Wetherby (1985)

DAVID HARE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom, 1985.  Film Four International, Greenpoint Films, Zenith Entertainment.  Screenplay by David Hare. Cinematography by Stuart Harris.   Produced by Simon Relph.  Music by Nick Bicât.  Production Design by Hayden Griffin.  Costume Design by Jane Greenwood, Lindy Hemming.  Film Editing by Chris Wimble.  Boston Film Critics Awards…

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The Lone Ranger (2013)

GORE VERBINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2013.  Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Blind Wink Productions, Infinitum Nihil.  Screen story by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Justin Haythe, Screenplay by Justin Haythe, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Gore Verbinski.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Jess Gonchor,…

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The Happy Prince (2018)

RUPERT EVERETT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   United Kingdom/Belgium/Italy/Germany, 2018.  Maze Pictures, Entre Chien et Loup, Palomar, Cine Plus Filmproduktion, Robert Fox Limited, BBC Films, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Daryl Prince Productions, Heimatfilm, Raindog Films.  Screenplay by Rupert Everett.  Cinematography by John Conroy.  Produced by Sebastien Delloye, Philipp Kreuzer, Jörg Schulze.  Music by…

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Selma (2014)

AVA DuVERNAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 2014.  Cloud Eight Films, Celador Films, Harpo Films, Pathe, Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by Paul Webb.  Cinematography by Bradford Young.  Produced by Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey.  Music by Jason Moran.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter.  Film Editing by Spencer Averick.  Academy Awards 2014.  American Film Institute 2014.  Golden…

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The Green Hornet (2011)

MICHEL GONDRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2011.  Columbia Pictures, Original Film, K/O Camera Toys.  Screenplay by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, based on the radio series by George W. Trendle.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Neal H. Moritz.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Owen Paterson.  Costume Design by Kym Barrett.  Film Editing by Michael Tronick. Seth Rogen attempts a different kind…

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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

WES ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/Germany, 2014.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Indian Paintbrush, Studio Babelsberg, American Empirical Pictures, TSG Entertainment, Scott Rudin Productions.  Story by Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness, Screenplay by Wes Anderson, inspired by the works of Stefan Zweig.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales, Scott Rudin.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by…

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Girl With A Pearl Earring (2003)

PETER WEBBER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/Luxembourg, 2003.  Archer Street Productions, Delux Productions, Pathé Pictures International, Film Fund Luxembourg, UK Film Council, Wild Bear Films. Screenplay by Olivia Hetreed, based on the novel by Tracy Chevalier.  Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by Andy Paterson, Anand Tucker.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Ben Van Os.  Costume Design by Dien van…

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In The Name Of The Father (1993)

JIM SHERIDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Ireland/United Kingdom, 1993.  Hell’s Kitchen Films, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Terry George, Jim Sheridan, based on the book Proved Innocent by Gerry Conlon.  Cinematography by Peter Biziou.  Produced by Jim Sheridan.  Music by Trevor Jones.  Production Design by Caroline Amies.  Costume Design by Joan Bergin.  Film Editing by Gerry Hambling.  Academy Awards 1993.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1993.  Golden Globe Awards…

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Rush Hour (1998)

BRETT RATNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1998.  New Line Cinema, Roger Birnbaum Productions.  Story by Ross LaManna, Screenplay by Jim Kouf, Ross LaManna. Cinematography by Adam Greenberg.  Produced by Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman, Arthur M. Sarkissian.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Robb Wilson King.  Costume Design by Sharen Davis.  Film Editing by Mark Helfrich. One of the most fun…

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The Importance Of Being Earnest (2002)

OLIVER PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/United Kingdom, 2002.  Miramax, Ealing Studios, Film Council, Newmarket Capital Group, Fragile Films.  Screenplay by Oliver Parker, based on the play by Oscar Wilde.  Cinematography by Tony Pierce-Roberts.  Produced by Barnaby Thompson.  Music by Charlie Mole.  Production Design by Luciana Arrighi.  Costume Design by Maurizio Millenoti.  Film Editing by Guy Bensley.   It is quite obvious from…

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Batman Begins (2005)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2005.  Warner Bros., Syncopy, DC Comics, Patalex III Productions Limited.  Story by David S. Goyer, Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, based on characters created by Bob Kane.  Cinematography by Wally Pfister.  Produced by Larry J. Franco, Lorne Orleans, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas.  Music by James Newton Howard, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by…

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

JOHN MADDEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom, 2011.  Blueprint Pictures.  Screenplay by Ol Parker, based on the novel These Foolish Things by Deborah Moggach.  Cinematography by Ben Davis.  Produced by Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Alan MacDonald.  Costume Design by Louise Stjernsward.  Film Editing by Chris Gill.  Golden Globe Awards 2011 A sterling cast more than…

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