Antebellum (2020)

GERARD BUSH, CHRISTOPHER RENZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 2020. Lionsgate, QC Entertainment. Screenplay by Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz. Cinematography by Pedro Luque. Produced by Gerard Bush, Zev Foreman, Raymond Mansfield, Sean McKittrick, Christopher Renz, Lezlie Wills. Music by Roman GianArthur Irvin, Nate ‘Rocket’ Wonder. Production Design by Jeremy Woodward. Costume Design by…

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Nocturnal Animals (2016)

TOM FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2016.  Focus Features, Fade To Black Productions, Artina Films, Perfect World Pictures.  Screenplay by Tom Ford, based on the novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Tom Ford, Robert Salerno.  Music by Abel Korzeniowski.  Production Design by Shane Valentino.  Costume Design by Arianne Phillips.  Film Editing by Joan Sobel.  Academy…

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The Neon Demon (2016)

NICOLAS WINDING REFN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France/Denmark/USA, 2016.  Space Rocket Nation, Vendian Entertainment, Bold Films, Danish Broadcsting Corporation, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Wild Bunch.  Story by Nicolas Winding Refn, Screenplay by Nicolas Winding Refn, Mary Laws, Polly Stenham.  Cinematography by Natasha Braier.  Produced by Lena Borglum, Sidonie Dumas, Vincent Maraval,  Nicolas Winding Refn.  Music by…

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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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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)

FRANCIS LAWRENCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2014.  Color Force, Lionsgate.  Screenplay by Peter Craig, Danny Strong, adaptation by Suzanne Collins, based on the novel by Suzanne Collins.  Cinematography by Jo Willems.  Produced by Nina Jacobson, 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…

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Inherent Vice (2014)

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2014.  Ghoulardi Film Company, Warner Bros., IAC Films, RatPac-Dune Entertainment.  Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson, based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon.  inematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Paul Thomas Anderson, Daniel Lupi, JoAnne Sellar.  Music by Jonny Greenwood.  Production Design by David Crank.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Leslie Jones.  Academy Awards 2014. …

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Pride & Prejudice (2005)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom, 2005.  Focus Features, Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Working Title Films, Scion Films.  Screenplay by Deborah Moggach, based on the novel by Jane Austen.  Cinematography by Roman Osin.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner,Paul Webster.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran.  Film Editing by Paul Tothill.  Academy Awards 2005.  Boston Film Critics…

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Life As A House (2001)

IRWIN WINKLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2001.  Winkler Films.  Screenplay by Mark Andrus.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by J. Dennis Washington.  Costume Design by Molly Maginnis.  Film Editing by Julie Monroe.  Golden Globe Awards 2001.  National Board of Review Awards 2001.  Online Film Critics Awards 2001.  Toronto International Film Festival 2001.   Respectable ensemble…

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

FRANCIS LAWRENCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2013.  Color Force, Lionsgate.  Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy, Michael Arndt, based on the novel by Suzanne Collins.  Cinematography by Jo Willems.  Produced by Nina Jacobson, Jon Kilik.  Music by James Newton Howard. Production Design by Philip Messina.  Costume Design by Trish Summerville.  Film Editing by Alan Edward Bell.  Golden Globe Awards 2013. The girl who survived…

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For Love Of The Game (1999)

SAM RAIMI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Universal Pictures, Beacon Pictures, Tig Productions, Mirage Enterprises.  Screenplay by Dana Stevens, based on the novel by Michael Shaara.  Cinematography by John Bailey.  Produced by Armyan Bernstein, Amy Robinson.  Music by Basil Poledouris.  Production Design by Neil Spisak.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.  Film Editing by Eric L. Beason, Arthur Coburn.   Moody love story that…

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Into The Wild (2007)

SEAN PENN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2007.  Paramount Vantage, Art Linson Productions, Into the Wild, River Road Entertainment.  Screenplay by Sean Penn, based on the book by Jon Krakauer.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Art Linson, Sean Penn, Bill Pohlad.  Music by Michael Brook, Kaki King, Eddie Vedder.  Production Design by Derek R. Hill.  Costume Design by Mary Claire…

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The Messenger (2009)

OREN MOVERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2009.  Oscilloscope, Omnilab Media, Sherazade Film Development, BZ Entertainment, The Mark Gordon Company, Good Worldwide. Screenplay by Alessandro Camon, Oren Moverman.  Cinematography by Bobby Bukowski.  Produced by Mark Gordon, Lawrence Inglee, Zach Miller.  Music by Nathan Larson.  Production Design by Stephen Beatrice.  Costume Design by Catherine George.  Film Editing by Alex Hall.  Academy Awards 2009….

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