The Best of Enemies (2019)

ROBIN BISSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2019.  Astute Films, Material Pictures.  Screenplay by Robin Bissell, based on the book by Osha Gray Davidson.  Cinematography by David Lanzenberg.  Produced by Matt Berenson, Fred Bernstein, Tobey Maguire, Matthew Plouffe, Danny Strong, Dominique Telson.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall.  Costume Design … More The Best of Enemies (2019)

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Blockers (2018)

KAY CANNON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2018.  Point Grey Pictures, DMG Entertainment, Good Universe, Hurwitz & Schlossberg Productions.  Screenplay by Brian Kehoe, Jim Kehoe.  Cinematography by Russ T. Alsobrook.  Produced by Chris Cowles, Chris Fenton, Evan Goldberg, Jon Hurwitz, Nathan Kahane, Seth Rogen, Hayden Schlossberg, James Weaver.  Music by Mateo Messina.  Production Design by Theresa Guleserian, Brandon Tonner-Connolly.  Costume Design by … More Blockers (2018)

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

JAMES GUNN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2017.  Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.    Screenplay by James Gunn, based on Marvel comics created by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, and characters created by Steve Englehart, Steve Gan, Jim Starlin, Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby, Bill Mantlo, Keith Giffen.   Cinematography by Henry Braham.   Produced by Kevin Feige.   Music by Tyler … More Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

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Hidden Figures (2016)

THEODORE MELFI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2016.  Levantine Films, Chernin Entertainment, Fox 2000 Pictures.  Screenplay by Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi, based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly.  Cinematography by Mandy Walker.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Donna Gigliotti, Theodore Melfi, Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams.  Music by Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design … More Hidden Figures (2016)

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Magic Mike XXL

BBB (out of 5) We were so happy when the affable Mike managed to walk away from the exhausting grind of stripping in the conclusion of Steven Soderbergh’s mega hit of 2012, pursuing the dream of being in charge of his own business.  A mere three years later and the dream isn’t all it was … More Magic Mike XXL

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Love Field

BBBB (out of 5) Sweet, heartfelt road movie that showcases Michelle Pfeiffer at her best and the screenwriting debut of writer Don Roos. Pfeiffer plays a Jackie Kennedy-obsessed Dallas housewife whose life seems to finally have a meaning when in November 1963, America’s royal couple announce a visit to her fair city. After missing her chance … More Love Field

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Parental Guidance

B.5 (out of 5) Bette Midler and Billy Crystal play a middle-aged couple, she trying to find the fabulous in life post-50 and he dealing with having been fired from his job as a sports announcer at a baseball stadium.  When their estranged daughter (Marisa Tomei) calls and asks them to babysit her children, they jump at … More Parental Guidance

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