Hillbilly Elegy (2020)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 2020. Imagine Entertainment, Netflix. Screenplay by Vanessa Taylor, based on the novel by J.D. Vance. Cinematography by Maryse Alberti. Produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Karen Lunder. Music by David Fleming, Hans Zimmer. Production Design by Molly Hughes. Costume Design by Virginia Johnson. Film Editing by…

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The Founder (2016)

JOHN LEE HANCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  FilmNation Entertainment, The Weinstein Company, Faliro House Productions, The Combine, Speedie Distribution.  Screenplay by Robert D. Siegel.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Don Handfield, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Ryder.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Daniel Orlandi.  Film Editing by Robert Frazen. A traveling salesman who has peddled…

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Selma (2014)

AVA DuVERNAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 2014.  Cloud Eight Films, Celador Films, Harpo Films, Pathe, Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by Paul Webb.  Cinematography by Bradford Young.  Produced by Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey.  Music by Jason Moran.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter.  Film Editing by Spencer Averick.  Academy Awards 2014.  American Film Institute 2014. …

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The Simpsons Movie (2007)

DAVID SILVERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2007.  Twentieth Century Fox, Gracie Films, The Curiosity Company, Twentieth Century Fox Animation.  Screenplay by James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Ian Maxtone-Graham, George Meyer, David Mirkin, Mike Reiss, Mike Scully, Matt Selman, John Swartzwelder, Jon Vitti, consultant writers Joel H. Cohen, John Frink, Tim Long, Michael Price,…

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Trekkies (1997)

ROGER NYGARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1997.  NEO Motion Pictures.  Cinematography by Harris Done.  Produced by W.K. Border.  Music by J.J. Holiday,Billy Sullivan, Walter Werzowa, Jimmie Wood.  Film Editing by Roger Nygard.     Captivating documentary hosted by former Star Trek: The Next Generation cast member Denise Crosby, who investigates the fandom of the epic television series originally…

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The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)

CATHY MALKASIAN, JEFF McGRATH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2002.  Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies, Klasky-Csupo, Viacom Productions, Nickelodeon Studios.  Screenplay by Kate Boutilier, based on characters created by Arlene Klasky, Gabor Csupo, Steve Pepoon, David Silverman, Stephen Sustarsic.  Produced by Kyeung Seon Ahn, Chang Youl Choi, Hong Kyu Choi, Gabor Csupo, Arlene Klasky, Jin Ah No, Wook Song.  Music…

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Monsters, Inc. (2001)

PETE DOCTER, DAVID SILVERMAN, LEE UNKRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 2001.  Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Pete Docter, Jill Culton,  Jeff Pidgeon, Ralph Eggleston, Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Daniel Gerson, additional screenplay material by Robert L. Baird, Rhett Reese, Jonathan Roberts.  Produced by Darla K. Anderson.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Harley Jessup, Bob…

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The Road To El Dorado (2000)

BIBO BERGERON, WILL FINN, DON PAUL, DAVID SILVERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2000.  DreamWorks Animation, DreamWorks, Stardust Pictures.  Screenplay by Terry Rossio, Ted Elliott, additional dialogue by Karey Kirkpatrick.  Produced by Brooke Breton, Bonne Radford.  Music by John Powell, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Vicky Jenson, Christian Schellewald.  Film Editing by John Carnochan, Vicki Hiatt, Dan Molina, Lynne Southerland.  …

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