The Rescue (2021)

JIMMY CHIN, ELIZABETH CHAI VASARHELYI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom/USA, 2021. National Geographic Documentary Films, Ventureland, Storyteller Productions, Little Monster Films, Passion Pictures, Cavalry Media, Michael De Luca Productions. Cinematography by David Katznelson, Ian Seabrook, Picha Srisansanee. Produced by Jimmy Chin, John Battsek, Bob Eisenhardt, P.J. Van Sandwijk, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi. Music…

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Free Solo (2018)

JIMMY CHIN, ELIZABETH CHAI VASARHELYI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2018.  Itinerant Films, Little Monster Films, National Geographic, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation.  Cinematography by Jimmy Chin.  Produced by Jimmy Chin, Shannon Dill, Evan Hayes, Shannon Hill, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Film Editing by Bob Eisenhardt.   Alex Honnold is a rock climber…

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Everything Is Copy (2015)

JACOB BERNSTEIN, NICK HOOKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 2015.  HBO Documentary Films, Home Box Office, Loveless.  Screenplay by Jacob Bernstein.  Cinematography by Bradford Young.  Produced by Carly Hugo, Matthew Parker.  Music by Joel Goodman.  Film Editing by Bob Eisenhardt.   Nora Ephron died in 2012 at the age of 71 of leukemia, and the shocking news of her death was…

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Valentino: The Last Emperor (2008)

MATT TYRNAUER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2008.  Acolyte Films.  Cinematography by Tom Hurwitz.  Produced by Matt Kapp, Matt Tyrnauer.  Music by Joel Goodman.  Film Editing by Bob Eisenhardt, Frederic Tcheng.   Entertaining look at the last of the giant fashion names of yore, whose solitary moniker has come to represent cutting-edge, classy style after decades in the business. The…

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Lightning In A Bottle (2004)

ANTOINE FUQUA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2004.  Vulcan Productions, Jigsaw Productions.  Cinematography by Greg Andracke, Lisa Rinzler.  Produced by Margaret Bodde, Alex Gibney, Jack Gulick.  Music by Steve Jordan.  Production Design by Tom McPhillips.  Film Editing by Bob Eisenhardt, Keith Salmon.   Any music fan will enjoy this one, but blues fans will be especially bowled over by Antoine Fuqua’s…

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Shut Up And Sing (2006)

BARBARA KOPPLE, CECILIA PECK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2006.  Cabin Creek Films.  Cinematography by Christine Burrill, Joan Churchill, Seth Gordon, Gary Griffin, Luis Lopez.  Produced by David Cassidy, Barbara Kopple, Cecilia Peck.  Music by Paul Reeves.  Film Editing by Bob Eisenhardt, Aaron Kuhn, Emma Morris, Jean Tsien.  Show business welcomed in a new phenomenon when the Dixie Chicks…

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