Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020)

GEORGE C. WOLFE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2020. Netflix. Screenplay by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, based on the play by August Wilson. Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler. Produced by Todd Black, Denzel Washington, Dany Wolf. Music by Branford Marsalis. Production Design by Mark Ricker. Costume Design by Ann Roth. Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein. …

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Cookie (1989)

SUSAN SEIDELMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1989.  Lorimar Film Entertainment.  Screenplay by Nora Ephron, Alice Arlen.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Laurence Mark.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Michael D. Haller.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein. Emily Lloyd plays a funky, rebellious teenager whose…

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The Mummy (2017)

ALEX KURTZMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2017.  Universal Pictures, Dark Universe, Dentsu, Perfect World Pictures (Beijing), Sean Daniel Company, Secret Hideout.  Screen story by Jon Spaihts, Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet, Screenplay by David Koepp, Christopher McQuarrie, Dylan Kussman.  Cinematography by Ben Seresin.  Produced by Sarah Bradshaw, Sean Daniel, Alex Kurtzman, Chris Morgan.  Music by Brian Tyler.  Production Design by…

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The Sixth Sense (1999)

M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1999.  Hollywood Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Barry Mendel Productions.  Screenplay by M. Night Shyamalan.  Cinematography by Tak Fujimoto.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Barry Mendel.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Larry Fulton.  Costume Design by Joanna Johnston.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein. Academy Awards 1999.  Golden Globe Awards 1999.  Las…

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Wide Awake (1998)

M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1998.  Miramax, Woods Entertainment.  Screenplay by M. Night Shyamalan.  Cinematography by Adam Holender.  Produced by Cathy Konrad, Cary Woods.  Music by Edmund Choi, Shok.  Production Design by P. Michael Johnston. Costume Design by Bridget Kelly.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein.   M. Night Shyamalan preceded his mega-successful thriller The Sixth Sense with this tender little tale…

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Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

SUSAN SEIDELMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1985.  Orion Pictures.  Screenplay by Leora Barish.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Sarah Pillsbury, Midge Sanford.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Santo Loquasto.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein.  Golden Globe Awards 1985.   Rosanna Arquette plays a bored New Jersey housewife who gets a little excitement in her life when she…

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Return To Paradise (1998)

JOSEPH RUBEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1998.  PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Propaganda Films, Tetragram.  Screenplay by Wesley Strick, Bruce Robinson, based on the motion picture Force Majeure by Pierre Jolivet, Olivier Schatzky.  Cinematography by Reynaldo Villalobos.  Produced by Alain Bernheim, Steve Golin.  Music by Mark Mancina. Production Design by Bill Groom.  Costume Design by Juliet Polcsa.  Film Editing by Craig McKay, Andrew Mondshein.  …

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Analyze That (2002)

HAROLD RAMIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA/Australia, 2002.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Baltimore Spring Creek Productions, Face Productions, Tribeca Productions.  Screenplay by Peter Steinfeld, Harold Ramis, Peter Tolan, based on characters created by Kenneth Lonergan, Peter Tolan.  Cinematography by Ellen Kuras. Produced by Jane Rosenthal, Paula Weinstein.  Music by David Holmes.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by…

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Our Idiot Brother

JESSE PERETZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2011.  Big Beach Films, Likely Story, The Weinstein Company, Yuk Films.  Story by Jesse Peretz, Evgenia Peretz, David Schisgall, Screenplay by Evgenia Peretz, David Schisgall.  Cinematography by Yaron Orbach.  Produced by Anthony Bregman, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub.  Music by Eric D. Johnson, Nathan Larson. Production Design by Inbal Weinberg.  Costume Design by Christopher…

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To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)

BEEBAN KIDRON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1995.  Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment. Screenplay by Douglas Carter Beane.  Cinematography by Steve Mason.  Produced by G. Mac Brown.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein.  Golden Globe Awards 1995.   When a novice drag queen (John Leguizamo) fails miserably in a local pageant,…

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An Unfinished Life (2005)

LASSE HALLSTROM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Germany/USA, 2005.  Miramax, Revolution Studios, Initial Entertainment Group, The Ladd Company, Kalis Productions GmbH & Co. Zweite KG, Persistent Entertainment, Unfinished Films.  Screenplay by Mark Spragg, Virginia Korus Spragg.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Leslie Holleran, Alan Ladd Jr., Kelliann Ladd.  Music by Deborah Lurie.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Tish Monaghan.  Film Editing…

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The Shipping News (2001)

LASSE HALLSTROM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA/Canada, 2001.  Miramax.  Screenplay by Robert Nelson Jacobs, based on the novel by Annie Proulx.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton. Produced by Linda Goldstein Knowlton, Leslie Holleran, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Christopher Young.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein.  Golden Globe Awards 2001.  National Board of Review Awards 2001.  …

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