Remember The Titans (2000)

BOAZ YAKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2000.  Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Run It Up Productions Inc., Technical Black, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Gregory Allen Howard.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Chad Oman.  Music by Trevor Rabin.  Production Design by Deborah Evans.  Costume Design by Judy L. Ruskin.  Film Editing by Michael Tronick.   What do you get when you mix manipulative…

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The Affair Of The Necklace (2001)

CHARLES SHYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2001.  Alcon Entertainment.  Screenplay by John Sweet.  Cinematography by Ashley Rowe.  Produced by Broderick Johnson, Andrew A. Kosove, Redmond Morris, Charles Shyer.  Music by David Newman.  Production Design by Alex McDowell.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by David Moritz.   Hilary Swank‘s faultless performance in this sudsy costume melodrama almost convinces you to forgive all the…

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The Cove (2009)

LOUIS PSIHOYOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2009.   Diamond Docs, Fish Films, Oceanic Preservation Society, Participant Media, Quickfire Films.    Screenplay by Mark Monroe.  Cinematography by Brook Aitken.  Produced by Paula DuPré Pesmen, Fisher Stevens.  Music by J. Ralph.   Film Editing by Geoffrey Richman.   Shocking, heartbreaking documentary about the plight of dolphins in Japan, where they are regularly hunted by…

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Raising Helen (2004)

GARRY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2004.  Touchstone Pictures, Beacon Pictures, Mandeville Films, High Arc Productions.  Story by Patrick J. Clifton, Beth Rigazio, Screenplay by Jack Amiel, Michael Begler.  Cinematography by Charles Minsky.  Produced by Ashok Amritraj, David Hoberman.  Music by John Debney, Mark Vogel.  Production Design by Steven J. Jordan.  Costume Design by Gary Jones.  Film Editing by Bruce Green, Tara…

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Message In A Bottle (1999)

LUIS MANDOKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1999.  Bel Air Entertainment, DiNovi Pictures, Tig Productions.  Screenplay by Gerald Di Pego, based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.  Produced by Kevin Costner, Denise Di Novi, Jim Wilson.  Music by Gabriel Yared.  Production Design by Jeffrey Beecroft.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Steven Weisberg.   Poetic cinematography and an unapologetically…

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Dinosaur (2000)

ERIC LEIGHTON, RALPH ZONDAG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2000.  Walt Disney Pictures, The Secret Lab, Walt Disney Feature Animation.  Story by Thom Enriquez, John Harrison, Robert Nelson Jacobs, Ralph Zondag, Screenplay by John Harrison, Robert Nelson Jacobs, Creative development by Gregory Gunter, Additional written material by Shirley Pierce, Additional story material by Jonathan Roberts, Rhett Reese,…

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The Object Of My Affection (1998)

NICHOLAS HYTNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Wendy Wasserstein, based on the novel by Stephen McCauley.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Laurence Mark.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by John Dunn.  Film Editing by Tariq Anwar.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies. There’s a feeling of hanging around on a warm,…

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A Bug’s Life (1998)

JOHN LASSETER, ANDREW STANTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1998.  Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Joe Ranft, Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Don McEnery, Bob Shaw, additional story by Geefwee Boedoe, Jason Katz, Jorgen Klubien, Robert Lance, David Reynolds.  Cinematography by Sharon Calahan.  Produced by Darla K. Anderson, Kevin Reher.  Music by…

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