Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

TAIKA WAITITI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA, 2017.  Walt Disney Pictures, Marvel Studios, Government of Australia.  Screenplay by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, Christopher L. Yost, based on the Marvel comics by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby, with story elements from Planet Hulk by Greg Pak, Carlo Pagulayan and the works of Walter…

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The Commuter (2018)

JAUME COLLET-SERRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Ombra Films, StudioCanal, The Picture Company.  Story by Byron Willinger, Philip de Blasi, Screenplay by Byron Willinger, Philip de Blasi, Ryan Engle.  Cinematography by Paul Cameron.  Produced by Alex Heineman, Andrew Rona.  Music by Roque Baños.   Production Design by Richard Bridgland.  Costume Design by Betsy Heinemann, Jill Taylor.  Film Editing by Nicolas De…

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Possession (1981)

ANDRZEJ ZULAWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/West Germany, 1981.  Gaumont, Oliane Productions, Marianne Productions, Soma Film Produktion.  Original idea by Andrzej Zulawski, Adaptation by Andrzej Zulawski, Frederic Tuten.  Cinematography by Bruno Nuytten.  Produced by Marie-Laure Reyre.  Music by Andrzej Korzynski.  Production Design by Holger Gross.  Costume Design by Ingrid Zore.  Film Editing by Marie-Sophie Dubus, Suzanne Lang-Willar.  Cannes Film Festival 1981.   Breaking…

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Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book (1994)

STEPHEN SOMMERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1994.  Vegahom Europe, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Ronald Yanover, Mark Geldman, Screenplay by Stephen Sommers, Ronald Yanover, Mark Geldman, based on characters from the novel by Rudyard Kipling.  Cinematography by Juan Ruiz Anchia.  Produced by Edward S. Feldman, Raju Patel.  Music by Basil Poledouris.  Production Design by Allan Cameron.  Costume Design by John Mollo.  Film Editing…

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The Dish (2000)

ROB SITCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Australia, 2000.  Working Dog, Distant Horizon, Dish Film Ltd., The Dish Film Productions.  Screenplay by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Jane Kennedy, Rob Sitch.  Cinematography by Graeme Wood.  Produced by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Michael Hirsh, Jane Kennedy, Rob Sitch.  Music by Edmund Choi.  Production Design by Carrie Kennedy.  Costume Design by Kitty Stuckey.  Film Editing by Jill…

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A Cry In The Dark (1988)

FRED SCHEPISI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Alternate title:  Evil Angels Australia/USA, 1988.  Cannon Entertainment, Golan-Globus Productions, Cinema Verity, Evil Angels Films, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Robert Caswell, Fred Schepisi, based on the novel Evil Angels by John Bryson.  Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Verity Lambert.  Music by Bruce Smeaton.  Production Design by Wendy Dickson, George Liddle.  Costume Design by Bruce Finlayson.  Film Editing by…

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Plenty (1985)

FRED SCHEPISI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   United Kingdom/USA, 1985.  Pressman Productions, RKO Pictures.  Screenplay by David Hare, based on his play.  Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Joseph Papp, Edward R. Pressman.  Music by Bruce Smeaton.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald. Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Peter Honess.  New York Film Critics Awards 1985.   Meryl Streep‘s riveting performance…

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The Horse Whisperer (1998)

ROBERT REDFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1998.  Touchstone Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises.  Screenplay by Eric Roth, Richard LaGravenese, based on the novel by Nick Evans.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Patrick Markey, Robert Redford.  Music by Thomas Newman, Gwil Owen.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Judy L. Ruskin.  Film Editing by Hank Corwin, Freeman A….

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Dead Calm (1989)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Australia, 1989.  Kennedy Miller Productions, Lynx Location Services.  Screenplay by Terry Hayes, based on the novel by Charles Williams.  Cinematography by Dean Semler.  Produced by Terry Hayes, George Miller, Doug Mitchell.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Graham ‘Grace’ Walker.  Costume Design by Norma Moriceau.  Film Editing by Richard Francis-Bruce. Following the tragic death of their…

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Angel (2007)

FRANCOIS OZON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   United Kingdom/Belgium/France, 2007.  Fidélité Productions, Poisson Rouge Pictures, SCOPE Invest, FOZ, Virtual Films, Wild Bunch, France 2 Cinema, Celluloid Dreams, Canal+, TPS Star, Soficinéma 3, Soficinema 2, Scope Pictures.  Screenplay by Francois Ozon, dialogue by Francois Ozon, Martin Crimp, based on the novel by Elizabeth Taylor.  Cinematography by Denis Lenoir.  Produced by Olivier Delbosc,…

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Wimbledon (2004)

RICHARD LONCRAINE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  United Kingdom/France, 2004.  Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Working Title Films, Inside Track Films, Firstep Productions.  Screenplay by Adam Brooks, Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Liza Chasin, Eric Fellner, Mary Richards.  Music by John Colby, Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by Brian Morris.  Costume Design by Louise Stjernsward.  Film Editing by…

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Jurassic Park III

JOE JOHNSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.   Weak entry in the dinosaur saga has some scenes so scary they surpass the work done by Steven Spielberg in his previous two films (Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park), but without a good plot or any sense of excitement the result is still a dud….

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