The Dig (2021)

SIMON STONE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom, 2021. Netflix, Magnolia Mae Films, Clerkenwell Films. Screenplay by Moira Buffini, based on the novel by John Preston. Cinematography by Mike Eley. Produced by Carolyn Marks Blackwood, Murray Ferguson, Gabrielle Tana, Ellie Wood. Music by Stefan Gregory. Production Design by Maria Djurkovic. Costume Design by…

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Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

MATTHEW VAUGHN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom, 2014.  Twentieth Century Fox, Marv Films, Cloudy Productions, TSG Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, based on the comic book The Secret Service by Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons.  Cinematography by George Richmond.  Produced by Adam Bohling, David Reid, Matthew Vaughn.  Music by Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson.  Production Design by Paul Kirby.  Costume Design by…

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The Woman In Black (2012)

JAMES WATKINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  United Kingdom/Canada/Sweden, 2012.  Cross Creek Pictures, Hammer Films, Alliance Films, UK Film Council, Talisman Productions, Exclusive Media Group, Film i Väst, Filmgate Films, Filmgate.  Screenplay by Jane Goldman, based on the novel by Susan Hill.  Cinematography by Tim Maurice-Jones.  Produced by Richard Jackson, Simon Oakes, Brian Oliver.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Production Design by Kave…

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Kick-Ass (2010)

MATTHEW VAUGHN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2010.  Marv Films, Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, based on the comic book by Mark Millar, John Romita Jr..  Cinematography by Ben Davis.  Produced by Adam Bohling, Tarquin Pack, Brad Pitt, David Reid, Kris Thykier, Matthew Vaughn.  Music by Marius De Vries, Ilan Eshkeri, Henry Jackman, John Murphy.  Production Design…

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Stardust (2007)

MATTHEW VAUGHN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2007.  Paramount Pictures, Marv Films, Vaughn Productions, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Ingenious Film Partners, Truenorth Productions.  Screenplay by Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman.  Cinematography by Ben Davis.  Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Michael Dreyer, Neil Gaiman, Matthew Vaughn.  Music by Ilan Eshkeri.  Production Design by Gavin Bocquet.  Costume Design by…

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The Descent

NEIL MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 2005.  Celador Films, Northmen Productions, Pathé.  Screenplay by Neil Marshall.  Cinematography by Sam McCurdy.  Produced by Christian Colson.  Music by David Julyan.  Production Design by Simon Bowles.  Costume Design by Nancy Thompson.  Film Editing by Jon Harris.  Online Film Critics Awards 2006.   Wonderful, scary horror movie will have you jumping out of your seat…

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Ripley’s Game

BBBB (out of 5) Years after he originally showed us his talents by killing and assimilating his best friend, Tom Ripley (John Malkovich, at the very peak of his slithering form) lives the high life in a beautifully restored villa situated in a tiny Italian hamlet. He has retired from his life of thievery and…

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Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)

TIM BURTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1985.  Warner Bros., Aspen Film Society.  Screenplay by Phil Hartman, Paul Reubens, Michael Varhol.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Richard Gilbert Abramson, Robert Shapiro.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by David L. Snyder.  Costume Design by Aggie Guerard Rodgers.  Film Editing by Billy Weber.   The wackiest entertainer in children’s television gets his first…

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127 Hours (2010)

DANNY BOYLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2010.  Pathé, Everest Entertainment, Cloud Eight Films, Decibel Films, Darlow Smithson Productions, Dune Entertainment, Big Screen Productions, Film4.  Screenplay by Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, based on the book Between a Rock and A Hard Place by Aron Ralston.  Cinematography by Enrique Chediak, Anthony Dod Mantle.  Produced by Danny Boyle, Christian…

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