Bombshell (2019)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Canada, 2019.  Annapurna Pictures, Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, Denver and Delilah Productions, Lighthouse Management & Media, Lionsgate.  Screenplay by Charles Randolph.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by A.J. Dix, Aaron L. Gilbert, Robert Graf, Michelle Graham, Beth Kono, Charles Randolph, Margaret Riley, Jay Roach, Charlize…

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Green Book (2018)

PETER FARRELLY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA, 2018.  Participant Media, DreamWorks, Amblin Partners, Innisfree Pictures, Wessler Entertainment.  Screenplay by Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly.  Cinematography by Sean Porter.  Produced by Jim Burke, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Charles B. Wessler.  Music by Kris Bowers.  Production Design by Tim Galvin.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing by Patrick…

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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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Bruce Almighty (2003)

TOM SHADYAC Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2003.  Spyglass Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Shady Acres Entertainment, Pit Bull Productions.  Story by Steve Koren, Mark O’Keefe, Screenplay by Steve Koren, Mark O’Keefe, Steve Oedekerk.  Cinematography by Dean Semler.  Produced by Michael Bostick, James D. Brubaker, Jim Carrey, Steve Koren, Mark O’Keefe, Tom Shadyac.  Music by John Debney.  Production Design by Linda DeScenna.  Costume Design by…

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The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2013.  Red Granite Pictures, Appian Way, Sikelia Productions, EMJAG Productions.  Screenplay by Terence Winter, based on the book by Jordan Belfort.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Riza Aziz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joey McFarland, Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff.  Production Design by Bob Shaw.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Thelma Schoonmaker.  Academy Awards 2013. …

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The Campaign (2012)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.5.  USA, 2012.  Warner Bros., Gary Sanchez Productions, Everyman Pictures, Location Gourmet, Reel Chefs Catering.  Story by Adam McKay, Chris Henchy, Shawn Harwell, Screenplay by Chris Henchy, Shawn Harwell.  Cinematography by Jim Denault.  Produced by Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Adam McKay, Jay Roach.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Daniel Orlandi.  Film…

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Horrible Bosses (2011)

SETH GORDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  New Line Cinema, Rat Entertainment.  Screenplay by Michael Markowitz, John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein.  Cinematography by David Hennings.  Produced by Brett Ratner, Jay Stern.  Music by Christopher Lennertz.  Production Design by Shepherd Frankel.  Costume Design by Carol Ramsey.  Film Editing by Peter Teschner.   Combine The Hangover with 9 To 5 and you have this…

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Be Kind Rewind (2008)

MICHEL GONDRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2008.  New Line Cinema, Partizan Films, Partizan, Focus Features.  Screenplay by Michel Gondry.  Cinematography by Ellen Kuras.  Produced by Georges Bermann, Julie Fong, Michel Gondry.  Music by Jean-Michel Bernard.  Production Design by Dan Leigh.  Costume Design by Rahel Afiley, Kishu Chand.  Film Editing by Jeff Buchanan.  In this unholy mess of a film, Mos Def manages a…

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Bewitched (2005)

NORA EPHRON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2005.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Red Wagon Entertainment.  Screenplay by Nora Ephron, Delia Ephron, based on the television series by Sol Saks.  Cinematography by John Lindley.  Produced by Nora Ephron, Lucy Fisher, Penny Marshall, Douglas Wick.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Neil Spisak.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Tia Nolan.   Surprisingly charming comedy…

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Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)

MIKE NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2007.  Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Participant Media, Playtone, MP Munich Pape Filmproductions, Good Time Charlie Productions.  Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, based on the book by George Crile.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Victor Kempster.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by…

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Blood Work (2002)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2002.  Malpaso Productions, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Brian Helgeland, based on the novel by Michael Connelly.  Cinematography by Tom Stern.  Produced by Clint Eastwood.  Music by Lennie Niehaus.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Deborah Hopper.  Film Editing by Joel Cox.   Middling psychological thriller isn’t among Clint Eastwood‘s best pulse-pounders (no pun…

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