Pokemon: Detective Pikachu (2019)

ROB LETTERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA/Japan/Canada, 2019.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, The Pokemon Company, Toho Company, Province of British Columbia Production Services Tax Credit.  Story by Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit, Nicole Perlman, Screenplay by Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit, Rob Letterman, Derek Connolly, based on Pokemon created by Satoshi Tajiri, Ken Sugimori, Junichi Masuda,…

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Mary Queen Of Scots (2018)

JOSIE ROURKE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Focus Features, Perfect World Pictures, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Beau Willimon, based on the book Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart by John Guy.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward.  Music by Max Richter. …

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

GUY RITCHIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2017.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Weed Road Pictures, Safehouse Pictures, Wigram Productions.  Story by David Dobkin, Joby Harold, Screenplay by Joby Harold, Guy Ritchie, Lionel Wigram.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Steve Clark-Hall, Akiva Goldsman, Joby Harold, Guy Ritchie, Tory Tunnell, Lionel Wigram.  Music by Daniel Pemberton.  Production Design by Gemma Jackson.  Costume Design…

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Logan (2017)

JAMES MANGOLD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2017.  Donners’ Company, Kinberg Genre, Marvel Entertainment, TSG Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Story by James Mangold, Screenplay by Scott Frank, James Mangold, Michael Green, based on characters created by John Romita Sr., Roy Thomas, Len Wein, Herb Trimpe, Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Simon…

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

GUY RITCHIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2015.  Warner Bros., RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Wigram Productions, Davis Entertainment.  Story by Jeff Kleeman, David C. Wilson, Guy Ritchie, Lionel Wigram, Screenplay by Guy Ritchie, Lionel Wigram, based on the television series by Sam Rolfe.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Steve Clark-Hall, John Davis, Guy Ritchie, Lionel Wigram.  Music by Daniel Pemberton.  Production…

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X-Men: First Class (2011)

MATTHEW VAUGHN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/United Kingdom, 2011.  Twentieth Century Fox, Marvel Entertainment, Dune Entertainment, Bad Hat Harry Productions, Donners’ Company, Ingenious Media, Big Screen Productions, Ingenious Film Partners.  Story by Sheldon Turner, Bryan Singer, Screenplay by Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Gregory Goodman, Simon Kinberg, Lauren Shuler Donner,…

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Vigo (1998)

JULIEN TEMPLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Alternate title:  Vigo: A Passion For Life France/United Kingdom/Japan, 1998.  Impact Pictures, Little Magic Films, MACT Productions, Nitrate Film, Road Movies Filmproduktion, Tornasol Films.  Screenplay by Anne Devlin, Peter Ettedgui, Julien Temple.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Jeremy Bolt, Amanda Temple.  Music by Bingen Mendizabal.  Production Design by Raoul Albert, Koldo Valles, Marcus Wookey.  Costume Design…

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K-PAX (2001)

IAIN SOFTLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Germany, 2001.  IMF Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. 2. Produktions KG, Intermedia Films, Lawrence Gordon Productions, Pathé Pictures International.  Screenplay by Charles Leavitt, based on the novel by Gene Brewer.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Robert F. Colesberry, Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin.  Music by Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by John Beard.  Costume…

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August Rush (2007)

KIRSTEN SHERIDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2007.  Warner Bros., Southpaw Entertainment, CJ Entertainment.  Story by Paul Castro, Nick Castle, Screenplay by Nick Castle, James V. Hart.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Richard Baron Lewis.  Music by Mark Mancina.  Production Design by Michael Shaw.  Costume Design by Frank L. Fleming.  Film Editing by William Steinkamp.  Academy Awards 2007.   Painfully melodramatic bullshit about…

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The Phantom Of The Opera (2004)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2004.  Warner Bros., Odyssey Entertainment, Really Useful Films, Scion Films.  Screenplay by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Joel Schumacher, based on the musical book by Andrew Lloyd Webber and the novel Le Fantome de L’Opera by Gaston Leroux.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber.  Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Stilgoe.  Production…

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Love Is The Devil: Study For A Portrait Of Francis Bacon (1998)

JOHN MAYBURY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/France/Japan, 1998.  BBC Films, British Film Institute, Arts Council of England, Première Heure, Uplink, Partners In Crime, State.  Screenplay by John Maybury.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Chiara Menage.  Music by Ryûichi Sakamoto.  Production Design by Alan MacDonald.  Costume Design by Annie Symons.  Film Editing by Daniel Goddard.   Absorbing and sometimes shocking look at the…

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Robin Hood (2010)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA/United Kingdom, 2010.  Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Relativity Media, Scott Free Productions.  Story by Brian Helgeland, Ethan Reiff, Cyrus Voris, Screenplay by Brian Helgeland.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Russell Crowe, Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott.  Music by Marc Streitenfeld.  Production Design by Arthur Max.  Costume Design by Janty Yates.  Film Editing by Pietro Scalia.  Screen…

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