Magic Mike XXL (2015)

GREGORY JACOBS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2015.  Warner Bros., Iron Horse Entertainment. Screenplay by Reid Carolin, based on his characters.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Reid Carolin, Gregory Jacobs, Channing Tatum, Nick Wechsler.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Christopher Peterson.  Film Editing by Steven Soderbergh.  We were so happy when the affable Mike managed to…

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Under The Skin (2013)

JONATHAN GLAZER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 2013.  Film4, British Film Institute, Silver Reel, Creative Scotland, Sigma Films, FilmNation Entertainment, Nick Wechsler Productions, JW Films, Canal+, Scottish Screen, UK Film Council.  Screenplay by Walter Campbell, Jonathan Glazer, based on the novel by Michel Faber.  Cinematography by Daniel Landin.  Produced by Nick Wechsler, James Wilson.  Music by Mica Levi.  Production…

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The New Age (1994)

MICHAEL TOLKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1994.  Alcor Films, Ixtlan, New Regency Pictures, Wechsler Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Tolkin.  Cinematography by John J. Campbell.  Produced by Keith Addis, Nick Wechsler.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh.  Production Design by Robin Standefer.  Costume Design by Richard Shissler.  Film Editing by Suzanne Fenn.   Disappointing comedy that reunites Peter Weller and Judy Davis, who previously performed…

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The Rapture (1991)

MICHAEL TOLKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1991.  New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Michael Tolkin.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.  Produced by Karen Koch, Nancy Tenenbaum, Nick Wechsler.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Robin Standefer.  Costume Design by Giovanna Ottobre-Melton.  Film Editing by Suzanne Fenn.   Mimi Rogers plays a swinging single telephone operator who has grown weary of going out with her male…

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Last Night (2010)

MASSY TADJEDIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA/France, 2010.  Gaumont, Nick Wechsler Productions, Star Entertainment, Westbourne Films.  Screenplay by Massy Tadjedin.  Cinematography by Peter Deming.  Produced by Sidonie Dumas, Massy Tadjedin, Nick Wechsler.  Music by Clint Mansell.  Production Design by Tim Grimes.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse.   Well, who wouldn’t want to sit through the troubled love story of…

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The Final Cut (2004)

OMAR NAIM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Canada/Germany, 2004.  Lions Gate Entertainment, Cinerenta Medienbeteiligungs KG, Industry Entertainment, Cinetheta.  Screenplay by Omar Naim.  Cinematography by Tak Fujimoto.  Produced by Nick Wechsler.  Music by Brian Tyler.  Production Design by James Chinlund.  Costume Design by Monique Prudhomme.  Film Editing by Dede Allen, Robert Brakey.   Embarrassing film that could only have attracted its big name stars with…

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The Road (2009)

JOHN HILLCOAT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 2009.  Dimension Films, 2929 Productions, Nick Wechsler Productions, Chockstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Joe Penhall, based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy.Cinematography by Javier Aguirresarobe.  Produced by Paula Mae Schwartz, Steve Schwartz, Nick Wechsler.  Music by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis.  Production Design by Chris Kennedy.  Costume Design by Margot Wilson.  Film Editing by…

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Quills (2000)

PHILIP KAUFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA/Germany/United Kingdom, 2000.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Industry Entertainment, Walrus & Associates, Hollywood Partners.  Screenplay by Doug Wright, based on his play.  Cinematography by Rogier Stoffers.  Produced by Julia Chasman, Peter Kaufman, Nick Wechsler.  Music by Stephen Warbeck.  Production Design by Martin Childs.  Costume Design by Jacqueline West.  Film Editing by Peter Boyle.   Excellent drama about the Marquis de…

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Reservation Road (2007)

TERRY GEORGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Germany, 2007.  Focus Features, Random House Films, Reservation Road, Miracle Pictures, Nick Wechsler Productions, Volume One.  Screenplay by John Burnham Schwartz, Terry George, based on the novel by John Burnham Schwartz.  Cinematography by John Lindley.  Produced by A. Kitman Ho, Nick Wechsler.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Ford Wheeler.  Costume Design by Catherine George.  Film Editing…

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Magic Mike (2012)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2012.  Iron Horse Entertainment, Extension 765, St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission.  Screenplay by Reid Carolin.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Reid Carolin, Gregory Jacobs, Channing Tatum, Nick Wechsler.  Music by Frankie Pine.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Christopher Peterson.  Film Editing by Steven Soderbergh.   Channing Tatum plays a member of a…

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Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

GUS VAN SANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1989.  Avenue Pictures.  Screenplay by Gus Van Sant, Daniel Yost, based on the novel by James Fogle.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman. Produced by Karen Murphy, Nick Wechsler.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by David Brisbin.  Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor.  Film Editing by Mary Bauer, Curtiss Clayton.   Drug addicts are…

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North Country (2005)

NIKI CARO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2005.  Warner Bros., Industry Entertainment, Participant Media, Nick Wechsler Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Seitzman, based on the book Class Action: The Story Of Lois Jensen and the Landmark Case That Changed Sexual Harassment Law by Clara Bingham, Laura Leedy.  Cinematography by Chris Menges.  Produced by Nick Wechsler.  Music by Gustavo Santaolalla.  Production Design…

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