Trouble In Mind (1985)

ALAN RUDOLPH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1985. Pfeiffer/Blocker Production, Embassy Home Entertainment. Screenplay by Alan Rudolph. Cinematography by Toyomichi Kurita. Produced by David Blocker, Carolyn Pfeiffer. Music by Mark Isham. Production Design by Steven Legler. Costume Design by Tracy Tynan. Film Editing by Tom Walls. Alan Rudolph plays freely with genre in…

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Honest Thief (2020)

MARK WILLIAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5): B USA, 2020. Argonaut Entertainment Partners, Dreadnought Films, Honest Thief Productions, Ingenious Media, J Cubed Film Finance, Samuel Marshall Productions, Sculptor Media, Solution Entertainment Group, Sprockefeller Pictures, Zero Gravity Management. Story and Screenplay by Steve Allrich, Mark Williams. Cinematography by Shelly Johnson. Produced by Craig Chapman, Tai Duncan, Jonah Loop, Myles…

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Judas And the Black Messiah (2021)

SHAKA KING Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 2021. Bron Studios, Bron Creative, MACRO, Participant, Proximity. Story by Will Berson, Shaka King, Kenneth Lucas, Keith Lucas, Screenplay by Will Berson, Shaka King. Cinematography by Sean Bobbitt. Produced by Charles D. King, Ryan Coogler, Shaka King. Music by Craig Harris, Mark Isham. Production Design by…

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The Mechanic (2011)

SIMON WEST Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 2011. CBS Films, Millennium Films, Chartoff-Winkler Productions, Nu Image Entertainment GmbH, Scared Productions. Story by Lewis John Carlino, Screenplay by Richard Wenk, Lewis John Carlino. Cinematography by Eric Schmidt. Produced by Rene Besson, William Chartoff, David Winkler. Music by Mark Isham. Production Design by Richard Lassalle….

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Beyond The Lights (2014)

GINA PRINCE-BYTHEWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2014.  Black Entertainment Television, Homegrown Pictures, Relativity Media, Studio 11 Films, Undisputed Cinema.  Screenplay by Gina Prince-Bythewood.  Cinematography by Tami Reiker.  Produced by Stephanie Allain, Reggie Rock Bythewood, Ryan Kavanaugh, Amar’e Stoudemire, Sharon Tomlinson.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Cecilia Montiel, Hannah Purdy Foggin. …

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Warrior (2011)

GAVIN O’CONNOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2011.  Lionsgate, Mimran Schur Pictures, Solaris, Filmtribe.  Story by Gavin O’Connor, Cliff Dorfman, Screenplay by Gavin O’Connor, Anthony Tambakis, Cliff Dorfman. Cinematography by Masanobu Takayanagi.  Produced by Gavin O’Connor, Greg O’Connor.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Dan Leigh.  Costume Design by Abigail Murray.  Film Editing by Sean Albertson, Matt Cheese, John Gilroy,…

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Life As A House (2001)

IRWIN WINKLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2001.  Winkler Films.  Screenplay by Mark Andrus.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by J. Dennis Washington.  Costume Design by Molly Maginnis.  Film Editing by Julie Monroe.   Respectable ensemble drama centering around a dying man (Kevin Kline) who decides to finally tear down his dilapidated house after…

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The Net (1995)

IRWIN WINKLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1995.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by John D. Brancato, Michael Ferris.  Cinematography by Jack N. Green.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by J. Dennis Washington.  Costume Design by Linda M. Bass.  Film Editing by Richard Halsey.   Sandra Bullock is a computer hacker who accidentally stumbles upon sensitive information related to information…

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Men Of Honor (2000)

GEORGE TILLMAN JR. Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2000.  Fox 2000 Pictures, State Street Pictures.  Screenplay Scott Marshall Smith.  Cinematography by Anthony B. Richmond. Produced by Bill Badalato, Robert Teitel.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Leslie Dilley.  Costume Design by Salvador Perez Jr..  Film Editing by John Carter, Dirk Westervelt.   Exceptionally well-made movie about Carl Brashear, the very first…

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At First Sight (1999)

IRWIN WINKLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Steve Levitt, based on the story To See And Not See by Oliver Sacks.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by John Dunn.  Film Editing by Julie Monroe.   Intense drama about Mira Sorvino meeting blind massage therapist Val Kilmer at…

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Of Mice And Men (1992)

GARY SINISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1992.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Horton Foote, based on the novel by John Steinbeck.  Cinematography by Kenneth MacMillan. Produced by Gary Sinise.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film Editing by Robert L. Sinise.   Faithful, literate adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel is passionately adapted to the screen by…

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Moonlight Mile (2002)

BRAD SILBERLING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2002.  Touchstone Pictures, Hyde Park Entertainment, Reveal Entertainment, Gran Via, Punch Productions.  Screenplay by Brad Silberling.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Mark Johnson, Brad Silberling.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Missy Stewart.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Lisa Zeno Churgin.   After a middle-aged couple (Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon) lose…

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