Bombshell (2019)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Canada, 2019.  Annapurna Pictures, Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, Denver and Delilah Productions, Lighthouse Management & Media, Lionsgate.  Screenplay by Charles Randolph.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by A.J. Dix, Aaron L. Gilbert, Robert Graf, Michelle Graham, Beth Kono, Charles Randolph, Margaret Riley, Jay Roach, Charlize…

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The Addams Family (2019)

GREG TIERNAN, CONRAD VERNON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom/Canada/USA, 2019.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Cinesite Animation, Bron Studios, BermanBraun, Bron Creative, Creative Wealth Media Finance, Nitrogen Studios Canada.  Story by Conrad Vernon, Erica Rivinoja, Matt Lieberman, Screenplay by Pamela Pettler, Matt Lieberman, based on characters created by Charles Addams.  Produced by Gail Berman, Alison O’Brien,…

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Ma (2019)

TATE TAYLOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2019.  Blumhouse Productions, Wyolah Films.  Screenplay by Scotty Landes.  Cinematography by Christina Voros.  Produced by Jason Blum, John Norris, Tate Taylor.  Music by Gregory Tripi.  Production Design by Marc Fisichella.  Costume Design by Megan Coates.  Film Editing by Lucy Donaldson, Jin Lee.  Dorian Awards 2019.  …

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I, Tonya (2017)

CRAIG GILLESPIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2017.  Clubhouse Pictures, LuckyChap Entertainment.  Screenplay by Steven Rogers.  Cinematography by Nicolas Karakatsanis.  Produced by Tom Ackerley, Margot Robbie, Steven Rogers, Bryan Unkeless.  Music by Peter Nashel.  Production Design by Jade Healy.  Costume Design by Jennifer Johnson.  Film Editing by Tatiana S. Riegel.  Academy Awards 2017.  Dorian Awards 2017.  Golden Globe Awards 2017.  Gotham Awards 2017.  Independent Spirit…

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The Girl On The Train (2016)

TATE TAYLOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  Amblin Partners, DreamWorks, Marc Platt Productions, Reliance Entertainment.  Screenplay by Erin Cressida Wilson, based on the novel by Paula Hawkins.  Cinematography by Charlotte Bruus Christensen.  Produced by Jared LeBoff, Marc Platt.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson.  Costume Design by Michelle Matland, Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Andrew Buckland,…

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Finding Dory (2016)

ANDREW STANTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2016.  Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Victoria Strouse, additional material by Bob Peterson, Angus MacLane, from a story by Andrew Stanton.  Cinematography by Jeremy Lasky.  Produced by Lindsey Collins.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Steve Pilcher.  Film Editing by Axel Geddes.  North Carolina Film Critics Awards…

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The Rewrite (2014)

MARC LAWRENCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Resnick Interactive Development.  Screenplay by Marc Lawrence.  Cinematography by Jonathan Brown.  Produced by Liz Glotzer.  Music by Clyde Lawrence.  Production Design by Ola Maslik.  Costume Design by Gary Jones.  Film Editing by Ken Eluto.   Hugh Grant plays an Oscar winning screenwriter whose career has seen better days; he hasn’t had a…

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Spy (2015)

PAUL FEIG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2015.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Chernin Entertainment, Feigco Entertainment.  Screenplay by Paul Feig.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Paul Feig, Jessie Henderson, Jenno Topping.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Jefferson Sage.  Costume Design by Christine Bieselin Clark.  Film Editing by Melissa Bretherton, Brent White.  Golden Globe Awards 2015….

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Tammy (2014)

BEN FALCONE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2014.  Gary Sanchez Productions, New Line Cinema, On The Day Productions.  Screenplay by Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone.  Cinematography by Russ T. Alsobrook.  Produced by Will Ferrell, Melissa McCarthy, Adam McKay.  Music by Michael Andrews.  Production Design by Jefferson Sage.  Costume Design by Wendy Chuck.  Film Editing by Michael L. Sale. Melissa McCarthy plays a mouthy,…

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The Impostors (1998)

STANLEY TUCCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1998.  First Cold Piece, Fox Searchlight Pictures.  Screenplay by Stanley Tucci.  Cinematography by Ken Kelsch.  Produced by Elizabeth W. Alexander, Stanley Tucci.  Music by Gary DeMichele.  Production Design by Andrew Jackness.  Costume Design by Juliet Polcsa.  Film Editing by Suzy Elmiger.  Toronto International Film Festival 1998.   Stanley Tucci’s tribute to silent-era filmmaking is an art-deco delight, one that…

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The Help (2011)

TATE TAYLOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/India/United Arab Emirates, 2011.  DreamWorks, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, 1492 Pictures, Harbinger Pictures.  Screenplay by Tate Taylor, based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus, Brunson Green.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Mark Ricker.  Costume Design by Sharen Davis.  Film Editing…

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Hairspray (2007)

ADAM SHANKMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2007.  New Line Cinema, Ingenious Film Partners, Zadan / Meron Productions, Offspring Entertainment.  Screenplay by Leslie Dixon, based on the musical play by Mark O’Donnell, Thomas Meehan and the 1988 screenplay by John Waters.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.  Produced by Neil Meron, Craig Zadan.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by David…

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