Madagascar Skin (1995)

CHRIS NEWBY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB United Kingdom, 1995. British Film Institute, Channel Four Films, Dan Films. Screenplay by Chris Newby. Cinematography by Oliver Curtis. Produced by Julie Baines. Production Design by Paul Cross. Costume Design by Annie Symons. Film Editing by Chris Newby, Annabel Ware. The unpleasant trappings of this tale of…

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The Mummy Returns (2001)

STEPHEN SOMMERS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2001.  Universal Pictures, Alphaville Films.  Screenplay by Stephen Sommers.  Cinematography by Adrian Biddle.  Produced by Sean Daniel, James Jacks.  Music by Alan Silvestri. Production Design by Allan Cameron.  Costume Design by John Bloomfield.  Film Editing by Bob Ducsay, Kelly Matsumoto. The energetic cast from Stephen Sommer’s 1999 original returns completely intact with the new addition…

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The Mummy (1999)

STEPHEN SOMMERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1999.  Universal Pictures, Alphaville Films.  Screen story by Stephen Sommers, Lloyd Fonvielle, Kevin Jarre, Screenplay by Stephen Sommers, based on the 1932 story by Nina Wilcox Putnam, Richard Schayer, and screenplay by John L. Balderston. Cinematography by Adrian Biddle.  Produced by Sean Daniel, James Jacks.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by…

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I’m With Lucy (2002)

JON SHERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/France, 2002.  Gaumont, Gaumont Production, Fabulous Films, Process Media.  Screenplay by Eric Pomerance.  Cinematography by Tom Richmond.  Produced by Fabien Liron, Tim Perell.  Music by Stephen Endelman.  Production Design by Sharon Lomofsky.  Costume Design by Laura Jean Shannon.  Film Editing by Elizabeth Kling.   Cute romantic comedy that is buoyed by Monica Potter‘s first-rate lead performance. Lucy is viciously…

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Sliding Doors (1998)

PETER HOWITT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1998.  Intermedia Films, Mirage Enterprises, Miramax, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Peter Howitt.  Cinematography by Remi Adefarasin.  Produced by Philippa Braithwaite, William Horberg, Sydney Pollack.  Music by David Hirschfelder.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Jill Taylor.  Film Editing by John Smith.     Gwyneth Paltrow is excellent in this first-rate romantic comedy that turns…

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The Hurricane (1999)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1999.  Azoff Entertainment, Beacon Communications, Beacon Pictures, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Armyan Bernstein, Dan Gordon, based on the books The 16th Round by Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, and Lazarus and the Hurricane by Sam Chaiton, Terry Swinton.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Armyan Bernstein, Norman Jewison, John Ketcham.  Music by Jeremy Sweet, Christopher…

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The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor (2008)

ROB COHEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  Germany/USA, 2008.  Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, The Sommers Company, Alphaville Films, Beijing Happy Pictures, China Film Co-Production Corporation, Giant Studios, Internationale Filmproduktion Blackbird Dritte, Mel’s Cite du Cinema, Nowita Pictures, Sean Daniel Company, Shanghai Film Group.  Screenplay by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, based on the 1932 screenplay by John L….

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Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994)

MIKE NEWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1994.   Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Channel Four Films, Working Title Films.   Screenplay by Richard Curtis.   Cinematography by Michael Coulter.   Produced by Duncan Kenworthy.   Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.   Production Design by Maggie Gray.   Costume Design by Lindy Hemming.   Film Editing by Jon Gregory.    Hysterical comedy hit…

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