The Mule (2018)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 2018.  Warner Bros., Imperative Entertainment, Bron Creative, The Malpaso Company, Bron Studios.  Screenplay by Nick Schenk, inspired by the New York Times article “The Sinaloa Cartel’s 90-Year Old Drug Mule” by Sam Dolnick.  Cinematography by Yves Belanger.  Produced by Clint Eastwood, Dan Friedkin, Jessica Meier, Tim Moore, Kristina Rivera, Bradley…

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Kong: Skull Island (2017)

JORDAN VOGT-ROBERTS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2017.  Legendary Entertainment, Tencent Pictures, Warner Bros..  Story by John Gatins, Screenplay by Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein, Derek Connolly.  Cinematography by Larry Fong.  Produced by Alex Garcia, Jon Jashni, Mary Parent, Thomas Tull.  Music by Henry Jackman.  Production Design by Stefan Dechant.  Costume Design by Mary E. Vogt.  Film Editing by Richard Pearson.  Academy Awards 2017….

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Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

JAKE SZYMANSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2016.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Chernin Entertainment, TSG Entertainment.  Screenplay by Andrew Jay Cohen, Brendan O’Brien.  Cinematography by Matthew Clark.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Jonathan Levine, Jenno Topping.  Music by Jeff Cardoni.  Production Design by Tyler B. Robinson.  Film Editing by Lee Haxall, Jonathan Schwartz. Brothers Mike (Adam DeVine) and Dave (Zac…

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Ghostbusters (2016)

PAUL FEIG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2016.  Columbia Pictures, LStar Capital, Village Roadshow Pictures, Pascal Pictures, Feigco Entertainment, Ghostcorps, The Montecito Picture Company.  Screenplay by Katie Dippold, Paul Feig, based on the 1984 film directed by Ivan Reitman, written by Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Amy Pascal, Ivan Reitman.  Music by…

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The Kings Of Summer

B (out of 5) It’s rare to see a cast of such high quality and a script with such promise being undone by such inept direction, but an uncomfortable combination of tones makes a mystery of this terrible film.  Two boys fed up with being bossed around by their, in one case, emotionally distant father…

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