Doctor Sleep (2019)

MIKE FLANAGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2019.  Warner Bros., Intrepid Pictures, Vertigo Entertainment.  Screenplay by Mike Flanagan, based on the novel by Stephen King.  Cinematography by Michael Filmognari.  Produced by Jon Berg, Trevor Macy.  Music by The Newton Brothers.  Production Design by Maher Ahmad, Patricio M. Farrell.  Costume Design by Terry…

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It: Chapter Two (2019)

ANDY MUSCHIETTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Canada/USA, 2019.  KatzSmith Productions, Lin Pictures, New Line Cinema, Rideback, Vertigo Entertainment.  Screenplay by Gary Dauberman, based on the novel It by Stephen King.  Cinematography by Checco Varese.  Produced by Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Barbara Muschietti.  Music by Benjamin Wallfisch.  Production Design by Paul D. Austerberry.  Costume…

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It (2017)

ANDY MUSCHIETTI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2017.  New Line Cinema, KatzSmith Productions, Lin Pictures, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Vertigo Entertainment.  Screenplay by Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, Gary Dauberman, based on the novel by Stephen King.  Cinematography by Chung-hoon Chung.  Produced by Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg, Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Barbara Muschietti.  Music by Benjamin Wallfisch.  Production Design by Claude Pare.  Costume…

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Rings (2017)

F. JAVIER GUTIERREZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 2017.  Macari/Edelstein, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, Vertigo Entertainment, Waddleish Claretrap.  Story by David Loucka, Jacob Estes, Screenplay by David Loucka, Jacob Estes, Akiva Goldsman, based on the novel The Ring by Koji Suzuki.  Cinematography by Sharone Meir.  Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by Matthew Margeson.  Production Design by Kevin Kavanaugh.  Costume…

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The Invasion (2007)

OLIVER HIRSCHBIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA/Australia, 2007.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Silver Pictures, Vertigo Entertainment.  Screenplay by David Kajganich, based on the novel Body Snatchers by Jack Finney.  Cinematography by Rainer Klausmann.  Produced by Joel Silver.  Music by John Ottman.  Production Design by Jack Fisk.  Costume Design by Jacqueline West.  Film Editing by Hans Funck, Joel Negron.   Fourth version of the…

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How To Train Your Dragon (2010)

CHRIS SANDERS, DEAN DeBLOIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2010.  DreamWorks Animation, Mad Hatter Entertainment, Vertigo Entertainment.  Screenplay by William Davies, Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders, based on the book by Cressida Cowell.  Produced by Bonnie Arnold.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Kathy Altieri.  Film Editing by Maryann Brandon, Darren T. Holmes.   Typical coming-of-age story with a fairy tale…

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The Departed (2006)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Hong Kong, 2006.  Warner Bros., Plan B Entertainment, Initial Entertainment Group, Vertigo Entertainment, Media Asia Films.  Screenplay by William Monahan, based on the screenplay Mou Gaan Dou by Alan Mak, Felix Chong.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Brad Grey, Brad Pitt, Gianni Nunnari, Graham King.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Kristi…

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The Lake House (2006)

ALEJANDRO AGRESTI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Australia, 2006.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Vertigo Entertainment, Sound For Film.  Screenplay by David Auburn, based on the motion picture Siworae by Eun-Jeong Kim, Ji-na Yeo.  Cinematography by Alar Kivilo.  Produced by Doug Davison, Roy Lee.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley.  Costume Design by Deena Appel.  Film Editing by Alejandro Brodersohn, Lynzee…

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