Rocketman (2019)

DEXTER FLETCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA/Canada, 2019.  Marv Films, Marv Studios, New Republic Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Pixoloid Studios, Rocket Pictures.  Screenplay by Lee Hall.  Cinematography by George Richmond.  Produced by Adam Bohling, David Furnish, David Reid, Matthew Vaughn.  Music by Matthew Margeson.  Production Design by Peter Francis, Marcus Rowland.  Costume Design…

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Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool (2017)

PAUL McGUIGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   United Kingdom, 2017.  Eon Productions, Synchronistic Pictures.  Screenplay by Matt Greenhalgh, based on the memoir by Peter Turner.  Cinematography by Urszula Pontikos.  Produced by Barbara Broccoli, Colin Vaines.  Music by J. Ralph.  Production Design by Eve Stewart.  Costume Design by Annie Crawford.  Film Editing by Nick Emerson.  Toronto International Film Festival 2017.  While appearing on stage…

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Snowpiercer (2013)

JOON-HO BONG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   South Korea/Czech Republic/USA/France, 2013. SnowPiercer, Moho Film, Opus Pictures, Stillking Films, CJ E&M Film Financing & Investment Entertainment & Comics, CJ Entertainment.   Screen story by Joon-ho Bong, Screenplay by Joon-ho Bong, Kelly Masterson, based on the Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, Jean-Marc Rochette.  Cinematography by Kyung-pyo Hong.  Produced by Miky Lee,…

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Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013)

LARS VON TRIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Denmark/Belgium/France/Germany/United Kingdom, 2013.   Zentropa Entertainments, Zentropa International Koln, Slot Machine, Zentropa International France, Caviar Films, Zenbelgie BVBA,  Zentropa International Sweden, Arte France Cinema, Film i Vast, Groupe Grand Accord, ARTE G.E.I.E.  Screenplay by Lars von Trier.  Cinematography by Manuel Alberto Claro.  Produced by Marie Gade Denessen, Louise Vesth.  Production Design by Alexander Scherer.  Film Editing…

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Defiance (2008)

EDWARD ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2008.  Paramount Vantage, Grosvenor Park Productions, The Bedford Falls Company, Defiance Productions.  Screenplay by Clayton Frohman, Edward Zwick, based on the book Defiance: The Bielski Partisans by Nechama Tec.  Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by Pieter Jan Brugge, Edward Zwick.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Dan Weil.  Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.  Film…

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Nicholas Nickleby (2002)

DOUGLAS McGRATH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2002.  United Artists Film Corporation, Hart-Sharp Entertainment, Potboiler Productions.  Screenplay by Douglas McGrath, based on the novel by Charles Dickens.  Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Simon Channing Williams, John Hart, Jeffrey Sharp.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Eve Stewart.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Lesley Walker.  Golden Globe…

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The Adventures Of Tintin (2011)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.   USA/New Zealand, 2011.  Columbia Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, WingNut Films, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Hemisphere Media Capital, Nickelodeon Movies.  Screenplay by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, based on the comic book series The Adventures of Tintin by Herge.  Produced by Peter Jackson, Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production…

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Jane Eyre (2011)

CARY JOJI FUKUNAGA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 2011.  Focus Features, BBC Films, Ruby Films, Lipsync Productions.  Screenplay by Moir Buffini, based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte.  Cinematography by Adriano Goldman.  Produced by Alison Owen, Paul Trijbits.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Will Hughes-Jones.  Costume Design by Michael O’Connor.  Film Editing by Melanie Oliver.  Academy Awards 2011.  Dorian Awards 2011….

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Billy Elliot (2000)

STEPHEN DALDRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/France, 2000.  StudioCanal, Working Title Films, BBC Films, Arts Council of England, Tiger Aspect Productions, WT2 Productions.  Screenplay by Lee Hall.  Cinematography by Brian Tufano.  Produced by Greg Brenman, Jonathan Finn.  Music by Stephen Warbeck.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Stewart Meachem.  Film Editing by John Wilson.  Academy Awards 2000.  European Film Awards…

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Flags Of Our Fathers (2006)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2006.  DreamWorks, Warner Bros., Amblin Entertainment, Malpaso Productions.  Screenplay by William Broyles Jr., Paul Haggis, based on the book by James Bradley, Ron Powers.  Cinematography by Tom Stern.  Produced by Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Steven Spielberg.  Music by Clint Eastwood.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Deborah Hopper.  Film Editing by Joel…

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King Kong (2005)

PETER JACKSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  New Zealand/USA/Germany, 2005.  Universal Pictures, WingNut Films, Big Primate Pictures, MFPV Film.  Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, based on a story by Merian C. Cooper, Peter Jackson.  Cinematography by Andrew Lesnie.  Produced by Jan Blenkin, Carolynne Cunningham, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Grant Major.  Costume Design…

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