Bombshell (2019)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Canada, 2019.  Annapurna Pictures, Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, Denver and Delilah Productions, Lighthouse Management & Media, Lionsgate.  Screenplay by Charles Randolph.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by A.J. Dix, Aaron L. Gilbert, Robert Graf, Michelle Graham, Beth Kono, Charles Randolph, Margaret Riley, Jay Roach, Charlize…

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Interstellar (2014)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   USA/United Kingdom, 2014.  Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Syncopy, Lynda Obst Productions, Government of Alberta, Alberta Media Fund, Atvinnuvega- og nýsköpunarráðuneytið.  Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan.  Cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema.  Produced by Christopher Nolan, Lynda Obst, Emma Thomas.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film…

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The Moderns (1988)

ALAN RUDOLPH Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB.  USA, 1988.  Nelson Entertainment.  Screenplay by Alan Rudolph, John Bradshaw.  Cinematography by Toyomichi Kurita.  Produced by David Blocker, Carolyn Pfeiffer.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Steven Legler.  Costume Design by Renee April.  Film Editing by Scott Brock, Debra T. Smith.  Independent Spirit Awards 1988.   This meandering drama features characters who constantly threaten to be memorable but…

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The Namesake (2006)

MIRA NAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  India/USA, 2006.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Cine Mosaic, Entertainment Farm, Mirabai Films, UTV Motion Pictures.  Screenplay by Sooni Taraporevala, based on the novel by Jhumpa Lahiri.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, Mira Nair.  Music by Nitin Sawhney.  Production Design by Stephanie Carroll.  Costume Design by Arjun Bhasin.  Film Editing by Allyson C. Johnson.  Independent Spirit Awards 2007.  National…

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The Night We Never Met (1993)

WARREN LEIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5 USA, 1993.  Miramax, Tribeca Productions.  Screenplay by Warren Leight.  Cinematography by John Thomas.  Produced by Michael Peyser.  Music by Evan Lurie.  Production Design by Lester Cohen.  Costume Design by Ellen Lutter.  Film Editing by Camilla Toniolo.   Annabella Sciorra and Matthew Broderick timeshare an apartment with a soon to be married bachelor (Kevin Anderson).  She is unhappily married and uses…

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Fair Game (2010)

DOUG LIMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Arab Emirates, 2010.  River Road Entertainment, Participant Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, Zucker Productions, Weed Road Pictures, Hypnotic, Dillywood, Fair Game Productions.  Screenplay by Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, based on the books The Politics of Truth: Inside The Lies That Led To War And Betrayed My Wife’s CIA Identity:…

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Last Summer In The Hamptons (1995)

HENRY JAGLOM Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1995.  Jagtoria Films, The Rainbow Film Company. Screenplay by Henry Jaglom, Victoria Foyt.  Cinematography by Hanania Baer.  Produced by Judith Wolinsky.   Production Design by Jeff Monte, Bruce Postman. Costume Design by Catherine Pierson.  Film Editing by Henry Jaglom.  Toronto International Film Festival 1995.   I love this carefree, intelligently written and…

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In Her Shoes (2005)

CURTIS HANSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Germany, 2005.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Deuce Three Productions, Major Studio Partners.  Screenplay by Susannah Grant, based on the novel by Jennifer Weiner.  Cinematography by Terry Stacey.  Produced by Lisa Ellzey, Carol Fenelon, Curtis Hanson, Ridley Scott.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Dan Davis.  Costume Design by Sophie De Rakoff.  Film Editing by…

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Vanya On 42nd Street (1994)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1994.  Channel Four Films, Mayfair Entertainment, The Vanya Company.  Screenplay by Andre Gregory, based on the play by Anton Chekhov, adapted by David Mamet.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Fred Berner.  Music by Joshua Redman.  Production Design by Eugene Lee.  Costume Design by Gary Jones.  Film Editing by Nancy Baker.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1994.  Independent Spirit…

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Random Hearts (1999)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Global Entertainment Productions GmbH & Company Medien KG, Mirage Enterprises, Rastar Pictures.  Screenplay by Kurt Luedtke, adaptation by Darryl Ponicsan, based on the novel by Warren Adler.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Sydney Pollack, Marykay Powell.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Barbara Ling.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film…

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The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

JONATHAN DEMME Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1991.  Strong Heart/Demme Production, Orion Pictures.  Screenplay by Ted Tally, based on the novel by Thomas Harris.  Cinematography by Tak Fujimoto.  Produced by Edward Saxon, Kenneth Utt, Ronald M. Bozman.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Kristi Zea.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Craig McKay.  Podcast:  My Criterions.  Academy Awards 1991.  Boston Film Critics…

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The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001)

JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2001.  Good Machine, Gramercy Pictures, Mike Zoss Productions, The KL Line, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Ethan Coen.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Tricia Cooke.  Academy Awards 2001.  American Film…

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