1917 (2019)

SAM MENDES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2019.  Amblin Partners, DreamWorks, Neal Street Productions, New Republic Pictures.  Screenplay by Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Sam Mendes, Brian Oliver, Jayne-Ann Tenggren.  Music by  Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by David…

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Air America (1990)

ROGER SPOTTISWOODE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1990.  Carolco Pictures, IndieProd Company Productions.  Screenplay by John Eskow, Richard Rush, based on the book by Christopher Robbins.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Daniel Melnick.  Music by Charles Gross.  Production Design by Allan Cameron.  Costume Design by John Mollo.  Film Editing by John Bloom,…

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The Goldfinch (2019)

JOHN CROWLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2019.  Amazon Studios, Color Force, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Peter Straughan, based on the novel by Donna Tartt.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson.  Music by Trevor Gureckis.  Production Design by K.K. Barrett.  Costume Design by Kasia Walicka-Maimone.  Film Editing by Kelley…

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Prisoners (2013)

DENIS VILLENEUVE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2013.  Alcon Entertainment, 8:38 Productions, Madhouse Entertainment.  Screenplay by Aaron Guzikowski.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Kira Davis, Broderick Johnson, Adam Kolbrenner, Andrew A. Kosove.  Music by Johann Johannsson.  Production Design by Patrice Vermette.  Costume Design by Renee April.  Film Editing by Joel Cox, Gary…

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Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

DENIS VILLENEUVE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.    USA/United Kingdom/Canada, 2017.  16:14 Entertainment, Alcon Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Thunderbird Entertainment, Torridon Films, Warner Bros..  Story by Hampton Fancher, Screenplay by Hampton Fancher, Michael Green, based on characters from the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Broderick…

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Hail, Caesar! (2016)

ETHAN COEN, JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2016.  Universal Pictures, Working Title Films, Mike Zoss Productions, Dentsu, Fuji Television Network.  Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Eric Fellner.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Jess Gonchor.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Ethan Coen,…

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Sicario (2015)

DENIS VILLENEUVE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 2015.  Black Label Media, Lionsgate, Thunder Road Pictures.  Screenplay by Taylor Sheridan.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Basil Iwanyk, Thad Luckinbill, Trent Luckinbill, Edward McDonnell, Molly Smith.  Music by Johann Johannsson.  Production Design by Patrice Vermette.  Costume Design by Renee April.  Film Editing by Joe Walker.  Academy Awards 2015.  Cannes Film Festival 2015. National Board of Review…

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Unbroken (2014)

ANGELINA JOLIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.   USA, 2014.  3 Arts Entertainment, Jolie Pas, Legendary Entertainment.  Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Richard LaGravenese, William Nicholson, based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Matthew Baer, Angelina Jolie, Erwin Stoff, Clayton Townsend.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing…

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Courage Under Fire (1996)

EDWARD ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1996.  Davis Entertainment, Fox 2000 Pictures, Joseph M. Singer Entertainment.  Screenplay by Patrick Sheane Duncan.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by John Davis, David T. Friendly, Joseph Singer.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by John Graysmark.  Costume Design by Francine Jamison-Tanchuck.  Film Editing by Steven Rosenblum.   Pointlessly empty drama that really should have been excellent…

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Anywhere But Here (1999)

WAYNE WANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1999.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Alvin Sargent, based on the book by Mona Simpson.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Laurence Mark.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Donald Graham Burt.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing by Nicholas C. Smith.  Golden Globe Awards 1999.  Toronto International Film Festival 1999.   The presence…

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The Village (2004)

M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2004.  Touchstone Pictures, Blinding Edge Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by M. Night Shyamalan.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Sam Mercer, Scott Rudin, M. Night Shyamalan.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Tom Foden.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Christopher Tellefsen.  Academy Awards 2004.  Online Film Critics Awards 2004.   This chapter…

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Doubt (2008)

JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2008.  Goodspeed Productions, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley, based on his play.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Mark Roybal, Scott Rudin.  Music by Howard Shore. Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Dylan Tichenor.  Academy Awards 2008.  Golden Globe Awards 2008.  National Board of…

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