Calvary (2014)

JOHN MICHAEL McDONAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Ireland/United Kingdom, 2014.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Bórd Scannán na hÉireann, British Film Institute, Lipsync Productions, Reprisal Films, Octagon Films.  Screenplay by John Michael McDonagh.  Cinematography by Larry Smith.  Produced by Chris Clark, Flora Fernandez-Marengo, James Flynn.  Music by Patrick Cassidy.  Production Design by Mark Geraghty.  Costume Design by Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh.  Film Editing by Chris Gill.  European Film…

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Maelstrom (2000)

DENIS VILLENEUVE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Canada, 2000.  Max Films Productions, Société de Développement des Entreprises Culturelles, Téléfilm Canada.  Screenplay by Denis Villeneuve.  Cinematography by Andre Turpin.  Produced by Roger Frappier, Luc Vandal.  Music by Pierre Desrochers.  Production Design by Sylvain Gingras.  Costume Design by Denis Sperdouklis.  Film Editing by Richard Comeau.   There’s not much you can say about a movie narrated by a…

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Munich (2005)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.   USA/Canada/France, 2005.  DreamWorks, Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Barry Mendel Productions, Alliance Atlantis Communications, Peninsula Films.  Screenplay by Tony Kushner, Eric Roth, based on the book Vengeance: The True Story of an Israeli Counter-Terrorist Team by George Jonas.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Barry Mendel, Steven…

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Ararat (2002)

ATOM EGOYAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada/France, 2002.  Alliance Atlantis Communications, Serendipity Point Films, Ego Film Arts, ARP Sélection, Telefilm Canada, The Movie Network, Super Ecran, The Harold Greenberg Fund.  Screenplay by Atom Egoyan.  Cinematography by Paul Sarossy.  Produced by Atom Egoyan, Robert Lantos.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Phillip Barker.  Costume Design by Beth Pasternak.  Film…

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Battlefield Earth (2000)

ROGER CHRISTIAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.5.  USA, 2000.  Warner Bros., Morgan Creek Entertainment, Franchise Pictures, JTP Films, Battlefield Productions.  Screenplay by Corey Mandell, J.D. Shapiro, based on the novel by L. Ron Hubbard.  Cinematography by Giles Nuttgens.  Produced by Jonathan D. Krane, Elie Samaha, John Travolta.  Music by Elia Cmiral.  Production Design by Patrick Tatopoulos.  Costume Design by Patrick Tatopoulos.  Film Editing…

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Taking Lives (2004)

D.J. CARUSO Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA/Australia/Canada, 2004.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures.  Screen story and Screenplay by Jon Bokenkamp, based on the novel by Michael Pye.  Cinematography by Amir Mokri.  Produced by Mark Canton, Bernie Goldmann.  Music by Philip Glass.  Production Design by Tom Southwell.  Costume Design by Marie-Sylvie Deveau.  Film Editing by Anne V. Coates.   Fresh and full of fun surprises,…

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The Diving Bell And The Butterfly (2007)

JULIAN SCHNABEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   Original title:  Le Scaphandre et le Papillon France/USA, 2007.  Pathé Renn Productions, France 3 Cinéma, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, C.R.R.A.V. Nord Pas de Calais, Région Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Canal+, CinéCinéma, Banque Populaire Images 7.  Screenplay by Ronald Harwood, based on the book by Jean-Dominique Bauby.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Jon Kilik.  Music by Paul…

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Tell No One (2006)

GUILLAUME CANET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  Ne Le Dis A Personne France, 2006.  Les Productions du Trésor, EuropaCorp, M6 Films, Caneo Films, Sofica Europacorp, Région Ile-de-France, Canal+, CinéCinéma, M6 Métropole Télévision.  Screenplay by Guillaume Canet, Philippe Lefebvre, based on the novel by Harlan Coben.  Cinematography by Christophe Offenstein.  Produced by Alain Attal.  Music by Matthieu Chedid.  Production Design…

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The Barbarian Invasions (2003)

DENYS ARCAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Les Invasions Barbares Canada/France, 2003.  Pyramide Productions, Cinémaginaire Inc., Astral Films, Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Production Barbares Inc., Société Radio-Canada, Société de Développement des Entreprises Culturelles, The Harold Greenberg Fund, Téléfilm Canada.  Screenplay by Denys Arcand.  Cinematography by Guy Dufaux.  Produced by Daniel Louis, Denise Robert.  Music by Pierre Aviat.  Production…

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