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…

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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…

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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…

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Winter’s Tale (2014)

AKIVA GOLDSMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 2014.  Village Roadshow Pictures, Warner Bros., Weed Road Pictures.  Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, based on the novel by Mark Helprin.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel. Produced by Tony Allard, Akiva Goldsman, Marc Platt, Michael Tadross.  Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Naomi Shohan.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by…

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Lone Survivor (2013)

PETER BERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2013.  Film 44, Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films, Spikings Entertainment, Herrick Entertainment, Envision Entertainment, Closest to the Hole Productions, Leverage Management, Knightsbridge Entertainment.  Screenplay by Peter Berg, based on the book by Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Sarah Aubrey, Peter Berg, Randall Emmett, Akiva Goldsman, Vitaly Grigoriants, Norton Herrick, Stephen…

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A Time To Kill (1996)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1996.  Regency Enterprises, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, based on the novel by John Grisham. Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by John Grisham, Hunt Lowry, Arnon Milchan, Michael G. Nathanson.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by Larry Fulton.  Costume Design by Ingrid Ferrin.  Film Editing by William Steinkamp.   One of the most…

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Batman Forever (1995)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1995.  Warner Bros., PolyGram Filmed Entertainment.  Story by Lee Batchler, Janet Scott Batchler, Screenplay by Lee Batchler, Janet Scott Batchler, Akiva Goldsman, based on characters created by Bob Kane.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Tim Burton, Peter Macgregor-Scott.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by Barbara Ling.  Costume Design by Ingrid Ferrin,…

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The Client (1994)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1994.  Warner Bros., Regency Enterprises, Alcor Films.  Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, Robert Getchell, based on the novel by John Grisham.  Cinematography by Tony Pierce-Roberts.  Produced by Arnon Milchan, Steven Reuther.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Bruno Rubeo.  Costume Design by Ingrid Ferrin.  Film Editing by Robert Brown.   The best John Grisham novel adaptation made…

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Starsky & Hutch (2004)

TODD PHILLIPS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2004.  Dimension Films, Warner Bros., AR-TL, Weed Road Pictures, Red Hour Films.  Story by Stevie Long, John O’Brien, Screenplay by John O’Brien, Todd Phillips, Scot Armstrong, based on characters created by William Blinn. Cinematography by Barry Peterson.  Produced by William Blinn, Stuart Cornfeld, Akiva Goldsman, Tony Ludwig, Alan Riche.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production…

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I, Robot (2004)

ALEX PROYAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2004.  Twentieth Century Fox, Mediastream Vierte Film GmbH & Co. Vermarktungs KG, Davis Entertainment, Laurence Mark Productions, Overbrook Entertainment, Canlaws Productions.  Story by Jeff Vintar, Screenplay by Jeff Vintar, Akiva Goldsman, suggested by the book by Isaac Asimov.  Cinematography by Simon Duggan.  Produced by Michael Lee Baron, John Davis, Topher Dow,…

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Mr. And Mrs. Smith (2005)

DOUG LIMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2005.  Regency Enterprises, New Regency Pictures, Summit Entertainment, Weed Road Pictures, Epsilon Motion Pictures.  Screenplay by Simon Kinberg.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.   Produced by Lucas Foster, Akiva Goldsman, Eric McLeod, Arnon Milchan, Patrick Wachsberger.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Jeff Mann.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Michael Tronick. Ah, if…

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Fair Game (2010)

DOUG LIMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Arab Emirates, 2010.  River Road Entertainment, Participant Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, Zucker Productions, Weed Road Pictures, Hypnotic, Dillywood, Fair Game Productions.  Screenplay by Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, based on the books The Politics of Truth: Inside The Lies That Led To War And Betrayed My Wife’s CIA Identity:…

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