The Boxtrolls (2014)

GRAHAM ANNABLE, ANTHONY STACCHI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 2014.  Focus Features, Laika Entertainment.  Screenplay by Irena Brignull, Adam Pava, story adaptation by Anthony Stacchi, Phil Dale, additional writing by Vera Brosgol, based on the novel by Alan Snow.  Cinematography by John Ashlee Prat.  Produced by David Bleiman Ichioka, Travis Knight.  Music by…

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The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)

CHRIS RENAUD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  France/Japan/USA, 2019.  Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment, Dentsu, Fuji Television Network, Universal Animation Studios.  Screenplay by Brian Lynch.  Produced by Janet Healy, Christopher Meledandri.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Colin Stimpson.  Film Editing by Tiffany Hillkurtz.   Now that he has made his peace with Duke (Eric…

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Despicable Me 2 (2013)

PIERRE COFFIN, CHRIS RENAUD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA/France/Japan, 2013.  Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment.  Screenplay by Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio.  Produced by Janet Healy, Christopher Meledandri.  Music by Heitor Pereira, Pharrell Williams.  Production Design by Yarrow Cheney, Eric Guillon.  Film Editing by Gregory Perler.  Gru has been cured of his status as a…

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Inside Out (2015)

PETE DOCTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2015.  Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Pete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen, Screenplay by Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley, Pete Docter.  Produced by Jonas Rivera.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by Ralph Eggleston.  Film Editing by Kevin Nolting.  Academy Awards 2015.  AFI Film of the Year 2015. Boston Film Critics Awards 2015. …

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Toy Story 3 (2010)

LEE UNKRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2010.  Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios.  Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich, Screenplay by Michael Arndt.  Produced by Darla K. Anderson.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Bob Pauley.  Film Editing by Ken Schretzmann.  Academy Awards 2010.  American Film Institute 2010.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2010.  Dorian Awards 2010.   Golden Globe…

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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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Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (2012)

CHRIS RENAUD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2012.  Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment.  Screenplay by Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio, based on the book by Dr. Seuss.  Produced by Janet Healy, Christopher Meledandri.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Yarrow Cheney.  Film Editing by Claire Dodgson, Steven Liu, Ken Schretzmann. Gorgeously animated comedy from the Dr. Seuss book, beginning in…

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Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

RICH MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2012.  Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Rich Moore, Phil Johnston, Jim Reardon, Screenplay by Phil Johnston, Jennifer Lee, additional story material by John C. Reilly, Sam J. Levine, Jared Stern.  Produced by Clark Spencer.  Music by Henry Jackman.  Production Design by Mike Gabriel.  Film Editing by Tim Mertens.  Academy…

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American Hot Wax (1978)

FLOYD MUTRUX Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1978.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by John Kaye, Art Linson, Screenplay by John Kaye.  Cinematography by William A. Fraker.  Produced by Art Linson.  Music by Kenny Vance.  Production Design by Elayne Barbara Ceder.  Costume Design by Robert De Mora.  Film Editing by Ronald J. Fagan, Melvin Shapiro.   Along with American Graffiti and The Hollywood Knights,…

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Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (2009)

PHIL LORD, CHRISTOPHER MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2009.  Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation.  Screenplay by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, additional screenplay material by Rob Greenberg, based on the book written by Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ron Barrett.  Produced by Pam Marsden.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh.  Production Design by Justin Thompson.  Film Editing by Robert Fisher Jr..  Golden Globe…

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The Flintstones (1994)

BRIAN LEVANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1994.  Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Hanna-Barbera Productions.  Screenplay by Tom S. Parker, Jim Jennewein, Steven E. de Souza.  Cinematography by Dean Cundey.  Produced by Bruce Cohen.  Music by David Newman.  Production Design by Eloy Lobato, William Sandell.  Costume Design by Rosanna Norton.  Film Editing by Kent Beyda. Brian Levant does absolutely nothing interesting with…

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Tangled (2010)

NATHAN GRENO, BYRON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2010.  Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Dan Fogelman, additional story by Dean Wellins, based on the fairy tale Rapunzel by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm.  Produced by Roy Conli.  Music by Alan Menken.  Production Design by Douglas Rogers.  Film Editing by Tim Mertens.  Academy Awards 2010.  Golden Globe…

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