Peppermint Soda (1977)

DIANE KURYS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB Original Title: Diabolo menthe France, 1977.  Alexandre Films, Films de L’Alma.   Screenplay by Diane Kurys, Alain Le Henry.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Serge Laski.  Music by Yves Simon.  Production Design by Tony Egry, Laurent Janet, Bernard Madelenat.  Film Editing by Joele Van Effenterre. Diane Kurys…

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

DAVID YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Heyday Films, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by J.K. Rowling, based on her characters.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by David Heyman, Steve Kloves, J.K. Rowling, Lionel Wigram.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Mark Day. The nefarious Grindelwald (Johnny Depp as…

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Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016)

DAVID YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2016.  Heyday Films, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by J.K. Rowling.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by David Heyman, Steve Kloves, J.K. Rowling, Lionel Wigram.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Stuart Craig, James Hambridge.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Mark Day.  Academy Awards 2016.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2016.    Washington…

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The Model Couple (1977)

WILLIAM KLEIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Le Couple Temoin France/Switzerland, 1977.  Artco-Film, Films Paris-New York, Institut National de L’Audiovisuel.  Screenplay by William Klein.  Cinematography by William Klein, Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Roger Fleytoux.  Music by Michel Colombier.  Costume Design by Agnes B., Georges Bril.  Film Editing by Valerie Mayoux.  The “Ministry of Future” selects a married couple to…

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The Nice Guys (2016)

SHANE BLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2016.  Misty Mountains, Bloom, Lipsync Productions, Nice Guys, Silver Pictures, Waypoint Entertainment.  Screenplay by Shane Black, Anthony Bagarozzi.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Joel Silver.  Music by David Buckley, John Ottman.  Production Design by Richard Bridgland.  Costume Design by Kym Barrett.  Film Editing by Joel Negron.  Las Vegas Film Critics Awards 2016.   A…

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Beautiful Creatures (2013)

RICHARD LaGRAVENESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2013.  Alcon Entertainment, Belle Pictures, Warner Bros. Entertainment.  Screenplay by Richard LaGravenese, based on the novel by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Broderick Johnson, Andrew A. Kosove, Molly Smith, Erwin Stoff, David Valdes.  Music by Thenewno2.  Production Design by Richard Sherman.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing…

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Larry Crowne (2011)

TOM HANKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   0.5.  USA, 2011.  Universal Pictures, Vendome Pictures, StudioCanal, Playtone Productions, Summit Entertainment.  Screenplay by Tom Hanks, Nia Vardalos.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks.  Music by James Newton Howard. Production Design by Victor Kempster.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Alan Cody. A film so disastrous it has to be seen…

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Remember The Titans (2000)

BOAZ YAKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2000.  Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Run It Up Productions Inc., Technical Black, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Gregory Allen Howard.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Chad Oman.  Music by Trevor Rabin.  Production Design by Deborah Evans.  Costume Design by Judy L. Ruskin.  Film Editing by Michael Tronick.   What do you get when you mix manipulative…

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Lions For Lambs (2007)

ROBERT REDFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2007.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United Artists, Wildwood Enterprises, Brat Na Pont Productions, Andell Entertainment, Cruise/Wagner Productions.  Screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Tracy Falco, Andrew Hauptman, Robert Redford.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Jan Roelfs.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by…

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A River Runs Through It (1992)

ROBERT REDFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1992.  Allied Filmmakers, Wildwood Enterprises.  Screenplay by Richard Friedenberg, based on the story by Norman Maclean.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Patrick Markey, Amalia Mato, Robert Redford.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Kathy O’Rear, Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Robert Estrin, Lynzee Klingman.   Poetic and touching, this…

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Constantine (2005)

FRANCIS LAWRENCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Germany, 2005.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, DC Comics, Lonely Film Productions GmbH & Co. KG., Donners’ Company, Branded Entertainment/Batfilm Productions, Weed Road Pictures, 3 Arts Entertainment, Di Bonaventura Pictures.  Story by Kevin Brodbin, Screenplay by Kevin Brodbin, Frank A. Cappello, based on the comic book Hellblazer by Jamie…

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The Brave One (2007)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Australia, 2007.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Silver Pictures.  Story by Roderick Taylor, Bruce A. Taylor, Screenplay by Roderick Taylor, Bruce A. Taylor, Cynthia Mort.Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Susan Downey, Joel Silver.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Kristi Zea.  Costume Design by Catherine Marie Thomas.  Film Editing by Tony…

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