The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)

CHRIS RENAUD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  France/Japan/USA, 2019.  Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment, Dentsu, Fuji Television Network, Universal Animation Studios.  Screenplay by Brian Lynch.  Produced by Janet Healy, Christopher Meledandri.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Colin Stimpson.  Film Editing by Tiffany Hillkurtz.   Now that he has made his peace with Duke (Eric…

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The World of Jacques Demy (1995)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Original title:  L’univers de Jacques Demy France/Belgium/Spain, 1995.  Canal+ Espana, Canal+, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Ciné Tamaris, DocStar, Institut National de L’Audiovisuel, La Sept-Arte, Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres et du Developpement International, Sofica Valor 2.  Screenplay by Agnes Varda.  Cinematography by Stephane Krausz, Peter Pilafian Georges Strouve.  Music by Michel Colombier, Michel…

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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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Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

DENIS VILLENEUVE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.    USA/United Kingdom/Canada, 2017.  16:14 Entertainment, Alcon Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Thunderbird Entertainment, Torridon Films, Warner Bros..  Story by Hampton Fancher, Screenplay by Hampton Fancher, Michael Green, based on characters from the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Broderick…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

J.J. ABRAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2015.  Lucasfilm, Bad Robot, Truenorth Productions.  Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt, based on characters created by George Lucas.  Cinematography by Daniel Mindel.  Produced by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Kathleen Kennedy.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter, Darren Gilford.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Maryann Brandon, Mary…

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Hollywood Homicide (2003)

RON SHELTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB.  USA, 2003.  Revolution Studios, Pitt-Shelton Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Souza, Ron Shelton.  Cinematography by Barry Peterson.  Produced by Lou Pitt, Ron Shelton.  Music by Alex Wurman.  Production Design by James D. Bissell.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Paul Seydor.   Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett play an oddly matched team of homicide detectives,…

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Six Days, Seven Nights (1998)

IVAN REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  Caravan Pictures, Northern Lights Entertainment, Roger Birnbaum Productions, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Michael Browning.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by Roger Birnbaum, Wallis Nicita, Ivan Reitman.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by J. Michael Riva.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Wendy Greene Bricmont, Sheldon Kahn.   Harrison Ford is once again the reluctant…

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Clear And Present Danger (1994)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1994.  Mace Neufeld Productions, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Donald Stewart, Steven Zaillian, John Milius, based on the novel by Tom Clancy.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Mace Neufeld, Robert Rehme.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Terence Marsh.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Neil Travis.  Academy Awards 1994.   Jack Ryan returns…

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Patriot Games (1992)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1992.  Mace Neufeld Productions, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by W. Peter Iliff, Donald Stewart, based on the novel by Tom Clancy.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine. Produced by Mace Neufeld, Robert Rehme.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Joseph C. Nemec III.  Costume Design by Norma Moriceau.  Film Editing by William Hoy, Neil Travis.   CIA man…

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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

IRVIN KERSHNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1980.  Lucasfilm.  Story by George Lucas, Screenplay by Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan.  Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky.  Produced by Gary Kurtz.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Norman Reynolds.  Costume Design by John Mollo.  Film Editing by Paul Hirsch.  Academy Awards 1980.  Golden Globe Awards 1980. The best of all the Star Wars movies is this rip-roaring…

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Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade

BBBB (out of 5) Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) indulges a very willing audience in an old-fashioned adventure that is full of mystery, exoticism and full-throttle excitement. He is commissioned by a religious art collector to travel to Venice and discover a missing, ancient tablet that has information as to the whereabouts of the Holy Grail,…

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Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (2008)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2008.  Paramount Pictures, Lucasfilm, The Kennedy/Marshall Company.  Story by George Lucas, Jeff Nathanson, Screenplay by David Koepp, based on characters created by George Lucas, Philip Kaufman.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Frank Marshall.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Guy Hendrix Dyas.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.  A…

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