Deepwater Horizon (2016)

PETER BERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Hong Kong/USA, 2016.  Summit Entertainment, Participant Media, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Closest to the Hole Productions, Leverage Entertainment, TIK Film.  Screen Story by Matthew Sand, Screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Matthew Sand, based on the article by David Barstow, David Rohde, Stephanie Saul.  Cinematography by Enrique Chediak.  Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Stephen…

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All The Money In The World (2017)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2017.  Imperative Entertainment, RedRum Films, Scott Free Productions, TriStar Productions.  Screenplay by David Scarpa, based on the book by John Pearson.  Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by Chris Clark, Quentin Curtis, Dan Friedkin, Mark Huffam, Ridley Scott, Bradley Thomas, Kevin J. Walsh.  Music by Daniel Pemberton.  Production Design by Arthur Max.  Costume Design by…

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Patriots Day (2016)

PETER BERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2016.  Bluegrass Films, CBS Films, Closest To The Hole Productions, Hutch Parker Entertainment, TIK Films.  Story by Peter Berg, Matt Cook, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, Screenplay by Peter Berg, Matt Cook, Joshua Zetumer.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Dorothy Aufiero, Dylan Clark, Stephen Levinson, Hutch Parker, Michael Radutzky, Scott Stuber,…

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Lone Survivor (2013)

PETER BERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2013.  Film 44, Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films, Spikings Entertainment, Herrick Entertainment, Envision Entertainment, Closest to the Hole Productions, Leverage Management, Knightsbridge Entertainment.  Screenplay by Peter Berg, based on the book by Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Sarah Aubrey, Peter Berg, Randall Emmett, Akiva Goldsman, Vitaly Grigoriants, Norton Herrick, Stephen…

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Four Brothers (2005)

JOHN SINGLETON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2005.  Paramount Pictures, Di Bonaventura Pictures.  Screenplay by David Elliot, Paul Lovett.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura.  Music by David Arnold.  Production Design by Keith Brian Burns.  Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter.  Film Editing by Bruce Cannon, Billy Fox.   Surprisingly palatable glorification of vengeance stars Mark Wahlberg, André Benjamin, Tyrese Gibson…

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Ted (2012)

SETH MacFARLANE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2012.   Universal Pictures, Media Rights Capital, Fuzzy Door Productions, Bluegrass Films, Smart Entertainment.   Story by Seth MacFarlane, Screenplay by Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild.   Cinematography by Michael Barrett.   Produced by Jason Clark, John Jacobs, Seth MacFarlane, Scott Stuber.   Music by Walter Murphy.   Production Design by Stephen…

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Renaissance Man (1994)

PENNY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1994.  Cinergi Pictures Entertainment, Parkway Productions, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Jim Burnstein.  Cinematography by Adam Greenberg.  Produced by Elliot Abbott, Sara Colleton, Robert Greenhut, Andrew G. Vajna.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Geoffrey Kirkland.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing by George Bowers, Battle Davis.   Dead Poets Society goes to the army when Danny…

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Date Night (2010)

SHAWN LEVY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2010.  Twentieth Century Fox, 21 Laps Entertainment, Dune Entertainment.  Screenplay by Josh Klausner.  Cinematography by Dean Semler.  Produced by Shawn Levy.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Dean Zimmerman. Tina Fey and Steve Carell play a comfortably married New Jersey couple whose life has become…

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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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Rock Star (2001)

STEPHEN HEREK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2001.  Warner Bros., Bel Air Entertainment, Maysville Pictures, Robert Lawrence Productions, Metal Productions Inc..  Screenplay by John Stockwell.  Cinematography by Ueli Steiger.  Produced by Toby Jaffe, Robert Lawrence.  Music by Trevor Rabin.  Production Design by Mayne Berke.  Costume Design by Aggie Guerard Rodgers.  Film Editing by Trudy Ship.   Delightfully committed performances make this comedy work,…

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The Italian Job (2003)

F. GARY GRAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA/France/United Kingdom, 2003.  Paramount Pictures, De Line Pictures, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Donna Powers, Wayne Powers, based on the screenplay by Troy Kennedy-Martin.  Cinematography by Wally Pfister.  Produced by Donald De Line.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Diego Loreggian, Charles Wood.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Richard Francis-Bruce, Christopher Rouse. …

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The Truth About Charlie (2002)

JONATHAN DEMME Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Germany, 2002.  Universal Pictures, Mediastream Zweite Film GmbH & Co. Productions KG, Clinica Estetico, Magnet Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jonathan Demme, Steve Schmidt, Peter Stone, Jessica Bendinger, based on the motion picture Charade screenplay by Peter Stone.  Cinematography by Tak Fujimoto.  Produced by Jonathan Demme, Peter Saraf, Edward Saxon.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production…

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