Ocean’s 8 (2018)

GARY ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2018.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Rahway Road Productions, Smokehouse Pictures.  Story by Gary Ross, Screenplay by Gary Ross, Olivia Milch, based on characters created by George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell.  Cinematography by Eigil Bryld.  Produced by Susan Ekins, Steven Soderbergh.  Music by Daniel Pemberton.  Production Design by Alex DiGerlando.  Costume Design by…

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Our Brand Is Crisis (2015)

DAVID GORDON GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2015.  Participant Media, Smokehouse Pictures.  Screenplay by Peter Straughan, suggested by the documentary by Rachel Boynton.  Cinematography by Tim Orr.  Produced by George Clooney, Grant Heslov.  Music by David Wingo.  Production Design by Richard A. Wright.  Costume Design by Jenny Eagan.  Film Editing by Colin Patton.  Toronto International Film Festival 2015.  Sandra Bullock plays a political…

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All About Steve (2009)

PHIL TRAILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2009.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Radar Pictures, Dune Entertainment III, Fortis Films, Dune Entertainment.  Screenplay by Kim Barker.  Cinematography by Tim Suhrstedt.  Produced by Sandra Bullock, Mary McLaglen.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Maher Ahmad.  Costume Design by Sandra Berry, Gary Jones.  Film Editing by Rod Dean, Virginia Katz. A film that was released…

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Premonition (2007)

MENNON YAPO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2007.  TriStar Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Hyde Park Entertainment, Offspring Entertainment, Brass Hat Films, L.I.F.T. Production.  Screenplay by Bill Kelly.  Cinematography by Torsten Lippstock.  Produced by Ashok Amritraj, Jennifer Gibgot, Jon Jashni, Sunil Perkash, Adam Shankman.  Music by Klaus Badelt.  Production Design by J. Dennis Washington.  Costume Design by Jill M. Ohanneson.  Film Editing by Neil Travis.   Sandra Bullock …

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The Net (1995)

IRWIN WINKLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1995.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by John D. Brancato, Michael Ferris.  Cinematography by Jack N. Green.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by J. Dennis Washington.  Costume Design by Linda M. Bass.  Film Editing by Richard Halsey.   Sandra Bullock is a computer hacker who accidentally stumbles upon sensitive information related to information…

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Hope Floats (1998)

FOREST WHITAKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  Twentieth Century Fox, Fortis Films.  Screenplay by Steven Rogers.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.  Produced by Lynda Obst.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Larry Fulton.  Costume Design by Susie DeSanto.  Film Editing by Richard Chew.   Nice little drama about a Texan beauty queen (Sandra Bullock) who returns home to her mother after her best friend…

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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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28 Days (2000)

BETTY THOMAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2000.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Tall Trees Productions.  Screenplay by Susannah Grant.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Jenno Topping.  Music by Richard Gibbs.  Production Design by Marcia Hinds.  Costume Design by Ellen Lutter.  Film Editing by Peter Teschner.   Sandra Bullock is great in this enjoyable but odd comedy about a young woman who is sentenced to twenty-eight…

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The Vanishing (1993)

GEORGE SLUIZER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1993.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Todd Graff, based on the novel The Golden Egg by Tim Krabbe.  Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky.  Produced by Larry Brezner, Paul Schiff.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith. Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall.  Costume Design by Durinda Wood.  Film Editing by Bruce Green. American remakes of foreign films are hardly ever as good…

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A Time To Kill (1996)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1996.  Regency Enterprises, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, based on the novel by John Grisham. Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by John Grisham, Hunt Lowry, Arnon Milchan, Michael G. Nathanson.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by Larry Fulton.  Costume Design by Ingrid Ferrin.  Film Editing by William Steinkamp.   One of the most…

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Miss Congeniality (2000)

DONALD PETRIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Australia, 2000.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Fortis Films.  Screenplay by Marc Lawrence, Katie Ford, Caryn Lucas.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Sandra Bullock.    Music by Ed Shearmur.    Production Design by Peter S. Larkin.   Costume Design by Susie DeSanto.  Film Editing by Billy Weber.   Sandra Bullock makes a decent…

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Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (2005)

JOHN PASQUIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Australia, 2005.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Village Roadshow Pictures, Fortis Films.  Screenplay by Marc Lawrence, based on characters created by Marc Lawrence, Katie Ford, Caryn Lucas.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by Sandra Bullock, Marc Lawrence.  Music by John Van Tongeren. Production Design by Maher Ahmad.  Costume Design by Deena Appel.  Film Editing by Garth Craven.   Three…

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