The Bourne Identity (2002)

DOUG LIMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Germany/Czech Republic, 2002.  Universal Pictures, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Hypnotic, Kalima Productions GmbH & Co. KG, Stillking Films.  Screenplay by Tony Gilroy, W. Blake Herron, based on the novel by Robert Ludlum.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by Patrick Crowley, Richard N. Gladstein, Doug Liman.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Dan Weil.  Costume Design by…

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The Life Of David Gale (2003)

ALAN PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Germany, 2003.  Universal Pictures, Intermedia Films, Dirty Hands Productions, Mikona Productions GmbH & Co. KG, Saturn Films.  Screenplay by Charles Randolph.  Cinematography by Michael Seresin.  Produced by Nicolas Cage, Alan Parker.  Music by Alex Parker, Jake Parker.  Production Design by Geoffrey Kirkland.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film Editing by Gerry Hambling.     This…

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I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

MARY HARRON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1996.  Playhouse International Pictures, The Samuel Goldwyn Company, BBC Arena, Killer Films.  Screenplay by Mary Harron, Daniel Minahan, based on the book The Letters And Diaries of Candy Darling, 1992 by Jeremiah Newton, and the research of Diane Tucker.  Cinematography by Ellen Kuras.  Produced by Tom Kalin, Christine Vachon.  Music by…

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The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

PAUL GREENGRASS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2004.  Universal Pictures, Motion Picture THETA Produktionsgesellschaft, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Ludlum Entertainment.  Screenplay by Tony Gilroy, based on the novel by Robert Ludlum.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by Patrick Crowley, Frank Marshall, Paul Sandberg.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Dominic Watkins.  Costume Design by Dinah Collin.  Film Editing by Richard Pearson, Christopher…

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Abandon (2002)

STEPHEN GAGHAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBB.  USA/Australia, 2002.  Paramount Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Lynda Obst Productions, Mel’s Cite du Cinema, Munich Film Partners New Century & Company (MFP) HAM Productions, The Bedford Falls Company.  Screenplay by Stephen Gaghan.  Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.  Produced by Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Lynda Obst, Edward Zwick.  Music by Clint Mansell.  Production Design by Gideon Ponte.  Costume Design…

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Stonewall (1995)

NIGEL FINCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1995.  British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC Arena.  Screenplay by Rikki Beadle Blair, based on the novel by Martin Duberman.  Cinematography by Chris Seager.  Produced by Ruth Caleb, Christine Vachon.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Therese DePrez, Ford Wheeler.  Costume Design by Michael Clancy.  Film Editing by John Richards.   Shoddy little comedy that creates a…

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Josie And The Pussycats (2001)

DEBORAH KAPLAN, HARRY ELFONT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Canada/USA, 2001.  Universal Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Riverdale Productions, Marc Platt Productions.  Screenplay by Deborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont, based on characters created by Richard Goldwater, Dan DeCarlo, John L. Goldwater.  Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.  Produced by Tony DeRosa-Grund, Tracey E. Edmonds, Chuck Grimes, Marc Platt.  Music by John Frizzell.  Production Design by Jasna Stefanovic.  Costume…

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Great Expectations (1998)

ALFONSO CUARON Bil’s rating (out of  5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  Art Linson Productions, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Mitch Glazer, based on the novel by Charles Dickens.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Art Linson.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production Design by Tony Burrough.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.  Film Editing by Steven Weisberg.   There’s plenty of beauty but not much else to this modernization…

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Outside Providence (1999)

MICHAEL CORRENTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1999.  Miramax, Eagle Beach.  Screenplay by Peter Farrelly, Michael Corrente, Bobby Farrelly, based on the novel by Peter Farrelly.  Cinematography by Richard Crudo.  Produced by Michael Corrente, Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, Randy Finch.  Music by Sheldon Mirowitz.  Production Design by Chad Detwiller.  Costume Design by Annie Dunn.  Film Editing by Kate Sanford.   Alec Baldwin‘s touching…

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High Art (1998)

LISA CHOLODENKO Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  Canada/USA, 1998.  391 Productions, Antidote Films, October Films.  Screenplay by Lisa Cholodenko.  Cinematography by Tami Reiker.  Produced by Dolly Hall, Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte, Susan A. Stover.  Music by Stuart Hill, Nathan Larson, Craig Wedren.  Production Design by Bernhard Blythe.  Costume Design by Victoria Farrell.  Film Editing by Amy E. Duddleston.   An intoxicating performance by Ally Sheedy…

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Don’t Come Knocking (2005)

WIM WENDERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France/Germany/USA, 2005.  Reverse Angle Pictures, Reverse Angle International, Arte France Cinema, EuroArts Medien AG, Network movie Film-und Fernsehproduktion,  Océan Films,Recorded Picture Company, Road Movies Filmproduktion, Sony Pictures Classics, ZDF/Arte, Wim Wenders Stiftung.  Story by Wim Wenders, Sam Shepard, Screenplay by Sam Shepard.  Cinematography by Franz Lustig.  Produced by Karsten Brunig, In-Ah Lee, Peter…

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