Vice (2018)

ADAM McKAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA, 2018.  Annapurna Pictures, Gary Sanchez Productions, Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by Adam McKay.  Cinematography by Greig Fraser.  Produced by Megan Ellison, Will Ferrell, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay, Kevin J. Messick, Brad Pitt.  Music by Nicholas Britell.  Production Design by Patrice Vermette.  Costume Design by Susan Matheson.  Film Editing by Hank Corwin. …

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Molly’s Game (2017)

AARON SORKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   China/USA, 2017.  STX Entertainment, Huayi Brothers Pictures, The Mark Gordon Company, Pascal Pictures, Entertainment One.  Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, based on the book by Molly Bloom.  Cinematography by Charlotte Bruus Christensen.  Produced by Mark Gordon, Matt Jackson, Amy Pascal.  Music by Daniel Pemberton.  Production Design by David Wasco.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Alan Baumgarten, Elliot Graham,…

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Vamps (2012)

AMY HECKERLING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2012.  Lucky Monkey Pictures, Red Hour Films, Alvernia Production, Parlay Films, Electric Shadow USA, Alvernia Studios, Vamps.  Screenplay by Amy Heckerling.  Cinematography by Tim Suhrstedt.  Produced by Maria Teresa Arida, Adam Brightman, Stuart Cornfeld, Molly Hassell, Lauren Versel.  Music by David Kitay.  Production Design by Dan Leigh.  Costume Design by Mona May.  Film Editing…

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Ask The Dust (2006)

ROBERT TOWNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 2006.  Paramount Pictures, Cruise/Wagner Productions, Ascendant Pictures, Capitol Films, VIP 3 Medienfonds.  Screenplay by Robert Towne, based on the novel by John Fante.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.  Produced by Tom Cruise, Don Granger, Jonas McCord, Paula Wagner.  Music by Ramin Djawadi, Heitor Pereira.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Robert…

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Nobody Walks (2012)

RY RUSSO-YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB. USA, 2012.  Super Crispy Entertainment.  Screenplay by Lena Dunham, Ry Russo-Young.  Cinematography by Christopher Blauvelt.  Produced by Jonathan Schwartz, Andrea Sperling, Alicia Van Couvering, Sarah Obermeier Kraatz.  Music by Will Bates, Fall On Your Sword.  Production Design by Mando Lopez.  Costume Design by Kim Wilcox.  Film Editing by John W. Walter.  An aspiring artist (Olivia Thirlby) has…

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Operation Homecoming: Writing The Wartime Experience (2007)

RICHARD ROBBINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2007.  The Documentary Group.  Screenplay by Colby Buzzell, Edward Parker Gyokeres, Sangjoon Han, Ed Hrivnak, Jack Lewis, John McCary, Denis Prior, Michael Strobl, Brian Turner.  Cinematography by Jason Ellson.  Produced by Richard Robbins.  Music by Ben Decter.  Production Design by Regina O’Brien.  Costume Design by Jeannine West.  Film Editing by Gillian McCarthy.   The power of literature to…

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Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997)

JOE MANTELLO Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1997.  Krost/Chapin Productions.  Screenplay by Terrence McNally, based on his play.  Cinematography by Alik Sakharov.  Produced by Doug Chapin, Barry Krost.  Music by Harold Wheeler.  Production Design by Francois Seguin.  Costume Design by Jess Goldstein.  Film Editing by Colleen Sharp.   Cardboard adaptation of Terence McNally’s play about a group of gay men who gather…

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