Red Notice (2021)

RAWSON MARSHALL THURBER Bil’s rating (out of 5): B USA, 2021. Netflix, Seven Bucks Productions, Flynn Picture Company, Bad Version. Screenplay by Rawson Marshall Thurber. Cinematography by Markus Forderer. Produced by Beau Flynn, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Dwayne Johnson, Rawson Marshall Thurber. Music by Steve Jablonsky. Production Design by Andy Nicholson. Costume Design by Mary…

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Woman In Gold (2015)

SIMON CURTIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB United Kingdom, 2015. Origin Pictures, BBC Films. Screenplay by Alexi Kaye Campbell. Cinematography by Ross Emery. Produced by David M. Thompson, Kris Thykier. Music by Martin Phipps, Hans Zimmer. Production Design by Jim Clay. Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor. Film Editing by Peter Lambert. A powerful…

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Free Guy (2021)

SHAWN LEVY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA/Canada, 2021. 20th Century Studios, 21 Laps Entertainment, Berlanti Productions, Lit Entertainment Group, Maximum Effort. Story by Matt Lieberman, Screenplay by Matt Lieberman, Zak Penn. Cinematography by George Richmond. Produced by Greg Berlanti, Adam Kolbrenner, Shawn Levy, Ryan Reynolds, Sarah Schechter. Music by Christophe Beck. Production Design by…

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The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017)

PATRICK HUGHES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA/Hong Kong/Bulgaria/Netherlands/Canada/United Kingdom/France, 2017.  Summit Entertainment, Millennium Films, Cristal Pictures, East Light Media, TIK Films, Nu Boyana Film Studios, Campbell Grobman Films, TDMP, Netherlands Film Production Incentive, London Studios, Above the Line Set Assistance & Security, Davis Films, Skydance Media.  Screenplay by Tom O’Connor.  Cinematography by Jules…

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Pokemon: Detective Pikachu (2019)

ROB LETTERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA/Japan/Canada, 2019.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, The Pokemon Company, Toho Company, Province of British Columbia Production Services Tax Credit.  Story by Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit, Nicole Perlman, Screenplay by Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit, Rob Letterman, Derek Connolly, based on Pokemon created by Satoshi Tajiri, Ken Sugimori, Junichi Masuda,…

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Deadpool 2 (2018)

DAVID LEITCH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 2018.  Donners’ Company, Kinberg Genre, Marvel Entertainment, Maximum Effort, TSG Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Ryan Reynolds.  Cinematography by Jonathan Sela.  Produced by Simon Kinberg, Ryan Reynolds, Lauren Shuler Donner.  Music by Tyler Bates.  Production Design by David Scheunemann.  Costume Design by Kurt and Bart.  Film Editing by Craig…

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Life (2017)

DANIEL ESPINOSA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2017.  Columbia Pictures, Skydance Media.  Screenplay by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Bonnie Curtis, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Julie Lynn.  Music by Jon Ekstrand.  Production Design by Nigel Phelps.  Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.  Film Editing by Mary Jo Markey, Frances Parker. The crew aboard an international space station orbiting Earth capture a probe…

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Deadpool (2016)

TIM MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Canada, 2016.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Marvel Entertainment, Kinberg Genre, Donners’ Company, TSG Entertainment.  Screenplay by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, based on a character created by Fabian Nicieza, Rob Liefeld.  Cinematography by Ken Seng.  Produced by Simon Kinberg, Ryan Reynolds, Lauren Shuler Donner.  Music by Junkie XL.  Production Design by Sean Haworth.  Costume Design…

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Green Lantern (2011)

MARTIN CAMPBELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2011.  Warner Bros., De Line Pictures, DC Entertainment, DC Comics.  Screen story by Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, Marc Guggenheim, Screenplay by Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, Marc Guggenheim, Michael Goldenberg.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by Greg Berlanti, Donald De Line.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Grant Major.  Costume Design by Ngila Dickson.  Film Editing…

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The Captive (2014)

ATOM EGOYAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  Canada, 2014.  Ego Film Arts, The Film Farm.  Story by Atom Egoyan, Screenplay by Atom Egoyan, David Fraser.  Cinematography by Paul Sarossy.  Produced by Atom Egoyan, Stephen Traynor, Simone Urdl, Jennifer Weiss.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Phillip Barker.  Costume Design by Debra Hanson.  Film Editing by Susan Shipton.  Cannes Film Festival 2014.   A strange misfire,…

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Adventureland (2009)

GREG MOTTOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2009.  Miramax, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, This Is That Productions.  Screenplay by Greg Mottola.  Cinematography by Terry Stacey.  Produced by Anne Carey,Ted Hope, Sidney Kimmel.  Music by Yo La Tengo. Production Design by Stephen Beatrice.  Costume Design by Melissa Toth.  Film Editing by Anne McCabe.   After his parents reveal to him that they’ve suffered a financial…

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Harold And Kumar Go To White Castle (2004)

DANNY LEINER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5 USA/Canada/Germany, 2004.  Endgame Entertainment, Harold & Kumar, Kingsgate Films, New Line Cinema, Senator International.  Screenplay by Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg.  Cinematography by Bruce Douglas Johnson.  Produced by Nathan Kahane, Greg Shapiro.  Music by David Kitay.  Production Design by Steve Rosenzweig.  Costume Design by Alex Kavanagh.  Film Editing by Jeff Betancourt.   After a day of…

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