Coogan’s Bluff (1968)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1968.  Universal Pictures, The Malpaso Company.  Story by Herman Miller, Screenplay by Herman Miller, Dean Riesner, Howard Rodman.  Cinematography by Bud Thackery.  Produced by Don Siegel.   Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Robert MacKichan.  Costume Design by Helen Colvig.  Film Editing by Sam…

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Xanadu (1980)

ROBERT GREENWALD Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  USA, 1980.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Richard Christian Danus, Marc Reid Rubel.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Lawrence Gordon.  Music by Barry De Vorzon.   Production Design by John W. Corso.  Costume Design by Bobbie Mannix.  Film Editing by Dennis Virkler. One of the most famous…

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The Flame Of New Orleans (1941)

RENE CLAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1941.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Norman Krasna.  Cinematography by Rudolph Mate.  Produced by Rene Clair, Joe Pasternak.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Jack Otterson.  Costume Design by Rene Hubert.  Film Editing by Frank Gross.  Academy Awards 1941. Fishermen casting their nets in the Mississippi…

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The Island (1980)

MICHAEL RITCHIE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.    USA, 1980.  Universal Pictures, Zanuck/Brown Productions.  Screenplay by Peter Benchley, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Produced by David Brown, Richard D. Zanuck.  Music by Ennio Morricone.   Production Design by Dale Hennesy.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Richard A. Harris. Being…

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Last Christmas (2019)

PAUL FEIG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2019.  Calamity Films, Feigco Entertainment, Perfect World Pictures, Universal Pictures.  Story by Emma Thompson, Greg Wise, Screenplay by Emma Thompson, Bryony Kimmings.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Erik Baiers, Jessie Henderson, David Livingstone, Emma Thompson.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Gary Freeman. …

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Good Boys (2019)

GENE STUPNITSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2019.  Good Universe, Point Grey Pictures, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky.  Cinematography by Jonathan Furmanski.  Produced by Lee Eisenberg, Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, James Weaver.  Music by Lyle Workman.  Production Design by Jeremy Stanbridge.  Costume Design by Carla Hetland.  Film Editing by Daniel…

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Halloween III: Season Of The Witch (1982)

TOMMY LEE WALLACE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1982.  Dino De Laurentiis Company, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Tommy Lee Wallace.  Cinematography by Dean Cundey.  Produced by John Carpenter, Debra Hill.  Music by John Carpenter, Alan Howarth.  Production Design by Peter Jamison.  Costume Design by Jane Ruhm.  Film Editing by Millie Moore.  With the…

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Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

DAVID LEITCH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2019.  Chris Morgan Productions, Seven Bucks Productions, Universal Pictures.  Story by Chris Morgan, Screenplay by Chris Morgan, Drew Pearce, based on characters created by Gary Scott Thompson.  Cinematography by Jonathan Sela.  Produced by Hiram Garcia, Dwayne Johnson, Chris Morgan, Jason Statham.  Music by Tyler Bates.  Production…

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Beethoven’s 2nd (1993)

ROD DANIEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1993.  Northern Lights Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Len Blum, based on characters created by John Hughes, Amy Holden Jones.  Cinematography by Bill Butler.  Produced by Michael C. Gross, Joe Medjuck.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Lawrence Miller.  Costume Design by April Ferry.  Film…

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The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)

CHRIS RENAUD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  France/Japan/USA, 2019.  Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment, Dentsu, Fuji Television Network, Universal Animation Studios.  Screenplay by Brian Lynch.  Produced by Janet Healy, Christopher Meledandri.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Colin Stimpson.  Film Editing by Tiffany Hillkurtz.   Now that he has made his peace with Duke (Eric…

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The Front Page (1974)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1974.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, based on the play by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur.  Cinematography by Jordan Cronenweth.  Produced by Paul Monash.  Music by Billy May.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Burton Miller.  Film Editing by Ralph E….

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Beethoven (1992)

BRIAN LEVANT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1992.  Universal Pictures, Northern Lights Entertainment.  Screenplay by John Hughes, Amy Holden Jones.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Michael C. Gross, Joe Medjuck.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Alex Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by William D. Gordean,…

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