Hero (1992)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5. Alternate Title: Accidental Hero USA, 1992.  Columbia Pictures.   Story by Laura Ziskin, Alvin Sargent, David Webb Peoples, Screenplay by David Webb Peoples.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.   Produced by Laura Ziskin.  Music by George Fenton.   Production Design by Dennis Gassner.   Costume Design by Richard Hornung.   Film Editing by…

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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

KENNETH BRANAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Twentieth Century Fox, Genre Films, Kinberg Genre, The Mark Gordon Company, Scott Free Productions, Latina Pictures, The Estate of Agatha Christie.  Malta/USA, 2017.  Screenplay by Michael Green, based on the novel by Agatha Christie.  Cinematography by Haris Zambarloukos.  Produced by Kenneth Branagh, Mark Gordon, Judy Hofflund, Simon Kinberg, Michael Schaefer, Ridley Scott.  Music by Patrick…

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Allied (2016)

ROBERT ZEMECKIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2016.  GK Films, Huahua Media, ImageMovers, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Steven Knight.  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced by Graham King, Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Gary Freeman.  Costume Design by Joanna Johnston.  Film Editing by Mick Audsley, Jeremiah O’Driscoll.  Academy Awards 2016.   A Canadian spy (Brad Pitt) working…

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Everest (2015)

BALTASAR KORMAKUR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA/Iceland, 2015.  Working Title Films, RVK Studios, Walden Media, Universal Pictures, Cross Creek Pictures.  Screenplay by William Nicholson, Simon Beaufoy.  Cinematography by Salvatore Totino.  Produced by Nicky Kentish Barnes, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Baltasar Kormakur, Brian Oliver, Tyler Thompson.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Gary Freeman.  Costume Design by Guy Speranza.  Film Editing…

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Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (2001)

JOHN MADDEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   United Kingdom/France/USA, 2001.  Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Miramax, Working Title Films, Free Range Films, Canal+.  Screenplay by Shawn Slovo, based on the novel by Louis de Bernieres.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Mark Huffam, Kevin Loader.  Music by Stephen Warbeck.  Production Design by Jim Clay.  Costume Design by Alexandra Byrne.  Film Editing…

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Proof (2005)

JOHN MADDEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2005.  Miramax, Endgame Entertainment, Hart-Sharp Entertainment, Inside Track 1.  Screenplay by David Auburn, Rebecca Miller, based on the play by David Auburn.  Cinematography by Alwin H. Kuchler.  Produced by Robert Kessel, Alison Owen,Jeffrey Sharp.  Music by Stephen Warbeck.  Production Design by Alice Normington.  Costume Design by Jill Taylor.  Film Editing by Mick Audsley.  Golden Globe Awards 2005.  Toronto…

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The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

TERRY GILLIAM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB. United Kingdom/Canada/France, 2009.  Infinity Features Entertainment, Poo Poo Pictures, Parnassus Productions, Davis-Films, Téléfilm Canada, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, U.K. Tax Credit, Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC, British Columbia Film, The Movie Network, Movie Central.  Screenplay by Terry Gilliam, Charles McKeown.  Cinematography by Nicola Peorini.  Produced by Amy…

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Twelve Monkeys (1995)

TERRY GILLIAM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1995.  Universal Pictures, Atlas Entertainment, Classico.  Screenplay by David Webb Peoples, Janet Peoples, based on the film La Jetee by Chris Marker.  Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by Charles Roven.  Music by Paul Buckmaster.  Production Design by Jeffrey Beecroft.  Costume Design by Julie Weiss.  Film Editing by Mick Audsley.  Academy Awards 1995.  Golden Globe Awards 1995.   Based…

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Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom, 2002.  BBC Films, Celador Films, Jonescompany Productions.  Screenplay by Steven Knight.  Cinematography by Chris Menges.  Produced by Robert Jones, Tracey Seaward.  Music by Nathan Larson.  Production Design by Hugo Luczyc-Wyshowski.  Costume Design by Odile Dicks-Mireaux.  Film Editing by Mick Audsley.  Academy Awards 2003.   National Board of Review Awards 2003.  Online Film Critics Awards 2003.   Toronto…

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High Fidelity (2000)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 2000.  Touchstone Pictures, Working Title Films, Dogstar Films, New Crime Productions.  Screenplay by D.V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink, John Cusack, Scott Rosenberg, based on the book by Nick Hornby.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Rudd Simmons.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by David Chapman, Therese DePrez.  Costume Design by Laura…

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The Hit (1984)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom, 1984.  Zenith Entertainment, Recorded Picture Company, Central Productions Ltd..  Screenplay by Peter Prince.  Cinematography by Mike Molloy.  Produced by Jeremy Thomas.  Music by Paco de Lucía.  Production Design by Andrew Sanders.  Costume Design by Marit Allen.  Film Editing by Mick Audsley. Independent Spirit Awards 1985.   Toronto International Film Festival 1984. British criminal Terence Stamp goes into…

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My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom, 1985.  Working Title Films, SAF Productions, Channel Four Films.  Screenplay by Hanif Kureishi.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Sarah Radcylffe.  Music by Ludus Tonalis.  Production Design by Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski.  Costume Design by Lindy Hemming.  Film Editing by Mick Audsley.  Academy Awards 1986.  Independent Spirit Awards 1986.  National Board of Review Awards 1986. …

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