Promising Young Woman (2020)

EMERALD FENNELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom/USA, 2020. FilmNation Entertainment, Focus Features, LuckyChap Entertainment. Screenplay by Emerald Fennell. Cinematography by Benjamin Kracun. Produced by Tom Ackerley, Ben Browning, Emerald Fennell, Ashley Fox, Josey McNamara, Margot Robbie. Music by Anthony Willis. Production Design by Michael Perry. Costume Design by Nancy Steiner. Film Editing…

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Trolls (2016)

MIKE MITCHELL, WALT DOHRN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2016.  DreamWorks Animation, Hurwitz Creative, Isobel Griffiths Limited.  Story by Erica Rivinoja, Screenplay by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger, based on the Good Luck Trolls created by Thomas Dam.  Cinematography by Yong Duk Jhun.  Produced by Gina Shay.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by…

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Pitch Perfect (2012)

JASON MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2012.  Brownstone Productions, Gold Circle Films.  Screenplay by Kay Cannon, based on the book by Mickey Rapkin.  Cinematography by Julio Macat.  Produced by Elizabeth Banks, Paul Brooks, Max Handelman.  Music by Christophe Beck, Mark Kilian.  Production Design by Barry Robison.  Costume Design by Salvador Perez Jr.. …

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)

DEAN DeBLOIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2019.  DreamWorks Animation, Mad Hatter Entertainment.  Screenplay by Dean DeBlois, based on the How To Train Your Dragon book series by Cressida Cowell.  Cinematography by Gil Zimmerman.  Produced by Bonnie Arnold, Brad Lewis.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Pierre-Olivier Vincent.  Film Editing by John K….

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Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

NICHOLAS STOLLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA/China, 2016.  Universal Pictures, Perfect World Pictures, Point Grey Pictures, Good Universe.  Screenplay by Andrew Jay Cohen, Brendan O’Brien, Nicholas Stoller, Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, based on characters created by Andrew Jay Cohen, Brendan O’Brien.  Cinematography by Brandon Trost.  Produced by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, James Weaver.  Music by Michael Andrews.  Production Design…

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Neighbors (2014)

NICHOLAS STOLLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Alternate title:  Bad Neighbours USA, 2014.  Good Universe, Point Grey Pictures.  Screenplay by Andrew Jay Cohen, Brendan O’Brien.  Cinematography by Brandon Trost.  Produced by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, James Weaver.  Music by Michael Andrews.  Production Design by Julie Berghoff.  Costume Design by Leesa Evans.  Film Editing by Zene Baker.   Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne have a new baby, a…

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How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

DEAN DeBLOIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2014.  DreamWorks Animation, Mad Hatter Entertainment.  Screenplay by Dean DeBlois, based on the book series by Cressida Cowell.  Produced by Bonnie Arnold.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Pierre-Olivier Vincent.  Film Editing by John K. Carr.   The success of the somewhat amusing original has been followed by a delightful sequel,…

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Role Models (2008)

DAVID WAIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2008.  Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Stuber/Parent, Internationale Filmproduktion Stella-del-Süd, New Regency Pictures, WideAwake.  Story by Timothy Dowling, W. Blake Herron, Screenplay by Paul Rudd, David Wain, Ken Marino, Timothy Dowling.  Cinematography by Russ T. Alsobrook.  Produced by Luke Greenfield, Mary Parent, Scott Stuber.  Music by Craig Wedren.  Production Design by Stephen J. Lineweaver.  Costume Design…

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Kick-Ass (2010)

MATTHEW VAUGHN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2010.  Marv Films, Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, based on the comic book by Mark Millar, John Romita Jr..  Cinematography by Ben Davis.  Produced by Adam Bohling, Tarquin Pack, Brad Pitt, David Reid, Kris Thykier, Matthew Vaughn.  Music by Marius De Vries, Ilan Eshkeri, Henry Jackman, John Murphy.  Production Design…

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Year One (2009)

HAROLD RAMIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2009.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Ocean Pictures, Apatow Productions.   Story by Harold Ramis, Screenplay by Harold Ramis, Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg.  Cinematography by Alar Kivilo.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Clayton Townsend.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Jefferson Sage. Costume Design by Debra McGuire.  Film Editing by Craig Herring, Steve Welch.   Two cavemen in…

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Superbad (2007)

GREG MOTTOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2007.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Apatow Productions.  Screenplay by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg.  Cinematography by Russ T. Alsobrook.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Shauna Robertson.  Music by Lyle Workman. Production Design by Chris L. Spellman.  Costume Design by Debra McGuire.  Film Editing by William Kerr.   The next entry in the American Pie series of kids doing…

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Fright Night (2011)

CRAIG GILLESPIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2011.  DreamWorks, Reliance Entertainment, Michael De Luca Productions, Gaeta / Rosenzweig Films.  Story by Tom Holland, Screenplay by Marti Noxon, based on the film by Tom Holland.  Cinematography by Javier Aguirresarobe.  Produced by Michael De Luca, Alison R. Rosenzweig.  Music by Ramin Djawadi.  Production Design by Richard Bridgland.  Costume Design by Susan Matheson.  Film Editing…

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