Scary Movie 3 (2003)

DAVID ZUCKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Canada, 2003.  Dimension Films, Brad Grey Pictures.  Screenplay by Craig Mazin, Pat Proft, based on characters created by Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Buddy Johnson, Phil Beauman, Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer.  Cinematography by Mark Irwin.  Produced by Robert K. Weiss.  Music by James L. Venable.  Production Design by William A. Elliott.  Costume Design by Carol Ramsey.  Film Editing…

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Lucas (1986)

DAVID SELTZER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1986.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by David Seltzer.  Cinematography by Reynaldo Villalobos.  Produced by David Nicksay.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by James J. Murakami.  Costume Design by Molly Maginnis.  Film Editing by Priscilla Nedd-Friendly.   Aside from being a moving and poignant look at the awkwardness of youth, this film is also notable for being…

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Rush Hour 2 (2001)

BRETT RATNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2001.  New Line Cinema, Roger Birnbaum Productions, Salon Films.  Screenplay by Jeff Nathanson, based on characters created by Ross LaManna.  Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti.  Produced by Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman, Arthur M. Sarkissian, Jay Stern.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Terence Marsh.  Costume Design by Rita Ryack.  Film Editing by Mark Helrich,…

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Bob Roberts (1992)

TIM ROBBINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1992.  Miramax, Live Entertainment, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, The Rank Organisation, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Tim Robbins.  Cinematography by Jean Lepine.  Produced by Forrest Murray.  Music by David Robbins.  Production Design by Richard Hoover.  Costume Design by Bridget Kelly.  Film Editing by Lisa Zeno Churgin.  Golden Globe Awards 1992.  National Board of Review Awards 1992….

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Old School (2003)

TODD PHILLIPS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2003.  DreamWorks, The Montecito Picture Company. Story by Court Crandall, Todd Phillips, Scot Armstrong, Screenplay by Todd Phillips, Scot Armstrong.  Cinematography by Mark Irwin.  Produced by Daniel Goldberg, Joe Medjuck, Todd Phillips.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Clark Hunter.  Costume Design by Nancy Fisher.  Film Editing by Michael Jablow.   Luke Wilson stars as a bored…

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Heat (1995)

MICHAEL MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1995.  Warner Bros., Regency Enterprises, Forward Pass, Art Linson Productions, Monarchy Enterprises B.V..  Screenplay by Michael Mann.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Art Linson, Michael Mann.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by Neil Spisak.  Costume Design by Deborah Lynn Scott.  Film Editing by Pasquale Buba, William Goldenberg, Dov Hoenig, Tom Rolf. Michael Mann’s…

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White Palace (1990)

LUIS MANDOKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1990.  Universal Pictures, Mirage Enterprises, Double Play.  Screenplay by Ted Tally, Alvin Sargent, based on the novel by Glenn Savan. Cinematography by Lajos Koltai.  Produced by Griffin Dunne, Amy Robinson, Mark Rosenberg.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall.  Costume Design by Lisa Jensen, Durinda Wood.  Film Editing by Carol Littleton.  Golden Globe…

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The Pirates! Band Of Misfits (2012)

PETER LORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB Alternate title:  The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists! United Kingdom/USA, 2012.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Sony Pictures Animation, Aardman Animations.  Screenplay by Gideon Defoe, based on his book.  Cinematography by Frank Passingham.  Produced by Julie Lockhart, Peter Lord, David Sproxton.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Norman Garwood.  Film Editing by Justin Krish.  Academy Awards 2012.  North…

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Larger Than Life (1996)

HOWARD FRANKLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1996.  United Artists Pictures, Trilogy Entertainment Group, RCS, Majestic Films International, TRM.  Story by Pen Densham, Garry Williams, Screenplay by Roy Blount Jr..  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by Pen Densham, Richard Barton Lewis, John Watson.  Music by Miles Goodman.  Production Design by Marcia Hinds.  Costume Design by Jane Robinson.  Film Editing by Sidney…

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Miami Rhapsody

DAVID FRANKEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1995.  Cantaloupe Production, Hollywood Pictures.  Screenplay by David Frankel.  Cinematography by Jack Wallner.  Produced by David Frankel, Barry Jossen.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by J. Mark Harrington.  Costume Design by Patricia Field.  Film Editing by Steven Weisberg.   I love Sarah Jessica Parker‘s nebbish routine in this very funny Miami-set romance, about a young…

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Runaway Jury (2003)

GARY FLEDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2003.  Regency Enterprises, New Regency Pictures, Epsilon Motion Pictures.  Screenplay by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, Rick Cleveland, Matthew Chapman, based on the novel by John Grisham.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Gary Fleder, Christopher Mankiewicz, Arnon Milchan.  Music by Christopher Young.  Production Design by Nelson Coates.  Costume Design by Abigail Murray.  Film Editing by William Steinkamp.  …

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Kiss The Girls (1997)

GARY FLEDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1997.  Paramount Pictures, Rysher Entertainment. Screenplay by David Klass, based on the novel by James Patterson.  Cinematography by Aaron Schneider.  Produced by David Brown, Joe Wizan.  Music by Mark Isham. Production Design by Nelson Coates.  Costume Design by Abigail Murray.  Film Editing by Armen Minasian, William Steinkamp, Harvey Rosenstock.   Routine thriller has Ashley Judd escape the…

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