The Last Duel (2021)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA/United Kingdom, 2021. 20th Century Studios, Pearl Street Films, Scott Free Productions, TSG Entertainment. Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, based on the book The Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France by Eric Jager. Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski. Produced…

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House of Gucci (2021)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Canada/USA, 2021. Bron Studios, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Scott Free Productions, Universal Pictures. Story by Becky Johnston, Screenplay by Becky Johnston, Roberto Bentivegna, based on the book by Sara Gay Forden. Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski. Produced by Giannina Facio, Mark Huffam, Ridley Scott, Kevin J. Walsh. Music by Harry Gregson-Williams….

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Annette (2021)

LEOS CARAX Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB France/Mexico/USA/Switzerland/Belgium/Japan/Germany, 2021. CG Cinéma, ARTE, Arte France Cinema, BE TV, Barnstormer Productions, Canal+, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Cinéaxe, Cinémage 14, Cofinova 16, Detailfilm, Eurimages, Euro Space, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Filmforderungsanstalt, Garidi Films, Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, Indéfilms 8, Japanese Agency for…

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The Dead Don’t Die (2019)

JIM JARMUSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Sweden/South Africa, 2019.  Animal Kingdom, Film i Vast.  Screenplay by Jim Jarmusch.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Joshua Astrachan, Carter Logan.  Music by Squrl.  Production Design by Alex DiGerlando.  Costume Design by Catherine George.  Film Editing by Affonso Goncalves. Jim Jarmusch follows his delicious take on…

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Marriage Story (2019)

NOAH BAUMBACH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom/USA, 2019.  Heyday Films, Netflix.  Screenplay by Noah Baumbach.    Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.  Produced by Noah Baumbach, David Heyman.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Jade Healy.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Jennifer Lame.   A heartwarming opening montage has married couple…

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The Report (2019)

SCOTT Z. BURNS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2019.  Topic Studios, Margin of Error, Unbranded Pictures, Vice Media.  Screenplay by Scott Z. Burns.  Cinematography by Eigil Bryld.  Produced by Scott Z. Burns, Jennifer Fox, Danny Gabai, Eddy Moretti, Kerry Orent, Steven Soderbergh, Michael Sugar.  Music by David Wingo.  Production Design by Ethan Tobman. …

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

J.J. ABRAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2019.  Lucasfilm, Bad Robot, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow, Chris Terrio, J.J. Abrams, Screenplay by Chris Terrio, J.J. Abrams, based on characters created by George Lucas.  Cinematography by Dan Mindel.  Produced by J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan.  Music by John Williams. …

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BlackkKlansman (2018)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.   USA, 2018.  40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Blumhouse Productions, Legendary Entertainment, Monkeypaw Productions, Perfect World Pictures, QC Entertainment.  Screenplay by Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee, based on the book by Ron Stallworth.  Cinematography by Chayse Irvin.  Produced by Jason Blum, Spike Lee, Raymond Mansfield, Sean McKittrick, Jordan…

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

RIAN JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2017.  Lucasfilm, Ram Bergman Productions, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Rian Johnson, based on characters created by George Lucas.  Cinematography by Steve Yedlin.  Produced by Ram Bergman, Kathleen Kennedy.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Heinrichs.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Bob Ducsay.   We last left our heroine Rey (Daisy Ridley)…

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The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected) (2017)

NOAH BAUMBACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2017.  Gilded Halfwing, IAC Films, Netflix.   Screenplay by Noah Baumbach.   Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.  Produced by Noah Baumbach, Eli Bush, Scott Rudin, Lila Yacoub.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Gerald Sullivan.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by Jennifer Lame.  Comedic drama that provides something of a follow-up to The…

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Logan Lucky (2017)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2017.  Trans-Radial Pictures, Free Association. Screenplay by Rebecca Blunt.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh. Produced by Reid Carolin, Gregory Jacobs, Mark Johnson, Channing Tatum.  Music by David Holmes.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Steven Soderbergh.  Steven Soderbergh returns to feature film directing after a four year…

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Paterson (2016)

JIM JARMUSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/France/Germany, 2016.  K5 International, Amazon Studios, Inkjet Productions, Le Pacte, Animal Kingdom.  Screenplay by Jim Jarmusch.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Joshua Astrachan, Carter Logan.  Music by Jim Jarmusch, Carter Logan, Squrl.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Catherine George.  Film Editing by Affonso Goncalves.   Adam Driver plays a New Jersey bus driver whose…

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