Blue Miracle (2021)

JULIO QUINTANA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 2021. Third Coast Content, Endeavor Content, Mucho Mas Media, Provident Films, Reserve Entertainment. Screenplay by Chris Dowling, Julio Quintana. Cinematography by Santiago Benet Mari. Produced by Javier Chapa, Chris George, Ben Howard, Darren Moorman, Trey Reynolds. Music by Hanan Townshend. Production Design by Mailara Santana. Costume…

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Rosewood (1997)

JOHN SINGLETON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1997. Warner Bros., Peters Entertainment, New Deal Productions. Screenplay by Gregory Poirier. Cinematography by Johnny E. Jensen. Produced by Jon Peters. Music by John Williams. Production Design by Paul Sylbert. Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter. Film Editing by Bruce Cannon.  Berlin Film Festival 1997.  …

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Poms (2019)

ZARA HAYES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2019.  Sierra / Affinity, Mad As Birds, Rose Pictures, Entertainment One.  Story by Zara Hayes, Shane Atkinson, Screenplay by Shane Atkinson.  Cinematography by Tim Orr.  Produced by Andy Evans, Rose Ganguzza, Celyn Jones, Sean Marley, Kelly McCormick, Alex Saks, Ade Shannon.   Music by Deborah Lurie. …

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The Best of Enemies (2019)

ROBIN BISSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2019.  Astute Films, Material Pictures.  Screenplay by Robin Bissell, based on the book by Osha Gray Davidson.  Cinematography by David Lanzenberg.  Produced by Matt Berenson, Fred Bernstein, Tobey Maguire, Matthew Plouffe, Danny Strong, Dominique Telson.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall.  Costume Design…

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Three Fugitives (1989)

FRANCIS VEBER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA, 1989.  Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners IV.  Screenplay by Francis Veber, based on his film Les Fugitifs.  Cinematography by Haskell Wexler.  Produced by Lauren Shuler Donner.  Music by David McHugh.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design by April Ferry.  Film Editing by Bruce Green. Francis Veber remakes his own Les Fugitifs for the…

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Animal House (1978)

JOHN LANDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 1978.  Universal Pictures, Oregon Film Factory, Stage III Productions.  Screenplay by Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney, Chris Miller.  Cinematography by Charles Correll.  Produced by Ivan Reitman, Matty Simmons.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by John J. Lloyd.  Costume Design by Deborah Nadoolman.  Film Editing by George Folsey Jr. The campus comedy that launched decades…

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Courage Under Fire (1996)

EDWARD ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1996.  Davis Entertainment, Fox 2000 Pictures, Joseph M. Singer Entertainment.  Screenplay by Patrick Sheane Duncan.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by John Davis, David T. Friendly, Joseph Singer.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by John Graysmark.  Costume Design by Francine Jamison-Tanchuck.  Film Editing by Steven Rosenblum.   Pointlessly empty drama that really should have been excellent…

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The Sum Of All Fears (2002)

PHIL ALDEN ROBINSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Germany, 2002.  Paramount Pictures, Mace Neufeld Productions, MFP Munich Film Partners GmbH & Company I. Produktions KG, S.O.A.F. Productions.  Screenplay by Paul Attanasio, Daniel Pyne, based on the novel by Tom Clancy.  Cinematography by John Lindley.  Produced by Mace Neufeld.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall.  Costume Design by Marie-Sylvie Deveau.  Film Editing by Nicolas…

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Wildcats (1986)

MICHAEL RITCHIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1986.  Hawn / Sylbert Movie Company, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Ezra Sacks.  Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin. Produced by Anthea Sylbert.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Boris Leven.  Costume Design by Eddie Marks.  Film Editing by Richard A. Harris. Goldie Hawn‘s bubbly personality is perfectly suited to this tolerable comedy, though the…

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My Cousin Vinny (1992)

JONATHAN LYNN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1992.  Palo Vista Productions, Peter V. Miller Investment Corp., Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Dale Launer.  Cinematography by Peter Deming.  Produced by Dale Launer, Paul Schiff.  Music by Randy Edelman. Production Design by Victoria Paul.  Costume Design by Carol Wood.  Film Editing by Tony Lombardo, Stephen E. Rivkin.   One of the funniest and…

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Ali (2001)

MICHAEL MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2001.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Forward Pass, Initial Entertainment Group, Moonlighting Films, Overbrook Entertainment, Peters Entertainment, Picture Entertainment.  Story by Gregory Allen Howard, Screenplay by Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson, Eric Roth, Michael Mann.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Paul Ardaji, A. Kitman Ho, James Lassiter, Michael Mann, Jon Peters.  Music by…

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Collateral (2004)

MICHAEL MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2004.  Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, Edge City.  Screenplay by Stuart Beattie.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe, Paul Cameron.  Produced by Michael Mann, Julie Richardson.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by David Wasco.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Jim Miller, Paul Rubell.  Academy Awards 2004.  AFI Awards 2004.    Golden…

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