Juliet, Naked (2018)

JESSE PERETZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA/United Kingdom, 2018. Los Angeles Media Fund, Rocket Science, Bona Fide Productions, Apatow Productions, Turnlet Films, Ingenious Media, Focus Features, Stage 6 Films. Screenplay by Evgenia Peretz, Jim Taylor, Tamara Jenkins, based on the novel by Nick Hornby. Cinematography by Remi Adefarasin. Produced by Judd Apatow, Albert…

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Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

JAMES WAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA/Canada, 2013.  FilmDistrict, Stage 6 Films, Entertainment One, Blumhouse Productions, Alliance, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions.  Story by James Wan, Leigh Whannell, Screenplay by Leigh Whannell, based on characters created by Leigh Whannell.  Cinematography by John R. Leonetti.  Produced by Jason Blum, Oren Peli.  Music by Joseph Bishara. …

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Like A Boss (2020)

MIGUEL ARTETA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA, 2020.  Artists First, Paramount Pictures.   Story by Danielle Sanchez-Witzel, Screenplay by Sam Pitman, Adam Cole-Kelly.  Cinematography by Jas Shelton.  Produced by Marc Evans, Peter Principato, Itay Reiss, Joel Zadak.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Theresa Guleserian.  Costume Design by Sekinah Brown.  Film Editing by…

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Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

NICHOLAS STOLLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA/China, 2016.  Universal Pictures, Perfect World Pictures, Point Grey Pictures, Good Universe.  Screenplay by Andrew Jay Cohen, Brendan O’Brien, Nicholas Stoller, Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, based on characters created by Andrew Jay Cohen, Brendan O’Brien.  Cinematography by Brandon Trost.  Produced by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, James Weaver.  Music by Michael Andrews.  Production Design…

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The Meddler (2015)

LORENE SCAFARIA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 2015.  Anonymous Content, Stage 6 Films.  Screenplay by Lorene Scafaria.  Cinematography by Brett Pawlak.  Produced by Joy Gorman Wettels.  Music by Jonathan Sadoff.  Production Design by Chris L. Spellman.  Costume Design by Annie Bloom.  Film Editing by Kayla Emter.  Recently widowed Susan Sarandon (her finest performance in years) finds herself with plenty of time and…

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Neighbors (2014)

NICHOLAS STOLLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Alternate title:  Bad Neighbours USA, 2014.  Good Universe, Point Grey Pictures.  Screenplay by Andrew Jay Cohen, Brendan O’Brien.  Cinematography by Brandon Trost.  Produced by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, James Weaver.  Music by Michael Andrews.  Production Design by Julie Berghoff.  Costume Design by Leesa Evans.  Film Editing by Zene Baker.   Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne have a new baby, a…

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X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

BRYAN SINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2016.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Marvel Entertainment, TSG Entertainment, Bad Hat Harry Productions, Kinberg Genre, Donners’ Company.  Story by Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, Screenplay by Simon Kinberg.  Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.  Produced by Simon Kinberg, Hutch Parker, Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer.  Music by John…

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Spy (2015)

PAUL FEIG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2015.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Chernin Entertainment, Feigco Entertainment.  Screenplay by Paul Feig.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Paul Feig, Jessie Henderson, Jenno Topping.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Jefferson Sage.  Costume Design by Christine Bieselin Clark.  Film Editing by Melissa Bretherton, Brent White.  Golden Globe Awards 2015….

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This Is Where I Leave You (2014)

SHAWN LEVY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2014.  21 Laps Entertainment, Spring Creek Productions, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Jonathan Tropper, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Terry Stacey.  Produced by Shawn Levy, Paula Weinstein.   Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by Ford Wheeler.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Dean Zimmerman.  Toronto International Film Festival 2014. Jason Bateman‘s life hits a slew of…

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X-Men: First Class (2011)

MATTHEW VAUGHN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/United Kingdom, 2011.  Twentieth Century Fox, Marvel Entertainment, Dune Entertainment, Bad Hat Harry Productions, Donners’ Company, Ingenious Media, Big Screen Productions, Ingenious Film Partners.  Story by Sheldon Turner, Bryan Singer, Screenplay by Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Gregory Goodman, Simon Kinberg, Lauren Shuler Donner,…

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Insidious (2010)

JAMES WAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2010.  Alliance Films, IM Global, Haunted Movies.  Screenplay by James Wan.  Cinematography by David M. Brewer, John R. Leonetti.  Produced by Jason Blum, Oren Peli, Steven Schneider.  Music by Joseph Bishara.  Production Design by Aaron Sims.  Costume Design by Kristin M. Burke.  Film Editing by Kirk M. Morri, James Wan.  Dorian Awards 2011.    Toronto International Film…

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Get Him To The Greek (2010)

NICHOLAS STOLLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 2010.  Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Spyglass Entertainment, Apatow Productions.  Screenplay by Nicholas Stoller, based on characters created by Jason Segel.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Judd Apatow, David L. Bushell, Rodney Rothman, Nicholas Stoller.  Music by Lyle Workman.  Production Design by Jan Roelfs.  Costume Design by Leesa Evans.  Film Editing by William Kerr, Michael L. Sale.  …

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