Doctor Sleep (2019)

MIKE FLANAGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2019.  Warner Bros., Intrepid Pictures, Vertigo Entertainment.  Screenplay by Mike Flanagan, based on the novel by Stephen King.  Cinematography by Michael Filmognari.  Produced by Jon Berg, Trevor Macy.  Music by The Newton Brothers.  Production Design by Maher Ahmad, Patricio M. Farrell.  Costume Design by Terry…

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Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

DAVID LEITCH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2019.  Chris Morgan Productions, Seven Bucks Productions, Universal Pictures.  Story by Chris Morgan, Screenplay by Chris Morgan, Drew Pearce, based on characters created by Gary Scott Thompson.  Cinematography by Jonathan Sela.  Produced by Hiram Garcia, Dwayne Johnson, Chris Morgan, Jason Statham.  Music by Tyler Bates.  Production…

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The Meg (2018)

JON TURTELTAUB Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   China/USA, 2018.  Apelles Entertainment, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Flagship Entertainment Group, Gravity Pictures, Maeday Productions.  Screenplay by Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber, based on the novel Meg by Steve Alten.  Cinematography by Tom Stern.  Produced by Belle Avery, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Colin Wilson.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Grant Major.  Costume Design…

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Once Were Warriors (1994)

LEE TAMAHORI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  New Zealand, 1994.  Communicado Productions, New Zealand Film Commission, Avalon/NFU, New Zealand On Air. Screenplay by Riwia Brown, based on the novel by Alan Duff.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Robin Scholes.  Music by Murray Grindlay, Murray McNabb.  Production Design by Michael Kane.  Costume Design by Pauline Bowkett.  Film Editing by Michael Horton.   Fascinating, intense drama…

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Deep Rising (1998)

STEPHEN SOMMERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1998.  Calimari Productions, Cinergi Pictures Entertainment, Hollywood Pictures.  Screenplay by Stephen Sommers.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by John Baldecchi, Laurence Mark.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Holger Gross.  Costume Design by Joseph A. Porro.  Film Editing by Bob Ducsay, John Wright.   Lame sea adventure that should have remained at the bottom of the…

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Six Days, Seven Nights (1998)

IVAN REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  Caravan Pictures, Northern Lights Entertainment, Roger Birnbaum Productions, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Michael Browning.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by Roger Birnbaum, Wallis Nicita, Ivan Reitman.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by J. Michael Riva.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Wendy Greene Bricmont, Sheldon Kahn.   Harrison Ford is once again the reluctant…

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Colombiana (2011)

OLIVIER MEGATON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA/France, 2011.  EuropaCorp, TF1 Films Production, Grive Productions, Canal+, CinéCinéma, A.J.O.Z. Films.  Screenplay by Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen.  Cinematography by Romain Lacourbas.  Produced by Luc Besson, Ariel Zeitoun.  Music by Nathaniel Mechaly, Craig Walker.  Production Design by Patrick Durand.  Costume Design by Olivier Beriot.  Film Editing by Camille Delamarre.   After witnessing her parents’ murder before her…

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Fracture (2007)

GREGORY HOBLIT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA/Germany, 2007.  New Line Cinema, Castle Rock Entertainment, Weinstock Productions, M7 Filmproduktion.  Story by Daniel Pyne, Screenplay by Daniel Pyne, Glenn Gers.  Cinematography by Kramer Morgenthau.  Produced by Charles Weinstock.  Music by Jeff Danna, Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Paul Eads.  Costume Design by Elisabetta Beraldo.  Film Editing by David Rosenbloom.   Selling your soul for cash…

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Training Day (2001)

ANTOINE FUQUA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA/Australia, 2001.   Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Outlaw Productions, WV Films II.   Screenplay by David Ayer.   Cinematography by Mauro Fiore.   Produced by Jeffrey Silver.   Music by Mark Mancina.   Production Design by Naomi Shohan.   Costume Design by Michele Michel.   Film Editing by Conrad Buff IV.   …

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Runaway Jury (2003)

GARY FLEDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2003.  Regency Enterprises, New Regency Pictures, Epsilon Motion Pictures.  Screenplay by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, Rick Cleveland, Matthew Chapman, based on the novel by John Grisham.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Gary Fleder, Christopher Mankiewicz, Arnon Milchan.  Music by Christopher Young.  Production Design by Nelson Coates.  Costume Design by Abigail Murray.  Film Editing by William Steinkamp.  …

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Blow (2001)

TED DEMME Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2001.  Apostle, Avery Pix, New Line Cinema, Spanky Pictures.  Screenplay by David McKenna, Nick Cassavetes, based on the book by Bruce Porter.  Cinematography by Ellen Kuras.  Produced by Ted Demme, Tomas Krejci, Denis Leary, Joel Stillerman.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Michael Z. Hanan.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by…

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Collateral Damage (2002)

ANDREW DAVIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5,  USA, 2002.  Warner Bros., Bel Air Entertainment, David Foster Productions, Hacienda Productions.  Story by Ronald Roose, David Griffiths, Peter Griffiths, Screenplay by David Griffiths, Peter Griffiths.  Cinematography by Adam Greenberg.  Produced by David Foster, Steven Reuther.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Philip Rosenberg.  Costume Design by James W. Tyson.  Film Editing by…

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