Ad Astra (2019)

JAMES GRAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  China/USA, 2019.  New Regency Pictures, Bona Film Group, Keep Your Head, MadRiver Pictures, Plan B Entertainment, RT Features, Regency Enterprises, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by James Gray, Ethan Gross.  Cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema.  Produced by Dede Gardner, James Gray, Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Arnon Milchan, Yariv…

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Okja (2017)

JOON-HO BONG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   South Korea/USA, 2017.  Kate Street Picture Company, Lewis Pictures, Plan B Entertainment.  Story by Joon-ho Bong, Screenplay by Joon-ho Bong, Jon Ronson.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Joon-ho Bong, Dooho Choi, Dede Gardner, Lewis Taewan Kim, Jeremy Kleiner, Ted Sarandos, Woo-sik Seo.  Music by Jaeil Jung.  Production Design by Ha-jun Lee, Kevin Thompson.  Costume Design by Se-yeon Choi, Catherine…

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The Girl On The Train (2016)

TATE TAYLOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  Amblin Partners, DreamWorks, Marc Platt Productions, Reliance Entertainment.  Screenplay by Erin Cressida Wilson, based on the novel by Paula Hawkins.  Cinematography by Charlotte Bruus Christensen.  Produced by Jared LeBoff, Marc Platt.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson.  Costume Design by Michelle Matland, Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Andrew Buckland,…

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Trainwreck (2015)

JUDD APATOW Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2015.  Universal Pictures, Apatow Productions, Dentsu, Fuji Television Network.  Screenplay by Amy Schumer.  Cinematography by Jody Lee Lipes.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel.  Music by Jon Brion.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson.  Costume Design by Jessica Albertson, Leesa Evans.  Film Editing by William Kerr, Peck Prior, Paul Zucker.  Golden Globe Awards 2015.  Las Vegas Film…

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Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) (2014)

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2014.  New Regency Pictures, M Productions, Le Grisbi Productions, TSG Entertainment, Worldview Entertainment.  Screenplay by Alejandro Gonzalez-Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, James W. Skotchdopole.  Music by Antonio Sanchez.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Douglas…

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Igby Goes Down (2002)

BURR STEERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2002.  United Artists, Atlantic Streamline, Crossroads Films, Helkon Media. Screenplay by Burr Steers.  Cinematography by Wedigo von Schultzendorff. Produced by Lisa Tornell, Marco Weber.  Music by Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson. Costume Design by Sarah Edwards.  Film Editing by William M. Anderson, Padraic McKinley.  Golden Globe Awards 2002.  Independent Spirit Awards 2002.  Las…

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Young Adult (2011)

JASON REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Paramount Pictures, Denver and Delilah Productions, Indian Paintbrush, Mandate Pictures, Mr. Mudd, Right of Way Films. Screenplay by Diablo Cody.  Cinematography by Eric Steelberg.  Produced by Diablo Cody, Lianne Halfon, Mason Novick, Russell Smith.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson.  Costume Design by David C. Robinson.  Film Editing by…

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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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Party Girl (1995)

DAISY VON SCHERLER-MAYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1995.  Party Productions.  Story by Harry Birckmayer, Sheila Gaffney, Daisy von Scherler Mayer, Screenplay by Harry Birckmayer, Daisy von Scherler Mayer.  Cinematography by Michael Slovis.  Produced by Harry Birckmayer, Stephanie Koules.  Music by Anton Sanko.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson.  Costume Design by Michael Clancy.  Film Editing by Cara Silverman.   Parker Posey…

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Did You Hear About The Morgans? (2009)

MARC LAWRENCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2009.  Columbia Pictures, Relativity Media, Castle Rock Entertainment, Banter.  Screenplay by Marc Lawrence.  Cinematography by Florian Ballhaus.  Produced by Liz Glotzer, Martin Shafer.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson.  Costume Design by Christopher Peterson.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse.   Once a successful, high-profile couple, lawyer Paul (Hugh Grant) and real-estate agent…

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Weird Science (1985)

JOHN HUGHES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1985.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by John Hughes.  Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti.  Produced by Joel Silver.  Music by Ira Newborn.  Production Design by John W. Corso.  Costume Design by Marilyn Vance.  Film Editing by Chris Lebenzon, Scott K. Wallace, Mark Warner.   Two teenage geeks (Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith) grow tired of being the butt of…

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Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi (1983)

RICHARD MARQUAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB. USA, 1983.  Lucasfilm.  Story by George Lucas, Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas.  Cinematography by Alan Hume.  Produced by Howard G. Kazanjian.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Norman Reynolds.  Costume Design by Aggie Guerard Rodgers, Nilo Rodis-Jamero.  Film Editing by Sean Barton, Duwayne Dunham, Marcia Lucas.   The weakest of the first three Star Wars…

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