Geostorm (2017)

DEAN DEVLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   USA, 2017.  Warner Bros., Electric Entertainment, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Skydance Media.  Screenplay by Dean Devlin, Paul Guyot.  Cinematography by Roberto Schaefer.  Produced by Dean Devlin, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg.  Music by Lorne Balfe.  Production Design by Kirk M. Petruccelli.  Costume Design by Susan Matheson.  Film Editing by Chris Lebenzon, John Refoua, Ron Rosen. Gerard Butler plays a…

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Mother! (2017)

DARREN ARONOFSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2017.  Protozoa Pictures.  Screenplay by Darren Aronofsky.  Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.  Produced by Scott Franklin, Ari Handel.  Music by Tony Finno.  Production Design by Philip Messina.  Costume Design by Danny Glicker.  Film Editing by Andrew Weisblum.  Dorian Awards 2017.  Online Film Critics Awards 2017.  Toronto International Film Festival 2017.  Venice Film Festival 2017. A happily…

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Field Of Dreams (1989)

PHIL ALDEN ROBINSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1989.  Gordon Company.  Screenplay by Phil Alden Robinson, based on the book by W.P. Kinsella.  Cinematography by John Lindley.  Produced by Charles Gordon, Lawrence Gordon.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Linda M. Bass.  Film Editing by Ian Crafford.   Once a rebellious child of late-sixties counterculture, Kevin Costner is now…

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Snowpiercer (2013)

JOON-HO BONG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   South Korea/Czech Republic/USA/France, 2013. SnowPiercer, Moho Film, Opus Pictures, Stillking Films, CJ E&M Film Financing & Investment Entertainment & Comics, CJ Entertainment.   Screen story by Joon-ho Bong, Screenplay by Joon-ho Bong, Kelly Masterson, based on the Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, Jean-Marc Rochette.  Cinematography by Kyung-pyo Hong.  Produced by Miky Lee,…

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The Face Of Love (2013)

ARIE POSIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2013.  Mockingbird Pictures.  Screenplay by Matthew McDuffie, Arie Posin.  Cinematography by Antonio Riestra.  Produced by Bonnie Curtis.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.  Film Editing by Matt Maddox.  Toronto International Film Festival 2013. A romantic drama with so many miscalculated contrivances,…

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Sweet Dreams (1985)

KAREL REISZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1985.  Home Box Office, Silver Screen Partners.  Screenplay by Robert Getchell.  Cinematography by Robbie Greenberg.  Produced by Bernard Schwartz.  Music by Charles Gross.  Production Design by Albert Brenner. Costume Design by Ann Roth.   Film Editing by Malcolm Cooke.  This is a wonderful, captivating film biography of the greatest country singer of all time,…

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Gravity (2013)

ALFONSO CUARON Bil’s rating (out of  5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2013.  Warner Bros., Esperanto Filmoj, Heyday Films.  Screenplay by Alfonso Cuaron, Jonas Cuaron.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Alfonso Cuaron, David Heyman.  Music by Steven Price.  Production Design by Andy Nicholson.  Costume Design by Jany Temime.  Film Editing by Alfonso Cuaron, Mark Sanger.  Academy Awards 2013.  American Film Institute 2013.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2013….

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The Third Miracle (1999)

AGNIESZKA HOLLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1999.  American Zoetrope, Franchise Pictures, Haft Entertainment.  Screenplay by John Romano, Richard Vetere, based on the novel by Richard Vetere.  Cinematography by Jerzy Zielinski.  Produced by Rudolf Biermann, Fred Fuchs, Steven Haft, Elie Samaha.  Music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek.  Production Design by Robert de Vico.  Costume Design by Denise Cronenberg.  Film Editing by David Siegel. …

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An Eye For An Eye (1996)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1996.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Amanda Silver, Rick Jaffa, based on the novel by Erika Holzer.  Cinematography by Amir Mokri.  Produced by Michael I. Levy.  Music by James Newton Howard.  roduction Design by Stephen Hendrickson.  Costume Design by Bobbie Read.  Film Editing by Peter Honess. It’s rather unfortunate when an Oscar winning star and similarly feted director can…

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Pollock (2000)

ED HARRIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2000.  Brant-Allen, Fred Berner Films, Pollock Films, Zeke Productions.  Screenplay by Barbara Turner, Susan Emshwiller, based on the book Jackson Pollock: An American Saga by Steven Naifeh, Gregory White Smith.  Cinematography by Lisa Rinzler.  Produced by Fred Berner, Ed Harris, Jon Kilik, James Francis Trezza.  Music by Jeff Beal.  Production Design by Mark…

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Apollo 13 (1995)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA, 1995.  Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment.  Screenplay by William Broyles Jr., Al Reinert, based on the book Lost Moon by Jim Lovell, Jeffrey Kluger.  Cinematography by Dean Cundey.  Produced by Brian Grazer.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Rita Ryack.  Film Editing by Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill.   Ron Howard’s best…

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