King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

GUY RITCHIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2017.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Weed Road Pictures, Safehouse Pictures, Wigram Productions.  Story by David Dobkin, Joby Harold, Screenplay by Joby Harold, Guy Ritchie, Lionel Wigram.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Steve Clark-Hall, Akiva Goldsman, Joby Harold, Guy Ritchie, Tory Tunnell, Lionel Wigram.  Music by Daniel Pemberton.  Production Design by Gemma Jackson.  Costume Design by … More King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

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The Finest Hours (2016)

CRAIG GILLESPIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2016.  Walt Disney Pictures, Whitaker Entertainment.  Screenplay by Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, based on the book by Casey Sherman, Michael J. Tougias.  Cinematography by Javier Aguirresarobe.  Produced by Dorothy Aufiero, James Whitaker.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by Tatiana S. Riegel. The true … More The Finest Hours (2016)

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Hanna (2011)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom/Germany, 2011.  Focus Features, Holleran Company, Sechzehnte Babelsberg Film, Neunte Babelsberg Film, Studio Babelsberg.  Story by Seth Lochhead, Screenplay by Seth Lochhead, David Farr.  Cinematography by Alwin H. Kuchler.  Produced by Marty Adelstein, Leslie Holleran, Scott Nemes.  Music by Tom Rowlands, Ed Simons.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Lucie Bates.  Film Editing by Paul Tothill. Imagine … More Hanna (2011)

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Lone Survivor

BBB (out of 5) Four Navy SEALs stationed at Bagram Airfield are sent to take out Ahmad Shah, a key figure of the Taliban with a secret base in the mountains of Afghanistan.  Camouflaging themselves into the trees high above the target’s location, the soldiers have no reason to worry about pulling off their mission … More Lone Survivor

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Munich (2005)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA/Canada/France, 2005.  DreamWorks, Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Barry Mendel Productions, Alliance Atlantis Communications, Peninsula Films.  Screenplay by Tony Kushner, Eric Roth, based on the book Vengeance: The True Story of an Israeli Counter-Terrorist Team by George Jonas.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Barry Mendel, Steven Spielberg, … More Munich (2005)

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Troy

BB (out of 5) How to stretch a segment of a Greek epic to three hours of cinematic junk: avoid the dramatic character development that, say, Euripides brought to ancient legends and instead just fill your movie with countless scenes of computer-generated extras flying at each other in battle. In fact, every time you run … More Troy

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