Alien: Covenant (2017)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/United Kingdom/Australia/New Zealand/Canada, 2017.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Scott Free Productions, TSG Entertainment, Brandywine Productions.  Story by Jack Paglen, Michael Green, Screenplay by John Logan, Dante Harper, based on characters created by Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett.  Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by David Giler, Walter Hill, Mark Huffam, Michael Schaefer, Ridley Scott.  Music … More Alien: Covenant (2017)

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The Drop

BBBB (out of 5) James Gandolfini‘s Brooklyn bar is a quiet, out of the way joint that was purchased from him by Chechen mobsters who now use it as a central station for payment drops.  Gandolfini still runs the place, assisted by his quiet, unassuming cousin (Tom Hardy) who sees everything and says nothing.  Two … More The Drop

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Dead Man Down

BB.5 (out of 5) Colin Farrell is a hit man for a mob boss (Terrence Howard) who strikes up a friendship with the beautician (Noomi Rapace) whose balcony is visible from his window.  She witnessed him kill a man in his apartment and is willing to keep silent about it if he will do the same … More Dead Man Down

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Prometheus (2012)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2012.  Twentieth Century Fox, Dune Entertainment, Scott Free Productions, Brandywine Productions.  Screenplay by Jon Spaihts, Damon Lindelof, inspired by elements of a screenplay by Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett.  Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by David Giler, Walter Hill, Ridley Scott.  Music by Marc Streitenfeld.  Production Design by Arthur Max. Costume Design by Janty Yates.  Film … More Prometheus (2012)

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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Man Som Hatar Kvinnor)

BBBB (out of 5) A journalist is sued and arrested for making claims against a wealthy tycoon that the Swedish court deem libelous. Meanwhile, a violently tough young woman works for a security company and hacks into the journalist’s entire life, providing her superiors with all the necessary information for tracking his activities. These two … More The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Man Som Hatar Kvinnor)

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows (2011)

GUY RITCHIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Silver Pictures, Wigram Productions, Lin Pictures.  Screenplay by Michele Mulroney, Kieran Mulroney, based on characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Susan Downey, Dan Lin, Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.  Film Editing by James … More Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows (2011)

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The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest (Luftslottet Som Sprangdes)

BB.5 (out of 5) The powerful trilogy comes to a close with a dull thud, revealing the series to be a strong opening with two excuses for sequels rather than an equally engrossing three-part saga. Endless, blathering dialogue goes on for scene after scene as authorities wrap up the crimes from the end of the … More The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest (Luftslottet Som Sprangdes)

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