Death On The Nile (2022)

KENNETH BRANAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB United Kingdom/USA, 2022. 20th Century Studios, Kinberg Genre, Scott Free Productions, TSG Entertainment, The Estate of Agatha Christie, The Mark Gordon Company. Screenplay by Michael Green, based on the novel by Agatha Christie. Cinematography by Haris Zambarloukos. Produced by Kenneth Branagh, Judy Hofflund, Ridley Scott, Kevin J….

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Rock Of Ages (2012)

ADAM SHANKMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.    USA, 2012.  New Line Cinema, Corner Store Entertainment, Material Pictures, Offspring Entertainment.   Screenplay by Justin Theroux, Chris D’Arienzo, Allan Loeb, based on the musical by Chris D’Arienzo.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.  Produced by Jennifer Gibgot, Garrett Grant, Carl Levin, Tobey Maguire, Scott Prisand, Matt Weaver.  Music…

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Trolls (2016)

MIKE MITCHELL, WALT DOHRN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2016.  DreamWorks Animation, Hurwitz Creative, Isobel Griffiths Limited.  Story by Erica Rivinoja, Screenplay by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger, based on the Good Luck Trolls created by Thomas Dam.  Cinematography by Yong Duk Jhun.  Produced by Gina Shay.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by…

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Despicable Me 2 (2013)

PIERRE COFFIN, CHRIS RENAUD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA/France/Japan, 2013.  Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment.  Screenplay by Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio.  Produced by Janet Healy, Christopher Meledandri.  Music by Heitor Pereira, Pharrell Williams.  Production Design by Yarrow Cheney, Eric Guillon.  Film Editing by Gregory Perler.  Gru has been cured of his status as a…

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Amy (2015)

ASIF KAPADIA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB United Kingdom/USA, 2015.  Film4, On The Corner Films.  Produced by James Gay-Rees.  Music by Antonio Pinto.  Film Editing by Chris King.   The tragically short life of a phenomenally talented singer is given exquisite treatment in this heartfelt documentary by Asif Kapadia. He chronicles the life of Amy Winehouse from childhood hopeful to superstar…

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The Tempest (2010)

JULIE TAYMOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2010.  Miramax, TalkStory Productions, Artemis Films, Mumbai Mantra Media, Prologue Films, Chartoff Hendee Productions, Chartoff Productions, Touchstone Pictures. Screenplay by Julie Taymor, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Robert Chartoff, Lynne Hendee, Jason K. Lau, Julia Taylor-Stanley, Julie Taymor.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design…

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St. Trinian’s (2007)

OLIVER PARKER, BARNABY THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  United Kingdom, 2007.  Ealing Studios, Entertainment Film Distributors, Fragile Films, UK Film Council.  Screenplay by Piers Ashworth, Nick Moorcroft, additional material by Jamie Minoprio, Jonathan M. Stern, based on cartoons by Ronald Searle.  Cinematography by Gavin Finney.  Produced by Oliver Parker, Barnaby Thompson.  Music by Charlie Mole.  Production Design by Amanda McArthur.  Costume Design by…

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Arthur (2011)

JASON WINER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5 USA, 2011.  Warner Bros., Morra, Brezner, Steinberg and Tenenbaum Entertainment, BenderSpink, K/O Camera Toys, Langley Park Productions.  Story by Steve Gordon, Screenplay by Peter Baynham.  Cinematography by Uta Briesewitz.  Produced by Chris Bender, Larry Brezner, Kevin McCormick, Michael Tadross.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Sarah Knowles.  Costume Design by Juliet Polcsa.  Film Editing by Brent White.  …

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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….

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

NICHOLAS STOLLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2008.  Universal Pictures, Apatow Productions.  Screenplay by Jason Segel.  Cinematography by Russ T. Alsobrook.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Shauna Robertson.  Music by Lyle Workman.  Production Design by Jackson De Govia.  Costume Design by Leesa Evans.  Film Editing by William Kerr. Television music composer Jason Segel is so distraught over being dumped by his actress girlfriend (Kristen Bell)…

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Penelope (2006)

MARK PALANSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2006.  Summit Entertainment, Stone Village Pictures, Type A Films, Tatira, Grosvenor Park Media, Zephyr Films.  Screenplay by Leslie Caveny.  Cinematography by Michel Amathieu.  Produced by Jennifer Simpson, Scott Steindorff, Reese Witherspoon.  Music by Joby Talbot.  Production Design by Amanda McArthur.  Costume Design by Jill Taylor.  Film Editing by Jon Gregory.   Thanks to a curse…

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Despicable Me (2010)

PIERRE COFFIN, CHRIS RENAUD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2010.  Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment.  Story by Sergio Pablos, Screenplay by Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio.  Produced by John Cohen, Janet Healy, Christopher Meledandri.  Music by Heitor Pereira, Pharrell Williams.  Production Design by Yarrow Cheney.  Film Editing by Gregory Perler, Pam Ziegenhagen.   Being a world-renowned villain is about as precarious a…

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