Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

DAVID YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Heyday Films, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by J.K. Rowling, based on her characters.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by David Heyman, Steve Kloves, J.K. Rowling, Lionel Wigram.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Mark Day. The nefarious Grindelwald (Johnny Depp as…

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The Guardian Brothers (2016)

GARY WANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   Original title:  Xiao men shen China, 2016.  Light Chaser Animation Studios.  Screenplay by Dan Edelstein, Terrence Stone, Gary Wang.  Produced by Zhou Yu.  Music by Nathan Wang.  Film Editing by Ji Zhao. A modern world no longer interested in the spiritual beliefs of its ancestors has relegated guardian spirits to a realm in which…

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Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016)

DAVID YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2016.  Heyday Films, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by J.K. Rowling.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by David Heyman, Steve Kloves, J.K. Rowling, Lionel Wigram.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Stuart Craig, James Hambridge.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Mark Day.  Academy Awards 2016.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2016.    Washington…

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Kung Fu Panda (2008)

JOHN STEVENSON, MARK OSBORNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2008.  DreamWorks Animation, Pacific Data Images.  Story by Ethan Reiff, Cyrus Voris, Screenplay by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger.  Cinematography by Yong Duk Jhun.  Produced by Melissa Cobb.  Music by John Powell, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Raymond Zibach.  Film Editing by Clare De Chenu.  Academy Awards 2008.  Golden Globe Awards 2008.  Online Film Critics Awards 2008.   Po…

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Good Luck Chuck (2007)

MARK HELFRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Canada, 2007.  Lionsgate, Karz Entertainment, Province of British Columbia Production Services Tax Credit, Alberta Film Development Program of the Alberta Government, Milestone Entertainment.  Screenplay by Josh Stolberg, based on the short story by Steve Glenn.  Cinematography by Anthony B. Richmond.  Produced by Mike Karz, Barry Katz, Tracey E. Edmonds, Brian Volk-Weiss.  Music by…

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Taking Woodstock (2009)

ANG LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):BB.5.  USA, 2009.  Focus Features.  Screenplay by James Schamus, based on the book by Elliot Tiber, Tom Monte.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Celia D. Costas, Ang Lee.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by Tim Squyres.  Cannes Film Festival 2009.   We’ve all heard about the…

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