Us (2019)

JORDAN PEELE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA/Japan, 2019.  Monkeypaw Productions, Dentsu, Fuji Television Network, Perfect World Pictures, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Jordan Peele.  Cinematography by Mike Gioulakis.  Produced by Jason Blum, Ian Cooper, Sean McKittrick, Jordan Peele.  Music by Michael Abels.  Production Design by Ruth De Jong.  Costume Design by Kym Barrett.  Film…

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Aquaman (2018)

JAMES WAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   Australia/USA, 2018.  DC Comics, DC Entertainment, Panoramic Pictures, Rodeo FX, The Safran Company, Warner Bros..  Story by Geoff Johns, James Wan, Will Beall, Screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, Will Beall, based on Aquaman created by Mort Weisinger, Paul Norris.  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Peter Safran.  Music by Rupert…

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The Shallows (2016)

JAUME COLLET-SERRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2016.  Columbia Pictures, Weimaraner Republic Pictures, Ombra Films.  Screenplay by Anthony Jaswinski.  Cinematography by Flavio Martinez Labiano.  Produced by Lynn Harris, Matti Leshem.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Production Design by Hugh Bateup.  Costume Design by Kym Barrett.  Film Editing by Joel Negron. Blake Lively is an avid surfer who has just discovered a secret beach on a…

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Speed Racer (2008)

LILLY WACHOWSKI, LANA WACHOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Australia/Germany, 2008.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Silver Pictures, Anarchos Productions, Velocity Productions, Studio Babelsberg.  Screenplay by Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, based on the animated series by Tatsuo Yoshida.  Cinematography by David Tattersall.  Produced by Grant Hill, Joel Silver, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by Owen…

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The Nice Guys (2016)

SHANE BLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2016.  Misty Mountains, Bloom, Lipsync Productions, Nice Guys, Silver Pictures, Waypoint Entertainment.  Screenplay by Shane Black, Anthony Bagarozzi.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Joel Silver.  Music by David Buckley, John Ottman.  Production Design by Richard Bridgland.  Costume Design by Kym Barrett.  Film Editing by Joel Negron.  Las Vegas Film Critics Awards 2016.   A…

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The Green Hornet (2011)

MICHEL GONDRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2011.  Columbia Pictures, Original Film, K/O Camera Toys.  Screenplay by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, based on the radio series by George W. Trendle.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Neal H. Moritz.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Owen Paterson.  Costume Design by Kym Barrett.  Film Editing by Michael Tronick. Seth Rogen attempts a different kind…

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The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

LILLY WACHOWSKI, LANA WACHOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  Australia/USA, 2003.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Silver Pictures.  Screenplay by Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, based on their characters.  Cinematography by Bill Pope.  Produced by Joel Silver.  Music by Don Davis.  Production Design by Owen Paterson.  Costume Design by Kym Barrett.  Film Editing by Zach Staenberg. Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2003.    While machine-controlled…

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The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

LILLY WACHOWSKI, LANA WACHOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Australia, 2003.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Silver Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Heineken Branded Entertainment.  Screenplay by Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, based on their characters.  Cinematography by Bill Pope.  Produced by Joel Silver.  Music by Don Davis.  Production Design by Owen Paterson.  Costume Design by Kym Barrett.  Film Editing by Zach Staenberg.  Cannes Film Festival 2003. At long last,…

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The Matrix (1999)

LILLY WACHOWSKI, LANA WACHOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1999.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Groucho Film Partnership, Silver Pictures.  Screenplay by Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski.  Cinematography by Bill Pope.  Produced by Joel Silver.  Music by Don Davis.  Production Design by Owen Paterson.  Costume Design by Kym Barrett.  Film Editing by Zach Staenberg.  Academy Awards 1999.  Las Vegas Film Critics Awards 1999.   Nothing is…

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Cloud Atlas (2012)

LILLY WACHOWSKI, LANA WACHOWSKI, TOM TYKWER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Germany/USA/Hong Kong/Singapore, 2012.  Cloud Atlas Productions, X-Filme Creative Pool, Anarchos Pictures, A Company Filmproduktionsgesellschaft, ARD Degeto Film, Ascension Pictures, Dreams of Dragon Picture, Five Drops, Media Asia Group.  Written for the screen by Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, Lilly Wachowski, based on the novel by David Mitchell.  Cinematography by…

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The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

MARC WEBB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2012.  Columbia Pictures, Marvel Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions.  Story by James Vanderbilt, Screenplay by James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves, based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Avi Arad, Matthew Tolmach, Laura Ziskin.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by J. Michael Riva.  Costume Design…

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Monster-In-Law (2005)

ROBERT LUKETIC Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  Germany/USA, 2005.  New Line Cinema, BenderSpink, Spring Creek Productions, Kumar Mobiliengesellschaft mbH & Co. Projekt Nr. 1 KG.  Screenplay by Anya Kochoff.  Cinematography by Russell Carpenter.  Produced by Chris Bender, J.C. Spink, Paula Weinstein.  Music by David Newman, Rosey.  Production Design by Missy Stewart.  Costume Design by Kym Barrett.  Film Editing by Scott Hill, Kevin Tent.   Romance blooms…

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