Alien: Covenant (2017)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA/United Kingdom/Australia/New Zealand/Canada, 2017.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Scott Free Productions, TSG Entertainment, Brandywine Productions.  Story by Jack Paglen, Michael Green, Screenplay by John Logan, Dante Harper, based on characters created by Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett.  Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by David Giler, Walter Hill, Mark Huffam, Michael Schaefer, Ridley…

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Genius (2016)

MICHAEL GRANDAGE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2016.  Desert Wolf Productions, Michael Grandage Company, Riverstone Pictures, Ingenious, Pinewood Pictures, Reliance Entertainment Productions 8.  Screenplay by John Logan, based on the book by A. Scott Berg.  Cinematography by Ben Davis.  Produced by James Bierman, Michael Grandage, John Logan.  Music by Adam Cork.  Production Design by Mark Digby.  Costume Design by Jane Petrie.  Film…

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Spectre (2015)

SAM MENDES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2015.  B24, Columbia Pictures, Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Screenplay by John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Jez Butterworth, based on characters created by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema.  Produced by Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson.  Music by Thomas Newman. Production Design by…

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The Last Samurai (2003)

EDWARD ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2003.  Warner Bros., The Bedford Falls Company, Cruise/Wagner Productions, Radar Pictures.  Story by John Logan, Screenplay by John Logan, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Tom Cruise, Tom Engelman, Marshall Herskovitz, Scott Kroopf, Paula Wagner, Edward Zwick.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Lilly Kilvert.  Costume Design by Ngila Dickson.  Film…

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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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Rango (2011)

GORE VERBINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies, Blind Wink Productions, GK Films.  Story by John Logan, Gore Verbinski, James Ward Byrkit, Screenplay by John Logan.  Produced by John B. Carls, Graham King, Gore Verbinski. Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Mark ‘Crash’ McCreery.  Film Editing by Craig Wood.  Academy Awards 2011.  Boston…

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Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls (1970)

RUSS MEYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1970.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Story by Roger Ebert, Russ Meyer, Screenplay by Roger Ebert.  Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp.  Produced by Russ Meyer.  Music by Stu Phillips.  Production Design by Arthur Lonergan, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design by David Hayes.  Film Editing by Dann Cahn, Dick Wormell.   A sequel in name only, this film has no…

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Sinbad: Legend Of The Seven Seas (2003)

PATRICK GILMORE, TIM JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2003.  DreamWorks, DreamWorks Animation.  Screenplay by John Logan.  Produced by Jeffrey Katzenberg, Mireille Soria.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Raymond Zibach.  Film Editing by Tom Finan.   For all the effort that was put into making and marketing this grand adventure, the end result is disappointing. While the animation is…

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Gladiator (2000)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 2000.  DreamWorks, Universal Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Mill Film, C & L, Dawliz.  Story by David Franzoni, Screenplay by David Franzoni, John Logan, William Nicholson.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by David Franzoni, Branko Lustig, Douglas Wick.  Music by Lisa Gerrard, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Arthur Max.  Costume Design by Janty Yates.  Film Editing by…

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Any Given Sunday (1999)

OLIVER STONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 1999.  Warner Bros., Ixtlan, Donners’ Company.  Screen story by Daniel Pyne, John Logan, Screenplay by John Logan, Oliver Stone.  Cinematography by Salvatore Totino.  Produced by Dan Halsted, Lauren Shuler Donner, Clayton Townsend.  Music by Richard Horowitz, Paul Kelly.  Production Design by Victor Kempster.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Stuart Levy, Thomas J….

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Coriolanus

BB (out of 5) One of Shakespeare’s least-known plays is adapted to the big screen by actor/director Ralph Fiennes, playing the Roman general who goes back and forth in popularity with his people to devastating consequences. The Bard’s verse is kept intact but the setting is a modern-day, Hurt Locker-looking Rome where politicians speak into…

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Hugo (2011)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2011.  Paramount Pictures, GK Films, Infinitum Nihil.  Screenplay by John Logan, based on the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Johnny Depp, Tim Headington, Graham King, Martin Scorsese.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Thelma Schoonmaker.  Academy Awards…

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