Mank (2020)

DAVID FINCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 2020. Netflix. Screenplay by Jack Fincher. Cinematography by Erik Messerschmidt. Produced by Cean Chaffin, Eric Roth, Douglas Urbanski. Music by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross. Production Design by Donald Graham Burt. Costume Design by Trish Summerville. Film Editing by Kirk Baxter. Boston Film Critics 2020. National Society…

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

MICHAEL DOUGHERTY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Japan, 2019.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Toho Company, Wanda Qingdao Studios. Story by Max Borenstein, Michael Dougherty, Zach Shields, Screenplay by Michael Dougherty, Zach Shields.  Cinematography by Lawrence Sher.  Produced by Alex Garcia, Jon Jashni, Mary Parent, Brian Rogers, Thomas Tull.  Music by Bear McCreary.  Production Design…

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Ghostbusters (2016)

PAUL FEIG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2016.  Columbia Pictures, LStar Capital, Village Roadshow Pictures, Pascal Pictures, Feigco Entertainment, Ghostcorps, The Montecito Picture Company.  Screenplay by Katie Dippold, Paul Feig, based on the 1984 film directed by Ivan Reitman, written by Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Amy Pascal, Ivan Reitman.  Music by…

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Dracula Untold (2014)

GARY SHORE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Japan, 2014.  Universal Pictures, Legendary Entertainment, Michael De Luca Productions, Dentsu, Fuji Television Network.  Screenplay by Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless, based on characters created by Bram Stoker.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Michael De Luca.  Music by Ramin Djawadi.  Production Design by Francois Audouy.  Costume Design by Ngila Dickson.  Film Editing by Richard Pearson.   If…

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The Imitation Game (2014)

MORTEN TYLDUM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2014.  Black Bear Pictures, Bristol Automotive. Screenplay by Graham Moore, based on the book by Andrew Hodges.  Cinematography by Oscar Faura.  Produced by Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Sammy Sheldon.  Film Editing by William Goldenberg.  Academy Awards 2014. American Film Institute 2014.   Golden…

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A Cry In The Dark (1988)

FRED SCHEPISI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Alternate title:  Evil Angels Australia/USA, 1988.  Cannon Entertainment, Golan-Globus Productions, Cinema Verity, Evil Angels Films, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Robert Caswell, Fred Schepisi, based on the novel Evil Angels by John Bryson.  Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Verity Lambert.  Music by Bruce Smeaton.  Production Design by Wendy Dickson, George Liddle.  Costume Design by Bruce Finlayson.  Film Editing by…

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Plenty (1985)

FRED SCHEPISI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   United Kingdom/USA, 1985.  Pressman Productions, RKO Pictures.  Screenplay by David Hare, based on his play.  Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Joseph Papp, Edward R. Pressman.  Music by Bruce Smeaton.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald. Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Peter Honess.  New York Film Critics Awards 1985.   Meryl Streep‘s riveting performance…

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Swimming Pool (2003)

FRANCOIS OZON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   France/United Kingdom, 2003.  Fidélité Productions, France 2 Cinema, Gimages, FOZ, Headforce Ltd., Canal+.  Screenplay by Francois Ozon, Emmanuele Bernheim, English translations by Sionann O’Neill.  Cinematography by Yorick Le Saux.  Produced by Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier.  Music by Philippe Rombi.  Production Design by Wouter Zoon.  Costume Design by Pascaline Chavanne.  Film Editing by Monica Coleman.  Cannes Film Festival 2003.  Phoenix…

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Michael Collins (1996)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom/Ireland/USA, 1996.  Warner Bros., Geffen Pictures.  Screenplay by Neil Jordan.  Cinematography by Chris Menges.Produced by Stephen Woolley.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design by Anthony Pratt.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by J. Patrick Duffner, Tony Lawson.  Academy Awards 1996.  Golden Globe Awards 1996.  Toronto International Film Festival 1996. Beautifully photographed biopic by Neil Jordan…

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Midnight’s Children (2012)

DEEPA MEHTA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Canada/United Kingdom, 2012.  David Hamilton Productions, Hamilton Mehta Productions, Number 9 Films.  Screenplay by Salman Rushdie, Deepa Mehta, based on the book by Salman Rushdie.  Cinematography by Giles Nuttgens. Produced by David Hamilton.  Music by Nitin Sawhney.  Production Design by Errol Kelly, Dilip Mehta.   Costume Design by Dolly Ahluwalia, Ritu Kumar.  Film…

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Hilary And Jackie

ANAND TUCKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1998.  Arts Council of England, British Screen Productions, Channel Four Films, Intermedia Films, The Oxford Film Company.  Screenplay by Frank Cottrell Boyce, based on the book A Genius In The Family by Hilary du Pre, Piers du Pre.  Cinematography by David Johnson.  Produced by Nicolas Kent, Andy Paterson.  Music by…

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Your Highness (2011)

DAVID GORDON GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2011.  Universal Pictures, Stuber Productions.  Screenplay by Danny McBride, Ben Best.  Cinematography by Tim Orr.  Produced by Scott Stuber.  Music by Steve Jablonsky. Production Design by Mark Tildesley.  Costume Design by Hazel Webb-Crozier.  Film Editing by Craig Alpert. The creators of Pineapple Express reunite for yet another comedy that is too busy…

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