Mulan (2020)

NIKI CARO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA/Canada/Hong Kong, 2020. Walt Disney Pictures, Jason T. Reed Productions, Good Fear Content, China Film Group Corporation. Screenplay by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Lauren Hynek, Elizabeth Martin, suggested by the narrative poem The Ballad of Mulan by Anonymous. Cinematography by Mandy Walker. Produced by Chris Bender, Tendo…

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Unstoppable (2010)

TONY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2010.  Twentieth Century Fox, Prospect Park, Scott Free Productions, Firm Films, Millbrook Farm Productions.  Screenplay by Mark Bomback.  Cinematography by Ben Seresin.  Produced by Eric McLeod, Mimi Rogers, Tony Scott, Julie Yorn, Alex Young.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Chris Seagers.  Costume Design by…

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The Meg (2018)

JON TURTELTAUB Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   China/USA, 2018.  Apelles Entertainment, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Flagship Entertainment Group, Gravity Pictures, Maeday Productions.  Screenplay by Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber, based on the novel Meg by Steve Alten.  Cinematography by Tom Stern.  Produced by Belle Avery, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Colin Wilson.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Grant Major.  Costume Design…

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The Equalizer 2 (2018)

ANTOINE FUQUA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2018.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Escape Artists, Fuqua Films, Lonetree Entertainment, Mace Neufeld Productions, Sony Pictures Entertainment, ZHIV Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Wenk, based on the television series created by Michael Sloan, Richard Lindheim.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Tony Eldridge, Antoine Fuqua, Mace Neufeld, Alex Siskin, Michael…

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The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)

NIKI CARO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Czech Republic/United Kingdom/USA, 2017.  Scion Films, Czech Anglo Productions, LD Entertainment, Rowe / Miller Productions.  Screenplay by Angela Workman, based on the book by Diane Ackerman.  Cinematography by Andrij Parekh.  Produced by Jeff Abberley, Jamie Patricof, Kim Zubick.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Suzie Davies.  Costume Design by Bina Daigeler.  Film Editing by David Coulson….

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Live By Night (2016)

BEN AFFLECK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  Appian Way, Pearl Street Films, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Warner Bros., iMint Media.  Screenplay by Ben Affleck, based on the novel by Dennis Lehane.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Jennifer Todd.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Jess Gonchor.  Costume Design by Jacqueline West.  Film Editing by William…

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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…

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The Equalizer (2014)

ANTOINE FUQUA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.    USA, 2014.  Columbia Pictures, LStar Capital, Village Roadshow Pictures, Escape Artists, ZHIV Productions, Mace Neufeld Productions, Lonetree Entertainment.  Directed by Antoine Fuqua.  Screenplay by Richard Wenk, based on the television series by Michael Sloan, Richard Lindheim.  Cinematography by Mauro Fiore.  Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Tony Eldridge, Mace Neufeld, Alex Siskin, Michael Sloan,…

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Seraphim Falls (2006)

DAVID VON ANCKEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2006.  Icon Productions.  Screenplay by David Von Ancken, Abby Everett Jaques.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Bruce Davey, David Flynn.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Michael Z. Hanan.  Costume Design by Deborah Lynn Scott.  Film Editing by Conrad Buff IV.  Toronto International Film Festival 2006.   Liam Neeson and his posse chase Pierce Brosnan relentlessly through the forests…

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Veronica Guerin (2003)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Ireland/United Kingdom/USA, 2003.  Touchstone Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Persevere Productions Ltd., World 2000 Entertainment, Irish Film Industry, Merrion Film Productions.  Story by Carol Doyle, Screenplay by Carol Doyle, Mary Agnes Donoghue.  Cinematography by Brendan Galv.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley.  Costume Design by Joan Bergin.  Film Editing by David Gamble.  Golden…

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Phone Booth (2002)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2002.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Zucker/Netter Productions.  Screenplay by Larry Cohen.  Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.  Produced by Gil Netter, David Zucker.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Andrew Laws.  Costume Design by Daniel Orlandi.  Film Editing by Mark Stevens.  Toronto International Film Festival 2002. Colin Farrell plays a self-important, cocky celebrity publicist who acts like he’s a hot shot…

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Spy Kids (2001)

ROBERT RODRIGUEZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2001.  Dimension Films, Troublemaker Studios. Screenplay by Robert Rodriguez.  Cinematography by Guillermo Navarro.  Produced by Elizabeth Avellan, Robert Rodriguez.  Music by John Debney, Danny Elfman, Harry Gregson-Williams, Los Lobos, Robert Rodriguez.  Production Design by Cary White.  Costume Design by Deborah Everton.  Film Editing by Robert Rodriguez.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2001.   Parents will undoubtedly…

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