A Private War (2018)

MATTHEW HEINEMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Acacia Filmed Entertainment, Savvy Media Holdings, Thunder Road Pictures, Denver and Delilah Productions, Kamala Films.  Screenplay by Arash Amel, based on the Vanity Fair article “Marie Colvin’s Private War” by Marie Brenner.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Matthew George, Matthew Heineman, Basil Iwanyk, Marissa McMahon, Charlize Theron.  Music…

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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

BRYAN SINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  GK Films, New Regency Pictures, Queen Films Ltd., Regency Enterprises, Tribeca Productions.  Story by Anthony McCarten, Peter Morgan, Screenplay by Anthony McCarten.   Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.  Produced by Jim Beach, Robert De Niro, Graham King.  Music by John Ottman.  Production Design by Aaron Haye.  Costume Design by Julian Day.  Film…

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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

CHRISTOPHER McQUARRIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Paramount Pictures, Skydance Media, Bad Robot, China Movie Channel, Alibaba Pictures Group, Odin, TC Productions.  USA, 2015.  Directed by Christopher McQuarrie.  Story by Christopher McQuarrie, Drew Pearce. Screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie, based on the television series by Bruce Geller. Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Tom Cruise,…

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The Riot Club (2014)

LONE SCHERFIG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 2014.  Film4, HanWay Films, British Film Institute, Universal Pictures International, Pinewood Pictures, Blueprint Pictures.  Screenplay by Laura Wade, based on her play.  Cinematography by Sebastian Blenkov.  Produced by Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin.  Music by Kasper Winding.  Production Design by Alice Normington.  Costume Design by Steven Noble.  Film Editing by Jake Roberts.   Attending Oxford is the pinnacle…

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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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Hanna (2011)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/United Kingdom/Germany, 2011.  Focus Features, Holleran Company, Sechzehnte Babelsberg Film, Neunte Babelsberg Film, Studio Babelsberg.  Story by Seth Lochhead, Screenplay by Seth Lochhead, David Farr.  Cinematography by Alwin H. Kuchler.  Produced by Marty Adelstein, Leslie Holleran, Scott Nemes.  Music by Tom Rowlands, Ed Simons.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Lucie Bates.  Film Editing by Paul Tothill….

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Pride & Prejudice (2005)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom, 2005.  Focus Features, Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Working Title Films, Scion Films.  Screenplay by Deborah Moggach, based on the novel by Jane Austen.  Cinematography by Roman Osin.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner,Paul Webster.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran.  Film Editing by Paul Tothill.   That fucking Jane Austen,…

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Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)

GORE VERBINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2007.  Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Second Mate Productions.  Screenplay by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, based on characters created by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie, Jay Wolpert.  Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Rick Heinrichs.  Costume Design by Penny Rose.  Film Editing by Stephen E. Rivkin,…

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Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)

GORE VERBINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2006.  Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Second Mate Productions.  Screenplay by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, based on characters created by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie, Jay Wolpert.  Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Rick Heinrichs.  Costume Design by Penny Rose.  Film Editing by Stephen E. Rivkin, Craig Wood.  …

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Bedrooms And Hallways (1998)

ROSE TROCHE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1998.  Berwin and Dempsey, British Broadcasting Corporation, Pandora Cinema.  Screenplay by Robert Farrar.  Cinematography by Ashley Rowe.  Produced by Dorothy Berwin, Liz Bunton, Ceci Dempsey.  Music by Ian MacPherson, Alfredo D. Troche.  Production Design by Richard Bridgland.  Costume Design by Annie Symons.  Film Editing by Chris Blunden.   Often amusing examination of the nature of…

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The Invisible Woman (2013)

RALPH FIENNES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 2013.  BBC Films, Headline Pictures, Magnolia Mae Films, Taeoo Entertainment.  Screenplay by Abi Morgan, based on the novel by Claire Tomalin.  Cinematography by Rob Hardy.  Produced by Christian Baute, Carolyn Marks Blackwood, Stewart Mackinnon, Gabrielle Tana.  Music by Ilan Eshkeri.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Michael O’Connor.  Film Editing by Nicolas Gaster.   Ralph…

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Possession (2002)

NEIL LaBUTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2002.  Focus Features, Warner Bros., Baltimore Spring Creek Productions, Contagious Films, USA Films.  Screenplay by David Henry Hwang, Laura Jones, Neil LaBute, based on the novel by A.S. Byatt.  Cinematography by Jean-Yves Escoffier.  Produced by Barry Levinson, Paula Weinstein.  Music by Gabriel Yared.  Production Design by Luciana Arrighi.  Costume Design by Jenny Beaven.  Film Editing by…

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