Stan & Ollie (2018)

JON S. BAIRD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/Canada/USA, 2018.  Entertainment One, BBC Films, Baby Cow Films, Fable Pictures, Laurel and Hardy Feature Productions, Sonesta Films.  Screenplay by Jeff Pope. Cinematography by Laurie Rose.  Produced by Faye Ward.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by John Paul Kelly.  Costume Design by Guy Speranza. …

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Ivansxtc (2000)

BERNARD ROSE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2000.  Alternative Investments of Michigan, Enos/Rose Productions, Rhino Films.  Screenplay by Bernard Rose, Lisa Enos, based on the novel The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy.  Cinematography by Ron Forsythe, Bernard Rose.  Produced by Lisa Enos.  Music by Matt Schultz, Elmo Weber.  Film Editing by Bernard Rose.   Disillusioned by…

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Game Night (2018)

JOHN FRANCIS DALEY, JONATHAN GOLDSTEIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB. USA, 2018.  Aggregate Films, Davis Entertainment, New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Mark Perez.  Cinematography by Barry Peterson.  Produced by Jason Bateman, John Davis, John Fox, James Garavente.  Music by  Cliff Martinez.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Debra McGuire.  Film Editing by David Egan, Jamie Gross, Gregory Plotkin.   Party game…

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Wonder Woman (2017)

PATTY JENKINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/China/Hong Kong, 2017.  Warner Bros., Atlas Entertainment, Cruel & Unusual Films, DC Entertainment, Dune Entertainment, Tencent Pictures, Wanda Pictures.  Story by Zack Snyder, Allan Heinberg, Jason Fuchs, Screenplay by Allan Heinberg, based on characters from DC and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston.  Cinematography by Matthew Jensen.  Produced by Charles Roven,…

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Big Eyes (2014)

TIM BURTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  The Weinstein Company, Silverwood Films, Tim Burton Productions, Electric City Entertainment.  Screenplay by Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Scott Alexander, Tim Burton, Larry Karaszewski.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Rick Heinrichs.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by JC Bond.   This movie is reviewed at Magenta Magazine. Golden…

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The Kreutzer Sonata (2008)

BERNARD ROSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 2008.  Kreutzer Films.  Screenplay by Lisa Enos, Bernard Rose, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy.  Cinematography by Bernard Rose.   Produced by Naomi Despres, Lisa Enos.  Music by Nigel Holland.  Production Design by Marcelo Chow.  Costume Design by Anthony Sartino.  Film Editing by Bernard Rose.    An experimental project by Leo Tolstoy is…

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Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina (1997)

BERNARD ROSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 1997.  Icon Entertainment International, Icon Productions, Studio Trite, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Bernard Rose, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy.  Cinematography by Daryn Okada.  Produced by Bruce Davey.    Music by John Stronach,Georg Solti.    Production Design by John Myhre.   Costume Design by Maurizio Millenotti.    Film Editing by Victor Du…

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The Constant Gardener (2005)

FERNANDO MEIRELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/Germany, 2005.  Focus Features, UK Film Council, Potboiler Productions, Scion Films, Blue Sky Films, Epsilon Motion Pictures, Studio Babelsberg.  Screenplay by Jeffrey Caine, based on the novel by John Le Carre.  Cinematography by Cesar Charlone.  Produced by Simon Channing Williams. Music by Alberto Iglesias.  Production Design by Mark Tildesley.  Costume Design by Odile Dicks-Mireaux.  Film…

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Clash Of The Titans (2010)

LOUIS LETERRIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): 0.5.  USA, 2010.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Thunder Road Pictures, The Zanuck Company, Moving Picture Company.  Screenplay by Travis Beacham, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi, based on the 1981 screenplay by Beverley Cross.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by Kevin De La Noy, Basil Iwanyk.  Music by Ramin Djawadi.  Production Design by Martin Laing.  Costume Design…

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21 Grams (2003)

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2003.  This Is That Productions, Y Productions.  Screenplay by Guillermo Arriaga.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Robert Salerno.  Music by Gustavo Santaolalla.  Production Design by Brigitte Broch.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Stephen Mirrione.   This is a powerful tale of love lost and souls redeemed that, like…

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Mr. North (1988)

DANNY HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1988.  Heritage Entertainment Inc., The Samuel Goldwyn Company, Showcase Productions International.  Screenplay by Janet Roach, John Huston, James Costigan, based on the novel Theophilus North by Thornton Wilder.  Cinematography by Robin Vidgeon.  Produced by Steven Haft, Skip Steloff.    Music by David McHugh.   Production Design by Eugene Lee.   Costume Design by…

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

GAVIN HOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2009.  Twentieth Century Fox, Marvel Enterprises, Dune Entertainment, Donners’ Company, Seed Productions, Ingenious Film Partners, Big Screen Productions.  Screenplay by David Benioff, Skip Woods.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Hugh Jackman, John Palermo, Lauren Shuler Donner, Ralph Winter.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Barry Robison.  Costume Design by Louise Mingenbach.  Film Editing…

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