The Predator (2018)

SHANE BLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.   USA/Canada, 2018.  Twentieth Century Fox, Davis Entertainment, TSG Entertainment, Canada Film Capital, Dark Castle Entertainment.  Screenplay by Fred Dekker, Shane Black, based on characters created by Jim Thomas and John Thomas.  Cinematography by Larry Fong.  Produced by John Davis, Lawrence Gordon.  Music by Henry Jackman.  Production Design by Martin Whist.  Costume Design by Tish Monaghan.  Film…

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The Last Days Of Disco (1998)

WHIT STILLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  Castle Rock Entertainment, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Westerly Films.  Screenplay by Whit Stillman.  Cinematography by John Thomas.  Produced by Whit Stillman.  Music by Mark Suozzo.  Production Design by Ginger Tougas.  Costume Design by Sarah Edwards.  Film Editing by Andrew Hafitz, Jay Pires. True to the Whit Stillman mode of filmmaking, this film features young people who…

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Barcelona (1994)

WHIT STILLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1994.  Barcelona Films, Castle Rock Entertainment, Fine Line Features, Westerly Film, Westerly Films.  Screenplay by Whit Stillman.  Cinematography by John Thomas.  Produced by Whit Stillman.  Music by Mark Suozzo.  Production Design by Jose Maria Botines.  Costume Design by Edi Giguere.  Film Editing by Christopher Tellefsen.  Whit Stillman’s endless array of convoluted conversations make their way back to…

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Metropolitan (1990)

WHIT STILLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1990.  Westerly Films, Allagash Films, Westerly Film.  Screenplay by Whit Stillman.  Cinematography by John Thomas.  Produced by Whit Stillman.  Music by Tom Judson, Mark Suozzo.  Costume Design by Mary Jane Fort.  Film Editing by Christopher Tellefsen.   Whit Stillman took the art house by storm with this witty and intelligent social drama. It takes place in…

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Wild Wild West (1999)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 1999.  Peters Entertainment, Sonnenfeld Josephson Worldwide Entertainment, Todman Simon LeMasters Productions, Warner Bros..  Story by Jim Thomas, John Thomas, Screenplay by S.S. Wilson, Brent Maddock, Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Jon Peters, Barry Sonnenfeld.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Bo Welch.  Costume Design by Deborah Lynn Scott.  Film…

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Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

JOHN MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2001.  Orion Pictures, Motion Picture Corporation of America.  Story by Jim Thomas, John Thomas, Screenplay by David Veloz, Zak Penn.  Cinematography by Brendan Galvin.  Produced by John Davis.  Music by Don Davis.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley.  Costume Design by George L. Little.  Film Editing by Paul Martin Smith.   Taut, exciting thriller about a gung-ho…

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The Night We Never Met (1993)

WARREN LEIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5 USA, 1993.  Miramax, Tribeca Productions.  Screenplay by Warren Leight.  Cinematography by John Thomas.  Produced by Michael Peyser.  Music by Evan Lurie.  Production Design by Lester Cohen.  Costume Design by Ellen Lutter.  Film Editing by Camilla Toniolo.   Annabella Sciorra and Matthew Broderick timeshare an apartment with a soon to be married bachelor (Kevin Anderson).  She is unhappily married and uses…

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Sex And The City 2 (2010)

MICHAEL PATRICK KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2010.  New Line Cinema, Home Box Office, HBO Films, Village Roadshow Pictures.  Screenplay by Michael Patrick King, based on the television series created by Darren Star, and characters created by Candace Bushnell.  Cinematography by John Thomas.  Produced by Michael Patrick King, John P. Melfi, Sarah Jessica Parker, Darren Star.  Music by…

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Sex And The City (2008)

MICHAEL PATRICK KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2008.  New Line Cinema, Home Box Office, Darren Star Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Patrick King, based on the television series created by Darren Star, and characters created by Candace Bushnell.  Cinematography by John Thomas.  Produced by Michael Patrick King, John P. Melfi, Sarah Jessica Parker, Darren Star.  Music by Dean Landon,…

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Predator (1987)

JOHN McTIERNAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1987.  Twentieth Century Fox, Lawrence Gordon Productions, Silver Pictures, Davis Entertainment, Amercent Films, American Entertainment Partners L.P., Estudios Churubusco Azteca S.A..  Screenplay by Jim Thomas, John Thomas.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by John Davis, Lawrence Gordon, Joel Silver.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by John Vallone.  Costume Design by Marilyn Vance.  Film Editing by…

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Mission To Mars (2000)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2000.  Touchstone Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, The Jacobson Company, Red Horizon Productions.  Story by Lowell Cannon, Jim Thomas, John Thomas, Screenplay by Jim Thomas, John Thomas, Graham Yost.  Cinematography by Stephen H. Burum.  Produced by Tom Jacobson.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Ed Verreaux.  Costume Design by Sanja Milkovic Hayes.  Film Editing…

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Raging Bull (1980)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1980.  Chartoff-Winkler Productions.  Screenplay by Paul Schrader, Mardik Martin, based on the book by Jake LaMotta, Joseph Carter, Peter Savage.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler.  Production Design by Phil Abramson, Frederic C. Weiler.  Costume Design by John Boxer, Richard Bruno.  Film Editing by Thelma Schoonmaker.   Regarded by many…

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