Unrelated (2007)

JOANNA HOGG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 2007.  Raw Siena.   Screenplay by Joanna Hogg.   Cinematography by Oliver Curtis.   Produced by Barbara Stone.   Production Design by Stephane Collonge.   Costume Design by Stéphane Collonge.   Film Editing by Helle le Fevre.  Anna comes to a villa in Tuscany where her best friend Verena is summering…

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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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Thor: The Dark World (2013)

ALAN TAYLOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2013.  Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Pictures. Story by Don Payne, Robert Rodat, Screenplay by Christopher L. Yost, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, based on the Marvel comics by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby.  Malekith character created by Walter Simonson.  Cinematography by Kramer Morgenthau.  Produced by Kenneth…

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Avengers: Endgame (2019)

ANTHONY RUSSO, JOE RUSSO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2019.  Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, based on the Marvel comics by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and the comic book by Jim Starlin.  Cinematography by Trent Opaloch.  Produced by Kevin Feige.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by…

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Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

ANTHONY RUSSO, JOE RUSSO Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 2018.  Marvel Studios.  Screenplay by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, based on the Marvel comics by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and characters created by Joe Simon, Steve Englehart, Steve Gan, Bill Mantlo, Keith Giffen, Jim Starlin, Larry Lieber, Don Heck.  Cinematography by Trent Opaloch.  Produced by Kevin Feige. Music by…

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Kong: Skull Island (2017)

JORDAN VOGT-ROBERTS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2017.  Legendary Entertainment, Tencent Pictures, Warner Bros..  Story by John Gatins, Screenplay by Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein, Derek Connolly.  Cinematography by Larry Fong.  Produced by Alex Garcia, Jon Jashni, Mary Parent, Thomas Tull.  Music by Henry Jackman.  Production Design by Stefan Dechant.  Costume Design by Mary E. Vogt.  Film Editing by Richard Pearson.  Academy Awards 2017. Monkey…

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High-Rise (2015)

BEN WHEATLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   Alternate title:  High Rise United Kingdom/Belgium, 2015.  HanWay Films, Film4, British Film Institute, Recorded Picture Company, Northern Ireland Screen, Ingenious Media, Scope Pictures, S Films, Backwell Productions.  Screenplay by Amy Jump, based on the novel by J.G. Ballard.  Cinematography by Laurie Rose.  Produced by Jeremy Thomas.  Music by Clint Mansell.  Production Design by Mark Tildesley.  Costume Design by Odile Dicks-Mireaux.  Film Editing by Amy…

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Crimson Peak (2015)

GUILLERMO DEL TORO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/Canada, 2015.  Double Dare You, Legendary Entertainment.  Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins.  Cinematography by Dan Laustsen.  Produced by Guillermo del Toro, Callum Greene, Jon Jashni, Thomas Tull.  Music by Fernando Velazquez.  Production Design by Thomas E. Sanders.  Costume Design by Kate Hawley.  Film Editing by Bernat Vilaplana.  Washington Film Critics Awards 2015….

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Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

JAMES BOBIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  Walt Disney Pictures, Mandeville Films, Babieka, Cinema Vehicle Services, The Muppets Studio.  Screenplay by James Bobin, Nicholas Stoller, based on characters created by Jim Henson.  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced by David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Eve Stewart.  Costume Design by Rahel Afiley.  Film Editing by James Thomas. …

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The Avengers (2012)

JOSS WHEDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2012.  Marvel Studios, Paramount Pictures.  Story by Zak Penn, Joss Whedon, Screenplay by Joss Whedon.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Kevin Feige. Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by James Chinlund.  Costume Design by Alexandra Byrne.  Film Editing by Jeffrey Ford, Lisa Lassek.  Academy Awards 2012.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2012.   Imagine the cinematic version of a…

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Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

JIM JARMUSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/Germany/France/Cyprus/USA, 2013.  Recorded Picture Company, Pandora Filmproduktion, Snow Wolf Produktion, Faliro House Productions, Le Pacte, HanWay Films, ARD Degeto Film, Lago Film, Neue Road Movies, Deutscher Filmforderfonds, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Filmförderungsanstalt.  Screenplay by Jim Jarmusch.  Cinematography by Yorick Le Saux.  Produced by Reinhard Brundig, Jeremy Thomas.  Music…

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War Horse (2011)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2011.  DreamWorks, Reliance Entertainment, Amblin Entertainment, The Kennedy/Marshall Company.  Screenplay by Lee Hall, Richard Curtis, based on the stage play by Nick Stafford, and the novel by Michael Morpurgo.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design by Joanna Johnston.  Film Editing…

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