Christopher Robin (2018)

MARC FORSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA, 2018.  2DUX², Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Greg Brooker, Mark Steven Johnson, Screenplay by Alex Ross Perry, Tom McCarthy, Allison Schroeder, based on characters created by A.A. Milne and Ernest Shepard.  Cinematography by Matthias Koenigswieser.  Produced by Kristin Burr, Brigham Taylor.  Music by Jon Brion, Geoff Zanelli.  Production Design by Jennifer Williams.  Costume…

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Life (2017)

DANIEL ESPINOSA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2017.  Columbia Pictures, Skydance Media.  Screenplay by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Bonnie Curtis, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Julie Lynn.  Music by Jon Ekstrand.  Production Design by Nigel Phelps.  Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.  Film Editing by Mary Jo Markey, Frances Parker. The crew aboard an international space station orbiting Earth capture a probe…

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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

GEORGE MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Australia/USA, 2015.  Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, Kennedy Miller Productions, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, White Noise Factory.  Screenplay by George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris. Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by George Miller, Doug Mitchell, P.J. Voeten.  Music by Junkie XL.  Production Design by Colin Gibson.  Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.  Film Editing by Margaret Sixel.  Academy…

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Tea With Mussolini (1999)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Italy/United Kingdom, 1999.  Cattleya, Cineritmo, Medusa Film, Film and General Productions.  Screenplay by John Mortimer, based on the autobiography by Franco Zeffirelli.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Clive Parsons, Riccardo Tozzi, Giovannella Zannoni.  Music by Stefano Arnaldi, Alessio Vlad.  Production Design by Carlo Centolavigna, Biagio Fersini, Fiorella Mariani.  Costume Design by Anna Anni, Jenny…

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Jane Eyre (1996)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France/Italy/United Kingdom/USA, 1996.  Cineritino S.r.L., Flach Film, Mediaset, Miramax, RCS Editori S.p.A., Rochester.  Screenplay by Hugh Whitemore, Franco Zeffirelli, based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Dyson Lovell.  Music by Claudio Capponi, Alessio Vlad.  Production Design by Roger Hall.  Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.  Film Editing by Richard Marden.   Strongly acted…

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Defiance (2008)

EDWARD ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2008.  Paramount Vantage, Grosvenor Park Productions, The Bedford Falls Company, Defiance Productions.  Screenplay by Clayton Frohman, Edward Zwick, based on the book Defiance: The Bielski Partisans by Nechama Tec.  Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by Pieter Jan Brugge, Edward Zwick.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Dan Weil.  Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.  Film…

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Ever After (1998)

ANDY TENNANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1998.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Susannah Grant, Andy Tennant, Rick Parks, based on the story by Charles Perrault.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by Mireille Soria, Tracey Trench.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Michael Howells.  Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.  Film Editing by Roger Bondelli.   Richly enjoyable reboot of Cinderella finds Drew Barrymore as a…

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Anna And The King (1999)

ANDY TENNANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1999.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Lawrence Bender Productions.  Screenplay by Steve Meerson, Peter Krikes, based on the diaries of Anna Leonowens.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.  Produced by Lawrence Bender, Ed Elbert.  Music by George Fenton, Robert Kraft.  Production Design by Luciana Arrighi.  Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.  Film Editing by Roger Bondelli.   So-so effort that features a surprisingly…

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The Deceivers (1988)

NICHOLAS MEYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  India/United Kingdom, 1988.  Merchant Ivory Productions, Michael White Productions, Cinecom Pictures, Film Four International, Master Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Hirst, based on the novel by John Masters. Cinematography by Walter Lassally.  Produced by Ismail Merchant.  Music by John Scott.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Jenny Beavan, John Bright.  Film Editing by…

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Possession (2002)

NEIL LaBUTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2002.  Focus Features, Warner Bros., Baltimore Spring Creek Productions, Contagious Films, USA Films.  Screenplay by David Henry Hwang, Laura Jones, Neil LaBute, based on the novel by A.S. Byatt.  Cinematography by Jean-Yves Escoffier.  Produced by Barry Levinson, Paula Weinstein.  Music by Gabriel Yared.  Production Design by Luciana Arrighi.  Costume Design by Jenny Beaven.  Film Editing 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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Timeline (2003)

RICHARD DONNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2003.  Paramount Pictures, Mutual Film Company, Donners’ Company, Cobalt Media Group, Artists Production Group.  Screenplay by Jeff Maguire, George Nolfi, based on the novel by Michael Crichton.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.  Produced by Richard Donner, Lauren Shuler Donner, Jim Van Wyck.  Music by Brian Tyler.  Production Design by Daniel T. Dorrance.  Costume Design by Jenny…

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