Spencer (2021)

PABLO LARRAIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Germany/Chile/United Kingdom/USA, 2021. Komplizen Film, Fabula, Shoebox Films, FilmNation Entertainment. Screenplay by Steven Knight. Cinematography by Claire Mathon. Produced by Maren Ade, Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Pablo Larraín, Juan de Dios Larrain, Paul Webster. Music by Jonny Greenwood. Production Design by Guy Hendrix Dyas. Costume Design by…

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The Courier (2020)

DOMINIC COOKE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Alternate Title: Ironbark United Kingdom/USA, 2020. 42, FilmNation Entertainment, SunnyMarch. Screenplay by Tom O’Connor. Cinematography by Sean Bobbitt. Produced by Adam Ackland, Rory Aitken, Ben Browning, Ben Pugh. Music by Abel Korzeniowski. Production Design by Suzie Davies. Costume Design by Keith Madden. Film Editing by Tariq Anwar,…

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Greyhound (2020)

AARON SCHNEIDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA/Canada/China, 2020. Sony Pictures Entertainment, Stage 6 Films, Bron Creative, Zhengfu Pictures, Sycamore Pictures, FilmNation Entertainment, Playtone. Screenplay by Tom Hanks, based on the novel The Good Shepherd by C.S. Forester. Cinematography by Shelly Johnson. Produced by Gary Goetzman. Music by Blake Neely. Production Design by David Crank….

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Promising Young Woman (2020)

EMERALD FENNELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom/USA, 2020. FilmNation Entertainment, Focus Features, LuckyChap Entertainment. Screenplay by Emerald Fennell. Cinematography by Benjamin Kracun. Produced by Tom Ackerley, Ben Browning, Emerald Fennell, Ashley Fox, Josey McNamara, Margot Robbie. Music by Anthony Willis. Production Design by Michael Perry. Costume Design by Nancy Steiner. Film Editing…

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The Nest (2020)

SEAN DURKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/Canada, 2020.  Element Pictures, BBC Films, Elevation Pictures, FilmNation Entertainment.  Screenplay by Sean Durkin.  Cinematography by Matyas Erdely.  Produced by Rose Garnett, Ed Guiney, Amy Jackson, Andrew Lowe, Christina Piovesan, Derrin Schlesinger.   Music by Lucy Bright.  Production Design by James Price.  Costume Design by Matthew Price. …

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Late Night (2019)

NISHA GANATRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2019.  3 Arts Entertainment, 30West, FilmNation Entertainment, Imperative Entertainment, Kaling International, Stage 6 Films.  Screenplay by Mindy Kaling.  Cinematography by Matthew Clark.  Produced by Jillian Apfelbaum, Ben Browning, Mindy Kaling, Howard Klein.  Music by Lesley Barber.  Production Design by Elizabeth J. Jones.  Costume Design by Mitchell…

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Gloria Bell (2018)

SEBASTIAN LELIO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Chile/USA, 2018.  Fabula, FilmNation Entertainment.  Screenplay by Alice Johnson Boher, Sebastian Lelio, based on the story by Gonzalo Maza, screenplay by Sebastián Lelio.  Cinematography by Natasha Braier.  Produced by Juan de Dios Larrain, Pablo Larrain, Sebastián Lelio.  Music by Matthew Herbert.  Production Design by Shannon Walsh.  Costume Design…

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The Big Sick (2017)

MICHAEL SHOWALTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   Apatow Productions, FilmNation Entertainment, Story Ink.  USA, 2017.  Screenplay by Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani.  Cinematography by Brian Burgoyne.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel.  Music by Michael Andrews.  Production Design by Brandon Tonner-Connolly.  Costume Design by Sarah Mae Burton.  Film Editing by Robert Nassau.   Real-life couple Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon have written a screenplay that…

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Wonderstruck (2017)

TODD HAYNES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 2017.  Amazon Studios, Cinetic Media, FilmNation Entertainment, Killer Films, Picrow.  Screenplay by Brian Selznick,  based on his book.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Pamela Koffler, John Sloss, Christine Vachon.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Affonso Goncalves.   A little boy (Oakes Fegley) in 1970s Minnesota,…

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The Children Act (2017)

RICHARD EYRE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   United Kingdom, 2017.  Toledo Productions, BBC Films, FilmNation Entertainment.  Screenplay by Ian McEwan, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by Duncan Kenworthy.  Music by Stephen Warbeck.  Production Design by Peter Francis.  Costume Design by Tessa Phillips.  Film Editing by Dan Farrell.   Emma Thompson plays a judge whose cases mostly involve minors and who frequently…

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Miss Sloane (2016)

JOHN MADDEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   France/USA, 2016.  Transfilm, Archery Pictures, Canal+ Distribution, Cine+, FilmNation Entertainment, France 2 Cinema, France Télévisions Distribution.  Screenplay by Jonathan Perera.  Cinematography by Sebastian Blenkov.  Produced by Ben Browning, Kris Thykier, Ariel Zeitoun.  Music by Max Richter.  Production Design by Matthew Davies.  Costume Design by Georgina Yarhi.  Film Editing by Alexander Berner.   Political lobbying is a cutthroat business in Washington,…

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The Founder (2016)

JOHN LEE HANCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  FilmNation Entertainment, The Weinstein Company, Faliro House Productions, The Combine, Speedie Distribution.  Screenplay by Robert D. Siegel.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Don Handfield, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Ryder.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Daniel Orlandi.  Film Editing by Robert Frazen. A traveling salesman who has peddled…

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