Eternals (2021)

CHLOE ZHAO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB United Kingdom/USA, 2021. Marvel Studios, TSG Entertainment. Screen story by Ryan Firpo, Kaz Firpo, Screenplay by Chloé Zhao, Patrick Burleigh, Ryan Firpo, Kaz Firpo, based on the Marvel comics by Jack Kirby. Cinematography by Ben Davis. Produced by Kevin Feige, Nate Moore. Music by Ramin Djawadi. Production…

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Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021)

TAYLOR SHERIDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Canada/USA, 2021. Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, Film Rites. Screenplay by Michael Koryta, Charles Leavitt, Taylor Sheridan, based on the novel by Michael Koryta. Cinematography by Ben Richardson. Produced by Garrett Basch, Aaron L. Gilbert, Taylor Sheridan, Kevin Turen, Steven Zaillian. Music by Brian Tyler. Production…

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The One And Only Ivan (2020)

THEA SHARROCK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 2020. Allison Shearmur Productions, Digital Makeup Group, Jolie Pas Productions, Walt Disney Pictures. Screenplay by Mike White, based on the book by Katherine Applegate. Cinematography by Florian Ballhaus. Produced by Angelina Jolie, Allison Shearmur, Brigham Taylor. Music by Craig Armstrong. Production Design by Molly Hughes. Costume…

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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)

JOACHIM RONNING Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 2019.  Roth Films, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Linda Woolverton, Screenplay by Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Noah Harpster, Linda Woolverton.  Cinematography by Henry Braham.  Produced by Duncan Henderson, Angelina Jolie, Joe Roth.  Music by Geoff Zanelli.  Production Design by Patrick Tatopoulos.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film…

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First They Killed My Father (2017)

ANGELINA JOLIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.   Cambodia/USA, 2017.  Netflix, Bophana Production.  Screenplay by Loung Ung, Angelina Jolie, based on the book by Loung Ung.  Cinematography by Anthony Dod Mantle.  Produced by Angelina Jolie, Rithy Panh, Ted Sarandos, Michael Vieira.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Production Design by Tom Brown.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Xavier Box, Patricia Rommel.  Dorian Awards…

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Smash His Camera (2010)

LEON GAST Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2010.  Got The Shot Productions.  Cinematography by Don Lenzer.  Produced by Linda Saffire, Adam Schlesinger.  Music by Craig Hazen, David Wolfert.  Film Editing by Doug Abel. The current era of tabloid photography owes a lot to the career of Ron Galella, a photog for whom no potted plant was too…

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Unbroken (2014)

ANGELINA JOLIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.   USA, 2014.  3 Arts Entertainment, Jolie Pas, Legendary Entertainment.  Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Richard LaGravenese, William Nicholson, based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Matthew Baer, Angelina Jolie, Erwin Stoff, Clayton Townsend.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing…

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Maleficent (2014)

ROBERT STROMBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 2014.  Roth Films, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Linda Woolverton, based on the motion picture Sleeping Beauty, Story by Erdman Penner, Screenplay by Joe Rinaldi, Winston Hibler, Bill Peet, Ted Sears, Ralph Wright, Milt Banta, based on the story Little Briar Rose by Jacob Grimm, and Wilhelm Grimm, and the…

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Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010)

BANKSY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2010. Paranoid Pictures.  Produced by Jaimie D’Cruz.  Music by Geoff Barrow.  Film Editing by Tom Fulford, Chris King.   The world of street art (graffiti has such a negative ring, doesn’t it?) is a demimonde all to itself, one that captured the fancy of obsessive enthusiast Thierry Guetta…

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Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

JENNIFER YUH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2011.  DreamWorks Animation.  Screenplay by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger.  Produced by Melissa Cobb.  Music by John Powell, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Tang Kheng Heng.  Film Editing by Maryann Brandon, Clare De Chenu.   The cuddly martial arts hero who bested all odds returns for another adventure in this colourful sequel to the 2008 hit. Jack Black voices…

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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

SIMON WEST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA/United Kingdom/Japan/Germany, 2001.  Paramount Pictures, Mutual Film Company, British Broadcasting Corporation, Lawrence Gordon Productions, Marubeni, Eidos Interactive, KFP Produktions GmbH & Co. KG, Tele München Fernseh Produktionsgesellschaft, Toho-Towa.  Story by Sara B. Cooper, Mike Werb, Michael Colleary, Screenplay by Patrick Massett, John Zinman, Adaptation by Simon West.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by…

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Gone In Sixty Seconds (2000)

DOMINIC SENA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2000.  Touchstone Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films.  Screenplay by Scott Rosenberg, based on the 1974 motion picture by H.B. Halicki.  Cinematography by Paul Cameron.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Mike Stenson.  Music by Trevor Rabin.  Production Design by Jeff Mann.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Roger Barton, Chris Lebenzon, Tom Muldoon.   Even by the standards of…

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