Nocturne (2020)

ZU QUIRKE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2020. Blumhouse Productions, Blumhouse Television. Screenplay by Zu Quirke. Cinematography by Carmen Cabana. Produced by Jason Blum, Jeremy Gold, Marci Wiseman. Music by Elizabeth Bernholz. Production Design by Cecil Gentry. Costume Design by Christopher Oroza. Film Editing by Andrew Drazek. Violet and Juliet are twin sisters…

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The Invisible Man (2020)

LEIGH WHANNELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Canada/Australia/USA, 2020. Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, Goalpost Pictures, Nervous Tick Productions, Screen Australia, Government of Australia, The New South Wales Government. Screen story and screenplay by Leigh Whannell, based on the novel by H.G. Wells. Cinematography by Stefan Duscio. Produced by Jason Blum, Kylie Du Fresne. Music…

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Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

JAMES WAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA/Canada, 2013.  FilmDistrict, Stage 6 Films, Entertainment One, Blumhouse Productions, Alliance, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions.  Story by James Wan, Leigh Whannell, Screenplay by Leigh Whannell, based on characters created by Leigh Whannell.  Cinematography by John R. Leonetti.  Produced by Jason Blum, Oren Peli.  Music by Joseph Bishara. …

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Ma (2019)

TATE TAYLOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2019.  Blumhouse Productions, Wyolah Films.  Screenplay by Scotty Landes.  Cinematography by Christina Voros.  Produced by Jason Blum, John Norris, Tate Taylor.  Music by Gregory Tripi.  Production Design by Marc Fisichella.  Costume Design by Megan Coates.  Film Editing by Lucy Donaldson, Jin Lee.  Dorian Awards 2019.  …

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Benji (2018)

BRANDON CAMP Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.   United Arab Emirates/USA, 2018.  Blumhouse Productions, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, Meridian Entertainment, Symbolic Exchange, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Brandon Camp, based on the 1974 motion picture by Joe Camp.  Cinematography by Thomas Scott Stanton.  Produced by Jason Blum, Brandon Camp.  Music by Kostas Christides.  Production Design by Kevin C. Lang.  Costume Design by Dana…

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Halloween (2018)

DAVID GORDON GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 2018.  Blumhouse Productions, Miramax, Rough House Pictures, Trancas International Films, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by David Gordon Green, Danny McBride, Jeff Fradley, based on characters created by John Carpenter, Debra Hill.  Cinematography by Michael Simmonds.  Produced by Malek Akkad, Bill Block, Jason Blum.  Music by Cody Carpenter, John Carpenter, Daniel A. Davies.  Production…

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BlackkKlansman (2018)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.   USA, 2018.  40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Blumhouse Productions, Legendary Entertainment, Monkeypaw Productions, Perfect World Pictures, QC Entertainment.  Screenplay by Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee, based on the book by Ron Stallworth.  Cinematography by Chayse Irvin.  Produced by Jason Blum, Spike Lee, Raymond Mansfield, Sean McKittrick, Jordan…

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Happy Death Day (2017)

CHRISTOPHER LANDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2017.  Blumhouse Productions, Digital Riot Media, Vesuvius Productions.  Screenplay by Scott Lobdell.  Cinematography by Toby Oliver.  Produced by Jason Blum.  Music by Bear McCreary.  Production Design by Cece Destefano.  Costume Design by Meagan McLaughlin.  Film Editing by Gregory Plotkin.   Sorority girl Tree (Jessica Rothe) wakes up in a boy’s dorm and has no remembrance of…

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Get Out (2017)

JORDAN PEELE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2017.  Blumhouse Productions, Monkeypaw Productions, QC Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jordan Peele.  Cinematography by Toby Oliver.  Produced by Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr., Sean McKittrick, Jordan Peele.  Music by Michael Abels.  Production Design by Rusty Smith.  Costume Design by Nadine Haders.  Film Editing by Gregory Plotkin.  Academy Awards 2017.  AFI Awards 2017.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2017.  …

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Whiplash (2014)

DAMIEN CHAZELLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2014.  Bold Films, Blumhouse Productions, Right of Way Films.  Screenplay by Damien Chazelle.  Cinematography by Sharone Meir.  Produced by Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook, David Lancaster, Michel Litvak.  Music by Justin Hurwitz.  Production Design by Melanie Jones.  Costume Design by Lisa Norcia.  Film Editing by Tom Cross.  Academy Awards 2014. American Film Institute 2014. Boston Film Critics…

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Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)

HENRY JOOST, ARIEL SCHULMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 2012.  Paramount Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, Solana Films, Room 101.  Story by Chad Feehan, Screenplay by Christopher Landon, based on the film by Oren Peli.  Cinematography by Doug Emmett.  Produced by Jason Blum, Oren Peli.  Production Design by Jennifer Spence.  Costume Design by Leah Butler.  Film Editing by Gregory Plotkin.   This film…

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Sinister (2012)

SCOTT DERRICKSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2012.  Alliance Films, IM Global, Blumhouse Productions, Automatik, Possessed Pictures.  Screenplay by Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill.  Cinematography by Chris Norr.  Produced by Jason Blum, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones.  Music by Christopher Young.  Production Design by David Brisbin.  Costume Design by Abby O’Sullivan.  Film Editing by Frederic Thoravel.   True crime author Ethan Hawke has seen better days;…

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