California Split (1974)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1974.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Spelling Goldberg, Won World.  Screenplay by Joseph Walsh.  Cinematography by Paul Lohmann.  Produced by Robert Altman, Joseph Walsh.  Production Design by Leon Ericksen.  Costume Design by Hugh McFarland.  Film Editing by O. Nicholas Brown, Lou Lombardo.  Compulsive gambler George Segal plays poker at a gaming venue where he meets motormouthed … More California Split (1974)

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

J.A. BAYONA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2018.  Amblin Entertainment, Legendary Entertainment, Perfect World Pictures, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow, based on characters created by Michael Crichton.  Cinematography by Oscar Faura.  Produced by Belen Atienza, Patrick Crowley, Frank Marshall.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by Andy Nicholson.  Costume Design by Sammy Sheldon.  Film Editing by Bernat Vilaplana. With the … More Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

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Isle of Dogs (2018)

WES ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA/Germany, 2018.  American Empirical Pictures, Indian Paintbrush, Studio Babelsberg, Twentieth Century Fox Animation.  Story by Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, Kunichi Nomura, Screenplay by Wes Anderson.  Cinematography by Tristan Oliver.  Produced by Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales, Scott Rudin.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Paul Harrod, Adam Stockhausen.  Film Editing by Edward … More Isle of Dogs (2018)

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Le Week-End (2013)

ROGER MICHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/France, 2013.  Film4, Free Range Films, Le Bureau.  Screenplay by Hanif Kureishi.  Cinematography by Nathalie Durand.  Produced by Kevin Loader.  Music by Jeremy Sams.  Production Design by Emmanuelle Duplay.  Costume Design by Natalie Ward.  Film Editing by Kristina Hetherington.  Toronto International Film Festival 2013.  Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan are an aging couple running off to Paris to celebrate their anniversary.  They’re disappointed … More Le Week-End (2013)

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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

WES ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Germany, 2014.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Indian Paintbrush, Studio Babelsberg, American Empirical Pictures, TSG Entertainment, Scott Rudin Productions.  Story by Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness, Screenplay by Wes Anderson, inspired by the works of Stefan Zweig.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales, Scott Rudin.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Adam … More The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

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Earth Girls Are Easy

BB.5 (out of 5) The candy-coloured future of Julien Temple’s film is a strange cross between 1950s drive-in heaven and funky eighties pop vibrancy.  Geena Davis plays a manicurist who is about to marry a doctor whom she doesn’t know has been knocking knees with another woman. Luckily, three aliens have just crash-landed in her backyard … More Earth Girls Are Easy

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