The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

ETHAN COEN, JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2018.  Annapurna Pictures, Annapurna Television, Mike Zoss Productions.  Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, segment All Gold Canyon based on a story by Jack London, segment The Gal Who Got Rattled inspired by a story by Stewart Edward White.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, … More The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

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The Lost City Of Z (2016)

JAMES GRAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 2016.  Keep Your Head, MICA Entertainment, MadRiver Pictures, Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by James Gray, based on the book by David Grann.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Dede Gardner, James Gray, Dale Armin Johnson, Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner.  Music by Christopher Spelman.  Production Design by Jean-Vincent Puzos.  Costume Design by Sonia Grande.  Film … More The Lost City Of Z (2016)

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Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (2007)

DAVID YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2007.  Warner Bros., Heyday Films, Cool Music.  Screenplay by Michael Goldenberg, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling.  Cinematography by Slawomir Idziak.  Produced by David Barron, David Heyman, Lorne Orleans.  Music by Nicholas Hooper.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Jany Temime.  Film Editing by Mark Day.  Year five and counting. Following the … More Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (2007)

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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

DAVID YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2010.  Warner Bros., Heyday Films.  Screenplay by Steve Kloves, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling.  Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by David Barron, David Heyman, J.K. Rowling.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Jany Temime.  Film Editing by Mark Day.  Academy Awards 2010.  Films that began as a series … More Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

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Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban

BBBB (out of 5) Year three has begun, and this time Harry Potter feels like he’s ready for anything.  After defeating You-Know-Who (twice!) he is suddenly back in the throes of peril when a raving madman (a wonderfully vibrant Gary Oldman) linked to the evil Lord Voldemort escapes from the seemingly inescapable Azkaban prison and … More Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban

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Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

BBBB.5 (out of 5) It’s Year Two for your favourite little wizard, and the new term isn’t bring anything but trouble.  Initially warned against returning to the Hogwarts school of magic by a precocious little elf-servant, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) eventually makes it to the magical campus only to discover that he and his fellow students … More Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

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Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone (Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone)

BBBB (out of 5) Spirited adaptation of the first of J.K. Rowling’s phenomenally successful children’s books is so keen on being faithful to its original source that it loses a bit of its magic but is marvelous entertainment nonetheless (particularly for the kids).  Harry Potter is a young orphan boy raised by his mean uncle … More Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone (Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone)

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