Boy Erased (2018)

JOEL EDGERTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA/Australia, 2018.  Anonymous Content, Blue-Tongue Films, Focus Features, Perfect World Pictures.  Screenplay by Joel Edgerton, based on the memoir by Garrard Conley.  Cinematography by Eduard Grau.  Produced by Joel Edgerton, Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts.  Music by Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans.  Production Design by Chad Keith.  Costume Design by Trish Summerville.  Film Editing by Jay Rabinowitz. …

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The Revenant (2015)

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2015.  Regency Enterprises, RatPac Entertainment, New Regency Pictures, Anonymous Content, M Productions, Appian Way, Alpha Pictures, CatchPlay, Monarchy Enterprises S.a.r.l..  Screenplay by Mark L. Smith, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, based in part on the novel by Michael Punke.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Steve Golin, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, David…

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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.  Academy Awards 2015. AFI Film of…

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The Fifth Estate (2013)

BILL CONDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA/India/Belgium, 2013.  DreamWorks, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media, Anonymous Content, FBO, Umedia.  Screenplay by Josh Singer, based on the book Inside WikiLeaks: My Time With Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website by Daniel Domscheit-Berg, David Leigh, Luke Harding.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Steve Golin, Michael Sugar.  Music by Carter…

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Laggies (2014)

LYNN SHELTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Alternate title:  Say When USA, 2014.  Anonymous Content, BR Capital Group, Merced Media Partners, PalmStar Media, PenLife Media, Siren Digital – Hollywood,Solution Entertainment Group.  Screenplay by Andrea Seigel.  Cinematography by Benjamin Kasulke.  Produced by Steve Golin, Alix Madigan, Myles Nestel, Raj Brinder Singh, Rosalie Swedlin.  Music by Benjamin Gibbard.  Production Design by John Lavin.  Costume Design by…

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Kalifornia (1993)

DOMINIC SENA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1993.  Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Viacom Productions, Propaganda Films, Kouf/Bigelow Productions.  Story by Stephen Levy, Tim Metcalfe, Screenplay by Tim Metcalfe.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.  Produced by Steve Golin, Aristides McGarry, Sigurjon Sighvatsson.  Music by Carter Burwell. Production Design by Michael White.  Costume Design by Kelle Kutsugeras.  Film Editing by Martin Hunter.   David Duchovny and Michelle Forbes are…

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50 First Dates (2004)

PETER SEGAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2004.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Happy Madison Productions, Anonymous Content, Flower Films.  Screenplay by George Wing.  Cinematography by Jack N. Green.  Produced by Jack Giarraputo, Steve Golin, Nancy Juvonen.  Music by Teddy Castellucci.  Production Design by Alan Au.  Costume Design by Ellen Lutter.  Film Editing by Jeff Gourson.   Adam Sandler plays a marine veterinarian living in sunny Hawaii who…

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Return To Paradise (1998)

JOSEPH RUBEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1998.  PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Propaganda Films, Tetragram.  Screenplay by Wesley Strick, Bruce Robinson, based on the motion picture Force Majeure by Pierre Jolivet, Olivier Schatzky.  Cinematography by Reynaldo Villalobos.  Produced by Alain Bernheim, Steve Golin.  Music by Mark Mancina. Production Design by Bill Groom.  Costume Design by Juliet Polcsa.  Film Editing by Craig McKay, Andrew Mondshein.  …

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Bounce (2000)

DON ROOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2000.  Miramax.  Screenplay by Don Roos.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Michael Besman, Steve Golin.  Music by Mychael Danna, Dean Landon.  Production Design by David Wasco.  Costume Design by Peter Mitchell.  Film Editing by David Codron.   Idiotic romance that insults its viewers and degrades the images of the actors involved. Ben Affleck gives a surprisingly…

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A Thousand Acres (1997)

JOCELYN MOORHOUSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1997.  Touchstone Pictures, Propaganda Films, Via Rosa Productions, Prairie Films, Beacon Pictures.  Screenplay by Laura Jones, based on the novel by Jane Smiley. Cinematography by Tak Fujimoto.  Produced by Marc Abraham, Lynn Arost, Steve Golin, Kate Guinzburg, Sigurjon Sighvatsson.  Music by Richard Hartley.  Production Design by Dan Davis.  Costume Design by Ruth…

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Sleepers (1996)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1996.  Astoria Films, Baltimore Pictures, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Propaganda Films, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Barry Levinson, based on the book by Lorenzo Carcaterra.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus. Produced by Steve Golin, Barry Levinson.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Kristi Zea.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Stu Linder.  Academy Awards…

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Your Friends And Neighbours (1998)

NEIL LaBUTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1998.  Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Propaganda Films, Fleece.  Screenplay by Neil LaBute.  Cinematography by Nancy Schreiber.  Produced by Steve Golin, Jason Patric.  Music by Frankie Pine.  Production Design by Charles William Breen.  Costume Design by April Napier.  Film Editing by Joel Plotch.  Las Vegas Film Critics Awards 1998.   National Board of Review Awards 1998. Aggravating bore about a…

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