Selena (1997)

GREGORY NAVA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1997. Q Productions, Esparza / Katz Productions. Screenplay by Gregory Nava. Cinematography by Edward Lachman. Produced by Moctesuma Esparza, Robert Katz. Music by Dave Grusin. Production Design by Cary White. Costume Design by Elisabetta Beraldo. Film Editing by Nancy Richardson. The talented singer who achieved the…

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Go For Sisters (2013)

JOHN SAYLES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.    USA, 2013.  Anarchist’s Convention Films, Olmos Productions, Go For Films.   Screenplay by John Sayles.  Cinematography by Kat Westergaard.  Produced by Peter Bobrow, Edward James Olmos, Alejandro Springall.  Music by Mason Daring.  Production Design by Mara A. Spear.  Costume Design by Dana R. Woods.  Film Editing by John Sayles. John Sayles is in top…

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Coco (2017)

LEE UNKRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 2017.  Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios. Story by Lee Unkrich, Jason Katz, Matthew Aldrich, Adrian Molina, Screenplay by Adrian Molina, Matthew Aldrich.  Cinematography by Matt Aspbury, Danielle Feinberg. Produced by Darla K. Anderson.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by Harley Jessup. Film Editing by Steve Bloom, Lee Unkrich.  Academy Awards 2017. …

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Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

DENIS VILLENEUVE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.    USA/United Kingdom/Canada, 2017.  16:14 Entertainment, Alcon Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Thunderbird Entertainment, Torridon Films, Warner Bros..  Story by Hampton Fancher, Screenplay by Hampton Fancher, Michael Green, based on characters from the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Broderick…

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The Green Hornet (2011)

MICHEL GONDRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2011.  Columbia Pictures, Original Film, K/O Camera Toys.  Screenplay by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, based on the radio series by George W. Trendle.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Neal H. Moritz.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Owen Paterson.  Costume Design by Kym Barrett.  Film Editing by Michael Tronick. Seth Rogen attempts a different kind…

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The Disappearance Of Garcia Lorca (1997)

MARCO ZURINAGA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Alternate title:  Death In Granada Spain/France/USA/Puerto Rico, 1997.  Antena 3 Televisión, Canal+, Enrique Cerezo Producciones Cinematográficas S.A., Esparza / Katz Productions, Kanzaman, Miramar Films.  Screenplay by Marco Zurinaga, Juan Antonio Ramos, Neil Cohen, based on the books The Assassination of Federico Garcia Lorca and Federico Garcia Lorca: A Life by Ian…

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Alambrista! (1977)

ROBERT M. YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1977.  Filmhaus.  Screenplay by Robert M. Young.  Cinematography by Tom Hurwitz, Robert M. Young.  Produced by Michael Hausman, Irwin Young.  Music by Michael Martin Murphey.  Production Design by Lilly Kilvert.  Film Editing by Edward Beyer, Norman Buckley.   Like millions before and after him, Roberto has decided to leave Mexico and look for work…

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My Family (1995)

GREGORY NAVA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5 Original title:  Mi Familia USA, 1995.  American Playhouse, American Zoetrope, Majestic Films International, Newcomb Productions.  Screenplay by Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Anna Thomas.  Music by Mark McKenzie.  Production Design by Barry Robison.  Costume Design by Tracy Tynan.  Film Editing by Nancy Richardson.   Multiple generations of a Latino-American family in California are…

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Blade Runner (1982)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA/Hong Kong, 1982.  The Ladd Company, Shaw Brothers, Warner Bros., Blade Runner Partnership.  Screenplay by Hampton Fancher, David Webb Peoples, based on the novel Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.  Cinematography by Jordan Cronenweth.  Produced by Michael Deeley.  Music by Vangelis.  Production Design by Lawrence G. Paull.  Costume Design by Michael…

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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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I’m Still Here

CASEY AFFLECK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Joaquin Phoenix announced to the press in 2009 that he was done with acting and would be transitioning to his new career as a rap artist. As revealed by this mockumentary by Casey Affleck, the entire operation, which included an infamous appearance on David Letterman’s show in which Phoenix…

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