Frozen II (2019)

CHRIS BUCK, JENNIFER LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2019.  Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck, Marc Smith, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Screenplay by Jennifer Lee.  Produced by Peter Del Vecho.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Film Editing by Jeff Draheim. Four years after convincing us all to…

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Nightmaster (1987)

MARK JOFFE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Australia/Canada, 1987.  Cine-Funds Limited, Somerset Film Productions.  Screenplay by Michael McGennan.  Cinematography by Martin McGrath.  Produced by Jan Tyrrell, James M. Vernon.  Music by David Skinner.  Production Design by Michael Ralph.  Costume Design by Helen Hooper.  Film Editing by Lindsay Frazer. Silly action film that will have some appeal for young people, though it’s too…

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Blow (2001)

TED DEMME Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2001.  Apostle, Avery Pix, New Line Cinema, Spanky Pictures.  Screenplay by David McKenna, Nick Cassavetes, based on the book by Bruce Porter.  Cinematography by Ellen Kuras.  Produced by Ted Demme, Tomas Krejci, Denis Leary, Joel Stillerman.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Michael Z. Hanan.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by…

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Malcolm X (1992)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/Japan, 1992.  Largo International N.V., JVC Entertainment Networks, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks.  Screenplay by Arnold Perl, Spike Lee, based on the book The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X, Alex Haley.  Cinematography by Ernest R. Dickerson.  Produced by Spike Lee, Ahmed Murad, Marvin Worth.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume…

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The Rules Of Attraction

B (out of 5) Yet another Bret Easton Ellis novel has been made a terrible film (Less Than Zero and American Psycho being the other pristine examples).  James Van Der Beek plays a drug-loving college student who is in trouble with his dealers and in love with Shannyn Sossamon.  Sossamon likes him too, but she’s also…

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The Call

BRAD ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2013.  TriStar Pictures, Stage 6 Films, Troika Pictures, WWE Studios, Amasia Entertainment, Apotheosis Media Group, Emergency Films, Roberi Media.  Story by Richard D’Ovidio, Nicole D’Ovidio, Jon Bokenkamp, Screenplay by Richard D’Ovidio.  Cinematography by Tom Yatsko.  Produced by Bradley Gallo, Jeffrey Graup, Michael A. Helfant, Michael J. Luisi.  Music by John Debney.  Production Design by…

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