Free Fire (2016)

BEN WHEATLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/France, 2016.  Film4, Protagonist Pictures, Rook Films.  Screenplay by Amy Jump, Ben Wheatley.  Cinematography by Laurie Rose.  Produced by Andrew Starke.  Music by Geoff Barrow, Ben Salisbury.  Production Design by Paki Smith.  Costume Design by Emma Fryer.  Film Editing by Amy Jump, Ben Wheatley.  Toronto International Film Festival 2016.   A group of low creatures enter an abandoned … More Free Fire (2016)

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Bridget Jones’s Baby

BBBB (out of 5) Fifteen years after she first charmed us, and twelve years after she disappointed us with a sequel, the adorable London singleton is back and, despite not having been in a major film in a while, Renee Zellweger still has all the breezy, perfectly timed appeal that she brought to the role the first time … More Bridget Jones’s Baby

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High-Rise (High Rise) (2015)

BEN WHEATLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/Belgium, 2015.  HanWay Films, Film4, British Film Institute, Recorded Picture Company, Northern Ireland Screen, Ingenious Media, Scope Pictures, S Films, Backwell Productions.  Screenplay by Amy Jump, based on the novel by J.G. Ballard.  Cinematography by Laurie Rose.  Produced by Jeremy Thomas.  Music by Clint Mansell.  Production Design by Mark Tildesley.  Costume Design by Odile Dicks-Mireaux.  Film Editing by Amy Jump, Ben Wheatley.  Toronto International … More High-Rise (High Rise) (2015)

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The Martian (2015)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2015.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, TSG Entertainment, Scott Free Productions, Genre Films, International Traders, Kinberg Genre, Mid Atlantic Films.  Screenplay by Drew Goddard, based on the book by Andy Weir.  Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by Mark Huffam, Simon Kinberg, Michael Schaefer, Ridley Scott, Aditya Sood.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Arthur … More The Martian (2015)

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Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)

JAMES GUNN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  Marvel Studios, Marvel Enterprises, Moving Picture Company.  Screenplay by James Gunn, Nicole Perlman, based on the comic book by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning.  Cinematography by Ben Davis.  Produced by Kevin Feige.  Music by Tyler Bates.  Production Design by Charles Wood.  Costume Design by Alexandra Byrne.  Film Editing by Fred Raskin, Hughes Winborne, Craig Wood.  Academy Awards 2014.    Those … More Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)

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24 Hour Party People

MICHAEL WINTERBOTTOM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 2002.  Revolution Films, Baby Cow Films, The Film Consortium, Film Council, FilmFour, Wave Pictures.  Screenplay by Frank Cottrell Boyce.  Cinematography by Robby Muller.  Produced by Andrew Eaton.  Production Design by Mark Tildesley.  Costume Design by Steven Noble, Natalie Ward.  Film Editing by Trevor Waite.  Cannes Film Festival 2002.   The punk music scene’s emergence … More 24 Hour Party People

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