Pieces of a Woman (2020)

KORNEL MUNDRUCZO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Canada/Hungary/USA, 2020.  Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, Little Lamb.   Screenplay by Kata Wéber.   Cinematography by Benjamin Loeb.   Produced by Ashley Levinson, Aaron Ryder, Kevin Turen.   Music by Howard Shore.   Production Design by Sylvain Lemaitre.   Costume Design by Rachel Dainer-Best, Véronique Marchessault.  Film Editing by Dávid Jancsó. …

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The Brood (1979)

DAVID CRONENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Canada, 1979.  Canadian Film Development Corporation, Elgin International Films Ltd., Mutual Productions Ltd., Victor Solnicki Productions.  Screenplay by David Cronenberg.   Cinematography by Mark Irwin.  Produced by Claude Heroux.  Music by Howard Shore.    Production Design by Carol Spier.  Costume Design by Delphine White.  Film Editing by Alan…

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Esther Kahn (2000)

ARNAUD DESPLECHIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France/United Kingdom, 2000.  Arts Council of England, British Screen Productions, British Sky Broadcasting, France 2 Cinema, France 3 Cinema, Les Films Alain Sarde, Why Not Productions, Zephyr Films.  Screenplay by Emmanuel Bourdieu, Arnaud Desplechin, from a story by Arthur Symons.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Chris Curling, Alain Sarde, Gregoire Sorlat.  Music by Howard…

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Spotlight (2015)

TOM McCARTHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2015.  Participant Media, First Look Media, Anonymous Content, Rocklin\Faust.  Screenplay by Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy.  Cinematography by Masanobu Takayanagi.  Produced by Blye Pagon Faust, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, Michael Sugar.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Stephen H. Carter.  Costume Design by Wendy Chuck.  Film Editing by Tom McArdle.  Academy Awards 2015.  Golden Globe Awards…

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The Hobbit: The Battle Of the Five Armies (2014)

PETER JACKSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  New Zealand/USA, 2014.  New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, WingNut Films, 3Foot7.  Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo Del Toro, based on the novel The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.  Cinematography by Andrew Lesnie.  Produced by Carolynne Cunningham, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Zane Weiner.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Dan Hennah.  Costume Design by…

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Maps To The Stars (2014)

DAVID CRONENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Canada/USA/Germany/France, 2014.  Prospero Pictures, Sentient Entertainment, SBS Productions, Integral Film.  Screenplay by Bruce Wagner.  Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky. Produced by Said Ben Said, Martin Kartz, Michel Merkt.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Carol Spier.  Costume Design by Denise Cronenberg.  Film Editing by Ronald Sanders.  Cannes Film Festival 2014.  Golden Globe Awards 2014.  Toronto International Film Festival 2014.   In…

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Rosewater (2014)

JON STEWART Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2014.  Busboy Productions, International Traders, MWM.  Screenplay by Jon Stewart, based on the book Then They Came For Me: A Family’s Story Of Love, Captivity and Survival by Maziar Bahari, Aimee Molloy.  Cinematography by Bobby Bukowski.  Produced by Gigi Pritzker, Scott Rudin, Jon Stewart.   Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Gerald Sullivan.  Costume Design…

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Dogma (1999)

KEVIN SMITH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1999.   View Askew Productions, STK.   Screenplay by Kevin Smith.   Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.   Produced by Scott Mosier.   Music by Howard Shore.   Production Design by Robert Holtzman.   Costume Design by Abigail Murray.  Film Editing by Scott Mosier, Kevin Smith.  Independent Spirit Awards 1999.  Toronto International Film Festival 1999.   Kevin…

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The Cell (2000)

TARSEM SINGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Germany, 2000.  New Line Cinema, Caro-McLeod, RadicalMedia, Katira Productions GmbH & Co. KG.  Screenplay by Mark Protosevich.  Cinematography by Paul Laufer.  Produced by Julio Caro, Eric McLeod.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Tom Foden.  Costume Design by Eiko Ishioka, April Napier.  Film Editing by Robert Duffy, Paul Rubell.  Academy Awards 2000.   What promised to be a fiercely…

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The Last Mimzy (2007)

ROBERT SHAYE Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB.5.  USA, 2007.  New Line Cinema, Michael Phillips Productions.  Screen story by James V. Hart, Carol Skilken, Screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin, Toby Emmerich, based on the short story Mimsy Were The Borogoves by Henry Kuttner, C.L. Moore.  Cinematography by J. Michael Muro.  Produced by Michael Phillips.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by…

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Doubt (2008)

JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2008.  Goodspeed Productions, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley, based on his play.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Mark Roybal, Scott Rudin.  Music by Howard Shore. Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Dylan Tichenor.  Academy Awards 2008.  Golden Globe Awards 2008.  Screen Actors Guild…

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She-Devil (1989)

SUSAN SEIDELMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1989.  Orion Pictures, A Seidelman/Brett Production. Screenplay by Barry Strugatz, Mark R. Burns, based on the novel The Life And Loves of a She-Devil by Fay Weldon.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Jonathan Brett, Susan Seidelman.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Craig…

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