Pinocchio (2019)

MATTEO GARRONE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5 Italy/France/United Kingdom, 2019. Archimede, Rai Cinema, Le Pacte, Recorded Picture Company, Leone Film Group, BPER Banca, Canal+, Ciné+, Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo, Regione Lazio, Apulia Film Commission, Regione Toscana, Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l’Europe, HanWay Films, Lazio Cinema International, Regione…

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The Boxtrolls (2014)

GRAHAM ANNABLE, ANTHONY STACCHI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 2014.  Focus Features, Laika Entertainment.  Screenplay by Irena Brignull, Adam Pava, story adaptation by Anthony Stacchi, Phil Dale, additional writing by Vera Brosgol, based on the novel by Alan Snow.  Cinematography by John Ashlee Prat.  Produced by David Bleiman Ichioka, Travis Knight.  Music by…

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Paddington 2 (2017)

PAUL KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom/France/USA, 2017.  StudioCanal, Anton Capital Entertainment, Amazon Prime Instant Video, Canal+, Cine+, Heyday Films, Marmalade Films Ltd..  Screenplay by Paul King, Simon Farnaby, based on Paddington Bear created by Michael Bond.  Cinematography by Erik Wilson.  Produced by David Heyman.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Gary Williamson. Costume Design by Lindy Hemming.  Film…

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Darkest Hour (2017)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5. Working Title Films.  United Kingdom, 2017.  Screenplay by Anthony McCarten.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Lisa Bruce, Eric Fellner, Anthony McCarten, Douglas Urbanski.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran.  Film Editing by Valerio Bonelli.  Academy Awards 2017.  Golden Globe Awards 2017. Screen Actors Guild Awards 2017.  Toronto International Film…

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Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

TRAVIS KNIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2016.  Laika Entertainment.  Story by Shannon Tindle, Marc Haimes, Screenplay by Marc Haimes, Chris Butler.  Cinematography by Frank Passingham.  Produced by Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Daniel R. Casey, Nelson Lowry.  Costume Design by Deborah Cook.  Film Editing by Christopher Murrie.  Academy Awards 2016.  Golden Globe Awards 2016.  Las…

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Everest (2015)

BALTASAR KORMAKUR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA/Iceland, 2015.  Working Title Films, RVK Studios, Walden Media, Universal Pictures, Cross Creek Pictures.  Screenplay by William Nicholson, Simon Beaufoy.  Cinematography by Salvatore Totino.  Produced by Nicky Kentish Barnes, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Baltasar Kormakur, Brian Oliver, Tyler Thompson.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Gary Freeman.  Costume Design by Guy Speranza.  Film Editing…

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Wild Card (2015)

SIMON WEST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 2015.  Lionsgate, SJ Heat Productions, Sierra / Affinity, Cinema Seven Productions, Current Entertainment, Quad Films, SJ Pictures, Silver State Production Services.  Screenplay by William Goldman, based on his novel Heat.  Cinematography by Shelly Johnson.  Produced by Steve Chasman.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Greg Berry.  Costume Design by Lizz Wolf.  Film Editing by Padraic…

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Pride & Prejudice (2005)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom, 2005.  Focus Features, Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Working Title Films, Scion Films.  Screenplay by Deborah Moggach, based on the novel by Jane Austen.  Cinematography by Roman Osin.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner,Paul Webster.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran.  Film Editing by Paul Tothill.  Academy Awards 2005.  Boston Film Critics…

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Atonement (2007)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   United Kingdom/France, 2007.  Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Relativity Media, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Christopher Hampton, based on the novel Ian McEwan.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran.  Film Editing by Paul Tothill.  Academy Awards 2007.  European Film Awards 2008.  Golden…

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Anna Karenina (2012)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom, 2012.  Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Tom Stoppard, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran.  Film Editing by Melanie Oliver.  Academy Awards 2012. European Film Awards 2013.  Golden Globe Awards 2012. …

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Eat Pray Love

RYAN MURPHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 2010.  Columbia Pictures, Plan B Entertainment. Screenplay by Ryan Murphy, Jennifer Salt, based on the book by Elizabeth Gilbert.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Dede Gardner.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Bill Groom.  Costume Design by Michael Dennison.  Film Editing by Bradley Buecker.   What happens when an ignorant, self-indulgent American…

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V For Vendetta (2006)

JAMES McTEIGUE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom/Germany, 2006.  Warner Bros.,Virtual Studios, Silver Pictures, Anarchos Productions, Warner Bros., Studio Babelsberg, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, DC Comics.  Screenplay by Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore, art by David Lloyd.  Cinematography by Adrian Biddle.  Produced by Grant Hill, Lorne Orleans, Joel Silver, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski.  Music by Dario…

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