K-PAX (2001)

IAIN SOFTLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Germany, 2001.  IMF Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. 2. Produktions KG, Intermedia Films, Lawrence Gordon Productions, Pathé Pictures International.  Screenplay by Charles Leavitt, based on the novel by Gene Brewer.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Robert F. Colesberry, Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin.  Music by Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by John Beard.  Costume…

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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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The Quiet American (2002)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Germany/USA/United Kingdom/Australia/France, 2002.  Miramax, Intermedia Films, Mirage Enterprises, Saga, IMF Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. 2. Produktions KG, Giai Phong Film Studio.  Screenplay by Christopher Hampton, Robert Schenkkan, based on the novel by Graham Greene.  Cinematography by Christopher Doyle.  Produced by Staffan Ahrenberg, Matthias Deyle, William Horberg.  Music by Craig Armstrong.  Production…

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Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines (2003)

JONATHAN MOSTOW Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Germany/United Kingdom, 2003.  C-2 Pictures, Intermedia Films, IMF Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. 3. Produktions KG, Mostow/Lieberman Productions.   Story by John D. Brancato, Michael Ferris, Tedi Sarafian, Screenplay by John D. Brancato, Michael Ferris, based on characters created by James Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd.  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced…

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Suspect Zero (2004)

E. ELIAS MERHIGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2004.  Paramount Pictures, Intermedia Films, Lakeshore Entertainment, Cruise/Wagner Productions.  Story by Zak Penn, Screenplay by Zak Penn, Billy Ray.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by Gaye Hirsch, E. Elias Merhige, Paula Wagner.  Music by Clint Mansell.  Production Design by Ida Random.  Costume Design by Mary Claire Hannan, Lizz Wolf.  Film Editing by John Gilroy, Robert K. Lambert.  …

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Sliding Doors (1998)

PETER HOWITT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1998.  Intermedia Films, Mirage Enterprises, Miramax, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Peter Howitt.  Cinematography by Remi Adefarasin.  Produced by Philippa Braithwaite, William Horberg, Sydney Pollack.  Music by David Hirschfelder.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Jill Taylor.  Film Editing by John Smith.     Gwyneth Paltrow is excellent in this first-rate romantic comedy that turns…

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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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Hilary And Jackie (1998)

ANAND TUCKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1998.  Arts Council of England, British Screen Productions, Channel Four Films, Intermedia Films, The Oxford Film Company.  Screenplay by Frank Cottrell Boyce, based on the book A Genius In The Family by Hilary du Pre, Piers du Pre.  Cinematography by David Johnson.  Produced by Nicolas Kent, Andy Paterson.  Music by…

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Up At The Villa (2000)

PHILIP HAAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2000.  October Films, Intermedia Films, Mirage Enterprises.  Screenplay by Belinda Haas, based on the book by W. Somerset Maugham.  Cinematography by Maurizio Calvesi.  Produced by Geoff Stier.  Music by Pino Donaggio.  Production Design by Paul Brown.  Costume Design by Paul Brown.  Film Editing by Belinda Haas.   Not the liveliest film around, this is…

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Alexander (2004)

OLIVER STONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  Germany/USA/The Netherlands/France/United Kingdom/Italy, 2004.  Warner Bros., Intermedia Films, Pacifica Film, Egmond Film & Television, France 3 Cinéma, IMF Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. 3. Produktions KG, Pathé Renn Productions, WR Universal Group.  Screenplay by Oliver Stone, Christopher Kyle, Laeta Kalogridis.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Moritz Borman, Jon Kilik, Thomas Schuhly,…

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Basic (2003)

JOHN McTIERNAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA/Germany, 2003.  Phoenix Pictures, Intermedia Films.  Screenplay by James Vanderbilt.  Cinematography by Steve Mason.  Produced by Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Michael Tadross, James Vanderbilt.  Music by Klaus Badelt.  Production Design by Dennis Bradford.  Costume Design by Kate Harrington.  Film Editing by George Folsey Jr..   A former army bigwhig and current DEA investigator (John Travolta) arrives…

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Iris (2001)

RICHARD EYRE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2001.  British Broadcasting Corporation, Fox Iris Productions, Intermedia Films, Mirage Enterprises, Miramax.  Screenplay by Richard Eyre, Charles Wood, based on the books Iris: A Memoir and Elegy For Iris by John Bayley.  Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by Robert Fox, Scott Rudin.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Gemma Jackson.  Costume Design by…

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