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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Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

ROLAND EMMERICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2016.  Centropolis Entertainment, Stereo D, TSG Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Story by Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich, Nicolas Wright, James A. Woods, Screenplay by Nicolas Wright, James A. Woods, Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich, James Vanderbilt, based on characters created by Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich.  Cinematography by Markus Forderer.  Produced by Dean…

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Wrong (2012)

QUENTIN DUPIEUX Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  France/USA, 2012.  Realitism Films, Arte France Cinema, Kinology, Love Streams Productions, Agnès b. Productions, Rubber Films, Backup Media, Arte France, Canal+, Cine Plus, Drafthouse Films, Iconoclast.  Screenplay by Quentin Dupieux.  Cinematography by Quentin Dupieux.  Produced by Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Gregory Bernard, Nicolas Lhermitte.  Production Design by Joan Le Boru.  Costume Design by Jamie Redwood.  Film…

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Drive Angry (2011)

PATRICK LUSSIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2011.  Summit Entertainment, Millennium Films, Michael De Luca Productions, Saturn Films.  Screenplay by Todd Farmer, Patrick Lussier.  Cinematography by Brian Pearson. Produced by Rene Besson, Michael De Luca, Adam Fields.  Music by Michael Wandmacher.  Production Design by Nathan Amondson.  Costume Design by Mary E. McLeod.  Film Editing by Devin C. Lussier, Patrick Lussier. There’s just the…

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The Homesman (2014)

TOMMY LEE JONES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  France/USA, 2014.  EuropaCorp, Ithaca, The Javelina Film Company.  Screenplay by Tommy Lee Jones, Kieran Fitzgerald, Wesley A. Oliver, based on the novel by Glendon Swarthout. Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Luc Besson, Peter Brant, Brian Kennedy.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Production Design by Merideth Boswell.  Costume Design by Lahly Poore.  Film Editing by Roberto Silvi.  Cannes…

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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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What’s The Worst That Could Happen? (2001)

SAM WEISMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2001.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Turman/Morrissey Company, Hyde Park Entertainment.  Screenplay by Matthew Chapman, based on the novel by Donald E. Westlake.  Cinematography by Anastas N. Michos.  Produced by Ashok Amritraj, Wendy Dytman.  Music by Tyler Bates.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Garth Craven, Nick Moore.   A Donald E. Westlake novel has once…

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Albino Alligator (1996)

KEVIN SPACEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA/France, 1996.  Albino Alligator Productions, Miramax, Motion Picture Corporation of America, Union Générale Cinématographique. Screenplay by Christian Forte.  Cinematography by Mark Plummer.  Produced by Bradley Jenkel, Brad Krevoy, Steven Stabler.  Music by Michael Brook.  Production Design by Nelson Coates.  Costume Design by Isis Mussenden.  Film Editing by Jay Cassidy.   Kevin Spacey’s directorial debut is this dour film…

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Quiz Show (1994)

ROBERT REDFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1994.  Baltimore Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises.  Screenplay by Paul Attanasio, based on the book Remembering America: A Voice From The Sixties by Richard N. Goodwin.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.   Produced by Michael Jacobs, Julian Krainin, Michael Nozik, Robert Redford. Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Kathy O’Rear.  Film…

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The Dark Knight (2008)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA/United Kingdom, 2008.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Syncopy, DC Comics.  Story by Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, Screenplay by Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, based on characters created by Bob Kane.  Cinematography by Wally Pfister.  Produced by Christopher Nolan, Lorne Orleans, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas.  Music by James Newton Howard, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley.  Costume…

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Heat (1995)

MICHAEL MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1995.  Warner Bros., Regency Enterprises, Forward Pass, Art Linson Productions, Monarchy Enterprises B.V..  Screenplay by Michael Mann.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Art Linson, Michael Mann.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by Neil Spisak.  Costume Design by Deborah Lynn Scott.  Film Editing by Pasquale Buba, William Goldenberg, Dov Hoenig, Tom Rolf. Michael Mann’s…

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Go (1999)

DOUG LIMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1999.  Columbia Pictures, Banner Entertainment, Saratoga Entertainment.  Directed by Doug Liman.  Screenplay by John August.  Cinematography by Doug Liman.  Produced by Matt Freeman, Mickey Liddell, Paul Rosenberg.  Music by BT, Moby.  Production Design by Thomas P. Wilkins.  Costume Design by Genevieve Tyrrell.  Film Editing by Stephen Mirrione. Painfully hip and flashy comedy about fast-living twentysomethings who can’t keep…

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