Nomadland (2020)

CHLOE ZHAO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA/Germany, 2020. Cor Cordium Productions, Hear/Say Productions, Highwayman Films. Screenplay by Chloé Zhao, based on the book by Jessica Bruder. Cinematography by Joshua James Richards. Produced by Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey, Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Chloé Zhao. Music by Ludovico Einaudi. Production Design by Joshua James Richards….

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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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American Pastoral (2016)

EWAN McGREGOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   Hong Kong/USA, 2016.  Lakeshore Entertainment, TIK Film.  Screenplay by John Romano, based on the novel by Philip Roth.  Cinematography by Martin Ruhe.  Produced by Andre Lamal, Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Daniel B. Clancy.  Costume Design by Lindsay McKay.  Film  Editing by Melissa Kent.  Toronto International Film Festival 2016. Philip…

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Louder Than Bombs (2015)

JOACHIM TRIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Norway/France/Denmark, 2015.  Motlys, Animal Kingdom,Arte France Cinema, Beachside Films, Bona Fide Productions, Canal+, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Cine+, Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l’Europe, Memento Films Production, Nimbus Film Productions.  Screenplay by Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt.  Cinematography by Jakob Ihre.  Produced by Joshua Astrachan, Albert Berger, Alexandre Mallet-Guy, Thomas Robsahm, Marc…

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

JOHN MADDEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 2015.  Babieka, Blueprint Pictures.  Screenplay by Ol Parker.  Cinematography by Ben Smithard.  Produced by Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Martin Childs.  Costume Design by Riyaz Ali Merchant.  Film Editing by Victoria Boydell The surprise runaway box office success of the first film draws the entire cast back to India for…

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The Tempest (2010)

JULIE TAYMOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2010.  Miramax, TalkStory Productions, Artemis Films, Mumbai Mantra Media, Prologue Films, Chartoff Hendee Productions, Chartoff Productions, Touchstone Pictures. Screenplay by Julie Taymor, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Robert Chartoff, Lynne Hendee, Jason K. Lau, Julia Taylor-Stanley, Julie Taymor.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design…

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Godzilla (2014)

GARETH EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA/Japan, 2014.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Disruption Entertainment, Dune Entertainment, Toho Company.  Story by David Callaham, Screenplay by Max Borenstein.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Jon Jashni, Mary Parent, Brian Rogers, Thomas Tull.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Owen Paterson.  Costume Design by Sharen Davis.  Film Editing by Bob Ducsay. With the disappointment…

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My Blueberry Nights (2007)

WONG KAR WAI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Hong Kong/China/France, 2007.  Block 2 Pictures, Jet Tone Production, Lou Yi Ltd., StudioCanal.  Story by Wong Kar Wai, Screenplay by Wong Kar Wai, Lawrence Block.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji, Pung-leung Kwan.  Produced by Jacky Yee Wah Pang, Kar-Wai Wong.  Music by Ry Cooder.  Production Design by William Chang.  Costume Design by William Chang, Sharon…

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Sneakers (1992)

PHIL ALDEN ROBINSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1992.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Phil Alden Robinson, Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes.  Cinematography by John Lindley.  Produced by Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Tom Rolf.   Robert Redford stars as a computer hacker turned security expert who…

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Bob Roberts (1992)

TIM ROBBINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1992.  Miramax, Live Entertainment, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, The Rank Organisation, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Tim Robbins.  Cinematography by Jean Lepine.  Produced by Forrest Murray.  Music by David Robbins.  Production Design by Richard Hoover.  Costume Design by Bridget Kelly.  Film Editing by Lisa Zeno Churgin.  Golden Globe Awards 1992.  National Board of Review Awards 1992….

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Blue Car (2002)

KAREN MONCRIEFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2002.  Peer Oppenheimer Production Inc..  Screenplay by Karen Moncrieff.  Cinematography by Rob Sweeney.  Produced by Peer J. Oppenheimer, Amy Sommer, David Waters.  Music by Adam Gorgoni.  Production Design by Kristan Andrews.  Costume Design by Kristan Andrews.  Film Editing by Toby Yates.  Independent Spirit Awards 2003.  Toronto International Film Festival 2002.   Agnes Bruckner plays a teenage girl who…

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A League Of Their Own (1992)

PENNY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1992.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Parkway Productions.  Story by Kim Wilson, Kelly Candaele, Screenplay by Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel.  Cinematography by Miroslav Ondricek.  Produced by Elliot Abbott, Robert Greenhut.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Bill Groom.  Costume Design by Cynthia Flynt.  Film Editing by Adam Bernardi, George Bowers.  Golden Globe Awards 1992.   With most able-bodied men off fighting…

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