Christmas Evil (1980)

LEWIS JACKSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  Alternate Title:  You Better Watch Out USA, 1980.  Edward R. Pressman Productions.  Screenplay by Lewis Jackson.  Cinematography by Ricardo Aronovich.  Produced by Pete Kameron, Burt Kleiner.  Music by Don Christensen, Joel Harris, Julia Heyward.  Production Design by Lorenzo Mans.  Costume Design by Deirdre N. Williams.  Film Editing by…

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Short Eyes (1977)

ROBERT M. YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA, 1977.  Screenplay by Miguel Pinero, based on his play. Cinematography by Peter Sova. Produced by Lewis Harris, Robert M. Young. Music by Curtis Mayfield.  Production Design by Joe Babas. Costume Design by Paul Martino. Film Editing by Edward Beyer. Miguel Pineyro’s Tony-nominated play, based on his own experiences behind bars, is adapted…

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Nasty Baby (2015)

SEBASTIAN SILVA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.   USA/Chile, 2015.  Fabula, Funny Balloons, Versatile, Killer Films.  Screenplay by Sebastián Silva.  Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong.  Produced by Charlie Dibe, David Hinojosa, Juan de Dios Larrain, Pablo Larrain, Julia Oh.  Music by Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans.  Production Design by Naomi Munro.  Costume Design by Mark Grattan.  Film Editing by Sofia Subercaseaux.  Podcasts:  Bad Gay Movies Sebastian…

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)

KIRK JONES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA/Canada, 2016.  Gold Circle Films, HBO Films, Playtone, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Nia Vardalos.  Cinematography by Jim Denault.  Produced by Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson.  Music y Christopher Lennertz.  Production Design by Gregory P. Keen.  Costume Design by Gersha Phillips.  Film Editing by Mark Czyzewski. It’s been thirteen years since a charming, independently produced comedy about…

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Noah (2014)

DARREN ARONOFSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2014.  Paramount Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Protozoa Pictures, Disruption Entertainment, FortyFour Studios.  Screenplay by Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel.  Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.  Produced by Darren Aronofsky, Scott Franklin, Arnon Milchan, Mary Parent.  Music by Clint Mansell.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Michael Wilkinson.  Film Editing by Andrew Weisblum.  Golden Globe Awards 2014.   The Bible gets the Dark Knight…

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Glory (1989)

EDWARD ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1989.  TriStar Pictures, Freddie Fields Productions.  Screenplay by Kevin Jarre, based on the letters of Robert Gould Shaw, the book Lay This Laurel by Lincoln Kirstein and the book One Gallant Rush by Peter Burchard.  Cinematography by Freddie Francis.  Produced by Freddie Fields.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Norman Garwood.  Costume Design by Francine Jamison-Tanchuck.  Film…

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Defiance (2008)

EDWARD ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2008.  Paramount Vantage, Grosvenor Park Productions, The Bedford Falls Company, Defiance Productions.  Screenplay by Clayton Frohman, Edward Zwick, based on the book Defiance: The Bielski Partisans by Nechama Tec.  Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by Pieter Jan Brugge, Edward Zwick.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Dan Weil.  Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.  Film…

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Hard Ball (2001)

BRIAN ROBBINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2001.  Paramount Pictures, Fireworks Pictures, Nides/McCormick Productions, Tollin/Robbins Productions, GHS Productions KG, Munich Film Partners & Company.  Screenplay by John Gatins, based on the book Hardball: A Season In The Projects by Daniel Coyle.  Cinematography by Tom Richmond. Produced by Tina Nides, Brian Robbins, Michael Tollin.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design…

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The Pallbearer (1996)

MATT REEVES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1996.  Miramax, The Chess Club.  Screenplay by Jason Katims, Matt Reeves.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by J.J. Abrams, Paul Webster.  Music by Stewart Copeland.  Production Design by Robin Standefer.  Costume Design by Donna Zakowska.  Film Editing by Stan Salfas. David Schwimmer plays a lazy dope who finds out from surprise visitor Barbara Hershey that his best…

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Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)

KELLY MAKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1999.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Simian Films.  Screenplay by Adam Scheinman, Robert Kuhn.  Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin.  Produced by Elizabeth Hurley, Charles Mulvehill.  Music by Basil Poledouris.  Production Design by Gregory P. Keen.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by David Freeman.   Hugh Grant‘s charm and some extremely hilarious moments…

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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

TOM SHADYAC Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1994.  Morgan Creek Entertainment Group.  Story by Jack Bernstein, Screenplay by Jack Bernstein, Tom Shadyac, Jim Carrey.  Cinematography by Julio Macat.  Produced by James G. Robinson.  Music by Ira Newborn.  Production Design by William A. Elliott.  Costume Design by Bobbie Read.  Film Editing by Don Zimmerman.   The film that made Jim Carrey a superstar is a…

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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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