Passing (2021)

REBECCA HALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA/United Kingdom/Canada, 2021. AUM Group, Film4, Flat Five Productions, Gamechanger Films, Hungry Bull Productions, Picture Films, Significant Productions, Sweet Tomato Films, TGCK Partners, XRM Media. Screenplay by Rebecca Hall, based on the novel by Nella Larsen. Cinematography by Eduard Grau. Produced by Nina Yang Bongiovi, Rebecca Hall,…

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Godzilla Vs. Kong (2021)

ADAM WINGARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA/Australia/Canada/India, 2021. Legendary Entertainment, Warner Bros.. Story by Terry Rossio, Michael Dougherty, Zach Shields, Screenplay by Eric Pearson, Max Borenstein. Cinematography by Ben Seresin. Produced by Alex Garcia, Jon Jashni, Eric McLeod, Mary Parent, Brian Rogers, Thomas Tull. Music by Junkie XL. Production Design by Tom Hammock,…

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Mirai (2018)

MAMORU HOSODA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Original Title:  Mirai no Mirai Japan, 2018.  Chukyo TV Broadcasting Company, Dentsu, East Japan Marketing & Communications Inc., Fukuoka Broadcasting System, Hiroshima Telecasting, Kadokawa, Lawson,Line, Madhouse, Miyagi Television Broadcasting, NTT Docomo, Nippon Television Network, Sapporo Television Broadcasting Company, Shizuoka Daiichi Television, Studio Chizu, The Yomiuri Shimbun, Toho Company,…

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A Rainy Day In New York (2019)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2019.  Gravier Productions, Perdido Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Erika Aronson, Letty Aronson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Marco Piemontese.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.  Woody Allen returns to New York and to a lighter feeling in…

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The Awakening (2011)

NICK MURPHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5. United Kingdom, 2011.  StudioCanal, BBC Films, Creative Scotland, Lipsync Productions, Origin Pictures, Eagle Pictures.  Screenplay by Stephen Volk, Nick Murphy.  Cinematography by Eduard Grau.  Produced by Sarah Curtis, Julia Stannard, David M. Thompson.  Music by Daniel Pemberton.  Production Design by Jon Henson.  Costume Design by Caroline Harris.  Film Editing by Victoria Boydell.   With so many dead…

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The BFG (2016)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   United Kingdom/Canada/USA, 2016.  Walt Disney Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Reliance Entertainment, Walden Media, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, DreamWorks, River Road Entertainment.  Screenplay by Melissa Mathison, based on the book by Roald Dahl. Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Frank Marshall, Sam Mercer, Steven Spielberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design…

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Dorian Gray (2009)

OLIVER PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  United Kingdom, 2009.  Ealing Studios, Alliance Films, Fragile Films, UK Film Council, Aramid Entertainment Fund, Hindsight Media, Moving Picture Company.  Screenplay by Toby Finlay, based on the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.  Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by Barnaby Thompson.  Music by Charlie Mole.  Production Design by John Beard.  Costume Design by…

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A Promise (2013)

PATRICE LECONTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   0.5.  France/Belgium, 2013.  Fidélité Films, Wild Bunch, Scope Pictures, Orange Cinéma Séries, La Wallonie, Cofinova Développement 6, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral de Belgique, SCOPE Invest.  Screenplay by Patrice Leconte, Jerome Tonnerre, based on the novel Journey Into The Past by Stefan Zweig. Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by Olivier Delbosc,…

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The Prestige (2006)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA/United Kingdom, 2006.  Touchstone Pictures, Warner Bros., Newmarket Productions, Syncopy.  Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan, based on the novel by Christopher Priest.  Cinematography by Wally Pfister.  Produced by Christopher Nolan, Aaron Ryder, Emma Thomas.  Music by David Julyan.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley.  Costume Design by Joan Bergin.  Film Editing by Lee Smith.   The filmmakers…

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Please Give (2010)

NICOLE HOLOFCENER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2010.  Sony Pictures Classics, Likely Story, Feelin’ Guilty.  Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener.  Cinematography by Yaron Orbach.  Produced by Anthony Bregman.  Music by Tim LeFebvre, Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by Mark White.  Costume Design by Ane Crabtree.  Film Editing by Robert Frazen.   Nicole Holocener returns with yet another compelling examination of complicated women. Rebecca Hall is excellent as…

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Frost/Nixon (2008)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom/France, 2008.  Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Working Title Films, StudioCanal, Relativity Media, Digital Image Associates.  Screenplay by Peter Morgan, based on his play.  Cinematography by Salvatore Totino.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Daniel Orlandi.  Film Editing by Daniel…

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Iron Man 3 (2013)

SHANE BLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/China, 2013.  Marvel Studios, Paramount Pictures, DMG Entertainment, Illusion Entertainment, Taurus Studios.  Screenplay by Drew Pearce, Shane Black, based on the Marvel Comic book by Stan Lee, Don Heck, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby, and the Extremis mini-series by Warren Ellis, and illustrated by Adi Granov.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Kevin…

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