Gold (2016)

STEPHEN GAGHAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  Black Bear Pictures, Boies / Schiller Film Group, Hwy61, Living Films.  Screenplay by Patrick Massett, John Zinman.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Patrick Massett, Matthew McConaughey, Michael Nozik, Teddy Schwarzman, John Zinman.  Music by Daniel Pemberton.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Danny Glicker.  Film Editing by Douglas Crise, Rick Grayson.  Golden Globe…

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The Invasion (2007)

OLIVER HIRSCHBIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA/Australia, 2007.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Silver Pictures, Vertigo Entertainment.  Screenplay by David Kajganich, based on the novel Body Snatchers by Jack Finney.  Cinematography by Rainer Klausmann.  Produced by Joel Silver.  Music by John Ottman.  Production Design by Jack Fisk.  Costume Design by Jacqueline West.  Film Editing by Hans Funck, Joel Negron.   Fourth version of the…

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The Program (2015)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/France, 2015.  Anton Capital Entertainment, StudioCanal, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by John Hodge, based on the book by David Walsh.  Cinematography by Danny Cohen.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Tracey Seaward, Kate Solomon.  Music by Alex Heffes.  Production Design by Alan MacDonald.  Costume Design by Jane Petrie.  Film Editing by Valerio Bonelli.  Toronto International…

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Tadpole (2002)

GARY WINICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2002.  Miramax, InDigEnt, Dolly Hall Productions, IFC Productions.  Story by Heather McGowan, Niels Mueller, Gary Winick, Screenplay by Heather McGowan, Niels Mueller.  Cinematography by Hubert Taczanowski.  Produced by Alexis Alexanian, Dolly Hall, Gary Winick.  Music by Renaud Pion.  Production Design by Anthony Gasparro.  Costume Design by Suzanne Schwarzer.  Film Editing by Susan Littenberg. This shallow little story…

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Hitch (2005)

ANDY TENNANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2005.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Overbrook Entertainment.  Screenplay by Kevin Bisch.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by James Lassiter, Will Smith, Teddy Zee.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Troy Takaki, Tracey Wadmore-Smith.   Will Smith plays a velvety-smooth romance consultant who helps less confident males date the women…

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The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)

BARBRA STREISAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1996.  TriStar Pictures, Phoenix Pictures, Barwood Films.  Screen Story and Screenplay by Richard LaGravenese, based on the screenplay Le Miroir A Deux Faces, dialogue by Jean Meckert, Denis Perret, screenplay by Andre Cayatte, Gerard Oury.  Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak, Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Arnon Milchan, Barbra Streisand.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Tom…

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Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (2005)

JOHN PASQUIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Australia, 2005.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Village Roadshow Pictures, Fortis Films.  Screenplay by Marc Lawrence, based on characters created by Marc Lawrence, Katie Ford, Caryn Lucas.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by Sandra Bullock, Marc Lawrence.  Music by John Van Tongeren. Production Design by Maher Ahmad.  Costume Design by Deena Appel.  Film Editing by Garth Craven.   Three…

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In & Out (1997)

FRANK OZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1997.  Paramount Pictures, Spelling Films.  Screenplay by Paul Rudnick.  Cinematography by Rob Hahn.  Produced by Scott Rudin.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Daniel P. Hanley, John Jympson.   Pointedly funny comedy by Paul Rudnick (Jeffrey, Addams Family Values) about a shy, mild-mannered high school teacher…

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Fair Game (2010)

DOUG LIMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Arab Emirates, 2010.  River Road Entertainment, Participant Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, Zucker Productions, Weed Road Pictures, Hypnotic, Dillywood, Fair Game Productions.  Screenplay by Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, based on the books The Politics of Truth: Inside The Lies That Led To War And Betrayed My Wife’s CIA Identity:…

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Margaret (2011)

KENNETH LONERGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2011.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Gilbert Films, Mirage Enterprises, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Kenneth Lonergan.  Cinematography by Ryszard Lenczewski.  Produced by Gary Gilbert, Sydney Pollack, Scott Rudin.  Music by Nico Muhly.  Production Design by Dan Leigh.  Costume Design by Melissa Toth.  Film Editing by Mike Fay, Anne McCabe.  National Society of Film Critics…

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Two Weeks Notice (2002)

MARC LAWRENCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Australia, 2002.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Fortis Films.  Screenplay by Marc Lawrence.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs. Produced by Sandra Bullock.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Peter S. Larkin.  Costume Design by Gary Jones.  Film Editing by Susan E. Morse.   Star power overcomes a weak and choppy screenplay in this middling…

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Hearts In Atlantis (2001)

SCOTT HICKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA/Australia, 2001.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment.  Screenplay by William Goldman, based on the novel by Stephen King.  Cinematography by Piotr Sobocinski.  Produced by Kerry Heysen.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Barbara Ling.  Costume Design by Julie Weiss.  Film Editing by Pip Karmel.   Pointless adaptation of Stephen King’s novel has…

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