Five Corners (1987)

TONY BILL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom/USA, 1987. Cineplex Odeon Films, HandMade Films. Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley. Cinematography by Fred Murphy. Produced by Tony Bill, Forrest Murray. Music by James Newton Howard. Production Design by Adrianne Lobel. Costume Design by Peggy Farrell. Film Editing by Andy Blumenthal. John Patrick Shanley pays…

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The Boss Baby (2017)

TOM McGRATH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. USA, 2017.  DreamWorks Animation.  Screenplay by Michael McCullers, based on the book by Marla Frazee.  Produced by Ramsey Ann Naito.  Music by Steve Mazzaro, Hans Zimmer.  Film Editing by James Ryan.  Academy Awards 2017.  Golden Globe Awards 2017.  North Carolina Film Critics Awards 2017.   A young boy’s perfect life as the top priority of his loving parents is dashed…

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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)

DAVID SOREN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2017.  DreamWorks Animation, Scholastic Productions.  Screenplay by Nicholas Stoller, based on the epic novels by Dav Pilkey, additional screenplay material by David Soren.  Produced by Mireille Soria, Mark Swift.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Nate Wragg.  Film Editing by Matt Landon. Dav Pilkey’s popular children’s books are brought to the big screen with…

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The January Man (1989)

PAT O’CONNOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1989.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Star Partners II Ltd..   Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley.  Cinematography by Jerzy Zielinski.  Produced by Norman Jewison, Ezra Swerdlow.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Philip Rosenberg.  Costume Design by Ann Roth, Neil Spisak.  Film Editing by Lou Lombardo.   An all-star cast can’t save this incredibly dull mystery-comedy. Kevin Kline, who…

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Falling In Love (1984)

ULU GROSBARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1984.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Michael Cristofer.  Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky.  Produced by Marvin Worth.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Richard Bruno.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.   You never would have believed that a film combining the talents of Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro would be so boring, but…

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Shark Tale (2004)

BIBO BERGERON, ROB LETTERMAN, VICKY JENSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 2004.  DreamWorks Animation, DreamWorks, Pacific Data Images.  Screenplay by Michael J. Wilson, Rob Letterman, additional dialogue by Scott Aukerman, Alec Berg, Sean Bishop, BJ Porter, Jeff Schaffer, Lona Williams, David P. Smith, David Soren.  Produced by Bill Damaschke, Janet Healy, Allison Lyon Segan.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production…

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