Trolls (2016)

MIKE MITCHELL, WALT DOHRN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2016.  DreamWorks Animation, Hurwitz Creative, Isobel Griffiths Limited.  Story by Erica Rivinoja, Screenplay by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger, based on the Good Luck Trolls created by Thomas Dam.  Cinematography by Yong Duk Jhun.  Produced by Gina Shay.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by…

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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)

OL PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Legendary Entertainment, Universal.  Story by Richard Curtis, Ol Parker, Catherine Johnson, Screenplay by Ol Parker, based on a conception by Judy Craymer from the stage musical by Catherine Johnson.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Judy Craymer, Gary Goetzman.  Music by Benny Andersson, Anne Dudley, Bjorn Ulvaeus.  Production Design…

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Miss Sloane (2016)

JOHN MADDEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   France/USA, 2016.  Transfilm, Archery Pictures, Canal+ Distribution, Cine+, FilmNation Entertainment, France 2 Cinema, France Télévisions Distribution.  Screenplay by Jonathan Perera.  Cinematography by Sebastian Blenkov.  Produced by Ben Browning, Kris Thykier, Ariel Zeitoun.  Music by Max Richter.  Production Design by Matthew Davies.  Costume Design by Georgina Yarhi.  Film Editing by Alexander Berner.  Golden Globe Awards 2016.  Washington Film Critics Awards 2016. Political…

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Into The Woods (2014)

ROB MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  Lucamar Productions, Marc Platt Productions, Moving Picture Company, Soho VFX, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by James Lapine, based on the musical by James Lapine, Stephen Sondheim.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by John DeLuca, Rob Marshall, Callum McDougall, Marc Platt.  Production Design by Andrew Bennett, Ben Collins, Chris Lowe, Mary Mackenzie.  Costume Design…

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Marci X (2003)

RICHARD BENJAMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.5.  USA, 2003.  Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions, Munich Film Partners New Century & Company.  Screenplay by Paul Rudnick.  Cinematography by Robbie Greenberg.  Produced by Scott Rudin.  Music by Mervyn Warren.  Production Design by Therese DePrez.  Costume Design by David C. Robinson.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Cambas.  Podcasts:  Bad Gay Movies. Not even the presence of two adorable stars…

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The Guru (2002)

DAISY VON SCHERLER-MAYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/France/USA, 2002.  Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Tracey Jackson.  Cinematography by John de Borman.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Michael London.  Music by David Carbonara.  Production Design by Stephen Alesch, Robin Standefer.  Costume Design by Michael Clancy.  Film Editing by Bruce Green, Cara Silverman.   In this delightful comedy, a young…

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Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Alternate title:  9 1/2 Weeks USA, 1986.  Producers Sales Organization, Jonesfilm, Galactic Films, Triple Ajaxxx.  Screenplay by Sarah Kernochan, Zalman King, Patricia Louisianna Knop, based on the novel by Elizabeth McNeill.  Cinematography by Peter Biziou.  Produced by Mark Damon, Sidney Kimmel, Zalman King, Antony Rufus-Isaacs.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Ken Davis.  Costume…

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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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Mamma Mia! (2008)

PHYLLIDA LLOYD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA/Germany, 2008.  Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Littlestar, Playtone, Internationale Filmproduktion Richter.  Screenplay by Catherine Johnson, based on her musical book.  Cinematography by Haris Zambarloukos.  Produced by Judy Craymer, Gary Goetzman.  Music by Benny Anderson, Bjorn Ulvaeus.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Lesley Walker.   The stage show…

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Get Bruce (1999)

ANDREW J. KUEHN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1999.  AJK.  Cinematography by Jose Louis Mignone.  Produced by Andrew J. Kuehn.  Music by Michael Feinstein.  Film Editing by William Flicker, Maureen Nolan.   Fun documentary that chronicles the career of one of the most successful comedy writers in show business today, Bruce Vilanch. After an auspicious debut as a writer…

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Cruel Intentions (1999)

ROGER KUMBLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1999.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Cruel Productions LLC, Newmarket Capital Group, Original Film.  Screenplay by Roger Kumble, based on the novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos.  Cinematography by Theo van de Sande.  Produced by Neal H. Moritz.  Music by Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by Jon Gary Steele.  Costume Design by Denise Wingate.  Film Editing by…

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Addams Family Values (1993)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1993.  Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Paul Rudnick, based on characters created by Charles Addams.  Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced by Scott Rudin.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Jim Miller, Arthur Schmidt.   In this superior sequel to the 1991…

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