Swinging Safari (2018)

STEPHAN ELLIOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  Australia, 2018.  See Pictures, Wildheart Films.  Screenplay by Stephan Elliott.   Cinematography by Brad Shield.   Produced by Al Clark, Jamie Hilton.  Music by Guy Gross.  Production Design by Colin Gibson.  Costume Design by Lizzy Gardiner.  Film Editing by Sue Blainey, Annette Davey, Laurie Hughes. Stephan Elliott looks back…

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Pitch Black (2000)

DAVID TWOHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2000.  PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Interscope Communications.  Story by Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat, Screenplay by Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat, David Twohy.  Cinematography by David Eggby.  Produced by Tom Engelman.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Graham ‘Grace’ Walker.  Costume Design by Anna Borghesi.  Film Editing by Rick Shaine.   Terrifying futuristic thriller about a prison-shuttle…

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Phone Booth (2002)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2002.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Zucker/Netter Productions.  Screenplay by Larry Cohen.  Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.  Produced by Gil Netter, David Zucker.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Andrew Laws.  Costume Design by Daniel Orlandi.  Film Editing by Mark Stevens.   Colin Farrell plays a self-important, cocky celebrity publicist who acts like he’s a hot shot but is really…

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Man On Fire (2004)

TONY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2004.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Regency Enterprises, New Regency Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Epsilon Motion Pictures.  Screenplay by Brian Helgeland, based on the novel by A.J. Quinnell.  Cinematography by Paul Cameron.  Produced by Lucas Foster, Arnon Milchan, Tony Scott.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Benjamin Fernandez, Chris Seagers.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film…

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Finding Neverland (2004)

MARC FORSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 2004.   Miramax, FilmColony, Keylight Productions.   Screenplay by David Magee, based on the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee.  Cinematography by Roberto Schaefer.   Produced by Nellie Bellflower, Richard N. Gladstein.   Music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek.   Production Design by Gemma Jackson.   Costume Design by…

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Love And Other Catastrophes (1996)

EMMA-KATE CROGHAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Australia, 1996.  Beyond Films, New Vision Films, Screwball Five.  Screenplay by Yael Bergman, Emma-Kate Croghan, Helen Bandis, based on a story by Stavros Kazantzidis.  Cinematography by Justin Brickle.  Produced by Stavros Kazantzidis.  Music by Oleh Witer.  Production Design by Lisa Collins.  Costume Design by Lisa Colling.  Film Editing by Ken Sallows.   A day in the…

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High Art (1998)

LISA CHOLODENKO Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  Canada/USA, 1998.  391 Productions, Antidote Films, October Films.  Screenplay by Lisa Cholodenko.  Cinematography by Tami Reiker.  Produced by Dolly Hall, Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte, Susan A. Stover.  Music by Stuart Hill, Nathan Larson, Craig Wedren.  Production Design by Bernhard Blythe.  Costume Design by Victoria Farrell.  Film Editing by Amy E. Duddleston.   An intoxicating performance by Ally Sheedy…

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Melinda And Melinda (2004)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   USA, 2004.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Gravier Productions, LF Hungary Film Rights Exploitation.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Letty Aronson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Judy L. Ruskin.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.   Two writers argue about the importance of comedy and tragedy, challenging each other to take…

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