Jungle Cruise (2021)

JAUME COLLET-SERRA Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5 USA, 2021. Davis Entertainment, Flynn Picture Company, Seven Bucks Productions, TSG Entertainment, Walt Disney Pictures, Zaftig Films. Screen story by John Norville, Josh Goldstein, Glenn Ficarra, John Requa, Screenplay by Michael Green, Glenn Ficarra, John Requa. Cinematography by Flavio Martinez Labiano. Produced by John Davis, Beau Flynn,…

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A Quiet Place II (2020)

JOHN KRASINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 2020. Buffalo FilmWorks, Paramount Pictures, Platinum Dunes, Sunday Night. Screenplay by John Krasinski, based on characters created by Scott Beck, Bryan Woods. Cinematography by Polly Morgan. Produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, John Krasinski. Music by Marco Beltrami. Production Design by Jess Gonchor. Costume…

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A Quiet Place (2018)

JOHN KRASINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.   USA, 2018.  Platinum Dunes, Sunday Night.  Story by Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, Screenplay by Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, John Krasinski.  Cinematography by Charlotte Bruus Christensen.  Produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Bradley Fuller.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Production Design by Jeffrey Beecroft.  Costume Design by Kasia Walicka-Maimone.  Film Editing by Christopher Tellefsen.  An alien invasion…

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The Girl On The Train (2016)

TATE TAYLOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  Amblin Partners, DreamWorks, Marc Platt Productions, Reliance Entertainment.  Screenplay by Erin Cressida Wilson, based on the novel by Paula Hawkins.  Cinematography by Charlotte Bruus Christensen.  Produced by Jared LeBoff, Marc Platt.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson.  Costume Design by Michelle Matland, Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Andrew Buckland,…

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Sicario (2015)

DENIS VILLENEUVE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 2015.  Black Label Media, Lionsgate, Thunder Road Pictures.  Screenplay by Taylor Sheridan.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Basil Iwanyk, Thad Luckinbill, Trent Luckinbill, Edward McDonnell, Molly Smith.  Music by Johann Johannsson.  Production Design by Patrice Vermette.  Costume Design by Renee April.  Film Editing by Joe Walker.  Academy Awards 2015.  Cannes Film Festival 2015. National Board of Review…

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Into The Woods (2014)

ROB MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  Lucamar Productions, Marc Platt Productions, Moving Picture Company, Soho VFX, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by James Lapine, based on the musical by James Lapine, Stephen Sondheim.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by John DeLuca, Rob Marshall, Callum McDougall, Marc Platt.  Production Design by Andrew Bennett, Ben Collins, Chris Lowe, Mary Mackenzie.  Costume Design…

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Edge Of Tomorrow (2014)

DOUG LIMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Alternate title:  Live Die Repeat USA/Australia, 2014.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, 3 Arts Entertainment, Viz Media, Province of British Columbia Production Services Tax Credit, Dune Entertainment.  Screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, based on the novel All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by…

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The Wind Rises (2013)

HAYAO MIYAZAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Kaze Tachinu Japan, 2013.  Studio Ghibli, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, KDDI Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Nippon Television Network, Toho Company.  Screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki, based on his comic.  Produced by Toshio Suzuki.  Music by Joe Hisaishi.  Production Design by Yoji Takeshige.   Animation becomes poetry as Hayao Miyazaki makes…

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The Young Victoria (2009)

JEAN-MARC VALLEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2009.  GK Films.  Screenplay by Julian Fellowes.  Cinematography by Hagen Bogdanski.  Produced by Sarah Ferguson, Tim Headington, Graham King, Martin Scorsese.  Music by Ilan Eshkeri.  Production Design by Patrice Vermette.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Jill Bilcock, Matt Garner.   Having lost her father in infancy, princess Victoria grows up in a cage…

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The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)

ROBIN SWICORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2007.  Mockingbird Pictures, John Calley Productions.  Screenplay by Robin Swicord, based on the book by Karen Joy Fowler.  Cinematography by John Toon.  Produced by John Calley, Julie Lynn, Diana Napper.  Music by Aaron Zigman.  Production Design by Rusty Smith.  Costume Design by Johnetta Boone.  Film Editing by Maryann Brandon.   Six-time wife Kathy Baker attends the funeral of her…

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Your Sister’s Sister (2011)

LYNN SHELTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Ada Films.  Screenplay by Lynn Shelton.  Cinematography by Benjamin Kasulke.  Produced by Steven Schardt.  Music by Vinny Smith.  Production Design by John Lavin. Film Editing by Nat Sanders.   A year after his brother’s death, Mark Duplass is not showing any healthy signs of processing either the trauma or his own aimless…

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My Summer Of Love (2004)

PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 2004.  Apocalypso Pictures, The Film Consortium, BBC Films, Baker Street, Take Partnership, UK Film Council. Screenplay by Pawel Pawlikowski, collaborating writer Michael Wynne, based on the novel by Helen Cross.  Cinematography by Ryszard Lenczewski.  Produced by Chris Collins, Tanya Seghatchian.  Music by Alison Goldfrapp, Will Gregory.  Production Design by John Stevenson.  Costume Design by…

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