A Rainy Day In New York (2019)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2019.  Gravier Productions, Perdido Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Erika Aronson, Letty Aronson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Marco Piemontese.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.  Woody Allen returns to New York and to a lighter feeling in…

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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)

JOACHIM RONNING Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 2019.  Roth Films, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Linda Woolverton, Screenplay by Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Noah Harpster, Linda Woolverton.  Cinematography by Henry Braham.  Produced by Duncan Henderson, Angelina Jolie, Joe Roth.  Music by Geoff Zanelli.  Production Design by Patrick Tatopoulos.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film…

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The Boxtrolls (2014)

GRAHAM ANNABLE, ANTHONY STACCHI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 2014.  Focus Features, Laika Entertainment.  Screenplay by Irena Brignull, Adam Pava, story adaptation by Anthony Stacchi, Phil Dale, additional writing by Vera Brosgol, based on the novel by Alan Snow.  Cinematography by John Ashlee Prat.  Produced by David Bleiman Ichioka, Travis Knight.  Music by…

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How To Talk To Girls At Parties (2017)

JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 2017.  Little Punk, See-Saw Films.  Screenplay by Philippa Goslett, John Cameron Mitchell, based on the short story by Neil Gaiman.  Cinematography by Frank G. DeMarco.  Produced by Iain Canning, Howard Gertler, John Cameron Mitchell, Emile Sherman.  Music by Nico Muhly, Jamie Stewart.  Production Design by Helen Scott.  Costume Design by Sandy…

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Mary Shelley (2017)

HAIFAA AL-MANSOUR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2017.  Gidden Media, HanWay Films, Head Gear Films, Juliette Films, Metrol Technology, Parallel Films, Sobini Films.  Screenplay by Emma Jensen, additional writing by Haifaa Al-Mansour.  Cinematography by David Ungaro.  Produced by Amy Baer, Ruth Coady, Alan Moloney.  Music by Amelia Warner.  Production Design by Paki Smith.  Costume Design by Caroline Koener.  Film Editing by Alex…

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The Beguiled (2017)

SOFIA COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2017.  American Zoetrope, FR Productions.  Screenplay by Sofia Coppola, based on the screenplay by Albert Maltz, Irene Kamp, and the novel by Thomas Cullinan.  Cinematography by Philippe Le Sourd.  Produced by Sofia Coppola, Youree Henley.  Music by Laura Karpman, Phoenix.  Production Design by Anne Ross.  Costume Design by Stacey Battat.  Film Editing by Sarah Flack.  Cannes…

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Live By Night (2016)

BEN AFFLECK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  Appian Way, Pearl Street Films, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Warner Bros., iMint Media.  Screenplay by Ben Affleck, based on the novel by Dennis Lehane.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Jennifer Todd.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Jess Gonchor.  Costume Design by Jacqueline West.  Film Editing by William…

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20th Century Women (2016)

MIKE MILLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2016.  A24, Annapurna Pictures, Modern People, Archer Gray.  Screenplay by Mike Mills.  Cinematography by Sean Porter.  Produced by Anne Carey, Megan Ellison, Youree Henley.  Music by Roger Neill.  Production Design by Chris Jones.  Costume Design by Jennifer Johnson.  Film Editing by Leslie Jones.  Academy Awards 2016. Dorian Awards 2016.  Golden Globe Awards 2016.  Gotham Awards…

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The Neon Demon (2016)

NICOLAS WINDING REFN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France/Denmark/USA, 2016.  Space Rocket Nation, Vendian Entertainment, Bold Films, Danish Broadcsting Corporation, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Wild Bunch.  Story by Nicolas Winding Refn, Screenplay by Nicolas Winding Refn, Mary Laws, Polly Stenham.  Cinematography by Natasha Braier.  Produced by Lena Borglum, Sidonie Dumas, Vincent Maraval,  Nicolas Winding Refn.  Music by…

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Trumbo (2015)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2015.  Bleecker Street Films, ShivHans Pictures, Groundswell Productions.  Screenplay by John McNamara, based on the book Dalton Trumbo by Bruce Cook.  Cinematography by Jim Denault.  Produced by Kevin Kelly Brown, Monica Levinson, Michael London, Nimitt Mankad, John McNamara, Shivani Rawat, Janice Williams.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Mark Ricker.  Costume Design by…

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Maleficent (2014)

ROBERT STROMBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 2014.  Roth Films, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Linda Woolverton, based on the motion picture Sleeping Beauty, Story by Erdman Penner, Screenplay by Joe Rinaldi, Winston Hibler, Bill Peet, Ted Sears, Ralph Wright, Milt Banta, based on the story Little Briar Rose by Jacob Grimm, and Wilhelm Grimm, and the…

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Twixt (2011)

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA 2011.  American Zoetrope.  Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola.  Cinematography by Mihai Malaimaire Jr..  Produced by Francis Ford Coppola.  Music by Dan Deacon, Osvaldo Golijov. Production Design by Jimmy DiMarcellis.  Costume Design by Marjorie Bowers.  Film Editing by Kevin Bailey, Glen Scantlebury, Robert Schafer.  Toronto International Film Festival 2011.   Francis Ford Coppola dips into the vampire genre with…

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