500 Days Of Summer (2009)

MARC WEBB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2009.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Watermark, Dune Entertainment III.  Screenplay by Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber.  Cinematography by Eric Steelberg.  Produced by Mason Novick, Jessica Tuchinsky, Mark Waters, Steven J. Wolfe.  Music by Mychael Danna, Rob Simonsen.  Production Design by Laura Fox.  Costume Design by Hope Hanafin.  Film Editing by Alan Edward Bell.   Joseph Gordon-Levitt is thoroughly smitten…

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Mean Girls (2004)

MARK WATERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Canada, 2004.  Paramount Pictures, M.G. Films, Broadway Video.  Screenplay by Tina Fey, based on the book Queen Bees And Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman.  Cinematography by Daryn Okada.  Produced by Lorne Michaels.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Cary White.  Costume Design by Mary Jane Fort.  Film Editing by Wendy Greene Bricmont.   A fresh-faced sixteen year-old girl (Lindsay…

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Freaky Friday (2003)

MARK WATERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2003.  Casual Friday Productions, Gunn Films, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Heather Hach, Leslie Dixon, based on the novel by Mary Rodgers.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by Andrew Gunn.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Cary White.  Costume Design by Genevieve Tyrrell.  Film Editing by Bruce Green.   Surprisingly terrific adaptation of the comedy that originally…

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Head Over Heels (2001)

MARK WATERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2001.  Universal Pictures, Robert Simonds Productions.  Story by John J. Strauss, Ed Decter, David Kidd, Ron Burch, Screenplay by Ron Burch, David Kidd.  Cinematography by Mark Plummer.  Produced by Robert Simonds.  Music by Randy Edelman, Steve Porcaro.  Production Design by Perry Andelin Blake, Byron King.  Costume Design by Sheila White.  Film Editing by Cara Silverman.   Billed more as…

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The House Of Yes (1997)

MARK WATERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1997.  Bandeira Entertainment, Spelling Films.  Screenplay by Mark Waters, based on the play by Wendy MacLeod.  Cinematography by Michael Spiller.  Produced by Beau Flynn,Stefan Simchowitz.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Patrick Sherman.  Costume Design by Edi Giguere.  Film Editing by Pamela Martin.   Strange black comedy that can never decide if it wants to be a…

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