The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021)

MICHAEL SHOWALTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Canada/USA, 2021. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Freckle Films, MWM Studios, Searchlight Pictures, Semi-Formal Productions. Screenplay by Abe Sylvia, based on the documentary by Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato. Cinematography by Mike Gioulakis. Produced by Kelly Carmichael, Jessica Chastain, Gigi Pritzker, Rachel Shane. Music by Theodore Shapiro. Production Design by…

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

MARC WEBB Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2014.  Marvel Enterprises, Avi Arad Productions, Columbia Pictures, Matt Tolmach Productions.  Screen story by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, James Vanderbilt, Screenplay by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko.  Cinematography by Dan Mindel.   Produced…

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Under The Silver Lake (2018)

DAVID ROBERT MITCHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 2018.  Vendian Entertainment, Stay Gold Features, Good Fear Content, Michael De Luca Productions, PASTEL, UnLTD Productions, Salem Street Entertainment, Boo Pictures, P2 Films.  Screenplay by David Robert Mitchell.  Cinematography by Mike Gioulakis.  Produced by Chris Bender, Michael De Luca, Adele Romanski.  Music by Disasterpeace.  Production…

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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

MEL GIBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Australia/USA, 2016.  Cross Creek Pictures, Demarest Films, Pandemonium, Permut Presentations, Vendian Entertainment.  Screenplay by Robert Schenkkan, Andrew Knight.  Cinematography by Simon Duggan.  Produced by Terry Benedict, Paul Currie, Bruce Davey, William D. Johnson, Bill Mechanic, Brian Oliver, David Permut.  Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Barry Robison. Costume Design by Lizzy Gardiner.  Film…

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Silence (2016)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Mexico/Taiwan/USA, 2016.  Cappa Defina Productions, CatchPlay, Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films, Fábrica de Cine, IM Global, SharpSword Films, Sikelia Productions, Verdi Productions, Waypoint Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jay Cocks, Martin Scorsese, based on the novel by Shusaku Endo.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Vittorio Cecchi Gori, Barbara De Fina, Randall Emmett, Gaston Pavlovich, David…

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99 Homes (2014)

RAMIN BAHRANI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2014.  Broad Green Pictures, Hyde Park Entertainment, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, Noruz Films.  Story by Ramin Bahrani, Bahareh Azimi, Screenplay by Ramin Bahrani, Amir Naderi.  Cinematography by Bobby Bukowski.  Produced by Ashok Amritraj, Ramin Bahrani, Andrew Garfield, Justin Nappi, Kevin Turen.  Music by Antony Partos, Matteo Zingales.  Production Design by Alex DiGerlando.  Costume Design by…

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The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

MARC WEBB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2012.  Columbia Pictures, Marvel Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions.  Story by James Vanderbilt, Screenplay by James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves, based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Avi Arad, Matthew Tolmach, Laura Ziskin.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by J. Michael Riva.  Costume Design…

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Never Let Me Go (2010)

MARK ROMANEK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB. United Kingdom/USA, 2010.  DNA Films, Film4, Fox Searchlight Pictures.  Screenplay by Alex Garland, based on the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro.  Cinematography by Adam Kimmel.  Produced by Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Mark Digby.  Costume Design by Rachael Fleming, Steven Noble.  Film Editing by Barney Pilling.   A medical breakthrough mid-twentieth…

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Lions For Lambs (2007)

ROBERT REDFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2007.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United Artists, Wildwood Enterprises, Brat Na Pont Productions, Andell Entertainment, Cruise/Wagner Productions.  Screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Tracy Falco, Andrew Hauptman, Robert Redford.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Jan Roelfs.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by…

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The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

TERRY GILLIAM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB. United Kingdom/Canada/France, 2009.  Infinity Features Entertainment, Poo Poo Pictures, Parnassus Productions, Davis-Films, Téléfilm Canada, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, U.K. Tax Credit, Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC, British Columbia Film, The Movie Network, Movie Central.  Screenplay by Terry Gilliam, Charles McKeown.  Cinematography by Nicola Peorini.  Produced by Amy…

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The Social Network (2010)

DAVID FINCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2010.  Columbia Pictures, Relativity Media, Scott Rudin Productions, Michael De Luca Productions, Trigger Street Productions.  Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, based on the book The Accidental Millionaire by Ben Mezrich.  Cinematography by Jeff Cronenweth.  Produced by Dana Brunetti, Cean Chaffin, Michael De Luca, Scott Rudin.  Music by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross.  Production Design by…

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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

JUSTIN CHADWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2008.  Columbia Pictures, Focus Features, BBC Films, Relativity Media, Ruby Films, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Peter Morgan, based on the novel by Philippa Gregory.  Cinematography by Kieran McGuigan.  Produced by Alison Owen.  Music by Paul Cantelon.  Production Design by John Paul Kelly.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Paul Knight, Carol Littleton.  …

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