I’m Thinking Of Ending Things (2020)

CHARLIE KAUFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 2020. Likely Story, Projective Testing Service. Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman, based on the book by Iain Reid. Cinematography by Lukasz Zal. Produced by Stefanie Azpiazu, Anthony Bregman, Charlie Kaufman, Robert Salerno. Music by Jay Wadley. Production Design by Molly Hughes. Costume Design by Melissa Toth. Film…

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The Land of Steady Habits (2018)

NICOLE HOLOFCENER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA, 2018.  Likely Story.  Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener, based on the novel by Ted Thompson.  Cinematography by Alar Kivilo.  Produced by Stefanie Azpiazu, Anthony Bregman.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by Dina Goldman.  Costume Design by Alex Bovaird.  Film Editing by Robert Frazen.  Toronto International Film Festival 2018. Ben Mendelsohn is enjoying life in early…

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Private Life (2018)

TAMARA JENKINS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.    USA, 2018.  Likely Story, Netflix.  Screenplay by Tamara Jenkins.  Cinematography by Christos Voudouris.  Produced by Stefanie Azpiazu, Anthony Bregman, Tamara Jenkins.  Production Design by Ford Wheeler.  Costume Design by Leah Katznelson.  Film Editing by Brian A. Kates. Independent Spirit Awards 2018.   Toronto International Film Festival 2018. Tamara Jenkins returns to filmmaking eleven years after her…

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Begin Again (2013)

JOHN CARNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Alternate title:  Can A Song Save Your Life USA, 2013.  Exclusive Media Group, Sycamore Pictures, Apatow Productions, Likely Story.  Screenplay by John Carney.  Cinematography by Yaron Orbach.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Tobin Armbrust, Anthony Bregman.  Music by Gregg Alexander.  Production Design by Chad Keith.  Costume Design by Arjun Bhasin.  Film Editing by Andrew Marcus.  Academy Awards 2014. Phoenix Film…

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The Circle (2017)

JAMES PONSOLDT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   United Arab Emirates/USA, 2017.  1978 Films, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, Likely Story, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, Playtone, Route One Entertainment.  Screenplay by James Ponsoldt, Dave Eggers, based on the novel by Dave Eggers.  Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.  Produced by Anthony Bregman, Gary Goetzman, James Ponsoldt.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Gerald Sullivan.  Costume Design…

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Sing Street (2016)

JOHN CARNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Ireland/United Kingdom/USA, 2016.  Cosmo Films, Distressed Films, FilmNation Entertainment, FilmWave, Likely Story, PalmStar Media.  Screenplay by John Carney.  Cinematography by Yaron Orbach.  Produced by Anthony Bregman, John Carney, Martina Niland.  Music by Becky Bentham.  Production Design by Alan MacDonald.  Costume Design by Tiziana Corvisieri.  Film Editing by Andrew Marcus, Julian Ulrichs.  Dorian Awards 2016.  Golden Globe…

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Foxcatcher (2014)

BENNETT MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2014.  Annapurna Pictures, Likely Story, Media Rights Capital.  Screenplay by E. Max Frye, Dan Futterman.  Cinematography by Greig Fraser.  Produced by Anthony Bregman, Megan Ellison, Jon Kilik, Bennett Miller.  Music by Rob Simonsen.  Production Design by Jess Gonchor.  Costume Design by Kasia Walicka-Maimone.  Film Editing by Jay Cassidy, Stuart Levy, Conor O’Neill.  Academy Awards 2014.  American Film…

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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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Thumbsucker (2005)

MIKE MILLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 2005.  Bob Yari Productions, This Is That Productions, Cinema-Go-Go, Bull’s Eye Entertainment.  Screenplay by Mike Mills, based on the novel by Walter Kirn.  Cinematography by Joaquin Baca-Asay.  Produced by Anthony Bregman, Bob Stephenson.  Music by Tim DeLaughter.  Production Design by Judy Becker.  Costume Design by April Napier.  Film Editing by Haines Hall,…

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Synecdoche, New York (2008)

CHARLIE KAUFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2008.  Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Likely Story, Projective Testing Service, Russia.  Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Anthony Bregman, Spike Jonze, Charlie Kaufman, Sidney Kimmel.  Music by Jon Brion.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Melissa Toth.  Film Editing by Robert Frazen.  Cannes Film Festival 2008.  Gotham Awards 2008.  Independent Spirit Awards 2008. National…

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Lovely And Amazing (2001)

NICOLE HOLOFCENER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2001.  Blow Up Pictures, Good Machine.  Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener.  Cinematography by Harlan Bosmajian.  Produced by Anthony Bregman, Eric d’Arbeloff, Ted Hope.  Music by Craig Richey.  Production Design by Devorah Herbert.  Costume Design by Vanessa Vogel.  Film Editing by Robert Frazen.  Independent Spirit Awards 2002.  Toronto International Film Festival 2001.   Nicole Holofcener has fashioned a film that lives…

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Friends With Money (2006)

NICOLE HOLOFCENER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2006.  This Is That Productions.  Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener.  Cinematography by Terry Stacey.  Produced by Anthony Bregman.  Music by Rickie Lee Jones.  Production Design by Amy B. Ancona.  Costume Design by Michael Wilkinson.  Film Editing by Robert Frazen.  Independent Spirit Awards 2006.   Nicole Holofcener has created another fascinating look at women who are both challenging…

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