Fifty Shades Darker (2017)

JAMES FOLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA/China, 2017.  Perfect World Pictures (Beijing), Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Niall Leonard, based on the novel by E.L. James.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, E.L. James, Marcus Viscidi.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Nelson Coates.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film Editing by Richard Francis-Bruce. You didn’t think…

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The Nice Guys (2016)

SHANE BLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2016.  Misty Mountains, Bloom, Lipsync Productions, Nice Guys, Silver Pictures, Waypoint Entertainment.  Screenplay by Shane Black, Anthony Bagarozzi.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Joel Silver.  Music by David Buckley, John Ottman.  Production Design by Richard Bridgland.  Costume Design by Kym Barrett.  Film Editing by Joel Negron.  Las Vegas Film Critics Awards 2016.   A…

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The Door In The Floor (2004)

TOD WILLIAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2004.  Focus Features, This Is That Productions, Revere Pictures, Good Machine.  Screenplay by Tod Williams, based on the novel A Widow For One Year by John Irving. Cinematography by Terry Stacey.  Produced by Anne Carey, Michael Corrente, Ted Hope.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by Therese DePrez.  Costume Design by Eric Daman.  Film Editing by…

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Bless The Child (2000)

CHUCK RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   USA/Germany, 2000.  Paramount Pictures, Icon Entertainment International, Munich Film Partners & Company, BTC Productions.  Screenplay by Thomas Rickman, Clifford Green, Ellen Green, based on the novel by Cathy Cash Spellman.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by Mace Neufeld.  Music by Christopher Young.  Production Design by Carol Spier.  Costume Design by Denise Cronenberg.  Film Editing by Alan Heim. Kim Basinger gives…

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Grudge Match (2013)

PETER SEGAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2013.  Callahan Filmworks, Gerber Pictures, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Warner Bros..  Story by Tim Kelleher, Screenplay by Tim Kelleher, Rodney Rothman.  Cinematography by Dean Semler.  Produced by Michael Ewing, Bill Gerber, Mark Steven Johnson, Ravi D. Mehta, Peter Segal.  Music by Trevor Rabin.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Mary E. Vogt.  Film Editing by William Kerr.  …

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The Marrying Man (1991)

JERRY REES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 1991.  Hollywood Pictures, Permut Presentations, Silver Screen Partners IV.  Screenplay by Neil Simon.  Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin. Produced by David Permut.  Music by David Newman.  Production Design by William F. Matthews.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Michael Jablow, Michael R. Miller, Michael Tronick.  A 1940s playboy (Alec Baldwin) is all set to…

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The Real McCoy (1993)

RUSSELL MULCAHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1993.  Bregman/Baer Productions, Capella International, Connexion Film Productions.  Screenplay by William Davies, William Osborne, based on elements of the novel Bellman and True by Desmond Lowden.  Cinematography by Denis Crossan.  Produced by Martin Bregman, Michael Bregman, Willi Bar.  Music by Brad Fiedel.  Production Design by Kim Colefax.  Costume Design by Donna O’Neal.  Film Editing by Peter Honess.  …

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Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Alternate title:  9 1/2 Weeks USA, 1986.  Producers Sales Organization, Jonesfilm, Galactic Films, Triple Ajaxxx.  Screenplay by Sarah Kernochan, Zalman King, Patricia Louisianna Knop, based on the novel by Elizabeth McNeill.  Cinematography by Peter Biziou.  Produced by Mark Damon, Sidney Kimmel, Zalman King, Antony Rufus-Isaacs.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Ken Davis.  Costume…

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Never Say Never Again (1983)

IRVIN KERSHNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA/West Germany, 1983.   TaliaFilm II Productions, Woodcote, Producers Sales Organization.   Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr., based on an original story by Kevin McClory, Jack Whittingham, Ian Fleming.   Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.   Produced by Jack Schwartzman.   Music by Michel Legrand.   Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes, Philip Harrison. …

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Final Analysis (1992)

PHIL JOANOU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1992.  Warner Bros., Witt/Thomas Productions, Roven-Cavallo Entertainment.  Story by Robert Berger, Wesley Strick, Screenplay by Wesley Strick.  Cinematography by Jordan Cronenweth.  Produced by Paul Junger Witt, Charles Roven, Tony Thomas.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Aude Bronson-Howard.  Film Editing by Thom Noble.   Tepid thriller that goes far…

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The Sentinel (2006)

CLARK JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 2006.  Twentieth Century Fox, Regency Enterprises, Epsilon Motion Pictures, Furthur Films, New Regency Pictures, Dune Entertainment, Major Studio Partners, Sentinel Productions.  Screenplay by George Nolfi, based on the novel by Gerald Petievich.  Cinematography by Gabriel Beristain.  Produced by Michael Douglas, Marcy Drogin, Arnon Milchan.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Andrew McAlpine.  Costume…

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8 Mile (2002)

CURTIS HANSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Germany, 2002.  Imagine Entertainment, Mikona Productions GmbH & Co. KG.  Screenplay by Scott Silver.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Brian Grazer, Curtis Hanson, Jimmy Iovine.  Music by Carol Fenelon.  Production Design by Philip Messina.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Craig Kitson, Jay Rabinowitz.  Academy Awards 2002.  European Film Awards 2002.  Golden Globe Awards 2002. …

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