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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Cafe Society (2016)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   USA, 2016.  FilmNation Entertainment, Gravier Productions, Perdido Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum, Edward Walson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Suzy Benzinger.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter. Woody Allen reaches a career low with this tired and charmless period piece. Jesse Eisenberg heads out to Los…

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The Hobbit: The Battle Of the Five Armies (2014)

PETER JACKSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  New Zealand/USA, 2014.  New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, WingNut Films, 3Foot7.  Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo Del Toro, based on the novel The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.  Cinematography by Andrew Lesnie.  Produced by Carolynne Cunningham, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Zane Weiner.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Dan Hennah.  Costume Design by…

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The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

PETER JACKSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/New Zealand, 2013.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, New Line Cinema, WingNut Films.  Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo Del Toro, based on the novel The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.  Cinematography by Andrew Lesnie.  Produced by Carolynne Cunningham, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Zane Weiner.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Dan Hennah.  Costume Design by Bob…

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King Arthur (2004)

ANTOINE FUQUA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA/United Kingdom/Ireland, 2004.   Touchstone Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Green Hills Productions, World 2000 Entertainment.   Screenplay by David Franzoni.   Cinematography by Slawomir Idziak.   Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.   Music by Hans Zimmer.   Production Design by Paul Cross, Dan Weil.   Costume Design by Penny Rose.   Film Editing by Conrad Buff…

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Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)

MIKE NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2007.  Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Participant Media, Playtone, MP Munich Pape Filmproductions, Good Time Charlie Productions.  Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, based on the book by George Crile.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Victor Kempster.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by…

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

PETER JACKSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/New Zealand, 2012.  New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, WingNut Films.  Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo Del Toro, based on the novel The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.  Cinematography by Andrew Lesnie.  Produced by Carolynne Cunningham, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Zane Weiner.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Dan Hennah. Costume Design…

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Shallow Grave (1994)

DANNY BOYLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom, 1994.  Channel Four Films, The Glasgow Film Fund, Figment Films.  Screenplay by John Hodge.  Cinematography by Brian Tufano. Produced by Andrew Macdonald.  Music by Simon Boswell.  Production Design by Kave Quinn.  Costume Design by Kate Carin.  Film Editing by Masahiro Hirakubo.   Three flatmates advertise for a fourth roommate and take on what they think…

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