Uncut Gems (2019)

BENNY SAFDIE, JOSH SAFDIE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.    USA, 2019.  Elara Pictures, IAC Films, Scott Rudin Productions, Sikelia Productions.  Screenplay by Ronald Bronstein, Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Sebastian Bear-McClard, Oscar Boyson, Eli Bush, Scott Rudin.  Music by Daniel Lopatin.  Production Design by Sam Lisenco.  Costume Design…

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The Lost City Of Z (2016)

JAMES GRAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.    USA, 2016.  Keep Your Head, MICA Entertainment, MadRiver Pictures, Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by James Gray, based on the book by David Grann.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Dede Gardner, James Gray, Dale Armin Johnson, Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner.  Music by Christopher Spelman.  Production Design by Jean-Vincent Puzos.  Costume Design by Sonia…

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Irrational Man (2015)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.    USA, 2015.  Gravier Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum, Edward Walson.  Production Design by Carl Sprague.  Costume Design by Suzy Benzinger.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.   Woody Allen returns to the landscape of dubious moral conundrums that he covered so well in Crimes And Misdemeanors…

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The Immigrant (2013)

JAMES GRAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 2013.  Worldview Entertainment, Keep Your Head, Kingsgate Films, Wild Bunch.  Screenplay by James Gray, Ric Menello.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by James Colby, Anthony Katagas, Greg Shapiro, Christopher Woodrow.  Music by Christopher Spelman.  Production Design by Happy Massee.  Costume Design by Patricia Norris.  Film Editing by John Axelrad, Kayla Emter.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2014. …

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Magic In The Moonlight (2014)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2014.  Gravier Productions, Dippermouth Productions, Perdido Productions, Ske-Dat-De-Dat Productions, Cinéfrance 1888.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum, Edward Walson.  Production Design by Anne Seibel.  Costume Design by Sonia Grande.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter. Woody Allen has such a good time lazing in the bright sunshine of…

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My Blueberry Nights (2007)

WONG KAR WAI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Hong Kong/China/France, 2007.  Block 2 Pictures, Jet Tone Production, Lou Yi Ltd., StudioCanal.  Story by Wong Kar Wai, Screenplay by Wong Kar Wai, Lawrence Block.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji, Pung-leung Kwan.  Produced by Jacky Yee Wah Pang, Kar-Wai Wong.  Music by Ry Cooder.  Production Design by William Chang.  Costume Design by William Chang, Sharon…

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Wimbledon (2004)

RICHARD LONCRAINE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  United Kingdom/France, 2004.  Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Working Title Films, Inside Track Films, Firstep Productions.  Screenplay by Adam Brooks, Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Liza Chasin, Eric Fellner, Mary Richards.  Music by John Colby, Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by Brian Morris.  Costume Design by Louise Stjernsward.  Film Editing by…

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In Dreams (1999)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks.  Screenplay by Neil Jordan, Bruce Robinson, based on the novel Doll’s Eyes by Bari Wood.Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Charles Burke, Stephen Woolley.   Music by Elliot Goldenthal.   Production Design by Nigel Phelps.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Tony Lawson.   Very strange nightmare thriller about a…

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Alien Resurrection (1997)

JEAN-PIERRE JEUNET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1997.  Brandywine Productions, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Joss Whedon, based on characters created by Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.   Produced by Bill Badalato, Gordon Carroll, David Giler, Walter Hill.   Music by John Frizzell.  Production Design by Nigel Phelps.  Costume Design by Bob Ringwood.  Film Editing by Herve Schneid.  …

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Evita (1996)

ALAN PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1996.  Hollywood Pictures, Cinergi Pictures Entertainment, Dirty Hands Productions.  Screenplay by Alan Parker, Oliver Stone, based on the book of the musical play by Tim Rice.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Alan Parker, Robert Stigwood, Andrew G. Vajna.  Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.  Production Design by Brian Morris.  Costume Design by Penny Rose.  Film…

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The Interpreter (2005)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA/France, 2005.  Universal Pictures, Working Title Films, Misher Films, Mirage Enterprises, StudioCanal, Motion Picture JOTA Produktions.  Story by Martin Stellman, Brian Ward, Screenplay by Charles Randolph, Scott Frank, Steven Zaillian.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Kevin Misher.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Jon…

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Cheri (2009)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom/France/Germany, 2009.  Bill Kenwright Films, Pathé, UK Film Council, Aramid Entertainment Fund, MMC Studios, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Tiggy Films, France 3 Cinéma, Canal+, Banque Populaire Images 9, Région Ile-de-France, Cheri Productions, Pathé Renn Productions, Erste MMC-Production, Centre National de la Cinématographie, National Lottery through UK Film Council.  Screenplay…

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