Woman In Gold (2015)

SIMON CURTIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB United Kingdom, 2015. Origin Pictures, BBC Films. Screenplay by Alexi Kaye Campbell. Cinematography by Ross Emery. Produced by David M. Thompson, Kris Thykier. Music by Martin Phipps, Hans Zimmer. Production Design by Jim Clay. Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor. Film Editing by Peter Lambert. A powerful…

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The Brothers Bloom (2008)

RIAN JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.    USA, 2008.  Endgame Entertainment, Ram Bergman Productions, The Weinstein Company.  Screenplay by Rian Johnson.  Cinematography by Steve Yedlin.  Produced by Ram Bergman, James D. Stern.  Music by Nathan Johnson.  Production Design by Jim Clay.  Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor.  Film Editing by Gabriel Wrye.   Imagine a movie in which every character, actor and…

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Alfie (2004)

CHARLES SHYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2004.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Elaine Pope, Charles Shyer, based on the earlier screenplay and play by Bill Naughton.  Cinematography by Ashley Rowe.  Produced by Elaine Pope, Charles Shyer.  Music by Mick Jagger, John Powell, David A. Stewart.  Production Design by Sophie Becher.  Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor.  Film Editing by Padraic McKinley.   A British…

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Monkeybone (2001)

HENRY SELICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2001.  Twentieth Century Fox, 1492 Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Animation.  Screenplay by Sam Hamm, based on the graphic novel Dark Town by Kaja Blackley.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by Michael Barnathan, Mark Radcliffe.  Music by Anne Dudley.  Production Design by Bill Boes.  Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor.  Film Editing by Jon Poll, Nicholas C. Smith, Mark…

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Vanity Fair (2004)

MIRA NAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2004.  Focus Features, Tempesta Films, Granada Film Productions, Inside Track Films, Mirabai Films, Cine Mosaic.  Screenplay by Matthew Faulk, Mark Skeet, Julian Fellowes, based on the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Janette Day, Lydia Dean Pilcher, Donna Gigliotti.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by…

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Indecent Proposal (1993)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   USA, 1993.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Amy Holden Jones, based on the novel by Jack Engelhard.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by Sherry Lansing.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor, Bernie Pollack, Bobbie Read.  Film Editing by Joe Hutshing.   Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson play a couple whose plans to…

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Aeon Flux (2005)

KARYN KUSAMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Germany, 2005.  Paramount Pictures, Lakeshore Entertainment, Valhalla Motion Pictures, MTV Films, MTV Productions, Colossal Pictures.  Screenplay by Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi, based on characters created by Peter Chung.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by David Gale, Gregory Goodman, Martha Griffin, Gale Anne Hurd, Gary Lucchesi.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Andrew McAlpine.  Costume…

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The Fisher King (1991)

TERRY GILLIAM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1991.  TriStar Pictures, Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Richard LaGravenese.  Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by Debra Hill, Lynda Obst.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor.  Film Editing by Lesley Walker.   Jeff Bridges plays a talk radio host who is devastated when a listener misinterprets his advice…

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The Recruit (2003)

ROGER DONALDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2003.  Touchstone Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Epsilon Motion Pictures.  Screenplay by Roger Towne, Kurt Wimmer, Mitch Glazer.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh. Produced by Jeff Apple, Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum.  Music by Klaus Badelt.  Production Design by Andrew McAlpine.  Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor.  Film Editing by David Rosenbloom. Thank God for Al Pacino, Dustin…

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Psycho (1998)

GUS VAN SANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment. Screenplay by Joseph Stefano, based on the novel by Robert Bloch.  Cinematography by Christopher Doyle.  Produced by Brian Grazer, Gus Van Sant.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Tom Foden.  Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor.  Film Editing by Amy E. Duddleston.   Gus Van Sant performs an…

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Good Will Hunting (1997)

GUS VAN SANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1997.  Be Gentlemen Limited Partnership, Lawrence Bender Productions, Miramax.  Screenplay by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck.   Cinematography by Jean-Yves Escoffier.  Produced by Lawrence Bender.  Music by Danny Elfman. Production Design by Missy Stewart.  Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor.  Film Editing by Pietro Scalia.   Matt Damon plays a math genius who is hiding…

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To Die For (1995)

GUS VAN SANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1995.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Laura Ziskin Productions, The Rank Organisation.  Screenplay by Buck Henry, based on the book by Joyce Maynard.  Cinematography by Eric Alan Edwards.  Produced by Laura Ziskin.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Missy Stewart.  Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor.  Film Editing by Curtiss Clayton.   Nicole Kidman couldn’t be…

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