News Of The World (2020)

PAUL GREENGRASS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA/China, 2020. Perfect World Pictures, Playtone, Pretty Pictures, Universal Pictures. Screenplay by Paul Greengrass, Luke Davies, based on the novel by Paulette Jiles. Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski. Produced by Gary Goetzman, Gregory Goodman, Gail Mutrux. Music by James Newton Howard. Production Design by David Crank. Costume Design by Mark…

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The Land of Steady Habits (2018)

NICOLE HOLOFCENER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA, 2018.  Likely Story.  Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener, based on the novel by Ted Thompson.  Cinematography by Alar Kivilo.  Produced by Stefanie Azpiazu, Anthony Bregman.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by Dina Goldman.  Costume Design by Alex Bovaird.  Film Editing by Robert Frazen.  Ben Mendelsohn is enjoying life in early retirement, moving into his…

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The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected) (2017)

NOAH BAUMBACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2017.  Gilded Halfwing, IAC Films, Netflix.   Screenplay by Noah Baumbach.   Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.  Produced by Noah Baumbach, Eli Bush, Scott Rudin, Lila Yacoub.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Gerald Sullivan.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by Jennifer Lame.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2017.  Cannes Film Festival 2017.  Gotham Awards…

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Synecdoche, New York (2008)

CHARLIE KAUFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2008.  Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Likely Story, Projective Testing Service, Russia.  Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Anthony Bregman, Spike Jonze, Charlie Kaufman, Sidney Kimmel.  Music by Jon Brion.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Melissa Toth.  Film Editing by Robert Frazen.  Cannes Film Festival 2008.  Gotham Awards 2008.  Independent Spirit Awards 2008. National…

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Lincoln (2012)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 2012.  DreamWorks, Twentieth Century Fox, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media, Dune Entertainment, Amblin Entertainment, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Tony Kushner, based on the book by Doris Kearns Goodwin.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design…

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Hyde Park On Hudson (2012)

ROGER MICHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.    United Kingdom, 2012.  Daybreak Pictures, Film Four, Free Range Films, Media Pro Four, Media Pro One, Media Pro Three, Media Pro Two, Premiere Picture.  Screenplay by Richard Nelson.  Cinematography by Lol Crawley.  Produced by David Aukin, Kevin Loader, Roger Michell.  Music by Jeremy Sams.  Production Design by Simon Bowles.  Costume Design by Dinah Collin.  Film Editing…

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The Bourne Legacy

BB.5 (out of 5) The franchise that had great success with Matt Damon from 2002-2007 has now been resurrected laterally with Jeremy Renner taking the lead in a new character. His Aaron Cross is a former colleague of Bourne’s who has also surfaced after going stealth, though in his case his memory is intact and his…

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True Grit (2010)

ETHAN COEN, JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2010.  Paramount Pictures, Skydance Media, Scott Rudin Productions, Mike Zoss Productions.  Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, based on the novel by Charles Portis.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Scott Rudin.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Jess Gonchor.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by…

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Burn After Reading (2008)

ETHAN COEN, JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/United Kingdom/France, 2008.  Focus Features, StudioCanal, Relativity Media, Working Title Films, Mike Zoss Productions.  Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Jess Gonchor.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen.  Golden Globe Awards…

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