I Don’t Know How She Does It (2011)

DOUGLAS McGRATH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2011.  The Weinstein Company.  Screenplay by Aline Brosh McKenna, based on the novel by Allison Pearson.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Donna Gigliotti.  Music by Aaron Zigman.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film Editing by Camilla Toniolo.   Sarah Jessica Parker is a successful trader at a financial investment firm…

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Cafe Society (2016)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   USA, 2016.  FilmNation Entertainment, Gravier Productions, Perdido Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum, Edward Walson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Suzy Benzinger.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter. Woody Allen reaches a career low with this tired and charmless period piece. Jesse Eisenberg heads out to Los…

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Quiz Show (1994)

ROBERT REDFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1994.  Baltimore Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises.  Screenplay by Paul Attanasio, based on the book Remembering America: A Voice From The Sixties by Richard N. Goodwin.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.   Produced by Michael Jacobs, Julian Krainin, Michael Nozik, Robert Redford. Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Kathy O’Rear.  Film…

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The Daytrippers (1996)

GREG MOTTOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada/USA, 1996.  Alliance Communications Corporation, Cinépix Film Properties, Fiasco Photoplays, Trick Productions.  Screenplay by Greg Mottola.  Cinematography by John Inwood.  Produced by Steven Soderbergh, Nancy Tenenbaum.  Music by Richard Martinez.  Production Design by Bonnie J. Brinkley.  Costume Design by Barbara Presar.  Film Editing by Anne McCabe.  Toronto International Film Festival 1996.   Droll New York comedy about…

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Nicholas Nickleby (2002)

DOUGLAS McGRATH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2002.  United Artists Film Corporation, Hart-Sharp Entertainment, Potboiler Productions.  Screenplay by Douglas McGrath, based on the novel by Charles Dickens.  Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Simon Channing Williams, John Hart, Jeffrey Sharp.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Eve Stewart.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Lesley Walker.   After the…

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Infamous (2006)

DOUGLAS McGRATH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 2006.  Warner Independent Pictures, Killer Films.  Screenplay by Douglas McGrath, based on the book Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career by George Plimpton.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Jocelyn Hayes, Christine Vachon, Anne Walker-McBay.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Judy Becker.  Costume Design…

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Emma (1996)

DOUGLAS McGRATH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 1996.  Haft Entertainment.  Screenplay by Douglas McGrath, based on the novel by Jane Austen.  Cinematography by Ian Wilson.  Produced by Patrick Cassavetti, Steven Haft.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Michael Howells.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Lesley Walker. Excellent adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel has a superior performance by…

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Born Yesterday (1993)

LUIS MANDOKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1993.  Hollywood Pictures, Touchwood Pacific Partners 1.  Screenplay by Douglas McGrath, based on the play by Garson Kanin.  Cinematography by Lajos Koltai.  Produced by D. Constantine Conte.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Lawrence G. Paull.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Lesley Walker.   Excellent remake of the 1950 George Cukor classic…

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Solitary Man (2009)

BRIAN KOPPELMAN, DAVID LEVIEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2009.   Millennium Films, Paul Schiff Productions, Smartest Man Productions.  Screenplay by Brian Koppelman.  Cinematography by Alwin H. Kuchler.   Produced by Donna Golomb, Heidi Jo Markel, Paul Schiff, Steven Soderbergh.   Music by Michael Penn.   Production Design by Robert Pearson.   Costume Design by Jenny Gering.   Film Editing by Tricia…

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The Insider (1999)

MICHAEL MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1999.  Touchstone Pictures, Forward Pass, Mann/Roth Productions.  Screenplay by Eric Roth, Michael Mann, based on the article The Man Who Knew Too Much by Marie Brenner.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Pieter Jan Brugge, Michael Mann.  Music by Pieter Bourke, Lisa Gerrard.  Production Design by Brian Morris.  Costume Design by Anna B. Sheppard.  Film…

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The Men Who Stare At Goats (2009)

GRANT HESLOV Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2009.  BBC Films, Ruby Films, Smokehouse Pictures, Westgate Film Services, Winchester Capital Partners.  Screenplay by Peter Straughan, based on the book by Jon Ronson.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Paul Lister.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Sharon Seymour.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by Tatiana S. Riegel.  …

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Michael Clayton (2007)

TONY GILROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 2007.  Samuels Media, Castle Rock Entertainment, Mirage Enterprises, Section Eight, Clayton Productions.  Screenplay by Tony Gilroy.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Jennifer Fox, Kerry Orent, Sydney Pollack, Steve Samuels.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson.  Costume Design by Sarah Edwards.  Film Editing by John Gilroy.   George Clooney gives a masterful…

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