Sausage Party (2016)

GREG TIERNAN, CONRAD VERNON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA/Canada, 2016. Annapurna Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Nitrogen Studios Canada, Point Grey Pictures. Story by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Jonah Hill, Screenplay by Kyle Hunter, Ariel Shaffir, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg. Produced by Megan Ellison, Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, Conrad Vernon. Music by Christopher Lennertz, Alan…

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

ETHAN COEN, JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA, 2018.  Annapurna Pictures, Annapurna Television, Mike Zoss Productions.  Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, segment All Gold Canyon based on a story by Jack London, segment The Gal Who Got Rattled inspired by a story by Stewart Edward White.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Ethan Coen, Joel…

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The Disaster Artist (2017)

JAMES FRANCO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2017.  Good Universe, New Line Cinema, Point Grey Pictures, RabbitBandini Productions, Ramona Films, RatPac-Dune Entertainment. Screenplay by Scott Neudstadter, Michael H. Weber, based on the book The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell.  Cinematography by Brandon Trost.  Produced…

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Alien: Covenant (2017)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA/United Kingdom/Australia/New Zealand/Canada, 2017.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Scott Free Productions, TSG Entertainment, Brandywine Productions.  Story by Jack Paglen, Michael Green, Screenplay by John Logan, Dante Harper, based on characters created by Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett.  Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by David Giler, Walter Hill, Mark Huffam, Michael Schaefer, Ridley…

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Queen Of The Desert (2015)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Morocco/USA, 2015.  Benaroya Pictures, H Films, Raslan Company of America.  Screenplay by Werner Herzog.  Cinematography by Peter Zeitlinger.  Produced by Michael Benaroya, Cassian Elwes, Nick N. Raslan.  Music by Klaus Badelt.  Production Design by Ulrich Bergfelder.  Costume Design by Michele Clapton.  Film Editing by Joe Bini.  Berlin Film Festival 2015.   Bored of life in the…

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King Cobra (2016)

JUSTIN KELLY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2016.  RabbitBandini Productions, Yale Productions, SSS Entertainment, Digital Ignition Entertainment, SimonSays Entertainment, BondIt.  Story by Justin Kelly, D. Madison Savage, Screenplay by Justin Kelly, based on the book Cobra Killer: Gay Porn, Murder, and the Manhunt to Bring the Killers to Justice by Andrew E. Stoner, Peter A. Conway.  Cinematography…

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Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (2011)

RUPERT WYATT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Twentieth Century Fox, Dune Entertainment, Chernin Entertainment, Ingenious Media, Big Screen Productions, Ingenious Film Partners.  Screenplay by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, suggested by the novel La Planete des Singes by Pierre Boulle.  Cinematography by Andrew Lesnie.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production Design by Claude Pare.  Costume…

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Spider-Man 2 (2004)

SAM RAIMI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.    USA, 2004.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Marvel Enterprises, Laura Ziskin Productions.  Story by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Michael Chabon, Screenplay by Alvin Sargent, based on the comic book by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko.  Cinematography by Bill Pope.  Produced by Avi Arad, Lorne Orleans, Laura Ziskin.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Neil Spisak.  Costume Design by…

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Spider-Man 3 (2007)

SAM RAIMI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.    USA, 2007.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Marvel Studios, Laura Ziskin Productions.  Screen story by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, Screenplay by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, Alvin Sargent, based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko.  Cinematography by Bill Pope.  Produced by Avi Arad, Grant Curtis, Laura Ziskin.  Music by Christopher Young.  Production Design by…

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Spider-Man (2002)

SAM RAIMI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.    USA, 2002.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Marvel Enterprises, Laura Ziskin Productions.  Screenplay by David Koepp, based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko.  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced by Ian Bryce, Laura Ziskin.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Neil Spisak.  Costume Design by James Acheson.  Film Editing by Arthur Coburn, Bob Murawski.  Academy Awards…

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Eat Pray Love

RYAN MURPHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 2010.  Columbia Pictures, Plan B Entertainment. Screenplay by Ryan Murphy, Jennifer Salt, based on the book by Elizabeth Gilbert.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Dede Gardner.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Bill Groom.  Costume Design by Michael Dennison.  Film Editing by Bradley Buecker.   What happens when an ignorant, self-indulgent American…

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As I Lay Dying (2013)

JAMES FRANCO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 2013.  Picture Entertainment, RabbitBandini Productions.  Screenplay by James Franco, Matt Rager, based on the novel by William Faulkner.  Cinematography by Christina Voros.  Produced by Caroline Aragon, Lee Caplin, Vince Jolivette, Miles Levy, Matthew O’Toole, Robert Van Norden.  Music by Tim O’Keefe.  Production Design by Kristen Adams.  Costume Design by Caroline Eselin.  Film Editing by Ian Olds.   James…

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