Woman In Gold (2015)

SIMON CURTIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB United Kingdom, 2015. Origin Pictures, BBC Films. Screenplay by Alexi Kaye Campbell. Cinematography by Ross Emery. Produced by David M. Thompson, Kris Thykier. Music by Martin Phipps, Hans Zimmer. Production Design by Jim Clay. Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor. Film Editing by Peter Lambert. A powerful…

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The Fifth Estate (2013)

BILL CONDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA/India/Belgium, 2013.  DreamWorks, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media, Anonymous Content, FBO, Umedia.  Screenplay by Josh Singer, based on the book Inside WikiLeaks: My Time With Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website by Daniel Domscheit-Berg, David Leigh, Luke Harding.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Steve Golin, Michael Sugar.  Music by Carter…

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X-Men: First Class (2011)

MATTHEW VAUGHN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/United Kingdom, 2011.  Twentieth Century Fox, Marvel Entertainment, Dune Entertainment, Bad Hat Harry Productions, Donners’ Company, Ingenious Media, Big Screen Productions, Ingenious Film Partners.  Story by Sheldon Turner, Bryan Singer, Screenplay by Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Gregory Goodman, Simon Kinberg, Lauren Shuler Donner,…

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Run Lola Run (1998)

TOM TYKWER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Lola Rennt Germany, 1998.  X-Filme Creative Pool, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, ARTE.  Screenplay by Tom Tykwer.  Cinematography by Frank Griebe.  Produced by Stefan Arndt, Gebhard Henke, Andreas Schreitmuller.  Music by Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, Tom Tykwer.  Production Design by Alexander Manasse.  Costume Design by Monika Jacobs.  Film Editing by Mathilde Bonnefoy.  Franka Potente is excellent as a flaming-red-haired moppet who…

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The Informant! (2009)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2009.  Warner Bros., Participant Media, Groundswell Productions, Section Eight, Jaffe / Braunstein Enterprise.  Screenplay by Scott Z. Burns, based on the book by Kurt Eichenwald.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Howard Braunstein, Kurt Eichenwald, Jennifer Fox, Gregory Jacobs, Michael Jaffe.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Doug J. Meerdink.  Costume Design by Shoshana Rubin.  Film…

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Schindler’s List (1993)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1993.   Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment.   Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Thomas Keneally.   Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.   Produced by Branko Lustig, Gerald R. Molen, Steven Spielberg.   Music by John Williams.   Production Design by Allan Starski.   Costume Design by Anna B. Sheppard.   Film Editing…

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Casino Royale (2006)

MARTIN CAMPBELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom/Germany/Czech Republic, 2006.   Eon Productions, Casino Royale Productions, Stillking Films, Casino Royale, Studio Babelsberg, Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.   Screenplay by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Paul Haggis, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.   Cinematography by Phil Meheux.   Produced by Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson.   Music by David…

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Inglourious Basterds (2009)

QUENTIN TARANTINO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2009.  Universal Pictures, The Weinstein Company, A Band Apart, Studio Babelsberg, Visiona Romantica.  Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Lawrence Bender.  Production Design by David Wasco.  Costume Design by Anna B. Sheppard.  Film Editing by Sally Menke.   There’s a scene, relatively early on in this picture, when a member of…

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The Name of the Rose (1986)

JEAN-JACQUES ANNAUD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Der Name Der Rose France/Italy/West Germany, 1986.  Constantin Film, Cristaldifilm, Les Films Ariane, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Andrew Birkin, Gerard Brach, Howard Franklin, Alain Godard, based on the novel by Il Nome Della Rosa by Umberto Eco.  Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli.  Produced by Bernd Eichinger, Bernd Schaefers.  Music by James…

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