Old (2021)

M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2021. Universal Pictures, Blinding Edge Pictures, Perfect World Pictures. Screenplay by M. Night Shyamalan, based on the graphic novel Sandcastle by Pierre-Oscar Lévy, Frederick Peeters. Cinematography by Mike Gioulakis. Produced by Marc Bienstock, Ashwin Rajan, M. Night Shyamalan. Music by Trevor Gureckis. Production Design by…

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

MARC WEBB Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2014.  Marvel Enterprises, Avi Arad Productions, Columbia Pictures, Matt Tolmach Productions.  Screen story by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, James Vanderbilt, Screenplay by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko.  Cinematography by Dan Mindel.   Produced…

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The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

MARC WEBB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2012.  Columbia Pictures, Marvel Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions.  Story by James Vanderbilt, Screenplay by James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves, based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Avi Arad, Matthew Tolmach, Laura Ziskin.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by J. Michael Riva.  Costume Design…

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Mansfield Park (1999)

PATRICIA ROZEMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1999.  Arts Council of England, British Broadcasting Corporation, HAL Films, Miramax.  Screenplay by Patricia Rozema, based on the novel by Jane Austen.  Cinematography by Michael Coulter.  Produced by Sarah Curtis.  Music by Lesley Barber.  Production Design by Christopher Hobbs.  Costume Design by Andrea Galer.  Film Editing by Martin Walsh.  Toronto International Film Festival 1999.   Patricia Rozema…

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Junebug (2005)

PHIL MORRISON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2005.  Junebug Movie, Epoch Films.  Screenplay by Angus MacLachlan.  Cinematography by Peter Donahue.  Produced by Mindy Goldberg, Mike S. Ryan.  Music by Yo La Tengo.  Production Design by David Doernberg.  Costume Design by Danielle Kays.  Film Editing by Joe Klotz.  Academy Awards 2005.  Screen Actors Guild Awards 2005.   Embeth Davidtz and Alessandro Nivola meet in her art gallery and after…

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Feast Of July (1995)

CHRISTOPHER MENAUL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1995.  Touchstone Pictures, Merchant Ivory Productions, Peregrine Productions.  Screenplay by Christopher Neame, based on the novel by H.E. Bates.  Cinematography by Peter Sova.  Produced by Henry Herbert, Christopher Neame.  Music by Zbigniew Preisner.  Production Design by Christopher Robilliard.  Costume Design by Phoebe De Gaye.  Film Editing by Chris Wimble.   Monumentally depressing Merchant Ivory drama…

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Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)

SHARON MAGUIRE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/France, 2001.  Miramax, Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Working Title Films, Little Bird.  Screenplay by Helen Fielding, Andrew Davies, Richard Curtis, based on the novel by Helen Fielding.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Jonathan Cavendish, Eric Fellner.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production Design by Gemma Jackson.  Costume Design by Rachael Fleming.  Film Editing by…

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The Emperor’s Club (2002)

MICHAEL HOFFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2002.  Beacon Communications, Fine Line Features, Horsepower Films, LivePlanet, Longfellow Pictures, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.  Screenplay by Neil Tolkin, based on the short story The Palace Thief by Ethan Canin.  Cinematography by Lajos Koltai.  Produced by Marc Abraham.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein.  Costume Design by Cynthia Flynt.  Film Editing…

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Fracture (2007)

GREGORY HOBLIT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA/Germany, 2007.  New Line Cinema, Castle Rock Entertainment, Weinstock Productions, M7 Filmproduktion.  Story by Daniel Pyne, Screenplay by Daniel Pyne, Glenn Gers.  Cinematography by Kramer Morgenthau.  Produced by Charles Weinstock.  Music by Jeff Danna, Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Paul Eads.  Costume Design by Elisabetta Beraldo.  Film Editing by David Rosenbloom.   Selling your soul for cash…

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The Hole (2001)

NICK HAMM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 2001.  Canal+, Cowboy Films, Film Council, Granada Film Productions, Impact Pictures, Pathé Pictures International.  Screenplay by Ben Court, Caroline Ip, based on the novel After The Hole by Guy Burt.  Cinematography by Denis Crossan.  Produced by Jeremy Bolt, Lisa Bryer, Pippa Cross.  Music by Clint Mansell.  Production Design by Eve Stewart.  Costume Design…

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Matilda (1996)

DANNY DEVITO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1996.  TriStar Pictures, Jersey Films.  Screenplay by Nicholas Kazan, Robin Swicord, based on the book by Roald Dahl.  Cinematography by Stefan Czapsky.  Produced by Liccy Dahl, Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher.  Music by David Newman.  Production Design by Bill Brzeski.  Costume Design by Jane Ruhm.  Film Editing by Lynzee Klingman, Brent White.  Hilarious comedy…

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Bicentennial Man (1999)

CHRIS COLUMBUS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Germany, 1999.  1492 Pictures, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Laurence Mark Productions, Radiant Productions, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Nicholas Kazan, based on the short story The Bicentennial Man by Isaac Asimov, and the novel The Positronic Man by Isaac Asimov, Robert Silverberg.  Cinematography by Phil Meheux.  Produced by Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus, Gail Katz,…

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