Deepwater Horizon (2016)

PETER BERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Hong Kong/USA, 2016.  Summit Entertainment, Participant Media, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Closest to the Hole Productions, Leverage Entertainment, TIK Film.  Screen Story by Matthew Sand, Screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Matthew Sand, based on the article by David Barstow, David Rohde, Stephanie Saul.  Cinematography by Enrique Chediak.  Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Stephen…

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Marshall (2017)

REGINALD HUDLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2017.  Chestnut Ridge Productions, China Wit Media, Starlight Media, Super Hero Films.  Screenplay by Jacob Koskoff, Michael Koskoff.  Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.  Produced by Reginald Hudlin, Jonathan Sanger, Paula Wagner.  Music by Marcus Miller.  Production Design by Richard Hoover.  Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter.  Film Editing by Tom McArdle.   Years before making history…

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The Skeleton Key (2005)

IAIN SOFTLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2005.  Universal Pictures, ShadowCatcher Entertainment, Double Feature Films, Daniel Bobker Productions, Brick Dust Productions LLC, MFPV Film.  Screenplay by Ehren Kruger.  Cinematography by Daniel Mindel.  Produced by Daniel Bobker, Lorenzo P. Lampthwait, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Iain Softley.  Music by Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by John Beard.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by…

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You, Me And Dupree (2006)

ANTHONY RUSSO, JOE RUSSO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2006.  Universal Pictures, Kaplan / Perrone Entertainment, MMCB Film Produktion 2004.  Screenplay by Michael LeSieur.  Cinematography by Charles Minsky.  Produced by Mary Parent, Scott Stuber, Owen Wilson.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Barry Robison.  Costume Design by Karen Patch.  Film Editing by Peter B. Ellis, Debra Neil-Fisher.   ‘Loveable fuckup’ Dupree…

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How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (2003)

DONALD PETRIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Germany, 2003.  Lynda Obst Productions, MMP Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, Moviemakers Productions, Paramount Pictures, Robert Evans Company, W2 Film Production GmbH.  Screenplay by Kristen Buckley, Brian Regan, Burr Steers, based on the book by Michele Alexander, Jeannie Long.  Cinematography by John Bailey.  Produced by Robert Evans, Lynda Obst, Christine Peters.  Music by David Newman.  Production…

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Raising Helen (2004)

GARRY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2004.  Touchstone Pictures, Beacon Pictures, Mandeville Films, High Arc Productions.  Story by Patrick J. Clifton, Beth Rigazio, Screenplay by Jack Amiel, Michael Begler.  Cinematography by Charles Minsky.  Produced by Ashok Amritraj, David Hoberman.  Music by John Debney, Mark Vogel.  Production Design by Steven J. Jordan.  Costume Design by Gary Jones.  Film Editing by Bruce Green, Tara…

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The Four Feathers (2002)

SHEKHAR KAPUR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2002.  Paramount Pictures, Miramax, Jaffilms, Belhaven Limited, Blinding Edge Pictures, Dune Films, Marty Katz Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Schiffer, Hossein Amini, based on the novel by A.E.W. Mason.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Paul Feldsher, Stanley R. Jaffe, Marty Katz, Robert Jaffe.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Allan Cameron.  Costume…

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Nine (2009)

ROB MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA/Italy, 2009.  The Weinstein Company, Relativity Media, Marc Platt Productions, Lucamar Productions, Jac Film and Television, Guido Contini Films.  Screenplay by Michael Tolkin, Anthony Minghella, based on the Broadway musical by Arthur Kopit, Maury Yeston, Mario Fratti.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by John DeLuca, Rob Marshall, Marc Platt, Harvey…

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200 Cigarettes (1999)

RISA BRAMON GARCIA Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBB.  USA, 1999.  Dogstar Films, Lakeshore Entertainment, MTV Films.  Screenplay by Shana Larsen.  Cinematography by Frank Prinzi.  Produced by Betsy Beers, David Gale, Van Toffler.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh, Robert Mothersbaugh.  Production Design by Ina Mayhew.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Lisa Zeno Churgin, Evelyn Purwins.   Charming, breezy movie about a group…

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Desert Blue (1998)

MORGAN J. FREEMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  Ignite Entertainment.  Screenplay by Morgan J. Freeman.  Cinematography by Enrique Chediak.  Produced by Michael Burns, Nadia Leonelli, Andrea Sperling.  Music by Vytas Nagisetty.  Production Design by David Doernberg.  Costume Design by Trish Summerville.  Film Editing by Sabine Hoffman.   A small town in the middle of the desert is quarantined when a local cola…

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Alex & Emma (2003)

ROB REINER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 2003.  Epsilon Motion Pictures, Franchise Pictures, Reiner-Greisman, Escape Artists.  Screenplay by Jeremy Leven.  Cinematography by Gavin Finney.  Produced by Todd Black, Alan Greisman, Jeremy Leven, Rob Reiner, Elie Samaha.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by John Larena.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film Editing by Alan Edward Bell, Robert Leighton.   Popular novelist Alex…

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Almost Famous (2000)

CAMERON CROWE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2000.  Columbia Pictures, DreamWorks, Vinyl Films.  Screenplay by Cameron Crowe.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Ian Bryce, Cameron Crowe.  Music by Nancy Wilson.  Production Design by Clay A. Griffith, Clayton Hartley, Virginia L. Randolph.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing by Joe Hutshing, Saar Klein.   Cameron Crowe pays a wonderful tribute to rock-and-roll of…

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