Dear Evan Hansen (2021)

STEPHEN CHBOSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 2021. Marc Platt Productions, Perfect World Pictures, Universal Pictures. Screenplay by Steven Levenson, based on the musical stage play, music and lyrics by Justin Paul, Benj Pasek, book by Steven Levenson. Cinematography by Brandon Trost. Produced by Marc Platt, Adam Siegel. Music by Benj Pasek, Justin…

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The Suicide Squad (2021)

JAMES GUNN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA/Canada/United Kingdom, 2021. Warner Bros., DC Entertainment, Atlas Entertainment, The Safran Company. Screenplay by James Gunn. Cinematography by Henry Braham. Produced by Charles Roven, Peter Safran. Music by John Murphy. Production Design by Beth Mickle. Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky. Film Editing by Fred Raskin, Christian Wagner….

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Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

EDWARD NORTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2019.  Class 5 Films, MWM Studios, Warner Bros. Pictures.  Screenplay by Edward Norton, based on the novel by Jonathan Lethem.  Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Michael Bederman, Bill Migliore, Daniel Nadler, Edward Norton, Gigi Pritzker, Rachel Shane, Robert F. Smith.   Music by Daniel Pemberton.  Production…

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The Family Fang (2015)

JASON BATEMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2015.  Aggregate Films, Red Crown Productions, Blossom Films, ML Film Productions, Olympus Pictures, Papagjika Salloway Productions, QED International.  Screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire, based on the novel by Kevin Wilson.  Cinematography by Ken Seng.  Produced by Jason Bateman, James Garavente, Nicole Kidman, Riva Marker, Per Saari, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech.  Music…

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

GLENN FICARRA, JOHN REQUA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2016.  Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Robert Carlock, based on the book The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days In Afghanistan and Pakistan by Kim Barker.  Cinematography by Xavier Grobet.  Produced by Ian Bryce, Tina Fey, Lorne Michaels.  Music by Nick Urata.  Production Design by Beth Mickle.  Costume Design by Lisa…

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Drive (2011)

NICOLAS WINDING REFN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  FilmDistrict, Bold Films, MWM, Marc Platt Productions, Motel Movies.  Screenplay by Hossein Amini, based on the book by James Sallis.  Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.  Produced by Michel Litvak, John Palermo, Marc Platt, Gigi Pritzker, Adam Siegel.  Music by Cliff Martinez.  Production Design by Beth Mickle.  Costume Design by Erin Benach.  Film Editing by…

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Half Nelson (2006)

RYAN FLECK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2006.  Hunting Lane Films, Journeyman Pictures, Silverwood Films, Original Media, Traction Media, Verisimilitude. Screenplay by Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden.  Cinematography by Andrij Parekh.  Produced by Anna Boden, Rosanne Korenberg, Alex Orlovksy, Jamie Patricof.  Music by Broken Social Scene.  Production Design by Beth Mickle.  Costume Design by Erin Benach.  Film Editing…

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Only God Forgives (2013)

NICOLAS WINDING REFN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. France/Thailand/USA/Sweden, 2013.  Space Rocket Nation, Gaumont, Wild Bunch, Motel Movies, Bold Films, Film i Vast, DR/Flimklubben, Nordisk Film ShortCut, Danish Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, MEDIA Programme of the European Union.  Screenplay by Nicolas Winding Refn.  Cinematography by Larry Smith.  Produced by Lene Borglum, Sidonie Dumas, Vincent Maraval.  Music…

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BBB.5 (out of 5) Shame presented sexually compulsive behavior as the background upon which director Steve McQueen could render all his own personal feelings of the titular anguish without the least bit of honesty or credibility; Stuart Blumberg’s romantic comedy on the same subject has plenty of moments that veer into sitcom humour, but he…

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