America, America

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1963.  Athena Enterprises, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Elia Kazan.  Cinematography by Haskell Wexler.  Produced by Elia Kazan.  Music by Manos Hatzidakis.  Production Design by Gene Callahan.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by Dede Allen.  Actors Index:  John Marley.  Academy Awards 1963.  Golden Globe Awards 1963.   After a decade of scintillating stage and literary adaptations, … More America, America

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Avanti!

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5. Italy/USA, 1972.  Jalem Productions, The Mirisch Corporation, Phalanx Productions, Produzioni Europee Associate.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, based on the play by Samuel A. Taylor.  Cinematography by Luigi Kuveiller.  Produced by Billy Wilder.  Production Design by Ferdinando Scarfiotti.  Costume Design by Annalisa Nasalli-Rocca.  Film Editing by Ralph E. Winters.  Golden Globe Awards 1972.   Jack Lemmon shows up … More Avanti!

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Central Intelligence (2016)

RAWSON MARSHALL THURBER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2016.  New Line Cinema, Bluegrass Films, Perfect World Pictures,  Principato-Young Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Story by Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen, Screenplay by Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen, Rawson Marshall Thurber.  Cinematography by Barry Peterson.  Produced by Peter Principato, Scott Stuber, Paul Young.  Music by Ludwig Göransson, Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Stephen J. Lineweaver.  Costume … More Central Intelligence (2016)

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The Judge And The Assassin (Le Juge Et L’Assassin)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France, 1976.  Lira Films, Société Française de Production et de Création Audiovisuelles, France Régions 3.  Directed by Bertrand Tavernier.  Story by Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost, Screenplay by Jean Aurenche, Bertrand Tavernier.  Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn.  Produced by Raymond Danon.  Music by Philippe Sarde.  Production Design by Antoine Roman.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Moreau.  Film Editing by Armand … More The Judge And The Assassin (Le Juge Et L’Assassin)

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Room

LENNY ABRAHAMSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Ireland/Canada, 2015.  Element Pictures, Film 4, FilmNation Entertainment, Irish Film Board, No Trace Camping, Ontario Media Development Corporation, Telefilm Canada.  Screenplay by Emma Donoghue, based on her novel.  Cinematography by Danny Cohen.  Produced by David Gross, Ed Guiney.  Music by Stephen Rennicks.  Production Design by Ethan Tobman.  Costume Design by Lea Carlson.  Film Editing … More Room

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Hedda

TREVOR NUNN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1975.  Bowden Productions Limited.  Screenplay by Trevor Nunn, based on the play Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen.  by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Robert Enders.  Music by Laurie Johnson.  Production Design by Ted Tester.  Costume Design by John Napier.  Film Editing by Peter Tanner.  Academy Awards 1975.  Golden Globe Awards 1975.   The Royal Shakespeare Company … More Hedda

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Fury

DAVID AYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA/China, 2014.  Columbia Pictures, QED International, LStar Capital, Le Grisbi Productions, Crave Films, Huayi Brothers Media.  Screenplay by David Ayer.  Cinematography by Roman Vasyanov.  Produced by David Ayer, Bill Block, John Lesher, Ethan Smith.  Music by Steven Price.  Production Design by Andrew Menzies.  Costume Design by Maja Meschede, Anna B. Sheppard.  Film Editing by … More Fury

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