Ralph Breaks The Internet (2018)

PHIL JOHNSTON, RICH MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2018.  Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Rich Moore, Phil Johnston, Jim Reardon, Pamela Ribon, Josie Trinidad, Screenplay by Phil Johnston, Pamela Ribon.  Cinematography by Nathan Warner.  Produced by Clark Spencer.  Music by Henry Jackman.  Production Design by Cory Loftis.  Film Editing…

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Frozen II (2019)

CHRIS BUCK, JENNIFER LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2019.  Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck, Marc Smith, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Screenplay by Jennifer Lee.  Produced by Peter Del Vecho.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Film Editing by Jeff Draheim. Four years after convincing us all to…

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Secret In Their Eyes (2015)

BILLY RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA/United Kingdom/Spain/South Korea, 2015.  IM Global, STX Entertainment, Route One Entertainment, Union Investment Partners, Gran Via Productions, SITE Productions, Willies Movies, Ingenious Media.  Screenplay by Billy Ray, based on the film El Secreto De Sus Ojos by Juan Jose Campanella, Eduardo Sacheri.  Cinematography by Daniel Moder.  Produced by Matt Jackson, Mark Johnson.  Music…

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

GLENN FICARRA, JOHN REQUA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2016.  Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Robert Carlock, based on the book The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days In Afghanistan and Pakistan by Kim Barker.  Cinematography by Xavier Grobet.  Produced by Ian Bryce, Tina Fey, Lorne Michaels.  Music by Nick Urata.  Production Design by Beth Mickle.  Costume Design by Lisa…

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The Tempest (2010)

JULIE TAYMOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2010.  Miramax, TalkStory Productions, Artemis Films, Mumbai Mantra Media, Prologue Films, Chartoff Hendee Productions, Chartoff Productions, Touchstone Pictures. Screenplay by Julie Taymor, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Robert Chartoff, Lynne Hendee, Jason K. Lau, Julia Taylor-Stanley, Julie Taymor.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design…

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Love Is Strange (2014)

IRA SACHS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/France, 2014.  Parts and Labor, Faliro House Productions, Film50, Mutressa Movies, RT Features.  Screenplay by Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias.  Cinematography by Christos Voudouris.  Produced by Lucas Joaquin, Lars Knudsen, Ira Sachs, Jayne Baron Sherman, Jay Van Hoy.  Production Design by Amy Williams.  Costume Design by Arjun Bhasin.  Film Editing by Affonso Goncalves, Michael Taylor.  Dorian…

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Dudley-Do-Right (1999)

HUGH WILSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1999.  Universal Pictures, Davis Entertainment, Joseph Singer Entertainment.  Screenplay by Hugh Wilson, based on characters created by Jay Ward.  Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin.  Produced by John Davis, J. Todd Harris, Joseph Singer.  Music by Steve Dorff.  Production Design by Bob Ziembicki.  Costume Design by Lisa Jensen.  Film Editing by Don Brochu.   Boring, uneventful adaptation of the…

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Rango (2011)

GORE VERBINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies, Blind Wink Productions, GK Films.  Story by John Logan, Gore Verbinski, James Ward Byrkit, Screenplay by John Logan.  Produced by John B. Carls, Graham King, Gore Verbinski. Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Mark ‘Crash’ McCreery.  Film Editing by Craig Wood.   Did you ever…

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The Impostors (1998)

STANLEY TUCCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1998.  First Cold Piece, Fox Searchlight Pictures.  Screenplay by Stanley Tucci.  Cinematography by Ken Kelsch.  Produced by Elizabeth W. Alexander, Stanley Tucci.  Music by Gary DeMichele.  Production Design by Andrew Jackness.  Costume Design by Juliet Polcsa.  Film Editing by Suzy Elmiger.   Stanley Tucci’s tribute to silent-era filmmaking is an art-deco delight, one that is short on substance…

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Frida (2002)

JULIE TAYMOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/Canada/Mexico, 2002.  Handprint Entertainment, Lions Gate Films, Miramax, Ventanarosa Productions.  Screenplay by Clancy Sigal, Diane Lake, Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas, based on the book Frida: A Biography Of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Lindsay Flickinger, Sarah Green, Nancy Hardin, Salma Hayek, Jay Polstein, Roberto Sneider, Lizz Speed.  Music…

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Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina (1997)

BERNARD ROSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 1997.  Icon Entertainment International, Icon Productions, Studio Trite, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Bernard Rose, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy.  Cinematography by Daryn Okada.  Produced by Bruce Davey.    Music by John Stronach,Georg Solti.    Production Design by John Myhre.   Costume Design by Maurizio Millenotti.    Film Editing by Victor Du…

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Spider-Man 2 (2004)

SAM RAIMI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.    USA, 2004.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Marvel Enterprises, Laura Ziskin Productions.  Story by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Michael Chabon, Screenplay by Alvin Sargent, based on the comic book by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko.  Cinematography by Bill Pope.  Produced by Avi Arad, Lorne Orleans, Laura Ziskin.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Neil Spisak.  Costume Design by…

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