Cookie (1989)

SUSAN SEIDELMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1989.  Lorimar Film Entertainment.  Screenplay by Nora Ephron, Alice Arlen.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Laurence Mark.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Michael D. Haller.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein. Emily Lloyd plays a funky, rebellious teenager whose…

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The Greatest Showman (2017)

MICHAEL GRACEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   USA, 2017.  Chernin Entertainment, TSG Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Screenplay by Jenny Bicks, Bill Condon.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Laurence Mark, Jenno Topping.  Music by John Debney, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Joseph Trapanese.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Tom Cross, Robert Duffy, Joe Hutshing, Michael…

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Everything Is Copy (2015)

JACOB BERNSTEIN, NICK HOOKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 2015.  HBO Documentary Films, Home Box Office, Loveless.  Screenplay by Jacob Bernstein.  Cinematography by Bradford Young.  Produced by Carly Hugo, Matthew Parker.  Music by Joel Goodman.  Film Editing by Bob Eisenhardt.   Nora Ephron died in 2012 at the age of 71 of leukemia, and the shocking news of her death was…

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Last Holiday (2006)

WAYNE WANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2006.  Last Holiday Productions, Paramount Pictures, ImageMovers, Laurence Mark Productions, The Paperback Company Films, Stillking Films.  Screenplay by Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman, based on a screenplay by J.B. Priestley.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Simpson.  Produced by Laurence Mark, Jack Rapke.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by William Arnold.  Costume Design by Daniel Orlandi.  Film Editing by…

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Anywhere But Here (1999)

WAYNE WANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1999.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Alvin Sargent, based on the book by Mona Simpson.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Laurence Mark.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Donald Graham Burt.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing by Nicholas C. Smith.   The presence of at least one happy scene would have…

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Deep Rising (1998)

STEPHEN SOMMERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1998.  Calimari Productions, Cinergi Pictures Entertainment, Hollywood Pictures.  Screenplay by Stephen Sommers.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by John Baldecchi, Laurence Mark.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Holger Gross.  Costume Design by Joseph A. Porro.  Film Editing by Bob Ducsay, John Wright.   Lame sea adventure that should have remained at the bottom of the…

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I, Robot (2004)

ALEX PROYAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2004.  Twentieth Century Fox, Mediastream Vierte Film GmbH & Co. Vermarktungs KG, Davis Entertainment, Laurence Mark Productions, Overbrook Entertainment, Canlaws Productions.  Story by Jeff Vintar, Screenplay by Jeff Vintar, Akiva Goldsman, suggested by the book by Isaac Asimov.  Cinematography by Simon Duggan.  Produced by Michael Lee Baron, John Davis, Topher Dow,…

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Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion (1997)

DAVID MIRKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1997.   Touchstone Pictures, Bungalow 78 Productions.   Screenplay by Robin Schiff, based on her play The Ladies Room.   Cinematography by Reynaldo Villalobos.   Produced by Laurence Mark.   Music by Steve Bartek, James Newton Howard.   Production Design by Mayne Berke.   Costume Design by Mona May.   Film Editing by David Finfer. …

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Riding In Cars With Boys (2001)

PENNY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2001.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Gracie Films, Parkway Productions.  Screenplay by Morgan Ward, based on the book by Beverly D’Onofrio.  Cinematography by Miroslav Ondricek.  Produced by Julie Ansell, James L. Brooks, Sara Colleton, Laurence Mark,Richard Sakai.  Music by Heitor Pereira, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Bill Groom.  Costume Design by Cynthia Flynt.  Film Editing by Lawrence…

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Hanging Up (2000)

DIANE KEATON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Germany, 2000.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Global Entertainment Productions GmbH & Company Medien KG, Laurence Mark Productions, Nora Ephron Productions.  Screenplay by Delia Ephron, Nora Ephron, based on the book by Delia Ephron.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by Nora Ephron, Laurence Mark.  Music by David Hirschfelder.  Production Design by Waldemark Kalinowski.  Costume Design by Bobbie Read.  Film…

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Simon Birch (1998)

MARK STEVEN JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1998.  Hollywood Pictures, Caravan Pictures.  Screenplay by Mark Steven Johnson, based on the novel by John Irving.  Cinematography by Aaron Schneider.  Produced by Roger Birnbaum, Laurence Mark.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by David Chapman.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann, Abram Waterhouse.  Film Editing by David Finfer.   Sweet adolescent tearjerker about a young…

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The Object Of My Affection (1998)

NICHOLAS HYTNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Wendy Wasserstein, based on the novel by Stephen McCauley.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Laurence Mark.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by John Dunn.  Film Editing by Tariq Anwar.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies. There’s a feeling of hanging around on a warm,…

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