The Mechanic (2011)

SIMON WEST Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 2011. CBS Films, Millennium Films, Chartoff-Winkler Productions, Nu Image Entertainment GmbH, Scared Productions. Story by Lewis John Carlino, Screenplay by Richard Wenk, Lewis John Carlino. Cinematography by Eric Schmidt. Produced by Rene Besson, William Chartoff, David Winkler. Music by Mark Isham. Production Design by Richard Lassalle….

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Leave No Trace (2018)

DEBRA GRANIK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA/Canada, 2018.  Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, Harrison Productions, Topic Studios.  Screenplay by Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini, based on the novel My Abandonment by Peter Rock.  Cinematography by Michael McDonough.  Produced by Anne Harrison, Linda Reisman, Anne Rosellini.  Music by Dickon Hinchliffe.  Production Design by Chad Keith.  Costume Design by Erin Alridge Orr. …

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Hell Or High Water (2016)

DAVID MACKENZIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2016.  Film 44, LBI Productions, OddLot Entertainment, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.  Screenplay by Taylor Sheridan.  Cinematography by Giles Nuttgens. Produced by Peter Berg, Carla Hacken, Sidney Kimmel, Julie Yorn.  Music by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis.  Production Design by Tom Duffield.  Costume Design by Malgosia Turzanska.  Film Editing by Jake Roberts.  Academy Awards 2016.  Golden Globe Awards…

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The Program (2015)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/France, 2015.  Anton Capital Entertainment, StudioCanal, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by John Hodge, based on the book by David Walsh.  Cinematography by Danny Cohen.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Tracey Seaward, Kate Solomon.  Music by Alex Heffes.  Production Design by Alan MacDonald.  Costume Design by Jane Petrie.  Film Editing by Valerio Bonelli.  Toronto International…

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The Finest Hours (2016)

CRAIG GILLESPIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2016.  Walt Disney Pictures, Whitaker Entertainment.  Screenplay by Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, based on the book by Casey Sherman, Michael J. Tougias.  Cinematography by Javier Aguirresarobe.  Produced by Dorothy Aufiero, James Whitaker.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by Tatiana S. Riegel. The…

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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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Big Trouble (2002)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 2002.  Touchstone Pictures, The Jacobson Company, Sonnenfeld Josephson Worldwide Entertainment, Sundale Productions Inc..  Screenplay by Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone, based on the novel by Dave Barry.  Cinematography by Greg Gardiner.  Produced by Tom Jacobson, Barry Josephson, Barry Sonnenfeld.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Garreth Stover.  Costume Design by Mary E. Vogt.  Film Editing by…

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X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

BRETT RATNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Canada/USA/United Kingdom, 2006.  Twentieth Century Fox, Marvel Enterprises, Donners’ Company, Ingenious Film Partners, Dune Entertainment, Major Studio Partners, X3 Canada Productions, X3US Productions, XM3 Service, thinkfilm.  Screenplay by Simon Kinberg, Zak Penn.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Avi Arad, Lauren Shuler Donner, Ralph Winter.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Ed Verreaux.  Costume Design…

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Northfork (2003)

MICHAEL POLISH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2003.  Paramount Classics, Romano Shane Productions, Departure Entertainment, Prohibition Pictures, Polish Brothers Construction, Northfork Productions.  Screenplay by Mark Polish, Michael Polish.  Cinematography by M. David Mullen.  Produced by Mark Polish, Michael Polish.  Music by Stuart Matthewman. Production Design by Brandee Dell’Aringa, Del Polish, Ichelle Spitzig.  Costume Design by Danny Glicker.  Film Editing by Leo Trombetta.   Style…

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Get Over It (2001)

TOMMY O’HAVER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2001.  Miramax, Ignite Entertainment, Keshan, Morpheus.  Screenplay by R. Lee Fleming Jr..  Cinematography by Maryse Alberti.  Produced by Michael Burns, Marc Butan, Paul Feldsher.  Music by Steve Bartek.  Production Design by Robin Standefer.  Costume Design by Mary Jane Fort.  Film Editing by Jeff Betancourt.   Musical numbers are the best thing about this witty little teenage romance….

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The Messenger (2009)

OREN MOVERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2009.  Oscilloscope, Omnilab Media, Sherazade Film Development, BZ Entertainment, The Mark Gordon Company, Good Worldwide. Screenplay by Alessandro Camon, Oren Moverman.  Cinematography by Bobby Bukowski.  Produced by Mark Gordon, Lawrence Inglee, Zach Miller.  Music by Nathan Larson.  Production Design by Stephen Beatrice.  Costume Design by Catherine George.  Film Editing by Alex Hall.   Ben Foster returns…

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Kill Your Darlings (2013)

JOHN KROKIDAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2013.  Killer Films, Benaroya Pictures, Outpost Studios, Rose Pictures.  Story by Austin Bunn, Screenplay by Austin Bunn, John Krokidas.  Cinematography by Reed Morano.  Produced by Michael Benaroya, Rose Ganguzza, John Krokidas, Christine Vachon.  Music by Nico Muhly.  Production Design by Stephen H. Carter.  Costume Design by Christopher Peterson.  Film Editing by Brian A. Kates.   Dorian…

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