Woman In Gold (2015)

SIMON CURTIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB United Kingdom, 2015. Origin Pictures, BBC Films. Screenplay by Alexi Kaye Campbell. Cinematography by Ross Emery. Produced by David M. Thompson, Kris Thykier. Music by Martin Phipps, Hans Zimmer. Production Design by Jim Clay. Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor. Film Editing by Peter Lambert. A powerful…

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Wonder Woman (2017)

PATTY JENKINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/China/Hong Kong, 2017.  Warner Bros., Atlas Entertainment, Cruel & Unusual Films, DC Entertainment, Dune Entertainment, Tencent Pictures, Wanda Pictures.  Story by Zack Snyder, Allan Heinberg, Jason Fuchs, Screenplay by Allan Heinberg, based on characters from DC and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston.  Cinematography by Matthew Jensen.  Produced by Charles Roven,…

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

GUY RITCHIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2015.  Warner Bros., RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Wigram Productions, Davis Entertainment.  Story by Jeff Kleeman, David C. Wilson, Guy Ritchie, Lionel Wigram, Screenplay by Guy Ritchie, Lionel Wigram, based on the television series by Sam Rolfe.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Steve Clark-Hall, John Davis, Guy Ritchie, Lionel Wigram.  Music by Daniel Pemberton.  Production…

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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

CHRISTOPHER McQUARRIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Paramount Pictures, Skydance Media, Bad Robot, China Movie Channel, Alibaba Pictures Group, Odin, TC Productions.  USA, 2015.  Directed by Christopher McQuarrie.  Story by Christopher McQuarrie, Drew Pearce. Screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie, based on the television series by Bruce Geller. Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Tom Cruise,…

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X-Men: First Class (2011)

MATTHEW VAUGHN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/United Kingdom, 2011.  Twentieth Century Fox, Marvel Entertainment, Dune Entertainment, Bad Hat Harry Productions, Donners’ Company, Ingenious Media, Big Screen Productions, Ingenious Film Partners.  Story by Sheldon Turner, Bryan Singer, Screenplay by Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Gregory Goodman, Simon Kinberg, Lauren Shuler Donner,…

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U-571 (2000)

JONATHAN MOSTOW Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France/USA, 2000.  Universal Pictures, Canal Plus Image International, Dino De Laurentiis Company.  Story by Jonathan Mostow, Screenplay by Jonathan Mostow, Sam Montgomery, David Ayer.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis, Martha De Laurentiis.  Music by Richard Marvin.  Production Design by William Ladd Skinner, Gotz Weidner.  Costume Design by April Ferry.  Film Editing by…

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Bent (1997)

SEAN MATHIAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/Japan, 1997.  Channel Four Films, NDF Inc., ASK Kodansha, Arts Council of England.  Screenplay by Martin Sherman, based on his play.  Cinematography by Giorgos Arvanitis.  Produced by Dixie Linder, Michael Solinger. Music by Philip Glass.  Production Design by Stephen Brimson Lewis.  Costume Design by Stewart Meachem.  Film Editing by Isabelle Lorente.   Spiritless adaptation of…

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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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Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

JOE JOHNSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Paramount Pictures, Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Studios.  Screenplay by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, based on the comic books by Joe Simon, Jack Kirby.  Cinematography by Shelly Johnson.  Produced by Kevin Feige.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Rick Heinrichs.  Costume Design by Anna B. Sheppard.  Film Editing by Robert Dalva, Jeffrey Ford.   More superhero fun…

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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…

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