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 Time Machine (2002)

SIMON WELLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 2002.  Warner Bros., DreamWorks, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, Arnold Leibovit Entertainment.  Screenplay by John Logan, based on a screenplay by David Duncan and the novel by H.G. Wells.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Walter F. Parkes, David Valdes.  Music by Klaus Badelt.  Production Design by Oliver Scholl.  Costume Design by Deena Appel, Bob Ringwood.  Film Editing…

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The Ring (2002)

GORE VERBINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Japan, 2002.  DreamWorks, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, BenderSpink.  Screenplay by Ehren Kruger, based on the screenplay Ringu by Hiroshi Takahashi and the novel by Koji Suzuki.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.  Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Tom Duffield.  Costume Design by Julie Weiss.  Film Editing by Craig Wood.  Flat, tepid thriller that…

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Men In Black II (2002)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 2002.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Amblin Entertainment, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation.  Story by Robert Gordon, Screenplay by Robert Gordon, Barry Fanaro, based on Malibu Comics by Lowell Cunningham.  Cinematography by Greg Gardiner.  Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Bo Welch.  Costume Design by Mary E. Vogt.  Film Editing by Richard…

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Men In Black (1997)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1997.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Amblin Entertainment, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation.  Story and screenplay by Ed Solomon, based on the comic by Lowell Cunningham. Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Bo Welch.  Costume Design by Mary E. Vogt.  Film Editing by Jim Miller.  …

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Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events (2004)

BRAD SILBERLING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Germany, 2004.  Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, Nickelodeon Movies, Kumar Mobiliengesellschaft mbH & Co. Projekt Nr. 2 KG, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Gordon, based on the books The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room and The Wide Window by Daniel Handler.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes, Jim…

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Sneakers (1992)

PHIL ALDEN ROBINSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1992.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Phil Alden Robinson, Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes.  Cinematography by John Lindley.  Produced by Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Tom Rolf.   Robert Redford stars as a computer hacker turned security expert…

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Awakenings (1990)

PENNY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1990.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Parkes/Lasker productions.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Oliver Sacks. Cinematography by Miroslav Ondricek.  Produced by Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Anton Furst.  Costume Design by Cynthia Flynt.  Film Editing by Battle Davis, Gerald B. Greenberg.   Dr. Oliver Sacks’ autobiographical…

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Minority Report (2002)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 2002.  Twentieth Century Fox, DreamWorks, Cruise/Wagner Productions, Blue Tulip Productions, Ronald Shusett/Gary Goldman, Digital Image Associates.  Screenplay by Scott Frank, Jon Cohen, based on the short story by Philip K. Dick.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Bonnie Curtis, Jan de Bont, Gerald R. Molen, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by John Williams.  Production…

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Catch Me If You Can (2002)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 2002.  DreamWorks, Kemp Company, Splendid Pictures, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, Muse Entertainment Enterprises.  Screenplay by Jeff Nathanson, based on the book Catch Me If You Can: The Amazing True Story Of the Youngest and Most Daring Con Man in the History of Fun and Profit by Frank Abagnale Jr. and…

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The Terminal (2004)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5. USA, 2004.  DreamWorks, Amblin Entertainment, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation.  Story by Andrew Niccol, Sacha Gervasi, Screenplay by Sacha Gervasi, Jeff Nathanson.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes, Steven Spielberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Alex McDowell.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn. Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks)…

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Flight (2012)

ROBERT ZEMECKIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2012.  Paramount Pictures, ImageMovers, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation.  Screenplay by John Gatins.  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes, Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Nelson Coates.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by Jeremiah O’Driscoll.  Academy Awards 2012.  Golden Globe Awards 2012. Screen Actors Guild…

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