Everything Is Copy (2015)

JACOB BERNSTEIN, NICK HOOKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 2015.  HBO Documentary Films, Home Box Office, Loveless.  Screenplay by Jacob Bernstein.  Cinematography by Bradford Young.  Produced by Carly Hugo, Matthew Parker.  Music by Joel Goodman.  Film Editing by Bob Eisenhardt.   Nora Ephron died in 2012 at the age of 71 of leukemia, and the shocking news of her death was…

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Primary Colors (1998)

MIKE NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  France/United Kingdom/Germany/USA/Japan, 1998.   Award Entertainment, British Broadcasting Corporation, Icarus Productions, Marubeni, Mutual Film Company, Tele Munchen Fernseh Produktionsgesellschaft, Toho-Towa, UGC PH, Universal Pictures.   Screenplay by Elaine May, based on the novel by Joe Klein.   Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.   Produced by Mike Nichols.   Music by Ry Cooder.   Production Design…

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The Birdcage (1996)

MIKE NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1996.   United Artists.   Screenplay by Elaine May, based on the screenplay by Francis Veber, Edouard Molinaro, Marcello Danon, Jean Poiret, from the play La Cage Aux Folles by Jean Poiret.   Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.   Produced by Mike Nichols.   Music by Stephen Sondheim.   Production Design by Bo Welch.   Costume…

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Wolf (1994)

MIKE NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1994.   Columbia Pictures Corporation.   Screenplay by Jim Harrison, Wesley Strick.   Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.   Produced by Douglas Wick.   Music by Ennio Morricone.   Production Design by Jim Dultz, Bo Welch.   Costume Design by Ann Roth.   Film Editing by Sam O’Steen.    Jack Nicholson is on a dark, winding…

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Regarding Henry (1991)

MIKE NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1991.   Paramount Pictures.   Screenplay by J.J. Abrams.   Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.   Produced by Mike Nichols, Scott Rudin.   Music by Hans Zimmer.   Production Design by Tony Walton.   Costume Design by Ann Roth.   Film Editing by Sam O’Steen.    Recreating the charm of Frank Capra classics is attempted in…

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Working Girl (1988)

MIKE NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1988.   Twentieth Century Fox.   Screenplay by Kevin Wade.   Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.   Produced by Douglas Wick.   Music by Rob Mounsey.   Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein.   Costume Design by Ann Roth.   Film Editing by Sam O’Steen.   Academy Awards 1988.   Boston Film Critics Awards 1988.   Golden Globe Awards 1988.   New…

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Heartburn (1986)

MIKE NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1986.   Paramount Pictures.   Screenplay by Nora Ephron, based on her novel.   Cinematography by Nestor Almendros.   Produced by Robert Greenhut, Mike Nichols.   Music by Carly Simon.   Production Design by Tony Walton.   Costume Design by Ann Roth.   Film Editing by Sam O’Steen.    A mesmerizing performance by Meryl Streep…

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Silkwood (1983)

MIKE NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1983.   ABC Motion Pictures.   Screenplay by Nora Ephron, Alice Arlen.   Cinematography by Miroslav Ondricek.   Produced by Michael Hausman, Mike Nichols.   Music by Georges Delerue.   Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein.   Costume Design by Ann Roth.   Film Editing by Sam O’Steen.   Academy Awards 1983.   Golden Globe Awards 1983.   New…

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The Day Of The Dolphin (1973)

MIKE NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1973.   AVCO Embassy Pictures.   Screenplay by Buck Henry, based on the novel Un Animal Doue de Raison by Robert Merle.   Cinematography by William A. Fraker.   Produced by Robert E. Relyea.   Music by Georges Delerue.   Production Design by Richard Sylbert.   Costume Design by Anthea Sylbert.   Film Editing by Sam…

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Carnal Knowledge (1971)

MIKE NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1971.   Embassy Pictures.   Screenplay by Jules Feiffer.   Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.   Produced by Mike Nichols.   Production Design by Richard Sylbert.   Costume Design by Anthea Sylbert.   Film Editing by Sam O’Steen.   Academy Awards 1971.   Golden Globe Awards 1971.    New York Film Critics Awards 1971 The male sexual…

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The Graduate (1967)

MIKE NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1967.   Lawrence Turman.   Screenplay by Calder Willingham, Buck Henry, based on the novel by Charles Webb.   Cinematography by Robert Surtees.   Produced by Lawrence Turman.   Music by Paul Simon, Dave Grusin.   Production Design by Richard Sylbert.   Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt.   Film Editing by Sam O’Steen.   Academy Awards 1967.   Golden Globe…

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Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

MIKE NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1966.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Ernest Lehman, based on the play by Edward Albee.  Cinematography by Haskell Wexler.  Produced by Ernest Lehman.  Music by Alex North.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Irene Sharaff.  Film Editing by Sam O’Steen.  Academy Awards 1966.  Golden Globe Awards 1966.  New York Film Critics Awards 1966.   Elizabeth Taylor and…

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