The Last Samurai (2003)

EDWARD ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2003.  Warner Bros., The Bedford Falls Company, Cruise/Wagner Productions, Radar Pictures.  Story by John Logan, Screenplay by John Logan, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Tom Cruise, Tom Engelman, Marshall Herskovitz, Scott Kroopf, Paula Wagner, Edward Zwick.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Lilly Kilvert.  Costume Design by Ngila Dickson.  Film…

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Mission: Impossible II (2000)

JOHN WOO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Germany, 2000.  Paramount Pictures, Cruise/Wagner Productions, Munich Film Partners & Company.  Story by Ronald D. Moore, Brannon Braga, Screenplay by Robert Towne, based on the television series created by Bruce Geller.  Cinematography by Jeffrey L. Kimball.  Produced by Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Thomas E. Sanders.  Costume Design by…

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Ask The Dust

ROBERT TOWNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 2006.  Paramount Pictures, Cruise/Wagner Productions, Ascendant Pictures, Capitol Films, VIP 3 Medienfonds.  Screenplay by Robert Towne, based on the novel by John Fante.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.  Produced by Tom Cruise, Don Granger, Jonas McCord, Paula Wagner.  Music by Ramin Djawadi, Heitor Pereira.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Robert…

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Lions For Lambs (2007)

ROBERT REDFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2007.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United Artists, Wildwood Enterprises, Brat Na Pont Productions, Andell Entertainment, Cruise/Wagner Productions.  Screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Tracy Falco, Andrew Hauptman, Robert Redford.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Jan Roelfs.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by…

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Suspect Zero (2004)

E. ELIAS MERHIGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2004.  Paramount Pictures, Intermedia Films, Lakeshore Entertainment, Cruise/Wagner Productions.  Story by Zak Penn, Screenplay by Zak Penn, Billy Ray.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by Gaye Hirsch, E. Elias Merhige, Paula Wagner.  Music by Clint Mansell.  Production Design by Ida Random.  Costume Design by Mary Claire Hannan, Lizz Wolf.  Film Editing by John Gilroy, Robert K. Lambert.  …

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Minority Report (2002)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2002.  Twentieth Century Fox, DreamWorks, Cruise/Wagner Productions, Blue Tulip Productions, Ronald Shusett/Gary Goldman, Digital Image Associates.  Screenplay by Scott Frank, Jon Cohen, based on the short story by Philip K. Dick.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Bonnie Curtis, Jan de Bont, Gerald R. Molen, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design…

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War Of The Worlds (2005)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2005.  Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, Amblin Entertainment, Cruise/Wagner Productions.  Screenplay by Josh Friedman, David Koepp, based on the novel by H.G. Wells.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Colin Wilson.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design by Joanna Johnston.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.  Academy Awards 2005.  Las Vegas Film Critics 2005….

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Mission: Impossible (1996)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1996.  Paramount Pictures, Cruise/Wagner Productions.  Story by David Koepp, Steven Zaillian, Screenplay by David Koepp, Robert Towne, based on the television series by Bruce Geller.  Cinematography by Stephen H. Burum.  Produced by Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Norman Reynolds.  Costume Design by Penny Rose.  Film Editing by…

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Elizabethtown

CAMERON CROWE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2005.  Paramount Pictures, Cruise/Wagner Productions, Vinyl Films, KMP Film Invest.  Screenplay by Cameron Crowe.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Cameron Crowe, Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner.  Music by Nancy Wilson.  Production Design by Clay A. Griffith.  Costume Design by Nancy Steiner.  Film Editing by David Moritz.  Toronto International Film Festival 2005.   Cameron Crowe’s successor to the wonderful…

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Vanilla Sky

CAMERON CROWE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2001.  Paramount Pictures, Cruise/Wagner Productions, Vinyl Films, Sogecine, Summit Entertainment, Artisan Entertainment.  Screenplay by Cameron Crowe, based on the film Abre Los Ojos by Alejandro Amenabar, Mateo Gil.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Cameron Crowe, Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner.  Music by Nancy Wilson.  Production Design by Catherine Hardwicke.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing…

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Shattered Glass (2003)

BILLY RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA/Canada, 2003.  Cruise/Wagner Productions, Baumgarten Merims Productions, Forest Park Pictures.  Screenplay by Billy Ray, based on an article by Buzz Bissinger.  Cinematography by Mandy Walker.  Produced by Craig Baumgarten, Tove Christensen, Gaye Hirsch, Adam Merims.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Francois Seguin.  Costume Design by Renee April.  Film Editing by Jeffrey Ford.  Boston Film Critics…

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Death Race

PAUL W.S. ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  USA/Germany/United Kingdom, 2008.  Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Cruise/Wagner Productions, H2S2 Filmproduktionsgesellschaft, Scion Films, Impact Pictures.  Screen story and Screenplay by Paul W.S. Anderson, based on the 1975 film Death Race 2000, story by Ib Melchior, screenplay by Robert Thom, Charles B. Griffith.  Cinematography by Scott Kevan.  Produced by Paul W.S. Anderson,…

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