Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2019.  Grey Water Park Productions, Sikelia Productions.  Cinematography by Howard Alk, Paul Goldsmith, Ellen Kuras, David Myers.  Produced by Margaret Bodde, Jeff Rosen.  Film Editing by Damian Rodriguez, David Tedeschi.  In 1975, as America was undertaking preparations for the bicentennial celebrations, Bob Dylan changed his mind…

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The Laundromat (2019)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2019.  Anonymous Content, Grey Matter Productions, Netflix, Topic Studios.  Screenplay by Scott Z. Burns, based on the book Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite by Jake Bernstein.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Scott Z. Burns, Lawrence…

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The Disaster Artist (2017)

JAMES FRANCO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2017.  Good Universe, New Line Cinema, Point Grey Pictures, RabbitBandini Productions, Ramona Films, RatPac-Dune Entertainment. Screenplay by Scott Neudstadter, Michael H. Weber, based on the book The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell.  Cinematography by Brandon Trost.  Produced…

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Mothers and Daughters (2016)

PAUL DUDDRIDGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2016.  Siempre Viva Productions, Aloe Entertainment, Future Proof Films, TV4 Entertainment.  Screenplay by Paul Duddridge, based on a concept by Paul Duddridge.  Cinematography by Mikael Levin.  Produced by Danielle James, Steve King, Amy Williams.  Music by David Hlebo.  Production Design by Shawn Graves.  Costume Design by Devon de la Salle, Camille Jumelle,…

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Fading Gigolo (2013)

JOHN TURTURRO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 2013.  Antidote Films, Covert Media.  Screenplay by John Turturro.  Cinematography by Marco Pontecorvo.  Produced by Bill Block, Paul Hanson, Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte.  Production Design by Lester Cohen.  Costume Design by Donna Zakowska.  Film Editing by Simona Paggi.  Packing up the last inventory while closing his book store, impending retiree Woody Allen tells friend and sometimes assistant John…

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Simpatico (1999)

MATTHEW WARCHUS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/France/USA, 1999.  Emotion Pictures, Canal+, Zeal Pictures, Kingsgate Films.  Screenplay by Matthew Warchus, David Nicholls, based on the play by Sam Shepard.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Jean-Francois Fonlupt, Dan Lupovitz, Timm Oberwelland.  Music by Stewart Copeland.  Production Design by Amy B. Ancona.  Costume Design by Karen Patch.  Film Editing by Pasquale Buba.   Moderately successful character…

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Irreconcilable Differences (1984)

CHARLES SHYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1984.  Hemdale, Lantana, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer.  Cinematography by William A. Fraker.  Produced by Arlene Sellers, Alex Winitsky.  Music by Paul De Senneville, Olivier Toussaint.  Production Design by Ida Random.  Costume Design by Joe I. Tompkins.  Film Editing by John F. Burnett.   Divorce between a couple is one thing, but what do…

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Intersection (1994)

MARK RYDELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1994.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by David Rayfiel, Marshall Brickman, based on a screenplay by Paul Guimard, Jean-Loup Dabadie, Claude Sautet, and the novel by Paul Guimard.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Mark Rydell, Bud Yorkin.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Harold Michelson.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Mark Warner.  …

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The Quick And The Dead (1995)

SAM RAIMI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Japan, 1995.  TriStar Pictures, Japan Satellite Broadcasting, IndieProd Company Productions.  Screenplay by Simon Moore. Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Joshua Donen, Patrick Markey, Allen Shapiro.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein. Costume Design by Judianna Makovksy.  Film Editing by Pietro Scalia.   Sharon Stone has a great time parading around this western…

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Catwoman (2004)

PITOF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Australia, 2004.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, DiNovi Pictures, Frantic Films, Maple Shade Films, Catwoman Films.  Story by Theresa Rebeck, John D. Brancato, Michael Ferris, Screenplay by John D. Brancato, Michael Ferris, John Rogers, based on characters created by Bob Kane.  Cinematography by Thierry Arbogast.  Produced by Denise Di Novi.  Music by Klaus Badelt.  Production…

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Sliver (1993)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1993.  Paramount Pictures, Robert Evans Company.  Screenplay by Joe Eszterhas, based on the novel by Ira Levin.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Robert Evans.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Paul Sylbert.  Costume Design by Deborah Lynn Scott.  Film Editing by Richard Francis-Bruce, William Hoy. Laughable adaptation of Ira Levin’s novel retains the title and…

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Beautiful Joe (2000)

STEPHEN METCALFE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2000.  Stratosphere Entertainment, Capitol Films, Beautiful Films, Haft Entertainment, Pacific Motion Pictures.  Screenplay by Stephen Metcalfe.  Cinematography by Thomas E. Ackerman.  Produced by Fred Fuchs, Steven Haft.  Music by John Altman.  Production Design by David Brisbin.  Costume Design by Julia Caston, Jenni Gullett.  Film Editing by Michael Bradsell, Nick Moore.   Don’t be fooled by…

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