Malignant (2021)

JAMES WAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA/China, 2021. Atomic Monster, Boom Entertainment, Boom! Studios, New Line Cinema, Starlight Culture Entertainment. Story by James Wan, Ingrid Bisu, Akela Cooper, Screenplay by Akela Cooper. Cinematography by Michael Burgess. Produced by Michael Clear, James Wan. Music by Joseph Bishara. Production Design by Desma Murphy. Costume Design…

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The Ballad Of Jack And Rose (2005)

REBECCA MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2005.  IFC Productions, Initial Entertainment Group, Elevation Filmworks, Jack and Rose Productions.  Screenplay by Rebecca Miller.  Cinematography by Ellen Kuras.  Produced by Lemore Syvan.  Music by Michael Rohatyn.  Production Design by Mark Ricker.  Costume Design by Jennifer von Mayrhauser.  Film Editing by Sabine Hoffman.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2005.  National Society of Film Critics Awards 2005.   New…

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When A Man Loves A Woman (1994)

LUIS MANDOKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1994.  Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Ronald Bass, Al Franken.  Cinematography by Lajos Koltai.  Produced by Jon Avnet, Jordan Kerner.  Music by Zbigniew Preisner.  Production Design by Stuart Wurtzel.  Costume Design by Linda M. Bass.  Film Editing by Garth Craven.   Alcoholism is given the shallow Ross Hunter treatment in this silly soap opera.  Meg Ryan is happily…

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Random Hearts (1999)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Global Entertainment Productions GmbH & Company Medien KG, Mirage Enterprises, Rastar Pictures.  Screenplay by Kurt Luedtke, adaptation by Darryl Ponicsan, based on the novel by Warren Adler.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Sydney Pollack, Marykay Powell.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Barbara Ling.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film…

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Ghosts Of Mississippi (1996)

ROB REINER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.5.  USA, 1996.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Lewis Colick.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by Nicholas Paleologos, Rob Reiner, Andrew Scheinman, Frederick Zollo.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Lilly Kilvert.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Robert Leighton.   Usually a terrible drama distinguishes itself from the good ones by being…

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