Breakthrough (2019)

ROXANN DAWSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2019.  Fox 2000 Pictures, TSG Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox.   Screenplay by Grant Nieporte, based on the book by Joyce Smith.  Cinematography by Zoran Popovic.  Produced by DeVon Franklin.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by Gae S. Buckley.  Costume Design by Kimberly Adams-Galligan.  Film Editing by…

Rate this:

Love, Simon (2018)

GREG BERLANTI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2018.  Fox 2000 Pictures, New Leaf Literary & Media, Temple Hill Entertainment, Twisted Media.  Screenplay by Elizabeth Berger, Isaac Aptaker, based on the novel Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.  Cinematography by John Guleserian.  Produced by Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, Isaac Klausner, Pouya Shahbazian.  Music by Rob Simonsen.  Production Design…

Rate this:

Hidden Figures (2016)

THEODORE MELFI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2016.  Levantine Films, Chernin Entertainment, Fox 2000 Pictures.  Screenplay by Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi, based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly.  Cinematography by Mandy Walker.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Donna Gigliotti, Theodore Melfi, Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams.  Music by Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas. Costume…

Rate this:

Joy (2015)

DAVID O. RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2015.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Annapurna Pictures, Davis Entertainment, 10 by 10 Entertainment, TSG Entertainment.  Story by Annie Mumolo, David O. Russell, Screenplay by David O. Russell.  Cinematography by Linus Sandgren.  Produced by John Davis, Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon, Ken Mok, David O. Russell.  Music by David Campbell, West Dylan Thordson.  Production…

Rate this:

Bridge Of Spies (2015)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/Germany, 2015.  DreamWorks, Fox 2000 Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media, TSG Entertainment, Amblin Entertainment, Marc Platt Productions, Studio Babelsberg.  Screenplay by Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Kristie Macosko Krieger, Marc Platt, Steven Spielberg.  Music by Thomas Newman. Production Design by Adam Stockhausen.  Costume Design by Kasia Walicka-Maimone.  Film…

Rate this:

All About Steve (2009)

PHIL TRAILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2009.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Radar Pictures, Dune Entertainment III, Fortis Films, Dune Entertainment.  Screenplay by Kim Barker.  Cinematography by Tim Suhrstedt.  Produced by Sandra Bullock, Mary McLaglen.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Maher Ahmad.  Costume Design by Sandra Berry, Gary Jones.  Film Editing by Rod Dean, Virginia Katz. A film that was released…

Rate this:

Courage Under Fire (1996)

EDWARD ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1996.  Davis Entertainment, Fox 2000 Pictures, Joseph M. Singer Entertainment.  Screenplay by Patrick Sheane Duncan.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by John Davis, David T. Friendly, Joseph Singer.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by John Graysmark.  Costume Design by Francine Jamison-Tanchuck.  Film Editing by Steven Rosenblum.   Pointlessly empty drama that really should have been excellent…

Rate this:

The Monuments Men (2014)

GEORGE CLOONEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Germany, 2014.  Columbia Pictures, Fox 2000 Pictures, Smokehouse Pictures, Obelisk Productions, Studio Babelsberg.  Screenplay by George Clooney, Grant Heslov, based on the book by Robert M. Edsel, Bret Witter. Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by George Clooney, Grant Heslov.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by James D. Bissell.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing…

Rate this:

Men Of Honor (2000)

GEORGE TILLMAN JR. Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2000.  Fox 2000 Pictures, State Street Pictures.  Screenplay Scott Marshall Smith.  Cinematography by Anthony B. Richmond. Produced by Bill Badalato, Robert Teitel.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Leslie Dilley.  Costume Design by Salvador Perez Jr..  Film Editing by John Carter, Dirk Westervelt.   Exceptionally well-made movie about Carl Brashear, the very first…

Rate this:

Soul Food (1997)

GEORGE TILLMAN JR. Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1997.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Edmonds Entertainment Group.  Screenplay by George Tillman, Jr..  Cinematography by Paul Elliott.  Produced by Tracey E. Edmonds, Robert Teitel. Music by Lisa Coleman, Wendy Melvoin.  Production Design by Maxine Shepard.  Costume Design by Salvador Perez Jr..  Film Editing by John Carter.   Touching comedy-drama about a family led by grandmother Irma…

Rate this:

Anywhere But Here (1999)

WAYNE WANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1999.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Alvin Sargent, based on the book by Mona Simpson.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Laurence Mark.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Donald Graham Burt.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing by Nicholas C. Smith.   The presence of at least one happy scene would have…

Rate this:

Anna And The King (1999)

ANDY TENNANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1999.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Lawrence Bender Productions.  Screenplay by Steve Meerson, Peter Krikes, based on the diaries of Anna Leonowens.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.  Produced by Lawrence Bender, Ed Elbert.  Music by George Fenton, Robert Kraft.  Production Design by Luciana Arrighi.  Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.  Film Editing by Roger Bondelli.   So-so effort that features a surprisingly…

Rate this: