Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

JOSEPH KOSINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2022. Paramount Pictures, Skydance Media, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Story by Peter Craig, Justin Marks, Screenplay by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie, based on characters created by Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr.. Cinematography by Claudio Miranda. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, David…

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Once Upon A Time In America (1984)

SERGIO LEONE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Italy/USA, 1984. The Ladd Company, Warner Bros., Producers Sales Organization, Embassy International Pictures. Screenplay by Leonardo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi, Enrico Medioli, Franco Arcalli, Franco Ferrini, Sergio Leone, additional dialogue by Stuart Kaminsky, based on the novel The Hoods by Harry Grey. Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli….

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Creepers (1985)

DARIO ARGENTO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB Original Title: Phenomena Italy/Switzerland, 1985. DACFILM Rome. Story and Screenplay by Dario Argento, Franco Ferrini. Cinematography by Romano Albani. Produced by Dario Argento. Music by Simon Boswell, Goblin. Production Design by Maurizio Garrone, Nello Giorgetti, Luciano Spadoni, Umberto Turco. Costume Design by Giorgio Armani, Marina Malavasi, Patrizia…

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Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

JON WATTS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.    USA, 2017.  Columbia Pictures, LStar Capital, Marvel Studios, Pascal Pictures, Government of Australia, Film Victoria, The New South Wales Government, Ontario Computer Animation and Special Effects Tax Credit, Province of British Columbia Production Services Tax Credit, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Arad Productions, Matt…

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American Pastoral (2016)

EWAN McGREGOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Hong Kong/USA, 2016.  Lakeshore Entertainment, TIK Film.  Screenplay by John Romano, based on the novel by Philip Roth.  Cinematography by Martin Ruhe.  Produced by Andre Lamal, Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Daniel B. Clancy.  Costume Design by Lindsay McKay.  Film  Editing by Melissa Kent.  Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning…

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Winter’s Tale (2014)

AKIVA GOLDSMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 2014.  Village Roadshow Pictures, Warner Bros., Weed Road Pictures.  Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, based on the novel by Mark Helprin.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel. Produced by Tony Allard, Akiva Goldsman, Marc Platt, Michael Tadross.  Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Naomi Shohan.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by…

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Noah (2014)

DARREN ARONOFSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2014.  Paramount Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Protozoa Pictures, Disruption Entertainment, FortyFour Studios.  Screenplay by Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel.  Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.  Produced by Darren Aronofsky, Scott Franklin, Arnon Milchan, Mary Parent.  Music by Clint Mansell.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Michael Wilkinson.  Film Editing by Andrew Weisblum.   The Bible gets the Dark Knight treatment as…

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Blood Diamond (2006)

EDWARD ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Germany, 2006.  Warner Bros., Virtual Studios, Spring Creek Productions, The Bedford Falls Company, Initial Entertainment Group, Liberty Pictures, Lonely Film Productions GmbH & Co. KG..  Story by Charles Leavitt, C. Gaby Mitchell, Screenplay by Charles Leavitt.  Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by Gillian Gorfil,Marshall Herskovitz, Graham King, Paula Weinstein, Edward Zwick.  Music by James…

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Inkheart (2008)

IAIN SOFTLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Germany/United Kingdom/USA, 2008.  New Line Cinema, Internationale Filmproduktion Blackbird Erste.  Screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire, based on the novel by Cornelia Funke.  Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by Cornelia Funke, Diana Pokorny, Iain Softley.  Music by Javier Navarette.  Production Design by John Beard.  Costume Design by Verity Hawkes.  Film Editing by Martin Walsh.   It seems that there…

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Labyrinth (1986)

JIM HENSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1986.  Henson Associates, Lucasfilm, The Jim Henson Company, Delphi V Productions, Henson Organisation, TriStar Pictures.  Story by Dennis Lee, Jim Henson, Screenplay by Terry Jones.  Cinematography by Alex Thomson.  Produced by Eric Rattray.  Music by Trevor Jones.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Costume Design by Ellis Flyte, Brian Froud.  Film Editing by John Grover.   An…

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House Of Sand And Fog (2003)

VADIM PERELMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2003.  DreamWorks, Cobalt Media Group, Bisgrove Entertainment.  Screenplay by Vadim Perelman, Shawn Lawrence Otto, based on the novel by Andre Dubus III.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Michael London, Vadim Perelman.  Music by James Horner.    Production Design by Maia Javan.   Costume Design by Hala Bahmet.   Film Editing by Lisa Zeno Churgin.  …

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He’s Just Not That Into You (2009)

KEN KWAPIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Germany/Netherlands, 2009.  New Line Cinema, Flower Films, Internationale Filmproduktion Blackswan.  Screenplay by Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein, based on the book He’s Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth To Understanding Guys by Greg Behrendt, Liz Tuccillo.  Cinematography by John Bailey.  Produced by Nancy Juvonen.  Music by Cliff Eidelman.  Production Design by Gae S. Buckley.  Costume…

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