Mank (2020)

DAVID FINCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 2020. Netflix. Screenplay by Jack Fincher. Cinematography by Erik Messerschmidt. Produced by Cean Chaffin, Eric Roth, Douglas Urbanski. Music by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross. Production Design by Donald Graham Burt. Costume Design by Trish Summerville. Film Editing by Kirk Baxter.   AFI Awards 2020. American Cinema…

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Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)

DAN GILROY Bil’s rating (out of 5): 0.5.  USA, 2019.  Netflix.  Screenplay by Dan Gilroy.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Jennifer Fox.  Music by Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders.  Production Design by Jim Bissell.  Costume Design by Isis Mussenden, Trish Summerville.  Film Editing by John Gilroy.  Dan Gilroy follows the exceptional Nightcrawler and the absorbing…

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Boy Erased (2018)

JOEL EDGERTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA/Australia, 2018.  Anonymous Content, Blue-Tongue Films, Focus Features, Perfect World Pictures.  Screenplay by Joel Edgerton, based on the memoir by Garrard Conley.  Cinematography by Eduard Grau.  Produced by Joel Edgerton, Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts.  Music by Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans.  Production Design by Chad Keith.  Costume Design by Trish Summerville.  Film Editing by Jay Rabinowitz. …

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The Dark Tower (2017)

NIKOLAJ ARCEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.    USA, 2017.  Sony Pictures Entertainment/Media Rights Capital/Imagine Entertainment/Weed Road Pictures.  Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner, Anders Thomas Jensen, Nikolaj Arcel, based on The Dark Tower novels by Stephen King.  Cinematography by Rasmus Videbaek.  Produced by Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard, Erica Huggins.  Music by Junkie XL.  Production Design by Christopher Glass, Oliver Scholl.  Costume…

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Gone Girl (2014)

DAVID FINCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2014.  Twentieth Century Fox, Regency Enterprises, TSG Entertainment.  Screenplay by Gillian Flynn, based on her novel.  Cinematography by Jeff Cronenweth.  Produced by Cean Chaffin, Joshua Donen, Arnon Milchan, Reese Witherspoon.  Music by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross.  Production Design by Donald Graham Burt.  Costume Design by Trish Summerville.  Film Editing by Kirk Baxter.  Academy Awards 2014.  Golden Globe Awards…

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

FRANCIS LAWRENCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2013.  Color Force, Lionsgate.  Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy, Michael Arndt, based on the novel by Suzanne Collins.  Cinematography by Jo Willems.  Produced by Nina Jacobson, Jon Kilik.  Music by James Newton Howard. Production Design by Philip Messina.  Costume Design by Trish Summerville.  Film Editing by Alan Edward Bell.  Golden Globe Awards 2013. The girl who survived…

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Desert Blue

BBB (out of 5) A small town in the middle of the desert is quarantined when a local cola company has a possible chemical leak.  Kate Hudson  (in her film debut) and John Heard are city slickers just travelling through when they suddenly find they’re not allowed to leave because police forces have surrounded the entire town….

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The Game (1997)

DAVID FINCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1997.  PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Propaganda Films, A&B Producoes Lda..  Screenplay by John D. Brancato, Michael Ferris. Cinematography by Harris Savides.  Produced by Cean Chaffin, Steve Golin.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Jeffrey Beecroft.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by James Haygood.   David Fincher’s exquisite mindgame is a fascinating film with no…

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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)

DAVID FINCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Sweden/United Kingdom/Germany, 2011.  Columbia Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Scott Rudin Productions, Yellow Bird, Film Rites, Ground Control.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the novel Man som Hatar Kvinnor by Stieg Larsson.  Cinematography by Jeff Cronenweth.  Produced by Cean Chaffin, Scott Rudin, Soren Staermose, Ole Sondberg.  Music by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross.  Production Design by Donald Graham Burt.  Costume…

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