The First Wives Club (1996)

HUGH WILSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1996.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Robert Harling, based on the novel by Olivia Goldsmith.  Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin.  Produced by Scott Rudin.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Peter S. Larkin.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by John Bloom.   Serious alterations have been made to Olivia Goldsmith’s original novel, but it’s…

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Roger Dodger (2002)

DYLAN KIDD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2002.  Holedigger Films, Roger Dodger LLC.  Screenplay by Dylan Kidd.  Cinematography by Joaquin Baca-Asay.  Produced by Anne Chaisson, Dylan Kidd, George VanBuskirk.  Music by Craig Wedren.  Production Design by Stephen Beatrice.  Costume Design by Amy Westcott.  Film Editing by Andy Keir.   Campbell Scott plays a heartless business executive who gets a bit of a surprise when his teen…

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Any Given Sunday (1999)

OLIVER STONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 1999.  Warner Bros., Ixtlan, Donners’ Company.  Screen story by Daniel Pyne, John Logan, Screenplay by John Logan, Oliver Stone.  Cinematography by Salvatore Totino.  Produced by Dan Halsted, Lauren Shuler Donner, Clayton Townsend.  Music by Richard Horowitz, Paul Kelly.  Production Design by Victor Kempster.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Stuart Levy, Thomas J….

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Showgirls (1995)

PAUL VERHOEVEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  France/USA, 1995.  Carolco Pictures, Chargeurs, United Artists, Vegas Productions.  Screenplay by Joe Eszterhas.  Cinematography by Jost Vacano.  Produced by Charles Evans, Alan Marshall.  Music by David A. Stewart.  Production Design by Allan Cameron.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Mark Goldblatt, Mark Helfrich. Elizabeth Berkley is absolutely hideous (and strangely hilarious) as a…

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The Real Blonde (1997)

TOM DiCILLO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1997.  Lakeshore Entertainment.  Screenplay by Tom DiCillo.  Cinematography by Frank Prinzi.  Produced by Tom Rosenberg, Marcus Viscidi.  Music by Jim Farmer.  Production Design by Christopher Nowak.  Costume Design by Jennifer von Mayrhauser.  Film Editing by Keiko Deguchi, Camilla Toniolo.   Adults sabotaging perfectly good relationships with stubborn hangups is the focus of Tom DiCillo’s heartfelt romantic…

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The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion (2001)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA/Germany, 2001.  DreamWorks, VCL Communications, Gravier Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Fei Zhao.  Produced by Letty Aronson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Suzanne McCabe.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter. Woody Allen‘s clever zingers pour out of his mouth constantly but fall flat in this overtired and badly paced comedy, his…

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