The Dark Tower (2017)

NIKOLAJ ARCEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 2017.  Sony Pictures Entertainment/Media Rights Capital/Imagine Entertainment/Weed Road Pictures.  Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner, Anders Thomas Jensen, Nikolaj Arcel, based on The Dark Tower novels by Stephen King.  Cinematography by Rasmus Videbaek.  Produced by Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard, Erica Huggins.  Music by Junkie XL.  Production Design by Christopher Glass, Oliver Scholl.  Costume Design … More The Dark Tower (2017)

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

GUY RITCHIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2017.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Weed Road Pictures, Safehouse Pictures, Wigram Productions.  Story by David Dobkin, Joby Harold, Screenplay by Joby Harold, Guy Ritchie, Lionel Wigram.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Steve Clark-Hall, Akiva Goldsman, Joby Harold, Guy Ritchie, Tory Tunnell, Lionel Wigram.  Music by Daniel Pemberton.  Production Design by Gemma Jackson.  Costume Design by … More King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

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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 Design … More Rings (2017)

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Winter’s Tale

0 (out of 5) An incomprehensible mess that gives you a glimpse of what it looks like when good actors die for our sins.  Colin Farrell is raised an orphan after his parents are rejected in turn-of-the-century Ellis Island for contagious pulmonary illness, then years later is a ruffian on the streets of New York … More Winter’s Tale

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Lone Survivor

BBB (out of 5) Four Navy SEALs stationed at Bagram Airfield are sent to take out Ahmad Shah, a key figure of the Taliban with a secret base in the mountains of Afghanistan.  Camouflaging themselves into the trees high above the target’s location, the soldiers have no reason to worry about pulling off their mission … More Lone Survivor

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A Time To Kill

BB.5 (out of 5) One of the most overproduced John Grisham film adaptations is taken from his first book.  It would be far too easy to point out the drawbacks of this dramatic debacle (overly long running time, deceptively simple political issues dressed up as complex themes), so we’ll concentrate on the positive: this was … More A Time To Kill

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Batman Forever

BBB (out of 5) Gone are the good old days of Tim Burton’s menacingly creepy Gotham City. Director Joel Schumacher has turned the Caped Crusader’s hometown into a bloated colour parade, beautifully designed but also a bit ridiculous. This time, Batman (Val Kilmer filling in for Michael Keaton) must tackle two new villains, the Riddler (a … More Batman Forever

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