Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

TAIKA WAITITI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA, 2017.  Walt Disney Pictures, Marvel Studios, Government of Australia.  Screenplay by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, Christopher L. Yost, based on the Marvel comics by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby, with story elements from Planet Hulk by Greg Pak, Carlo Pagulayan and the works of Walter…

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Where’d You Go, Bernadette (2019)

RICHARD LINKLATER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2019.  Annapurna Pictures, Color Force.  Screenplay by Richard Linklater, Holly Gant, Vincent Palmo Jr., based on the novel by Maria Semple.  Cinematography by Shane F. Kelly.  Produced by Megan Ellison, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Ginger Sledge.  Music by Graham Reynolds.  Production Design by Bruce Curtis.  Costume…

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)

DEAN DeBLOIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2019.  DreamWorks Animation, Mad Hatter Entertainment.  Screenplay by Dean DeBlois, based on the How To Train Your Dragon book series by Cressida Cowell.  Cinematography by Gil Zimmerman.  Produced by Bonnie Arnold, Brad Lewis.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Pierre-Olivier Vincent.  Film Editing by John K….

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The House With A Clock In Its Walls (2018)

ELI ROTH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA, 2018.  Amblin Entertainment, Mythology Entertainment.  Screenplay by Eric Kripke, based on the novel by John Bellairs.  Cinematography by Rogier Stoffers.  Produced by Bradley J. Fischer, Eric Kripke, James Vanderbilt.  Music by Nathan Barr.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Andrew S. Eisen, Fred Raskin.   A boy who…

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Ocean’s 8 (2018)

GARY ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2018.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Rahway Road Productions, Smokehouse Pictures.  Story by Gary Ross, Screenplay by Gary Ross, Olivia Milch, based on characters created by George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell.  Cinematography by Eigil Bryld.  Produced by Susan Ekins, Steven Soderbergh.  Music by Daniel Pemberton.  Production Design by Alex DiGerlando.  Costume Design by…

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Carol (2015)

TODD HAYNES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2015.  The Weinstein Company, Film4, Number 9 Films, StudioCanal, HanWay Films, Killer Films, Goldcrest Films International, Dirty Films, Infilm, Larkhard Films.  Screenplay by Phyllis Nagy, based on the novel The Price Of Salt by Patricia Highsmith.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Elizabeth Karlsen, Tessa Ross, Christine Vachon, Stephen Woolley.  Music…

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Truth (2015)

JAMES VANDERBILT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Australia/USA, 2015.  Sony Pictures Classics, Echo Lake Entertainment, RatPac Entertainment, FilmNation Entertainment, Blue Lake Media Fund, Deluxe Australia, Mythology Entertainment , Dirty Films.  Screenplay by James Vanderbilt, based on the book Truth And Duty: The Press, The President and The Privilege Of Power by Mary Mapes.  Cinematography by Mandy Walker.  Produced by…

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How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

DEAN DeBLOIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2014.  DreamWorks Animation, Mad Hatter Entertainment.  Screenplay by Dean DeBlois, based on the book series by Cressida Cowell.  Produced by Bonnie Arnold.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Pierre-Olivier Vincent.  Film Editing by John K. Carr.  Academy Awards 2014.  Golden Globe Awards 2014.  National Board of Review Awards 2014. North Carolina Film…

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Cinderella (2015)

KENNETH BRANAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Allison Shearmur Productions, Beagle Pug Films, Genre Films, Walt Disney Pictures.  USA, 2015.  Screenplay by Chris Weitz.  Cinematography by Haris Zambarloukos.  Produced by David Barron, Simon Kinberg, Allison Shearmur.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Martin Walsh.  Academy Awards 2015.  Las Vegas Film Critics Awards 2015.  Washington Film Critics Awards…

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The Hobbit: The Battle Of the Five Armies (2014)

PETER JACKSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  New Zealand/USA, 2014.  New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, WingNut Films, 3Foot7.  Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo Del Toro, based on the novel The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.  Cinematography by Andrew Lesnie.  Produced by Carolynne Cunningham, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Zane Weiner.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Dan Hennah.  Costume Design by…

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Hanna (2011)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/United Kingdom/Germany, 2011.  Focus Features, Holleran Company, Sechzehnte Babelsberg Film, Neunte Babelsberg Film, Studio Babelsberg.  Story by Seth Lochhead, Screenplay by Seth Lochhead, David Farr.  Cinematography by Alwin H. Kuchler.  Produced by Marty Adelstein, Leslie Holleran, Scott Nemes.  Music by Tom Rowlands, Ed Simons.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Lucie Bates.  Film Editing by Paul Tothill. …

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Hot Fuzz (2007)

EDGAR WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom/France, 2007.  StudioCanal, Working Title Films, Big Talk Productions, Ingenious Film Partners.  Screenplay by Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg.  Cinematography by Jess Hall.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Nira Park.  Music by David Arnold.  Production Design by Marcus Rowland.  Costume Design by Annie Hardinge.  Film Editing by Chris Dickens.   The makers of Shaun Of The Dead have returned…

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