The Birth Of A Nation (2016)

NATE PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA/Canada, 2016.  Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, Follow Through Productions, Hit 55 Ventures, Infinity United Entertainment, Juniper Productions, Mandalay Pictures, Novofam Productions, Oster Media, Phantom Four, Point Made Films, Tiny Giant Entertainment.  Story by Nate Parker, Jean McGianni Celestin, Screenplay by Nate Parker.  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by Jason…

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Along Came A Spider (2001)

LEE TAMAHORI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Germany/Canada, 2001.  Paramount Pictures, David Brown Productions, Phase 1 Productions, Revelations Entertainment, Munich Film Partners & Company.  Screenplay by Marc Moss, based on the novel by James Patterson.  Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti.  Produced by David Brown, Joe Wizan.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Ida Random.  Costume Design by Sanja Milkovic Hays.  Film Editing by Neil…

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Kindergarten Cop (1990)

IVAN REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1990.  Imagine Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Story by Murray Salem, Screenplay by Murray Salem, Herschel Weingrod, Timothy Harris.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by Brian Grazer, Ivan Reitman.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Bruno Rubeo.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Wendy Greene Bricmont, Sheldon Kahn.   Arnold Schwarzenegger makes a successful transition to full-fledged comedy…

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The Gun In Betty Lou’s Handbag (1992)

ALLAN MOYLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1992.  In The Bag Productions, Interscope Communications, Nomura Babcock & Brown, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Grace Cary Bickley.  Cinematography by Charles Minsky.  Produced by Scott Kroopf.  Music by Richard Gibbs.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Lisa Jensen.  Film Editing by Janice Hampton, Erica Huggins.   Silly little comedy that begins with a mostly…

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The Shadow (1994)

RUSSELL MULCAHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1994.  Universal Pictures, Bregman/Baer Productions.  Screenplay by David Koepp, based on the character from stories by Walter B. Gibson.  Cinematography by Stephen H. Burum.  Produced by Martin Bregman, Michael Bregman, Willi Bar.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Joseph C. Nemec III.  Costume Design by Bob Ringwood.  Film Editing by Beth Jochem Besterveld, Peter Honess.   Alec…

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Awakenings (1990)

PENNY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1990.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Parkes/Lasker productions.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Oliver Sacks. Cinematography by Miroslav Ondricek.  Produced by Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Anton Furst.  Costume Design by Cynthia Flynt.  Film Editing by Battle Davis, Gerald B. Greenberg.   Dr. Oliver Sacks’ autobiographical…

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Along For The Ride (2000)

JOHN KAYE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB Alternate title:  Forever Lulu Germany/USA, 2000.  Cinelulu Internationale Filmproduktiongesellshaft mbH and Co. 1 Beteilegung KG, Cinerenta Medienbeteiligungs KG, Green Moon Productions, Loving Lulu Productions Inc..  Screenplay by John Kaye.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by Boaz Davidson, Abra Edelman, Diane Isaacs, John Thompson.  Music by Serge Colbert.  Production Design by Stephen J. Lineweaver.  Costume Design by Elsa Zamparelli.  Film…

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The Relic (1997)

PETER HYAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA/United Kingdom/Germany/Japan/New Zealand, 1997.  British Broadcasting Corporation, Cloud Nine Entertainment, Marubeni, Mutual Film Company, Pacific Western, Paramount Pictures, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Tele Munchen Fernseh Produktionsgesellschaft, Toho-Towa, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Amy Holden Jones, John Raffo, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, based on the novel Relic by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child.  Cinematography by…

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The Artist (2011)

MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   France/Belgium, 2011.  Studio 37, La Petite Reine, La Classe Américaine, JD Prod, France 3 Cinema, Jouror Productions, uFilm, Canal+, CineCinema, France Télévision, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Federal de Belgique.  Screenplay by Michel Hazanavicius.  Cinematography by Guillaume Schiffman.  Produced by Thomas Langmann.  Music by Ludovic Bource.  Production Design by Laurence Bennett.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film…

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Adventures In Babysitting (1987)

CHRIS COLUMBUS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1987.  Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners III.  Screenplay by David Simkins.  Cinematography by Ric Waite.  Produced by Debra Hill, Lynda Obst.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Todd Hallowell.  Costume Design by Judith R. Gellman.  Film Editing by Fredric Steinkamp, William Steinkamp. Elisabeth Shue is adorable as a young woman whose boyfriend cancels…

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Chaplin (1992)

RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA/France/Italy, 1992.  Carolco Pictures, Japan Satellite Broadcasting, Canal+, RCS Video.  Story by Diana Hawkins, Screenplay by William Boyd, Bryan Forbes, William Goldman, based on the books Chaplin His Life And Art by David Robinson, and My Autobiography by Charles Chaplin.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Richard Attenborough, Mario Kassar.  Music by…

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