Rocketman (2019)

DEXTER FLETCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA/Canada, 2019.  Marv Films, Marv Studios, New Republic Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Pixoloid Studios, Rocket Pictures.  Screenplay by Lee Hall.  Cinematography by George Richmond.  Produced by Adam Bohling, David Furnish, David Reid, Matthew Vaughn.  Music by Matthew Margeson.  Production Design by Peter Francis, Marcus Rowland.  Costume Design…

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Genius (2016)

MICHAEL GRANDAGE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2016.  Desert Wolf Productions, Michael Grandage Company, Riverstone Pictures, Ingenious, Pinewood Pictures, Reliance Entertainment Productions 8.  Screenplay by John Logan, based on the book by A. Scott Berg.  Cinematography by Ben Davis.  Produced by James Bierman, Michael Grandage, John Logan.  Music by Adam Cork.  Production Design by Mark Digby.  Costume Design by Jane Petrie.  Film…

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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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X-Men: First Class (2011)

MATTHEW VAUGHN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/United Kingdom, 2011.  Twentieth Century Fox, Marvel Entertainment, Dune Entertainment, Bad Hat Harry Productions, Donners’ Company, Ingenious Media, Big Screen Productions, Ingenious Film Partners.  Story by Sheldon Turner, Bryan Singer, Screenplay by Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Gregory Goodman, Simon Kinberg, Lauren Shuler Donner,…

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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 Bourne Identity (2002)

DOUG LIMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Germany/Czech Republic, 2002.  Universal Pictures, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Hypnotic, Kalima Productions GmbH & Co. KG, Stillking Films.  Screenplay by Tony Gilroy, W. Blake Herron, based on the novel by Robert Ludlum.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by Patrick Crowley, Richard N. Gladstein, Doug Liman.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Dan Weil.  Costume Design by…

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Saving Private Ryan (1998)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 1998.  DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Mutual Film Company.  Screenplay by Robert Rodat.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon, Gary Levinsohn, Steven Spielberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Thomas E. Sanders.  Costume Design by Joanna Johnston.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.  Academy Awards 1998.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1998.  Golden…

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Spy Game (2001)

TONY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Germany/USA/Japan/France, 2001.  Universal Pictures, Beacon Communications, Beacon Pictures, Kalima Productions GmbH & Co. KG, Metropolitan Filmexport, Red Wagon Entertainment, Toho-Towa.  Story by Michael Frost Beckner, Screenplay by Michael Frost Beckner, David Arata.  Cinematography by Daniel Mindel.  Produced by Marc Abraham, Stephanie Antosca, Douglas Wick.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Norris Spencer.  Costume Design by Louise…

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A Mighty Heart (2007)

MICHAEL WINTERBOTTOM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2007.  Paramount Vantage, Plan B Entertainment, Revolution Films.  Screenplay by John Orloff, based on the book by Marianne Pearl.  Cinematography by Marcel Zyskind.  Produced by Andrew Eaton, Dede Gardner, Brad Pitt.  Music by Harry Escott, Molly Nyman.  Production Design by Mark Digby.  Costume Design by Charlotte Walter.  Film Editing by Peter Christelis.  Golden Globe Awards 2007.  Screen…

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Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow

BBB.5 (out of 5) One of the most original looking movies made in the last decade, this thrilling adventure is a bit weak on plot but chock full of entertainment value. Jude Law is blandly stoic as a fighter pilot who is called upon to defend a forties-looking New York City from the invasion of giant…

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Excess Baggage

B (out of 5) Unfunny, awkward comedy about a poor little rich girl (Alicia Silverstone) who feels so ignored by her father (Jack Thompson) that she fakes her own kidnapping. Plans go awry when the car she’s trapped herself in is actually stolen by a bumbling car thief (Benicio Del Toro) and she gets kidnapped…

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Little Women (1994)

GILLIAN ARMSTRONG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA/Canada, 1994.  Columbia Pictures, DiNovi Pictures.  Screenplay by Robin Swicord, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Simpson. Produced by Denise Di Novi.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Jan Roelfs.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Nicholas Beauman.  Academy Awards 1994.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1994.   There’s a lot…

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