The Brood (1979)

DAVID CRONENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Canada, 1979.  Canadian Film Development Corporation, Elgin International Films Ltd., Mutual Productions Ltd., Victor Solnicki Productions.  Screenplay by David Cronenberg.   Cinematography by Mark Irwin.  Produced by Claude Heroux.  Music by Howard Shore.    Production Design by Carol Spier.  Costume Design by Delphine White.  Film Editing by Alan…

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The Wind Rises (2013)

HAYAO MIYAZAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Kaze Tachinu Japan, 2013.  Studio Ghibli, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, KDDI Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Nippon Television Network, Toho Company.  Screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki, based on his comic.  Produced by Toshio Suzuki.  Music by Joe Hisaishi.  Production Design by Yoji Takeshige.  Academy Awards 2013.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2013….

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Crumb (1994)

TERRY ZWIGOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1994.  Superior Pictures.  Cinematography by Maryse Alberti.  Produced by Lynn O’Donnell, Terry Zwigoff.  Music by David Boeddinghaus.  Film Editing by Victor Livingston.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1995.  National Board of Review Awards 1995.   New York Film Critics Awards 1995.   Unappealing, insightful, and powerful documentary by Terry Zwigoff about adult comic artist Robert Crumb….

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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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White Chicks (2004)

KEENEN IVORY WAYANS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 2004.  Revolution Studios, Wayans Bros. Entertainment, Gone North Productions, Wayans Alvarez Productions.  Story by Keenen Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Screenplay by Keenen Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Andrew McElfresh, Michael Anthony Snowden, Xavier Cook.  Cinematography by Steven Bernstein.  Produced by Rick Alvarez, Lee R. Mayes, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans.  Music…

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Scary Movie 2 (2001)

KEENEN IVORY WAYANS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Canada, 2001.  Dimension Films, Wayans Bros. Entertainment, Gold/Miller Productions, Brad Grey Pictures.  Screenplay by Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Alyson Fouse, Greg Grabianski, Dave Polsky, Michael Anthony Snowden, Craig Wayans, based on characters created by Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Buddy Johnson, Phil Beauman, Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer.  Cinematography by Steven Bernstein.  Produced by…

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Scary Movie (2000)

KEENEN IVORY WAYANS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2000.  Dimension Films, Wayans Bros. Entertainment, Gold/Miller Productions, Brad Grey Pictures.  Screenplay by Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Buddy Johnson, Phil Beauman, Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer.  Cinematography by Francis Kenny.  Produced by Eric L. Gold, Lee R. Mayes.  Music by David Kitay.  Production Design by Robb Wilson King.  Costume Design by Darryle Johnson.  Film Editing by Mark…

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The Woman In Black (2012)

JAMES WATKINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  United Kingdom/Canada/Sweden, 2012.  Cross Creek Pictures, Hammer Films, Alliance Films, UK Film Council, Talisman Productions, Exclusive Media Group, Film i Väst, Filmgate Films, Filmgate.  Screenplay by Jane Goldman, based on the novel by Susan Hill.  Cinematography by Tim Maurice-Jones.  Produced by Richard Jackson, Simon Oakes, Brian Oliver.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Production Design by Kave…

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Mean Girls (2004)

MARK WATERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Canada, 2004.  Paramount Pictures, M.G. Films, Broadway Video.  Screenplay by Tina Fey, based on the book Queen Bees And Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman.  Cinematography by Daryn Okada.  Produced by Lorne Michaels.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Cary White.  Costume Design by Mary Jane Fort.  Film Editing by Wendy Greene Bricmont.   A fresh-faced sixteen year-old girl (Lindsay…

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Freaky Friday (2003)

MARK WATERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2003.  Casual Friday Productions, Gunn Films, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Heather Hach, Leslie Dixon, based on the novel by Mary Rodgers.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by Andrew Gunn.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Cary White.  Costume Design by Genevieve Tyrrell.  Film Editing by Bruce Green.  Golden Globe Awards 2003.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2003. …

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Head Over Heels (2001)

MARK WATERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2001.  Universal Pictures, Robert Simonds Productions.  Story by John J. Strauss, Ed Decter, David Kidd, Ron Burch, Screenplay by Ron Burch, David Kidd.  Cinematography by Mark Plummer.  Produced by Robert Simonds.  Music by Randy Edelman, Steve Porcaro.  Production Design by Perry Andelin Blake, Byron King.  Costume Design by Sheila White.  Film Editing by Cara Silverman.   Billed more as…

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The House Of Yes (1997)

MARK WATERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1997.  Bandeira Entertainment, Spelling Films.  Screenplay by Mark Waters, based on the play by Wendy MacLeod.  Cinematography by Michael Spiller.  Produced by Beau Flynn,Stefan Simchowitz.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Patrick Sherman.  Costume Design by Edi Giguere.  Film Editing by Pamela Martin.  Toronto International Film Festival 1997.   Strange black comedy that can never decide if it wants…

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