Partners (1982)

JAMES BURROWS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB .  USA, 1982.  Paramount Pictures, Aaron Russo Productions.  Screenplay by Francis Veber.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Aaron Russo.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Wayne A. Finkelman.  Film Editing by Danford B. Greene, Stephen Lovejoy.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies.  …

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Once Upon a Time In…Hollywood (2019)

QUENTIN TARANTINO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom/China, 2019.  Bona Film Group, Heyday Films, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Visiona Romantica.  Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh, Quentin Tarantino.  Music by Mary Ramos.  Production Design by Barbara Ling.  Costume Design by Arianne Phillips.  Film Editing by Fred…

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The Phantom (1996)

SIMON WINCER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Australia/USA, 1996.  Paramount Pictures, The Ladd Company, Boam Productions, Robert Evans Company, Village Roadshow Pictures.  Screenplay by Jeffrey Boam, based on characters created by Lee Falk.  Cinematography by David Burr.  Produced by Robert Evans, Alan Ladd Jr..  Music by David Newman.  Production Design by Paul Peters.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by O. Nicholas…

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X-Men: First Class (2011)

MATTHEW VAUGHN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/United Kingdom, 2011.  Twentieth Century Fox, Marvel Entertainment, Dune Entertainment, Bad Hat Harry Productions, Donners’ Company, Ingenious Media, Big Screen Productions, Ingenious Film Partners.  Story by Sheldon Turner, Bryan Singer, Screenplay by Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Gregory Goodman, Simon Kinberg, Lauren Shuler Donner,…

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2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

JOHN SINGLETON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Germany, 2003.  Universal Pictures, Original Film, Mikona Productions GmbH & Co. KG, Ardustry Entertainment.  Story by Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Gary Scott Thompson, Screenplay by Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, based on characters created by Gary Scott Thompson.  Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti.  Produced by Neal H. Moritz.  Music by David Arnold.  Production Design by Keith…

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Miracle On 34th Street (1994)

LES MAYFIELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1994.  Twentieth Century Fox, Hughes Entertainment.  Screenplay by George Seaton, John Hughes, based on the 1947 screenplay by George Seaton, from a story by Valentine Davies.  Cinematography by Julio Macat.  Produced by John Hughes.  Music by Bruce Broughton.  Production Design by Doug Kraner.  Costume Design by Kathy O’Rear.  Film Editing by Raja Gosnell.   Marvelous update…

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Renaissance Man (1994)

PENNY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1994.  Cinergi Pictures Entertainment, Parkway Productions, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Jim Burnstein.  Cinematography by Adam Greenberg.  Produced by Elliot Abbott, Sara Colleton, Robert Greenhut, Andrew G. Vajna.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Geoffrey Kirkland.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing by George Bowers, Battle Davis.   Dead Poets Society goes to the army when Danny…

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Fear X (2003)

NICOLAS WINDING REFN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Denmark/Canada/United Kingdom/Brazil, 2003.  American Entertainment Investors, Det Danske Filminstitut, Fear X Ltd., Moviehouse Entertainment, NWR Film Productions, Nordisk Film, TV2 Danmark.  Screenplay by Nicolas Winding Refn, Hubert Selby Jr..  Cinematography by Larry Smith.  Produced by Henrik Danstrup.  Music by Brian Eno, Dean Landon, J. Peter Schwalm.  Production Design by Peter De Neergaard.  Costume…

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Pineapple Express (2008)

DAVID GORDON GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2008.  Columbia Pictures, Relativity Media, Apatow Productions.  Story by Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Screenplay by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg.  Cinematography by Tim Orr.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Shauna Robertson.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Chris L. Spellman.  Costume Design by John Dunn.  Film Editing by Craig Alpert.  Golden Globe Awards 2008.   Process…

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Boys On The Side (1995)

HERBERT ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/France, 1995.  Alcor Films, Canal+, Hera Productions, New Regency Pictures, Regency Enterprises.  Screenplay by Don Roos.  Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin.  Produced by Arnon Milchan, Steven Reuther, Herbert Ross.  Music by David Newman.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Michael R. Miller. Emotionally manipulative but still enjoyable road movie…

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What Lies Beneath

BBBB (out of 5) Rip-roaring good fun from Robert Zemeckis.  Michelle Pfeiffer lives an idyllic life in the suburbs in a giant house with her husband (Harrison Ford), but succumbs to melancholy when her only daughter moves away to college. Hearing funny noises and seeing odd occurrences in her home when she’s alone, Pfeiffer chalks it…

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Cruising (1980)

WILLIAM FRIEDKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/West Germany, 1980.  CiP – Europaische Treuhand AG, Lorimar Film Entertainment.  Screenplay by William Friedkin, based on the novel by Gerald Walker.  Cinematography by James A. Contner.  Produced by Jerry Weintraub.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Bruce Weintraub.  Costume Design by Robert De Mora.  Film Editing by Bud S. Smith.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies.  …

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