Uncle Frank (2020)

ALAN BALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2020. Amazon Studios, Miramax Films, Your Face Goes Here Entertainment, Byblos Productions, COTA Films, Parts and Labor. Screenplay by Alan Ball. Cinematography by Khalid Mohtaseb. Produced by Alan Ball, Bill Block, Michael Costigan, Peter Macdissi, Stephanie Meurer, Jay Van Hoy. Music by Nathan Barr. Production Design…

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The Kitchen (2019)

ANDREA BERLOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2019.  Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, DC Vertigo, Michael De Luca Productions, New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Andrea Berloff, based on the comic book series by Ollie Masters, Ming Doyle.  Cinematography by Maryse Alberti.  Produced by Michael De Luca, Marcus Viscidi.  Music by Bryce Dessner. …

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The Boss (2016)

BEN FALCONE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2016.  Gary Sanchez Productions, On the Day, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Ben Falcone, Steve Mallory, Melissa McCarthy.  Cinematography by Julio Macat.  Produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay.  Music by Christopher Lennertz.  Production Design by Rusty Smith.  Costume Design by Wendy Chuck.  Film Editing by Craig Alpert. Melissa McCarthy grew up in a series of foster homes…

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Beautiful Creatures (2013)

RICHARD LaGRAVENESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2013.  Alcon Entertainment, Belle Pictures, Warner Bros. Entertainment.  Screenplay by Richard LaGravenese, based on the novel by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Broderick Johnson, Andrew A. Kosove, Molly Smith, Erwin Stoff, David Valdes.  Music by Thenewno2.  Production Design by Richard Sherman.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing…

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28 Days (2000)

BETTY THOMAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2000.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Tall Trees Productions.  Screenplay by Susannah Grant.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Jenno Topping.  Music by Richard Gibbs.  Production Design by Marcia Hinds.  Costume Design by Ellen Lutter.  Film Editing by Peter Teschner.   Sandra Bullock is great in this enjoyable but odd comedy about a young woman who is sentenced to twenty-eight…

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Win Win (2011)

TOM McCARTHY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2011.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Everest Entertainment, Groundswell Productions, Next Wednesday Productions, Dune Entertainment.  Story by Tom McCarthy, Joe Tiboni, Screenplay by Thomas McCarthy.  Cinematography by Oliver Bokelberg.  Produced by Lisa Maria Falcone, Michael London, Tom McCarthy, Mary Jane Skalski.  Music by Lyle Workman.  Production Design by John Paino.  Costume Design by Melissa Toth.  Film Editing by…

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Lorenzo’s Oil (1992)

GEORGE MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Universal Pictures, Kennedy Miller Productions.  USA, 1992.  Screenplay by George Miller, Nick Enright.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by George Miller, Doug Mitchell.  Music by Christine Woodruff.  Production Design by Kristi Zea.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Marcus D’Arcy, Richard Francis-Bruce.   Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon play two real-life heroes, Augusto and Michaela Odone, two…

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August: Osage County (2013)

JOHN WELLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. USA, 2013.  The Weinstein Company, Jean Doumanian Productions, Smokehouse Pictures, Battle Mountain Films, Yucaipa Films.  Screenplay by Tracy Letts, based on his play.  Cinematography by Adriano Goldman.  Produced by George Clooney, Jean Doumanian, Grant Heslov, Steve Traxler.  Music by Gustavo Santaolalla.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Cindy Evans.  Film Editing by Stephen Mirrione.  The hit…

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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

JAKE KASDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2007.  Apatow Productions, Columbia Pictures Corporation, GH Three, Nominated Films, Relativity Media.  Screenplay by Judd Apatow, Jake Kasdan.  Cinematography by Uta Briesewitz.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Jake Kasdan, Clayton Townsend.  Music by Michael Andrews.  Production Design by Jefferson Sage.  Costume Design by Debra McGuire.  Film Editing by Tara Timpone, Steve Welch.  Golden Globe Awards 2007.  …

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In Dreams (1999)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks.  Screenplay by Neil Jordan, Bruce Robinson, based on the novel Doll’s Eyes by Bari Wood.Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Charles Burke, Stephen Woolley.   Music by Elliot Goldenthal.   Production Design by Nigel Phelps.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Tony Lawson.   Very strange nightmare thriller about a…

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The Savages (2007)

TAMARA JENKINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2007.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Lone Star Film Group, This Is That Productions, Ad Hominem Enterprises, Cooper’s Town Productions, Savage Productions.  Screenplay by Tamara Jenkins.  Cinematography by W. Mott Hupfel III.Produced by Anne Carey, Ted Hope, Eric Westheimer.  Music by Stephen Trask.  Production Design by Jane Ann Stewart.  Costume Design by David C. Robinson.  Film…

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Days Of Thunder (1990)

TONY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1990.  Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Paramount Pictures.  Story by Robert Towne, Tom Cruise, Screenplay by Robert Towne.  Cinematography by Ward Russell.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Don Simpson.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Benjamin Fernandez, Thomas E. Sanders.  Costume Design by Susan Becker.  Film Editing by Robert C. Jones, Chris Lebenzon, Bert Lovitt, Michael Tronick,…

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