The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

MARC WEBB Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2014.  Marvel Enterprises, Avi Arad Productions, Columbia Pictures, Matt Tolmach Productions.  Screen story by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, James Vanderbilt, Screenplay by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko.  Cinematography by Dan Mindel.   Produced…

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Loving (2016)

JEFF NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2016.  Raindog Films, Big Beach Films.  Screenplay by Jeff Nichols.  Cinematography by Adam Stone.  Produced by Nancy Buirski, Ged Doherty, Colin Firth, Sarah Green, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub.  Music by David Wingo.  Production Design by Chad Keith.  Costume Design by Erin Benach.  Film Editing by Julie Monroe.  Academy Awards 2016.  Cannes Film Festival Awards 2016.  Golden…

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The Equalizer (2014)

ANTOINE FUQUA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.    USA, 2014.  Columbia Pictures, LStar Capital, Village Roadshow Pictures, Escape Artists, ZHIV Productions, Mace Neufeld Productions, Lonetree Entertainment.  Directed by Antoine Fuqua.  Screenplay by Richard Wenk, based on the television series by Michael Sloan, Richard Lindheim.  Cinematography by Mauro Fiore.  Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Tony Eldridge, Mace Neufeld, Alex Siskin, Michael Sloan,…

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Noah (2014)

DARREN ARONOFSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2014.  Paramount Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Protozoa Pictures, Disruption Entertainment, FortyFour Studios.  Screenplay by Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel.  Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.  Produced by Darren Aronofsky, Scott Franklin, Arnon Milchan, Mary Parent.  Music by Clint Mansell.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Michael Wilkinson.  Film Editing by Andrew Weisblum.  Golden Globe Awards 2014.   The Bible gets the Dark Knight…

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Dream House (2011)

JIM SHERIDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.5.  USA, 2011.  Cliffjack Motion Pictures, Morgan Creek Entertainment Group.  Screenplay by David Loucka.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.  Produced by Daniel Bobker, Ehren Kruger, David C. Robinson, James G. Robinson.  Music by John Debney.  Production Design by Carol Spier.  Costume Design by Delphine White.  Film Editing by Glen Scantlebury, Barbara Tulliver.   It’s hard to do worse than this thriller, producing…

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Kangaroo Jack (2003)

DAVID McNALLY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA/Australia, 2003.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Warner Bros..  Story by Steve Bing, Barry O’Brien, Screenplay by Steve Bing, Scott Rosenberg.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.  Music by Trevor Rabin.  Production Design by George Liddle.  Costume Design by Jon Boyden, Eliza Godman, George Liddle, Daniel Orlandi.  Film Editing by William Goldenberg,…

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Aeon Flux (2005)

KARYN KUSAMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Germany, 2005.  Paramount Pictures, Lakeshore Entertainment, Valhalla Motion Pictures, MTV Films, MTV Productions, Colossal Pictures.  Screenplay by Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi, based on characters created by Peter Chung.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by David Gale, Gregory Goodman, Martha Griffin, Gale Anne Hurd, Gary Lucchesi.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Andrew McAlpine.  Costume…

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The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

PAUL GREENGRASS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2004.  Universal Pictures, Motion Picture THETA Produktionsgesellschaft, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Ludlum Entertainment.  Screenplay by Tony Gilroy, based on the novel by Robert Ludlum.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by Patrick Crowley, Frank Marshall, Paul Sandberg.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Dominic Watkins.  Costume Design by Dinah Collin.  Film Editing by Richard Pearson, Christopher…

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Kingdom Of Heaven (2005)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/Spain/USA/Germany, 2005.  Twentieth Century Fox, Scott Free Productions, BK, KOH, Reino del Cielo, Studio Babelsberg, Inside Track 3, Calle Cruzada, Dune Films.  Screenplay by William Monahan.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Ridley Scott.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Arthur Max.  Costume Design by Janty Yates.  Film Editing by Dody Dorn. Another Gladiator…

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Timeline (2003)

RICHARD DONNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2003.  Paramount Pictures, Mutual Film Company, Donners’ Company, Cobalt Media Group, Artists Production Group.  Screenplay by Jeff Maguire, George Nolfi, based on the novel by Michael Crichton.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.  Produced by Richard Donner, Lauren Shuler Donner, Jim Van Wyck.  Music by Brian Tyler.  Production Design by Daniel T. Dorrance.  Costume Design by Jenny…

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xXx (2002)

ROB COHEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 2002.  Revolution Studios, Original Film.  Screenplay by Rich Wilkes.  Cinematography by Dean Semler.  Produced by Neal H. Moritz.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Gavin Bocquet.  Costume Design by Sanja Milkovic Hays.  Film Editing by Chris Lebenzon, Joel Negron, Paul Rubell.   Vin Diesel is the superspy for the new millennium: big muscles, big guns,…

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The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (2003)

PETER JACKSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA/New Zealand/Germany, 2003.  New Line Cinema, WingNut Films, The Saul Zaentz Company.  Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien.  Cinematography by Andrew Lesnie.  Produced by Peter Jackson, Barrie M. Osborne, Fran Walsh.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Grant Major.  Costume Design by Ngila Dickson, Richard…

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