Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

JAMES WAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA/Canada, 2013.  FilmDistrict, Stage 6 Films, Entertainment One, Blumhouse Productions, Alliance, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions.  Story by James Wan, Leigh Whannell, Screenplay by Leigh Whannell, based on characters created by Leigh Whannell.  Cinematography by John R. Leonetti.  Produced by Jason Blum, Oren Peli.  Music by Joseph Bishara. …

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Aquaman (2018)

JAMES WAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   Australia/USA, 2018.  DC Comics, DC Entertainment, Panoramic Pictures, Rodeo FX, The Safran Company, Warner Bros..  Story by Geoff Johns, James Wan, Will Beall, Screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, Will Beall, based on Aquaman created by Mort Weisinger, Paul Norris.  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Peter Safran.  Music by Rupert…

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The Commuter (2018)

JAUME COLLET-SERRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Ombra Films, StudioCanal, The Picture Company.  Story by Byron Willinger, Philip de Blasi, Screenplay by Byron Willinger, Philip de Blasi, Ryan Engle.  Cinematography by Paul Cameron.  Produced by Alex Heineman, Andrew Rona.  Music by Roque Baños.   Production Design by Richard Bridgland.  Costume Design by Betsy Heinemann, Jill Taylor.  Film Editing by Nicolas De…

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The Founder (2016)

JOHN LEE HANCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  FilmNation Entertainment, The Weinstein Company, Faliro House Productions, The Combine, Speedie Distribution.  Screenplay by Robert D. Siegel.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Don Handfield, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Ryder.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Daniel Orlandi.  Film Editing by Robert Frazen. A traveling salesman who has peddled…

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The Conjuring 2 (2016)

JAMES WAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2016.  New Line Cinema, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, The Safran Company, Atomic Monster.  Story by Carey Hayes, Chad Hayes, James Wan, Screenplay by Carey Hayes, Chad Hayes, James Wan, David Leslie Johnson.  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Peter Safran, James Wan.  Music by Joseph Bishara.  Production Design by Julie Berghoff.  Costume Design by Kristin…

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Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

ZACK SNYDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2016.  Warner Bros., Atlas Entertainment, Cruel & Unusual Films, DC Comics, DC Entertainment, RatPac-Dune Entertainment.  Screenplay by Chris Terrio, David S. Goyer, based on Batman created by Bob Kane, Bill Finger, and Superman created by Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster.  Cinematography by Larry Fong.  Produced by Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder.  Music by Junkie XL,…

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Space Station 76 (2014)

JACK PLOTNICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 2014.  Rival Pictures, Om Films.  Screenplay by Sam Pancake, Jack Plotnick, Michael Stoyanov, Jennifer Elise Cox, Kali Rocha, based on their play.  Cinematography by Robert Brinkmann.  Produced by Dan Burks, Katherine Ann McGregor, Joel Michaely, Edward Parks, Rachel Ward.  Music by Marc Fantini, Steffan Fantini.  Production Design by Seth Reed.  Costume Design by Sarah Brown,…

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Insidious (2010)

JAMES WAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2010.  Alliance Films, IM Global, Haunted Movies.  Screenplay by James Wan.  Cinematography by David M. Brewer, John R. Leonetti.  Produced by Jason Blum, Oren Peli, Steven Schneider.  Music by Joseph Bishara.  Production Design by Aaron Sims.  Costume Design by Kristin M. Burke.  Film Editing by Kirk M. Morri, James Wan.  Toronto International Film Festival 2010.    Deliciously scary ghost…

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Watchmen (2009)

ZACK SNYDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2009.  Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Legendary Entertainment, Lawrence Gordon Productions, DC Comics.   Screenplay by David Hayter, Alex Tse, based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore, illustrated by Dave Gibbons.  Cinematography by Larry Fong.  Produced by Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin, Deborah Snyder.  Music by Tyler Bates.  Production Design by Alex McDowell.  Costume Design by Michael…

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Hard Candy (2005)

DAVID SLADE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2005.  Lions Gate Films, Vulcan Productions, Launchpad Productions.  Screenplay by Brian Nelson.  Cinematography by Jo Willems.  Produced by Michael Caldwell, David Higgins, Richard Hutton.  Music by Harry Escott, Molly Nyman.  Production Design by Jeremy Reed.  Costume Design by Jennifer Johnson.  Film Editing by Art Jones.  Online Film Critics Awards 2006.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2006.    Fourteen year-old…

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The Phantom Of The Opera (2004)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2004.  Warner Bros., Odyssey Entertainment, Really Useful Films, Scion Films.  Screenplay by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Joel Schumacher, based on the musical book by Andrew Lloyd Webber and the novel Le Fantome de L’Opera by Gaston Leroux.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber.  Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Stilgoe.  Production…

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Young Adult (2011)

JASON REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Paramount Pictures, Denver and Delilah Productions, Indian Paintbrush, Mandate Pictures, Mr. Mudd, Right of Way Films. Screenplay by Diablo Cody.  Cinematography by Eric Steelberg.  Produced by Diablo Cody, Lianne Halfon, Mason Novick, Russell Smith.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson.  Costume Design by David C. Robinson.  Film Editing by…

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