Equilibrium (2002)

KURT WIMMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2002.  Dimension Films, Blue Tulip Productions.  Screenplay by Kurt Wimmer.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by Jan de Bont, Lucas Foster.  Music by Klaus Badelt.  Production Design by Wolf Kroeger.  Costume Design by Joseph A. Porro.  Film Editing by Tom Rolf, William Yeh.   Guns have been added to Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 in this unapologetic and fun…

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Salt (2010)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2010.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Relativity Media, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Wintergreen Productions.  Screenplay by Kurt Wimmer.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Sunil Perkash.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Scott Chambliss.  Costume Design by Sarah Edwards.  Film Editing by Stuart Baird, John Gilroy.  Academy Awards 2010.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2010. A…

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Sphere (1998)

BARRY LEVINSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1998.  Warner Bros., Baltimore Pictures, Constant c Productions, Punch Productions.  Screenplay by Stephen Hauser, Paul Attanasio, adaptation by Kurt Wimmer, based on the novel by Michael Crichton.  Cinematography by Adam Greenberg.  Produced by Michael Crichton, Barry Levinson, Andrew Wald.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by Norman Reynolds.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Stu Linder.  …

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The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

JOHN McTIERNAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1999.  United Artists, Irish DreamTime, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Alan Trustman, Screenplay by Leslie Dixon, Kurt Wimmer.  Cinematography by Tom Priestley Jr..  Produced by Pierce Brosnan, Beau St. Clair.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by Bruno Rubeo.  Costume Design by Kate Harrington, Mark Zunino.  Film Editing by John Wright.   Superior remake of Norman Jewison’s…

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The Recruit (2003)

ROGER DONALDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2003.  Touchstone Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Epsilon Motion Pictures.  Screenplay by Roger Towne, Kurt Wimmer, Mitch Glazer.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh. Produced by Jeff Apple, Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum.  Music by Klaus Badelt.  Production Design by Andrew McAlpine.  Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor.  Film Editing by David Rosenbloom. Thank God for Al Pacino, Dustin…

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Total Recall (2012)

BBBB (out of 5) The stylistics and effects of Paul Verhoeven’s 1990 adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” are starting to look creaky, making a reboot of the story wholly welcome and, in this case, very enjoyably executed. The story has been given a facelift (and, sadly, this time…

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