Da 5 Bloods (2020)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2020. 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Rahway Road Productions. Screenplay by Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee. Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel. Produced by Jon Kilik, Spike Lee, Beatriz Levin, Lloyd Levin. Music by Terence Blanchard. Production Design by Wynn Thomas. Costume…

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At Eternity’s Gate (2018)

JULIAN SCHNABEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Switzerland/United Kingdom/France/USA, 2018.  Iconoclast, Riverstone Pictures, SPK Pictures.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carrière, Louise Kugelberg, Julian Schnabel.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by Jon Kilik.  Music by Tatiana Lisovkaia.  Production Design by Stéphane Cressend.  Costume Design by Cecile Vatelot.  Film Editing by Louise Kugelberg, Julian Schnabel.  It seems incredible after almost forty films have already been…

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Bamboozled (2000)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.   USA, 2000.  New Line Cinema, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks.  Screenplay by Spike Lee.  Cinematography by Ellen Kuras.  Produced by Jon Kilik, Spike Lee.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Victor Kempster.  Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter.  Film Editing by Samuel D. Pollard.   A television producer with lofty ideals (Damon Wayans in…

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)

FRANCIS LAWRENCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Germany, 2015.  Color Force, Lionsgate, Studio Babelsberg.  Screenplay by Peter Craig, Danny Strong, adaptation by Suzanne Collins, based on her novel.  Cinematography by Jo Willems.  Produced by Nina Jacobsen, Jon Kilik.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Philip Messina.  Costume Design by Kurt and Bart.  Film Editing by Alan Edward Bell, Mark Yoshikawa….

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)

FRANCIS LAWRENCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2014.  Color Force, Lionsgate.  Screenplay by Peter Craig, Danny Strong, adaptation by Suzanne Collins, based on the novel by Suzanne Collins.  Cinematography by Jo Willems.  Produced by Nina Jacobson, Jon Kilik.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Philip Messina.  Costume Design by Kurt and Bart.  Film Editing by Alan Edward Bell, Mark…

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Foxcatcher (2014)

BENNETT MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2014.  Annapurna Pictures, Likely Story, Media Rights Capital.  Screenplay by E. Max Frye, Dan Futterman.  Cinematography by Greig Fraser.  Produced by Anthony Bregman, Megan Ellison, Jon Kilik, Bennett Miller.  Music by Rob Simonsen.  Production Design by Jess Gonchor.  Costume Design by Kasia Walicka-Maimone.  Film Editing by Jay Cassidy, Stuart Levy, Conor O’Neill.  Academy Awards 2014.  American Film…

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

FRANCIS LAWRENCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2013.  Color Force, Lionsgate.  Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy, Michael Arndt, based on the novel by Suzanne Collins.  Cinematography by Jo Willems.  Produced by Nina Jacobson, Jon Kilik.  Music by James Newton Howard. Production Design by Philip Messina.  Costume Design by Trish Summerville.  Film Editing by Alan Edward Bell.  Golden Globe Awards 2013. The girl who survived…

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The Hunger Games (2012)

GARY ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2012.   Lionsgate, Color Force.   Screenplay by Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins, Billy Ray, based on the novel by Suzanne Collins.   Cinematography by Tom Stern.   Produced by Nina Jacobson, Jon Kilik.   Music by James Newton Howard.   Production Design by Philip Messina.   Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.   Film Editing by…

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Pleasantville (1998)

GARY ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1998.   New Line Cinema, Larger Than Life Productions.   Screenplay by Gary Ross.   Cinematography by John Lindley.   Produced by Bob Degus, Jon Kilik, Gary Ross, Steven Soderbergh.   Music by Randy Newman.   Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall.   Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.   Film Editing by William Goldenberg.    Tobey…

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Cradle Will Rock (1999)

TIM ROBBINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1999.  Cradle Productions Inc., Havoc, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Tim Robbins.  Cinematography by Jean-Yves Escoffier.  Produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, Jon Kilik, Tim Robbins.  Music by David Robbins.  Production Design by Richard Hoover.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Geraldine Peroni.   Excellent ensemble comedy about the real life Red Scare events surrounding…

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Babel (2006)

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/USA/Mexico, 2006.  Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Anonymous Content, Zeta Film, Central Films, Media Rights Capital.  Story by Guillermo Arriaga, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Screenplay by Guillermo Arriaga.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Steve Golin, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Jon Kilik.  Music by Gustavo Santaolalla.  Production Design by Brigitte Broch.  Costume Design by Gabriela Diaque, Miwako Kobayashi,…

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Biutiful (2010)

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Mexico/Spain, 2010.  Menageatroz, Mod Producciones, Focus Features, Televisión Española, Televisió de Catalunya, Ikiru Films, Cha Cha Chá Films.  Screenplay by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Armando Bo.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Fernando Bovaira, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Jon Kilik.  Music by Gustavo Santaolalla.  Production Design by Brigitte Broch.  Costume Design by Bina Daigeler,…

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