Nurse Betty (2000)

NEIL LaBUTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Germany/USA, 2000.  Gramercy Pictures, Pacifica Film, Propaganda Films, ab’-strakt pictures, IMF Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. 3. Produktions KG.  Story by John C. Richards, Screenplay by John C. Richards, James Flamberg.  Cinematography by Jean-Yves Escoffier.  Produced by Steve Golin, Gail Mutrux.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Charles William Breen.  Costume Design by Lynette Meyer.  Film…

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The Shape Of Things (2003)

NEIL LaBUTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/France/United Kingdom, 2003.  Mepris Films, Pretty Pictures, StudioCanal, USA Films, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Neil LaBute, based on his play.  Cinematography by James L. Carter.  Produced by Neil LaBute, Andrew Lipson, Gail Mutrux, Philip Steuer, Rachel Weisz.  Music by Elvis Costello.  Production Design by Christopher H. Lawrence, Lynette Meyer.  Costume Design by Lynette Meyer.  Film Editing…

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The Wicker Man (2006)

NEIL LaBUTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.5.  USA/Germany/Canada, 2006.  Warner Bros., Alcon Entertainment, Millennium Films, Redbus Pictures, Saturn Films, Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films, Equity Pictures Medienfonds GmbH & Co. KG III, Nu Image Entertainment GmbH, Brightlight Pictures.  Screenplay by Neil LaBute, based on the screenplay by Anthony Shaffer.  Cinematography by Paul Sarossy.  Produced by Nicolas Cage, Boaz Davidson, Randall Emmett, Norman Golightly, Avi…

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The Kings Of Summer

B (out of 5) It’s rare to see a cast of such high quality and a script with such promise being undone by such inept direction, but an uncomfortable combination of tones makes a mystery of this terrible film.  Two boys fed up with being bossed around by their, in one case, emotionally distant father…

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