The Sixth Sense (1999)

M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1999.  Hollywood Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Barry Mendel Productions.  Screenplay by M. Night Shyamalan.  Cinematography by Tak Fujimoto.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Barry Mendel.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Larry Fulton.  Costume Design by Joanna Johnston.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein.  Surprisingly creepy thriller about a young boy…

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The Grudge (2004)

TAKASHI SHIMIZU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Japan/Germany, 2004.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Ghost House Pictures.  Screenplay by Stephen Susco, based on the film Ju-On: The Grudge by Takashi Shimizu.  Cinematography by Hideo Yamamoto.  Produced by Takashige Ichise, Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert.  Music by Christopher Young.  Production Design by Iwao Saito.  Costume Design by Shawn Holly Cookson, Miyuki Taniguchi.  Film Editing by Jeff Betancourt.   An…

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The Stepford Wives (2004)

FRANK OZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2004.  Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, Scott Rudin Productions, De Line Pictures.  Screenplay by Paul Rudnick, based on the book by Ira Levin.  Cinematography by Rob Hahn.  Produced by Donald De Line, Gabriel Grunfeld, Scott Rudin, Edgar J. Scherick.    Music by David Arnold.    Production Design by Jackson De Govia.    Costume Design by…

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Something’s Gotta Give (2003)

NANCY MEYERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2003.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Warner Bros., Waverly Films.  Screenplay by Nancy Meyers.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Bruce A. Block.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Suzanne McCabe.  Film Editing by Joe Hutshing.   Jack Nicholson is vacationing with much younger girlfriend Amanda Peet at her Hamptons home when he collapses…

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Girl, Interrupted (1999)

JAMES MANGOLD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Germany/USA, 1999.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Red Wagon Entertainment, Global Entertainment Productions GmbH & Company Medien KG.  Screenplay by James Mangold, Lisa Loomer, Anna Hamilton Phelan, based on the book by Susanna Kaysen.  Cinematography by Jack N. Green.  Produced by Cathy Konrad, Douglas Wick.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Richard Hoover.  Costume Design by Arianne…

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American Gangster (2007)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB. USA, 2007.  Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Relativity Media, Scott Free Productions, WR Universal Group.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the article The Return Of Superfly by Mark Jacobson.  Cinematography by Harris Savides.  Produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott.  Music by Marc Streitenfeld.  Production Design by Arthur Max.  Costume Design by Janty Yates.  Film Editing by Pietro…

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Fever Pitch (2005)

BOBBY FARRELLY, PETER FARRELLY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA/Germany, 2005.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Flower Films, Wildgaze Films, Alan Greenspan Productions, Mars Media Beteiligungs.  Screenplay by Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, based on the novel by Nick Hornby.  Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti.  Produced by Drew Barrymore, Alan Greenspan, Nancy Juvonen, Gil Netter, Amanda Posey, Bradley Thomas.  Music by…

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Anything Else (2003)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA/France/United Kingdom, 2003.  DreamWorks, Gravier Productions, Canal+, Granada Film Productions, Perdido Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Letty Aronson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Regina Graves.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.   Woody Allen has hit an all-time career low with this absolutely despicable comedy. Jason Biggs stars as…

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