Wonder Wheel (2017)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2017.  Amazon Studios, Gravier Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Erika Aronson, Letty Aronson, Edward Walson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Suzy Benzinger.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.   It’s Coney Island in the 1950s, and while all of New York gathers in crowds on the beach…

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The Mountain Between Us (2017)

HANY ABU-ASSAD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   USA, 2017.  Chernin Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Chris Weitz, J. Mills Goodloe, based on the novel by Charles Martin.  Cinematography by Mandy Walker.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, David Ready, Jenno Topping.  Music by Ramin Djawadi.  Production Design by Patrice Vermette.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film Editing by Lee…

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A Little Chaos (2014)

ALAN RICKMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 2014.  BBC Films, The Bureau, K. JAM Media, Lionsgate, Lipsync Productions, Potboiler Productions.  Screenplay by Jeremy Brock, Alison Deegan, Alan Rickman.  Cinematography by Ellen Kuras.  Produced by Andrea Calderwood, Gail Egan, Bertrand Faivre.  Music by Peter Gregson.  Production Design by James Merifield.  Costume Design by Joan Bergin.  Film Editing by Nicolas Gaster.  Toronto International…

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The Dressmaker (2015)

JOCELYN MOORHOUSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. Australia, 2015.  Screen Australia, Film Art Media, White Hot Productions.  Screenplay by Jocelyn Moorhouse, P.J. Hogan, based on the novel by Rosalie Ham.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Sue Maslin.  Music by David Hirschfelder.  Production Design by Roger Ford.  Costume Design by Marion Boyce, Margot Wilson.  Film Editing by Jill Bilcock.  Dorian Awards 2016. …

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Steve Jobs (2015)

DANNY BOYLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2015.  Universal Pictures, Legendary Entertainment, Scott Rudin Productions, The Mark Gordon Company, Entertainment 360, Decibel Films, Cloud Eight Films, Digital Image Associates.  Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, based on the book by Walter Isaacson.  Cinematography by Alwin H. Kuchler.  Produced by Danny Boyle, Guymon Casady, Christian Colson, Mark Gordon, Scott Rudin.  Music by Daniel…

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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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The Holiday (2006)

NANCY MEYERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2006.  Columbia Pictures, Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Waverly Films.  Screenplay by Nancy Meyers.  Cinematography by Dean Cundey.  Produced by Bruce A. Block, Nancy Meyers.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Joe Hutshing. Kate Winslet is heartbroken when she discovers that the man who dumped her…

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Hideous Kinky (1998)

GILLIES MacKINNON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/France, 1998.  AMLF, Arts Council of England, British Broadcasting Corporation, Greenpoint Films, L Films, The Film Consortium. Screenplay by Billy MacKinnon, based on the novel by Esther Freud.  Cinematography by John de Borman.  Produced by Ann Scott.  Music by John E. Keane.  Production Design by Pierre Gompertz, Louise Marzaroli.  Costume Design by Kate Carin.  Film Editing…

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The Life Of David Gale (2003)

ALAN PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Germany, 2003.  Universal Pictures, Intermedia Films, Dirty Hands Productions, Mikona Productions GmbH & Co. KG, Saturn Films.  Screenplay by Charles Randolph.  Cinematography by Michael Seresin.  Produced by Nicolas Cage, Alan Parker.  Music by Alex Parker, Jake Parker.  Production Design by Geoffrey Kirkland.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film Editing by Gerry Hambling.   This shameful…

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Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)

MICHEL GONDRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2004.  Focus Features, Anonymous Content, This Is That Productions.  Story by Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry, Pierre Bismuth, Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman. Cinematography by Ellen Kuras.  Produced by Anthony Bregman, Steve Golin.  Music by Jon Brion.  Production Design by Dan Leigh.  Costume Design by Melissa Toth.  Film Editing by Valdis Oskarsdottir.  Academy Awards 2004.   AFI Awards 2004….

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Quills (2000)

PHILIP KAUFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA/Germany/United Kingdom, 2000.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Industry Entertainment, Walrus & Associates, Hollywood Partners.  Screenplay by Doug Wright, based on his play.  Cinematography by Rogier Stoffers.  Produced by Julia Chasman, Peter Kaufman, Nick Wechsler.  Music by Stephen Warbeck.  Production Design by Martin Childs.  Costume Design by Jacqueline West.  Film Editing by Peter Boyle.  Academy Awards 2000.  Golden Globe Awards 2000.  Las Vegas…

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Finding Neverland (2004)

MARC FORSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 2004.   Miramax, FilmColony, Keylight Productions.   Screenplay by David Magee, based on the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee.  Cinematography by Roberto Schaefer.   Produced by Nellie Bellflower, Richard N. Gladstein.   Music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek.   Production Design by Gemma Jackson.   Costume Design by…

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