Speed Racer (2008)

LILLY WACHOWSKI, LANA WACHOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Australia/Germany, 2008.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Silver Pictures, Anarchos Productions, Velocity Productions, Studio Babelsberg.  Screenplay by Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, based on the animated series by Tatsuo Yoshida.  Cinematography by David Tattersall.  Produced by Grant Hill, Joel Silver, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by Owen…

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Con Air (1997)

SIMON WEST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1997.  Touchstone Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Kouf/Bigelow Productions, Runway Pictures, Hiett Designs of Las Vegas.  Screenplay by Scott Rosenberg.  Cinematography by David Tattersall.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.  Music by Mark Mancina, Trevor Rabin.  Production Design by Chas. Butcher, Edward T. McAvoy, Seven L. Nielsen.  Costume Design by Bobbie Read.  Film Editing by Chris Lebenzon, Steve Mirkovich, Glen…

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Die Another Day (2002)

LEE TAMAHORI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2002.  Eon Productions, Danjaq, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United Artists.  Screenplay by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, based on characters created by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by David Tattersall.  Produced by Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson.  Music by David Arnold.  Production Design by Peter Lamont.  Costume Design by Lindy Hemming.  Film Editing by Andrew MacRitchie, Christian Wagner.   Ridiculously loud Bond…

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Radioland Murders (1994)

MEL SMITH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB. USA, 1994.  Universal Pictures, Lucasfilm.  Story by George Lucas, Screenplay by Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz, Jeff Reno, Ron Osborn.  Cinematography by David Tattersall.  Produced by Rick McCallum, Fred Roos.  Music by Joel McNeely.  Production Design by Gavin Bocquet.  Costume Design by Peggy Farrell.  Film Editing by Paul Trejo. Painfully boring comedy from the usually more imaginative…

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The Matador (2005)

RICHARD SHEPARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):    B.5.  USA/Germany/Ireland, 2005.  Stratus Film Co., DEJ Productions, Equity Pictures Medienfonds GmbH & Co. KG II, Furst Films, Irish DreamTime, Yari Film Group.  Screenplay by Richard Shepard.  Cinematography by David Tattersall.  Produced by Pierce Brosnan, Bryan Furst, Sean Furst, Beau St. Clair.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Robert Pearson.  Costume Design by Catherine Marie…

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Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge Of The Sith (2005)

GEORGE LUCAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2005.  Lucasfilm, Mestiere Cinema, Pandora Films, Santa International Film Productions Co. Ltd., CTV Services.  Screenplay by George Lucas.  Cinematography by David Tattersall.  Produced by Rick McCallum.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Gavin Bocquet.  Costume Design by Trisha Biggar.  Film Editing by Roger Barton, Ben Burtt.   Following their rescue of Chancellor Palpatine from the…

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Star Wars: Episode II – Attack Of The Clones (2002)

GEORGE LUCAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2002.  Lucasfilm.  Story by George Lucas, Screenplay by George Lucas, Jonathan Hales.  Cinematography by David Tattersall.  Produced by Rick McCallum, Lorne Orleans.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Gavin Bocquet.  Costume Design by Trisha Biggar.  Film Editing by Ben Burtt.   Vast improvement on Episode One of the Star Wars series’ adventures continues the story…

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Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)

GEORGE LUCAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1999.  Lucasfilm.  Screenplay by George Lucas. Cinematography by David Tattersall.  Produced by Rick McCallum.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Gavin Bocquet.  Costume Design by Trisha Biggar.  Film Editing by Ben Burtt, Paul Martin Smith.   Solid good fun from George Lucas’ fertile imagination that precedes the events in his 1977 blockbuster Star Wars….

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The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)

SCOTT DERRICKSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Canada, 2008.  Twentieth Century Fox, 3 Arts Entertainment, Dune Entertainment III, Earth Canada Productions, Hammerhead Productions.  Screenplay by David Scarpa, based on the screenplay by Edmund H. North.  Cinematography by David Tattersall.  Produced by Paul Harris Boardman, Gregory Goodman, Erwin Stoff.  Music by Tyler Bates.  Production Design by David Brisbin.  Costume Design by Tish Monaghan.  Film Editing by…

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Moll Flanders (1996)

PEN DENSHAM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1996.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Spelling Films, Trilogy Entertainment Group.  Story and Screenplay by Pen Densham, based on the character from the novel by Daniel Defoe.  Cinematography by David Tattersall.  Produced by Pen Densham, Richard Barton Lewis, John Watson.  Music by Mark Mancina.  Production Design by Caroline Hanania.  Costume Design by Consolata Boyle.  Film Editing by James R. Symons, Neil…

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Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life (2003)

JAN de BONT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Germany/Japan/United Kingdom, 2003.  Paramount Pictures, Mutual Film Company, British Broadcasting Corporation, Lawrence Gordon Productions, Eidos Interactive, Tele München Fernseh Produktionsgesellschaft, Toho-Towa, October Pictures.  Story by Steven D. de Souza, James V. Hart, Screenplay by Dean Georgaris.  Cinematography by David Tattersall.  Produced by Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Kirk M….

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The Green Mile (1999)

FRANK DARABONT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB. USA, 1999.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Darkwoods Productions, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Frank Darabont, based on the novel by Stephen King.  Cinematography by David Tattersall.  Produced by Frank Darabont, David Valdes.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Terence Marsh.  Costume Design by Karyn Wagner.  Film Editing by Richard Francis-Bruce.   Beautifully filmed story that never really achieves…

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