Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018)

BOB PERSICHETTI, PETER RAMSEY, RODNEY ROTHMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 2018.  Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Marvel Entertainment, Avi Arad Productions, Lord Miller, Pascal Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation.  Story by Phil Lord, Screenplay by Phil Lord, Rodney Rothman, story consultant Meghan Malloy, based on Spider-Verse created by Dan Slott and characters created by…

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California Split (1974)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 1974.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Spelling Goldberg, Won World.  Screenplay by Joseph Walsh.  Cinematography by Paul Lohmann.  Produced by Robert Altman, Joseph Walsh.  Production Design by Leon Ericksen.  Costume Design by Hugh McFarland.  Film Editing by O. Nicholas Brown, Lou Lombardo.  Compulsive gambler George Segal plays poker at a gaming venue where he meets…

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Venom (2018)

RUBEN FLEISCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA, 2018.  Avi Arad Productions, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Marvel Entertainment, Matt Tolmach Productions, Pascal Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Tencent Pictures.  Screen story by Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg, Screenplay by Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg, Kelly Marcel, based on Marvel’s Venom character created by Todd McFarlane, David Michelinie.  Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.  Produced…

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Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

GENNDY TARTAKOVSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2015.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, LStar Capital, Sony Pictures Animation, Media Rights Capital, Sony Pictures Digital, Sony Pictures Imageworks.  Screenplay by Robert Smigel, Adam Sandler, based on characters created by Todd Durham.  Produced by Michelle Murdocca.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh. Production Design by Michael Kurinsky.  Film Editing by Catherine Apple.   In this hilarious…

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The Equalizer 2 (2018)

ANTOINE FUQUA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2018.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Escape Artists, Fuqua Films, Lonetree Entertainment, Mace Neufeld Productions, Sony Pictures Entertainment, ZHIV Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Wenk, based on the television series created by Michael Sloan, Richard Lindheim.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Tony Eldridge, Antoine Fuqua, Mace Neufeld, Alex Siskin, Michael…

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Marooned (1969)

JOHN STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   USA, 1969.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Frankovich Productions.  Screenplay by Mayo Simon, based on the novel by Martin Caidin.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by M.J. Frankovich.  Production Design by Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Seth Banks.  Film Editing by Walter Thompson.  Academy Awards 1969. Some movies are so terrible it’s a wonder to behold.  Three…

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The More The Merrier (1943)

GEORGE STEVENS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1943.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Story by Robert Russell, Frank Ross, Screenplay by Robert Russell, Frank Ross, Richard Flournoy, Lewis R. Foster.  Cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff.  Produced by George Stevens.  Music by Leigh Harline.  Production Design by Lionel Banks, Rudolph Sternad.  Film Editing by Otto Meyer.  Academy Awards 1943. Hollywood writers working after the Hayes code came into…

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One Night Of Love (1934)

VICTOR SCHERTZINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1934.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by S.K. Lauren,James Gow, Edmund H. North, based on the story Don’t Fall In Love by Dorothy Speare,  Charles Beahan.  Cinematography by Joseph Walker.  Produced by Harry Cohn.  Music by Gus Kahn, Victor Schertzinger.  Production Design by Stephen Goosson.  Costume Design by Robert Kalloch.  Film Editing by Gene Milford.  Academy Awards 1934. The…

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Stephen King’s Sleepwalkers (1992)

MICK GARRIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1992.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Victor & Grais Productions, Ion Pictures.  Screenplay by Stephen King.  Cinematography by Rodney Charters.   Produced by Michael Grais, Mark Victor, Nabeel Zahid.  Music by Nicholas Pike.  Production Design by John DeCuir Jr..  Costume Design by Michael W. Hoffman.  Film Editing by O. Nicholas Brown.   An incestuous mother and son turn out to…

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Obsession (1976)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1976.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Yellowbird Productions.  Story by Brian De Palma, Paul Schrader, Screenplay by Paul Schrader.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Harry N. Blum, George Litto.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Jack Senter.  Costume Design by Frank Balchus.  Film Editing by Paul Hirsch.  Academy Awards 1976.  National Board of Review…

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X Y & Zee (1972)

BRIAN G. HUTTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Alternate title:  Zee And Co. United Kingdom, 1972.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Zee Company.  Screenplay by Edna O’Brien.  Cinematography by Billy Williams.  Produced by Jay Kanter, Alan Ladd Jr..  Music by Stanley Myers.  Production Design by Peter Mullins.  Costume Design by Beatrice Dawson.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.  Golden Globe Awards 1972. Trash should always be…

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The Guns Of Navarone (1961)

J. LEE THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1961.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Highroad Productions.  Screenplay by Carl Foreman, based on the novel by Alistair MacLean.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Carl Foreman.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Geoffrey Drake.  Film Editing by Alan Osbiston.  Academy Awards 1961.  Golden Globe Awards 1961. The British fighting the Nazis during World War II…

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