Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020)

CATHY YAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2020. Clubhouse Pictures, DC Entertainment, Kroll & Co. Entertainment, LuckyChap Entertainment. Screenplay by Christina Hodson, based on the character Harley Quinn created by Paul Dini, Bruce Timm. Cinematography by Matthew Libatique. Produced by Sue Kroll, Margot Robbie, Bryan Unkeless. Music by Daniel Pemberton. Production Design by K.K….

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

J.J. ABRAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2019.  Lucasfilm, Bad Robot, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow, Chris Terrio, J.J. Abrams, Screenplay by Chris Terrio, J.J. Abrams, based on characters created by George Lucas.  Cinematography by Dan Mindel.  Produced by J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan.  Music by John Williams. …

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Doctor Sleep (2019)

MIKE FLANAGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2019.  Warner Bros., Intrepid Pictures, Vertigo Entertainment.  Screenplay by Mike Flanagan, based on the novel by Stephen King.  Cinematography by Michael Filmognari.  Produced by Jon Berg, Trevor Macy.  Music by The Newton Brothers.  Production Design by Maher Ahmad, Patricio M. Farrell.  Costume Design by Terry…

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American Pastoral (2016)

EWAN McGREGOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Hong Kong/USA, 2016.  Lakeshore Entertainment, TIK Film.  Screenplay by John Romano, based on the novel by Philip Roth.  Cinematography by Martin Ruhe.  Produced by Andre Lamal, Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Daniel B. Clancy.  Costume Design by Lindsay McKay.  Film  Editing by Melissa Kent.  Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning…

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Christopher Robin (2018)

MARC FORSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA, 2018.  2DUX², Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Greg Brooker, Mark Steven Johnson, Screenplay by Alex Ross Perry, Tom McCarthy, Allison Schroeder, based on characters created by A.A. Milne and Ernest Shepard.  Cinematography by Matthias Koenigswieser.  Produced by Kristin Burr, Brigham Taylor.  Music by Jon Brion, Geoff Zanelli.  Production Design by Jennifer Williams.  Costume…

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Beauty And The Beast (2017)

BILL CONDON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA, 2017.  Mandeville Films, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Stephen Chbosky, Evan Spiliotopoulos, based on the story by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, and the 1991 screenplay by Linda Woolverton.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman.  Music by Alan Menken.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran.  Film Editing…

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Our Kind Of Traitor (2016)

SUSANNA WHITE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/France, 2016.  StudioCanal, Film4, Anton Capital Entertainment, Amazon Prime Instant Video, The Ink Factory, Potboiler Productions.  Screenplay by Hossein Amini, based on the novel by John Le Carre.  Cinematography by Anthony Dod Mantle.  Produced by Simon Cornwell, Stephen Cornwell, Gail Egan.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Julian…

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Nanny McPhee Returns (2010)

SUSANNA WHITE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Alternate title:  Nanny McPhee And The Big Bang United Kingdom/France/USA, 2010.  Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Relativity Media, Working Title Films, Three Strange Angels.  Screenplay by Emma Thompson, based on characters created by Christianna Brand.  Cinematography by Mike Eley.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Lindsay Doran, Eric Fellner.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Simon Elliott.  Costume Design by…

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Robots (2005)

CARLOS SALDANHA, CHRIS WEDGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2005.  Twentieth Century Fox Animation, Blue Sky Studios.  Story by Ron Mita, Jim McClain, David Lindsay-Abaire, Screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel.  Produced by Jerry Davis, John C. Donkin, William Joyce, Lorne Orleans.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by William Joyce.  Film Editing by John Carnochan. In a…

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Down With Love (2003)

PEYTON REED Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA/Germany, 2003.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Jinks/Cohen Company, Mediastream Dritte Film GmbH & Co. Beteiligungs KG, Epsilon Motion Pictures.  Screenplay by Eve Ahlert, Dennis Drake.  Cinematography by Jeff Cronenweth. Produced by Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks.  Music by Marc Shaiman. Production Design by Andrew Laws.  Costume Design by Daniel Orlandi.  Film Editing by Larry…

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Miss Potter (2006)

CHRIS NOONAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2006.  Phoenix Pictures, UK Film Council, Grosvenor Park Media, BBC Films, Isle of Man Film.  Screenplay by Richard Maltby Jr..  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by David Kirschner, Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Corey Sienaga, David Thwaites.  Music by Nigel Westlake.  Production Design by Martin Childs.  Costume Design by Anthony Powell.  Film Editing by Robin…

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Amelia (2009)

MIRA NAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB USA, 2009.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Avalon Pictures, AE Electra Productions.  Screenplay by Ronald Bass, Anna Hamilton Phelan, based on the books East To The Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart by Susan Butler and The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart by Mary S. Lovell.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced…

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