A Simple Favor (2018)

PAUL FEIG Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.   USA, 2018.  Bron Studios, Feigco Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jessica Sharzer, based on the novel by Darcey Bell.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Paul Feig, Jessie Henderson.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Jefferson Sage.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film Editing by Brent White.   Dorian Awards 2018.   Anna Kendrick plays a suburban…

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Fifty Shades Freed (2018)

JAMES FOLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.   USA, 2018.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Niall Leonard, based on the novel by E.L. James.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, E.L. James, Marcus Viscidi.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Nelson Coates.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film Editing by David S. Clark, Richard Francis-Bruce, Debra Neil-Fisher.   We…

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Fifty Shades Darker (2017)

JAMES FOLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA/China, 2017.  Perfect World Pictures (Beijing), Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Niall Leonard, based on the novel by E.L. James.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, E.L. James, Marcus Viscidi.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Nelson Coates.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film Editing by Richard Francis-Bruce. You didn’t think…

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Patriots Day (2016)

PETER BERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2016.  Bluegrass Films, CBS Films, Closest To The Hole Productions, Hutch Parker Entertainment, TIK Films.  Story by Peter Berg, Matt Cook, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, Screenplay by Peter Berg, Matt Cook, Joshua Zetumer.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Dorothy Aufiero, Dylan Clark, Stephen Levinson, Hutch Parker, Michael Radutzky, Scott Stuber,…

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The Finest Hours (2016)

CRAIG GILLESPIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2016.  Walt Disney Pictures, Whitaker Entertainment.  Screenplay by Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, based on the book by Casey Sherman, Michael J. Tougias.  Cinematography by Javier Aguirresarobe.  Produced by Dorothy Aufiero, James Whitaker.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by Tatiana S. Riegel. The…

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Legends Of The Fall (1994)

EDWARD ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1994.  TriStar Pictures, The Bedford Falls Company, Pangaea.  Screenplay by Susan Shilliday, William D. Wittliff, based on the novella by Jim Harrison.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Marshall Herskovitz, William D. Wittliff, Edward Zwick.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Lilly Kilvert.  Costume Design by Deborah Lynn Scott.  Film Editing by Steven Rosenblum.  Academy Awards 1995.  Golden…

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Ginger Snaps: Unleashed (2004)

BRETT SULLIVAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada, 2004.  Copperheart Entertainment.  Screenplay by Megan Martin, based on characters created by Karen Walton. Cinematography by Henry Less, Gavin Smith.  Produced by Paula Devonshire, Grant Harvey, Steven Hoban.  Music by Kurt Swinghammer.  Production Design by Todd Cherniawsky.  Costume Design by Alex Kavanagh.  Film Editing by Michele Conroy.   Creepy, entertaining sequel to the successful original. Surviving…

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The Fighter (2010)

DAVID O. RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA, 2010.  Closest To The Hole Productions, Fighter, Mandeville Films, The Park Entertainment, Relativity Media, The Weinstein Company.  Story by Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, Keith Dorrington, Screenplay by Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson.  Cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema.  Produced by Dorothy Aufiero, David Hoberman, Ryan Kavanaugh, Todd Lieberman, Paul Tamasy,…

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