Bad Boys For Life (2020)

ADIL EL ARBI, BILALL FALLAH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA/Mexico, 2020.  Columbia Pictures, 2.0 Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Mexico, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Overbrook Entertainment.  Story by Peter Craig, Joe Carnahan, Screenplay by Chris Bremner, Peter Craig, Joe Carnahan, based on characters created by George Gallo.  Cinematography by Robrecht Heyvaert.  Produced by Doug Belgrad,…

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Boomerang (1992)

REGINALD HUDLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1992.  Paramount Pictures, Imagine Films Entertainment, Eddie Murphy Productions.  Story by Eddie Murphy, Screenplay by Barry W. Blaustein, David Sheffield.  Cinematography by Woody Omens.  Produced by Brian Grazer, Warrington Hudlin.  Music by Marcus Miller.  Production Design by Jane Musky. Costume Design by Francine Jamison-Tanchuck.   Film Editing by John Carter, Michael Jablow, Earl…

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What’s The Worst That Could Happen? (2001)

SAM WEISMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2001.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Turman/Morrissey Company, Hyde Park Entertainment.  Screenplay by Matthew Chapman, based on the novel by Donald E. Westlake.  Cinematography by Anastas N. Michos.  Produced by Ashok Amritraj, Wendy Dytman.  Music by Tyler Bates.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Garth Craven, Nick Moore.   A Donald E. Westlake novel has once…

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Blue Streak (1999)

LES MAYFIELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Germany, 1999.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, IndieProd Company Productions, Blue Streak Productions, Global Entertainment Productions GmbH & Company Medien KG, Wintergreen Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Berry, John Blumenthal, Stephen Carpenter.  Cinematography by David Eggby.  Produced by Toby Jaffe, Neal H. Moritz.  Music by Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by Bill Brzeski.  Costume Design by Denise Wingate.  Film Editing by…

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Death At A Funeral (2010)

NEIL LaBUTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2010.  Screen Gems, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Wonderful Films, Parabolic Pictures Inc., Stable Way Entertainment.  Screenplay by Dean Craig.  Cinematography by Rogier Stoffers.  Produced by William Horberg, Sidney Kimmel, Laurence Malkin, Chris Rock, Share Stallings.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Jon Gary Steele.  Costume Design by Maya Lieberman.  Film Editing by Tracey Wadmore-Smith.   This…

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Life (1999)

TED DEMME Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Imagine Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Simpson.  Produced by Brian Grazer, Eddie Murphy.  Music by Wyclef Jean.  Production Design by Dan Bishop.  Costume Design by Lucy W. Corrigan.  Film Editing by Jeffrey Wolf.   Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence play two bootleggers who stumble across a dead body…

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Do The Right Thing (1989)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1989.  40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks.  Screenplay by Spike Lee.  Cinematography by Ernest R. Dickerson.  Produced by Spike Lee.  Music by Bill Lee.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter.  Film Editing by Barry Alexander Brown.   Spike Lee’s best film is this explosive examination of racism in America, whittled…

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Sunday, Bloody Sunday (1971)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1971.  Vectia, Vic Films Productions.  Screenplay by Penelope Gilliatt.  Cinematography by Billy Williams.   Produced by Joseph Janni.  Music by Ron Geesin.  Production Design by Luciana Arrighi.  Costume Design by Jocelyn Rickards.  Film Editing by Richard Marden.   Glenda Jackson and Peter Finch have nothing in common except two things in this British drama: they both use…

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Bad Boys II (2003)

MICHAEL BAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 2003.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films.  Story by Marianne Wibberley, Cormac Wibberley, Ron Shelton, Screenplay by Ron Shelton, Jerry Stahl, based on characters created by George Gallo.  Cinematography by Amir Mokri.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.  Music by Trevor Rabin.  Production Design by Dominic Watkins.  Costume Design by Carol Ramsey, Deborah Lynn Scott.  Film Editing by…

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Bad Boys (1995)

MICHAEL BAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1995.  Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films.  Story by George Gallo, Screenplay by Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland, Doug Richardson.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Don Simpson.  Music by Mark Mancina.  Production Design by John Vallone.  Costume Design by Bobbie Read.  Film Editing by Christian Wagner.   The great chemistry between the two stars of this…

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