Missing Link (2019)

CHRIS BUTLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Canada/USA, 2019.  Laika Entertainment, Digital One, Entertainment One.   Screenplay by Chris Butler.  Cinematography by Chris Peterson.  Produced by Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Nelson Lowry.  Costume Design by Deborah Cook.  Film Editing by Stephen Perkins.  Academy Awards 2019.  Golden Globe Awards…

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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.  Academy Awards 2019.    Golden Globe Awards 2019….

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Moonlight Mile (2002)

BRAD SILBERLING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2002.  Touchstone Pictures, Hyde Park Entertainment, Reveal Entertainment, Gran Via, Punch Productions.  Screenplay by Brad Silberling.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Mark Johnson, Brad Silberling.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Missy Stewart.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Lisa Zeno Churgin.  Las Vegas Film Critics Awards 2002.  Phoenix Film Critics…

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Frozen (2013)

CHRIS BUCK, JENNIFER LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2013.  Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Shane Morris, additional story by Dean Wellins, Screenplay by Jennifer Lee, inspired by the story The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen.  Produced by Peter Del Vecho.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by David Womersley.  Film Editing by…

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Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

RICH MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2012.  Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Rich Moore, Phil Johnston, Jim Reardon, Screenplay by Phil Johnston, Jennifer Lee, additional story material by John C. Reilly, Sam J. Levine, Jared Stern.  Produced by Clark Spencer.  Music by Henry Jackman.  Production Design by Mike Gabriel.  Film Editing by Tim Mertens.  Academy…

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Shadow Of Doubt (1998)

RANDAL KLEISER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB. USA, 1998.  Largo Entertainment, Reasonable Doubt Productions.  Screenplay by Myra Byanka, Raymond De Felitta.  Cinematography by Craig Haagensen.  Produced by Adam Kline, T.J. Mancini.  Music by Joel Goldsmith.  Production Design by Curtis A. Schnell.  Costume Design by Rita Riggs.  Film Editing by Jeff Gourson.   Middling but diverting courtroom drama has a superior Melanie Griffith as a…

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Bolt (2008)

BYRON HOWARD, CHRIS WILLIAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2008.  Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Dan Fogelman, Chris Williams, additional screenplay material by Byron Howard, Jared Stern.  Produced by Clark Spencer.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Paul A. Felix.  Film Editing by Tim Mertens.  Academy Awards 2008.  Golden Globe Awards 2008.  Online Film Critics Awards 2008….

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Cats And Dogs

B (out of 5) Bad special effects and poor editing mar what could have been a charming family for all ages in this insipid comedy. It’s the old cat vs. dog war gone high-tech when a Beagle puppy (voiced by Tobey Maguire) accidentally takes a Doberman Pinscher spy’s job as a pet for a doctor…

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Tangled (2010)

NATHAN GRENO, BYRON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2010.  Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Dan Fogelman, additional story by Dean Wellins, based on the fairy tale Rapunzel by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm.  Produced by Roy Conli.  Music by Alan Menken.  Production Design by Douglas Rogers.  Film Editing by Tim Mertens.  Academy Awards 2010.  Golden Globe…

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Osmosis Jones (2001)

BOBBY FARRELLY, PETER FARRELLY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2001.  Warner Bros., Conundrum Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Bros. Feature Animation.  Screenplay by Marc Hyman.  Cinematography by Mark Irwin.  Produced by Dennis Edwards, Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, Zak Penn, Bradley Thomas.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Sydney J. Bartholomew Jr..  Costume Design by Pamela Withers.  Film Editing by Lois Freeman-Fox, Stephen…

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Chicken Little

BB.5 (out of 5) Any animated film where a tiny animal wears adorably trendy clothing is worth at least a glance (see Stuart Little), but this lifeless tale won’t impress you much. Poor little Chicken Little (voiced by Zach Braff) feels a piece of the sky falling and causes a panic in his town, only…

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Saturday Night Fever (1977)

JOHN BADHAM Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1977.  Paramount Pictures, Robert Stigwood Organization.  Screenplay by Norman Wexler, based on the article Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night by Nik Cohn.  Cinematography by Ralf D. Bode.  Produced by Robert Stigwood.  Music by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb.  Production Design by Charles Bailey.  Costume Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein.  Film Editing by…

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