Halloween Kills (2021)

DAVID GORDON GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA/United Kingdom, 2021. Universal Pictures, Miramax, Blumhouse Productions, Trancas International Films, Home Again Productions, Rough House Pictures. Screenplay by Scott Teems, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, based on characters created by John Carpenter, Debra Hill. Cinematography by Michael Simmonds. Produced by Malek Akkad, Bill Block, Jason…

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Live By Night (2016)

BEN AFFLECK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  Appian Way, Pearl Street Films, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Warner Bros., iMint Media.  Screenplay by Ben Affleck, based on the novel by Dennis Lehane.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Jennifer Todd.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Jess Gonchor.  Costume Design by Jacqueline West.  Film Editing by William…

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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.   The true story of…

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Six Degrees Of Separation (1993)

FRED SCHEPISI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1993.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Maiden Movies, New Regency Pictures.  Screenplay by John Guare, based on his play.  Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Arnon Milchan, Fred Schepisi.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.  Film Editing by Peter Honess.   John Guare adapts his excellent play to the big screen with…

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The Dark Knight (2008)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA/United Kingdom, 2008.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Syncopy, DC Comics.  Story by Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, Screenplay by Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, based on characters created by Bob Kane.  Cinematography by Wally Pfister.  Produced by Christopher Nolan, Lorne Orleans, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas.  Music by James Newton Howard, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley.  Costume…

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Sixteen Candles (1984)

JOHN HUGHES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1984.  Universal Pictures, Channel Productions. Screenplay by John Hughes.  Cinematography by Bobby Byrne.  Produced by Hilton A. Green.  Music by Ira Newborn.  Production Design by John W. Corso.  Costume Design by Mark Peterson, Marla Denise Schlom.  Film Editing by Edward Warschilka.   While The Breakfast Club is the most intelligent and probing of John Hughes’s…

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The Breakfast Club (1985)

JOHN HUGHES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1985.  Universal Pictures, A&M Films, Channel Productions.  Screenplay by John Hughes.  Cinematography by Thomas Del Ruth.  Produced by John Hughes, Ned Tanen.  Music by Keith Forsey.  Production Design by John W. Corso.  Costume Design by Marilyn Vance.  Film Editing by Dede Allen.   John Hughes scored big points with teenagers with this excellent drama, which continues to…

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Weird Science (1985)

JOHN HUGHES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1985.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by John Hughes.  Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti.  Produced by Joel Silver.  Music by Ira Newborn.  Production Design by John W. Corso.  Costume Design by Marilyn Vance.  Film Editing by Chris Lebenzon, Scott K. Wallace, Mark Warner.   Two teenage geeks (Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith) grow tired of being the butt of…

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All About The Benjamins (2002)

KEVIN BRAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA/Germany, 2002.  New Line Cinema, Cube Vision, Flipside Entertainment, Linovo Productions GmbH & Co. KG.  Screenplay by Ronald Lang, Ice Cube.  Cinematography by Glen MacPherson.  Produced by Matt Alvarez, Ice Cube.  Music by John Murphy.  Production Design by J. Mark Harrington.  Costume Design by Sophie De Rakoff.  Film Editing by Suzanne Hines.   Benjamins, in this case,…

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Edward Scissorhands (1990)

TIM BURTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1990.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Tim Burton, Caroline Thompson, Screenplay by Caroline Thompson.  Cinematography by Stefan Czapsky.  Produced by Tim Burton, Denise Di Novi.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Bo Welch.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Colleen Halsey, Richard Halsey.   Though uneven in story and tone, this enjoyable outsider comedy…

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