Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020)

CATHY YAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2020. Clubhouse Pictures, DC Entertainment, Kroll & Co. Entertainment, LuckyChap Entertainment. Screenplay by Christina Hodson, based on the character Harley Quinn created by Paul Dini, Bruce Timm. Cinematography by Matthew Libatique. Produced by Sue Kroll, Margot Robbie, Bryan Unkeless. Music by Daniel Pemberton. Production Design by K.K….

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Ant-Man (2015)

PEYTON REED Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 2015.  Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Screenplay by Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, Paul Rudd, based on the Marvel comics by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby.  Cinematography by Russell Carpenter.  Produced by Kevin Feige.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Shepherd Frankel.  Costume Design…

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Drive (2011)

NICOLAS WINDING REFN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  FilmDistrict, Bold Films, MWM, Marc Platt Productions, Motel Movies.  Screenplay by Hossein Amini, based on the book by James Sallis.  Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.  Produced by Michel Litvak, John Palermo, Marc Platt, Gigi Pritzker, Adam Siegel.  Music by Cliff Martinez.  Production Design by Beth Mickle.  Costume Design by Erin Benach.  Film Editing by…

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Coyote Ugly (2000)

DAVID McNALLY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2000.  Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Gina Wendkos.  Cinematography by Amir Mokri.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Chad Oman.  Music by Trevor Horn.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by William Goldenberg.   A good soundtrack and excellent hair design will never hide the fact that this film is less scholarly than…

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S.W.A.T. (2003)

CLARK JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2003.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Original Film, Camelot Pictures, Chris Lee Productions, Illusion Entertainment.  Story by Ron Mita, Jim McClain, Screenplay by David Ayer, David McKenna, based on characters created by Robert Hamner.  Cinematography by Gabriel Beristain.  Produced by Dan Halsted, Chris Lee, Neal H. Moritz.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by Mayne Berke.  Costume…

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The Replacement Killers (1998)

ANTOINE FUQUA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1998.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, WCG Entertainment Productions.  Directed by Antoine Fuqua.  Screenplay by Ken Sanzel.  Cinematography by Peter Lyons Collister.  Produced by Bernie Brillstein, Brad Grey.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Naomi Shohan.  Costume Design by Arianne Phillips.  Film Editing by Jay Cassidy. Yun-Fat Chow plays a hired assassin who fails his assignment…

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Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

JON FAVREAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2005.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Radar Pictures, Teitler Film, Michael De Luca Productions.  Screenplay by David Koepp, John Kamps, based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg.  Cinematography by Guillermo Navarro. Produced by Michael De Luca, Scott Kroopf, William Teitler.  Music by John Debney.  Production Design by J. Michael Riva.  Costume Design by Laura…

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xXx (2002)

ROB COHEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 2002.  Revolution Studios, Original Film.  Screenplay by Rich Wilkes.  Cinematography by Dean Semler.  Produced by Neal H. Moritz.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Gavin Bocquet.  Costume Design by Sanja Milkovic Hays.  Film Editing by Chris Lebenzon, Joel Negron, Paul Rubell.   Vin Diesel is the superspy for the new millennium: big muscles, big guns,…

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