Blithe Spirit (2020)

EDWARD HALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): B United Kingdom, 2020. Fred Films, Powderkeg Pictures, Align, British Lion Films, IPG Media Pty, StudioCanal UK. Screenplay by Nick Moorcroft, Meg Leonard, Piers Ashworth, based on the play by Noel Coward. Cinematography by Ed Wild. Produced by Hilary Bevan Jones, Meg Leonard, Martin Metz, Nick Moorcroft, Toni…

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Rush (2013)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA/Germany/United Kingdom, 2013.  Exclusive Media Group, Cross Creek Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Revolution Films, Working Title Films, Double Negative.  Screenplay by Peter Morgan.  Cinematography by Anthony Dod Mantle.  Produced by Andrew Eaton, Eric Fellner, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Peter Morgan, Brian Oliver.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Mark Digby.  Costume Design by Julian Day.  Film Editing by Daniel…

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Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

ROGER SPOTTISWOODE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1997.  Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United Artists.  Screenplay by Bruce Feirstein, based on characters created by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson.  Music by David Arnold.  Production Design by Allan Cameron.  Costume Design by Lindy Hemming.  Film Editing by Michel Arcand, Dominique Fortin.  Golden Globe Awards 1997. The second Bond installment to…

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The Russia House (1990)

FRED SCHEPISI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1990.  Pathé Entertainment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Star Partners III Ltd.. Screenplay by Tom Stoppard, based on the novel by John Le Carre. Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Paul Maslansky, Fred Schepisi.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Peter Honess.  Golden Globe Awards 1990.   Sean Connery plays…

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Proof (2005)

JOHN MADDEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2005.  Miramax, Endgame Entertainment, Hart-Sharp Entertainment, Inside Track 1.  Screenplay by David Auburn, Rebecca Miller, based on the play by David Auburn.  Cinematography by Alwin H. Kuchler.  Produced by Robert Kessel, Alison Owen,Jeffrey Sharp.  Music by Stephen Warbeck.  Production Design by Alice Normington.  Costume Design by Jill Taylor.  Film Editing by Mick Audsley.  Golden Globe Awards 2005.  Toronto…

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Spy Game (2001)

TONY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Germany/USA/Japan/France, 2001.  Universal Pictures, Beacon Communications, Beacon Pictures, Kalima Productions GmbH & Co. KG, Metropolitan Filmexport, Red Wagon Entertainment, Toho-Towa.  Story by Michael Frost Beckner, Screenplay by Michael Frost Beckner, David Arata.  Cinematography by Daniel Mindel.  Produced by Marc Abraham, Stephanie Antosca, Douglas Wick.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Norris Spencer.  Costume Design by Louise…

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The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

PAUL GREENGRASS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Germany, 2007.  Universal Pictures, Motion Picture BETA Produktionsgesellschaft, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Ludlum Entertainment, KanZaman Services, Peninsula Films, Studio Babelsberg.  Screen Story by Tony Gilroy, Screenplay by Tony Gilroy, Scott Z. Burns, George Nolfi, based on the novel by Robert Ludlum.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by Patrick Crowley, Frank Marshall, Paul Sandberg.  Music…

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The Verdict (1982)

SIDNEY LUMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1982.   Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by David Mamet, based on the novel by Barry Reed.  Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak.  Produced by David Brown, Richard D. Zanuck.  Music by Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by Edward Pisoni.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by Peter C. Frank.  Academy Awards 1982.  Golden Globe Awards 1982.  National Board of Review Awards 1982.  …

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Closer (2004)

MIKE NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2004.  Columbia Pictures, Inside Track 2, Avenue Pictures.  Screenplay by Patrick Marber, based on his play.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Cary Brokaw, John Calley, Mike Nichols.  Production Design by Tim Hatley.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by John Bloom, Antonia van Drimmelen.  Academy Awards 2004.  Golden Globe Awards 2004.  Las Vegas Film Critics…

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The Hours (2002)

STEPHEN DALDRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2002.  Paramount Pictures, Miramax, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by David Hare, based on the novel by Michael Cunningham.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Robert Fox,Scott Rudin.  Music by Philip Glass.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Peter Boyle.  Academy Awards 2002.  American Film Institute Awards 2002.   Boston Film Critics…

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In Love And War (1996)

RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1996.  Dimitri Villard Productions, New Line Cinema.  Screen story by Allan Scott, Dimitri Villard, Screenplay by Allan Scott, Clancy Sigal, Anna Hamilton Phelan, based on the book Hemingway In Love And War by Henry S. Villard, James Nagel.  Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by Richard Attenborough, Dimitri Villard.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by…

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Transsiberian

BRAD ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Spain/Germany/United Kingdom/Lithuania, 2008.  Filmax International, Canal+ España, Filmax Group, Castelao Producciones, Universum Film, Telecinco Cinema, Future Films, Lietuvos Kinostudija, Scout Productions, Lithuanian Film Studio.  Screenplay by Brad Anderson, Will Conroy.  Cinematography by Xavi Gimenez.  Produced by Julio Fernandez.  Music by Alfonso de Vilallonga.  Production Design by Alain Bainee.  Costume Design by Thomas Olah.  Film Editing by…

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