Five Corners (1987)

TONY BILL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom/USA, 1987. Cineplex Odeon Films, HandMade Films. Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley. Cinematography by Fred Murphy. Produced by Tony Bill, Forrest Murray. Music by James Newton Howard. Production Design by Adrianne Lobel. Costume Design by Peggy Farrell. Film Editing by Andy Blumenthal. John Patrick Shanley pays…

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Major League (1989)

DAVID S. WARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1989. Mirage Enterprises, Morgan Creek Entertainment. Screenplay by David S. Ward. Cinematography by Reynaldo Villalobos. Produced by Chris Chesser, Irby Smith. Music by James Newton Howard. Production Design by Jeffrey Howard. Costume Design by Erica Edell Phillips. Film Editing by Dennis M. Hill. The owner…

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News Of The World (2020)

PAUL GREENGRASS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA/China, 2020. Perfect World Pictures, Playtone, Pretty Pictures, Universal Pictures. Screenplay by Paul Greengrass, Luke Davies, based on the novel by Paulette Jiles. Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski. Produced by Gary Goetzman, Gregory Goodman, Gail Mutrux. Music by James Newton Howard. Production Design by David Crank. Costume Design by Mark…

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Space Jam (1996)

JOE PYTKA Bil’s rating (out of 5): B USA, 1996. Warner Bros. Family Entertainment, Northern Lights Entertainment, Courtside Seats Productions, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Bros. Feature Animation. Screenplay by Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick, Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod. Cinematography by Michael Chapman. Produced by Daniel Goldberg, Joe Medjuck, Ivan Reitman. Music by James Newton Howard. Production…

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A Hidden Life (2019)

TERRENCE MALICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  Germany/USA, 2019.  Studio Babelsberg, Elizabeth Bay Productions, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.  Screenplay by Terrence Malick.  Cinematography by Jorg Widmer.  Produced by Elisabeth Bentley, Dario Bergesio, Grant Hill, Josh Jeter.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Sebastian T. Krawinkel.  Costume Design by Lisy Christl.  Film Editing by Rehman…

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The Devil’s Advocate (1997)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.   USA/Germany, 1997.  Warner Bros., Regency Enterprises, Kopelson Entertainment, Taurus Film, Monarchy Enterprises B.V..  Screenplay by Jonathan Lemkin, Tony Gilroy, based on the novel by Andrew Neiderman.  Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak.  Produced by Anne Kopelson, Arnon Milchan, Arnold Kopelson.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Bruno Rubeo.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.  Film Editing…

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

DAVID YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Heyday Films, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by J.K. Rowling, based on her characters.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by David Heyman, Steve Kloves, J.K. Rowling, Lionel Wigram.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Mark Day. The nefarious Grindelwald (Johnny Depp as…

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Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)

DAN GILROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Canada/United Arab Emirates/USA, 2017.  Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, Cross Creek Pictures,  Culture China – Image Nation Abu Dhabi Fund, Escape Artists, First Look Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, LStar Capital, MACRO.  Screenplay by Dan Gilroy.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Todd Black, Jennifer Fox, Denzel Washington.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design…

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Alive (1993)

FRANK MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA/Canada, 1993.  Film Andes S.A., The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Paramount Pictures, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley, based on the book by Piers Paul Read.  Cinematography by Peter James.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Robert Watts.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Norman Reynolds.  Costume Design by Jennifer L. Parsons.  Film Editing by William Goldenberg,…

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Detroit (2017)

KATHRYN BIGELOW Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2017.  Annapurna Pictures, First Light Production, Page 1.  Screenplay by Mark Boal.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Matthew Budman, Megan Ellison, Colin Wilson.   Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Jeremy Hindle.  Costume Design by Francine Jamison-Tanchuck.  Film Editing by William Goldenberg, Harry Yoon. Director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark…

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Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016)

DAVID YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2016.  Heyday Films, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by J.K. Rowling.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by David Heyman, Steve Kloves, J.K. Rowling, Lionel Wigram.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Stuart Craig, James Hambridge.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Mark Day.  Academy Awards 2016.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2016.    Washington…

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)

FRANCIS LAWRENCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Germany, 2015.  Color Force, Lionsgate, Studio Babelsberg.  Screenplay by Peter Craig, Danny Strong, adaptation by Suzanne Collins, based on her novel.  Cinematography by Jo Willems.  Produced by Nina Jacobsen, Jon Kilik.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Philip Messina.  Costume Design by Kurt and Bart.  Film Editing by Alan Edward Bell, Mark Yoshikawa….

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