Scream 2 (1997)

WES CRAVEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1997. Dimension Films, Konrad Pictures, Craven-Maddalena Films, Miramax.  Screenplay by Kevin Williamson, based on his characters.  Cinematography by Peter Deming.  Produced by Cathy Konrad, Marianne Maddalena.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Production Design by Bob Ziembicki.  Costume Design by Kathleen Detoro.  Film Editing by Patrick Lussier.   The…

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Missing Link (2019)

CHRIS BUTLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Canada/USA, 2019.  Laika Entertainment, Digital One, Entertainment One.   Screenplay by Chris Butler.  Cinematography by Chris Peterson.  Produced by Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Nelson Lowry.  Costume Design by Deborah Cook.  Film Editing by Stephen Perkins.   This delightful animated feature stars Hugh…

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Once Upon a Time In…Hollywood (2019)

QUENTIN TARANTINO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom/China, 2019.  Bona Film Group, Heyday Films, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Visiona Romantica.  Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh, Quentin Tarantino.  Music by Mary Ramos.  Production Design by Barbara Ling.  Costume Design by Arianne Phillips.  Film Editing by Fred…

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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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The First Wives Club (1996)

HUGH WILSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1996.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Robert Harling, based on the novel by Olivia Goldsmith.  Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin.  Produced by Scott Rudin.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Peter S. Larkin.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by John Bloom.   Serious alterations have been made to Olivia Goldsmith’s original novel, but it’s…

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Head Over Heels (2001)

MARK WATERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2001.  Universal Pictures, Robert Simonds Productions.  Story by John J. Strauss, Ed Decter, David Kidd, Ron Burch, Screenplay by Ron Burch, David Kidd.  Cinematography by Mark Plummer.  Produced by Robert Simonds.  Music by Randy Edelman, Steve Porcaro.  Production Design by Perry Andelin Blake, Byron King.  Costume Design by Sheila White.  Film Editing by Cara Silverman.   Billed more as…

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Rango (2011)

GORE VERBINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies, Blind Wink Productions, GK Films.  Story by John Logan, Gore Verbinski, James Ward Byrkit, Screenplay by John Logan.  Produced by John B. Carls, Graham King, Gore Verbinski. Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Mark ‘Crash’ McCreery.  Film Editing by Craig Wood.   Did you ever…

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A Perfect Getaway (2009)

DAVID TWOHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2009.  Rogue, Relativity Media, QED International, Davis Entertainment, Tucker Tooley Entertainment.  Screenplay by David Twohy.  Cinematography by Mark Plummer.  Produced by Robbie Brenner, Mark Canton, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley.  Music by Boris Elkis.  Production Design by Joseph C. Nemec III.  Costume Design by Laura Goldsmith.  Film Editing by Tracy Adams.   It’s not a good sign when, five…

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The Safety Of Objects (2001)

ROSE TROCHE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2001.  Renaissance Films, Vulcan Productions, Infilm, Killer Films, Ontario Film Development Corporation.  Screenplay by Rose Troche, based on the stories by A.M. Homes.  Cinematography by Enrique Chediak.  Produced by Dorothy Berwin, Christine Vachon.  Music by Barb Morrison, Charles Nieland, Nance Nieland.  Production Design by Andrea Stanley.  Costume Design by Laura Jean Shannon.  Film Editing by Geraldine…

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Gone In Sixty Seconds (2000)

DOMINIC SENA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2000.  Touchstone Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films.  Screenplay by Scott Rosenberg, based on the 1974 motion picture by H.B. Halicki.  Cinematography by Paul Cameron.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Mike Stenson.  Music by Trevor Rabin.  Production Design by Jeff Mann.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Roger Barton, Chris Lebenzon, Tom Muldoon.   Even by the standards of…

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Go (1999)

DOUG LIMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1999.  Columbia Pictures, Banner Entertainment, Saratoga Entertainment.  Directed by Doug Liman.  Screenplay by John August.  Cinematography by Doug Liman.  Produced by Matt Freeman, Mickey Liddell, Paul Rosenberg.  Music by BT, Moby.  Production Design by Thomas P. Wilkins.  Costume Design by Genevieve Tyrrell.  Film Editing by Stephen Mirrione. Painfully hip and flashy comedy about fast-living twentysomethings who can’t keep…

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Rock Star (2001)

STEPHEN HEREK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2001.  Warner Bros., Bel Air Entertainment, Maysville Pictures, Robert Lawrence Productions, Metal Productions Inc..  Screenplay by John Stockwell.  Cinematography by Ueli Steiger.  Produced by Toby Jaffe, Robert Lawrence.  Music by Trevor Rabin.  Production Design by Mayne Berke.  Costume Design by Aggie Guerard Rodgers.  Film Editing by Trudy Ship.   Delightfully committed performances make this comedy work,…

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