Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

RIAN JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2017.  Lucasfilm, Ram Bergman Productions, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Rian Johnson, based on characters created by George Lucas.  Cinematography by Steve Yedlin.  Produced by Ram Bergman, Kathleen Kennedy.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Heinrichs.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Bob Ducsay.   We last left our heroine Rey (Daisy Ridley)…

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Big Eyes (2014)

TIM BURTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  The Weinstein Company, Silverwood Films, Tim Burton Productions, Electric City Entertainment.  Screenplay by Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Scott Alexander, Tim Burton, Larry Karaszewski.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Rick Heinrichs.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by JC Bond.   This movie is reviewed at Magenta Magazine. Golden…

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Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)

GORE VERBINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2007.  Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Second Mate Productions.  Screenplay by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, based on characters created by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie, Jay Wolpert.  Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Rick Heinrichs.  Costume Design by Penny Rose.  Film Editing by Stephen E. Rivkin,…

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Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)

GORE VERBINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2006.  Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Second Mate Productions.  Screenplay by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, based on characters created by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie, Jay Wolpert.  Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Rick Heinrichs.  Costume Design by Penny Rose.  Film Editing by Stephen E. Rivkin, Craig Wood.  …

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Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events (2004)

BRAD SILBERLING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Germany, 2004.  Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, Nickelodeon Movies, Kumar Mobiliengesellschaft mbH & Co. Projekt Nr. 2 KG, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Gordon, based on the books The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room and The Wide Window by Daniel Handler.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes, Jim…

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Bedazzled (2000)

HAROLD RAMIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.    USA/Germany, 2000.  Twentieth Century Fox, Regency Enterprises, KirchMedia.  Screenplay by Larry Gelbart, Harold Ramis, Peter Tolan, based on the 1967 film, story by Peter Cook, Screenplay by Peter Cook, Dudley Moore. Cinematography by Bill Pope.  Produced by Trevor Albert, Harold Ramis.  Music by David Newman.   Production Design by Rick Heinrichs.  Costume Design by Deena…

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The Wolfman (2010)

JOE JOHNSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2010.  Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Bluegrass Films.  Screenplay by Andrew Kevin Walker, David Self, based on the screenplay by Curt Siodmak.  Cinematography by Shelly Johnson.  Produced by Sean Daniel, Benicio Del Toro, Scott Stuber, Rick Yorn.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Rick Heinrichs.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by Walter Murch, Dennis…

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Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

JOE JOHNSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Paramount Pictures, Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Studios.  Screenplay by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, based on the comic books by Joe Simon, Jack Kirby.  Cinematography by Shelly Johnson.  Produced by Kevin Feige.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Rick Heinrichs.  Costume Design by Anna B. Sheppard.  Film Editing by Robert Dalva, Jeffrey Ford.   More superhero fun…

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Hulk (2003)

ANG LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2003.  Universal Pictures, Marvel Enterprises, Valhalla Motion Pictures, Good Machine.  Story by James Schamus, Screenplay by John Turman, Michael France, James Schamus, based on the Marvel comic book character by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Avi Arad, Larry J. Franco, Gale Anne Hurd, James Schamus.  Music by Danny…

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The Big Lebowski (1998)

JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1998.  Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Ethan Coen.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Rick Heinrichs.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Tricia Cooke.   Annoying Coen brothers film about mistaken identity has…

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Frankenweenie (2012)

TIM BURTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2012.  Walt Disney Pictures, Tim Burton Productions.  Screenplay by John August, based on an earlier screenplay by Leonard Ripps, from an idea by Tim Burton.  Cinematography by Peter Sorg.  Produced by Allison Abbate, Tim Burton.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Rick Heinrichs.  Film Editing by Chris Lebenzon, Mark Solomon.   Tim Burton expands his…

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Sleepy Hollow (1999)

TIM BURTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Germany, 1999.  Paramount Pictures, Mandalay Pictures, American Zoetrope, Karol Film Productions.  Screen story by Kevin Yagher, Andrew Kevin Walker, Screenplay by Andrew Kevin Walker, based on the story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Scott Rudin, Adam Schroeder.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Rick Heinrichs.  Costume…

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