Fun With Dick and Jane (1977)

TED KOTCHEFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1977. Columbia Pictures. Story by Gerald Gaiser, Screenplay by David Giler, Jerry Belson, Mordecai Richler. Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp. Produced by Peter Bart, Max Palevsky. Music by Ernest Gold. Production Design by James Hulsey. Costume Design by Donfeld. Film Editing by Danford B. Greene. George…

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Permanent Midnight (1998)

DAVID VELOZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1998.  JD Productions.  Screenplay by David Veloz, based on the book by Jerry Stahl.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Jane Hamsher, Don Murphy.  Music by Daniel Licht.  Production Design by Jerry Fleming.  Costume Design by Lori Eskowitz-Carter, Louise Mingenbach.  Film Editing by Cara Silverman, Steven Weisberg.  Toronto International Film Festival 1998.   Forgettable recount of the turbulent battle…

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Nobody Knows Anything (2003)

WILLIAM TANNEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 2003.  Echelon Entertainment, West Wind Entertainment.  Screenplay by David Pasquesi.  Cinematography by Irek Hartowicz.  Produced by Brad Korzen, Wayne Rogers.  Production Design by John Birmingham.  Costume Design by Michelle Martini.  Film Editing by Peter Cohen, Michael Chambliss.   Alanna Ubach graduates film school and longs desperately to make a movie based on her observations of her errant cousin….

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The Wedding Planner (2001)

ADAM SHANKMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Germany/USA, 2001.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Dee Gee Entertainment, IMF Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. 2. Produktions KG, Intermedia Films, Prufrock Pictures, Tapestry Films.  Screenplay by Pamela Falk, Michael Ellis.  Cinematography by Julio Macat.  Produced by Peter Abrams, Deborah Del Prete, Jennifer Gibgot, Robert L. Levy, Gigi Pritzker.  Music by Mervyn Warren.  Production Design by…

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Roxanne (1987)

FRED SCHEPISI Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBBB.5.  USA, 1987.  Columbia Pictures Industries, IndieProd Company Productions, L.A. Films.  Screenplay by Steve Martin, based on the play Cyrano De Bergerac by Edmond Rostand.  Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Daniel Melnick, Michael I. Rachmil.  Music by Bruce Smeaton.  Production Design by Jackson De Govia.  Costume Design by Richard Bruno, Tish Monaghan.  Film Editing by John Scott.  Golden…

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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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The Aristocrats (2005)

PAUL PROVENZA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2005.  Mighty Cheese Productions.  Produced by Peter Adam Golden.  Music by Gary Stockdale.  Film Editing by Emery Emery, Paul Provenza. New York Film Critics Awards 2005.  Online Film Critics Awards 2005.   Paul Provenza interviews dozens of comedians about a famous joke, loved among comedians, that provides a sort of jazzy…

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Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (2004)

ADAM McKAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2004.  DreamWorks, Apatow Productions, Herzog-Cowen Entertainment.  Screenplay by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay.  Cinematography by Thomas E. Ackerman.  Produced by Judd Apatow.  Music by Alex Wurman.  Production Design by Clayton Hartley.  Costume Design by Debra McGuire.  Film Editing by Brent White.   The makeover that the information world received when women broke through barriers and became news…

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Harold And Kumar Go To White Castle (2004)

DANNY LEINER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5 USA/Canada/Germany, 2004.  Endgame Entertainment, Harold & Kumar, Kingsgate Films, New Line Cinema, Senator International.  Screenplay by Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg.  Cinematography by Bruce Douglas Johnson.  Produced by Nathan Kahane, Greg Shapiro.  Music by David Kitay.  Production Design by Steve Rosenzweig.  Costume Design by Alex Kavanagh.  Film Editing by Jeff Betancourt.   After a day of…

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Monster House

GIL KENAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2006.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Relativity Media, ImageMovers, Amblin Entertainment, Sony Pictures Animation.  Story by Dan Harmon, Rob Schrab, Screenplay by Dan Harmon, Rob Schrab, Pamela Pettler.  Cinematography by Xavier Grobet.  Produced by Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey.  Music by Douglas Pipes. Production Design by Ed Verreaux.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Fabienne…

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I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007)

AMY HECKERLING Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 2007.  Bauer Martinez Studios, Templar Films Unlimited, Formula Films, Lucky 7 Productions LLC, Eclipse Catering, I Could Never Ltd..  Screenplay by Amy Heckerling.  Cinematography by Brian Tufano.  Produced by Cerise Hallam Larkin, Alan Latham, Philippe Martinez.  Music by Mike Hedges.  Production Design by Jon Henson.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film Editing by Kate Coggins.  …

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Silver Streak (1976)

ARTHUR HILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1976.  Frank Yablans Presentations, Miller-Milkis Productions, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Colin Higgins.  Cinematography by David M. Walsh.  Produced by Edward K. Milkis, Thomas L. Miller.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Alfred Sweeney.  Costume Design by Phyllis Garr, Michael J. Harte.  Film Editing by David Bretherton.  Academy Awards 1976.  Golden Globe Awards…

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