Encanto (2021)

JARED BUSH, BYRON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA/Colombia, 2021. Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures. Story by Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith, Jason Hand, Nancy Kruse, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Screenplay by Charise Castro Smith, Jared Bush. Cinematography by Alessandro Jacomini, Daniel Rice, Nathan Warner. Produced by Yvett Merino, Clark Spencer….

Rate this:

In The Heights (2021)

JON M. CHU Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 2021. Warner Bros., 5000 Broadway Productions, Likely Story, Scott Sanders Productions. Screenplay by Quiara Alegría Hudes, based on the musical stage play by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes. Cinematography by Alice Brooks. Produced by Anthony Bregman, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Mara Jacobs, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Scott…

Rate this:

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…

Rate this:

K-PAX (2001)

IAIN SOFTLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Germany, 2001.  IMF Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. 2. Produktions KG, Intermedia Films, Lawrence Gordon Productions, Pathé Pictures International.  Screenplay by Charles Leavitt, based on the novel by Gene Brewer.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Robert F. Colesberry, Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin.  Music by Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by John Beard.  Costume…

Rate this:

The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)

ROBERT REDFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1988.  Esparza, Universal Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises. Screenplay by John Nichols, David S. Ward, based on the novel by John Nichols.  Cinematography by Robbie Greenberg.  Produced by Moctesuma Esparza, Robert Redford.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Joe Aubel, Thomas L. Roysden.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Dede Allen,…

Rate this:

Center Stage (2000)

NICHOLAS HYTNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2000.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Laurence Mark Productions.  Screenplay by Carol Heikkinen.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Simpson.  Produced by Laurence Mark.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Tariq Anwar. Silly rip-off of Fame that is not helped by bad acting from the leads, an idiotic script…

Rate this:

Evita (1996)

ALAN PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1996.  Hollywood Pictures, Cinergi Pictures Entertainment, Dirty Hands Productions.  Screenplay by Alan Parker, Oliver Stone, based on the book of the musical play by Tim Rice.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Alan Parker, Robert Stigwood, Andrew G. Vajna.  Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.  Production Design by Brian Morris.  Costume Design by Penny Rose.  Film…

Rate this:

Marvin’s Room (1996)

JERRY ZAKS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1996.  Scott Rudin Productions, Tribeca Productions.  Screenplay by Scott McPherson, based on his play.  Cinematography by Piotr Sobocinski.  Produced by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, Scott Rudin.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Julie Weiss.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.  Strong adaptation of Scott McPherson’s intimate stage play that is…

Rate this:

Changing Lanes (2002)

ROGER MICHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2002.  Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions.  Story by Chap Taylor, Screenplay by Chap Taylor, Michael Tolkin.  Cinematography by Salvatore Totino.  Produced by Scott Rudin.  Music by David Arnold.  Production Design by Kristi Zea.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Christopher Tellefsen. Compelling Hollywood thriller with Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson as random…

Rate this:

Music Of The Heart (1999)

WES CRAVEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1999.  Craven-Maddalena Films, Miramax.  Screenplay by Pamela Gray.  Cinematography by Peter Deming.  Produced by Susan Kaplan, Marianne Maddalena, Allan Miller, Walter Scheuer.  Music by Mason Daring.  Production Design by Bruce Alan Miller.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Gregg Featherman, Patrick Lussier.   Meryl Streep‘s performance as Harlem violin teacher Roberta Guaspari is so energetic that…

Rate this:

Angie (1994)

MARTHA COOLIDGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5. USA, 1994.  Caravan Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Morra, Brezner, Steinberg and Tenenbaum Entertainment.  Screenplay by Todd Graff, based on the novel by Avra Wing.  Cinematography by Johnny E. Jensen.  Produced by Roger Birnbaum, Patrick McCormick.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Jane Robinson.  Film Editing by Steven Cohen.   Based on Avra Wing’s…

Rate this:

The Brother From Another Planet (1984)

JOHN SAYLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1984.  A-Train Films.  Screenplay by John Sayles.  Cinematography by Ernest R. Dickerson.  Produced by Peggy Rajski, Maggie Renzi.  Music by Martin Brody, Mason Daring.  Production Design by Nora Chavooshian.  Costume Design by Karen Perry.  Film Editing by John Sayles.   This enjoyable, low-budget science-fiction film tackles racism in a clever way. After an alien (Joe…

Rate this: