Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

J.J. ABRAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2019.  Lucasfilm, Bad Robot, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow, Chris Terrio, J.J. Abrams, Screenplay by Chris Terrio, J.J. Abrams, based on characters created by George Lucas.  Cinematography by Dan Mindel.  Produced by J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan.  Music by John Williams. …

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The Money Pit (1986)

RICHARD BENJAMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA, 1986.  Amblin Entertainment, U-Drive Productions, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by David Giler.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Art Levinson, Frank Marshall.  Music by Michel Colombier.  Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein.  Costume Design by Ruth Morley.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Cambas. Tom Hanks and Shelley Long are in love, their domestic bliss in her…

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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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Alive (1993)

FRANK MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA/Canada, 1993.  Film Andes S.A., The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Paramount Pictures, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley, based on the book by Piers Paul Read.  Cinematography by Peter James.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Robert Watts.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Norman Reynolds.  Costume Design by Jennifer L. Parsons.  Film Editing by William Goldenberg,…

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

RIAN JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2017.  Lucasfilm, Ram Bergman Productions, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Rian Johnson, based on characters created by George Lucas.  Cinematography by Steve Yedlin.  Produced by Ram Bergman, Kathleen Kennedy.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Heinrichs.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Bob Ducsay.  Academy Awards 2017.  Las Vegas Film Critics Awards 2017.  North…

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

GARETH EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 2016.  Lucasfilm, Allison Shearmur Productions, Black Hangar Studios, Stereo D, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by John Knoll, Gary Whitta, Screenplay by Chris Weitz, Tony Gilroy, based on characters created by George Lucas. Cinematography by Greig Fraser.  Produced by Simon Emanuel, Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

J.J. ABRAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2015.  Lucasfilm, Bad Robot, Truenorth Productions.  Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt, based on characters created by George Lucas.  Cinematography by Daniel Mindel.  Produced by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Kathleen Kennedy.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter, Darren Gilford.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Maryann Brandon, Mary…

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The Sixth Sense (1999)

M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1999.  Hollywood Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Barry Mendel Productions.  Screenplay by M. Night Shyamalan.  Cinematography by Tak Fujimoto.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Barry Mendel.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Larry Fulton.  Costume Design by Joanna Johnston.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein. Academy Awards 1999.  Golden Globe Awards 1999.  Las…

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Seabiscuit (2003)

GARY ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2003.   Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Spyglass Entertainment, Larger Than Life Productions, The Kennedy/Marshall Company.   Screenplay by Gary Ross, based on the book by Lauren Hillenbrand.   Cinematography by John Schwartzman.   Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Gary Ross, Jane Sindell.   Music by Randy Newman.   Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall. …

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Congo (1995)

FRANK MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1995.  Paramount Pictures, The Kennedy/Marshall Company.   Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley, based on the novel by Michael Crichton. Cinematography by Allen Daviau.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Sam Mercer.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by J. Michael Riva.  Costume Design by Marilyn Matthews.  Film Editing by Anne V. Coates.   Michael Crichton’s…

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Jurassic Park III

JOE JOHNSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.   Weak entry in the dinosaur saga has some scenes so scary they surpass the work done by Steven Spielberg in his previous two films (Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park), but without a good plot or any sense of excitement the result is still a dud….

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Empire Of The Sun (1987)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1987.  Amblin Entertainment, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Tom Stoppard, based on the novel by J.G. Ballard.  Cinematography by Allen Daviau.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Steven Spielberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Norman Reynolds.  Costume Design by Bob Ringwood.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.  Academy Awards 1987.  Golden Globe Awards 1987.  National Board of Review…

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