The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2013.  Red Granite Pictures, Appian Way, Sikelia Productions, EMJAG Productions.  Screenplay by Terence Winter, based on the book by Jordan Belfort.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Riza Aziz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joey McFarland, Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff.  Production Design by Bob Shaw.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Thelma Schoonmaker.  Academy Awards 2013. …

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The Bourne Legacy

BB.5 (out of 5) The franchise that had great success with Matt Damon from 2002-2007 has now been resurrected laterally with Jeremy Renner taking the lead in a new character. His Aaron Cross is a former colleague of Bourne’s who has also surfaced after going stealth, though in his case his memory is intact and his…

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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

B (out of 5) Extremely annoyed is how you’ll feel from the opening of this execrable movie, a false and cloying attempt at feel-good post-9/11 drama that is surprisingly made by the director of the moving Billy Elliot and intelligent The Hours. After losing his father (Tom Hanks) in the disaster of the destruction of…

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Revolutionary Road (2008)

SAM MENDES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2008.  DreamWorks, BBC Films, Evamere Entertainment, Neal Street Productions, Goldcrest Pictures.  Screenplay by Justin Haythe, based on the novel by Richard Yates.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Bobby Cohen, Sam Mendes, Scott Rudin.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Kristi Zea.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Tariq Anwar.  Academy Awards 2008.  Golden…

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