Kiss Me Guido (1997)

TONY VITALE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1997.  Capitol Films, Redeemable Features.  Screenplay by Tony Vitale.  Cinematography by Claudia Raschke.  Produced by Ira Deutchman, Christine Vachon, Karen Vitale. Production Design by Jeffrey Rathaus.  Costume Design by Victoria Farrell.  Film Editing by Alex Hall.   Nick Scotti is a Brooklyn “guido” and aspiring actor who decides to get himself a new residence when he comes…

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The Bachelor (1999)

GARY SINYOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  New Line Cinema, The Lloyd Segan Company, George Street Pictures.  Screenplay by Steve Cohen, based on the play Seven Chances by Roi Cooper Megrue and the 1925 screenplay Seven Chances by Jean C. Havez, Clyde Bruckman, Joseph A. Mitchell.  Cinematography by Simon Archer.  Produced by Jeffrey T. Barabe, Bing Howenstein, Lloyd Segan.  Music by…

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Dracula 2000 (2000)

PATRICK LUSSIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2000.  Dimension Films, Neo Art & Logic, Wes Craven Films, Carfax Productions Ltd..  Story by Joel Soisson, Patrick Lussier, Screenplay by Joel Soisson.  Cinematography by Peter Pau.  Produced by W.K. Border, Joel Soisson.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Production Design by Carol Spier.  Costume Design by Denise Cronenberg.  Film Editing by Peter Devaney Flanagan, Patrick Lussier.  …

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Just One Time (1999)

LANE JANGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 1999.  Alliance Atlantis Communications, Danger Filmworks.  Story by Lane Janger, Screenplay by Lane Janger, Jennifer Vandever.  Cinematography by Timothy Naylor, Michael St. Hilaire.  Produced by Lane Janger, Jasmine Kosovic, Exile Ramirez.  Music by Edward Bilous.  Production Design by Stephen Beatrice.  Costume Design by Melissa Bruning.  Film Editing by Mitchel Stanley.   Based on a short film of the…

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Crash (2004)

PAUL HAGGIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Germany, 2004.  Bob Yari Productions, DEJ Productions, Blackfriars Bridge Films, Harris Company, ApolloProScreen Filmproduktion, Bull’s Eye Entertainment, Incognito Pictures.  Story by Paul Haggis, Screenplay by Paul Haggis, Robert Moresco.  Cinematography by James M. Muro.  Produced by Don Cheadle, Paul Haggis, Mark R. Harris, Robert Moresco, Cathy Schulman, Bob Yari.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production…

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The Proposal (2001)

RICHARD GALE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2001.  Front Street Pictures, Front Street Productions.  Screenplay by Maurice Hurley.  Cinematography by Curtis Petersen.  Produced by Carole Curb Nemoy, Mike Curb, Harvey Kahn.  Music by Joseph Conlan.  Production Design by Ilja Obretenov.  Costume Design by Dallas Bittner.  Film Editing by Pamela Benwick, Richard Benwick.   Routine, straight-to-video cop thriller has a very sexy Jennifer Esposito as…

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Don’t Say A Word (2001)

GARY FLEDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  USA/Australia, 2001.  Regency Enterprises, Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Epsilon Motion Pictures, Kopelson Entertainment, New Regency Pictures, Furthur Films.  Screenplay by Anthony Peckham, Patrick Smith Kelly, based on the novel by Andrew Klavan.  Cinematography by Amir Mokri.  Produced by Anne Kopelson, Arnold Kopelson, Arnon Milchan.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Nelson Coates.  Costume Design by…

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Summer Of Sam (1999)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.   USA, 1999.  40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Touchstone Pictures, Hostage Productions.  Screenplay by Spike Lee, Victor Colicchio, Michael Imperioli.  Cinematography by Ellen Kuras.  Produced by Jon Kilik, Spike Lee.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Therese DePrez.  Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter.  Film Editing by Barry Alexander Brown.   Spike Lee directs this exploitative and…

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He Got Game (1998)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1998.  Touchstone Pictures, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks.  Screenplay by Spike Lee.  Cinematography by Ellen Kuras, Malik Hassan Sayeed.  Produced by Jon Kilik, Spike Lee.  Music by Alex Steyermark.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Sandra Hernandez.  Film Editing by Barry Alexander Brown.   Director Spike Lee’s characters are always so richly drawn,…

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Boys Life 3 (2000)

BRADLEY RUST GRAY, DAVID FOURIER, GREGORY COOKE, JASON GOULD, LANE JANGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France/USA, 2000.  Haut et Court, Procirep, Strand Releasing.  Screenplay by David Fourier, Jason Gould, Bradley Rust Gray, Lane Janger, Christopher Landon.  Cinematography by Dermott Downs, Bradley Rust Gray, Sarah Levy, Sharone Meir, Timothy Naylor, Pierre Stoeber.  Produced by Gregory Cooke, Thom Fennessey, David…

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The Master of Disguise (2002)

PERRY ANDELIN BLAKE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 2002.  Revolution Studios, Happy Madison Productions, Out of the Blue… Entertainment.  Screenplay by Dana Carvey, Harris Goldberg.  Cinematography by Peter Lyons Collister.  Produced by Barry Bernardi, Sidney Ganis, Todd Garner, Alex Siskin.  Music by Marc Ellis.  Production Design by Alan Au.  Costume Design by Mona May.  Film Editing by Peck Prior, Sandy S. Solowitz.   It really…

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