Black And White (1999)

JAMES TOBACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1999.  Bigel / Mailer Films, Palm Pictures.  Screenplay by James Toback.  Cinematography by David M. Ferrara.  Produced by Daniel Bigel, Michael Mailer, Ron Rotholz.  Music by American Cream Team, Oliver ‘Power’ Grant.  Production Design by Anne Ross.  Costume Design by Jacki Roach.  Film Editing by Myron I. Kerstein.   Exploitative and depressingly awful film by James Toback about…

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Gone In Sixty Seconds (2000)

DOMINIC SENA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2000.  Touchstone Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films.  Screenplay by Scott Rosenberg, based on the 1974 motion picture by H.B. Halicki.  Cinematography by Paul Cameron.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Mike Stenson.  Music by Trevor Rabin.  Production Design by Jeff Mann.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Roger Barton, Chris Lebenzon, Tom Muldoon.   Even by the standards of…

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Friends With Money (2006)

NICOLE HOLOFCENER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2006.  This Is That Productions.  Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener.  Cinematography by Terry Stacey.  Produced by Anthony Bregman.  Music by Rickie Lee Jones.  Production Design by Amy B. Ancona.  Costume Design by Michael Wilkinson.  Film Editing by Robert Frazen.   Nicole Holofcener has created another fascinating look at women who are both challenging and challenged in this…

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Enemy Of The State (1998)

TONY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  Touchstone Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Scott Free Productions, No Such Productions.  Screenplay by David Marconi.  Cinematography by Daniel Mindel.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams, Trevor Rabin.  Production Design by Benjamin Fernandez.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Chris Lebenzon.   Tony Scott once again overdoes it with the…

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Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2007.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Jerry Weintraub Productions, Section Eight.  Screenplay by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, based on characters created by George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Jerry Weintraub.  Music by David Holmes.  Production Design by Philip Messina.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by Stephen Mirrione Elliott Gould gets…

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Ocean’s Twelve (2004)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2004.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Jerry Weintraub Productions, Section Eight, WV Films III.  Screenplay by George Nolfi, based on characters created by George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Jerry Weintraub.  Music by David Holmes.  Production Design by Philip Messina.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by Stephen Mirrione….

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Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 2001.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Jerry Weintraub Productions, Section Eight, WV Films II, St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission.  Screenplay by Ted Griffin, based on the 1960 film, story by George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell, Screenplay by Harry Brown, Charles Lederer.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Jerry Weintraub.  Music…

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Novocaine (2001)

DAVID ATKINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2001.  Artisan Entertainment, Numb Gums Productions Inc..  Story by Paul Felopulos, David Atkins, Screenplay by David Atkins.  Cinematography by Vilko Filac.  Produced by Paul Mones, Daniel M. Rosenberg.  Music by Steve Bartek.  Production Design by Sharon Seymour.  Costume Design by Denise Wingate.  Film Editing by Melody London.   A by-the-book dentist (Steve Martin, who excels…

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Nowhere (1997)

GREGG ARAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/France, 1997.  Blurco, Desperate Pictures, Union Générale Cinématographique, Why Not Productions.  Screenplay by Gregg Araki.  Cinematography by Arturo Smith.  Produced by Gregg Araki, Andrea Sperling.  Production Design by Patti Podesta.  Costume Design by Sara Jane Slotnick.  Film Editing by Gregg Araki.   Gregg Araki’s tribute to the soulless residents of California’s teen set is an…

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