The Mitchells Vs. The Machines (2021)

MICHAEL RIANDA, JEFF ROWE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 United States/Canada/Hong Kong, 2021. Sony Pictures Animation, Lord Miller, Columbia Pictures, One Cool Film Production. Screenplay by Michael Rianda, Jeff Rowe, story consultant Alex Hirsch. Produced by Kurt Albrecht, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller. Music by Mark Mothersbaugh. Production Design by Lindsey Olivares. Film Editing by…

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Luca (2021)

ENRICO CASAROSA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 2021. Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures. Story by Enrico Casarosa, Jesse Andrews, Simon Stephenson, Screenplay by Jesse Andrews, Mike Jones, story consultants Julie Lynn, Randall Green. Cinematography by David Juan Bianchi, Kim White. Produced by Andrea Warren. Music by Dan Romer. Production Design by Daniela…

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MacGruber (2010)

JORMA TACCONE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.    USA, 2010.  Broadway Video, Michaels-Goldwyn, Relativity Media.  Screenplay by Will Forte, John Solomon, Jorma Taccone.  Cinematography by Brandon Trost.  Produced by John Goldwyn, Lorne Michaels.  Music by Matthew Compton.  Production Design by Robb Wilson King.  Costume Design by Susanna Puisto.  Film Editing  by Jamie Gross. Lots…

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Booksmart (2019)

OLIVIA WILDE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 2019.  Annapurna Pictures, Gloria Sanchez Productions.  Screenplay by Susanna Fogel, Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Katie Silberman.  Cinematography by Jason McCormick.  Produced by Chelsea Barnard, David Distenfeld, Jessica Elbaum, Megan Ellison, Katie Silberman.  Music by Dan Nakamura.  Production Design by Katie Byron.   Costume Design by April Napier. …

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Shirkers (2018)

SANDI TAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.   USA, 2018.  Cinereach, Doc Society, Shirkers.  Screenplay by Sandi Tan.  Cinematography by Iris Ng.  Produced by Jessica Levin, Maya Rudolph, Sandi Tan.  Music by Ishai Adar.  Film Editing by Lucas Celler, Kimberley Hassett, Sandi Tan. In 1992, Sandi Tan is a nineteen year-old student and film lover who is determined to make her…

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Sisters (2015)

JASON MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA, 2015.  Little Stranger.  Screenplay by Paula Pell. Cinematography by Barry Peterson.  Produced by Tina Fey, John S. Lyons, Jay Roach. Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Richard Hoover.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Lee Haxall.  Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reteam after the misfire of Baby Mama for another comedy…

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Life of the Party (2018)

BEN FALCONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2018.  New Line Cinema, On the Day, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Ben Falcone, Melissa McCarthy.  Cinematography by Julio Macat.  Produced by Ben Falcone, Melissa McCarthy.  Music by Fil Eisler.  Production Design by Rusty Smith.  Costume Design by Suzy Freeman.  Film Editing by Brian Scott Olds. Melissa McCarthy and her husband Matt Walsh drop their…

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Big Hero 6 (2014)

DON HALL, CHRIS WILLIAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 2014.  FortyFour Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Jordan Roberts, Robert L. Baird, Daniel Gerson, based on the Big Hero 6 team and characters created by Steven T. Seagle, Duncan Rouleau, Joe Kelly, Joe Casey.  Cinematography by Rob Dressel.  Produced by Roy Conli.  Music by Henry…

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Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

AKIVA SCHAFFER, JORMA TACCONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  Apatow Productions, The Lonely Island, Party Over Here, Perfect World Pictures (Beijing), Perfect World Pictures, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone.  Cinematography by Brandon Trost.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Rodney Rothman, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone.  Music by Matthew Compton.  Production Design by…

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Maggie’s Plan (2015)

REBECCA MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2015.  Franklin Street, Freedom Media, Hall Monitor, Hyperion Media Group, Locomotive, Rachael Horovitz Productions, Round Films.  Screenplay by Rebecca Miller, based on the story by Karen Rinaldi.  Cinematography by Sam Levy.  Produced by Damon Cardasis, Rachael Horovitz, Rebecca Miller.  Music by Michael Rohatyn.  Production Design by Alexandra Schaller.  Costume Design by Malgosia Turzanska.  Film…

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Inherent Vice (2014)

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2014.  Ghoulardi Film Company, Warner Bros., IAC Films, RatPac-Dune Entertainment.  Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson, based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon.  inematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Paul Thomas Anderson, Daniel Lupi, JoAnne Sellar.  Music by Jonny Greenwood.  Production Design by David Crank.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Leslie Jones.  Academy Awards 2014. …

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Friends With Kids (2011)

JENNIFER WESTFELDT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2011.  Red Granite Pictures, Points West Pictures, Locomotive.  Screenplay by Jennifer Westfeldt.  Cinematography by William Rexer.  Produced by Joshua Astrachan, Riza Aziz, Jon Hamm, Jake Kasdan, Joey McFarland, Jennifer Westfeldt.  Music by The 88, Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by Ray Kluga.  Costume Design by Melissa Bruning.  Film Editing by Tara Timpone.   Ten years after the success of…

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