Justice League (2017)

ZACK SNYDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA/United Kingdom/Canada, 2017.  Atlas Entertainment, Cruel & Unusual Films, DC Comics, DC Entertainment, Dune Entertainment, Lensbern Productions, Warner Bros..  Story by Chris Terrio, Zack Snyder, Screenplay by Chris Terrio, Joss Whedon, based on Superman created by Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Justice League of America created by Gardner Fox, Batman created by…

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Their Finest (2016)

LONE SCHERFIG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom/Sweden, 2016.  BBC Films, Welsh Government, Pinewood Pictures, Ingenious Media, HanWay Films, Wildgaze Films, Number 9 Films, Film i Vast, Filmgate Films, Ripken Productions.  Screenplay by Gaby Chiappe, based on the novel Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans.  Cinematography by Sebastian Blenkov.  Produced by Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey, Stephen Woolley.  Music…

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High-Rise (2015)

BEN WHEATLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   Alternate title:  High Rise United Kingdom/Belgium, 2015.  HanWay Films, Film4, British Film Institute, Recorded Picture Company, Northern Ireland Screen, Ingenious Media, Scope Pictures, S Films, Backwell Productions.  Screenplay by Amy Jump, based on the novel by J.G. Ballard.  Cinematography by Laurie Rose.  Produced by Jeremy Thomas.  Music by Clint Mansell.  Production Design by Mark Tildesley.  Costume Design by Odile Dicks-Mireaux.  Film Editing by Amy…

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Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

ZACK SNYDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2016.  Warner Bros., Atlas Entertainment, Cruel & Unusual Films, DC Comics, DC Entertainment, RatPac-Dune Entertainment.  Screenplay by Chris Terrio, David S. Goyer, based on Batman created by Bob Kane, Bill Finger, and Superman created by Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster.  Cinematography by Larry Fong.  Produced by Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder.  Music by Junkie XL,…

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Beautiful Creatures (2013)

RICHARD LaGRAVENESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2013.  Alcon Entertainment, Belle Pictures, Warner Bros. Entertainment.  Screenplay by Richard LaGravenese, based on the novel by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Broderick Johnson, Andrew A. Kosove, Molly Smith, Erwin Stoff, David Valdes.  Music by Thenewno2.  Production Design by Richard Sherman.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing…

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The Time Machine (2002)

SIMON WELLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 2002.  Warner Bros., DreamWorks, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, Arnold Leibovit Entertainment.  Screenplay by John Logan, based on a screenplay by David Duncan and the novel by H.G. Wells.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Walter F. Parkes, David Valdes.  Music by Klaus Badelt.  Production Design by Oliver Scholl.  Costume Design by Deena Appel, Bob Ringwood.  Film Editing…

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Chinese Box (1997)

WAYNE WANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France/Japan/USA, 1997.  Canal+, NDF International, Pony Canyon, WW Productions Inc..  Story by Jean-Claude Carriere, Paul Theroux, Wayne Wang, Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carriere, Larry Gross.  Cinematography by Vilko Filac.  Produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, Jean-Louis Piel, Wayne Wang.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Chris Wong.  Costume Design by Shirley Chan.  Film Editing by Christopher Tellefsen.  Toronto International Film Festival 1997.  …

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The Man In The Iron Mask (1998)

RANDALL WALLACE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1998.  United Artists.  Screenplay by Randall Wallace, based on the books Vingt Ans Apres and Le Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas pere. Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky.  Produced by Russell Smith, Randall Wallace.  Music by Nick Glennie-Smith.  Production Design by Anthony Pratt.  Costume Design by James Acheson.  Film Editing by William Hoy.   Leonardo DiCaprio‘s first film…

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Callas Forever (2002)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Italy/France/Spain/United Kingdom/Romania, 2002.  Cattleya, Medusa Film, Alquimia Cinema, Film and General Productions, Galfin, Media Pro Pictures, Babe Film, France 2 Cinéma, Canal+, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Eurimages.  Original idea by Franco Zeffirelli, Scenario by Martin Sherman, Franco Zeffirelli.  Cinematography by Ennio Guarnieri.  Produced by Riccardo Tozzi, Giovannella Zannoni.  Music…

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Being Julia (2004)

ISTVAN SZABO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Canada/USA/Hungary/United Kingdom, 2004.  Serendipity Point Films, First Choice Films, Hogarth Productions, Myriad Pictures.  Screenplay by Ronald Harwood, based on the novel Theatre by W. Somerset Maugham.  Cinematography by Lajos Koltai.  Produced by Robert Lantos.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Luciana Arrighi.  Costume Design by John Bloomfield.  Film Editing by Susan Shipton.  Academy Awards 2004.  Golden Globe…

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Dungeons And Dragons (2000)

COURTNEY SOLOMON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA/Czech Republic, 2000.  New Line Cinema, Sweetpea Entertainment, Silver Pictures, Behaviour Worldwide, MDP Worldwide, Stillking Films.  Screenplay by Topper Lilien, Carroll Cartwright, based on the game by E. Gary Gygax.  Cinematography by Douglas Milsome. Produced by Thomas M. Hammel, Kia Jam, Courtney Solomon.    Music by Justin Caine Burnett.    Production…

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The Merchant Of Venice

MICHAEL RADFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   In sixteenth century Venice, the city’s rampant anti-Semitism has its own racism bite back when a Jewish moneylender (Al Pacino) looks to be repaid for the bond he has signed with a merchant (Jeremy Irons). Joseph Fiennes plays the lovestruck Bassanio, a young man in difficult financial circumstances who…

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