Kept Boy (2017)

GEORGE BAMBER Bil’s rating (out of 5): B USA, 2017. Psychic Bunny. Screenplay by David Ozanich, based on the novel by Robert Rodi. Cinematography by Corey Parsons. Produced by Haley Christensen, Laura Reich, Ben Simons. Music by Darryl John Hannan. Production Design by Gregory F. Anderson. Costume Design by Joe Kennedy. Film Editing by Ben…

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Things To Do In Denver When You’re Dead (1995)

GARY FLEDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 1995.  Miramax, Woods Entertainment.  Screenplay by Scott Rosenberg.  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by Jonathan McHugh, Cary Woods.  Music by Michael Convertino.  Production Design by Nelson Coates.  Costume Design by Abigail Murray.  Film Editing by Richard Marks. This one’s plot reads like a failing student in…

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Dumplin’ (2018)

ANNE FLETCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA, 2018.  COTA Films, Echo Films.  Screenplay by Kristin Hahn, based on the novel by Julie Murphy.  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by Mohamed AlRafi, Michael Costigan, Kristin Hahn, Trish Hofmann.  Music by Jake Monaco.  Production Design by Elizabeth J. Jones.   Costume Design by Bina Daigeler.  Film Editing by Emma E. Hickox.  Willowdean (Danielle…

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The Birth Of A Nation (2016)

NATE PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA/Canada, 2016.  Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, Follow Through Productions, Hit 55 Ventures, Infinity United Entertainment, Juniper Productions, Mandalay Pictures, Novofam Productions, Oster Media, Phantom Four, Point Made Films, Tiny Giant Entertainment.  Story by Nate Parker, Jean McGianni Celestin, Screenplay by Nate Parker.  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by Jason…

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Mother’s Boys (1994)

YVES SIMONEAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1994.  Miramax, CBS Productions.  Screenplay by Barry Schneider, Richard Hawley, based on the novel by Bernard Taylor.  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by Jack E. Freedman, Patricia Herskovic, Wayne S. Williams.  Music by George S. Clinton.  Production Design by David J. Bomba.  Costume Design by Deena Appel, Simon Tuke.  Film Editing by Michael D. Ornstein.   Ridiculous, gynophobic…

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Father Of The Bride Part II (1995)

CHARLES SHYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1995.  Sandollar Productions, Taylor-Made Productions, The Meyers/Shyer Company, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer, based on the screenplay Father’s Little Dividend by Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich.  Cinematography by Elliot Davis, William A. Fraker.  Produced by Nancy Meyers.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Linda DeScenna.  Costume Design by Enid Harris.  Film Editing by Adam…

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Breakfast Of Champions (1999)

ALAN RUDOLPH Bil’s rating (out of 5):    B.5.  USA, 1999.  Flying Heart Films, Hollywood Pictures, Rain City, Rational Packaging Company, Sugar Creek Productions, Summit Entertainment.  Screenplay by Alan Rudolph, based on the book by Kurt Vonnegut Jr..  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by David Blocker, David Willis.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Nina Ruscio.  Costume Design by Rudy Dillon.  Film Editing by Suzy…

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Mortal Thoughts (1991)

ALAN RUDOLPH Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBBB.  USA, 1991.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, New Visions Pictures, Polar Entertainment Corporation, Rufglen Films.  Screenplay by William Reilly, Claude Kerven.  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by John Fiedler, Mark Tarlov.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Hope Hanafin.  Film Editing by Tom Walls.   Riveting thriller is a rare example of genre work…

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I Am Sam (2001)

JESSIE NELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2001.  New Line Cinema, Avery Pix, The Bedford Falls Company, Red Fish Blue Fish Films.  Screenplay by Kristine Johnson, Jessie Nelson.  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by Marshall Herskovitz, Jessie Nelson, Richard Solomon, Edward Zwick.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Aaron Osborne.  Costume Design by Susie DeSanto.  Film Editing by Richard Chew.   Sean…

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The Iron Lady (2011)

PHYLLIDA LLOYD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom/France, 2011.  Pathe, Film4, UK Film Council, The Weinstein Company, Yuk Films, Canal+, CineCinema, Goldcrest Pictures, DJ Films, Media Rights Capital.  Screenplay by Abi Morgan.  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by Damian Jones.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Simon Elliott.  Costume Design by Consolata Boyle.  Film Editing by Justine Wright.  Academy Awards 2011.  Dorian Awards 2011.  Golden…

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White Oleander (2002)

PETER KOSMINSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA/Germany, 2002.  Warner Bros., Pandora Filmproduktion.  Screenplay by Mary Agnes Donoghue, based on the novel by Janet Fitch.  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by Hunt Lowry, John Wells.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Donald Graham Burt.  Costume Design by Susie DeSanto.  Film Editing by Chris Ridsdale.   Janet Fitch’s best-selling novel reaches the big…

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Legally Blonde 2: Red, White And Blonde (2003)

CHARLES HERMAN-WURMFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.5.  USA, 2003.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Marc Platt Productions, Type A Films.  Story by Eve Ahlert, Dennis Drake, Kate Kondell, Screenplay by Kate Kondell, based on characters created by Amanda Brown.  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by David Nicksay, Marc Platt.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Missy Stewart.  Costume Design by Sophie De Rakoff.  Film Editing by Peter Teschner.  …

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