First Reformed (2017)

PAUL SCHRADER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA/United Kingdom/Australia, 2017.  Killer Films, Fibonacci Films, Arclight Films, Big Indie Pictures, Omeira Studio Partners.  Screenplay by Paul Schrader.  Cinematography by Alexander Dynan.  Produced by Jack Binder, Greg Clark, Gary Hamilton, Victoria Hill, David Hinojosa, Frank Murray, Deepak Sikka, Christine Vachon.  Music by Brian Williams.  Production Design by Grace Yun.  Costume Design by Olga…

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Larry Crowne (2011)

TOM HANKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   0.5.  USA, 2011.  Universal Pictures, Vendome Pictures, StudioCanal, Playtone Productions, Summit Entertainment.  Screenplay by Tom Hanks, Nia Vardalos.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks.  Music by James Newton Howard. Production Design by Victor Kempster.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Alan Cody. A film so disastrous it has to be seen…

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Charlotte’s Web (2006)

GARY WINICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Germany, 2006.  Paramount Pictures, Walden Media, Kerner Entertainment Company, Nickelodeon Movies, Film Victoria, KMP Film Invest, Sandman Studios.  Story by Earl Hamner Jr., Screenplay by Susannah Grant, Karey Kirkpatrick, based on the book by E.B. White.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Jordan Kerner.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Stuart Wurtzel.  Costume Design by Rita…

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Barbershop (2002)

TIM STORY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2002.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, State Street Pictures, Cube Vision.  Story by Mark Brown, Screenplay by Mark Brown, Don D. Scott, Marshall Todd.  Cinematography by Tom Priestley Jr..  Produced by Mark Brown, Robert Teitel, George Tillman Jr..  Music by Terence Blanchard. Production Design by Roger G. Fortune.  Costume Design by Devon Patterson.  Film Editing by John Carter.   A Chicago…

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Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events (2004)

BRAD SILBERLING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Germany, 2004.  Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, Nickelodeon Movies, Kumar Mobiliengesellschaft mbH & Co. Projekt Nr. 2 KG, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Gordon, based on the books The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room and The Wide Window by Daniel Handler.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes, Jim…

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Ice Age (2002)

CARLOS SALDANHA, CHRIS WEDGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2002.  Twentieth Century Fox, Blue Sky Studios, Twentieth Century Fox Animation.  Story by Michael J. Wilson, additional story by James Bresnathan, Doug Compton, Mike Thurmeier, Jeff Siergey, Galen T. Chu, Xeth Feinberg, Screenplay by Michael Berg, Michael J. Wilson, Peter Ackerman.  Produced by Lori Forte.  Music by David Newman.  Production…

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Cadillac Records (2008)

DARNELL MARTIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2008.  LightWave Entertainment, Parkwood Pictures, Sony Music Film.  Screenplay by Darnell Martin.  Cinematography by Anastas N. Michos.  Produced by Andrew Lack, Sofia Sondervan.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Linda Burton.   Costume Design by Johnetta Boone.   Film Editing by Peter C. Frank.    The story of the…

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Kingdom Come (2001)

DOUG McHENRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2001.  Bates Entertainment, Fox Searchlight Pictures, The Turman-Morrissey Company.  Screenplay by David Dean Bottrell, Jessie Jones, based on their play Dearly Departed.  Cinematography by Francis Kenny.  Produced by Edward Bates, John Morrissey.  Music by Tyler Bates, John E. Rhone.  Production Design by Simon Dobbin.  Costume Design by Francine Jamison-Tanchuck.  Film Editing by Richard Halsey.   Even for…

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Talk To Me (2007)

KASI LEMMONS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2007.  Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Mark Gordon Productions, Pelagius Films, The Mark Gordon Company.  Story by Michael Genet, Screenplay by Michael Genet, Rick Famuyiwa.  Cinematography by Stephane Fontaine.  Produced by Joe Fries, Mark Gordon, Sidney Kimmel, Josh McLaughlin.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Warren Alan Young.  Costume Design by Gersha Phillips.  Film Editing by…

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Serving Sara (2002)

REGINALD HUDLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   Germany/USA, 2002.  FTM Productions, Halsted Pictures, Illusion Entertainment, KC Medien, MP Movies Management, MPS Studios, Mandalay Pictures.  Screenplay by Jay Scherick, David Ronn.  Cinematography by Robert Brinkmann.  Produced by Dan Halsted.  Music by Marcus Miller.  Production Design by Rusty Smith.  Costume Design by Francine Jamison-Tanchuck.  Film Editing by Jim Miller. Matthew Perry plays a hapless process server (which…

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Be Cool (2005)

F. GARY GRAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2005.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Jersey Films, Double Feature Films, Nina Saxon Film Design.  Screenplay by Peter Steinfeld, based on the novel by Elmore Leonard.  Cinematography by Jeffrey L. Kimball.  Produced by Danny DeVito, David Nicksay, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges, Betsy Heimann.  Film…

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The Original Kings Of Comedy (2000)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2000.  40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Latham Entertainment, MTV Films.  Screenplay by Cedric the Entertainer, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Bernie Mac.  Cinematography by Malik Hassan Sayeed.  Produced by David Gale, Walter Latham, Spike Lee.  Music by Linda Cohen.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Denise Marsh.  Film Editing by Barry Alexander…

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