Pig (2021)

MICHAEL SARNOSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom, 2021. AI-Film, BlockBox Entertainment, Escape Artists, Hungry Bull Productions, Pulse Films, Saturn Films, Sweet Tomato Films, Valparaiso Pictures. Story by Vanessa Block, Michael Sarnoski, Screenplay by Michael Sarnoski. Cinematography by Patrick Scola. Produced by Thomas Benski, Vanessa Block, Nicolas Cage, David Carrico, Adam Paulsen, Dori…

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The Upside (2017)

NEIL BURGER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2017.  Escape Artists, Lantern Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jon Hartmere, based on the motion picture Intouchables by Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Nick Greece, Steve Tisch.  Music by Rob Simonsen.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design…

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The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

GABRIELE MUCCINO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2006.  Columbia Pictures, Relativity Media, Overbrook Entertainment, Escape Artists.  Screenplay by Steve Conrad.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, James Lassiter, Will Smith, Steve Tisch.  Music by Andrea Guerra.  Production Design by J. Michael Riva.  Costume Design by Sharen Davis.  Film Editing…

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The Equalizer 2 (2018)

ANTOINE FUQUA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2018.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Escape Artists, Fuqua Films, Lonetree Entertainment, Mace Neufeld Productions, Sony Pictures Entertainment, ZHIV Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Wenk, based on the television series created by Michael Sloan, Richard Lindheim.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Tony Eldridge, Antoine Fuqua, Mace Neufeld, Alex…

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Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)

DAN GILROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Canada/United Arab Emirates/USA, 2017.  Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, Cross Creek Pictures,  Culture China – Image Nation Abu Dhabi Fund, Escape Artists, First Look Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, LStar Capital, MACRO.  Screenplay by Dan Gilroy.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Todd Black, Jennifer Fox, Denzel Washington.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design…

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Fences (2016)

DENZEL WASHINGTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2016.  Bron Studios, Escape Artists, MACRO, Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by August Wilson, based on his play.  Cinematography by Charlotte Bruus Christensen.  Produced by Todd Black, Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Sharen Davis.  Film Editing by Hughes Winborne.  Academy Awards 2016….

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The Equalizer (2014)

ANTOINE FUQUA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.    USA, 2014.  Columbia Pictures, LStar Capital, Village Roadshow Pictures, Escape Artists, ZHIV Productions, Mace Neufeld Productions, Lonetree Entertainment.  Directed by Antoine Fuqua.  Screenplay by Richard Wenk, based on the television series by Michael Sloan, Richard Lindheim.  Cinematography by Mauro Fiore.  Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Tony Eldridge, Mace Neufeld, Alex Siskin, Michael Sloan,…

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The Weather Man (2005)

GORE VERBINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2005.  Paramount Pictures, Escape Artists, Kumar Mobiliengesellschaft mbH & Co. Projekt Nr. 2 KG.  Screenplay by Steve Conrad.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch.  Music by James S. Levine, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Tom Duffield.  Costume Design by Penny Rose.  Film Editing by Craig Wood.   Nicolas Cage plays a…

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The Back-up Plan (2010)

ALAN POUL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   0.  USA, 2010.  CBS Films, Escape Artists.  Screenplay by Kate Angelo.  Cinematography by Xavier Perez Grobet.  Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch.  Music by Stephen Trask.  Production Design by Alec Hammond.  Costume Design by Karen Patch.  Film Editing by Priscilla Nedd-Friendly.   Every once in a while, you see a romantic comedy that makes you want…

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The Taking Of Pelham 123 (2009)

TONY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2009.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Relativity Media, Scott Free Productions, Escape Artists.  Screenplay by Brian Helgeland, based on the novel by John Godey.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Tony Scott, Steve Tisch.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Chris Seagers.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film…

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A Knight’s Tale

BRIAN HELGELAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2001.   Columbia Pictures Corporation, Escape Artists, Finestkind, Black and Blu Entertainment.   Screenplay by Brian Helgeland.   Cinematography by Richard Greatrex.   Produced by Todd Black, Brian Helgeland, Tim Van Rellim.   Music by Carter Burwell.   Production Design by Tony Burrough.   Costume Design by Caroline Harris.   Film Editing by Kevin Stitt. …

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Hope Springs

DAVID FRANKEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 2012.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Mandate Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Entertainment 360, Escape Artists.  Screenplay by Vanessa Taylor.  Cinematography by Florian Ballhaus.  Produced by Todd Black, Guymon Casady.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Stuart Wurtzel.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Steven Weisberg.  Golden Globe Awards 2012.   The reunion of Meryl Streep with her Devil…

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