The Power of the Dog (2021)

JANE CAMPION Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 United Kingdom/Australia/USA/Canada/New Zealand, 2021. See-Saw Films, Brightstar, Max Films International, BBC Films, Cross City Films, New Zealand Film Commission. Screenplay by Jane Campion, based on the novel by Thomas Savage. Cinematography by Ari Wegner. Produced by Jane Campion, Iain Canning, Roger Frappier, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman. Music…

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Joker (2019)

TODD PHILLIPS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA/Canada, 2019.  Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, DC Comics, DC Entertainment, Joint Effort, Village Roadshow Pictures, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Todd Phillips, Scott Silver, based on characters created by Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Jerry Robinson.  Cinematography by Lawrence Sher.  Produced by Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips, Emma Tillinger…

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Maid In Manhattan (2002)

WAYNE WANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2002.  Revolution Studios, Red Om Films.  Story by John Hughes, Screenplay by Kevin Wade.  Cinematography by Karl Walter Lindenlaub.  Produced by Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Paul Schiff, Deborah Schindler.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Craig McKay.   An honest and hardworking hotel chambermaid (Jennifer Lopez) gets the chance to…

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Catwoman (2004)

PITOF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Australia, 2004.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, DiNovi Pictures, Frantic Films, Maple Shade Films, Catwoman Films.  Story by Theresa Rebeck, John D. Brancato, Michael Ferris, Screenplay by John D. Brancato, Michael Ferris, John Rogers, based on characters created by Bob Kane.  Cinematography by Thierry Arbogast.  Produced by Denise Di Novi.  Music by Klaus Badelt.  Production…

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

FRANK OZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1988.  Orion Pictures.  Screenplay by Dale Launer, Stanley Shapiro, Paul Henning.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Bernard Williams.  Music by Miles Goodman.  Production Design by Roy Walker.  Costume Design by Marit Allen.  Film Editing by Stephen A. Rotter, William S. Scharf.   Comedic romp through the world of con artists is the lighter sibling…

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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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The Crucible (1996)

NICHOLAS HYTNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1996.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Arthur Miller, based on his play.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by Robert A. Miller, David V. Picker.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Lilly Kilvert.  Costume Design by Bob Crowley.  Film Editing by Tariq Anwar.   Terrific adaptation of Arthur Miller’s groundbreaking anti-Red Scare play has lost some…

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Showboy (2002)

CHRISTIAN TAYLOR, LINDY HEYMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2002.  here! Films, Squeak Pictures, Fite Films, Faction Films, Farrington Productions.  Screenplay by Christian Taylor, Lindy Heymann, Jason Buchtel.  Cinematography by Joaquin Baca-Asay.  Produced by Jason Buchtel.  Music by Daniele Luppi.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Kant Pan.   Christian Taylor stars in this boring mockumentary he made with Lindy Heymann, in which…

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Shopgirl (2005)

ANAND TUCKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 2005.  Touchstone Pictures, Hyde Park Entertainment, Brass Hat Films Slate 1 Shopgirl.  Screenplay by Steve Martin, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky.  Produced by Ashok Amritraj, Jon Jashni, Steve Martin.  Music by Barrington Pheloung.  Production Design by William Arnold.  Costume Design by Nancy Steiner.  Film Editing by David Gamble.  Toronto International Film Festival…

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Falling In Love (1984)

ULU GROSBARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1984.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Michael Cristofer.  Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky.  Produced by Marvin Worth.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Richard Bruno.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.   You never would have believed that a film combining the talents of Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro would be so boring, but…

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Broken Flowers (2005)

JIM JARMUSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBBB.  USA/France, 2005.  Focus Features, Five Roses, Bac Films.  Screenplay by Jim Jarmusch, inspired by an idea from Bill Raden, Sara Driver.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Jon Kilik, Stacey Smith.  Music by Mulatu Astatke.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by John Dunn.  Film Editing by Jay Rabinowitz.  Cannes Film Festival 2005.  European…

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Sleepless In Seattle (1993)

NORA EPHRON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1993.  TriStar Pictures.  Story by Jeff Arch, Screenplay by Nora Ephron, David S. Ward, Jeff Arch.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Gary Foster.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Jeffrey Townsend.  Costume Design by Judy L. Raskin.  Film Editing by Robert M. Reitano.   You could hardly do better in the romantic comedy department…

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