John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)

CHAD STAHELSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2019.  Summit Entertainment, 87Eleven, Lionsgate, Thunder Road Pictures.  Story by Derek Kolstad, Screenplay by Derek Kolstad, Shay Hatten, Chris Collins, Marc Abrams, based on characters created by Derek Kolstad.  Cinematography by Dan Laustsen.  Produced by Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee.  Music by Tyler Bates, Joel J. Richard. …

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John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

CHAD STAHELSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Hong Kong, 2017.  Summit Entertainment, TIK Films, Thunder Road Pictures, 87Eleven, Lionsgate.  Screenplay by Derek Kolstad, based on his characters.  Cinematography by Dan Laustsen.  Produced by Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee.  Music by Tyler Bates, Joel J. Richard.  Production Design by Kevin Kavanaugh.  Costume Design by Luca Mosca. …

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John Wick (2014)

CHAD STAHELSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 2014.  Thunder Road Pictures, 87Eleven, MJW Films, DefyNite Films, Company Films, Huayi Brothers Media, Poquito Productions, Unbelievable Entertainment.  Screenplay by Derek Kolstad.  Cinematography by Jonathan Sela.  Produced by Basil Iwanyk, David Leitch, Eva Longoria.  Music by Tyler Bates, Joel J. Richard.  Production Design by Dan Leigh.  Costume Design by Luca Mosca.  Film Editing by Elisabet…

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Hercules (2014)

BRETT RATNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2014.  Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Flynn Picture Company, Radical Studios, Mid Atlantic Films.  Screenplay by Ryan Condal, Evan Spiliotopoulos, based on the Radical comic by Steve Moore.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Beau Flynn, Barry Levine, Brett Ratner.  Music by Fernando Velazquez, Johannes Vogel.  Production Design by Jean-Vincent Puzos.  Costume Design by Jany Temime.  Film Editing by…

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Agent Cody Banks (2003)

HARALD ZWART Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Canada, 2003.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Splendid Pictures, Maverick Films, Dylan Sellers Productions, Madacy Entertainment.  Story by Jeffrey Jurgensen, Screenplay by Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski.  Cinematography by Dennis Crossan.  Produced by David Glasser, Andreas Klein, David Nicksay, Guy Oseary, Dylan Sellers.  Music by John Powell. Production Design by Frank Dunlop, Rusty Smith.  Costume…

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Coraline (2009)

HENRY SELICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2009.  Focus Features, Laika Entertainment, Pandemonium.  Screenplay by Henry Selick, based on the book by Neil Gaiman. Cinematography by Pete Kozachik.  Produced by Claire Jennings, Bill Mechanic, Mary Sandell, Henry Selick.  Music by Bruno Coulais.  Production Design by Henry Selick.  Film Editing by Christopher Murrie, Ronald Saunders.  Academy Awards 2009.  American Film Institute 2009.  Golden Globe Awards…

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Snow White And The Huntsman (2012)

RUPERT SANDERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 2012.  Roth Films, Universal Pictures.  Story by Evan Daugherty, Screenplay by Evan Daugherty, John Lee Hancock, Hossein Amini.  Cinematography by Greig Fraser.  Produced by Sam Mercer, Palak Patel, Joe Roth.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Dominic Watkins.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Conrad Buff IV, Neil Smith.  Academy Awards 2012.   I have no…

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Kung Fu Panda

JOHN STEVENSON, MARK OSBORNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2008.  DreamWorks Animation, Pacific Data Images.  Story by Ethan Reiff, Cyrus Voris, Screenplay by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger.  Cinematography by Yong Duk Jhun.  Produced by Melissa Cobb.  Music by John Powell, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Raymond Zibach.  Film Editing by Clare De Chenu.  Academy Awards 2008.  Golden Globe Awards 2008.   Po is a panda bear (voiced by…

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The Golden Compass (2007)

CHRIS WEITZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 2007.  New Line Cinema, Ingenious Film Partners, Scholastic Productions, Depth of Field.  Screenplay by Chris Weitz, based on the novel Northern Lights by Philip Pullman.  Cinematography by Henry Braham.  Produced by Bill Carraro, Deborah Forte.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Anne V….

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Shrek The Third (2007)

CHRIS MILLER, RAMAN HUI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2007.  DreamWorks Animation, Pacific Data Images.  Story by Andrew Adamson,Screenplay by Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman, Chris Miller, Aron Warner, based on the book Shrek by William Steig.  Produced by Aron Warner.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Guillaume Aretos.  Costume Design by Israel Segal.  Film Editing by Mike Andrews, Joyce Arrastia. You’d…

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Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

ROB MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2011.  Walt Disney Presents, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Moving Picture Company.  Screen story and Screenplay by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, based on characters created by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie, Jay Wolpert, suggested by the novel On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers.  Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.  Music…

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Sexy Beast

BBB (out of 5) In this colourful gangster film, a retired British safecracker (Ray Winstone) has moved to Spain with his girlfriend and is enjoying his life free from the pressures of organized crime. An old acquaintance (Ben Kingsley) shows up and convinces him (or forces him, depending on how you see it) into one…

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