The Mechanic (2011)

SIMON WEST Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 2011. CBS Films, Millennium Films, Chartoff-Winkler Productions, Nu Image Entertainment GmbH, Scared Productions. Story by Lewis John Carlino, Screenplay by Richard Wenk, Lewis John Carlino. Cinematography by Eric Schmidt. Produced by Rene Besson, William Chartoff, David Winkler. Music by Mark Isham. Production Design by Richard Lassalle….

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Scream Of Stone (1991)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB Original Title: Cerro Torre: Schrei aus Stein Alternate Title: Cerro Torre Scream Of Stone Germany/France/Canada/Italy/Argentina/United Kingdom/South Africa, 1991. Sera Filmproduktion, Molécule, Films A2, Les Films Stock International, Wildlife Films, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Constantin Film, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Canal+, Telefilm Canada, Lucky Red, Rai 2, European Script Fund,…

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Ad Astra (2019)

JAMES GRAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  China/USA, 2019.  New Regency Pictures, Bona Film Group, Keep Your Head, MadRiver Pictures, Plan B Entertainment, RT Features, Regency Enterprises, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by James Gray, Ethan Gross.  Cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema.  Produced by Dede Gardner, James Gray, Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Arnon Milchan, Yariv…

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The Dirty Dozen (1967)

ROBERT ALDRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1967.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, MKH, Seven Arts Productions.  Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson, Lukas Heller, based on the novel by E.M. Nathanson.  Cinematography by Edward Scaife.  Produced by Kenneth Hyman.  Music by Frank De Vol.  Production Design by William Hutchinson.  Film Editing by Michael Luciano. It’s 1944 and…

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The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)

JOHN LANDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA, 1977.  KFM Films.  Screenplay by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker.  Cinematography by Stephen M. Katz.  Produced by Robert K. Weiss.  Music by Igo Kantor.  Production Design by Rick Harvel.  Costume Design by Deborah Nadoolman.  Film Editing by George Folsey Jr..   This collection of skits was the cinematic entrance of the Zucker/Abrahams boys and the…

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Animal House (1978)

JOHN LANDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 1978.  Universal Pictures, Oregon Film Factory, Stage III Productions.  Screenplay by Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney, Chris Miller.  Cinematography by Charles Correll.  Produced by Ivan Reitman, Matty Simmons.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by John J. Lloyd.  Costume Design by Deborah Nadoolman.  Film Editing by George Folsey Jr. The campus comedy that launched decades…

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)

FRANCIS LAWRENCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Germany, 2015.  Color Force, Lionsgate, Studio Babelsberg.  Screenplay by Peter Craig, Danny Strong, adaptation by Suzanne Collins, based on her novel.  Cinematography by Jo Willems.  Produced by Nina Jacobsen, Jon Kilik.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Philip Messina.  Costume Design by Kurt and Bart.  Film Editing by Alan Edward Bell, Mark Yoshikawa….

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)

FRANCIS LAWRENCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2014.  Color Force, Lionsgate.  Screenplay by Peter Craig, Danny Strong, adaptation by Suzanne Collins, based on the novel by Suzanne Collins.  Cinematography by Jo Willems.  Produced by Nina Jacobson, Jon Kilik.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Philip Messina.  Costume Design by Kurt and Bart.  Film Editing by Alan Edward Bell, Mark…

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The Day Of The Locust (1975)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1975.  Paramount Pictures, Long Road Productions.  Screenplay by Waldo Salt, based on the novel by Nathanael West.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by Jerome Hellman.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.   William Atherton begins to work as an art director at…

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The Calling (2014)

JASON STONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2014.  Stage 6 Films, Manis Film, Breaking Ball Films.  Screenplay by Scott Abramovitch, based on the novel by Inger Ash Wolfe.  Cinematography by David Robert Jones.  Produced by Scott Abramovitch, Lonny Dubrofsky, Randy Manis, Nicholas Tabarrok.  Music by Grayson Matthews.  Production Design by Oleg M. Savytski.  Costume Design by Georgina Yarhi.  Film Editing…

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1900 (1976)

BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Novecento Italy/France/West Germany, 1976.  Produzioni Europee Associate, Les Productions Artistes Associés, Artemis Film.  Screenplay by Franco Arcalli, Giuseppe Bertolucci, Bernardo Bertolucci.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Alberto Grimaldi.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Maria Paola Maino, Gianni Quaranta.  Costume Design by Gitt Magrini.  Film Editing by Franco Arcalli. Robert De Niro and Gerard…

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Pride & Prejudice (2005)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom, 2005.  Focus Features, Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Working Title Films, Scion Films.  Screenplay by Deborah Moggach, based on the novel by Jane Austen.  Cinematography by Roman Osin.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner,Paul Webster.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran.  Film Editing by Paul Tothill.  Academy Awards 2005.  Boston Film Critics…

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