Crooklyn (1994)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 1994.  Universal Pictures, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Child Hood Productions.  Story by Joie Lee, Screenplay by Joie Lee, Spike Lee, Cinqué Lee.  Cinematography by Arthur Jafa.  Produced by Spike Lee.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter.  Film Editing by Barry Alexander Brown.   New…

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Alex Strangelove (2018)

CRAIG JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2018.  Netflix, Red Hour Films, Mighty Engine, STX Entertainment.  Screenplay by Craig Johnson.  Cinematography by Hillary Spera.  Produced by Jared Goldman, Ben Stiller, Nicholas Weinstock.  Music by Nathan Larson.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by David C. Robinson.  Film Editing by Jennifer Lee. Alex Truelove (a wonderful Daniel Doheny) is succeeding in…

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Hidden Figures (2016)

THEODORE MELFI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2016.  Levantine Films, Chernin Entertainment, Fox 2000 Pictures.  Screenplay by Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi, based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly.  Cinematography by Mandy Walker.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Donna Gigliotti, Theodore Melfi, Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams.  Music by Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas. Costume…

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Get Smart (2008)

PETER SEGAL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2008.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Mosaic Media Group, Mad Chance, Callahan Filmworks, Atlas Entertainment, WV Films IV.  Screenplay by Tom J. Astle, Matt Ember, based on characters created by Mel Brooks, Buck Henry.  Cinematography by Dean Semler.  Produced by Michael Ewing, Alex Gartner, Andrew Lazar, Charles Roven.  Music by Trevor Rabin.  Production Design…

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Grudge Match (2013)

PETER SEGAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2013.  Callahan Filmworks, Gerber Pictures, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Warner Bros..  Story by Tim Kelleher, Screenplay by Tim Kelleher, Rodney Rothman.  Cinematography by Dean Semler.  Produced by Michael Ewing, Bill Gerber, Mark Steven Johnson, Ravi D. Mehta, Peter Segal.  Music by Trevor Rabin.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Mary E. Vogt.  Film Editing by William Kerr.  …

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Analyze That (2002)

HAROLD RAMIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA/Australia, 2002.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Baltimore Spring Creek Productions, Face Productions, Tribeca Productions.  Screenplay by Peter Steinfeld, Harold Ramis, Peter Tolan, based on characters created by Kenneth Lonergan, Peter Tolan.  Cinematography by Ellen Kuras. Produced by Jane Rosenthal, Paula Weinstein.  Music by David Holmes.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  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…

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Keeping The Faith (2000)

EDWARD NORTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2000.  Spyglass Entertainment, Touchstone Pictures, Triple Threat Talent.  Screenplay by Stuart Blumberg.  Cinematography by Anastas N. Michos.  Produced by Stuart Blumberg, Hawk Koch, Edward Norton.  Music by Elmer Bernstein. Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Malcolm Campbell.   Colourful romantic comedy about the stylish woman (Jenna…

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To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)

BEEBAN KIDRON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1995.  Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment. Screenplay by Douglas Carter Beane.  Cinematography by Steve Mason.  Produced by G. Mac Brown.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein.  Golden Globe Awards 1995.   When a novice drag queen (John Leguizamo) fails miserably in a local pageant,…

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Cinderella Man (2005)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2005.  Universal Pictures, Miramax, Imagine Entertainment, Parkway Productions.  Story by Cliff Hollingsworth, Screenplay by Cliff Hollingsworth, Akiva Goldsman.  Cinematography by Salvatore Totino.  Produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Penny Marshall.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Daniel Orlandi.  Film Editing by Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill.  Academy Awards 2005.  Boston…

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A Beautiful Mind (2001)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2001.  Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Imagine Entertainment.  Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, based on the book by Sylvia Nasar.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Rita Ryack.  Film Editing by Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill.  Academy Awards 2001.  American Film Institute Awards…

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The Odd Life Of Timothy Green (2012)

PETER HEDGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 2012.  Monsterfoot Productions, Scott Sanders Productions, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Ahmet Zappa, Screenplay by Peter Hedges.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Scott Sanders, James Whitaker, Ahmet Zappa.  Music by Geoff Zanelli.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Susie DeSanto.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein.  North Carolina Film Critics Awards 2012.  Phoenix…

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