Jungle Cruise (2021)

JAUME COLLET-SERRA Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5 USA, 2021. Davis Entertainment, Flynn Picture Company, Seven Bucks Productions, TSG Entertainment, Walt Disney Pictures, Zaftig Films. Screen story by John Norville, Josh Goldstein, Glenn Ficarra, John Requa, Screenplay by Michael Green, Glenn Ficarra, John Requa. Cinematography by Flavio Martinez Labiano. Produced by John Davis, Beau Flynn,…

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Rock Of Ages (2012)

ADAM SHANKMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.    USA, 2012.  New Line Cinema, Corner Store Entertainment, Material Pictures, Offspring Entertainment.   Screenplay by Justin Theroux, Chris D’Arienzo, Allan Loeb, based on the musical by Chris D’Arienzo.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.  Produced by Jennifer Gibgot, Garrett Grant, Carl Levin, Tobey Maguire, Scott Prisand, Matt Weaver.  Music…

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

MARC WEBB Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2014.  Marvel Enterprises, Avi Arad Productions, Columbia Pictures, Matt Tolmach Productions.  Screen story by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, James Vanderbilt, Screenplay by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko.  Cinematography by Dan Mindel.   Produced…

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Private Life (2018)

TAMARA JENKINS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.    USA, 2018.  Likely Story, Netflix.  Screenplay by Tamara Jenkins.  Cinematography by Christos Voudouris.  Produced by Stefanie Azpiazu, Anthony Bregman, Tamara Jenkins.  Production Design by Ford Wheeler.  Costume Design by Leah Katznelson.  Film Editing by Brian A. Kates. Tamara Jenkins returns to filmmaking eleven years after her masterful The Savages, directing Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti as a…

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Ernest & Celestine (2012)

STEPHANE AUBIER, VINCENT PATAR, BENJAMIN RENNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  Ernest Et Celestine France/Belgium/Luxembourg, 2012.  La Parti Productions, Les Armateurs, Maybe Movies, Mélusine Productions, StudioCanal.  Scenario and dialogue by Daniel Pennac, based on the albums by Gabrielle Vincent.  Produced by Eric Beckman, Didier Brunner, David Jesteadt, Henri Magalon, Stephan Roelants, Michael Sinterniklaas, Vincent Tavier.  Music by Vincent…

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Straight Outta Compton (2015)

F. GARY GRAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2015.  Universal Pictures, Legendary Entertainment, New Line Cinema, Cube Vision, Crucial Films, Broken Chair Flickz.  Story by S. Leigh Savidge, Alan Wenkus, Andrea Berloff, Screenplay by Jonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff.  Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.  Produced by Matt Alvarez, Scott Bernstein, Dr. Dre, F. Gary Gray, Ice Cube, Tomica Woods-Wright.  Music by…

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San Andreas (2015)

BRAD PEYTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Australia, 2015.  Village Roadshow Pictures, New Line Cinema, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Flynn Picture Company.  Story by Andre Fabrizio, Jeremy Passmore, Screenplay by Carlton Cuse.  Cinematography by Steve Yedlin.  Produced by Beau Flynn.  Music by Andrew Lockington.  Production Design by Barry Chusid.  Costume Design by Wendy Chuck.  Film Editing by Bob Ducsay. We all know that California is…

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Storytelling (2001)

TODD SOLONDZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2001.  New Line Cinema, Killer Films, Good Machine.  Screenplay by Todd Solondz.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Ted Hope, Christine Vachon.  Music by Nathan Larson.  Production Design by James Chinlund.  Costume Design by John A. Dunn.  Film Editing by Alan Oxman. Todd Solondz follows two exceptionally good features with a rare misfire, a dull and…

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Paycheck (2003)

JOHN WOO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Canada, 2003.  Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, Davis Entertainment, Lion Rock Productions, Solomon/Hackett Productions, Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC.  Screenplay by Dean Georgaris, based on the short story by Philip K. Dick.  Cinematography by Jeffrey L. Kimball.  Produced by Terence Chang, John Davis, Michael Hackett, John Woo.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by William Sandell.  Costume Design…

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Doctor Dolittle (1998)

BETTY THOMAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1998.  Twentieth Century Fox, Davis Entertainment, Joseph M. Singer Entertainment.  Screenplay by Nat Mauldin, Larry Levin, based on the stories by Hugh Lofting. Cinematography by Russell Boyd.  Produced by John Davis, David T. Friendly, Joseph Singer.  Music by Richard Gibbs.  Production Design by William A. Elliott.  Costume Design by Sharen Davis.  Film Editing by…

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Robots (2005)

CARLOS SALDANHA, CHRIS WEDGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2005.  Twentieth Century Fox Animation, Blue Sky Studios.  Story by Ron Mita, Jim McClain, David Lindsay-Abaire, Screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel.  Produced by Jerry Davis, John C. Donkin, William Joyce, Lorne Orleans.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by William Joyce.  Film Editing by John Carnochan. In a…

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