Wolfwalkers (2020)

TOMM MOORE, ROSS STEWART Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Alternate Title: WolfWalkers Ireland/United Kingdom/Luxembourg/France, 2020. Apple Original Films, Cartoon Saloon, Mélusine Productions, Value&Power Culture Communications, Film Fund Luxembourg, Fís Éireann/Screen, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Haut et Court, Canal+, Raidió Teilifís Éireann, Orange Cinema Series, Pôle Image Magelis, Folivari, Gkids, Crone Film International, Dentsu Entertainment…

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How To Get Ahead In Advertising (1989)

BRUCE ROBINSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   United Kingdom, 1989.  HandMade Films.  Screenplay by Bruce Robinson.  Cinematography by Peter Hannan.  Produced by David Wimbury.  Music by David Dundas, Rick Wentworth.  Production Design by Michael Pickwoad.  Costume Design by Andrea Galer.  Film Editing by Alan Strachan.   Richard E. Grant reunites with his Withnail and I director Bruce Robinson for another outrageous comedy, this time…

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The Martian (2015)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2015.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, TSG Entertainment, Scott Free Productions, Genre Films, International Traders, Kinberg Genre, Mid Atlantic Films.  Screenplay by Drew Goddard, based on the book by Andy Weir. Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by Mark Huffam, Simon Kinberg, Michael Schaefer, Ridley Scott, Aditya Sood.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams. Production…

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Pixels (2015)

CHRIS COLUMBUS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA/China/Canada, 2015.  Columbia Pictures, LStar Capital, China Film Co., Happy Madison Productions, 1492 Pictures, Film Croppers Entertainment.  Screen story by Tim Herlihy, Screenplay by Tim Herlihy, Timothy Dowling, based on the short film by Patrick Jean.  Cinematography by Amir Mokri.  Produced by Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus, Allen Covert, Mark Radcliffe, Adam Sandler.  Music…

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Equilibrium (2002)

KURT WIMMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2002.  Dimension Films, Blue Tulip Productions.  Screenplay by Kurt Wimmer.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by Jan de Bont, Lucas Foster.  Music by Klaus Badelt.  Production Design by Wolf Kroeger.  Costume Design by Joseph A. Porro.  Film Editing by Tom Rolf, William Yeh.   Guns have been added to Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 in this unapologetic and fun…

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Mirror Mirror (2012)

TARSEM SINGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Canada, 2012.  Relativity Media, Yucaipa Films, Goldmann Pictures, Rat Entertainment, Misha Films, Misher Films.  Story by Melisa Wallack, Screenplay by Marc Klein, Jason Keller.  Cinematography by Brendan Galvin.  Produced by Bernie Goldmann, Ryan Kavanaugh, Brett Ratner.  Music by Alan Menken.  Production Design by Tom Foden.  Costume Design by Eiko Ishioka.  Film Editing by Robert Duffy, Nick Moore.  Academy…

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National Treasure (2004)

JON TURTELTAUB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2004.  Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Junction Entertainment, Saturn Films.  Story by Jim Kouf, Oren Aviv, Charles Segars, Screenplay by Jim Kouf, Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Jon Turteltaub.  Music by Trevor Rabin.  Production Design by Norris Spencer.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.  Film Editing by William Goldenberg….

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Black Death (2010)

CHRISTOPHER SMITH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Germany/United Kingdom, 2010.  Egoli Tossell Film, HanWay Films, Zephyr Films, Ecosse Films, The Post Republic.  Screenplay by Dario Poloni. Cinematography by Sebastian Edschmid.  Produced by Robert Bernstein, Jens Meurer, Douglas Rae, Phil Robertson.  Music by Christian Henson.  Production Design by John Frankish.  Costume Design by Petra Wellenstein.  Film Editing by Stuart Gazzard.   14th century Europe…

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The Field (1990)

JIM SHERIDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Ireland/United Kingdom, 1990.  Granada Television, Noel Pearson, Sovereign Pictures.  Screenplay by Jim Sheridan, based on the play by John B. Keane.  Cinematography by Jack Conroy.  Produced by Noel Pearson.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Frank Conway.  Costume Design by Joan Bergin.  Film Editing by J. Patrick Duffner.   Exceptional drama based on the play by John B….

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Flightplan (2005)

ROBERT SCHWENTKE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2005.  Touchstone Pictures, Imagine Entertainment.  Screenplay by Peter A. Dowling, Billy Ray.  Cinematography by Florian Ballhaus.  Produced by Brian Grazer.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Alec Hammond.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Thom Noble.   Jodie Foster stars as an airplane engine designer living in Berlin whose bereavement over the loss of…

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Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina (1997)

BERNARD ROSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 1997.  Icon Entertainment International, Icon Productions, Studio Trite, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Bernard Rose, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy.  Cinematography by Daryn Okada.  Produced by Bruce Davey.    Music by John Stronach,Georg Solti.    Production Design by John Myhre.   Costume Design by Maurizio Millenotti.    Film Editing by Victor Du…

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Patriot Games (1992)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1992.  Mace Neufeld Productions, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by W. Peter Iliff, Donald Stewart, based on the novel by Tom Clancy.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine. Produced by Mace Neufeld, Robert Rehme.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Joseph C. Nemec III.  Costume Design by Norma Moriceau.  Film Editing by William Hoy, Neil Travis. CIA man…

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