Woman In Gold (2015)

SIMON CURTIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB United Kingdom, 2015. Origin Pictures, BBC Films. Screenplay by Alexi Kaye Campbell. Cinematography by Ross Emery. Produced by David M. Thompson, Kris Thykier. Music by Martin Phipps, Hans Zimmer. Production Design by Jim Clay. Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor. Film Editing by Peter Lambert. A powerful…

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The Danish Girl (2015)

TOM HOOPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/Germany/USA, 2015.  Working Title Films, Pretty Pictures, ReVision Pictures, Senator Global Productions, Copenhagen Film Fund, Artemis Productions, Shelter Prod, Taxshelter. be, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Federal de Belgique.  Screenplay by Lucinda Coxon, based on the novel by David Ebershoff.  Cinematography by Danny Cohen.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner,…

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Rush (2013)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA/Germany/United Kingdom, 2013.  Exclusive Media Group, Cross Creek Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Revolution Films, Working Title Films, Double Negative.  Screenplay by Peter Morgan.  Cinematography by Anthony Dod Mantle.  Produced by Andrew Eaton, Eric Fellner, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Peter Morgan, Brian Oliver.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Mark Digby.  Costume Design by Julian Day.  Film Editing by Daniel…

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U-571 (2000)

JONATHAN MOSTOW Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France/USA, 2000.  Universal Pictures, Canal Plus Image International, Dino De Laurentiis Company.  Story by Jonathan Mostow, Screenplay by Jonathan Mostow, Sam Montgomery, David Ayer.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis, Martha De Laurentiis.  Music by Richard Marvin.  Production Design by William Ladd Skinner, Gotz Weidner.  Costume Design by April Ferry.  Film Editing by…

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The Flying Scotsman (2006)

DOUGLAS MACKINNON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Germany/United Kingdom, 2006.  ContentFilm International, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Scion Films, Scottish Screen, Zero Film GmbH, Zero West Filmproduktion.   Screenplay by John Brown, Simon Rose, Declan Hughes.  Cinematography by Gavin Finney.   Produced by Peter Broughan, Claire Chapman, Sara Giles, Peter Gallagher.   Music by Martin Phipps.  Production Design by Mike Gunn. Costume Design…

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Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

JOE JOHNSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Paramount Pictures, Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Studios.  Screenplay by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, based on the comic books by Joe Simon, Jack Kirby.  Cinematography by Shelly Johnson.  Produced by Kevin Feige.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Rick Heinrichs.  Costume Design by Anna B. Sheppard.  Film Editing by Robert Dalva, Jeffrey Ford.   More superhero fun…

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Saving Private Ryan (1998)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 1998.  DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Mutual Film Company.  Screenplay by Robert Rodat.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon, Gary Levinsohn, Steven Spielberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Thomas E. Sanders.  Costume Design by Joanna Johnston.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.   The first half hour of Steven Spielberg’s…

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The Illusionist (2006)

NEIL BURGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Czech Republic/USA, 2006.  Bull’s Eye Entertainment, Bob Yari Productions, Contagious Entertainment, Michael London Productions, Stillking Films.  Screenplay by Neil Burger, based on the short story Eisenheim The Illusionist by Steven Millhauser.  Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, Michael London, Cathy Schulman, Bob Yari.  Music by Philip Glass.  Production Design by…

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United 93 (2006)

PAUL GREENGRASS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  France/United Kingdom/USA, 2006.  Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Working Title Films, Zak Productions.  Screenplay by Paul Greengrass.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Greengrass, Lloyd Levin.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Dominic Watkins.  Costume Design by Dinah Collin.  Film Editing by Clare Douglas, Richard Pearson, Christopher Rouse.  The very…

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Charlotte Gray (2001)

GILLIAN ARMSTRONG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/Australia/Germany, 2001.  Ecosse Films, FilmFour, Pod Film, Senator Film Produktion.  Screenplay by Jeremy Brock, based on the novel by Sebastian Faulks.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by Sarah Curtis, Douglas Rae.  Music by Stephen Warbeck.  Production Design by Joseph Bennett. Costume Design by Janty Yates.  Film Editing by Nicholas Beauman.   Exciting World War II drama about…

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