White Chicks (2004)

KEENEN IVORY WAYANS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 2004.  Revolution Studios, Wayans Bros. Entertainment, Gone North Productions, Wayans Alvarez Productions.  Story by Keenen Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Screenplay by Keenen Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Andrew McElfresh, Michael Anthony Snowden, Xavier Cook.  Cinematography by Steven Bernstein.  Produced by Rick Alvarez, Lee R. Mayes, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans.  Music…

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Scary Movie 2 (2001)

KEENEN IVORY WAYANS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Canada, 2001.  Dimension Films, Wayans Bros. Entertainment, Gold/Miller Productions, Brad Grey Pictures.  Screenplay by Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Alyson Fouse, Greg Grabianski, Dave Polsky, Michael Anthony Snowden, Craig Wayans, based on characters created by Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Buddy Johnson, Phil Beauman, Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer.  Cinematography by Steven Bernstein.  Produced by…

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Murder At 1600 (1997)

DWIGHT H. LITTLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1997.  Warner Bros., Regency Enterprises, Kopelson Entertainment.  Screenplay by Wayne Beach, David Hodgin.  Cinematography by Steven Bernstein.  Produced by Arnold Kopelson, Arnon Milchan.  Music by Christopher Young.  Production Design by Nelson Coates.  Costume Design by Denise Cronenberg.  Film Editing by Leslie Jones, Billy Weber.   A Washington, D.C. homicide detective (Wesley Snipes) is in over his…

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Monster (2003)

PATTY JENKINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2003.  Media 8 Entertainment, Newmarket Films, DEJ Productions, K/W Productions, Denver and Delilah Productions, VIP 2 Medienfonds, MDP Worldwide.  Screenplay by Patty Jenkins.  Cinematography by Steven Bernstein.  Produced by Mark Damon, Donald Kushner, Clark Peterson, Charlize Theron, Brad Wyman.  Music by BT.  Production Design by Edward T. McAvoy.  Costume Design by Rhona Meyers.  Film Editing by Arthur…

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The Wood

BBB (out of 5) Three friends (Omar Epps, Richard T. Jones, Taye Diggs) reminisce about the good old high school days on the morning of Diggs’ marriage. It appears his cold feet have kept him from arriving at the wedding on time, since the groom hasn’t been seen for hours.  Told mostly in flashback, the…

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The Waterboy

FRANK CORACI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Adam Sandler follows The Wedding Singer with another sweet, silly comedy about a simpleminded Louisiana bayou kid who becomes a football star. Starting out simply as the manager of the water cooler, Sandler is soon asked to play on the team when a mean crack from a teammate…

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Mr. Jealousy (1997)

NOAH BAUMBACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1997.  Joel Castleberg Productions.  Screenplay by Noah Baumbach.  Cinematography by Steven Bernstein.  Produced by Joel Kastelberg.  Music by Robert Een, Luna.  Production Design by Anne Stuhler.  Costume Design by Janie Bryant.  Film Editing by J. Kathleen Gibson.  Toronto International Film Festival 1997.   Owing to some relationship experiences as a teenager, substitute teacher Eric Stoltz is unable to love his new…

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Kicking And Screaming (1995)

NOAH BAUMBACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1995.  Trimark Pictures, Castleberg Productions, Sandollar Productions.  Story by Noah Baumbach, Oliver Berkman, Screenplay by Noah Baumbach.  Cinematography by Steven Bernstein.  Produced by Joel Kastelberg.  Music by Phil Marshall.  Production Design by Dan Whifler.  Costume Design by Mary Jane Fort.  Film Editing by J. Kathleen Gibson.  A group of friends graduate college and now have…

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Like Water For Chocolate (1992)

ALFONSO ARAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Original title:  Como Agua Para Chocolate Mexico, 1992.  Arau Films Internacional, Aviacsa, Cinevista, Fonatur, Fondo de Fomento a la Calidad Cinematográfica, Gobierno del Estado de Coahuila, Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía, Secretaria de Turismo.  Screenplay by Laura Esquivel, based on her novel.  Cinematography by Steven Bernstein, Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Alfonso Arau.  Music by Leo…

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