Into The Woods (2014)

ROB MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  Lucamar Productions, Marc Platt Productions, Moving Picture Company, Soho VFX, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by James Lapine, based on the musical by James Lapine, Stephen Sondheim.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by John DeLuca, Rob Marshall, Callum McDougall, Marc Platt.  Production Design by Andrew Bennett, Ben Collins, Chris Lowe, Mary Mackenzie.  Costume Design … More Into The Woods (2014)

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A Dirty Shame

B (out of 5) Tracey Ullman is a frigid, angry housewife who cannot satisfy the needs of her wholesome husband (Chris Isaak) and is ashamed of her mega-breasted exotic dancer daughter (Selma Blair). After suffering a hit to the head, however, her libido is awakened and she is inducted into a pro-sex cult by a snake-tongued … More A Dirty Shame

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Plenty (1985)

FRED SCHEPISI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1985.  Pressman Productions, RKO Pictures.  Screenplay by David Hare, based on his play.  Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Joseph Papp, Edward R. Pressman.  Music by Bruce Smeaton.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Peter Honess.   Meryl Streep‘s riveting performance is the only thing worth taking away from this … More Plenty (1985)

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I Love You To Death

BB (out of 5) Tracey Ullman discovers that her pizza parlor-owning husband (Kevin Kline) has been spending time with other women when she thought he was working overtime to make money for their family. Deciding not to take it lying down, she hires two bumbling idiots (William Hurt, River Phoenix) to kill him, but they’re … More I Love You To Death

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Robin Hood: Men In Tights (1993)

MEL BROOKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  France/USA, 1993.  Brooksfilms, Gaumont.  Story by J.D. Shapiro, Evan Chandler, Screenplay by Mel Brooks, Evan Chandler, J.D. Shapiro.  Cinematography by Michael D. O’Shea.  Produced by Mel Brooks.  Music by Hummie Mann.  Production Design by Roy Forge Smith.  Costume Design by Dodie Shepard.  Film Editing by Stephen E. Rivkin.   Mel Brooks continues in his quest to make a … More Robin Hood: Men In Tights (1993)

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Corpse Bride

BBB.5 (out of 5) Beautifully animated romantic tale utilizes the same stop motion animation that made The Nightmare Before Christmas so memorable. Taking place in Tim Burton’s accustomed world of gothic delights, the tale begins with a young man (Johnny Depp) and woman (Emily Watson) who have been set up for marriage despite never having … More Corpse Bride

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