The Nest (2020)

SEAN DURKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/Canada, 2020.  Element Pictures, BBC Films, Elevation Pictures, FilmNation Entertainment.  Screenplay by Sean Durkin.  Cinematography by Matyas Erdely.  Produced by Rose Garnett, Ed Guiney, Amy Jackson, Andrew Lowe, Christina Piovesan, Derrin Schlesinger.   Music by Lucy Bright.  Production Design by James Price.  Costume Design by Matthew Price. …

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A Rainy Day In New York (2019)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2019.  Gravier Productions, Perdido Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Erika Aronson, Letty Aronson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Marco Piemontese.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.  Woody Allen returns to New York and to a lighter feeling in…

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Captain Marvel (2019)

ANNA BODEN, RYAN FLECK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2019.  Walt Disney Pictures, Marvel Studios, Animal Logic.  Story by Nicole Perlman, Meg LeFauve, Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Screenplay by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Geneva Robertson-Dworet.  Cinematography by Ben Davis.  Produced by Kevin Feige.  Music by Pinar Toprak.  Production Design by Andy…

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

DAVID YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Heyday Films, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by J.K. Rowling, based on her characters.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by David Heyman, Steve Kloves, J.K. Rowling, Lionel Wigram.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Mark Day. The nefarious Grindelwald (Johnny Depp as…

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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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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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Spy (2015)

PAUL FEIG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2015.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Chernin Entertainment, Feigco Entertainment.  Screenplay by Paul Feig.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Paul Feig, Jessie Henderson, Jenno Topping.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Jefferson Sage.  Costume Design by Christine Bieselin Clark.  Film Editing by Melissa Bretherton, Brent White.   Handsome C.I.A. agent…

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Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010)

BANKSY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2010. Paranoid Pictures.  Produced by Jaimie D’Cruz.  Music by Geoff Barrow.  Film Editing by Tom Fulford, Chris King.   The world of street art (graffiti has such a negative ring, doesn’t it?) is a demimonde all to itself, one that captured the fancy of obsessive enthusiast Thierry Guetta…

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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

WES ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/Germany, 2014.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Indian Paintbrush, Studio Babelsberg, American Empirical Pictures, TSG Entertainment, Scott Rudin Productions.  Story by Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness, Screenplay by Wes Anderson, inspired by the works of Stefan Zweig.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales, Scott Rudin.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by…

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My Blueberry Nights (2007)

WONG KAR WAI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Hong Kong/China/France, 2007.  Block 2 Pictures, Jet Tone Production, Lou Yi Ltd., StudioCanal.  Story by Wong Kar Wai, Screenplay by Wong Kar Wai, Lawrence Block.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji, Pung-leung Kwan.  Produced by Jacky Yee Wah Pang, Kar-Wai Wong.  Music by Ry Cooder.  Production Design by William Chang.  Costume Design by William Chang, Sharon…

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Anna Karenina (2012)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom, 2012.  Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Tom Stoppard, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran.  Film Editing by Melanie Oliver.   Attempts to bring Leo Tolstoy’s enduring novel to…

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All The King’s Men (2006)

STEVEN ZAILLIAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Germany/USA, 2006.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Relativity Media, Phoenix Pictures, VIP 3 Medienfonds, VIP 4 Medienfonds, Rising Star.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the novel by Robert Penn Warren.  Cinematography by Pawel Edelman.  Produced by Ken Lemberger, Mike Medavoy, Steven Zaillian.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein. Costume Design by Marit Allen.  Film…

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