Eternals (2021)

CHLOE ZHAO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB United Kingdom/USA, 2021. Marvel Studios, TSG Entertainment. Screen story by Ryan Firpo, Kaz Firpo, Screenplay by Chloé Zhao, Patrick Burleigh, Ryan Firpo, Kaz Firpo, based on the Marvel comics by Jack Kirby. Cinematography by Ben Davis. Produced by Kevin Feige, Nate Moore. Music by Ramin Djawadi. Production…

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Phantom Thread (2017)

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 2017.  Annapurna Pictures, Focus Features, Ghoulardi Film Company, Perfect World Pictures.  Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson. Cinematography by Paul Thomas Anderson.  Produced by Paul Thomas Anderson, Megan Ellison, Daniel Lupi, JoAnne Sellar.  Music by Jonny Greenwood.  Production Design by Mark Tildesley.   Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Dylan Tichenor.   A…

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Unbreakable (2000)

M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2000.  Touchstone Pictures, Blinding Edge Pictures, Barry Mendel Productions.  Screenplay by M. Night Shyamalan.  Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by Barry Mendel, Sam Mercer, M. Night Shyamalan.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Larry Fulton.  Costume Design by Joanna Johnston.  Film Editing by Dylan Tichenor.   M. Night Shyamalan must have thought the intensity…

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Doubt (2008)

JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2008.  Goodspeed Productions, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley, based on his play.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Mark Roybal, Scott Rudin.  Music by Howard Shore. Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Dylan Tichenor.   Tradition clashes with modern thinking at a Catholic school…

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Cold Creek Manor (2003)

MIKE FIGGIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Canada, 2003.  Touchstone Pictures, Red Mullet, Cold Creek Manor Productions, Red Mullet Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Jefferies.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Mike Figgis, Annie Stewart.  Music by Mike Figgis.  Production Design by Leslie Dilley.  Costume Design by Marie-Sylvie Deveau.  Film Editing by Dylan Tichenor.   Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone play a big-city couple who decide to move…

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Hurlyburly (1998)

ANTHONY DRAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 1998.  FilmColony, Storm Entertainment.  Screenplay by David Rabe, based on his play.  Cinematography by Changwei Gu.  Produced by Anthony Drazan, Richard N. Gladstein, David Hamburger.  Music by David Baerwald, Steve Lindsey.  Production Design by Michael D. Haller.  Costume Design by Mary Claire Hannan.  Film Editing by Dylan Tichenor.   Flat, overly talky film version of…

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The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007)

ANDREW DOMINIK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA/Canada, 2007.  Warner Bros., Jesse Films Inc., Scott Free Productions, Plan B Entertainment, Alberta Film Entertainment, Virtual Studios.  Screenplay by Andrew Dominik, based on the novel by Ron Hansen.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Jules Daly, Dede Gardner, Brad Pitt, Ridley Scott, David Valdes.  Music by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis.  Production Design by Richard…

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Brokeback Mountain (2005)

ANG LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA/Canada, 2005.  Focus Features, River Road Entertainment, Alberta Film Entertainment, Good Machine.  Screenplay by Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana, based on the short story by Annie Proulx.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Diana Ossana, James Schamus.  Music by Gustavo Santaolalla.  Production Design by Judy Becker.  Costume Design by Marit Allen.  Film Editing by Geraldine Peroni, Dylan Tichenor.  …

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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

KATHRYN BIGELOW Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB. USA, 2012.  Screenplay by Mark Boal.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Annapurna Pictures, First Light Production.  Cinematography by Greig Fraser.  Produced by Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Megan Ellison.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Jeremy Hindle.  Costume Design by George L. Little.  Film Editing by William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor.   It’s not easy to have a huge breakthrough…

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The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

WES ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 2001.  Touchstone Pictures, American Empirical Pictures.  Screenplay by Owen Wilson, Wes Anderson.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Wes Anderson, Barry Mendel, Scott Rudin.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh.  Production Design by David Wasco.  Costume Design by Karen Patch.  Film Editing by Dylan Tichenor.   The creators of Rushmore have returned with an even better…

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There Will Be Blood (2007)

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.   USA, 2007.   Paramount Vantage, Miramax, Ghoulardi Film Company.  Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson, based on the novel Oil! by Upton Sinclair.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Paul Thomas Anderson, Daniel Lupi, JoAnne Sellar.  Music by Jonny Greenwood.  Production Design by Jack Fisk.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Dylan Tichenor.   Oil prospector…

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Boogie Nights (1997)

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1997.  New Line Cinema, Lawrence Gordon Productions, Ghoulardi Film Company.  Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Paul Thomas Anderson, Lloyd Levin, John S. Lyons, JoAnne Sellar.  Music by Michael Penn.  Production Design by Bob Ziembicki.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Dylan Tichenor.   No matter how well…

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