Game Night (2018)

JOHN FRANCIS DALEY, JONATHAN GOLDSTEIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB. USA, 2018.  Aggregate Films, Davis Entertainment, New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Mark Perez.  Cinematography by Barry Peterson.  Produced by Jason Bateman, John Davis, John Fox, James Garavente.  Music by  Cliff Martinez.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Debra McGuire.  Film Editing by David Egan, Jamie Gross, Gregory Plotkin.   Party game…

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The Neon Demon (2016)

NICOLAS WINDING REFN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France/Denmark/USA, 2016.  Space Rocket Nation, Vendian Entertainment, Bold Films, Danish Broadcsting Corporation, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Wild Bunch.  Story by Nicolas Winding Refn, Screenplay by Nicolas Winding Refn, Mary Laws, Polly Stenham.  Cinematography by Natasha Braier.  Produced by Lena Borglum, Sidonie Dumas, Vincent Maraval,  Nicolas Winding Refn.  Music by…

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Drive (2011)

NICOLAS WINDING REFN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  FilmDistrict, Bold Films, MWM, Marc Platt Productions, Motel Movies.  Screenplay by Hossein Amini, based on the book by James Sallis.  Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.  Produced by Michel Litvak, John Palermo, Marc Platt, Gigi Pritzker, Adam Siegel.  Music by Cliff Martinez.  Production Design by Beth Mickle.  Costume Design by Erin Benach.  Film Editing by…

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The Lincoln Lawyer

BBBB (out of 5) Matthew McConaughey puts his slimy charms to great use in this solid legal thriller with a wonderful twist on an old story: what happens when a lawyer not only knows that his client is guilty, but also knows that revealing it could get him into serious trouble?  A party-happy rich kid (Ryan…

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Only God Forgives (2013)

NICOLAS WINDING REFN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. France/Thailand/USA/Sweden, 2013.  Space Rocket Nation, Gaumont, Wild Bunch, Motel Movies, Bold Films, Film i Vast, DR/Flimklubben, Nordisk Film ShortCut, Danish Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, MEDIA Programme of the European Union.  Screenplay by Nicolas Winding Refn.  Cinematography by Larry Smith.  Produced by Lene Borglum, Sidonie Dumas, Vincent Maraval.  Music…

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The Limey (1999)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1999.  Artisan Entertainment.  Screenplay by Lem Dobbs.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by John Hardy, Scott Kramer.  Music by Cliff Martinez.  Production Design by Gary Frutkoff.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by Sarah Flack. Independent Spirit Awards 1999. Online Film Critics Awards 1999.  Toronto International Film Festival 1999. Terence Stamp plays a British ex-con…

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Schizopolis (1996)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1996.  .406 Production, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Steven Soderbergh.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by John Hardy.  Music by Cliff Martinez, Jeff Rona, Steven Soderbergh.  Film Editing by Sarah Flack.  Toronto International Film Festival 1996. Enjoyable if challenging experimental film by prolific filmmaker Steven Soderbergh, who here takes an odd turn by playing the lead…

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King Of The Hill (1993)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1993.  Wildwood Enterprises, Bona Fide Productions.  Screenplay by Steven Soderbergh, based on the memoir by A.E. Hotchner.  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by Albert Berger, Barbara Maltby, Ron Yerxa.  Music by Cliff Martinez.  Production Design by Gary Frutkoff.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Steven Soderbergh.   Subtle, beautifully-made Steven Soderbergh drama about two boys who…

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sex, lies and videotape (1989)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1989.  Outlaw Productions, Virgin.  Screenplay by Steven Soderbergh.  Cinematography by Walt Lloyd.  Produced by John Hardy, Robert F. Newmyer.  Music by Cliff Martinez.  Production Design by Joanne Schmidt.  Costume Design by James Ryder.  Film Editing by Steven Soderbergh.   Astounding directorial debut by future Oscar-winner Steven Soderbergh features one of the best written screenplays of the…

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Contagion (2011)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/United Arab Emirates, 2011.  Warner Bros., Participant Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, Double Feature Films, Digital Image Associates, Regency Enterprises.  Screenplay by Scott Z. Burns.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Gregory Jacobs, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher.  Music by Cliff Martinez.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by Stephen Mirrione.  Phoenix…

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Wonderland (2003)

BBBB (out of 5) “Long” John Holmes, aka Johnny Wad, starred in over a thousand adult films and, according to legend, applied his 14-inch penis to over 14,000 women (and a handful of men when he needed the cash).  Did you know that he was also once at the centre of a murder investigation? This…

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Traffic (2000)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Germany/USA, 2000.  Compulsion Inc., Initial Entertainment Group, Splendid Medien AG, The Bedford Falls Company, USA Films.  Screenplay by Stephen Gaghan, based on the miniseries Traffik by Simon Moore.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Laura Bickford, Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick.  Music by Cliff Martinez.  Production Design by Philip Messina.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by Stephen…

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