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 Doyle.  Production … More Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

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Allied

BB.5 (out of 5) A Canadian spy (Brad Pitt) working for the British forces during World War II is sent to Casablanca, where he plays house with a French agent (Marion Cotillard) until they can pull off the assassination of a Nazi bigwig.  They do their jobs but they also give into a mutual attraction that … More Allied

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Everest

BBB (out of 5) Following the first successful climb to the summit of Mount Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, who reached the top of the world’s highest peak in 1953, mountain climbing escalated in popularity to the extent that Rob Hall made it a profitable business in the nineties.  Hall took wealthy patrons … More Everest

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Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

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 by … More Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

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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 … More Proof (2005)

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Twelve Monkeys

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Based on Chris Marker’s terrifying experimental short film La Jetee, the deliciously weird narrative of this film follows Bruce Willis as he travels back in time from the future to prevent the end of the world from happening. Madeleine Stowe plays a psychiatrist from the past who slowly begins to understand that Willis is … More Twelve Monkeys

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