Old Enough (1984)

MARISA SILVER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA, 1984. Silver Films. Screenplay by Marisa Silver. Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus. Produced by Dina Silver. Music by Julian Marshall. Production Design by Jeffrey Townsend. Costume Design by Teri Kane. Film Editing by Mark Burns. Lonnie (Sarah Boyd) is approaching her teens and lives in a fancy…

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Tesla (2020)

MICHAEL ALMEREYDA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2020. Millennium Media, Passage Pictures, Campbell Grobman Films, Under the Influence Productions, Jeff Rice Films, Intrinsic Value Films, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, SF Films, New York State Governor’s Office for Motion Picture & Television Development, RNG Entertainment. Screenplay by Michael Almereyda. Cinematography by Sean Price Williams….

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Eighth Grade (2018)

BO BURNHAM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 2018.  A24.  Screenplay by Bo Burnham.  Cinematography by Andrew Wehde.  Produced by Eli Bush, Scott Rudin, Christopher Storer, Lila Yacoub.  Music by Anna Meredith.  Production Design by Sam Lisenco.  Costume Design by Mitchell Travers.  Film Editing by Jennifer Lilly.  Kayla (Elsie Fisher) is thirteen years old and handling it as best as she can. …

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Alive (1993)

FRANK MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA/Canada, 1993.  Film Andes S.A., The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Paramount Pictures, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley, based on the book by Piers Paul Read.  Cinematography by Peter James.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Robert Watts.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Norman Reynolds.  Costume Design by Jennifer L. Parsons.  Film Editing by William Goldenberg,…

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The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected) (2017)

NOAH BAUMBACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2017.  Gilded Halfwing, IAC Films, Netflix.   Screenplay by Noah Baumbach.   Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.  Produced by Noah Baumbach, Eli Bush, Scott Rudin, Lila Yacoub.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Gerald Sullivan.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by Jennifer Lame.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2017.  Cannes Film Festival 2017.  Gotham Awards…

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Manchester By The Sea (2016)

KENNETH LONERGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2016.  Amazon Studios, K Period Media, Pearl Street Films, The Media Farm, The Affleck/Middleton Project, B Story, Big Indie Pictures, CMP, OddLot Entertainment.  Screenplay by Kenneth Lonergan.  Cinematography by Jody Lee Lipes.  Produced by Lauren Beck, Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Kimberly Steward, Kevin J. Walsh.  Music by  Lesley Barber.  Production Design by…

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The House Of Yes (1997)

MARK WATERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1997.  Bandeira Entertainment, Spelling Films.  Screenplay by Mark Waters, based on the play by Wendy MacLeod.  Cinematography by Michael Spiller.  Produced by Beau Flynn,Stefan Simchowitz.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Patrick Sherman.  Costume Design by Edi Giguere.  Film Editing by Pamela Martin.   Strange black comedy that can never decide if it wants to be a…

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Urbania (2000)

JON SHEAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBB.  USA, 2000.  Daly-Harris Productions.  Screenplay by Daniel Reitz, Jon Shear, based on the play Urban Folk Tales by Daniel Reitz.  Cinematography by Shane F. Kelly, Peter Konczal.  Produced by Stephanie Golden, J. Todd Harris, Jon Shear.  Music by Marc Anthony Thompson.  Production Design by Karyl Newman.  Costume Design by David Matwijkow.  Film Editing by Randy…

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Ice Age (2002)

CARLOS SALDANHA, CHRIS WEDGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2002.  Twentieth Century Fox, Blue Sky Studios, Twentieth Century Fox Animation.  Story by Michael J. Wilson, additional story by James Bresnathan, Doug Compton, Mike Thurmeier, Jeff Siergey, Galen T. Chu, Xeth Feinberg, Screenplay by Michael Berg, Michael J. Wilson, Peter Ackerman.  Produced by Lori Forte.  Music by David Newman.  Production…

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The Proprietor (1996)

ISMAIL MERCHANT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  France/United Kingdom/USA, 1996.  Merchant Ivory Productions, Ognon Pictures, Fez Production Filmcilik, Largo Entertainment, Canal+, Channel Four Films, Eurimages.  Screenplay by Jean-Marie Besset, George W.S. Trow, additional dialogue by Andrew Litvack.  Cinematography by Larry Pizer.  Produced by Humbert Balsan, Donald Rosenfeld.  Music by Richard Robbins.  Production Design by Bruno Santini, Kevin Thompson.  Costume Design by Nino…

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The Bourne Identity (2002)

DOUG LIMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Germany/Czech Republic, 2002.  Universal Pictures, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Hypnotic, Kalima Productions GmbH & Co. KG, Stillking Films.  Screenplay by Tony Gilroy, W. Blake Herron, based on the novel by Robert Ludlum.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by Patrick Crowley, Richard N. Gladstein, Doug Liman.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Dan Weil.  Costume Design by…

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Margaret (2011)

KENNETH LONERGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2011.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Gilbert Films, Mirage Enterprises, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Kenneth Lonergan.  Cinematography by Ryszard Lenczewski.  Produced by Gary Gilbert, Sydney Pollack, Scott Rudin.  Music by Nico Muhly.  Production Design by Dan Leigh.  Costume Design by Melissa Toth.  Film Editing by Mike Fay, Anne McCabe.  National Society of Film Critics…

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