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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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

MIKE NEWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.   United Kingdom/France/USA, 2018.  Amazon Prime Video, Blueprint Pictures, Canal+, Cine@, Mazur/Kaplan Company, StudioCanal.  Screenplay by Don Roos, Kevin Hood, Thomas Bezucha, based on the novel by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows.  Cinematography by Zac Nicholson.  Produced by Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin, Mitchell Kaplan, Paula Mazur.  Music by Alexandra Harwood.  Production Design by James…

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The Expendables 3 (2014)

PATRICK HUGHES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA/France/Bulgaria, 2014.  Lionsgate, Millennium Films, Nu Image Entertainment GmbH, Davis Films, Ex3 Productions, Fipex Holding.  Story by Sylvester Stallone, Screenplay by Sylvester Stallone, Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt, based on characters created by David Callaham.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by Avi Lerner, Danny Lerner, Kevin King Templeton, John Thompson, Les Weldon.  Music by…

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Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

RICHARD LINKLATER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 2016.  Annapurna Pictures, Detour Filmproduction, Sean Daniel Company.  Screenplay by Richard Linklater.  Cinematography by Shane F. Kelly.  Produced by Megan Ellison, Richard Linklater, Ginger Sledge.  Production Design by Bruce Curtis.  Costume Design by Kari Perkins.  Film Editing by Sandra Adair. Blake Jenner arrives as a freshman at a Texas college, enrolled there on…

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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…

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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.    USA/United Kingdom, 2012.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, DC Entertainment, Syncopy, DC Comics.  Story by David S. Goyer, Christopher Nolan, Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan, based on characters created by Bob Kane.  Cinematography by Wally Pfister.  Produced by Christopher Nolan, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley, Kevin Kavanaugh.  Costume…

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Fast Food Nation (2006)

RICHARD LINKLATER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2006.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Participant Media, HanWay Films, BBC Films, Recorded Picture Company.  Screenplay by Eric Schlosser, Richard Linklater, based on the book Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser.  Cinematography by Lee Daniel.  Produced by Malcolm McLaren, Jeremy Thomas.  Music by Friends of Dean Martinez.  Production…

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Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)

ROBERT RODRIGUEZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.5.  USA, 2003.  Dimension Films, Los Hooligans Productions, Troublemaker Studios.  Screenplay by Robert Rodriguez.  Cinematography by Robert Rodriguez.  Produced by Elizabeth Avellan, Robert Rodriguez.  Music by Rebecca Rodriguez.  Production Design by Robert Rodriguez.  Costume Design by Nina Proctor.  Film Editing by Robert Rodriguez.   What a piece of crap. Robert Rodriguez has really let all the air out…

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Stuck In Love (2012)

JOSH BOONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBB.5.   Original title:  Writers USA, 2012.  Informant Media, MICA Entertainment, Troy Entertainment.  Screenplay by Josh Boone.  Cinematography by Tim Orr.  Produced by Judy Cairo.  Music by Mike Mogis, Nate Walcott.  Production Design by John Sanders.  Costume Design by Kari Perkins.  Film Editing by Robb Sullivan.   Josh Boone’s directorial debut is an uncomfortable combination of elements: grown-ups whose arguments…

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