Winchester (2018)

MICHAEL SPIERIG, PETER SPIERIG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   Australia/USA, 2018.  Blacklab Entertainment, Imagination Design Works.  Screenplay by Tom Vaughan, Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig. Cinematography by Ben Nott.  Produced by Tim McGahan, Brett Tomberlin.  Music by Peter Spierig.  Production Design by Matthew Putland.  Costume Design by Wendy Cork.  Film Editing by Matt Villa. A psychiatrist whose career has seen better days (Jason…

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

JOACHIM RONNING, ESPEN SANDBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  Alternate title:  Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge USA, 2017.  Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Infinitum Nihil.  Story by Jeff Nathanson,Terry Rossio, Screenplay by Jeff Nathanson, based on characters created by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie, Jay Wolper.  Cinematography by Paul Cameron.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.  Music by Geoff Zanelli.  Production…

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Gods Of Egypt (2016)

ALEX PROYAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Australia, 2016.  Pyramania, Summit Entertainment, Mystery Clock Cinema, TIK Films, Thunder Road Pictures.  Screenplay by Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by Basil Iwanyk, Alex Proyas.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Production Design by Owen Paterson.  Costume Design by Liz Keogh.  Film Editing by Richard Learoyd.   This one’s the Battlefield Earth of Egypt movies, a film…

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The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

LILLY WACHOWSKI, LANA WACHOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  Australia/USA, 2003.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Silver Pictures.  Screenplay by Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, based on their characters.  Cinematography by Bill Pope.  Produced by Joel Silver.  Music by Don Davis.  Production Design by Owen Paterson.  Costume Design by Kym Barrett.  Film Editing by Zach Staenberg. Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2003.    While machine-controlled…

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Queen Of The Damned (2002)

MICHAEL RYMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Australia, 2002.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Material, WV Films LLC.  Screenplay by Scott Abbott, Michael Petroni, based on the novels The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice. Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Jorge Saralegui.  Music by Jonathan Davis, Richard Gibbs.  Production Design by Graham ‘Grace’ Walker.  Costume Design by Angus Strathie.  Film Editing…

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The Road Warrior (1981)

GEORGE MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Alternate title:  Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior Australia, 1981.  Kennedy Miller Productions.  Screenplay by Terry Hayes, George Miller, Brian Hannant.  Cinematography by Dean Semler.  Produced by Byron Kennedy.  Music by Brian May.  Production Design by Graham ‘Grace’ Walker.  Costume Design by Norma Moriceau.  Film Editing by Michael Balson, David Stiven, Tim Wellburn. The best of…

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Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

GEORGE MILLER, GEORGE OGILVIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Australia/USA, 1985.  Kennedy Miller Productions.  Screenplay by Terry Hayes, George Miller.  Cinematography by Dean Semler.  Produced by George Miller.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Graham ‘Grace’ Walker.  Costume Design by Norma Moriceau.  Film Editing by Richard Francis-Bruce.  Golden Globe Awards 1985. Think of this one as the Return of The Jedi of the…

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Australia (2008)

BAZ LUHRMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  Australia/USA, 2008.  Twentieth Century Fox, Bazmark Films, ScreenWest, Dune Entertainment III, Ingenious Film Partners.  Story by Baz Luhrmann, Screenplay by Stuart Beattie, Baz Luhrmann, Ronald Harwood, Richard Flanagan.  Cinematography by Mandy Walker.  Produced by G. Mac Brown, Catherine Knapman, Baz Luhrmann.  Music by David Hirschfelder.  Production Design by Catherine Martin.  Costume Design by Catherine…

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Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)

STEVE OEDEKERK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1995.  Morgan Creek Entertainment, O Entertainment.  Screenplay by Steve Oedekerk, based on characters created by Jack Bernstein.  Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin.  Produced by James G. Robinson.  Music by Robert Folk.  Production Design by Stephen J. Lineweaver.  Costume Design by Elsa Zamparelli.  Film Editing by Malcolm Campbell.   Idiotic sequel to Jim Carrey‘s first blockbuster hit…

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Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge Of The Sith (2005)

GEORGE LUCAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2005.  Lucasfilm, Mestiere Cinema, Pandora Films, Santa International Film Productions Co. Ltd., CTV Services.  Screenplay by George Lucas.  Cinematography by David Tattersall.  Produced by Rick McCallum.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Gavin Bocquet.  Costume Design by Trisha Biggar.  Film Editing by Roger Barton, Ben Burtt.  Academy Awards 2005. Following their rescue of Chancellor Palpatine…

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The Year My Voice Broke (1987)

JOHN DUIGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Australia, 1987.  Kennedy Miller Productions.  Screenplay by John Duigan.  Cinematography by Geoff Burton.  Produced by Terry Hayes, George Miller, Doug Mitchell.  Music by Christine Woodruff.  Production Design by Roger Ford.  Costume Design by Lyn Askew, Roger Ford, Fiona Nicolls.  Film Editing by Neil Thumpston.   This is the first of two films about the coming of age…

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Peter Pan (2003)

P.J. HOGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  Australia/USA/United Kingdom, 2003.  Universal Pictures, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Revolution Studios, Red Wagon Entertainment, Allied Stars Ltd..  Screenplay by P.J. Hogan, Michael Goldenberg, based on the play and books by J.M. Barrie.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Lucy Fisher, Patrick McCormick, Douglas Wick.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Roger Ford.  Costume…

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