Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) (2014)

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2014.  New Regency Pictures, M Productions, Le Grisbi Productions, TSG Entertainment, Worldview Entertainment.  Screenplay by Alejandro Gonzalez-Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, James W. Skotchdopole.  Music by Antonio Sanchez.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Douglas…

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A Dirty Shame (2004)

JOHN WATERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2004.  Fine Line Features, This Is That Productions, Killer Films, John Wells Productions, City Lights Pictures.  Screenplay by John Waters.  Cinematography by Steve Gainer.  Produced by Ted Hope, Christine Vachon.  Music by George S. Clinton.  Production Design by Vincent Peranio.  Costume Design by Van Smith.  Film Editing by Jeffrey Wolf.  Toronto International Film Festival 2004.   Tracey Ullman is a…

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Florent: Queen Of The Meat Market (2010)

DAVID SIGAL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2010.  Magic Lantern.  Cinematography by David Sigal.  Produced by Trevor Laurence, David Sigal, Laura Van Schendel.  Film Editing by Trevor Laurence.   Sometimes a place is as much a character in the story of a city as is a citizen; that certainly appears to be the case with Florent, the diner in…

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Robots (2005)

CARLOS SALDANHA, CHRIS WEDGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2005.  Twentieth Century Fox Animation, Blue Sky Studios.  Story by Ron Mita, Jim McClain, David Lindsay-Abaire, Screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel.  Produced by Jerry Davis, John C. Donkin, William Joyce, Lorne Orleans.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by William Joyce.  Film Editing by John Carnochan. In a…

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Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)

CHARLES HERMAN-WURMFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB. USA, 2001.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Brad Zions Films, Eden Wurmfeld Films, Cineric, Michael Alden Productions.  Screenplay by Heather Juergensen, Jennifer Westfeldt.  Cinematography by Lawrence Sher.  Produced by Eden Wurmfeld, Brad Zions.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by Charlotte Bourke.  Costume Design by Melissa Bruning.  Film Editing by Kristy Jacobs Maslin, Greg Tillman.  Toronto International Film…

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Legally Blonde 2: Red, White And Blonde (2003)

CHARLES HERMAN-WURMFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.5.  USA, 2003.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Marc Platt Productions, Type A Films.  Story by Eve Ahlert, Dennis Drake, Kate Kondell, Screenplay by Kate Kondell, based on characters created by Amanda Brown.  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by David Nicksay, Marc Platt.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Missy Stewart.  Costume Design by Sophie De Rakoff.  Film Editing by Peter Teschner.  …

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Garden State

BBB (out of 5) Zach Braff directs and stars as a struggling Los Angeles actor who flies home to New Jersey to attend his mother’s funeral. He hooks up with an old friend (Peter Sarsgaard) and meets an off-the-wall girl (Natalie Portman) with whom he finds a connection in the midst of a mini-breakdown. Visually…

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