Pig (2021)

MICHAEL SARNOSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom, 2021. AI-Film, BlockBox Entertainment, Escape Artists, Hungry Bull Productions, Pulse Films, Saturn Films, Sweet Tomato Films, Valparaiso Pictures. Story by Vanessa Block, Michael Sarnoski, Screenplay by Michael Sarnoski. Cinematography by Patrick Scola. Produced by Thomas Benski, Vanessa Block, Nicolas Cage, David Carrico, Adam Paulsen, Dori…

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Bad Influence (1990)

CURTIS HANSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1990.  Epic Productions, Producers Representative Organization, Sarliu/Diamant.  Screenplay by David Koepp.   Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Steve Tisch.   Music by Trevor Jones.  Production Design by Ron Foreman.  Costume Design by Malissa Daniel.  Film Editing by Bonnie Koehler. James Spader is a straight-arrow stock broker whose…

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The Upside (2017)

NEIL BURGER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2017.  Escape Artists, Lantern Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jon Hartmere, based on the motion picture Intouchables by Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Nick Greece, Steve Tisch.  Music by Rob Simonsen.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design…

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The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

GABRIELE MUCCINO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2006.  Columbia Pictures, Relativity Media, Overbrook Entertainment, Escape Artists.  Screenplay by Steve Conrad.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, James Lassiter, Will Smith, Steve Tisch.  Music by Andrea Guerra.  Production Design by J. Michael Riva.  Costume Design by Sharen Davis.  Film Editing…

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The Equalizer 2 (2018)

ANTOINE FUQUA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2018.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Escape Artists, Fuqua Films, Lonetree Entertainment, Mace Neufeld Productions, Sony Pictures Entertainment, ZHIV Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Wenk, based on the television series created by Michael Sloan, Richard Lindheim.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Tony Eldridge, Antoine Fuqua, Mace Neufeld, Alex…

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The Equalizer (2014)

ANTOINE FUQUA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.    USA, 2014.  Columbia Pictures, LStar Capital, Village Roadshow Pictures, Escape Artists, ZHIV Productions, Mace Neufeld Productions, Lonetree Entertainment.  Directed by Antoine Fuqua.  Screenplay by Richard Wenk, based on the television series by Michael Sloan, Richard Lindheim.  Cinematography by Mauro Fiore.  Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Tony Eldridge, Mace Neufeld, Alex Siskin, Michael Sloan,…

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The Weather Man (2005)

GORE VERBINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2005.  Paramount Pictures, Escape Artists, Kumar Mobiliengesellschaft mbH & Co. Projekt Nr. 2 KG.  Screenplay by Steve Conrad.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch.  Music by James S. Levine, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Tom Duffield.  Costume Design by Penny Rose.  Film Editing by Craig Wood.   Nicolas Cage plays a…

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The Back-up Plan (2010)

ALAN POUL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   0.  USA, 2010.  CBS Films, Escape Artists.  Screenplay by Kate Angelo.  Cinematography by Xavier Perez Grobet.  Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch.  Music by Stephen Trask.  Production Design by Alec Hammond.  Costume Design by Karen Patch.  Film Editing by Priscilla Nedd-Friendly.   Every once in a while, you see a romantic comedy that makes you want…

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Corrina, Corrina (1994)

JESSIE NELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1994.  New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Jessie Nelson.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by Paula Mazur, Jessie Nelson, Steve Tisch.  Music by Rick Cox.  Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall.  Costume Design by John Hayles, Francine Jamison-Tanchuck.  Film Editing by Lee Percy.   One of the most insightful views into strained race relations in Small Town…

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Dear God (1996)

GARRY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1996.  Rysher Entertainment.  Screenplay by Warren Leight, Ed Kaplan.  Cinematography by Charles Minsky.  Produced by Steve Tisch.  Music by James Patrick Dunne, Jeremy Lubbock.  Production Design by Albert Brenner. Costume Design by Deborah Hopper.  Film Editing by Debra Neil-Fisher.   Lightweight comic fantasy from Garry Marshall about a n’er-do-welling con artist (Greg Kinnear in…

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The Taking Of Pelham 123 (2009)

TONY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2009.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Relativity Media, Scott Free Productions, Escape Artists.  Screenplay by Brian Helgeland, based on the novel by John Godey.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Tony Scott, Steve Tisch.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Chris Seagers.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film…

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Forrest Gump (1994)

ROBERT ZEMECKIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1994.   Paramount Pictures.   Screenplay by Eric Roth, based on the novel by Winston Groom.   Cinematography by Don Burgess.   Produced by Wendy Finerman, Steve Starkey, Steve Tisch.   Music by Alan Silvestri.   Production Design by Rick Carter.   Costume Design by Joanna Johnston.   Film Editing by Arthur Schmidt.    Tom Hanks stars as…

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