The Boy Next Door (2015)

ROB COHEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 2015. Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, Smart Entertainment, Nuyorican Productions. Screenplay by Barbara Curry. Cinematography by David McFarland. Produced by Jason Blum, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, John Jacobs, Jennifer Lopez, Benny Medina. Music by Nathan Barr, Randy Edelman. Production Design by Charles Varga. Costume Design by Courtney Hoffman. Film…

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I Hate Valentine’s Day (2009)

NIA VARDALOS Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.    USA, 2009.  Blue Star Pictures, I Hate Vday Productions, ICB Entertainment Finance, My Bench Productions.  Story by Nia Vardalos, Stephen David, Ben Zook, Screenplay by Nia Vardalos.  Cinematography by Brian Pryzpek.  Produced by Madeleine Sherak, William Sherak, Jason Shuman.  Music by Keith Power.  Production Design by…

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)

KIRK JONES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA/Canada, 2016.  Gold Circle Films, HBO Films, Playtone, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Nia Vardalos.  Cinematography by Jim Denault.  Produced by Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson.  Music y Christopher Lennertz.  Production Design by Gregory P. Keen.  Costume Design by Gersha Phillips.  Film Editing by Mark Czyzewski. It’s been thirteen years since a charming, independently produced comedy about…

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

JOEL ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Canada, 2002.  Gold Circle Films, Home Box Office, MPH Entertainment Productions, Playtone, Ontario Film Development Corporation.  Screenplay by Nia Vardalos. Cinematography by Jeff Jur.  Produced by Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson.  Music by Alexander Janko, Chris Wilson.  Production Design by Gregory P. Keen.  Costume Design by Michael Clancy.  Film Editing by Mia Goldman.    Moments of…

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Wedding Bell Blues (1996)

DANA LUSTIG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1996.  Bergman Lustig Productions, Curb Entertainment.  Story by Dana Lustig, Annette Goliti Gutierrez, Screenplay by Annette Goliti Gutierrez.  Cinematography by Kent L. Wakeford.  Produced by Ram Bergman, Carole Curb Nemoy, Mike Curb, Dana Lustig.  Music by Tal Bergman, Paul Gordon.  Production Design by Shay Austin.  Costume Design by Dana Allyson.  Film Editing by Caroline…

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Raising Helen (2004)

GARRY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2004.  Touchstone Pictures, Beacon Pictures, Mandeville Films, High Arc Productions.  Story by Patrick J. Clifton, Beth Rigazio, Screenplay by Jack Amiel, Michael Begler.  Cinematography by Charles Minsky.  Produced by Ashok Amritraj, David Hoberman.  Music by John Debney, Mark Vogel.  Production Design by Steven J. Jordan.  Costume Design by Gary Jones.  Film Editing by Bruce Green, Tara…

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Sex And The City 2 (2010)

MICHAEL PATRICK KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2010.  New Line Cinema, Home Box Office, HBO Films, Village Roadshow Pictures.  Screenplay by Michael Patrick King, based on the television series created by Darren Star, and characters created by Candace Bushnell.  Cinematography by John Thomas.  Produced by Michael Patrick King, John P. Melfi, Sarah Jessica Parker, Darren Star.  Music by…

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Volcano (1997)

MICK JACKSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1997.  Twentieth Century Fox, Donner/Shuler-Donner Productions, Moritz Original, Fox 2000 Pictures.  Story by Jerome Armstrong, Screenplay by Jerome Armstrong, Billy Ray.  Cinematography by Theo van de Sande.  Produced by Andrew Z. Davis, Neal H. Moritz.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Jackson De Govia.  Costume Design by Kirsten Everberg.  Film Editing by Don Brochu,…

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Tombstone (1993)

GEORGE P. COSMATOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1993.  Hollywood Pictures, Cinergi Pictures Entertainment.  Screenplay by Kevin Jarre.  Cinematography by William A. Fraker.  Produced by Sean Daniel, James Jacks, Bob Misiorowski.  Music by Bruce Broughton.  Production Design by Catherine Hardwicke.  Costume Design by Joseph A. Porro.  Film Editing by Harvey Rosenstock, Roberto Silvi, Frank J. Urioste.   The disappointment of Lawrence Kasdan’s bloated, self-important…

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The Burning Plain (2008)

GUILLERMO ARRIAGA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Argentina, 2008.  2929 Productions, Costa Films, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation.  Screenplay by Guillermo Arriaga.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Dan Leigh.  Costume Design by Cindy Evans.  Film Editing by Craig Wood.   Charlize Theron plays an emotionally disconnected woman who works as a classy…

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