Mank (2020)

DAVID FINCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 2020. Netflix. Screenplay by Jack Fincher. Cinematography by Erik Messerschmidt. Produced by Cean Chaffin, Eric Roth, Douglas Urbanski. Music by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross. Production Design by Donald Graham Burt. Costume Design by Trish Summerville. Film Editing by Kirk Baxter. Boston Film Critics 2020. National Society…

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The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017)

PATRICK HUGHES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA/Hong Kong/Bulgaria/Netherlands/Canada/United Kingdom/France, 2017.  Summit Entertainment, Millennium Films, Cristal Pictures, East Light Media, TIK Films, Nu Boyana Film Studios, Campbell Grobman Films, TDMP, Netherlands Film Production Incentive, London Studios, Above the Line Set Assistance & Security, Davis Films, Skydance Media.  Screenplay by Tom O’Connor.  Cinematography by Jules…

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The Laundromat (2019)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2019.  Anonymous Content, Grey Matter Productions, Netflix, Topic Studios.  Screenplay by Scott Z. Burns, based on the book Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite by Jake Bernstein.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Scott Z. Burns, Lawrence…

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Darkest Hour (2017)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5. Working Title Films.  United Kingdom, 2017.  Screenplay by Anthony McCarten.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Lisa Bruce, Eric Fellner, Anthony McCarten, Douglas Urbanski.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran.  Film Editing by Valerio Bonelli.  Academy Awards 2017.  Dorian Awards 2017.  Golden Globe Awards 2017.  North Carolina Film Critics…

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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

MATT REEVES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2014.  Chernin Entertainment, Ingenious Media, Soho VFX, TSG Entertainment.  Screenplay by Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, based on characters created by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, from the novel La Planete des Singes by Pierre Boulle.  Cinematography by Michael Seresin.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design…

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Planet 51 (2009)

JORGE BLANCO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Spain/United Kingdom/USA, 2009.  Ilion Animation Studios, HandMade Films, Antena 3 Films.  Story by Javier Abad, Jorge Blanco, Marcos Martinez, Ignacio Perez Dolset, Screenplay by Joe Stillman.  Produced by Guy Collins, Ignacio Perez Dolset.  Music by James Seymour Brett.  Production Design by Julian Munoz Romero.  Film Editing by Alex Rodriguez.   On Planet 51, little green…

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Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

JENNIFER YUH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2011.  DreamWorks Animation.  Screenplay by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger.  Produced by Melissa Cobb.  Music by John Powell, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Tang Kheng Heng.  Film Editing by Maryann Brandon, Clare De Chenu.  Academy Awards 2011.    Online Film Critics Awards 2011.   The cuddly martial arts hero who bested all odds returns for another adventure in…

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Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (2007)

DAVID YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2007.  Warner Bros., Heyday Films, Cool Music.  Screenplay by Michael Goldenberg, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling.  Cinematography by Slawomir Idziak.  Produced by David Barron, David Heyman, Lorne Orleans.  Music by Nicholas Hooper.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Jany Temime.  Film Editing by Mark Day.  Las Vegas Film Critics Awards 2007….

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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

DAVID YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 2011.  Warner Bros., Heyday Films, Moving Picture Company. Screenplay by Steve Kloves, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling.  Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by David Barron, David Heyman, J.K. Rowling.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Jany Temime.  Film Editing by Mark Day.  Academy Awards 2011.  National Board…

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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)

TOM STOPPARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1990.  Brandenberg, WNET Channel 13 New York.  Screenplay by Tom Stoppard, based on his play and The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Peter Biziou.  Produced by Emanuel Azenberg, Michael Brandman. Music by Stanley Myers.  Production Design by Vaughan Edwards.  Costume Design by Andreane Neofitou.  Film Editing by Nicolas Gaster.  Independent…

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Immortal Beloved (1994)

BERNARD ROSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1994.  Icon Entertainment International, Icon Productions, Majestic Films International.  Screenplay by Bernard Rose.  Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky.  Produced by Bruce Davey.   Production Design by Jiri Hlupy.  Costume Design by Maurizio Millenotti.  Film Editing by Dan Rae.   When Ludwig van Beethoven died, he left an important piece of music behind him…

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Batman Begins (2005)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2005.  Warner Bros., Syncopy, DC Comics, Patalex III Productions Limited.  Story by David S. Goyer, Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, based on characters created by Bob Kane.  Cinematography by Wally Pfister.  Produced by Larry J. Franco, Lorne Orleans, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas.  Music by James Newton Howard, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by…

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