Eternals (2021)

CHLOE ZHAO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB United Kingdom/USA, 2021. Marvel Studios, TSG Entertainment. Screen story by Ryan Firpo, Kaz Firpo, Screenplay by Chloé Zhao, Patrick Burleigh, Ryan Firpo, Kaz Firpo, based on the Marvel comics by Jack Kirby. Cinematography by Ben Davis. Produced by Kevin Feige, Nate Moore. Music by Ramin Djawadi. Production…

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Ant-Man (2015)

PEYTON REED Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 2015.  Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Screenplay by Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, Paul Rudd, based on the Marvel comics by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby.  Cinematography by Russell Carpenter.  Produced by Kevin Feige.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Shepherd Frankel.  Costume Design…

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

J.A. BAYONA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2018.  Amblin Entertainment, Legendary Entertainment, Perfect World Pictures, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow, based on characters created by Michael Crichton.  Cinematography by Oscar Faura.  Produced by Belen Atienza, Patrick Crowley, Frank Marshall.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by Andy Nicholson.  Costume Design by Sammy Sheldon.  Film Editing by Bernat Vilaplana. With…

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Annihilation (2018)

ALEX GARLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  DNA Films, Paramount Pictures,  Scott Rudin Productions, Skydance Media.  Screenplay by Alex Garland, based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer.  Cinematography by Rob Hardy.  Produced by Eli Bush, Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich, Scott Rudin.  Music by Geoff Barrow, Ben Salisbury.  Production Design  by Mark Digby.  Costume Design by Sammy Sheldon.  Film Editing by Barney Pilling.  …

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Ex Machina (2015)

ALEX GARLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom, 2015.  Universal Pictures International, Film4, DNA Films.  Screenplay by Alex Garland.  Cinematography by Rob Hardy.  Produced by Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich.  Music by Geoff Barrow, Ben Salisbury.  Production Design by Mark Digby.  Costume Design by Sammy Sheldon.  Film Editing by Mark Day.   Ace computer coder Domhnall Gleeson is thrilled when he wins a contest to spend…

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The Imitation Game (2014)

MORTEN TYLDUM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2014.  Black Bear Pictures, Bristol Automotive. Screenplay by Graham Moore, based on the book by Andrew Hodges.  Cinematography by Oscar Faura.  Produced by Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Sammy Sheldon.  Film Editing by William Goldenberg.   A police officer in 1950s London investigates…

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X-Men: First Class (2011)

MATTHEW VAUGHN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/United Kingdom, 2011.  Twentieth Century Fox, Marvel Entertainment, Dune Entertainment, Bad Hat Harry Productions, Donners’ Company, Ingenious Media, Big Screen Productions, Ingenious Film Partners.  Story by Sheldon Turner, Bryan Singer, Screenplay by Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Gregory Goodman, Simon Kinberg, Lauren Shuler Donner,…

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Kick-Ass (2010)

MATTHEW VAUGHN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2010.  Marv Films, Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, based on the comic book by Mark Millar, John Romita Jr..  Cinematography by Ben Davis.  Produced by Adam Bohling, Tarquin Pack, Brad Pitt, David Reid, Kris Thykier, Matthew Vaughn.  Music by Marius De Vries, Ilan Eshkeri, Henry Jackman, John Murphy.  Production Design…

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Stardust (2007)

MATTHEW VAUGHN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2007.  Paramount Pictures, Marv Films, Vaughn Productions, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Ingenious Film Partners, Truenorth Productions.  Screenplay by Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman.  Cinematography by Ben Davis.  Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Michael Dreyer, Neil Gaiman, Matthew Vaughn.  Music by Ilan Eshkeri.  Production Design by Gavin Bocquet.  Costume Design by…

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The Merchant Of Venice (2004)

MICHAEL RADFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Italy/Luxembourg/United Kingdom, 2004.  Movision, Avenue Pictures, UK Film Council, Film Fund Luxembourg, Delux Productions, Immagine e Cinema, Dania Film, Istituto Luce, Navidi-Wilde Productions Ltd., 39 McLaren St. Sydney, Rough Diamond Productions, Spice Factory.  Screenplay by Michael Radford, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by Cary Brokaw, Michael Cowan, Barry…

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V For Vendetta (2006)

JAMES McTEIGUE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom/Germany, 2006.  Warner Bros.,Virtual Studios, Silver Pictures, Anarchos Productions, Warner Bros., Studio Babelsberg, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, DC Comics.  Screenplay by Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore, art by David Lloyd.  Cinematography by Adrian Biddle.  Produced by Grant Hill, Lorne Orleans, Joel Silver, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski.  Music by Dario…

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Kinky Boots (2006)

JULIAN JARROLD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 2005.  Miramax, Harbour Pictures, Price Productions.  Screenplay by Geoff Deane, Tim Firth.  Produced by Nick Barton, Peter Ettedgui, Suzanne Mackie.  Music by Adrian Johnston.  Production Design by Alan MacDonald.  Costume Design by Sammy Sheldon.  Film Editing by Emma E. Hickox.  Cinematography by Eigil Bryld.   Joel Edgerton has been raised by his father to revere the…

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