Hustlers (2019)

LORENE SCAFARIA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2019.  Annapurna Pictures, Gloria Sanchez Productions, Nuyorican Productions, STX Films.  Screenplay by Jessica Pressler, Lorene Scafaria.  Cinematography by Todd Banhazl.  Produced by Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Jennifer Lopez, Adam McKay, Benny Medina.  Music by Jason Markey.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by…

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Boomerang (1992)

REGINALD HUDLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1992.  Paramount Pictures, Imagine Films Entertainment, Eddie Murphy Productions.  Story by Eddie Murphy, Screenplay by Barry W. Blaustein, David Sheffield.  Cinematography by Woody Omens.  Produced by Brian Grazer, Warrington Hudlin.  Music by Marcus Miller.  Production Design by Jane Musky. Costume Design by Francine Jamison-Tanchuck.   Film Editing by John Carter, Michael Jablow, Earl…

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Ghost (1990)

JERRY ZUCKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1990.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin.  Cinematography by Adam Greenberg.  Produced by Lisa Weinstein.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by Ruth Morley.  Film Editing by Walter Murch.   Audiences always love a good romance, and when it’s spiced up by a nifty murder mystery and some supernatural plot elements,…

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Maid In Manhattan (2002)

WAYNE WANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2002.  Revolution Studios, Red Om Films.  Story by John Hughes, Screenplay by Kevin Wade.  Cinematography by Karl Walter Lindenlaub.  Produced by Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Paul Schiff, Deborah Schindler.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Craig McKay.   An honest and hardworking hotel chambermaid (Jennifer Lopez) gets the chance to…

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At First Sight (1999)

IRWIN WINKLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Steve Levitt, based on the story To See And Not See by Oliver Sacks.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by John Dunn.  Film Editing by Julie Monroe.   Intense drama about Mira Sorvino meeting blind massage therapist Val Kilmer at…

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Hitch (2005)

ANDY TENNANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2005.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Overbrook Entertainment.  Screenplay by Kevin Bisch.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by James Lassiter, Will Smith, Teddy Zee.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Troy Takaki, Tracey Wadmore-Smith.   Will Smith plays a velvety-smooth romance consultant who helps less confident males date the women…

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My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)

IVAN REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2006.  Regency Enterprises, Pariah, New Regency Pictures, S E Productions Inc..  Screenplay by Don Payne.  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced by Arnon Milchan, Gavin Polone.  Music by Teddy Castellucci.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by Laura Jean Shannon.  Film Editing by Wendy Greene Bricmont, Sheldon Kahn.   While riding the subway after…

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Music And Lyrics (2007)

MARC LAWRENCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2007.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Village Roadshow Pictures, Reserve Room, Flower Films.  Screenplay by Marc Lawrence.  Cinematography by Xavier Perez Grobet.  Produced by Liz Glotzer, Martin Shafer.  Music by Adam Schlesinger.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse. Marc Lawrence has made a fictional romantic-comedy that explores…

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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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The Devil’s Own (1997)

ALAN J. PAKULA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1997.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Story by Kevin Jarre, Screenplay by David Aaron Cohen, Vincent Patrick, Kevin Jarre.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Robert F. Colesberry, Lawrence Gordon.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Tom Rolf, Dennis Virkler.   Much publicity was given…

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The Women (2008)

DIANE ENGLISH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Years in development, this Meg Ryan vehicle is a remake of George Cukor’s perennial classic of the same title, based on the play by Clare Booth Luce. In both versions not a single male appears from beginning to end, even among extras in the crowd scenes (okay, in this…

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When Harry Met Sally… (1989)

ROB REINER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5. USA, 1989.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Nelson Entertainment.  Screenplay by Nora Ephron.  Cinematography by Barry Sonnenfeld.  Produced by Rob Reiner, Andrew Scheinman.  Music by Marc Shaiman, Harry Connick Jr..  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Robert Leighton.   Nora Ephron’s excellent screenplay adds a wonderful touch of neurotic glee to the…

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