The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021)

MICHAEL SHOWALTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Canada/USA, 2021. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Freckle Films, MWM Studios, Searchlight Pictures, Semi-Formal Productions. Screenplay by Abe Sylvia, based on the documentary by Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato. Cinematography by Mike Gioulakis. Produced by Kelly Carmichael, Jessica Chastain, Gigi Pritzker, Rachel Shane. Music by Theodore Shapiro. Production Design by…

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They Came Together (2014)

DAVID WAIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): B USA, 2014. Lionsgate. Screenplay by Michael Showalter, David Wain. Cinematography by Tom Houghton. Produced by Michael Showalter. Music by Matt Novack, Craig Wedren. Production Design by Mark White. Costume Design by Dana Covarrubias. Film Editing by Jamie Gross. At last, they finally made a movie for people…

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The Big Sick (2017)

MICHAEL SHOWALTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   Apatow Productions, FilmNation Entertainment, Story Ink.  USA, 2017.  Screenplay by Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani.  Cinematography by Brian Burgoyne.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel.  Music by Michael Andrews.  Production Design by Brandon Tonner-Connolly.  Costume Design by Sarah Mae Burton.  Film Editing by Robert Nassau.  Academy Awards 2017.  AFI Awards 2017.   Gotham Awards 2017.  Independent Spirit Awards 2017.  Las…

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Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015)

MICHAEL SHOWALTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.   Red Crown Productions, Haven Entertainment, Frame Switch.  USA, 2015.  Screenplay by Laura Terruso, Michael Showalter, based on the short film Doris & The Intern by Laura Terruso.  Cinematography by Brian Burgoyne.  Produced by Daniel Crown, Kevin Mann, Riva Marker, Jordana Mollick, Daniela Taplin Lundberg.  Music by Brian H. Kim.  Production Design by Melanie…

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Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

DAVID WAIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2001.  Eureka Pictures, North Coast Group.  Screenplay by Michael Showalter, David Wain.  Cinematography by Ben Weinstein.  Produced by Howard Bernstein.  Music by Theodore Shapiro, Craig Wedren.  Production Design by Mark White.  Costume Design by Jill Kliber.  Film Editing by Meg Reticker.  Frequently humorous spoof of eighties comedies that takes place on the last day of summer…

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Signs (2002)

M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2002.  Touchstone Pictures, Blinding Edge Pictures, The Kennedy/Marshall Company.  Screenplay by M. Night Shyamalan.  Cinematography by Tak Fujimoto.  Produced by Frank Marshall, Sam Mercer, M. Night Shyamalan.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Larry Fulton.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Barbara Tulliver.  Farmer and former priest Mel Gibson is startled awake…

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Wanderlust (2012)

DAVID WAIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2012.  A Hot Dog, Apatow Productions, Relativity Media.  Screenplay by David Wain, Ken Marino.  Cinematography by Michael Bonvillain.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Ken Marino, Paul Rudd, David Wain.  Music by Craig Wedren.  Production Design by Aaron Osborne.  Costume Design by Debra McGuire.  Film Editing by David Moritz, Robert Nassau.   Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd pour all their…

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Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)

CHARLES HERMAN-WURMFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB. USA, 2001.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Brad Zions Films, Eden Wurmfeld Films, Cineric, Michael Alden Productions.  Screenplay by Heather Juergensen, Jennifer Westfeldt.  Cinematography by Lawrence Sher.  Produced by Eden Wurmfeld, Brad Zions.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by Charlotte Bourke.  Costume Design by Melissa Bruning.  Film Editing by Kristy Jacobs Maslin, Greg Tillman.   Art gallery…

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