarasin.  Produced by Andrew Gunn, Don Hahn.  Music by Mark Mancina.  Production Design by John Myhre.  Costume Design by Mona May.  Film Editing by Priscilla Nedd-Friendly.   Eddie Murphy plays a real-estate agent who has been ignoring his family in his…

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Full Frontal (2002)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2002.  Miramax, Monophonic Inc., Populist Pictures, Propaganda Films, Section Eight.  Screenplay by Coleman Hough.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Gregory Jacobs, Scott Kramer.  Music by Jacques Davidovici.  Costume Design by Shosahan Rubin.  Film Editing by Sarah Flack.   A group of characters spend their day in various complications until they are all (or most of…

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Isn’t She Great (2000)

ANDREW BERGMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/United Kingdom/Germany/Japan, 2000.  British Broadcasting Corporation, Lobell/Bergman Productions, Marubeni, Mel’s Cite du Cinema, Mutual Film Company, Tele München Fernseh Produktionsgesellschaft, Toho Company, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Paul Rudnick, based on the article Wasn’t She Great by Michael Korda.  Cinematography by Karl Walter Lindenlaub.  Produced by Mike Lobell.  Music by Burt Bacharach.  Production Design by…

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Striptease

ANDREW BERGMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1996.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Lobell/Bergman Productions.  Screenplay by Andrew Bergman, based on the book by Carl Hiaasen.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Andrew Bergman, Mike Lobell.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Anne V. Coates.   Demi Moore took an unfair beating for this…

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Big Night

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Those who love great movies about food like Babette’s Feast, Like Water For Chocolate and A Chef In Love will get a lot out of this brilliant comedy-drama. Two brothers (Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalhoub) run a quiet little Italian restaurant in Brooklyn that serves genuine cuisine from their hometown in Italy….

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