Five Corners (1987)

TONY BILL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom/USA, 1987. Cineplex Odeon Films, HandMade Films. Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley. Cinematography by Fred Murphy. Produced by Tony Bill, Forrest Murray. Music by James Newton Howard. Production Design by Adrianne Lobel. Costume Design by Peggy Farrell. Film Editing by Andy Blumenthal. John Patrick Shanley pays…

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The Flamingo Kid (1984)

GARRY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1984.  American Broadcasting Company, Mercury Productions.  Story by Neal Marshall, Screenplay by Garry Marshall, Neal Marshall.  Cinematography by James A. Contner.  Produced by Michael Phillips.   Music by Curt Sobel.  Production Design by Lawrence Miller.   Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.   Film Editing by Priscilla Nedd-Friendly. The sincerity…

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You Don’t Mess With The Zohan (2008)

DENNIS DUGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2008.  Columbia Pictures, Relativity Media, Happy Madison Productions, FortyFour Studios.  Screenplay by Adam Sandler, Robert Smigel, Judd Apatow.  Cinematography by Michael Barrett.  Produced by Jack Giarraputo, Adam Sandler.  Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Perry Andelin Blake.  Costume Design by Ellen Lutter.  Film Editing by…

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Gloria Bell (2018)

SEBASTIAN LELIO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Chile/USA, 2018.  Fabula, FilmNation Entertainment.  Screenplay by Alice Johnson Boher, Sebastian Lelio, based on the story by Gonzalo Maza, screenplay by Sebastián Lelio.  Cinematography by Natasha Braier.  Produced by Juan de Dios Larrain, Pablo Larrain, Sebastián Lelio.  Music by Matthew Herbert.  Production Design by Shannon Walsh.  Costume Design…

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Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   United Kingdom/USA/Spain, 2014.  Chernin Entertainment, Scott Free Productions, Babieka, Volcano Films.  Screenplay by Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jeffrey Caine, Steven Zaillian. Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by Mark Albela, Peter Chernin, Mohamed El Raie, Mark Huffam, Denise O’Dell, Michael Schaefer, Ridley Scott, Jenno Topping.  Music by Alberto Iglesias.  Production Design by Arthur Max.  Costume…

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My Mother (2015)

NANNI MORETTI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Mia Madre Italy/France, 2015.  Sacher Film, Fandango, Le Pacte, Rai Cinema, Ifitalia, Arte France Cinema, Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l’Europe, Ministero per I Beni e le Attivita Culturali, Arte/WDR Films Boutique, Canal+, Cine+, Cinémage 8, Cofinova 10, L’Aide aux Cinemas du Monde, Le Pacte, Palatine Étoile 11,…

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Fading Gigolo (2013)

JOHN TURTURRO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 2013.  Antidote Films, Covert Media.  Screenplay by John Turturro.  Cinematography by Marco Pontecorvo.  Produced by Bill Block, Paul Hanson, Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte.  Production Design by Lester Cohen.  Costume Design by Donna Zakowska.  Film Editing by Simona Paggi.  Toronto International Film Festival 2013. Packing up the last inventory while closing his book store, impending retiree Woody Allen tells friend…

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Illuminata (1998)

JOHN TURTURRO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Spain/USA/Japan, 1998.  CDI, GreeneStreet Films, JVC Entertainment Networks, Overseas FilmGroup, Sogepaq.  Screenplay by Brandon Cole, John Turturro, based on the play by Brandon Cole.  Cinematography by Harris Savides.  Produced by John Penotti, John Turturro.  Music by Arnold Black, William Bolcom.  Production Design by Robin Standefer.  Costume Design by Roman Paska, Donna Zakowska.  Film Editing by Michael Berenbaum.   Too…

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Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)

JILL SPRECHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2001.  Stonelock Pictures, Single Cell Pictures, double A Films, Conversation Productions Inc., Echo Lake Entertainment, Entitled Entertainment.  Screenplay by Karen Sprecher, Jill Sprecher.  Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Beni Atoori, Gina Resnick.  Music by Alex Wurman.  Production Design by Mark Ricker.  Costume Design by Kasia Walicka-Maimone.  Film Editing by Stephen Mirrione.   On a casual…

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Monkeybone (2001)

HENRY SELICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2001.  Twentieth Century Fox, 1492 Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Animation.  Screenplay by Sam Hamm, based on the graphic novel Dark Town by Kaja Blackley.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by Michael Barnathan, Mark Radcliffe.  Music by Anne Dudley.  Production Design by Bill Boes.  Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor.  Film Editing by Jon Poll, Nicholas C. Smith, Mark…

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Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

SUSAN SEIDELMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1985.  Orion Pictures.  Screenplay by Leora Barish.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Sarah Pillsbury, Midge Sanford.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Santo Loquasto.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein.   Rosanna Arquette plays a bored New Jersey housewife who gets a little excitement in her life when she gets amnesia and…

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Anger Management (2003)

PETER SEGAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2003.  Revolution Studios, Happy Madison Productions, Anger Management LLC, Jack Giarraputo Productions.  Screenplay by David Dorfman.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Barry Bernardi, Jack Giarraputo.  Music by Teddy Castellucci.  Production Design by Alan Au.  Costume Design by Ellen Lutter.  Film Editing by Jeff Gourson.   Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler earn big money cashing in on their trademark personalities….

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