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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Get Carter (2000)

STEPHEN KAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2000.  Morgan Creek Entertainment, Franchise Pictures, The Canton Company, Epsilon Motion Pictures, Carter Productions.  Screenplay by David McKenna, based on the novel Jack’s Return Home by Ted Lewis.  Cinematography by Mauro Fiore.  Produced by Mark Canton, Neil Canton, Elie Samaha.  Music by Tyler Bates.  Production Design by Charles Wood.  Costume Design by Julie Weiss.  Film Editing by…

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Runner Runner (2013)

BRAD FURMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2013.  Regency Enterprises, New Regency Pictures, Appian Way, Double Feature Films.  Screenplay by Brian Koppelman, David Levien.  Cinematography by Mauro Fiore.  Produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, Brian Koppelman, David Levien, Arnon Milchan, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Charisse Cardenas.  Costume Design by Sophie De Rakoff, Carlos Rosario.  Film Editing by…

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Driven (2001)

RENNY HARLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Canada/Australia, 2001.  Franchise Pictures, Epsilon Motion Pictures, Trackform Film Productions, Champs Productions, Mel’s Cite du Cinema.  Story by Jan Skrentny, Neal Tabachnik, Screenplay by Sylvester Stallone.  Cinematography by Mauro Fiore.  Produced by Renny Harlin, Elie Samaha, Sylvester Stallone.  Music by BT.  Production Design by Charles Wood.  Costume Design by Mary E. McLeod.  Film Editing by Steve…

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Breaking Up (1997)

ROBERT GREENWALD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1997.  Greenlight Productions, New Regency Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Michael Cristofer, based on his play.  Cinematography by Mauro Fiore.  Produced by Robert Greenwald, George Moffly.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh.  Production Design by Terrence Foster.  Costume Design by Kelly Zitrick.  Film Editing by Suzanne Hines.   In this two-character drama, an awkwardly matched…

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Tears Of The Sun (2003)

ANTOINE FUQUA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2003.   Cheyenne Enterprises, Michael Lobell Productions, Revolution Studios.   Screenplay by Alex Lasker, Patrick Cirillo.   Cinematography by Mauro Fiore.   Produced by Ian Bryce, Mike Lobell, Arnold Rifkin.   Music by Lisa Gerrard, Hans Zimmer.   Production Design by Naomi Shohan.   Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.   Film Editing by Conrad…

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Training Day (2001)

ANTOINE FUQUA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA/Australia, 2001.   Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Outlaw Productions, WV Films II.   Screenplay by David Ayer.   Cinematography by Mauro Fiore.   Produced by Jeffrey Silver.   Music by Mark Mancina.   Production Design by Naomi Shohan.   Costume Design by Michele Michel.   Film Editing by Conrad Buff IV.   …

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Avatar (2009)

JAMES CAMERON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 2009.  Twentieth Century Fox, Dune Entertainment, Ingenious Film Partners, Lightstorm Entertainment.  Screenplay by James Cameron.  Cinematography by Mauro Fiore.  Produced by James Cameron, Jon Landau.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg. Costume Design by Mayes C. Rubeo, Deborah Lynn Scott.  Film Editing by James Cameron, John Refoua,…

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The Kingdom (2007)

PETER BERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA/Germany, 2007.  Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Forward Pass, FilmWorks, MDBF Zweite Filmgesellschaft, thinkfilm.  Screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan.  Cinematography by Mauro Fiore.  Produced by Michael Mann, Scott Stuber.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Tom Duffield.  Costume Design by Susan Matheson.  Film Editing by Colby Parker Jr., Kevin Stitt.   After a series of bombs and gunfire attacks…

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Lost Souls (2000)

JANUSZ KAMINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 2000.  Prufrock Pictures.  Story by Pierce Gardner, Betsy Stahl, Screenplay by Pierce Gardner.  Cinematography by Mauro Fiore.  Produced by Meg Ryan, Nina R. Sadowsky.  Music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek.  Production Design by Garreth Stover.  Costume Design by Jill M. Ohanneson.  Film Editing by Anne Goursaud.   Typical humdrum spiritual thriller that is a small cut above the…

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The Island (2005)

MICHAEL BAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2005.  DreamWorks, Warner Bros., Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, K/O Paper Products, Platinum Dunes.  Story by Caspian Tredwell-Owen, Screenplay by Caspian Tredwell-Owen, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci.  Cinematography by Mauro Fiore.  Produced by Michael Bay, Ian Bryce, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by Steve Jablonsky.  Production Design by Nigel Phelps.  Costume Design by Deborah Lynn Scott.  Film Editing by…

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