The English Teacher (2013)

CRAIG ZISK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2013.  Artina Films, Mirabelle Pictures Productions, Mirabelle Pictures, Procinvest Sas.  Screenplay by Dan Chariton, Stacy Chariton.  Cinematography by Vanja Cernjul.  Produced by Naomi Despres, Ben LeClair, Robert Salerno.  Music by Rob Simonsen.  Production Design by Michael Shaw.  Costume Design by Emma Potter.  Film Editing by Myron I. Kerstein. Julianne Moore lives an ideal existence as an English…

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Mirror Mirror (2012)

TARSEM SINGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Canada, 2012.  Relativity Media, Yucaipa Films, Goldmann Pictures, Rat Entertainment, Misha Films, Misher Films.  Story by Melisa Wallack, Screenplay by Marc Klein, Jason Keller.  Cinematography by Brendan Galvin.  Produced by Bernie Goldmann, Ryan Kavanaugh, Brett Ratner.  Music by Alan Menken.  Production Design by Tom Foden.  Costume Design by Eiko Ishioka.  Film Editing by Robert Duffy, Nick Moore.  …

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At First Sight (1999)

IRWIN WINKLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Steve Levitt, based on the story To See And Not See by Oliver Sacks.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by John Dunn.  Film Editing by Julie Monroe.   Intense drama about Mira Sorvino meeting blind massage therapist Val Kilmer at…

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The Producers (2005)

SUSAN STROMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2005.  Universal Pictures, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Brooksfilms.  Screenplay by Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan, based on the stage play book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the stage play lyrics by Mel Brooks, from a 1968 screenplay by Mel Brooks.  Cinematography by John Bailey, Charles Minsky.  Produced by Mel Brooks, Jonathan Sanger.  Music by Glen…

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Joe Versus The Volcano (1990)

JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1990.  Warner Bros., Amblin Entertainment.  Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Teri Schwartz.  Music by Georges Delerue, Peter Gordon.  Production Design by Bo Welch.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood, Robert Chase, Sue Moore.  Film Editing by Richard Halsey, Kenneth Wannberg.   Oscar-winning screenwriter John Patrick Shanley (Moonstruck) makes an…

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Trixie (2000)

ALAN RUDOLPH Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB.  USA, 2000.  Pandora Cinema, Sandcastle 5 Productions, Sony Pictures Classics.  Story by Alan Rudolph, John Binder, Screenplay by Alan Rudolph.  Cinematography by Jan Kiesser.  Produced by Robert Altman.  Music by Mark Isham, Roger Neill.  Production Design by Linda Del Rosario, Richard Paris.  Costume Design by Monique Prudhomme.  Film Editing by John Helde, Michael Ruscio.   Dull, uneventful…

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Austin Powers In Goldmember (2002)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2002.  New Line Cinema, Gratitude International, Team Todd, Moving Pictures, Eric’s Boy.  Screenplay by Mike Myers, Michael McCullers, based on characters created by Mike Myers.  Cinematography by Peter Deming.  Produced by Eric McLeod, Demi Moore, Mike Myers, Jennifer Todd, John S. Lyons, Suzanne Todd.  Music by George S. Clinton.  Production Design by Rusty…

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Nicholas Nickleby (2002)

DOUGLAS McGRATH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2002.  United Artists Film Corporation, Hart-Sharp Entertainment, Potboiler Productions.  Screenplay by Douglas McGrath, based on the novel by Charles Dickens.  Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Simon Channing Williams, John Hart, Jeffrey Sharp.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Eve Stewart.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Lesley Walker.   After the…

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Stuart Little (1999)

ROB MINKOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Germany/USA, 1999.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Franklin/Waterman Productions, Global Medien KG.  Screenplay by M. Night Shyamalan, Greg Brooker, based on the book by E.B. White.  Cinematography by Guillermo Navarro.  Produced by Douglas Wick.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Bill Brzeski.  Costume Design by Joseph A. Porro.  Film Editing by Tom Finan.   What could be more…

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Stuart Little 2 (2002)

ROB MINKOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2002.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Franklin/Waterman Productions, Red Wagon Entertainment.  Story by Douglas Wick, Bruce Joel Rubin, Screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin, based on characters from the book Stuart Little by E.B. White.  Cinematography by Steven Poster.  Produced by Lucy Fisher, Douglas Wick.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Bill Brzeski.  Costume Design by…

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Frankie And Johnny (1991)

GARRY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1991.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Terrence McNally, based on his play Frankie and Johnny in the Claire De Lune.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Garry Marshall.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Albert Brenner.  Costume Design by Rosanna Norton.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Cambas, Battle Davis.   This enjoyable drama is based on…

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Get Bruce (1999)

ANDREW J. KUEHN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1999.  AJK.  Cinematography by Jose Louis Mignone.  Produced by Andrew J. Kuehn.  Music by Michael Feinstein.  Film Editing by William Flicker, Maureen Nolan.   Fun documentary that chronicles the career of one of the most successful comedy writers in show business today, Bruce Vilanch. After an auspicious debut as a writer…

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