I Walk Alone (1947)

BYRON HASKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1947.  Hal Wallis Productions.  Screenplay by Charles Schnee, adaptation by Robert Smith, John Bright, based on the play by Theodore Reeves.  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Franz Bachelin, Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Edith Head. …

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The Ox-Bow Incident (1942)

WILLIAM A. WELLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1942.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Lamar Trotti, based on the novel by Walter Van Tilburg Clark.  Cinematography by Arthur C. Miller.  Produced by Lamar Trotti.  Music by Cyril J. Mockbridge.  Production Design by James Basevi, Richard Day.  Costume Design by Earl Luick.  Film Editing…

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Blossoms In The Dust (1941)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1941.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Ralph Wheelwright, Screenplay by Anita Loos.  Cinematography by Karl Freund, W. Howard Greene.  Produced by Irving Asher, Mervyn LeRoy.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Adrian.  Film Editing by George Boemler.   A Wisconsin girl is swept off her feet by a tall Texan who takes her…

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The Rewrite (2014)

MARC LAWRENCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Resnick Interactive Development.  Screenplay by Marc Lawrence.  Cinematography by Jonathan Brown.  Produced by Liz Glotzer.  Music by Clyde Lawrence.  Production Design by Ola Maslik.  Costume Design by Gary Jones.  Film Editing by Ken Eluto. Hugh Grant plays an Oscar winning screenwriter whose career has seen better days; he hasn’t had a…

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The Out-Of-Towners (1999)

SAM WEISMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Cherry Alley Productions, Cort/Madden Productions, Paramount Pictures, Robert Evans Company, The Cort/Madden Company.  Screenplay by Marc Lawrence, based on the screenplay by Neil Simon.  Cinematography by John Bailey.  Produced by Robert W. Cort, Robert Evans, David Madden, Teri Schwartz.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by…

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Miss Congeniality (2000)

DONALD PETRIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Australia, 2000.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Fortis Films.  Screenplay by Marc Lawrence, Katie Ford, Caryn Lucas.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Sandra Bullock.    Music by Ed Shearmur.    Production Design by Peter S. Larkin.   Costume Design by Susie DeSanto.  Film Editing by Billy Weber.   Sandra Bullock makes a decent…

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Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (2005)

JOHN PASQUIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Australia, 2005.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Village Roadshow Pictures, Fortis Films.  Screenplay by Marc Lawrence, based on characters created by Marc Lawrence, Katie Ford, Caryn Lucas.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by Sandra Bullock, Marc Lawrence.  Music by John Van Tongeren. Production Design by Maher Ahmad.  Costume Design by Deena Appel.  Film Editing by Garth Craven.   Three…

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Music And Lyrics (2007)

MARC LAWRENCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2007.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Village Roadshow Pictures, Reserve Room, Flower Films.  Screenplay by Marc Lawrence.  Cinematography by Xavier Perez Grobet.  Produced by Liz Glotzer, Martin Shafer.  Music by Adam Schlesinger.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse. Marc Lawrence has made a fictional romantic-comedy that explores…

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Two Weeks Notice (2002)

MARC LAWRENCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Australia, 2002.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Fortis Films.  Screenplay by Marc Lawrence.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs. Produced by Sandra Bullock.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Peter S. Larkin.  Costume Design by Gary Jones.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse.   Star power overcomes a weak and choppy screenplay in this middling…

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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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End Of Days (1999)

PETER HYAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 1999.  Beacon Communications, Beacon Pictures, Lucifilms.  Screenplay by Andrew W. Marlowe.  Cinematography by Peter Hyams.  Produced by Armyan Bernstein, Bill Borden.  Music by John Debney.  Production Design by Richard Holland.  Costume Design by Bobbie Mannix.  Film Editing by Jeff Gullo, Steven Kemper. Lord, deliver us from evil studio executives who think the devil is an…

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Marathon Man (1976)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1976.  Paramount Pictures, Robert Evans Company.  Screenplay by William Goldman, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by Sidney Beckerman, Robert Evans.  Music by Michael Small.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Robert De Mora, Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.   John Schlesinger’s thriller about paranoia and fear is a great…

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