The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021)

MICHAEL SHOWALTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Canada/USA, 2021. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Freckle Films, MWM Studios, Searchlight Pictures, Semi-Formal Productions. Screenplay by Abe Sylvia, based on the documentary by Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato. Cinematography by Mike Gioulakis. Produced by Kelly Carmichael, Jessica Chastain, Gigi Pritzker, Rachel Shane. Music by Theodore Shapiro. Production Design by…

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American Sniper (2014)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2014.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Mad Chance, Joint Effort, Malpaso Productions.  Screenplay by Jason Hall, based on the book by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, James Defelice.  Cinematography by Tom Stern.  Produced by Bradley Cooper, Clint Eastwood, Andrew Lazar, Robert Lorenz, Peter Morgan.  Production Design by Charisse Cardenas, James J. Murakami.  Costume Design…

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Inherent Vice (2014)

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2014.  Ghoulardi Film Company, Warner Bros., IAC Films, RatPac-Dune Entertainment.  Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson, based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon.  inematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Paul Thomas Anderson, Daniel Lupi, JoAnne Sellar.  Music by Jonny Greenwood.  Production Design by David Crank.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Leslie Jones.  Academy Awards 2014. …

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Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

JOHN MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2001.  Orion Pictures, Motion Picture Corporation of America.  Story by Jim Thomas, John Thomas, Screenplay by David Veloz, Zak Penn.  Cinematography by Brendan Galvin.  Produced by John Davis.  Music by Don Davis.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley.  Costume Design by George L. Little.  Film Editing by Paul Martin Smith.   Taut, exciting thriller about a gung-ho…

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Hart’s War (2002)

GREGORY HOBLIT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2002.  Cheyenne Enterprises, David Foster Productions, David Ladd Films, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Billy Ray, Terry George, based on the novel by John Katzenbach.  Cinematography by Alar Kivilo.  Produced by David Foster, Gregory Hoblit, David Ladd, Arnold Rifkin.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Lilly Kilvert.  Costume Design by Elisabetta Beraldo.  Film Editing by David Rosenbloom.   A…

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Blood Work (2002)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2002.  Malpaso Productions, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Brian Helgeland, based on the novel by Michael Connelly.  Cinematography by Tom Stern.  Produced by Clint Eastwood.  Music by Lennie Niehaus.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Deborah Hopper.  Film Editing by Joel Cox.   Middling psychological thriller isn’t among Clint Eastwood‘s best pulse-pounders (no pun…

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