Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

JOSEPH KOSINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2022. Paramount Pictures, Skydance Media, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Story by Peter Craig, Justin Marks, Screenplay by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie, based on characters created by Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr.. Cinematography by Claudio Miranda. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, David…

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Ghost In The Shell (2017)

RUPERT SANDERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2017.  Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, Reliance Entertainment, Shanghai Film Group, Huahua Media, Arad Productions, Steven Paul Production,Amblin Partners,Grosvenor Park Productions, Seaside Entertainment, Weying Galaxy Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jamie Moss,William Wheeler, Ehren Kruger, based on the comic The Ghost in The Shell by Masamune Shirow.  Cinematography by Jess Hall.  Produced by Ari Arad, Avi…

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The Ring (2002)

GORE VERBINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Japan, 2002.  DreamWorks, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, BenderSpink.  Screenplay by Ehren Kruger, based on the screenplay Ringu by Hiroshi Takahashi and the novel by Koji Suzuki.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.  Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Tom Duffield.  Costume Design by Julie Weiss.  Film Editing by Craig Wood.  Flat, tepid thriller that…

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Blood & Chocolate (2007)

KATJA VON GARNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/United Kingdom/Germany/Romania, 2007.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Lakeshore Entertainment, Daniel Bobker Productions, Berrick Filmproduktion, Blood & Chocolate Productions Ltd..  Screenplay by Ehren Kruger, Christopher Landon, based on the book by Annette Curtis Klause.  Cinematography by Brendan Galvin.  Produced by Wolfgang Esenwein, Hawk Koch, Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg, Richard S. Wright.  Music by Reinhold Heil, Johnny…

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The Skeleton Key (2005)

IAIN SOFTLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2005.  Universal Pictures, ShadowCatcher Entertainment, Double Feature Films, Daniel Bobker Productions, Brick Dust Productions LLC, MFPV Film.  Screenplay by Ehren Kruger.  Cinematography by Daniel Mindel.  Produced by Daniel Bobker, Lorenzo P. Lampthwait, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Iain Softley.  Music by Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by John Beard.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by…

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Dream House (2011)

JIM SHERIDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.5.  USA, 2011.  Cliffjack Motion Pictures, Morgan Creek Entertainment Group.  Screenplay by David Loucka.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.  Produced by Daniel Bobker, Ehren Kruger, David C. Robinson, James G. Robinson.  Music by John Debney.  Production Design by Carol Spier.  Costume Design by Delphine White.  Film Editing by Glen Scantlebury, Barbara Tulliver.   It’s hard to do worse than this thriller, producing…

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Arlington Road (1999)

MARK PELLINGTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB USA, 1999.  Screen Gems, Lakeshore Entertainment, Arlington Road Productions Corporation, Gorai / Samuelson Productions, Samuelson Productions. Screenplay by Ehren Kruger.  Cinematography by Bobby Bukowski.  Produced by Tom Gorai, Marc Samuelson, Peter Samuelson.  Music by Angelo Badalamenti.  Production Design by Therese DePrez.  Costume Design by Jennifer Barrett Pellington.  Film Editing by Conrad Buff IV.   Idiotic, arch…

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The Brothers Grimm (2005)

TERRY GILLIAM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/Czech Republic/USA, 2005.  Dimension Films, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Mosaic Media Group, Reforma Films, Atlas Entertainment.  Screenplay by Ehren Kruger.  Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.  Produced by Daniel Bobker, Charles Roven.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Guy Hendrix Dyas.  Costume Design by Gabriella Pescucci, Carlo Poggioli.  Film Editing by Lesley Walker.   After numerous post-production delays, Terry…

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Reindeer Games (2000)

JOHN FRANKENHEIMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2000. Dimension Films, Marty Katz Productions.  Screenplay by Ehren Kruger.  Cinematography by Alan Caso.  Produced by Marty Katz, Chris Moore, Bob Weinstein.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Barbara Dunphy.  Costume Design by May Routh.  Film Editing by Antony Gibbs, Michael Kahn. Ben Affleck spends his time in prison witnessing lovelorn cellmate James Frain exchange letters…

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Impostor (2001)

GARY FLEDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2001.  Dimension Films, Marty Katz Productions, Mojo Films, P.K. Pictures.  Screenplay by Caroline Case, Ehren Kruger, David Twohy, adaptation by Scott Rosenberg, based on the short story by Philip K. Dick.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Gary Fleder, Marty Katz, Daniel Lupi, Gary Sinise.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Nelson…

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Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)

MICHAEL BAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2011.  Paramount Pictures, Hasbro, Di Bonaventura Pictures.  Screenplay by Ehren Kruger.  Cinematography by Amir Mokri.  Produced by Ian Bryce, Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy.  Music by Steve Jablonsky.  Production Design by Nigel Phelps.  Costume Design by Deborah Lynn Scott.  Film Editing by Roger Barton, William Goldenberg, Joel Negron.   More junk madness as the famous eighties…

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Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009)

MICHAEL BAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.5.  USA, 2009.  DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures, Hasbro, Di Bonaventura Pictures.  Screenplay by Ehren Kruger, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman.  Cinematography by Ben Seresin.  Produced by Ian Bryce, Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy.  Music by Steve Jablonsky.  Production Design by Nigel Phelps.  Costume Design by Deborah Lynn Scott.  Film Editing by Roger Barton, Tom Muldoon, Joel…

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