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 Expendables 2 (2012)

SIMON WEST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2012.  Millennium Films.  Story by Ken Kaufman, David Agosto, Richard Wenk, Screenplay by Richard Wenk, Sylvester Stallone, based on characters created by Dave Callaham.  Cinematography by Shelly Johnson.  Produced by Avi Lerner, Danny Lerner, Miguel Menendez de Zubillaga, Kevin Kling Templeton, Les Weldon.  Music by Brian Tyler.  Production Design by Paul Cross.  Costume Design…

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Altman (2014)

RON MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada, 2014.  Sphinx Productions.  Screenplay by Len Blum.  Cinematography by Simon Ennis.  Produced by Ron Mann.  Music by Phil Dwyer, Guido Luciani.  Production Design by Matthew Badiali, Craig Small.  Film Editing by Robert Kennedy. Ron Mann gives a wonderful overview of the career of filmmaker Robert Altman, the American auteur who reached his height at a time…

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Disney’s The Kid (2000)

JON TURTELTAUB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2000.  Chester Films Inc., Junction, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Audrey Wells.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by Hunt Lowry, Christina Steinberg, Jon Turteltaub.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Garreth Stover.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Peter Honess, David Rennie. Delightful comedy romp about a middle-aged image consultant with no…

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Unbreakable (2000)

M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2000.  Touchstone Pictures, Blinding Edge Pictures, Barry Mendel Productions.  Screenplay by M. Night Shyamalan.  Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by Barry Mendel, Sam Mercer, M. Night Shyamalan.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Larry Fulton.  Costume Design by Joanna Johnston.  Film Editing by Dylan Tichenor.   M. Night Shyamalan must have thought the intensity…

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The Sixth Sense (1999)

M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1999.  Hollywood Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Barry Mendel Productions.  Screenplay by M. Night Shyamalan.  Cinematography by Tak Fujimoto.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Barry Mendel.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Larry Fulton.  Costume Design by Joanna Johnston.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein.  Surprisingly creepy thriller about a young boy…

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Breakfast Of Champions (1999)

ALAN RUDOLPH Bil’s rating (out of 5):    B.5.  USA, 1999.  Flying Heart Films, Hollywood Pictures, Rain City, Rational Packaging Company, Sugar Creek Productions, Summit Entertainment.  Screenplay by Alan Rudolph, based on the book by Kurt Vonnegut Jr..  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by David Blocker, David Willis.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Nina Ruscio.  Costume Design by Rudy Dillon.  Film Editing by Suzy…

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Mortal Thoughts (1991)

ALAN RUDOLPH Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBBB.  USA, 1991.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, New Visions Pictures, Polar Entertainment Corporation, Rufglen Films.  Screenplay by William Reilly, Claude Kerven.  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by John Fiedler, Mark Tarlov.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Hope Hanafin.  Film Editing by Tom Walls.   Riveting thriller is a rare example of genre work…

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Planet Terror (2007)

ROBERT RODRIGUEZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2007.  Dimension Films, Troublemaker Studios, Rodriguez International Pictures, The Weinstein Company.  Screenplay by Robert Rodriguez.  Cinematography by Robert Rodriguez.  Produced by Elizabeth Avellan, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino.  Music by Robert Rodriguez.  Production Design by Steve Joyner.  Costume Design by Nina Procter.  Film Editing by Ethan Maniquis, Robert Rodriguez.   The other half of the original Grindhouse…

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The Whole Nine Yards (2000)

JONATHAN LYNN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2000.  Franchise Pictures, Lansdown Films, Mel’s Cite du Cinema, Morgan Creek Entertainment, Nine Yards Productions, Rational Packaging Company.  Screenplay by Mitchell Kapner.  Cinematography by David Franco.  Produced by Allan Kaufman, David Willis.  Music by Randy Edelman, Gary Gold.  Production Design by David L. Snyder.  Costume Design by Edi Giguere.  Film Editing by Tom Lewis.   Lame comedy that has…

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Hudson Hawk (1991)

MICHAEL LEHMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1991.  TriStar Pictures, Silver Pictures, Ace Bone.  Story by Bruce Willis, Robert Kraft, Screenplay by Steven E. de Souza, Daniel Waters.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Joel Silver.  Music by Michael Kamen, Robert Kraft.  Production Design by Jackson De Govia.  Costume Design by Marilyn Vance.  Film Editing by Chris Lebenzon, Michael Tronick.   You’re better off watching a spoof…

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Fast Food Nation (2006)

RICHARD LINKLATER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2006.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Participant Media, HanWay Films, BBC Films, Recorded Picture Company.  Screenplay by Eric Schlosser, Richard Linklater, based on the book Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser.  Cinematography by Lee Daniel.  Produced by Malcolm McLaren, Jeremy Thomas.  Music by Friends of Dean Martinez.  Production…

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