Aquaman (2018)

JAMES WAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Australia/USA, 2018.  DC Comics, DC Entertainment, Panoramic Pictures, Rodeo FX, The Safran Company, Warner Bros..  Story by Geoff Johns, James Wan, Will Beall, Screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, Will Beall, based on Aquaman created by Mort Weisinger, Paul Norris.  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Peter Safran.  Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams.  Production…

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

DAVID YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Heyday Films, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by J.K. Rowling, based on her characters.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by David Heyman, Steve Kloves, J.K. Rowling, Lionel Wigram.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Mark Day. The nefarious Grindelwald (Johnny Depp as Annie…

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Creed II (2018)

STEVEN CAPLE JR. Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2018.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, New Line Cinema, Warner Bros., Chartoff-Winkler Productions.  Story by Cheo Hodari Coker, Sascha Penn, Screenplay by Sylvester Stallone, Juel Taylor, based on characters created by Ryan Coogler.  Cinematography by Kramer Morgenthau.  Produced by William Chartoff, Sylvester Stallone, Kevin King Templeton, Charles Winkler, David Winkler, Irwin Winkler.  Music by…

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Under The Cherry Moon (1986)

PRINCE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 1986.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Becky Johnston.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Robert Cavallo, Steven Fargnoli, Joseph Ruffalo.  Music by Prince and the Revolution.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Marie France.  Film Editing by Éva Gárdos, Rebecca Ross.   The success of Purple Rain, which included an Oscar for its star and composer Prince,…

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Tea For Two (1950)

DAVID BUTLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1950.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Harry Clork, based on the play by Frank Mandel, Otto A. Harbach, Vincent Youmans, Emil Nyitray and the play by Irving Caesar and William Jacobs.  Cinematography by Wilfrid M. Cline.  Produced by William Jacobs.  Music by Howard Jackson.  Production Design by Douglas Bacon.  Costume Design by Leah Rhodes.  Film Editing…

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Disraeli (1929)

ALFRED E. GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1929.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Julien Josephson, based on the play by Louis N. Parker and the titles by De Leon Anthony.  Cinematography by Lee Garmes.  Music by David Mendoza.  Costume Design by Earl Luick.  Film Editing by Owen Marks.  Academy Awards 1929/1930. George Arliss earned an Academy Award for Best Actor as…

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Suicide Squad (2016)

DAVID AYER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2016.  Atlas Entertainment, DC Comics, DC Entertainment, Dune Entertainment, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by David Ayer, based on characters created by Bob Kane, John Broome, John Byrne, Gene Colan, Gerry Conway, Paul Dini, Bill Finger, Carmine Infantino, Bruce Timm, Len Wein, Jerry Robinson, Mike W. Barr, Robert Kanigher, John Ostrander, Ross Andru, Lew…

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Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

JON M. CHU Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2018.  Color Force, SK Global, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Peter Chiarelli, Adele Lim, based on the novel by Kevin Kwan.  Cinematography by Vanja Cernjul.  Produced by Nina Jacobson, John Penotti, Brad Simpson.  Music by Brian Tyler.  Production Design by Nelson Coates.  Costume Design by Mary E. Vogt.  Film Editing by Myron I. Kerstein.  Golden Globe…

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Ocean’s 8 (2018)

GARY ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2018.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Rahway Road Productions, Smokehouse Pictures.  Story by Gary Ross, Screenplay by Gary Ross, Olivia Milch, based on characters created by George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell.  Cinematography by Eigil Bryld.  Produced by Susan Ekins, Steven Soderbergh.  Music by Daniel Pemberton.  Production Design by Alex DiGerlando.  Costume Design by Sarah…

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Ready Player One (2018)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 2018.  Amblin Entertainment, De Line Pictures, Dune Entertainment, Farah Films & Management, Reliance Entertainment, Village Roadshow Pictures, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Zak Penn, Ernest Cline, based on the novel by Ernest Cline.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Donald De Line, Dan Farah, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Steven Spielberg.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production…

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Life of the Party

BEN FALCONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2018.  New Line Cinema, On the Day, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Ben Falcone, Melissa McCarthy.  Cinematography by Julio Macat.  Produced by Ben Falcone, Melissa McCarthy.  Music by Fil Eisler.  Production Design by Rusty Smith.  Costume Design by Suzy Freeman.  Film Editing by Brian Scott Olds.   Melissa McCarthy and her husband Matt Walsh drop their daughter…

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Tomb Raider (2018)

ROAR UTHAUG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  GK Films, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Square Enix, Warner Bros..  Story by Evan Daugherty, Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Screenplay by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Alastair Siddons.  Cinematography by George Richmond.  Produced by Graham King.  Music by Junkie XL.  Production Design by Gary Freeman.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Stuart Baird, Tom Harrison-Read, Michael Tronick.   Despite being heiress to…

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