The Card Counter (2021)

PAUL SCHRADER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom/China/USA, 2021. Focus Features, LB Entertainment, Astrakan Film AB, Bona Film Group, Convergent Media, Enriched Media Group, HanWay Films, One Two Twenty Entertainment, Redline Entertainment. Screenplay by Paul Schrader. Cinematography by Alexander Dynan. Produced by Lauren Mann, Braxton Pope, David M. Wulf. Music by Robert Levon…

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Richard Jewell (2019)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. USA, 2019.  75 Year Plan Productions, Appian Way, Misher Films, The Malpaso Company, Warner Bros.. Screenplay by Billy Ray, based on the article American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell by Marie Brenner and the book The Suspect by Kent Alexander and Kevin Salwen.  Cinematography by Yves…

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Geostorm (2017)

DEAN DEVLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   USA, 2017.  Warner Bros., Electric Entertainment, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Skydance Media.  Screenplay by Dean Devlin, Paul Guyot.  Cinematography by Roberto Schaefer.  Produced by Dean Devlin, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg.  Music by Lorne Balfe.  Production Design by Kirk M. Petruccelli.  Costume Design by Susan Matheson.  Film Editing by Chris Lebenzon, John Refoua, Ron Rosen. Gerard Butler plays a…

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Happy Death Day (2017)

CHRISTOPHER LANDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2017.  Blumhouse Productions, Digital Riot Media, Vesuvius Productions.  Screenplay by Scott Lobdell.  Cinematography by Toby Oliver.  Produced by Jason Blum.  Music by Bear McCreary.  Production Design by Cece Destefano.  Costume Design by Meagan McLaughlin.  Film Editing by Gregory Plotkin.   Sorority girl Tree (Jessica Rothe) wakes up in a boy’s dorm and has no remembrance of…

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Bad Moms (2016)

JON LUCAS, SCOTT MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2016.  STX Entertainment, Huayi Brothers Media, BillBlock Media, Suzanne Todd Productions.  Screenplay by Jon Lucas, Scott Moore.  Cinematography by Jim Denault.  Produced by Bill Block,Suzanne Todd.  Music by Christopher Lennertz.  Production Design by Marcia Hinds.  Costume Design by Julia Caston.  Film Editing by Emma E. Hickox,James Thomas. Mila Kunis got married at twenty and before…

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Midnight Special (2016)

JEFF NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  Warner Bros., RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Faliro House Productions, Tri-State Pictures.  Screenplay by Jeff Nichols.  Cinematography by Adam Stone.  Produced by Sarah Green, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones.  Music by David Wingo.  Production Design by Chad Keith.  Costume Design by Erin Benach.  Film Editing by Julie Monroe.  Berlin Film Festival 2016.   Imagine if the character Michael Shannon played in…

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The Big Short (2015)

ADAM McKAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2015.  Plan B Entertainment, Regency Enterprises.  Screenplay by Charles Randolph, Adam McKay, based on the book by Michael Lewis.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Arnon Milchan, Brad Pitt.  Music by Nicholas Britell.  Production Design by Clayton Hartley.  Costume Design by Susan Matheson.  Film Editing by Hank Corwin.  Academy Awards…

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Trumbo (2015)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2015.  Bleecker Street Films, ShivHans Pictures, Groundswell Productions.  Screenplay by John McNamara, based on the book Dalton Trumbo by Bruce Cook.  Cinematography by Jim Denault.  Produced by Kevin Kelly Brown, Monica Levinson, Michael London, Nimitt Mankad, John McNamara, Shivani Rawat, Janice Williams.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Mark Ricker.  Costume Design by…

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The Campaign (2012)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.5.  USA, 2012.  Warner Bros., Gary Sanchez Productions, Everyman Pictures, Location Gourmet, Reel Chefs Catering.  Story by Adam McKay, Chris Henchy, Shawn Harwell, Screenplay by Chris Henchy, Shawn Harwell.  Cinematography by Jim Denault.  Produced by Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Adam McKay, Jay Roach.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Daniel Orlandi.  Film…

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Colombiana (2011)

OLIVIER MEGATON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA/France, 2011.  EuropaCorp, TF1 Films Production, Grive Productions, Canal+, CinéCinéma, A.J.O.Z. Films.  Screenplay by Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen.  Cinematography by Romain Lacourbas.  Produced by Luc Besson, Ariel Zeitoun.  Music by Nathaniel Mechaly, Craig Walker.  Production Design by Patrick Durand.  Costume Design by Olivier Beriot.  Film Editing by Camille Delamarre.   After witnessing her parents’ murder before her…

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Parker (2013)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0 USA, 2013.  Incentive Filmed Entertainment, Sierra / Affinity, Alexander/ Mitchell Productions, Current Entertainment, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Anvil Films.  Screenplay by John J. McLaughlin, based on the novel Flashfire by Donald E. Westlake.  Cinematography by James M. Muro.  Produced by Les Alexander, Steven Chasman, Taylor Hackford, Sidney Kimmel, Jonathan Mitchell, Matthew H….

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