27 Missing Kisses (2000)

NANA DZHORDZHADZE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Germany/Georgia/United Kingdom/France, 2000. British Screen Productions, Canal+, Egoli Films, Egoli Tossell Pictures, Eurimages, Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Moco Films, Studio 99 Filmproduktion, Studio Babelsberg Independents, WAVEpictures. Screenplay by Nana Dzhordzhadze, Irakli Kvirikadze. Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael. Produced by Oliver Damian, Jens Meurer. Music by Goran Bregovic. Production Design by Vaja Jalagania, Teimuraz…

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The Trial Of The Chicago 7 (2020)

AARON SORKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA/United Kingdom/India, 2020. Dreamworks Pictures, Amblin Partners, Aperture Media Partners, CAA Media Finance, Cross Creek Pictures, Double Infinity Productions, MadRiver Pictures, Marc Platt Productions, Paramount Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, Rocket Science, ShivHans Pictures. Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin. Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael. Produced by Stuart M. Besser, Marc Platt,…

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Ford v Ferrari (2019)

JAMES MANGOLD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA/France, 2019.  Chernin Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Jason Keller.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Peter Chernin, James Mangold, Jenno Topping.  Music by Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders.  Production Design by Francois Audouy.  Costume Design by Daniel Orlandi.  Film Editing by Andrew…

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The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

GABRIELE MUCCINO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2006.  Columbia Pictures, Relativity Media, Overbrook Entertainment, Escape Artists.  Screenplay by Steve Conrad.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, James Lassiter, Will Smith, Steve Tisch.  Music by Andrea Guerra.  Production Design by J. Michael Riva.  Costume Design by Sharen Davis.  Film Editing…

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Phaedra (1962)

JULES DASSIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France/Greece/USA, 1962.  Joele, Jorilie, Melinafilm.  Story by Margarita Lymberaki, Screenplay by Margarita Lymberaki, Jules Dassin, based on the play Hippolytus by Euripedes.  Cinematography by Jacques Natteau.  Produced by Jules Dassin.  Music by Mikis Theodorakis.  Production Design by Max Douy.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Roger Dwyre.   Jules Dassin followed up his massively…

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The Monuments Men (2014)

GEORGE CLOONEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Germany, 2014.  Columbia Pictures, Fox 2000 Pictures, Smokehouse Pictures, Obelisk Productions, Studio Babelsberg.  Screenplay by George Clooney, Grant Heslov, based on the book by Robert M. Edsel, Bret Witter. Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by George Clooney, Grant Heslov.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by James D. Bissell.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing…

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The Weather Man (2005)

GORE VERBINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2005.  Paramount Pictures, Escape Artists, Kumar Mobiliengesellschaft mbH & Co. Projekt Nr. 2 KG.  Screenplay by Steve Conrad.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch.  Music by James S. Levine, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Tom Duffield.  Costume Design by Penny Rose.  Film Editing by Craig Wood.   Nicolas Cage plays a…

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Phenomenon (1996)

JON TURTELTAUB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1996.  Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Gerald Di Pego.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Barbara Boyle, Michael Taylor.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Garreth Stover.  Costume Design by Betsy Cox.  Film Editing by Bruce Green. John Travolta plays a sweet simpleton living in a rural farming community who goes idiot savant when magical powers begin…

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While You Were Sleeping (1995)

JON TURTELTAUB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1995.  Hollywood Pictures, Caravan Pictures.  Screenplay by Daniel G. Sullivan, Fredric LeBow.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Roger Birnbaum, Joe Roth.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Garreth Stover.  Costume Design by Betsy Cox.  Film Editing by Bruce Green.   Sandra Bullock plays a (yet again) lonely girl who lives with a cat and works the…

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Moonlight Mile (2002)

BRAD SILBERLING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2002.  Touchstone Pictures, Hyde Park Entertainment, Reveal Entertainment, Gran Via, Punch Productions.  Screenplay by Brad Silberling.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Mark Johnson, Brad Silberling.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Missy Stewart.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Lisa Zeno Churgin.   After a middle-aged couple (Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon) lose…

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Patch Adams (1998)

TOM SHADYAC Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1998.  Universal Pictures, Blue Wolf Productions, Farrell/Minoff, Bungalow 78 Productions.  Screenplay by Steve Oedekerk, based on the book Gesundheit: Good Health Is A Laughing Matter by Patch Adams, Maureen Mylander.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Mike Farrell, Barry Kemp, Marvin Minoff, Charles Newirth.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Linda DeScenna.  Costume Design by Judy…

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America’s Sweethearts (2001)

JOE ROTH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 2001.  Revolution Studios, Face Productions, Roth-Arnold Productions.  Screenplay by Billy Crystal, Peter Tolan.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Susan Arnold, Billy Crystal, Donna Roth.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Garreth Stover.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Stephen A. Rotter.   Flat, boring and completely unsympathetic romantic comedy that wastes…

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