Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)

SAM RAIMI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2022. Marvel Studios. Screenplay by Michael Waldron. Cinematography by John Mathieson. Produced by Kevin Feige. Music by Danny Elfman. Production Design by Md Joni Hossain, Charles Wood. Costume Design by Graham Churchyard. Film Editing by Bob Murawski, Tia Nolan. The master conjuror who can spin weapons…

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The Hot Chick (2002)

TOM BRADY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 2002. Touchstone Pictures, Happy Madison Productions. Screenplay by Rob Schneider, Tom Brady. Cinematography by Tim Suhrstedt. Produced by Carr D’Angelo, John Schneider. Music by John Debney. Production Design by Marc Fisichella. Costume Design by Alix Friedberg. Film Editing by Peck Prior. Body swap concept comedy is…

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Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020)

DAVID DOBKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2020.  European Broadcasting Union, Gary Sanchez Productions, Gloria Sanchez Productions, Netflix, Truenorth Productions.  Screenplay by Will Ferrell, Andrew Steele. Cinematography by Danny Cohen. Produced by Jessica Elbaum, Eitan Evan, Will Ferrell, Chris Henchy.  Music by Atli Orvarsson.  Production Design by Paul Inglis. Costume Design by Anna…

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Game Night (2018)

JOHN FRANCIS DALEY, JONATHAN GOLDSTEIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB. USA, 2018.  Aggregate Films, Davis Entertainment, New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Mark Perez.  Cinematography by Barry Peterson.  Produced by Jason Bateman, John Davis, John Fox, James Garavente.  Music by  Cliff Martinez.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Debra McGuire.  Film Editing by David Egan, Jamie Gross, Gregory Plotkin.   Party game…

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Doctor Strange (2016)

SCOTT DERRICKSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2016.  Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Jon Spaihts, Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill, based on the Marvel comics by Steve Ditko.  Cinematography by Ben Davis.  Produced by Kevin Feige.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by Charles Wood.  Costume Design by Alexandra Byrne.  Film Editing by Sabrina Plisco, Wyatt Smith.   A top-tier…

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Spotlight (2015)

TOM McCARTHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2015.  Participant Media, First Look Media, Anonymous Content, Rocklin\Faust.  Screenplay by Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy.  Cinematography by Masanobu Takayanagi.  Produced by Blye Pagon Faust, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, Michael Sugar.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Stephen H. Carter.  Costume Design by Wendy Chuck.  Film Editing by Tom McArdle.   A new editor takes over…

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A Most Wanted Man (2014)

ANTON CORBIJN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB United Kingdom/USA/Germany, 2014.  Lionsgate, Film4, Demarest Films, FilmNation Entertainment, Senator Film Produktion, Potboiler Productions, The Ink Factory, Amusement Park Films.  Screenplay by Andrew Bovell, based on the novel by John Le Carre.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by Andrea Calderwood, Simon Cornwell, Stephen Cornwell, Gail Egan, Malte Grunert.  Music by Herbert Grönemeyer.  Production Design by Sebastian…

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Mean Girls (2004)

MARK WATERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Canada, 2004.  Paramount Pictures, M.G. Films, Broadway Video.  Screenplay by Tina Fey, based on the book Queen Bees And Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman.  Cinematography by Daryn Okada.  Produced by Lorne Michaels.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Cary White.  Costume Design by Mary Jane Fort.  Film Editing by Wendy Greene Bricmont.   A fresh-faced sixteen year-old girl (Lindsay…

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State Of Play (2009)

KEVIN MACDONALD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA/United Kingdom/France, 2009.  Universal Pictures, Working Title Films, StudioCanal, Relativity Media, Andell Entertainment.  Screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Tony Gilroy, Billy Ray, based on the television series by Paul Abbott.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Andrew Hauptman.  Music by Alex Heffes.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by…

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Morning Glory (2010)

ROGER MICHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.5.   USA, 2010.  Bad Robot, Goldcrest Pictures.  Screenplay by Aline Brosh McKenna.  Cinematography by Alwin H. Kuchler.  Produced by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk.  Music by David Arnold.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Frank L. Fleming.  Film Editing by Dan Farrell, Nick Moore, Steven Weisberg. Rachel McAdams is let go from her job producing a middling New Jersey morning news…

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Wedding Crashers (2005)

DAVID DOBKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 2005.  New Line Cinema, Tapestry Films.  Screenplay by Steve Faber, Bob Fisher.  Cinematography by Julio Macat.  Produced by Peter Abrams, Robert L. Levy, Andrew Panay.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Barry Robison.  Costume Design by Denise Wingate.  Film Editing by Mark Livolsi.   This is the kind of movie that stupid people watch and say…

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The Notebook (2004)

NICK CASSAVETES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2004.  New Line Cinema, Gran Via.  Screenplay by Jeremy Leven, adaptation by Jan Sardi, based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks.  Cinematography by Robert Fraisse.  Produced by Lynn Harris, Mark Johnson.  Music by Aaron Zigman.  Production Design by Sarah Knowles.  Costume Design by Chuck Potter.  Film Editing by Alan Heim.   In this lovely romance, a…

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