Rings (2017)

F. JAVIER GUTIERREZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 2017.  Macari/Edelstein, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, Vertigo Entertainment, Waddleish Claretrap.  Story by David Loucka, Jacob Estes, Screenplay by David Loucka, Jacob Estes, Akiva Goldsman, based on the novel The Ring by Koji Suzuki.  Cinematography by Sharone Meir.  Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by Matthew Margeson.  Production Design by Kevin Kavanaugh.  Costume…

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The Ring (2002)

GORE VERBINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Japan, 2002.  DreamWorks, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, BenderSpink.  Screenplay by Ehren Kruger, based on the screenplay Ringu by Hiroshi Takahashi and the novel by Koji Suzuki.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.  Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Tom Duffield.  Costume Design by Julie Weiss.  Film Editing by Craig Wood.  Flat, tepid thriller that…

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Men In Black II (2002)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 2002.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Amblin Entertainment, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation.  Story by Robert Gordon, Screenplay by Robert Gordon, Barry Fanaro, based on Malibu Comics by Lowell Cunningham.  Cinematography by Greg Gardiner.  Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Bo Welch.  Costume Design by Mary E. Vogt.  Film Editing by Richard…

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Men In Black (1997)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1997.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Amblin Entertainment, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation.  Story and screenplay by Ed Solomon, based on the comic by Lowell Cunningham. Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Bo Welch.  Costume Design by Mary E. Vogt.  Film Editing by Jim Miller.  …

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Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events (2004)

BRAD SILBERLING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Germany, 2004.  Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, Nickelodeon Movies, Kumar Mobiliengesellschaft mbH & Co. Projekt Nr. 2 KG, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Gordon, based on the books The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room and The Wide Window by Daniel Handler.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes, Jim…

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The Terminal (2004)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5. USA, 2004.  DreamWorks, Amblin Entertainment, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation.  Story by Andrew Niccol, Sacha Gervasi, Screenplay by Sacha Gervasi, Jeff Nathanson.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes, Steven Spielberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Alex McDowell.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn. Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks)…

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Flight (2012)

ROBERT ZEMECKIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2012.  Paramount Pictures, ImageMovers, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation.  Screenplay by John Gatins.  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes, Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Nelson Coates.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by Jeremiah O’Driscoll.  Academy Awards 2012.  Golden Globe Awards 2012. Screen Actors Guild…

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (2007)

TIM BURTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2007.  DreamWorks, Warner Bros., Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, The Zanuck Company, Tim Burton Productions.  Screenplay by John Logan, based on the musical book by Hugh Wheeler, adapted by Christopher Bond.  Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by John Logan, Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes, Richard D. Zanuck.  Music by Stephen Sondheim. Production Design by…

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The Burning Plain (2008)

GUILLERMO ARRIAGA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Argentina, 2008.  2929 Productions, Costa Films, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation.  Screenplay by Guillermo Arriaga.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Dan Leigh.  Costume Design by Cindy Evans.  Film Editing by Craig Wood.   Charlize Theron plays an emotionally disconnected woman who works as a classy…

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