Chronic (2015)

MICHEL FRANCO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Mexico/France, 2015.  Lucia Films, Stromboli Films, Televisa Cine, Trebol Stone, Vamonos Films, Videocine.  Screenplay by Michel Franco.  Cinematography by Yves Cape.  Produced by Michel Franco, Gina Kwon, Gabriel Ripstein, Moises Zonana.  Production Design by Matt Luem.  Costume Design by Diaz.  Film Editing by Julio Perez IV.  Cannes Film Festival Awards 2015.  Independent Spirit Awards 2016. Tim…

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The Witches Of Eastwick (1987)

GEORGE MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1987.  Warner Bros., The Guber-Peters Company, Kennedy Miller Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Cristofer, based on the novel by John Updike.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Neil Canton, Peter Guber, Jon Peters.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Polly Platt.  Costume Design by Aggie Guerard Rodgers.  Film Editing by Hubert de La Bouillerie, Richard Francis-Bruce.  …

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Falling In Love (1984)

ULU GROSBARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1984.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Michael Cristofer.  Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky.  Produced by Marvin Worth.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Richard Bruno.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.   You never would have believed that a film combining the talents of Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro would be so boring, but…

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Breaking Up (1997)

ROBERT GREENWALD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1997.  Greenlight Productions, New Regency Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Michael Cristofer, based on his play.  Cinematography by Mauro Fiore.  Produced by Robert Greenwald, George Moffly.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh.  Production Design by Terrence Foster.  Costume Design by Kelly Zitrick.  Film Editing by Suzanne Hines.   In this two-character drama, an awkwardly matched…

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Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)

JOHN McTIERNAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1995.  Cinergi Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Jonathan Hensleigh, based on characters created by Roderick Thorp.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by John McTiernan, Michael Tadross.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Jackson De Govia.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by John Wright.   Probably the least entertaining…

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The Bonfire Of The Vanities (1990)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1990.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Michael Cristofer, based on the novel by Tom Wolfe.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Brian De Palma, Chris F. Woods.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Bill Pankow, David Ray. Brian DePalma makes a huge mess…

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Original Sin (2001)

MICHAEL CRISTOFER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB. France/USA, 2001.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Hyde Park Entertainment, Via Rosa Productions, DiNovi Pictures, Intermedia Films, UGC International, Epsilon Motion Pictures.  Screenplay by Michael Cristofer, based on the novel Waltz Into Darkness by Cornell Woolrich.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Denise Di Novi, Kate Guinzburg, Carol Lees.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by David J. Bomba.  Costume Design…

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