Dear Evan Hansen (2021)

STEPHEN CHBOSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 2021. Marc Platt Productions, Perfect World Pictures, Universal Pictures. Screenplay by Steven Levenson, based on the musical stage play, music and lyrics by Justin Paul, Benj Pasek, book by Steven Levenson. Cinematography by Brandon Trost. Produced by Marc Platt, Adam Siegel. Music by Benj Pasek, Justin…

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The Wedding Date (2005)

CLARE KILNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA/United Kingdom, 2005. Gold Circle Films, 26 Films, Visionview Production. Screenplay by Dana Fox, based on the novel Asking For Trouble by Elizabeth Young. Cinematography by Oliver Curtis. Produced by Jessica Bendinger, Paul Brooks, Michelle Chydzik Sowa, Nathalie Marciano. Music by Blake Neely. Production Design by Tom…

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Hillbilly Elegy (2020)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 2020. Imagine Entertainment, Netflix. Screenplay by Vanessa Taylor, based on the novel by J.D. Vance. Cinematography by Maryse Alberti. Produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Karen Lunder. Music by David Fleming, Hans Zimmer. Production Design by Molly Hughes. Costume Design by Virginia Johnson. Film Editing by…

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Vice (2018)

ADAM McKAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA, 2018.  Annapurna Pictures, Gary Sanchez Productions, Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by Adam McKay.  Cinematography by Greig Fraser.  Produced by Megan Ellison, Will Ferrell, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay, Kevin J. Messick, Brad Pitt.  Music by Nicholas Britell.  Production Design by Patrice Vermette.  Costume Design by Susan Matheson.  Film Editing by Hank Corwin. …

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Justice League (2017)

ZACK SNYDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA/United Kingdom/Canada, 2017.  Atlas Entertainment, Cruel & Unusual Films, DC Comics, DC Entertainment, Dune Entertainment, Lensbern Productions, Warner Bros..  Story by Chris Terrio, Zack Snyder, Screenplay by Chris Terrio, Joss Whedon, based on Superman created by Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Justice League of America created by Gardner Fox, Batman created by…

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Nocturnal Animals (2016)

TOM FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2016.  Focus Features, Fade To Black Productions, Artina Films, Perfect World Pictures.  Screenplay by Tom Ford, based on the novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Tom Ford, Robert Salerno.  Music by Abel Korzeniowski.  Production Design by Shane Valentino.  Costume Design by Arianne Phillips.  Film Editing by Joan Sobel.  Academy…

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Arrival (2016)

DENIS VILLENEUVE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2016.  Lava Bear Films, FilmNation Entertainment, 21 Laps Entertainment.  Screenplay by Eric Heisserer, based on the story Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang.  Cinematography by Bradford Young.  Produced by Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, David Linde, Aaron Ryder.  Music by Johann Johannsson.  Production Design by Patrice Vermette.  Costume Design by Renee April.  Film Editing by…

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Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

ZACK SNYDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2016.  Warner Bros., Atlas Entertainment, Cruel & Unusual Films, DC Comics, DC Entertainment, RatPac-Dune Entertainment.  Screenplay by Chris Terrio, David S. Goyer, based on Batman created by Bob Kane, Bill Finger, and Superman created by Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster.  Cinematography by Larry Fong.  Produced by Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder.  Music by Junkie XL,…

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Big Eyes (2014)

TIM BURTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  The Weinstein Company, Silverwood Films, Tim Burton Productions, Electric City Entertainment.  Screenplay by Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Scott Alexander, Tim Burton, Larry Karaszewski.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Rick Heinrichs.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by JC Bond.  Golden Globe Awards 2014.  Independent Spirit Awards 2014.  Phoenix Film…

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Doubt (2008)

JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2008.  Goodspeed Productions, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley, based on his play.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Mark Roybal, Scott Rudin.  Music by Howard Shore. Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Dylan Tichenor.  Academy Awards 2008.  Golden Globe Awards 2008.  Screen Actors Guild…

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American Hustle (2013)

DAVID O. RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2013.  Columbia Pictures, Annapurna Pictures, Atlas Entertainment.  Screenplay by Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell.  Cinematography by Linus Sandgren.  Produced by Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon, Charles Roven, Richard Suckle.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Judy Becker.  Costume Design by Michael Wilkinson.  Film Editing by Alan Baumgarten, Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers.  Academy Awards 2013. American…

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Her (2013)

SPIKE JONZE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2013.  Annapurna Pictures.  Screenplay by Spike Jonze.  Cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema.  Produced by Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze, Vincent Landay.  Music by Arcade Fire.  Production Design by K.K. Barrett.  Costume Design by Casey Storm.  Film Editing by Jeff Buchanan, Eric Zumbrunnen.  Academy Awards 2013.  American Film Institute 2013. Dorian Awards 2013.   Golden Globe Awards 2013.  Las Vegas Film…

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