Woman In Gold (2015)

SIMON CURTIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB United Kingdom, 2015. Origin Pictures, BBC Films. Screenplay by Alexi Kaye Campbell. Cinematography by Ross Emery. Produced by David M. Thompson, Kris Thykier. Music by Martin Phipps, Hans Zimmer. Production Design by Jim Clay. Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor. Film Editing by Peter Lambert. A powerful…

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The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)

NIKI CARO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Czech Republic/United Kingdom/USA, 2017.  Scion Films, Czech Anglo Productions, LD Entertainment, Rowe / Miller Productions.  Screenplay by Angela Workman, based on the book by Diane Ackerman.  Cinematography by Andrij Parekh.  Produced by Jeff Abberley, Jamie Patricof, Kim Zubick.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Suzie Davies.  Costume Design by Bina Daigeler.  Film Editing by David Coulson….

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Alone In Berlin (2016)

VINCENT PEREZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   United Kingdom/France/Germany, 2016.  X-Filme Creative Pool, Master Movies, FilmWave, Pathe, Buffalo Films, Alone in Berlin, WS Film, Lipsync Productions, Canal+.  Screenplay by Achim von Borries, Vincent Perez, collaboration with Bettine von Borries, based on the novel by Hans Fallada.  Cinematography by Christophe Beaucarne.  Produced by Stefan Arndt, Christian Grass, Marco Pacchioni, James…

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Captain America: Civil War (2016)

ANTHONY RUSSO, JOE RUSSO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/Germany, 2016.  Marvel Studios, Vita-Ray Dutch Productions, Studio Babelsberg, Marvel Entertainment, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, based on the comic book by Mark Millar, and characters created by Joe Simon, Jack Kirby.  Cinematography by Trent Opaloch.  Produced by Kevin Feige.  Music by Henry Jackman.  Production Design by Owen…

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The Fifth Estate (2013)

BILL CONDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA/India/Belgium, 2013.  DreamWorks, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media, Anonymous Content, FBO, Umedia.  Screenplay by Josh Singer, based on the book Inside WikiLeaks: My Time With Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website by Daniel Domscheit-Berg, David Leigh, Luke Harding.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Steve Golin, Michael Sugar.  Music by Carter…

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A Most Wanted Man (2014)

ANTON CORBIJN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA/Germany, 2014.  Lionsgate, Film4, Demarest Films, FilmNation Entertainment, Senator Film Produktion, Potboiler Productions, The Ink Factory, Amusement Park Films.  Screenplay by Andrew Bovell, based on the novel by John Le Carre.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by Andrea Calderwood, Simon Cornwell, Stephen Cornwell, Gail Egan, Malte Grunert.  Music by Herbert Grönemeyer.  Production Design by Sebastian…

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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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The Edukators (2004)

HANS WEINGARTNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Die Felten Jahren Sind Vorbei Germany/Austria, 2004.  Y3 Film, Coop99 Filmproduktion, Sudwestrundfunk, ARTE.  Screenplay by Katharina Held, Hans Weingartner.  Cinematography by Daniela Knapp, Matthias Schellenberg.  Produced by Sabine Holtgreve, Georg Steinert, Antonin Svoboda, Hans Weingartner.  Music by Andreas Wodraschke.  Production Design by Christian M. Goldbeck.  Costume Design by Silvia Pernegger.  Film Editing by Dirk Oetelshoven, Andreas Wodraschke.  …

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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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Ladies In Lavender (2004)

CHARLES DANCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 2004.  UK Film Council, Baker Street, Future Films, Paradigm Hyde Films, Take Film Partnerships, Scala Productions.  Screenplay by Charles Dance, based on the short story by William J. Locke.  Cinematography by Peter Biziou.  Produced by Nicholas Brown, Elizabeth Karlsen, Nik Powell.  Music by Nigel Hess.  Production Design by Caroline Amies.  Costume Design…

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Joyeux Noel (2005)

CHRISTIAN CARION Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France/Germany/United Kingdom/Belgium/Romania, 2005.  Nord-Ouest Productions, Senator Film Produktion, The Bureau, Artémis Productions, Media Pro Pictures, TF1 Films Production, Les Productions de la Guéville, Canal+, CinéCinéma, Sat.1, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Eurimages, Région Nord-Pas-de-Calais, C.R.R.A.V, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Filmförderungsanstalt, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral de Belgique, Soficinéma, Cofimage 16,…

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Inglourious Basterds (2009)

QUENTIN TARANTINO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2009.  Universal Pictures, The Weinstein Company, A Band Apart, Studio Babelsberg, Visiona Romantica.  Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Lawrence Bender.  Production Design by David Wasco.  Costume Design by Anna B. Sheppard.  Film Editing by Sally Menke.   There’s a scene, relatively early on in this picture, when a member of…

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