A Rainy Day In New York (2019)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2019.  Gravier Productions, Perdido Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Erika Aronson, Letty Aronson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Marco Piemontese.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.  Woody Allen returns to New York and to a lighter feeling in…

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Wonder Wheel (2017)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2017.  Amazon Studios, Gravier Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Erika Aronson, Letty Aronson, Edward Walson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Suzy Benzinger.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.   It’s Coney Island in the 1950s, and while all of New York gathers in crowds on the beach…

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I Don’t Know How She Does It (2011)

DOUGLAS McGRATH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2011.  The Weinstein Company.  Screenplay by Aline Brosh McKenna, based on the novel by Allison Pearson.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Donna Gigliotti.  Music by Aaron Zigman.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film Editing by Camilla Toniolo.   Sarah Jessica Parker is a successful trader at a financial investment firm…

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Cafe Society (2016)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   USA, 2016.  FilmNation Entertainment, Gravier Productions, Perdido Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum, Edward Walson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Suzy Benzinger.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter. Woody Allen reaches a career low with this tired and charmless period piece. Jesse Eisenberg heads out to Los…

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She-Devil (1989)

SUSAN SEIDELMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1989.  Orion Pictures, A Seidelman/Brett Production. Screenplay by Barry Strugatz, Mark R. Burns, based on the novel The Life And Loves of a She-Devil by Fay Weldon.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Jonathan Brett, Susan Seidelman.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Craig…

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Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

SUSAN SEIDELMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1985.  Orion Pictures.  Screenplay by Leora Barish.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Sarah Pillsbury, Midge Sanford.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Santo Loquasto.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein.   Rosanna Arquette plays a bored New Jersey housewife who gets a little excitement in her life when she gets amnesia and…

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Big (1988)

PENNY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1988.  American Entertainment Partners II L.P., Gracie Films, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Gary Ross, Anne Spielberg.  Cinematography by Barry Sonnenfeld.  Produced by James L. Brooks, Robert Greenhut.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky. Film Editing by Barry Malkin.   A thirteen year-old kid is tired of…

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Falling In Love (1984)

ULU GROSBARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1984.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Michael Cristofer.  Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky.  Produced by Marvin Worth.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Richard Bruno.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.   You never would have believed that a film combining the talents of Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro would be so boring, but…

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Blue Jasmine (2013)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2013.  Gravier Productions, Perdido Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Javier Aguirresarobe.  Produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum, Edward Walson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Suzy Benzinger.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.  Academy Awards 2013.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2013. Dorian Awards 2013.   Golden Globe Awards 2013.  Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013 Cate…

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Whatever Works (2009)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/France, 2009.  Sony Pictures Classics, Wild Bunch, Gravier Productions, Perdido Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Harris Savides.  Produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Suzy Benzinger.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.   Southern Christian conservatism meets New York Jewish cynicism in this sweet, winsome comedy by Woody…

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Melinda And Melinda (2004)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   USA, 2004.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Gravier Productions, LF Hungary Film Rights Exploitation.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Letty Aronson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Judy L. Ruskin.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.   Two writers argue about the importance of comedy and tragedy, challenging each other to take…

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Anything Else (2003)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA/France/United Kingdom, 2003.  DreamWorks, Gravier Productions, Canal+, Granada Film Productions, Perdido Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Letty Aronson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Regina Graves.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.   Woody Allen has hit an all-time career low with this absolutely despicable comedy. Jason Biggs stars as…

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