Captain America: Civil War (2016)

ANTHONY RUSSO, JOE RUSSO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/Germany, 2016.  Marvel Studios, Vita-Ray Dutch Productions, Studio Babelsberg, Marvel Entertainment, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, based on the comic book by Mark Millar, and characters created by Joe Simon, Jack Kirby.  Cinematography by Trent Opaloch.  Produced by Kevin Feige.  Music by Henry Jackman.  Production Design by Owen…

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Wild Card (2015)

SIMON WEST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 2015.  Lionsgate, SJ Heat Productions, Sierra / Affinity, Cinema Seven Productions, Current Entertainment, Quad Films, SJ Pictures, Silver State Production Services.  Screenplay by William Goldman, based on his novel Heat.  Cinematography by Shelly Johnson.  Produced by Steve Chasman.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Greg Berry.  Costume Design by Lizz Wolf.  Film Editing by Padraic…

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The Weather Man (2005)

GORE VERBINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2005.  Paramount Pictures, Escape Artists, Kumar Mobiliengesellschaft mbH & Co. Projekt Nr. 2 KG.  Screenplay by Steve Conrad.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch.  Music by James S. Levine, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Tom Duffield.  Costume Design by Penny Rose.  Film Editing by Craig Wood.   Nicolas Cage plays a…

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Joe Gould’s Secret (2000)

STANLEY TUCCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2000.  Bohemian Productions, First Cold Press Productions, October Films, Weinstock Productions.  Screenplay by Howard A. Rodman, based on the books Professor Seagull and Joe Gould’s Secret by Joseph Mitchell.  Cinematography by Maryse Alberti.  Produced by Elizabeth W. Alexander, Stanley Tucci, Charles Weinstock.  Music by Evan Lurie.  Production Design by Andrew Jackness.  Costume Design by Juliet Polcsa.  Film…

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The Impostors (1998)

STANLEY TUCCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1998.  First Cold Piece, Fox Searchlight Pictures.  Screenplay by Stanley Tucci.  Cinematography by Ken Kelsch.  Produced by Elizabeth W. Alexander, Stanley Tucci.  Music by Gary DeMichele.  Production Design by Andrew Jackness.  Costume Design by Juliet Polcsa.  Film Editing by Suzy Elmiger.   Stanley Tucci’s tribute to silent-era filmmaking is an art-deco delight, one that is short on substance…

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The Matador (2005)

RICHARD SHEPARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):    B.5.  USA/Germany/Ireland, 2005.  Stratus Film Co., DEJ Productions, Equity Pictures Medienfonds GmbH & Co. KG II, Furst Films, Irish DreamTime, Yari Film Group.  Screenplay by Richard Shepard.  Cinematography by David Tattersall.  Produced by Pierce Brosnan, Bryan Furst, Sean Furst, Beau St. Clair.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Robert Pearson.  Costume Design by Catherine Marie…

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Flatliners (1990)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1990.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Stonebridge Entertainment.  Screenplay by Peter Filardi.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont.  Produced by Rick Bieber, Michael Douglas.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Eugenio Zanetti.  Costume Design by Susan Becker.  Film Editing by Robert Brown.   Apparently medical school doesn’t keep you busy enough: a group of students find that taking…

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The Secret Lives Of Dentists (2002)

ALAN RUDOLPH Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBBB.  USA, 2002.  Holedigger Films, Ready Made Film.  Screenplay by Craig Lucas, based on the novel The Age Of Grief by Jane Smiley.  Cinematography by Florian Ballhaus.  Produced by Campbell Scott, George VanBuskirk.  Music by Gary DeMichele.  Production Design by Ted Glass.  Costume Design by Amy Westcott.  Film Editing by Andy Keir.   Campbell Scott and Hope Davis are great…

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Arlington Road (1999)

MARK PELLINGTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1999.  Screen Gems, Lakeshore Entertainment, Arlington Road Productions Corporation, Gorai / Samuelson Productions, Samuelson Productions. Screenplay by Ehren Kruger.  Cinematography by Bobby Bukowski.  Produced by Tom Gorai, Marc Samuelson, Peter Samuelson.  Music by Angelo Badalamenti.  Production Design by Therese DePrez.  Costume Design by Jennifer Barrett Pellington.  Film Editing by Conrad Buff IV.   Idiotic, arch…

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The Daytrippers (1996)

GREG MOTTOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada/USA, 1996.  Alliance Communications Corporation, Cinépix Film Properties, Fiasco Photoplays, Trick Productions.  Screenplay by Greg Mottola.  Cinematography by John Inwood.  Produced by Steven Soderbergh, Nancy Tenenbaum.  Music by Richard Martinez.  Production Design by Bonnie J. Brinkley.  Costume Design by Barbara Presar.  Film Editing by Anne McCabe.  Toronto International Film Festival 1996.   Droll New York comedy about…

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Infamous (2006)

DOUGLAS McGRATH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 2006.  Warner Independent Pictures, Killer Films.  Screenplay by Douglas McGrath, based on the book Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career by George Plimpton.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Jocelyn Hayes, Christine Vachon, Anne Walker-McBay.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Judy Becker.  Costume Design…

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Proof (2005)

JOHN MADDEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2005.  Miramax, Endgame Entertainment, Hart-Sharp Entertainment, Inside Track 1.  Screenplay by David Auburn, Rebecca Miller, based on the play by David Auburn.  Cinematography by Alwin H. Kuchler.  Produced by Robert Kessel, Alison Owen,Jeffrey Sharp.  Music by Stephen Warbeck.  Production Design by Alice Normington.  Costume Design by Jill Taylor.  Film Editing by Mick Audsley.   Following the death…

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