The Card Counter (2021)

PAUL SCHRADER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom/China/USA, 2021. Focus Features, LB Entertainment, Astrakan Film AB, Bona Film Group, Convergent Media, Enriched Media Group, HanWay Films, One Two Twenty Entertainment, Redline Entertainment. Screenplay by Paul Schrader. Cinematography by Alexander Dynan. Produced by Lauren Mann, Braxton Pope, David M. Wulf. Music by Robert Levon…

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Juliet, Naked (2018)

JESSE PERETZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA/United Kingdom, 2018. Los Angeles Media Fund, Rocket Science, Bona Fide Productions, Apatow Productions, Turnlet Films, Ingenious Media, Focus Features, Stage 6 Films. Screenplay by Evgenia Peretz, Jim Taylor, Tamara Jenkins, based on the novel by Nick Hornby. Cinematography by Remi Adefarasin. Produced by Judd Apatow, Albert…

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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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Downton Abbey (2019)

MICHAEL ENGLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA/China, 2019.  Carnival Film & Television, Focus Features, Perfect World Pictures.  Screenplay by Julian Fellowes, based on his characters.  Cinematography by Ben Smithard.  Produced by Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame, Liz Trubridge.  Music by John Lunn.  Production Design by Donal Woods.  Costume Design by Anna Mary Scott…

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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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Mary Queen Of Scots (2018)

JOSIE ROURKE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Focus Features, Perfect World Pictures, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Beau Willimon, based on the book Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart by John Guy.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward.  Music by Max Richter. …

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Boy Erased (2018)

JOEL EDGERTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA/Australia, 2018.  Anonymous Content, Blue-Tongue Films, Focus Features, Perfect World Pictures.  Screenplay by Joel Edgerton, based on the memoir by Garrard Conley.  Cinematography by Eduard Grau.  Produced by Joel Edgerton, Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts.  Music by Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans.  Production Design by Chad Keith.  Costume Design by Trish Summerville.  Film Editing by Jay Rabinowitz.  …

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Phantom Thread (2017)

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 2017.  Annapurna Pictures, Focus Features, Ghoulardi Film Company, Perfect World Pictures.  Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson. Cinematography by Paul Thomas Anderson.  Produced by Paul Thomas Anderson, Megan Ellison, Daniel Lupi, JoAnne Sellar.  Music by Jonny Greenwood.  Production Design by Mark Tildesley.   Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Dylan Tichenor.  Academy Awards…

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Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

SAM TAYLOR-JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2015.  Focus Features, Michael De Luca Productions, Trigger Street Productions.  Screenplay by Kelly Marcel, based on the novel by E.L. James.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, E.L. James.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by David Wasco.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Anne V. Coates, Lisa…

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Nocturnal Animals (2016)

TOM FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2016.  Focus Features, Fade To Black Productions, Artina Films, Perfect World Pictures.  Screenplay by Tom Ford, based on the novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Tom Ford, Robert Salerno.  Music by Abel Korzeniowski.  Production Design by Shane Valentino.  Costume Design by Arianne Phillips.  Film Editing by Joan Sobel.  Academy…

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Prime (2005)

BEN YOUNGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2005.  Prime Film Productions LLC, Stratus Film Co., Team Todd, Focus Features, Younger Than You.  Screenplay by Ben Younger.  Cinematography by William Rexer.  Produced by Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd.  Music by Ryan Shore.  Production Design by Mark Ricker.  Costume Design by Melissa Toth.  Film Editing by Kristina Boden.   Uma Thurman visits her psychiatrist (Meryl Streep) to deal with…

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Hanna (2011)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/United Kingdom/Germany, 2011.  Focus Features, Holleran Company, Sechzehnte Babelsberg Film, Neunte Babelsberg Film, Studio Babelsberg.  Story by Seth Lochhead, Screenplay by Seth Lochhead, David Farr.  Cinematography by Alwin H. Kuchler.  Produced by Marty Adelstein, Leslie Holleran, Scott Nemes.  Music by Tom Rowlands, Ed Simons.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Lucie Bates.  Film Editing by Paul Tothill. …

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