House of Gucci (2021)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Canada/USA, 2021. Bron Studios, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Scott Free Productions, Universal Pictures. Story by Becky Johnston, Screenplay by Becky Johnston, Roberto Bentivegna, based on the book by Sara Gay Forden. Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski. Produced by Giannina Facio, Mark Huffam, Ridley Scott, Kevin J. Walsh. Music by Harry Gregson-Williams….

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The Little Things (2021)

JOHN LEE HANCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 2021. Gran Via, Warner Bros.. Screenplay by John Lee Hancock. Cinematography by John Schwartzman. Produced by John Lee Hancock, Mark Johnson. Music by Thomas Newman. Production Design by Michael Corenblith. Costume Design by Daniel Orlandi. Film Editing by Robert Frazen. The premise sounds promising as…

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Suicide Squad (2016)

DAVID AYER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA, 2016.  Atlas Entertainment, DC Comics, DC Entertainment, Dune Entertainment, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by David Ayer, based on characters created by Bob Kane, John Broome, John Byrne, Gene Colan, Gerry Conway, Paul Dini, Bill Finger, Carmine Infantino, Bruce Timm, Len Wein, Jerry Robinson, Mike W. Barr, Robert Kanigher, John Ostrander, Ross Andru,…

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Mr. Nobody (2009)

JACO VAN DORMAEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB. Belgium/Germany/Canada/France/USA/United Kingdom, 2009.  Pan Européenne, Virtual Films, Christal Films, Pathe, Integral Films, Lago Film, Toto & Co Films, SCOPE Invest, Groupe Un, Caviar Films, ARD Degeto Film, Belga Films, Canal+, Caviar, CineCinema, Climax Films, Deutscher Filmforderfonds, Fortis Film Fund, France 2, France 2 Cinema, France 3, France 3 Cinema,…

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Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

DENIS VILLENEUVE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.    USA/United Kingdom/Canada, 2017.  16:14 Entertainment, Alcon Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Thunderbird Entertainment, Torridon Films, Warner Bros..  Story by Hampton Fancher, Screenplay by Hampton Fancher, Michael Green, based on characters from the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Broderick…

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Black And White (1999)

JAMES TOBACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1999.  Bigel / Mailer Films, Palm Pictures.  Screenplay by James Toback.  Cinematography by David M. Ferrara.  Produced by Daniel Bigel, Michael Mailer, Ron Rotholz.  Music by American Cream Team, Oliver ‘Power’ Grant.  Production Design by Anne Ross.  Costume Design by Jacki Roach.  Film Editing by Myron I. Kerstein.   Exploitative and depressingly awful film by James Toback about…

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How To Make An American Quilt (1995)

JOCELYN MOORHOUSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1995.  Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jane Anderson, based on the novel by Whitney Otto.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Sarah Pillsbury, Midge Sanford.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Leslie Dilley.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Jill Bilcock.   How much better this film would have been if…

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Girl, Interrupted (1999)

JAMES MANGOLD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Germany/USA, 1999.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Red Wagon Entertainment, Global Entertainment Productions GmbH & Company Medien KG.  Screenplay by James Mangold, Lisa Loomer, Anna Hamilton Phelan, based on the book by Susanna Kaysen.  Cinematography by Jack N. Green.  Produced by Cathy Konrad, Douglas Wick.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Richard Hoover.  Costume Design by Arianne…

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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

JEAN-MARC VALLEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2013.  Truth Entertainment, Voltage Pictures, r2 films, Evolution Independent, CE, RainMaker Films.  Screenplay by Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack.  Cinematography by Yves Belanger.  Produced by Robbie Brenner, Rachel Winter.  Production Design by John Paino.  Costume Design by Kurt and Bart.  Film Editing by Martin Pensa, Jean-Marc Vallee.   Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) is a man who does…

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American Psycho (2000)

MARY HARRON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.    USA/Canada, 2000.  Am Psycho Productions, Edward R. Pressman Film, Lions Gate Films, Muse Productions, P.P.S. Films, Quadra Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner, based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis.  Cinematography by Andrzej Sekula.  Produced by Christian Halsey Solomon, Chris Hanley, Edward R. Pressman.  Music by…

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Alexander (2004)

OLIVER STONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  Germany/USA/The Netherlands/France/United Kingdom/Italy, 2004.  Warner Bros., Intermedia Films, Pacifica Film, Egmond Film & Television, France 3 Cinéma, IMF Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. 3. Produktions KG, Pathé Renn Productions, WR Universal Group.  Screenplay by Oliver Stone, Christopher Kyle, Laeta Kalogridis.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Moritz Borman, Jon Kilik, Thomas Schuhly,…

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Fight Club (1999)

DAVID FINCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.    USA/Germany, 1999.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Linson Films, Atman Entertainment, Knickerbocker Films, Taurus Film.  Screenplay by Jim Uhls, based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk.  Cinematography by Jeff Cronenweth.  Produced by Ross Grayson Bell, Cean Chaffin, Art Linson.  Music by Dust Brothers, John King, Michael Simpson.  Production Design by Alex McDowell.  Costume Design…

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