Steve Jobs (2015)

DANNY BOYLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2015.  Universal Pictures, Legendary Entertainment, Scott Rudin Productions, The Mark Gordon Company, Entertainment 360, Decibel Films, Cloud Eight Films, Digital Image Associates.  Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, based on the book by Walter Isaacson.  Cinematography by Alwin H. Kuchler.  Produced by Danny Boyle, Guymon Casady, Christian Colson, Mark Gordon, Scott Rudin.  Music by Daniel…

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The Martian (2015)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2015.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, TSG Entertainment, Scott Free Productions, Genre Films, International Traders, Kinberg Genre, Mid Atlantic Films.  Screenplay by Drew Goddard, based on the book by Andy Weir. Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by Mark Huffam, Simon Kinberg, Michael Schaefer, Ridley Scott, Aditya Sood.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams. Production…

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Dumb And Dumber To (2014)

BOBBY FARRELLY, PETER FARRELLY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2014.  Universal Pictures, Wessler Entertainment, Red Granite Pictures, New Line Cinema, Conundrum Entertainment.  Screenplay by Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, Mike Cerrone, Bennett Yellin, John Morris, Sean Anders.  Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti.  Produced by Riza Aziz, Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, Joey McFarland, Bradley Thomas, Charles B. Wessler.  Music by Empire Of…

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Chasing Sleep (2000)

MICHAEL WALKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Canada/USA/France, 2000.  Canal+, Forensic Films, Glaski Productions, TVA International.  Screenplay by Michael Walker.  Cinematography by Jim Denault.  Produced by Thomas Bidegain, Olivier Glaas.  Production Design by Daniel Ouellette.  Costume Design by Kathryn Nixon.  Film Editing by David Leonard.   Jeff Daniels wakes up early in the morning to discover that his wife hasn’t come home since the night…

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Pleasantville (1998)

GARY ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1998.   New Line Cinema, Larger Than Life Productions.   Screenplay by Gary Ross.   Cinematography by John Lindley.   Produced by Bob Degus, Jon Kilik, Gary Ross, Steven Soderbergh.   Music by Randy Newman.   Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall.   Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.   Film Editing by William Goldenberg.    Tobey…

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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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State Of Play (2009)

KEVIN MACDONALD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA/United Kingdom/France, 2009.  Universal Pictures, Working Title Films, StudioCanal, Relativity Media, Andell Entertainment.  Screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Tony Gilroy, Billy Ray, based on the television series by Paul Abbott.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Andrew Hauptman.  Music by Alex Heffes.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by…

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Looper (2012)

RIAN JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5. USA/China, 2012.  Endgame Entertainment, DMG Entertainment, FilmDistrict, Ram Bergman Productions.  Screenplay by Rian Johnson.  Cinematography by Steve Yedlin.  Produced by Ram Bergman, James D. Stern.  Music by Nathan Johnson.  Production Design by Ed Verreaux.  Costume Design by Sharen Davis.  Film Editing by Bob Ducsay.  Dorian Awards 2012.  Las Vegas Film Critics Awards 2012.  National Board of Review Awards…

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The Butcher’s Wife (1991)

TERRY HUGHES Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1991.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Ezra Litwak, Marjorie Schwartz.  Cinematography by Frank Tidy.  Produced by Lauren Lloyd, Wallis Nicita.  Music by Michael Gore, Steven Jae Johnson.  Production Design by Charles Rosen.  Costume Design by Theadora Van Runkle.  Film Editing by Donn Cambern.   Demi Moore attempts to lighten up a bit in this quirky comedy, but…

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2 Days In The Valley (1996)

JOHN HERZFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 1996.  Rysher Entertainment, Redemption Productions.  Screenplay by John Herzfeld.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.Produced by Herb Nanas, Jeff Wald.  Music by Anthony Marinelli.  Production Design by Catherine Hardwicke.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing by Jim Miller, Wayne Wahrman.   Awkward rehash of Pulp Fiction has lame-brained characters running around sunny California in search…

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101 Dalmatians (1996)

STEPHEN HEREK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 1996.  Walt Disney Pictures, Wizzer Productions, Great Oaks Entertainment.  Screenplay by John Hughes, based on the novel by Dodie Smith.  Cinematography by Adrian Biddle.  Produced by John Hughes, Ricardo Mestres.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Assheton Gorton.  Costume Design by Rosemary Burrows, Anthony Powell.  Film Editing by Trudy Ship.   Boring, unnecessarily heavy adaptation of…

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