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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Avengers: Endgame (2019)

ANTHONY RUSSO, JOE RUSSO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2019.  Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, based on the Marvel comics by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and the comic book by Jim Starlin.  Cinematography by Trent Opaloch.  Produced by Kevin Feige.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by…

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Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

ANTHONY RUSSO, JOE RUSSO Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 2018.  Marvel Studios.  Screenplay by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, based on the Marvel comics by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and characters created by Joe Simon, Steve Englehart, Steve Gan, Bill Mantlo, Keith Giffen, Jim Starlin, Larry Lieber, Don Heck.  Cinematography by Trent Opaloch.  Produced by Kevin Feige. Music by…

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

JAMES GUNN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2017.  Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.    Screenplay by James Gunn, based on Marvel comics created by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, and characters created by Steve Englehart, Steve Gan, Jim Starlin, Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby, Bill Mantlo, Keith Giffen.   Cinematography by Henry Braham.   Produced by Kevin Feige.   Music by…

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Live By Night (2016)

BEN AFFLECK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  Appian Way, Pearl Street Films, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Warner Bros., iMint Media.  Screenplay by Ben Affleck, based on the novel by Dennis Lehane.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Jennifer Todd.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Jess Gonchor.  Costume Design by Jacqueline West.  Film Editing by William…

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Star Trek Beyond (2016)

JUSTIN LIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2016.  Paramount Pictures, Skydance Media, Alibaba Pictures Group, Huahua Media, Bad Robot, Sneaky Shark, Perfect Storm Entertainment.  Screenplay by Simon Pegg, Doug Jung, based on the television series Star Trek by Gene Roddenberry.  Cinematography by Stephen F. Windon.  Produced by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Roberto Orci.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by…

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The Book Of Life (2014)

JORGE R. GUTIERREZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2014.  Reel FX Creative Studios, Twentieth Century Fox, Chatrone, Mexopolis, Twentieth Century Fox Animation.  Screenplay by Jorge R. Gutierrez, co-written by Douglas Langdale.  Produced by Aaron Berger, Brad Booker, Guillermo Del Toro, Carina Schulze.  Music by Gustavo Santaolalla.  Production Design by Paul Sullivan, Simon Valdimir Varela.  Film Editing by Ahren Shaw.   This…

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Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)

JAMES GUNN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2014.  Marvel Studios, Marvel Enterprises, Moving Picture Company.  Screenplay by James Gunn, Nicole Perlman, based on the comic book by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning.  Cinematography by Ben Davis.  Produced by Kevin Feige.  Music by Tyler Bates.  Production Design by Charles Wood.  Costume Design by Alexandra Byrne.  Film Editing by Fred Raskin, Hughes Winborne, Craig Wood.   Those who…

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Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003)

GORE VERBINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2003.  Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films.  Story by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie, Jay Wolpert, Screenplay by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio.  Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.  Music by Klaus Badelt.  Production Design by Brian Morris.  Costume Design by Penny Rose.  Film Editing by Stephen E. Rivkin, Arthur Schmidt, Craig Wood.   A young…

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Guess Who (2005)

KEVIN RODNEY SULLIVAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2005.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Regency Enterprises, 3 Arts Entertainment, Tall Trees Productions, Katalyst Films.  Story by David Ronn, Jay Scherick, Screenplay by David Ronn, Jay Scherick, Peter Tolan, based on the motion picture Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner by William Rose.  Cinematography by Karl Walter Lindenlaub.  Produced by Jason Goldberg.  Music by John…

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Get Over It (2001)

TOMMY O’HAVER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2001.  Miramax, Ignite Entertainment, Keshan, Morpheus.  Screenplay by R. Lee Fleming Jr..  Cinematography by Maryse Alberti.  Produced by Michael Burns, Marc Butan, Paul Feldsher.  Music by Steve Bartek.  Production Design by Robin Standefer.  Costume Design by Mary Jane Fort.  Film Editing by Jeff Betancourt.   Musical numbers are the best thing about this witty little teenage romance….

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Colombiana (2011)

OLIVIER MEGATON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA/France, 2011.  EuropaCorp, TF1 Films Production, Grive Productions, Canal+, CinéCinéma, A.J.O.Z. Films.  Screenplay by Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen.  Cinematography by Romain Lacourbas.  Produced by Luc Besson, Ariel Zeitoun.  Music by Nathaniel Mechaly, Craig Walker.  Production Design by Patrick Durand.  Costume Design by Olivier Beriot.  Film Editing by Camille Delamarre.   After witnessing her parents’ murder before her…

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