Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

J.J. ABRAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2019.  Lucasfilm, Bad Robot, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow, Chris Terrio, J.J. Abrams, Screenplay by Chris Terrio, J.J. Abrams, based on characters created by George Lucas.  Cinematography by Dan Mindel.  Produced by J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan.  Music by John Williams. …

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Three Fugitives (1989)

FRANCIS VEBER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA, 1989.  Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners IV.  Screenplay by Francis Veber, based on his film Les Fugitifs.  Cinematography by Haskell Wexler.  Produced by Lauren Shuler Donner.  Music by David McHugh.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design by April Ferry.  Film Editing by Bruce Green. Francis Veber remakes his own Les Fugitifs for the…

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The Post (2017)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB. United Kingdom/USA, 2017.  Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks, Participant Media, Pascal Pictures, Star Thrower Entertainment, River Road Entertainment.  Screenplay by Liz Hannah, Josh Singer.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Kristie Macosko Krieger, Amy Pascal, Steven Spielberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Sarah Broshar, Michael Kahn.  Academy…

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The BFG (2016)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   United Kingdom/Canada/USA, 2016.  Walt Disney Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Reliance Entertainment, Walden Media, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, DreamWorks, River Road Entertainment.  Screenplay by Melissa Mathison, based on the book by Roald Dahl. Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Frank Marshall, Sam Mercer, Steven Spielberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

J.J. ABRAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2015.  Lucasfilm, Bad Robot, Truenorth Productions.  Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt, based on characters created by George Lucas.  Cinematography by Daniel Mindel.  Produced by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Kathleen Kennedy.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter, Darren Gilford.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Maryann Brandon, Mary…

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The Preacher’s Wife (1996)

PENNY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1996.  Mundy Lane Entertainment, Parkway Productions, The Samuel Goldwyn Company, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Nat Mauldin, Allan Scott, based on an earlier screenplay by Robert E. Sherwood, Leonardo Barcovici, from a novel by Robert Nathan.  Cinematography by Miroslav Ondricek. Produced by Samuel Goldwyn Jr..  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Bill Groom.  Costume Design…

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Jurassic Park (1993)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 1993.  Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment.  Screenplay by Michael Crichton, David Koepp, based on the novel by Michael Crichton.  Cinematography by Dean Cundey.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Gerald R. Molen.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design by Eric H. Sandberg, Sue Moore.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.  Academy Awards 1993. Sam Neill and…

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The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.   USA, 1997.  Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Digital Image Associates.  Screenplay by David Koepp, based on the novel by Michael Crichton.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Gerald R. Molen, Colin Wilson.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design by Sue Moore.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.  Academy Awards 1997. Inferior sequel to 1993’s blockbuster hit Jurassic…

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Amistad (1997)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.   USA, 1997.  DreamWorks, Home Box Office.  Screenplay by David Franzoni.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Debbie Allen, Steven Spielberg, Colin Wilson.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.  Academy Awards 1997.  Golden Globe Awards 1997.  Online Film Critics Awards 1997.   Overlong and patronizing account…

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A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.   USA, 2001.  Warner Bros., DreamWorks, Amblin Entertainment, Stanley Kubrick Productions.  Screen story by Ian Watson, Screenplay by Steven Spielberg, based on the short story Supertoys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldiss.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Bonnie Curtis, Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume…

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War Of The Worlds (2005)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2005.  Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, Amblin Entertainment, Cruise/Wagner Productions.  Screenplay by Josh Friedman, David Koepp, based on the novel by H.G. Wells.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Colin Wilson.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design by Joanna Johnston.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.  Academy Awards 2005.  Las Vegas Film Critics 2005….

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Munich (2005)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.   USA/Canada/France, 2005.  DreamWorks, Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Barry Mendel Productions, Alliance Atlantis Communications, Peninsula Films.  Screenplay by Tony Kushner, Eric Roth, based on the book Vengeance: The True Story of an Israeli Counter-Terrorist Team by George Jonas.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Barry Mendel, Steven…

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