Richard Jewell (2019)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. USA, 2019.  75 Year Plan Productions, Appian Way, Misher Films, The Malpaso Company, Warner Bros.. Screenplay by Billy Ray, based on the article American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell by Marie Brenner and the book The Suspect by Kent Alexander and Kevin Salwen.  Cinematography by Yves…

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Once Upon a Time In…Hollywood (2019)

QUENTIN TARANTINO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom/China, 2019.  Bona Film Group, Heyday Films, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Visiona Romantica.  Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh, Quentin Tarantino.  Music by Mary Ramos.  Production Design by Barbara Ling.  Costume Design by Arianne Phillips.  Film Editing by Fred…

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Live By Night (2016)

BEN AFFLECK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  Appian Way, Pearl Street Films, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Warner Bros., iMint Media.  Screenplay by Ben Affleck, based on the novel by Dennis Lehane.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Jennifer Todd.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Jess Gonchor.  Costume Design by Jacqueline West.  Film Editing by William…

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The Revenant (2015)

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2015.  Regency Enterprises, RatPac Entertainment, New Regency Pictures, Anonymous Content, M Productions, Appian Way, Alpha Pictures, CatchPlay, Monarchy Enterprises S.a.r.l..  Screenplay by Mark L. Smith, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, based in part on the novel by Michael Punke.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Steve Golin, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, David…

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The Man In The Iron Mask (1998)

RANDALL WALLACE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1998.  United Artists.  Screenplay by Randall Wallace, based on the books Vingt Ans Apres and Le Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas pere. Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky.  Produced by Russell Smith, Randall Wallace.  Music by Nick Glennie-Smith.  Production Design by Anthony Pratt.  Costume Design by James Acheson.  Film Editing by William Hoy.   Leonardo DiCaprio‘s first film…

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Shutter Island (2010)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2010.  Paramount Pictures, Phoenix Pictures, Sikelia Productions, Appian Way.  Screenplay by Laeta Kalogridis, based on the novel by Dennis Lehane.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Brad Fischer, Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Martin Scorsese.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Thelma Schoonmaker.  National Board of Review Awards 2010. …

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Blood Diamond (2006)

EDWARD ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Germany, 2006.  Warner Bros., Virtual Studios, Spring Creek Productions, The Bedford Falls Company, Initial Entertainment Group, Liberty Pictures, Lonely Film Productions GmbH & Co. KG..  Story by Charles Leavitt, C. Gaby Mitchell, Screenplay by Charles Leavitt.  Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by Gillian Gorfil,Marshall Herskovitz, Graham King, Paula Weinstein, Edward Zwick.  Music by James…

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The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2013.  Red Granite Pictures, Appian Way, Sikelia Productions, EMJAG Productions.  Screenplay by Terence Winter, based on the book by Jordan Belfort.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Riza Aziz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joey McFarland, Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff.  Production Design by Bob Shaw.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Thelma Schoonmaker.  Academy Awards 2013. …

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The Quick And The Dead (1995)

SAM RAIMI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Japan, 1995.  TriStar Pictures, Japan Satellite Broadcasting, IndieProd Company Productions.  Screenplay by Simon Moore. Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Joshua Donen, Patrick Markey, Allen Shapiro.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein. Costume Design by Judianna Makovksy.  Film Editing by Pietro Scalia.   Sharon Stone has a great time parading around this western…

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Inception (2010)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA/United Kingdom, 2010.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Syncopy.  Screenplay by Christopher Nolan.  Cinematography by Wally Pfister.  Produced by Christopher Nolan, Kanjiro Sakura, Yoshikuni Taki, Emma Thomas.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Guy Hendrix Dyas.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Lee Smith.  Academy Awards 2010.  American Film Institute 2010.   Golden Globe Awards 2010.  Las…

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William Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet (1996)

BAZ LUHRMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1996.  Bazmark Films, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Baz Luhrmann, Gabriella Martinelli.  Music by Nellee Hooper.  Production Design by Catherine Martin.  Costume Design by Kym Barrett.  Film Editing by Jill Bilcock.  European Film Awards 1997.   Baz Luhrmann…

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The Basketball Diaries (1995)

SCOTT KALVERT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1995.  New Line Cinema, Island Pictures.  Screenplay by Bryan Goluboff, based on the novel by Jim Carroll.  Cinematography by David Phillips.  Produced by Liz Heller, John Bard Manulis.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Christopher Nowak.  Costume Design by David C. Robinson.  Film Editing by Dana Congdon.   Jim Carroll’s autobiographical account of his…

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