She’s Funny That Way (2014)

PETER BOGDANOVICH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA/Germany, 2014. Lagniappe Films, Red Granite International, Venture Forth, Three Point Capital, Holly Wiersma Productions. Screenplay by Peter Bogdanovich, Louise Stratten. Cinematography by Yaron Orbach. Produced by George Drakoulias, Logan Levy, Louise Stratten, Holly Wiersma. Music by Edward Shearmur. Production Design by Jane Musky. Costume Design by…

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The French Dispatch (2021)

WES ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: The French Dispatch of The Liberty Kansas Evening Sun USA/Germany, 2021. American Empirical Pictures, Indian Paintbrush, Studio Babelsberg. Story by Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Hugo Guinness, Jason Schwartzman, Screenplay by Wes Anderson. Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman. Produced by Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales….

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Wonder (2017)

STEPHEN CHBOSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA/Hong Kong, 2017.  Lionsgate, Mandeville Films, Participant Media, Walden Media.  Screenplay by Stephen Chbosky, Steve Conrad, Jack Thorne, based on the novel by R.J. Palacio.  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced by David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by Kalina Ivanov.  Costume Design by Monique Prudhomme.  Film Editing by Mark Livolsi.   A little…

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Inherent Vice (2014)

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2014.  Ghoulardi Film Company, Warner Bros., IAC Films, RatPac-Dune Entertainment.  Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson, based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon.  inematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Paul Thomas Anderson, Daniel Lupi, JoAnne Sellar.  Music by Jonny Greenwood.  Production Design by David Crank.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Leslie Jones.   Thomas Pynchon’s…

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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

WES ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/Germany, 2014.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Indian Paintbrush, Studio Babelsberg, American Empirical Pictures, TSG Entertainment, Scott Rudin Productions.  Story by Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness, Screenplay by Wes Anderson, inspired by the works of Stefan Zweig.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales, Scott Rudin.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by…

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Permanent Midnight (1998)

DAVID VELOZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1998.  JD Productions.  Screenplay by David Veloz, based on the book by Jerry Stahl.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Jane Hamsher, Don Murphy.  Music by Daniel Licht.  Production Design by Jerry Fleming.  Costume Design by Lori Eskowitz-Carter, Louise Mingenbach.  Film Editing by Cara Silverman, Steven Weisberg.   Forgettable recount of the turbulent battle with heroin addiction…

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I Spy (2002)

BETTY THOMAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2002.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Tall Trees Productions, C-2 Pictures, Sheldon Leonard Productions.  Story by Marianne Wibberley, Cormac Wibberley, Screenplay by Marianne Wibberley, Cormac Wibberley, Jay Scherick, David Ronn, based on characters created by Morton S. Fine, David Friedkin.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by Mario Kassar, Betty Thomas, Jenno Topping.  Music by Richard…

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Zoolander (2001)

BEN STILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Australia/Germany, 2001.  Paramount Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, VH1 Television, NPV Entertainment, Scott Rudin Productions, Red Hour Films, MFP Munich Film Partners GmbH & Company I. Produktions KG, Red Hour Productions, Tenth Planet Productions. Story by Drake Sather, Ben Stiller, Screenplay by Drake Sather, Ben Stiller, John Hamburg, based on…

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You, Me And Dupree (2006)

ANTHONY RUSSO, JOE RUSSO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2006.  Universal Pictures, Kaplan / Perrone Entertainment, MMCB Film Produktion 2004.  Screenplay by Michael LeSieur.  Cinematography by Charles Minsky.  Produced by Mary Parent, Scott Stuber, Owen Wilson.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Barry Robison.  Costume Design by Karen Patch.  Film Editing by Peter B. Ellis, Debra Neil-Fisher.   ‘Loveable fuckup’ Dupree…

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Breakfast Of Champions (1999)

ALAN RUDOLPH Bil’s rating (out of 5):    B.5.  USA, 1999.  Flying Heart Films, Hollywood Pictures, Rain City, Rational Packaging Company, Sugar Creek Productions, Summit Entertainment.  Screenplay by Alan Rudolph, based on the book by Kurt Vonnegut Jr..  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by David Blocker, David Willis.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Nina Ruscio.  Costume Design by Rudy Dillon.  Film Editing by Suzy…

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Meet The Fockers (2004)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2004.  Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Tribeca Productions, Everyman Pictures.  Story and Screenplay by Jim Herzfeld, Marc Hyman, based on characters created by Greg Glienna, Mary Ruth Clarke.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Robert De Niro, Jay Roach, Jane Rosenthal.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Rusty Smith.  Costume Design by Carol Ramsey.  Film Editing by…

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Meet The Parents (2000)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2000.  Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Nancy Tenenbaum Films, Tribeca Productions.  Story by Greg Glienna, Mary Ruth Clarke, Screenplay by Jim Herzfeld, John Hamburg, based on a 1992 screenplay by Greg Glienna, Mary Ruth Clarke.  Cinematography by Peter James.  Produced by Robert De Niro, Jay Roach, Jane Rosenthal, Nancy Tenenbaum.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design…

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