The One And Only Ivan (2020)

THEA SHARROCK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 2020. Allison Shearmur Productions, Digital Makeup Group, Jolie Pas Productions, Walt Disney Pictures. Screenplay by Mike White, based on the book by Katherine Applegate. Cinematography by Florian Ballhaus. Produced by Angelina Jolie, Allison Shearmur, Brigham Taylor. Music by Craig Armstrong. Production Design by Molly Hughes. Costume…

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Space Jam (1996)

JOE PYTKA Bil’s rating (out of 5): B USA, 1996. Warner Bros. Family Entertainment, Northern Lights Entertainment, Courtside Seats Productions, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Bros. Feature Animation. Screenplay by Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick, Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod. Cinematography by Michael Chapman. Produced by Daniel Goldberg, Joe Medjuck, Ivan Reitman. Music by James Newton Howard. Production…

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The Comedian (2016)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2016.  Cinelou Films, Linson Entertainment, Anvil Films, Mad Riot Entertainment.  Story by Art Linson, Screenplay by Art Linson, Jeffrey Ross, Richard LaGravenese, Lewis Friedman.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Mark Canton, Taylor Hackford, Art Linson, John Linson, Courtney Solomon.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Kristi Zea.  Costume Design by Aude Bronson-Howard,…

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Wiener-Dog (2016)

TODD SOLONDZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  Annapurna Pictures, Killer Films.  Screenplay by Todd Solondz.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Megan Ellison, Christine Vachon.  Music by James Lavino.  Production Design by Akin McKenzie.  Costume Design by Amela Baksic.  Film Editing by Kevin Messman. Todd Solondz once again takes a central character on a stroll through a set of discrete narratives, but this…

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A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014)

SCOTT FRANK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2014.  1984 Private Defense Contractors, Cross Creek Pictures, Da Vinci Media Ventures, Double Feature Films, Exclusive Media Group, Jersey Films, Manu Propria Entertainment, Traveling Picture Show Company.  Screenplay by Scott Frank, based on the novel by Lawrence Block.  Cinematography by Mihai Malaimare Jr..  Produced by Tobin Armbrust, Danny DeVito, Brian Oliver, Michael Shamberg, Stacey…

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What’s The Worst That Could Happen? (2001)

SAM WEISMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2001.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Turman/Morrissey Company, Hyde Park Entertainment.  Screenplay by Matthew Chapman, based on the novel by Donald E. Westlake.  Cinematography by Anastas N. Michos.  Produced by Ashok Amritraj, Wendy Dytman.  Music by Tyler Bates.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Garth Craven, Nick Moore.   A Donald E. Westlake novel has once…

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The Jewel Of The Nile (1985)

LEWIS TEAGUE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1985.  SLM Production Group, Stone Group Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Mark Rosenthal, Lawrence Konner, based on characters created by Diane Thomas.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont.  Produced by Michael Douglas.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Richard Dawking, Terry Knight.  Costume Design by Emma Porteous.  Film Editing by Peter Boita, Michael Ellis.   One of…

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Reality Bites (1994)

BEN STILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1994.  Jersey Films, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Helen Childress.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki. Produced by Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg.  Production Design by Sharon Seymour.   Costume Design by Eugenie Bafaloukos.  Film Editing by Lisa Zeno Churgin, John Spence.  Gen X-ers graduate from college and are unable to find themselves a place in the…

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Get Shorty (1995)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1995.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Jersey Films.  Screenplay by Scott Frank, based on the novel by Elmore Leonard.  Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced by Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher.  Music by John Lurie.  Production Design by Peter S. Larkin.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing by Jim Miller, Ted Woerner.   Flawless adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s…

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Car Wash (1976)

MICHAEL SCHULTZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1976.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Joel Schumacher.  Cinematography by Frank Stanley.  Produced by Art Linson, Gary Stromberg.  Music by Norman Whitfield.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy.  Costume Design by Daniel Paredes.  Film Editing by Christopher Holmes.   Thoroughly enjoyable ensemble comedy that covers a day at work with the employees of an L.A. car wash in a loosely…

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Austin Powers In Goldmember (2002)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2002.  New Line Cinema, Gratitude International, Team Todd, Moving Pictures, Eric’s Boy.  Screenplay by Mike Myers, Michael McCullers, based on characters created by Mike Myers.  Cinematography by Peter Deming.  Produced by Eric McLeod, Demi Moore, Mike Myers, Jennifer Todd, John S. Lyons, Suzanne Todd.  Music by George S. Clinton.  Production Design by Rusty…

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