Sausage Party (2016)

GREG TIERNAN, CONRAD VERNON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA/Canada, 2016. Annapurna Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Nitrogen Studios Canada, Point Grey Pictures. Story by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Jonah Hill, Screenplay by Kyle Hunter, Ariel Shaffir, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg. Produced by Megan Ellison, Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, Conrad Vernon. Music by Christopher Lennertz, Alan…

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They Came Together (2014)

DAVID WAIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): B USA, 2014. Lionsgate. Screenplay by Michael Showalter, David Wain. Cinematography by Tom Houghton. Produced by Michael Showalter. Music by Matt Novack, Craig Wedren. Production Design by Mark White. Costume Design by Dana Covarrubias. Film Editing by Jamie Gross. At last, they finally made a movie for people…

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Toy Story 4 (2019)

JOSH COOLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2019.  Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Original story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Josh Cooley, Valerie LaPointe, Rashida Jones, Will McCormack, Martin Hynes, Stephany Folsom, Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Stephany Folsom.   Cinematography by Jean-Claude Kalache, Patrick Lin.   Produced by Mark Nielsen, Jonas Rivera, Galyn Susman. …

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It: Chapter Two (2019)

ANDY MUSCHIETTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Canada/USA, 2019.  KatzSmith Productions, Lin Pictures, New Line Cinema, Rideback, Vertigo Entertainment.  Screenplay by Gary Dauberman, based on the novel It by Stephen King.  Cinematography by Checco Varese.  Produced by Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Barbara Muschietti.  Music by Benjamin Wallfisch.  Production Design by Paul D. Austerberry.  Costume…

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The BFG (2016)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   United Kingdom/Canada/USA, 2016.  Walt Disney Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Reliance Entertainment, Walden Media, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, DreamWorks, River Road Entertainment.  Screenplay by Melissa Mathison, based on the book by Roald Dahl. Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Frank Marshall, Sam Mercer, Steven Spielberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design…

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Finding Dory (2016)

ANDREW STANTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2016.  Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Victoria Strouse, additional material by Bob Peterson, Angus MacLane, from a story by Andrew Stanton.  Cinematography by Jeremy Lasky.  Produced by Lindsey Collins.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Steve Pilcher.  Film Editing by Axel Geddes.  Pixar returns to one of…

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Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

AKIVA SCHAFFER, JORMA TACCONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  Apatow Productions, The Lonely Island, Party Over Here, Perfect World Pictures (Beijing), Perfect World Pictures, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone.  Cinematography by Brandon Trost.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Rodney Rothman, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone.  Music by Matthew Compton.  Production Design by…

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Maggie’s Plan (2015)

REBECCA MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2015.  Franklin Street, Freedom Media, Hall Monitor, Hyperion Media Group, Locomotive, Rachael Horovitz Productions, Round Films.  Screenplay by Rebecca Miller, based on the story by Karen Rinaldi.  Cinematography by Sam Levy.  Produced by Damon Cardasis, Rachael Horovitz, Rebecca Miller.  Music by Michael Rohatyn.  Production Design by Alexandra Schaller.  Costume Design by Malgosia Turzanska.  Film…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

J.J. ABRAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2015.  Lucasfilm, Bad Robot, Truenorth Productions.  Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt, based on characters created by George Lucas.  Cinematography by Daniel Mindel.  Produced by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Kathleen Kennedy.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter, Darren Gilford.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Maryann Brandon, Mary…

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Trainwreck (2015)

JUDD APATOW Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2015.  Universal Pictures, Apatow Productions, Dentsu, Fuji Television Network.  Screenplay by Amy Schumer.  Cinematography by Jody Lee Lipes.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel.  Music by Jon Brion.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson.  Costume Design by Jessica Albertson, Leesa Evans.  Film Editing by William Kerr, Peck Prior, Paul Zucker.   Comedian Amy Schumer gets the star treatment…

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Inside Out (2015)

PETE DOCTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2015.  Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Pete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen, Screenplay by Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley, Pete Docter.  Produced by Jonas Rivera.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by Ralph Eggleston.  Film Editing by Kevin Nolting.   Two decades of anthropomorphizing inanimate objects sees Pixar reaching a little deeper into…

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The Skeleton Twins (2014)

CRAIG JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2014.  Duplass Brothers Productions, Venture Forth.  Screenplay by Mark Heyman, Craig Johnson.  Cinematography by Reed Morano.  Produced by Stephanie Langhoff, Jennifer Lee, Jacob Pechenik, Roxie Rodriguez.  Music by Nathan Larson.  Production Design by Ola Maslik.  Costume Design by Mikaela Wohl.  Film Editing by Jennifer Lee.   Attempted suicide is a great way to get…

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