Mank (2020)

DAVID FINCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 2020. Netflix. Screenplay by Jack Fincher. Cinematography by Erik Messerschmidt. Produced by Cean Chaffin, Eric Roth, Douglas Urbanski. Music by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross. Production Design by Donald Graham Burt. Costume Design by Trish Summerville. Film Editing by Kirk Baxter. Boston Film Critics 2020. National Society…

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Gone Girl (2014)

DAVID FINCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2014.  Twentieth Century Fox, Regency Enterprises, TSG Entertainment.  Screenplay by Gillian Flynn, based on her novel.  Cinematography by Jeff Cronenweth.  Produced by Cean Chaffin, Joshua Donen, Arnon Milchan, Reese Witherspoon.  Music by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross.  Production Design by Donald Graham Burt.  Costume Design by Trish Summerville.  Film Editing by Kirk Baxter.  Academy Awards 2014.  Golden Globe Awards…

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Nightcrawler (2014)

DAN GILROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 2014.  Bold Films, Nightcrawler.  Screenplay by Dan Gilroy.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Jennifer Fox, Tony Gilroy, Jake Gyllenhaal, David Lancaster, Michel Litvak.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Kevin Kavanaugh.  Costume Design by Amy Westcott.  Film Editing by John Gilroy.  Academy Awards 2014. American Film Institute 2014.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2014.  Golden Globe…

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The Avengers (2012)

JOSS WHEDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2012.  Marvel Studios, Paramount Pictures.  Story by Zak Penn, Joss Whedon, Screenplay by Joss Whedon.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Kevin Feige. Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by James Chinlund.  Costume Design by Alexandra Byrne.  Film Editing by Jeffrey Ford, Lisa Lassek.  Academy Awards 2012.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2012.   Imagine the cinematic version of a…

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Thor (2011)

KENNETH BRANAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Paramount Pictures, Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Studios.  USA, 2011.  Story by J. Michael Straczynski, Mark Protosevich, Screenplay by Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, Don Payne, based on the comic book by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby.  Cinematography by Haris Zambarloukos.  Produced by Kevin Feige.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production Design by Bo Welch.  Costume Design by…

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Argo

BEN AFFLECK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Following the terminally ill Shah’s escape to America and Ayatollah Khomeini’s rise to power over a newly conservative Iran, Americans at the U.S. embassy in 1979 Tehran find themselves in grave danger. Crowds storm the streets, furiously demanding that the Shah be sent back to Iran to be…

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