The Midnight Sky (2020)

GEORGE CLOONEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 2020. Anonymous Content, Netflix, Smokehouse Pictures, Syndicate Entertainment, Truenorth Productions.  Screenplay by Mark L. Smith, based on the book Good Morning Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton. Cinematography by Martin Ruhe. Produced by George Clooney, Bard Dorros, Grant Heslov, Keith Redmon, Cliff Roberts. Music by Alexandre Desplat. Production…

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Trekkies (1997)

ROGER NYGARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1997.  NEO Motion Pictures.  Cinematography by Harris Done.  Produced by W.K. Border.  Music by J.J. Holiday,Billy Sullivan, Walter Werzowa, Jimmie Wood.  Film Editing by Roger Nygard.    Las Vegas Film Critics Awards 1999.  Online Film Critics Awards 1999.   Captivating documentary hosted by former Star Trek: The Next Generation cast member Denise…

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The Oh In Ohio (2006)

BILLY KENT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 2006.  Ambush Entertainment, The AV Club, Cold Iron Pictures.  Story by Sarah Bird, Billy Kent, Adam Wierzbianski, Screenplay by Adam Wierzbianski.  Cinematography by Ramsey Nickell.  Produced by Miranda Bailey, Francey Grace, Amy Salko Robertson.  Music by Bruno Coon.  Production Design by Martina Buckley.  Costume Design by Bruce Finlayson.  Film Editing by Paul Bertino, Michael R. Miller.  …

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Mr. Saturday Night

BBBB (out of 5) Touching fictional biopic that descends into sentimentality in its finale but not at great expense to the overall production. A show biz comedian (Billy Crystal, who also scripted and directed), reflects on his life while living out his senior days in middling obscurity, remembering the happy days (meeting his wife, having…

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Bird (1988)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1988.  Warner Bros., Malpaso Productions.  Screenplay by Joel Oliansky.  Cinematography by Jack N. Green.  Produced by Clint Eastwood.  Music by Lennie Niehaus.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno.  Costume Design by Glenn Wright.  Film Editing by Joel Cox.  Academy Awards 1988.  Cannes Film Festival 1988.  Golden Globe Awards 1988.  New York Film Critics Awards 1988.  …

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Star Trek: Generations

BBB (out of 5) Now it is time for the two captains to meet:  both Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) are featured in this gorgeously shot Star Trek adventure that for the first time appeals to fans of both the older and newer series. Why they’re brought together…

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Spaceballs (1987)

MEL BROOKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1987.  Brooksfilms, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan, Ronny Graham.  Cinematography by Nick McLean.  Produced by Mel Brooks.  Music by John Morris.  Production Design by Terence Marsh.  Costume Design by Donfeld.  Film Editing by Conrad Buff IV. Far behind the class of Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles, and yet this Star Wars spoof is still…

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Live Free Or Die Hard

BB.5 (out of 5) Bruce Willis makes an attempt to get back on top of the action game by resurrecting a franchise after twelve years. Years after his divorce from his wife, he is now living in Brooklyn and trying to reconnect with his fully estranged daughter (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). One night after interrupting her date…

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