The One And Only Ivan (2020)

THEA SHARROCK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 2020. Allison Shearmur Productions, Digital Makeup Group, Jolie Pas Productions, Walt Disney Pictures. Screenplay by Mike White, based on the book by Katherine Applegate. Cinematography by Florian Ballhaus. Produced by Angelina Jolie, Allison Shearmur, Brigham Taylor. Music by Craig Armstrong. Production Design by Molly Hughes. Costume…

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Short Eyes (1977)

ROBERT M. YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA, 1977.  Screenplay by Miguel Pinero, based on his play. Cinematography by Peter Sova. Produced by Lewis Harris, Robert M. Young. Music by Curtis Mayfield.  Production Design by Joe Babas. Costume Design by Paul Martino. Film Editing by Edward Beyer. Miguel Pineyro’s Tony-nominated play, based on his own experiences behind bars, is adapted…

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Need For Speed (2014)

SCOTT WAUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB. USA/India/United Kingdom/France/Philippines, 2014.  DreamWorks, Reliance Entertainment, Bandito Brothers.  Story by George Gatins, John Gatins, Screenplay by George Gatins.  Cinematography by Shane Hurlbut.  Produced by John Gatins, Patrick O’Brien, Mark Sourian.  Music by Nathan Furst.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Paul Rubell, Scott Waugh.  After an illegal race…

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Bella (2006)

ALEJANDRO MONTEVERDE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA/Mexico, 2006.  Metanoia Films, Bella Production, Burnside Entertainment, Mpower Pictures, The One Media.  Screenplay by Alejandro Monteverde, Patrick Million, Leo Severino.  Cinematography by Andrew Cadelago.  Produced by Alejandro Monteverde, Denise Pinckley, Leo Severino, Eduardo Verástegui.  Music by Stephan Altman.  Production Design by Richard Lassalle.  Costume Design by Eden Miller.  Film Editing by Joseph Gutowski, Fernando Villena.  Toronto International Film…

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The Taking Of Pelham 123 (2009)

TONY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2009.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Relativity Media, Scott Free Productions, Escape Artists.  Screenplay by Brian Helgeland, based on the novel by John Godey.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Tony Scott, Steve Tisch.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Chris Seagers.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film…

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The King Of Comedy (1982)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1982.  Embassy International Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Paul D. Zimmerman.  Cinematography by Fred Schuler.  Produced by Arnon Milchan.  Music by Robbie Robertson.  Production Design by Boris Leven.  Costume Design by Richard Bruno.  Film Editing by Thelma Schoonmaker.   A wonderful change of pace for director Martin Scorsese, following his success with Raging Bull…

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Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009)

MICHAEL BAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.5.  USA, 2009.  DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures, Hasbro, Di Bonaventura Pictures.  Screenplay by Ehren Kruger, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman.  Cinematography by Ben Seresin.  Produced by Ian Bryce, Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy.  Music by Steve Jablonsky.  Production Design by Nigel Phelps.  Costume Design by Deborah Lynn Scott.  Film Editing by Roger Barton, Tom Muldoon, Joel…

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