The Oscar (1966)

RUSSELL ROUSE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B USA, 1966. Greene-Rouse Productions. Screenplay by Harlan Ellison, Russell Rouse, Clarence Greene, based on the novel by Richard Sale. Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg. Produced by Clarence Greene. Music by Percy Faith. Production Design by Arthur Lonergan, Hal Pereira. Costume Design by Edith Head. Film Editing by Chester…

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Amy (2015)

ASIF KAPADIA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB United Kingdom/USA, 2015.  Film4, On The Corner Films.  Produced by James Gay-Rees.  Music by Antonio Pinto.  Film Editing by Chris King.   The tragically short life of a phenomenally talented singer is given exquisite treatment in this heartfelt documentary by Asif Kapadia. He chronicles the life of Amy Winehouse from childhood hopeful to superstar…

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Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

JAMES BOBIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  Walt Disney Pictures, Mandeville Films, Babieka, Cinema Vehicle Services, The Muppets Studio.  Screenplay by James Bobin, Nicholas Stoller, based on characters created by Jim Henson.  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced by David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Eve Stewart.  Costume Design by Rahel Afiley.  Film Editing by James Thomas. …

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Bruce Almighty (2003)

TOM SHADYAC Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2003.  Spyglass Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Shady Acres Entertainment, Pit Bull Productions.  Story by Steve Koren, Mark O’Keefe, Screenplay by Steve Koren, Mark O’Keefe, Steve Oedekerk.  Cinematography by Dean Semler.  Produced by Michael Bostick, James D. Brubaker, Jim Carrey, Steve Koren, Mark O’Keefe, Tom Shadyac.  Music by John Debney.  Production Design by Linda DeScenna.  Costume Design by…

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Analyze This (1999)

HAROLD RAMIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5 USA/Australia, 1999.  Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Baltimore Pictures, Spring Creek Productions, Face Productions, Tribeca Productions.  Story by Kenneth Lonergan, Peter Tolan, Screenplay by Peter Tolan, Harold Ramis, Kenneth Lonergan.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Jane Rosenthal, Paula Weinstein.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Aude Bronson-Howard.  Film Editing by Craig…

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Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist And Rebel (2009)

BRIGITTE BERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Canada, 2009.  Metaphor Films.  Screenplay by Brigitte Berman.  Cinematography by John Westheuser.  Produced by Brigitte Berman, Peter Raymont, Victor Solnicki.  Music by James Mark Stewart.  Film Editing by Brigitte Berman, Richard Vandentillaart.   The three appellations of the title are just some of the things you learn about the magnificently infamous subject of this highly…

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