Malignant (2021)

JAMES WAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA/China, 2021. Atomic Monster, Boom Entertainment, Boom! Studios, New Line Cinema, Starlight Culture Entertainment. Story by James Wan, Ingrid Bisu, Akela Cooper, Screenplay by Akela Cooper. Cinematography by Michael Burgess. Produced by Michael Clear, James Wan. Music by Joseph Bishara. Production Design by Desma Murphy. Costume Design…

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The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)

MICHAEL CHAVES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA/United Kingdom, 2021. New Line Cinema, Atomic Monster, The Safran Company, Canadian Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit. Story by James Wan, David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, Screenplay by David Leslie Johnson McGoldrick, based on characters created by Chad Hayes, Carey W. Hayes. Cinematography by Michael Burgess. Produced…

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Venom (2018)

RUBEN FLEISCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA, 2018.  Avi Arad Productions, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Marvel Entertainment, Matt Tolmach Productions, Pascal Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Tencent Pictures.  Screen story by Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg, Screenplay by Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg, Kelly Marcel, based on Marvel’s Venom character created by Todd McFarlane, David Michelinie.  Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.  Produced…

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Who’s Your Caddy? (2007)

DON MICHAEL PAUL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2007.  Ascendant Pictures, Cheyenne Enterprises, Dimension Films, Eleven Eleven Films, Flavor Unit Entertainment, Our Stories Films.  Screenplay by Don Michael Paul, Bradley Allenstein, Robert Henny. Cinematography by Thomas L. Callaway.  Produced by Christopher Eberts, Tracey E. Edmonds, Kia Jam, Arnold Rifkin.  Music by Jon Lee.  Production Design by Paul Luther Jackson.  Costume…

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3 Men And A Baby (1987)

LEONARD NIMOY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1987.  Interscope Communications, Silver Screen Partners III, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by James Orr, Jim Cruickshank, based on the screenplay by Trois Hommes Et Un Couffin by Coline Serreau.  Cinematography by Adam Greenberg.  Produced by Robert W. Cort, Ted Field.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch. Production Design by Peter S. Larkin.  Costume Design by Larry S. Wells.  Film…

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My Cousin Vinny (1992)

JONATHAN LYNN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1992.  Palo Vista Productions, Peter V. Miller Investment Corp., Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Dale Launer.  Cinematography by Peter Deming.  Produced by Dale Launer, Paul Schiff.  Music by Randy Edelman. Production Design by Victoria Paul.  Costume Design by Carol Wood.  Film Editing by Tony Lombardo, Stephen E. Rivkin.   One of the funniest and…

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Strictly Ballroom (1992)

BAZ LUHRMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Australia, 1992.  M & A, Australian Film Finance Corporation, Beyond Films.  Screenplay by Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce, based on an earlier story by Baz Luhrmann and screenplay by Baz Luhrmann, Andrew Bovell.  Cinematography by Steve Mason.  Produced by Tristram Miall.  Music by David Hirschfelder.  Production Design by Catherine Martin.  Costume Design by Angus Strathie.  Film Editing by…

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Days Of Thunder (1990)

TONY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1990.  Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Paramount Pictures.  Story by Robert Towne, Tom Cruise, Screenplay by Robert Towne.  Cinematography by Ward Russell.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Don Simpson.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Benjamin Fernandez, Thomas E. Sanders.  Costume Design by Susan Becker.  Film Editing by Robert C. Jones, Chris Lebenzon, Bert Lovitt, Michael Tronick,…

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The Bedroom Window (1987)

CURTIS HANSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1987.  De Laurentiis Entertainment Group.  Screenplay by Curtis Hanson, based on the novel by Anne Holden.  Cinematography by Gilbert Taylor.  Produced by Martha De Laurentiis, Robert Towne.  Music by Patrick Gleeson, Michael Shrieve.  Production Design by Ron Foreman.  Costume Design by Clifford Capone.  Film Editing by Scott Conrad.   Steve Guttenberg takes his boss’s wife (Isabelle Huppert) home…

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Forrest Gump (1994)

ROBERT ZEMECKIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1994.   Paramount Pictures.   Screenplay by Eric Roth, based on the novel by Winston Groom.   Cinematography by Don Burgess.   Produced by Wendy Finerman, Steve Starkey, Steve Tisch.   Music by Alan Silvestri.   Production Design by Rick Carter.   Costume Design by Joanna Johnston.   Film Editing by Arthur Schmidt.    Tom Hanks stars as…

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Staying Together

LEE GRANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.   Enjoyable family drama directed by Oscar-winner Lee Grant has strong characters and an unsentimental but emotional story that overcomes its deja vu qualities. Three brothers experience instant coming-of-age when their restaurant-owning father announces that he has sold his establishment as he is sick and tired of it….

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The Sum Of Us (1994)

GEOFF BURTON, KEVIN DOWLING Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  Australia, 1994.  Australian Film Finance Corporation, Great Sum Film Limited Partnership, Southern Star Entertainment, The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by David Stevens, based on his play.  Cinematography by Geoff Burton.  Produced by Rod Allan.  Music by David Faulkner.  Production Design by Graham ‘Grace’ Walker.  Costume Design by Louise Spargo.  Film Editing by Frans…

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