Proud Mary (2018)

BABAK NAJAFI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.    USA, 2018.  Screen Gems.  Story by John Stuart Newman, Christian Swegal, Screenplay by John Stuart Newman, Christian Swegal, Steve Antin.  Cinematography by Dan Laustsen.  Produced by Tai Duncan, Mark Anthony Little, Paul Schiff.  Music by Fil Eisler.  Production Design by Carl Sprague.  Costume Design by Deborah…

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John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)

CHAD STAHELSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2019.  Summit Entertainment, 87Eleven, Lionsgate, Thunder Road Pictures.  Story by Derek Kolstad, Screenplay by Derek Kolstad, Shay Hatten, Chris Collins, Marc Abrams, based on characters created by Derek Kolstad.  Cinematography by Dan Laustsen.  Produced by Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee.  Music by Tyler Bates, Joel J. Richard. …

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John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

CHAD STAHELSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Hong Kong, 2017.  Summit Entertainment, TIK Films, Thunder Road Pictures, 87Eleven, Lionsgate.  Screenplay by Derek Kolstad, based on his characters.  Cinematography by Dan Laustsen.  Produced by Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee.  Music by Tyler Bates, Joel J. Richard.  Production Design by Kevin Kavanaugh.  Costume Design by Luca Mosca. …

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The Shape Of Water (2017)

GUILLERMO DEL TORO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Canada/USA, 2017.  Bull Productions, Double Dare You, Fox Searchlight Pictures.  Story by Guillermo del Toro, Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor.  Cinematography by Dan Laustsen.  Produced by J. Miles Dale, Guillermo del Toro.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.   Production Design by Paul D. Austerberry.  Costume Design by Luis Sequeira.  Film Editing by Sidney Wolinsky.  Academy…

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Crimson Peak (2015)

GUILLERMO DEL TORO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/Canada, 2015.  Double Dare You, Legendary Entertainment.  Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins.  Cinematography by Dan Laustsen.  Produced by Guillermo del Toro, Callum Greene, Jon Jashni, Thomas Tull.  Music by Fernando Velazquez.  Production Design by Thomas E. Sanders.  Costume Design by Kate Hawley.  Film Editing by Bernat Vilaplana.  Washington Film Critics Awards 2015….

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The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

STEPHEN NORRINGTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Germany/Czech Republic/United Kingdom, 2003.  Angry Films, International Production Company, JD Productions, Mediastream Dritte Film GmbH & Co. Beteiligungs KG, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by James Robinson, based on the comic books by Alan Moore, Kevin O’Neill.  Cinematography by Dan Laustsen.  Produced by Don Murphy.  Music by Trevor Jones.  Production Design by Carol Spier.  Costume…

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Brotherhood Of The Wolf

CHRISTOPHE GANS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.    Original title:  Le Pacte Des Loups Samuel Le Bihan plays a libertine and philosopher of sorts who arrives at a tiny village in the countryside of 17th century France and hears stories of a giant wolf that is terrorizing the women and children of the area but going…

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Mimic (1997)

GUILLERMO DEL TORO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1997.  Dimension Films, Miramax.  Screen story and Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins, based on the short story by Donald A. Wollheim.   Cinematography by Dan Laustsen.  Produced by Ole Bornedal, B.J. Rack, Bob Weinstein.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Production Design by Carol Spier.  Costume Design by Marie-Sylvie Deveau.  Film Editing by Patrick…

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I Am Dina

BB (out of 5) A little girl in a tiny Norwegian village sees her mother die in a horrific accident of which she was blamelessly a part, then grows up believing herself to be a harbinger of death. This belief isn’t helped by the fact that her father becomes ever more distant from her as…

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Nightwatch (1997)

OLE BORNEDAL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1997.  Dimension Films, Michael Obel Productions.  Screenplay by Ole Bornedal, Steven Soderbergh, based on the film Nattevagten by Ole Bornedal.  Cinematography by Dan Laustsen.  Produced by Michael Obel.  Music by Joachim Holbek.  Production Design by Richard Hoover.  Costume Design by Louise Mingenbach.  Film Editing by Sally Menke.   Stylish thriller can’t get over its clichés enough to…

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