Promising Young Woman (2020)

EMERALD FENNELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom/USA, 2020. FilmNation Entertainment, Focus Features, LuckyChap Entertainment. Screenplay by Emerald Fennell. Cinematography by Benjamin Kracun. Produced by Tom Ackerley, Ben Browning, Emerald Fennell, Ashley Fox, Josey McNamara, Margot Robbie. Music by Anthony Willis. Production Design by Michael Perry. Costume Design by Nancy Steiner. Film Editing…

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Private Life (2018)

TAMARA JENKINS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.    USA, 2018.  Likely Story, Netflix.  Screenplay by Tamara Jenkins.  Cinematography by Christos Voudouris.  Produced by Stefanie Azpiazu, Anthony Bregman, Tamara Jenkins.  Production Design by Ford Wheeler.  Costume Design by Leah Katznelson.  Film Editing by Brian A. Kates. Tamara Jenkins returns to filmmaking eleven years after her masterful The Savages, directing Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti as a…

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Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

GENNDY TARTAKOVSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2015.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, LStar Capital, Sony Pictures Animation, Media Rights Capital, Sony Pictures Digital, Sony Pictures Imageworks.  Screenplay by Robert Smigel, Adam Sandler, based on characters created by Todd Durham.  Produced by Michelle Murdocca.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh. Production Design by Michael Kurinsky.  Film Editing by Catherine Apple.   In this hilarious…

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Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)

GENNDY TARTAKOVSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2018.  Columbia Pictures, Media Rights Capital, Sony Pictures Animation.  Screenplay by Michael McCullers, Genndy Tartakovsky, based on characters created by Todd Durham.  Produced by Michelle Murdocca.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh, Tiësto.  Production Design by Scott Wills.  Film Editing by Joyce Arrastia. With his daughter’s happiness well secured by her marriage in the previous…

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The Little Hours (2017)

JEFF BAENA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   Canada/USA, 2017.  Bow and Arrow Entertainment, Concourse Media, Destro Films, Dublab Media, Exhibit, Foton Pictures, Productivity Media, StarStream Media.  Screenplay by Jeff Baena.  Cinematography by Quyen Tran.  Produced by Liz Destro, Aubrey Plaza.  Music by Dan Romer.  Production Design by Susie Mancini.  Costume Design by Natalie O’Brien.  Film Editing by Ryan Brown. A 14th century convent…

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Other People (2016)

CHRIS KELLY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2016.  Park Pictures, Gettin’ Rad Productions.  Screenplay by Chris Kelly.  Cinematography by Brian Burgoyne.  Produced by Sam Bisbee, Adam Scott, Naomi Scott.  Music by Julian Wass.  Production Design by Tracy Dishman.  Costume Design by Kerry Hennessy.  Film Editing by Patrick Colman.   Aspiring television writer Jesse Plemons has returned home to be with his mother (Molly Shannon) for what…

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Scary Movie 4 (2006)

DAVID ZUCKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2006.  Dimension Films, 415 Project, Brad Grey Pictures, Miramax, Scary Movie 4.  Story by Craig Mazin, Screenplay by Craig Mazin, Jim Abrahams, Pat Proft, based on characters created by Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Buddy Johnson, Phil Beauman, Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer.  Cinematography by Thomas E. Ackerman.  Produced by Craig Mazin, Robert K. Weiss.  Music…

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Year Of The Dog (2007)

MIKE WHITE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2007.  Black & White Productions, Plan B Entertainment, Rip Cord Productions.  Screenplay by Mike White.  Cinematography by Tim Orr.  Produced by Dede Gardner, Ben LeClair, Mike White.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Daniel Bradford.  Costume Design by Nancy Steiner.  Film Editing by Dody Dorn.  Molly Shannon loses her beloved beagle to an accidental poisoning and is…

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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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Hotel Transylvania (2012)

GENNDY TARTAKOVSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB. USA, 2012.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Sony Pictures Animation.  Story by Todd Durham, Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Screenplay by Peter Baynham, Robert Smigel.  Produced by Michelle Murdocca.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh.  Production Design by Marcelo Vignali.  Film Editing by Catherine Apple.   Even a famous vampire can’t help but turn into a softy when a cute…

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Evan Almighty (2007)

TOM SHADYAC Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2007.  Universal Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Relativity Media, Shady Acres Entertainment, Original Film.  Story by Steve Oedekerk, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow, Screenplay by Steve Koren, Mark O’Keefe, based on characters created by Steve Koren, Mark O’Keefe.  Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Michael Bostick, Neal H. Moritz, Tom Shadyac.  Music…

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Analyze This (1999)

HAROLD RAMIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.    USA/Australia, 1999.  Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Baltimore Pictures, Spring Creek Productions, Face Productions, Tribeca Productions.  Story by Kenneth Lonergan, Peter Tolan, Screenplay by Peter Tolan, Harold Ramis, Kenneth Lonergan.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Jane Rosenthal, Paula Weinstein.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Aude Bronson-Howard.  Film Editing by…

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