Proud Mary (2018)

BABAK NAJAFI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.    USA, 2018.  Screen Gems.  Story by John Stuart Newman, Christian Swegal, Screenplay by John Stuart Newman, Christian Swegal, Steve Antin.  Cinematography by Dan Laustsen.  Produced by Tai Duncan, Mark Anthony Little, Paul Schiff.  Music by Fil Eisler.  Production Design by Carl Sprague.  Costume Design by Deborah…

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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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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

DAVID YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2010.  Warner Bros., Heyday Films.  Screenplay by Steve Kloves, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling.  Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by David Barron, David Heyman, J.K. Rowling.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Jany Temime.  Film Editing by Mark Day.  Academy Awards 2010.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2010. Washington…

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Mission: Impossible II (2000)

JOHN WOO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Germany, 2000.  Paramount Pictures, Cruise/Wagner Productions, Munich Film Partners & Company.  Story by Ronald D. Moore, Brannon Braga, Screenplay by Robert Towne, based on the television series created by Bruce Geller.  Cinematography by Jeffrey L. Kimball.  Produced by Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Thomas E. Sanders.  Costume Design by…

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Stigmata (1999)

RUPERT WAINWRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1999.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, FGM Entertainment.  Story by Tom Lazarus, Screenplay by Tom Lazarus, Rick Ramage.  Cinematography by Jeffrey L. Kimball.  Produced by Frank Mancuso Jr..  Music by Elia Cmiral, Billy Corgan.  Production Design by Waldemar Kalinowski.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by Michael J. Duthie, Michael R. Miller.   As with other ‘spiritual thrillers’ of its kind,…

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Mighty Joe Young (1998)

RON UNDERWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1998.  RKO Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Mark Rosenthal, Lawrence Konner, based on a story by Merian C. Cooper and a screenplay by Ruth Rose. Cinematography by Donald Peterman, Oliver Wood.  Produced by Ted Hartley, Tom Jacobson.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Molly Maginnis.  Film Editing by Paul Hirsch.  Academy…

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Fugitive Pieces (2007)

JEREMY PODESWA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Canada/Greece, 2007.  Cinegram, Serendipity Point Films, Strada Films, The Harold Greenberg Fund.  Screenplay by Jeremy Podeswa, based on the novel by Anne Michaels.  Cinematography by Gregory Middleton.  Produced by Robert Lantos.  Music by Nikos Kypourgos.  Production Design by Matthew Davies.  Costume Design by Anne Dixon.  Film Editing by Wiebke von Carolsfeld.  Toronto International Film Festival 2007.   Jakob, the sole…

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The Quiet American (2002)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Germany/USA/United Kingdom/Australia/France, 2002.  Miramax, Intermedia Films, Mirage Enterprises, Saga, IMF Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. 2. Produktions KG, Giai Phong Film Studio.  Screenplay by Christopher Hampton, Robert Schenkkan, based on the novel by Graham Greene.  Cinematography by Christopher Doyle.  Produced by Staffan Ahrenberg, Matthias Deyle, William Horberg.  Music by Craig Armstrong.  Production…

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The Saint (1997)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1997.  Paramount Pictures, Rysher Entertainment, Mace Neufeld Productions, Robert Evans Company.  Story by Jonathan Hensleigh, Screenplay by Jonathan Hensleigh, Wesley Strick, based on characters created by Leslie Charteris.  Cinematography by Phil Meheux.  Produced by David Brown, Robert Evans, William J. MacDonald, Mace Neufeld.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Joseph C. Nemec III.  Costume Design…

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Batman Begins (2005)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2005.  Warner Bros., Syncopy, DC Comics, Patalex III Productions Limited.  Story by David S. Goyer, Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, based on characters created by Bob Kane.  Cinematography by Wally Pfister.  Produced by Larry J. Franco, Lorne Orleans, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas.  Music by James Newton Howard, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by…

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Before The Rain (1994)

MILCHO MANCHEVSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  Republic of Macedonia/France/United Kingdom, 1994.  Aim, British Screen Productions, European Co-production Fund, Ministry of Culture for the Republic of Macedonia, Noe, PolyGram Audiovisuel, Vardar Film.  Screenplay by Milcho Manchevski.  Cinematography by Manuel Teran.  Produced by Judy Counihan, Cedomir Kolar, Sam Taylor, Cat Villiers.  Music by Dragan Dautovski, Zlatko Origjanski, Zoran Spasovski, Goran…

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Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

STANLEY KUBRICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1999.  Warner Bros., Stanley Kubrick Productions, Hobby Films, Pole Star.  Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick, Frederic Raphael, inspired by a novel by Arthur Schnitzler.  Cinematography by Larry Smith.  Produced by Stanley Kubrick.  Music by Jocelyn Pook.  Production Design by Leslie Tomkins, Roy Walker.  Costume Design by Marit Allen.  Film Editing by Nigel Galt.  Golden…

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