Encanto (2021)

JARED BUSH, BYRON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA/Colombia, 2021. Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures. Story by Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith, Jason Hand, Nancy Kruse, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Screenplay by Charise Castro Smith, Jared Bush. Cinematography by Alessandro Jacomini, Daniel Rice, Nathan Warner. Produced by Yvett Merino, Clark Spencer….

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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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Nancy (2018)

CHRISTINA CHOE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2018.  Mental Pictures, EON Productions, Gamechanger Films, XS Media.  Screenplay by Christina Choe.   Cinematography by Zoe White.  Produced by Michelle Cameron, Amy Lo, Andrea Riseborough.  Music by Peter Raeburn.  Production Design by Charlotte Royer.  Costume Design by Tere Duncan.  Film Editing by David Gutnik. Andrea Riseborough gives a committed performance as a thoroughly unappealing…

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Sisters (2015)

JASON MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA, 2015.  Little Stranger.  Screenplay by Paula Pell. Cinematography by Barry Peterson.  Produced by Tina Fey, John S. Lyons, Jay Roach. Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Richard Hoover.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Lee Haxall.  Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reteam after the misfire of Baby Mama for another comedy…

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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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What’s The Worst That Could Happen? (2001)

SAM WEISMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2001.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Turman/Morrissey Company, Hyde Park Entertainment.  Screenplay by Matthew Chapman, based on the novel by Donald E. Westlake.  Cinematography by Anastas N. Michos.  Produced by Ashok Amritraj, Wendy Dytman.  Music by Tyler Bates.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Garth Craven, Nick Moore.   A Donald E. Westlake novel has once…

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Doctor Dolittle (1998)

BETTY THOMAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1998.  Twentieth Century Fox, Davis Entertainment, Joseph M. Singer Entertainment.  Screenplay by Nat Mauldin, Larry Levin, based on the stories by Hugh Lofting. Cinematography by Russell Boyd.  Produced by John Davis, David T. Friendly, Joseph Singer.  Music by Richard Gibbs.  Production Design by William A. Elliott.  Costume Design by Sharen Davis.  Film Editing by…

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Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)

CARLOS SALDANHA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2006.  Twentieth Century Fox Animation, Blue Sky Studios.  Story by Peter Gaulke, Gerry Swallow, Screenplay by Peter Gaulke, Gerry Swallow, Jim Hecht.  Cinematography by Craig Anthony Grasso.  Produced by Lori Forte.  Music by Will Edwards, John Powell.  Production Design by Thomas Cardone.  Film Editing by Harry Hitner.   Your favourite prehistoric pals Manny, Sid and…

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Ice Age (2002)

CARLOS SALDANHA, CHRIS WEDGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2002.  Twentieth Century Fox, Blue Sky Studios, Twentieth Century Fox Animation.  Story by Michael J. Wilson, additional story by James Bresnathan, Doug Compton, Mike Thurmeier, Jeff Siergey, Galen T. Chu, Xeth Feinberg, Screenplay by Michael Berg, Michael J. Wilson, Peter Ackerman.  Produced by Lori Forte.  Music by David Newman.  Production…

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Land Of The Dead (2005)

GEORGE A. ROMERO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Canada/France/USA, 2005.  Universal Pictures, Atmosphere Entertainment MM, Romero-Grunwald Productions, Wild Bunch, Rangerkim, Ontario Media Development Corporation, Exception Wild Bunch.  Screenplay by George A. Romero.  Cinematography by Miroslaw Baszak.  Produced by Mark Canton, Bernie Goldmann, Peter Grunwald.  Music by Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek.  Production Design by Arvinder Grewal.  Costume Design by Alex Kavanagh.  Film Editing by…

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Frogs For Snakes (1998)

AMOS POE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1998.  Shooting Gallery, Rain Film.  Screenplay by Amos Poe.  Cinematography by Enrique Chediak.  Produced by Phyllis Freed Kaufman.  Music by Lazy Boy, Stephen Ulrich.  Production Design by Michael Shaw.  Costume Design by Candice Donnelly.  Film Editing by Jeff Kushner.   Strange yet enjoyable film about a group of New York theatre actors who supplement their…

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Moulin Rouge! (2001)

BAZ LUHRMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Australia/USA, 2001.  Twentieth Century Fox, Bazmark Films.  Screenplay by Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Fred Baron, Martin Brown, Baz Luhrmann.  Music by Craig Armstrong.  Production Design by Catherine Martin.  Costume Design by Catherine Martin, Angus Strathie.  Film Editing by Jill Bilcock.    European Film Awards 2001.   Forcefully passionate, Australian…

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