Dune (2021)

DENIS VILLENEUVE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Alternate Title: Dune: Part One United States/Canada, 2021. Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Villeneuve Films. Screenplay by Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth, based on the novel by Frank Herbert. Cinematography by Greig Fraser. Produced by Cale Boyter, Joseph M. Caracciolo Jr., Fuad Khalil, Mary Parent, Denis Villeneuve….

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Mank (2020)

DAVID FINCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 2020. Netflix. Screenplay by Jack Fincher. Cinematography by Erik Messerschmidt. Produced by Cean Chaffin, Eric Roth, Douglas Urbanski. Music by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross. Production Design by Donald Graham Burt. Costume Design by Trish Summerville. Film Editing by Kirk Baxter. The prospect of yet another film,…

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A Star Is Born (2018)

BRADLEY COOPER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA, 2018.  Warner Bros. Pictures, Live Nation Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Peters Entertainment, Gerber Pictures, Joint Effort, Malpaso Productions, Thunder Road Pictures.  Screenplay by Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters, based on the screenplay by Moss Hart, the screenplay by John Gregory Dunne, Joan Didion and Frank Pierson, and the…

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The Concorde…Airport ’79 (1979)

DAVID LOWELL RICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 1979.  Universal Pictures.  Story by Jennings Lang, Screenplay by Eric Roth, based on the novel Airport by Arthur Hailey.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Jennings Lang.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Burton Miller.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.   This film was laughed off the…

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The Horse Whisperer (1998)

ROBERT REDFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1998.  Touchstone Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises.  Screenplay by Eric Roth, Richard LaGravenese, based on the novel by Nick Evans.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Patrick Markey, Robert Redford.  Music by Thomas Newman, Gwil Owen.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Judy L. Ruskin.  Film Editing by Hank Corwin, Freeman A….

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Ali (2001)

MICHAEL MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2001.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Forward Pass, Initial Entertainment Group, Moonlighting Films, Overbrook Entertainment, Peters Entertainment, Picture Entertainment.  Story by Gregory Allen Howard, Screenplay by Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson, Eric Roth, Michael Mann.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Paul Ardaji, A. Kitman Ho, James Lassiter, Michael Mann, Jon Peters.  Music by…

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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…

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Lucky You (2007)

CURTIS HANSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Australia, 2007.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Deuce Three Productions, DiNovi Pictures, Lonely Film Productions GmbH & Co. KG.. Story by Eric Roth, Screenplay by Eric Roth, Curtis Hanson.  Cinematography by Peter Deming.  Produced by Denise Di Novi, Carol Fenelon, Curtis Hanson.  Music by Christopher Young.  Production Design by Clay A. Griffith.  Costume Design…

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Suspect (1987)

PETER YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. USA, 1987.  TriStar Pictures, ML Delphi Premier Productions.  Screenplay by Eric Roth.  Cinematography by Billy Williams.  Produced by Daniel A. Sherkow.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Stuart Wurtzel.  Costume Design by Rita Ryack.  Film Editing by Ray Lovejoy. Cher is marvelous in this taut, entertaining thriller as a lawyer who is given the impossible…

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Forrest Gump (1994)

ROBERT ZEMECKIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1994.   Paramount Pictures.   Screenplay by Eric Roth, based on the novel by Winston Groom.   Cinematography by Don Burgess.   Produced by Wendy Finerman, Steve Starkey, Steve Tisch.   Music by Alan Silvestri.   Production Design by Rick Carter.   Costume Design by Joanna Johnston.   Film Editing by Arthur Schmidt.    Tom Hanks stars as…

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The Good Shepherd (2006)

ROBERT DE NIRO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB. USA, 2006.  Universal Pictures, Morgan Creek Productions, Tribeca Productions, American Zoetrope.  Screenplay by Eric Roth.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Robert De Niro, James G. Robinson, Jane Rosenthal.  Music by Bruce Fowler, Marcelo Zervos.  Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Tariq Anwar.   Talky, boring, ridiculously long political drama, director Robert…

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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)

STEPHEN DALDRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2011.  Warner Bros., Scott Rudin Productions, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Eric Roth, based on the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer.  Cinematography by Chris Menges.  Produced by Scott Rudin.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by K.K. Barrett.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Claire Simpson.   Extremely annoyed is how you’ll feel from the…

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