Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

JOSEPH KOSINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2022. Paramount Pictures, Skydance Media, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Story by Peter Craig, Justin Marks, Screenplay by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie, based on characters created by Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr.. Cinematography by Claudio Miranda. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, David…

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Evan Almighty (2007)

TOM SHADYAC Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2007.  Universal Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Relativity Media, Shady Acres Entertainment, Original Film.  Story by Steve Oedekerk, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow, Screenplay by Steve Koren, Mark O’Keefe, based on characters created by Steve Koren, Mark O’Keefe.  Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Michael Bostick, Neal H. Moritz, Tom Shadyac.  Music…

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Old School (2003)

TODD PHILLIPS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2003.  DreamWorks, The Montecito Picture Company. Story by Court Crandall, Todd Phillips, Scot Armstrong, Screenplay by Todd Phillips, Scot Armstrong.  Cinematography by Mark Irwin.  Produced by Daniel Goldberg, Joe Medjuck, Todd Phillips.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Clark Hunter.  Costume Design by Nancy Fisher.  Film Editing by Michael Jablow.   Luke Wilson stars as a bored…

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Donnie Darko (2001)

RICHARD KELLY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2001.  Pandora Cinema, Flower Films, Adam Fields Productions, Gaylord Films.  Screenplay by Richard Kelly.  Cinematography by Steven Poster.  Produced by Adam Fields, Nancy Juvonen, Sean McKittrick.    Music by Michael Andrews.  Production Design by Alec Hammond.    Costume Design by April Ferry.   Film Editing by Sam Bauer, Eric Strand.    Donnie Darko (Jake…

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How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Germany, 2000.  Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, LUNI Productions GmbH and Company KG.  Screenplay by Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman, based on the book by Dr. Seuss.  Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Rita Ryack.  Film Editing by Daniel P….

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Star Maps (1997)

MIGUEL ARTETA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1997.  Flan de Coco Films, King Films.  Story by Miguel Arteta, Matthew Greenfield, Screenplay by Miguel Arteta.  Cinematography by Chuy Chavez.  Produced by Matthew Greenfield.  Production Design by Carol Strober.  Costume Design by Kristin M. Burke, Melanie Stavinsky.  Film Editing by Jeff Betancourt, Tom McArdle, Tony Selzer.   Badly acted, badly written drama about a hopeful…

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