Pieces of a Woman (2020)

KORNEL MUNDRUCZO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Canada/Hungary/USA, 2020.  Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, Little Lamb.   Screenplay by Kata Wéber.   Cinematography by Benjamin Loeb.   Produced by Ashley Levinson, Aaron Ryder, Kevin Turen.   Music by Howard Shore.   Production Design by Sylvain Lemaitre.   Costume Design by Rachel Dainer-Best, Véronique Marchessault.  Film Editing by Dávid Jancsó. …

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The King Of Marvin Gardens (1972)

BOB RAFELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1972.  BBS Productions, Columbia Pictures.   Story by Bob Rafelson, Jacob Brackman, Screenplay by Jacob Brackman.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Bob Rafelson.  Production Design by Toby Carr Rafelson.  Costume Design by G. Tony Scarano. Film Editing by John F. Link.  Jack Nicholson plays a…

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Wiener-Dog (2016)

TODD SOLONDZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  Annapurna Pictures, Killer Films.  Screenplay by Todd Solondz.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Megan Ellison, Christine Vachon.  Music by James Lavino.  Production Design by Akin McKenzie.  Costume Design by Amela Baksic.  Film Editing by Kevin Messman. Todd Solondz once again takes a central character on a stroll through a set of discrete narratives, but this…

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Interstellar (2014)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   USA/United Kingdom, 2014.  Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Syncopy, Lynda Obst Productions, Government of Alberta, Alberta Media Fund, Atvinnuvega- og nýsköpunarráðuneytið.  Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan.  Cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema.  Produced by Christopher Nolan, Lynda Obst, Emma Thomas.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film…

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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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The Spitfire Grill (1996)

LEE DAVID ZLOTOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1996.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Gregory Productions, The Mendocino Corporation.  Screenplay by Lee David Zlotoff.  Cinematography by Robert Draper.  Produced by Forrest Murray.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Louise Mingenbach.  Film Editing by Margaret Goodspeed.   Sappy small town drama about an ex-convict (Alison Elliott) with a heart of gold who…

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Red Dragon (2002)

BRETT RATNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Germany, 2002.  Universal Pictures, Dino De Laurentiis Company, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Mikona Productions GmbH & Co. KG.  Screenplay by Ted Tally, based on the novel by Thomas Harris.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis, Martha De Laurentiis.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Kristi Zea.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing by Mark…

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How To Make An American Quilt (1995)

JOCELYN MOORHOUSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1995.  Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jane Anderson, based on the novel by Whitney Otto.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Sarah Pillsbury, Midge Sanford.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Leslie Dilley.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Jill Bilcock.   How much better this film would have been if…

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Same Time, Next Year (1978)

ROBERT MULLIGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1978.  Universal Pictures, The Mirisch Corporation.  Screenplay by Bernard Slade, based on his play.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees.  Produced by Morton Gottlieb, Walter Mirisch.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Theadora Van Runkle.  Film Editing by Sheldon Kahn.   A rainy night at a California inn brings together a married accountant…

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When A Man Loves A Woman (1994)

LUIS MANDOKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1994.  Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Ronald Bass, Al Franken.  Cinematography by Lajos Koltai.  Produced by Jon Avnet, Jordan Kerner.  Music by Zbigniew Preisner.  Production Design by Stuart Wurtzel.  Costume Design by Linda M. Bass.  Film Editing by Garth Craven.   Alcoholism is given the shallow Ross Hunter treatment in this silly soap opera.  Meg Ryan is happily…

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The Wicker Man (2006)

NEIL LaBUTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.5.  USA/Germany/Canada, 2006.  Warner Bros., Alcon Entertainment, Millennium Films, Redbus Pictures, Saturn Films, Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films, Equity Pictures Medienfonds GmbH & Co. KG III, Nu Image Entertainment GmbH, Brightlight Pictures.  Screenplay by Neil LaBute, based on the screenplay by Anthony Shaffer.  Cinematography by Paul Sarossy.  Produced by Nicolas Cage, Boaz Davidson, Randall Emmett, Norman Golightly, Avi…

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Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)

CALLIE KHOURI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2002.  All Girl Productions, Gaylord Films.  Screenplay by Callie Khouri, adaptation by Mark Andrus, based on the novels Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and Little Altars Everywhere by Rebecca Wells.  Cinematography by John Bailey.  Produced by Bonnie Bruckheimer, Hunt Lowry.  Music by T Bone Burnett, David Mansfield.  Production Design by David J….

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