CODA (2021)

SIAN HEDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA/France/Canada, 2021. Vendome Pictures, Pathé Films, Picture Perfect Federation. Screenplay by Sian Heder, based on the film La Famille Belier by Victoria Bedos, Stanislas Carré de Malberg, Eric Lartigau, Thomas Bidegain. Cinematography by Paula Huidobro. Produced by Fabrice Gianfermi, Philippe Rousselet, Jerome Seydoux, Patrick Wachsberger. Music by…

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Patriots Day (2016)

PETER BERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2016.  Bluegrass Films, CBS Films, Closest To The Hole Productions, Hutch Parker Entertainment, TIK Films.  Story by Peter Berg, Matt Cook, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, Screenplay by Peter Berg, Matt Cook, Joshua Zetumer.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Dorothy Aufiero, Dylan Clark, Stephen Levinson, Hutch Parker, Michael Radutzky, Scott Stuber,…

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Meet The Parents (2000)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2000.  Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Nancy Tenenbaum Films, Tribeca Productions.  Story by Greg Glienna, Mary Ruth Clarke, Screenplay by Jim Herzfeld, John Hamburg, based on a 1992 screenplay by Greg Glienna, Mary Ruth Clarke.  Cinematography by Peter James.  Produced by Robert De Niro, Jay Roach, Jane Rosenthal, Nancy Tenenbaum.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design…

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Mystic Pizza (1988)

DONALD PETRIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1988.  Night Life Inc., The Samuel Goldwyn Company, Virgin Vision.  Story by Amy Holden Jones, Screenplay by Amy Holden Jones, Perry Howze, Randy Howze, Alfred Uhry.  Cinematography by Tim Suhrstedt.  Produced by Mark Levinson, Scott M. Rosenfelt.  Music by David McHugh.  Production Design by David Chapman.  Costume Design by Jennifer von Mayrhauser.  Film Editing…

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In Dreams (1999)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks.  Screenplay by Neil Jordan, Bruce Robinson, based on the novel Doll’s Eyes by Bari Wood.Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Charles Burke, Stephen Woolley.   Music by Elliot Goldenthal.   Production Design by Nigel Phelps.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Tony Lawson.   Very strange nightmare thriller about a…

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Passionada (2002)

DAN IRELAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.    USA, 2002.  Command Performance Productions, Sandyo Productions.  Story by David Bakalar, Screenplay by Jim Jermanok, Steve Jermanok. Cinematography by Claudio Rocha.  Produced by David Bakalar.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by John Frick.  Costume Design by Rudy Dillon.  Film Editing by Luis Colina.   The cliches are exhausting in this poorly made romantic comedy….

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