How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)

DEAN DeBLOIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2019.  DreamWorks Animation, Mad Hatter Entertainment.  Screenplay by Dean DeBlois, based on the How To Train Your Dragon book series by Cressida Cowell.  Cinematography by Gil Zimmerman.  Produced by Bonnie Arnold, Brad Lewis.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Pierre-Olivier Vincent.  Film Editing by John K….

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Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2018.  Lucasfilm, Walt Disney Pictures, Allison Shearmur Productions, Imagine Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jonathan Kasdan, Lawrence Kasdan, based on characters created by George Lucas.  Cinematography by Bradford Young.  Produced by Simon Emanuel, Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Neil Lamont.  Costume Design by David Crossman, Glyn Dillon.  Film Editing by Pietro…

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Ferdinand (2017)

CARLOS SALDANHA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.    USA, 2017.  Blue Sky Studios, Twentieth Century Fox Animation.  Screen story by Ron Burch, David Kidd, Don Rhymer, Screenplay by Robert L. Baird, Tim Federle, Brad Copeland, based on the book by Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson.  Cinematography by Renato Falcao.  Produced by Bruce Anderson, Lori Forte, Lisa Marie Stetler.  Music by John…

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Jason Bourne (2016)

PAUL GREENGRASS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2016.  Captivate Entertainment, Double Negative, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Pearl Street Films, Perfect World Pictures (Beijing).  Screenplay by Paul Greengrass, Christopher Rouse, based on characters created by Robert Ludlum.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Matt Damon, Gregory Goodman, Paul Greengrass, Frank Marshall, Ben Smith, Jeffrey M. Weiner.  Music by David Buckley, John…

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How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

DEAN DeBLOIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2014.  DreamWorks Animation, Mad Hatter Entertainment.  Screenplay by Dean DeBlois, based on the book series by Cressida Cowell.  Produced by Bonnie Arnold.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Pierre-Olivier Vincent.  Film Editing by John K. Carr.  Academy Awards 2014.  Golden Globe Awards 2014.  National Board of Review Awards 2014. North Carolina Film…

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Rat Race (2001)

JERRY ZUCKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  Canada/USA, 2001.  Paramount Pictures, Alphaville Films, Fireworks Pictures, Zucker Productions.  Screenplay by Andy Breckman.  Cinematography by Thomas E. Ackerman.  Produced by Sean Daniel, Janet Zucker, Jerry Zucker.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Gary Frutkoff.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Tom Lewis.   A host of stars (including three Academy Award winners) wasted their time to…

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Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

JENNIFER YUH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2011.  DreamWorks Animation.  Screenplay by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger.  Produced by Melissa Cobb.  Music by John Powell, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Tang Kheng Heng.  Film Editing by Maryann Brandon, Clare De Chenu.   The cuddly martial arts hero who bested all odds returns for another adventure in this colourful sequel to the 2008 hit. Jack Black voices…

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Paycheck (2003)

JOHN WOO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Canada, 2003.  Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, Davis Entertainment, Lion Rock Productions, Solomon/Hackett Productions, Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC.  Screenplay by Dean Georgaris, based on the short story by Philip K. Dick.  Cinematography by Jeffrey L. Kimball.  Produced by Terence Chang, John Davis, Michael Hackett, John Woo.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by William Sandell.  Costume Design…

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Face/Off (1997)

JOHN WOO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1997.  Permut Presentations, Touchstone Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Douglas/Reuther Productions, WCG Entertainment Productions.  Screenplay by Mike Werb, Michael Colleary.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by Terence Chang, Christopher Godsick, Barrie M. Osborne, David Permut.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Neil Spisak.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Steven Kemper, Christian Wagner.   You’ll actually enjoy…

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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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Alfie (2004)

CHARLES SHYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2004.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Elaine Pope, Charles Shyer, based on the earlier screenplay and play by Bill Naughton.  Cinematography by Ashley Rowe.  Produced by Elaine Pope, Charles Shyer.  Music by Mick Jagger, John Powell, David A. Stewart.  Production Design by Sophie Becher.  Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor.  Film Editing by Padraic McKinley.   A British…

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Rio (2011)

CARLOS SALDANHA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2011.  Twentieth Century Fox Animation, Blue Sky Studios.  Story by Carlos Saldanha, Earl Richey Jones, Todd R. Jones, Screenplay by Don Rhymer, Joshua Sternin, J.R. Ventimilia, Sam Harper.  Cinematography by Renato Falcao.  Produced by Bruce Anderson, John C. Donkin.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Melanie Martini.  Film Editing by Harry Hitner.   Captured…

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