The Glorias (2020)

JULIE TAYMOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 2020. Artemis Rising Foundation, Page Fifty-Four Pictures, The Glorias. Screenplay by Julie Taymor, Sarah Ruhl, based on the book My Life On The Road by Gloria Steinem. Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto. Produced by Lynn Hendee, Alex Saks, Julie Taymor. Music by Elliot Goldenthal. Production Design by…

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The Irishman (2019)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA, 2019.  Fábrica de Cine, STX Entertainment, Sikelia Productions, Tribeca Productions.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Charles Brandt.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Troy Allen, Gerald Chamales, Robert De Niro, Randall Emmett, Gaston Pavlovich, Jane Rosenthal, Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Irwin…

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Silence (2016)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Mexico/Taiwan/USA, 2016.  Cappa Defina Productions, CatchPlay, Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films, Fábrica de Cine, IM Global, SharpSword Films, Sikelia Productions, Verdi Productions, Waypoint Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jay Cocks, Martin Scorsese, based on the novel by Shusaku Endo.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Vittorio Cecchi Gori, Barbara De Fina, Randall Emmett, Gaston Pavlovich, David…

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Passengers (2016)

MORTEN TYLDUM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2016.  Columbia Pictures, LStar Capital, Village Roadshow Pictures, Original Film, Company Films, Start Motion Pictures, Wanda Pictures.  Screenplay by Jon Spaihts.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Stephen Hamle, Michael Maher, Ori Marmur, Neal H. Moritz.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Guy Hendrix Dyas.  Costume Design by Jany Temime.  Film Editing by…

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2014)

JULIE TAYMOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2014.  Londinium Films, Ealing Studios Entertainment, Ealing Studios.  Play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Lynn Hendee, Ben Latham-Jones.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by Es Devlin.  Costume Design by Constance Hoffman.  Film Editing by Barbara Tulliver.  Toronto International Film Festival 2014. Not a film adaptation but a filmed performance of Julie…

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The Homesman (2014)

TOMMY LEE JONES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  France/USA, 2014.  EuropaCorp, Ithaca, The Javelina Film Company.  Screenplay by Tommy Lee Jones, Kieran Fitzgerald, Wesley A. Oliver, based on the novel by Glendon Swarthout. Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Luc Besson, Peter Brant, Brian Kennedy.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Production Design by Merideth Boswell.  Costume Design by Lahly Poore.  Film Editing by Roberto Silvi.  Cannes…

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Frida (2002)

JULIE TAYMOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/Canada/Mexico, 2002.  Handprint Entertainment, Lions Gate Films, Miramax, Ventanarosa Productions.  Screenplay by Clancy Sigal, Diane Lake, Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas, based on the book Frida: A Biography Of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Lindsay Flickinger, Sarah Green, Nancy Hardin, Salma Hayek, Jay Polstein, Roberto Sneider, Lizz Speed.  Music…

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The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2013.  Red Granite Pictures, Appian Way, Sikelia Productions, EMJAG Productions.  Screenplay by Terence Winter, based on the book by Jordan Belfort.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Riza Aziz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joey McFarland, Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff.  Production Design by Bob Shaw.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Thelma Schoonmaker.  Academy Awards 2013. …

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State Of Play (2009)

KEVIN MACDONALD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA/United Kingdom/France, 2009.  Universal Pictures, Working Title Films, StudioCanal, Relativity Media, Andell Entertainment.  Screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Tony Gilroy, Billy Ray, based on the television series by Paul Abbott.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Andrew Hauptman.  Music by Alex Heffes.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by…

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Amores Perros (2000)

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Mexico, 2000.  Altavista Films, Zeta Film.  Screenplay by Guillermo Arriaga.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.  Music by Gustavo Santaolalla.  Production Design by Brigitte Broch.  Costume Design by Gabriela Diaque.  Film Editing by Luis Carballar, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Fernando Perez Unda.   A tragic car accident in downtown Mexico City serves as the…

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21 Grams (2003)

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2003.  This Is That Productions, Y Productions.  Screenplay by Guillermo Arriaga.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Robert Salerno.  Music by Gustavo Santaolalla.  Production Design by Brigitte Broch.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Stephen Mirrione.   This is a powerful tale of love lost and souls redeemed that, like…

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Babel (2006)

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/USA/Mexico, 2006.  Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Anonymous Content, Zeta Film, Central Films, Media Rights Capital.  Story by Guillermo Arriaga, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Screenplay by Guillermo Arriaga.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Steve Golin, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Jon Kilik.  Music by Gustavo Santaolalla.  Production Design by Brigitte Broch.  Costume Design by Gabriela Diaque, Miwako Kobayashi,…

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