Death Watch (1980)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Original Title: La Mort En Direct France/West Germany, 1980. Films A2, Gaumont International, Little Bear, Sara Films, Selta Films, Societe Francaise de Production, TV13 Filmproduktion. Screenplay by David Rayfiel, Bertrand Tavernier, Géza von Radványi, based on the novel by David Compton. Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn. Produced by…

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The Irishman (2019)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA, 2019.  Fábrica de Cine, STX Entertainment, Sikelia Productions, Tribeca Productions.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Charles Brandt.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Troy Allen, Gerald Chamales, Robert De Niro, Randall Emmett, Gaston Pavlovich, Jane Rosenthal, Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Irwin…

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Isle of Dogs (2018)

WES ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA/Germany, 2018.  American Empirical Pictures, Indian Paintbrush, Studio Babelsberg, Twentieth Century Fox Animation.  Story by Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, Kunichi Nomura, Screenplay by Wes Anderson.  Cinematography by Tristan Oliver.  Produced by Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales, Scott Rudin.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Paul Harrod, Adam Stockhausen.  Film Editing by…

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Saturn 3 (1980)

STANLEY DONEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   United Kingdom, 1980.  ITC Films.  Story by John Barry, Screenplay by Martin Amis.  Cinematography by Billy Williams.  Produced by Stanley Donen.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson.  Film Editing by Richard Marden.  Earth is overcrowded and harvesting food has been outsourced to other celestial bodies manned by small crews,…

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The Comedian (2016)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2016.  Cinelou Films, Linson Entertainment, Anvil Films, Mad Riot Entertainment.  Story by Art Linson, Screenplay by Art Linson, Jeffrey Ross, Richard LaGravenese, Lewis Friedman.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Mark Canton, Taylor Hackford, Art Linson, John Linson, Courtney Solomon.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Kristi Zea.  Costume Design by Aude Bronson-Howard,…

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Youth (2015)

PAOLO SORRENTINO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Italy/France/Switzerland/United Kingdom, 2015.  Indigo Film, Barbary Films, Pathe, France 2 Cinema, Number 9 Films, C-Films AG, Medusa Film, Film4, Canal+, Cine+, France Televisions, RSI-Radiotelevisione Svizzera, SRG SSR Idee Suisse, Téléclub, Mediaset Premium, Ministero per I Beni e le Attivita Culturali, Regione del Veneto, Regione Lazio, Bundesamt für Kultur,Fonds Eurimages…

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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

WES ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/Germany, 2014.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Indian Paintbrush, Studio Babelsberg, American Empirical Pictures, TSG Entertainment, Scott Rudin Productions.  Story by Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness, Screenplay by Wes Anderson, inspired by the works of Stefan Zweig.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales, Scott Rudin.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by…

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National Treasure (2004)

JON TURTELTAUB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2004.  Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Junction Entertainment, Saturn Films.  Story by Jim Kouf, Oren Aviv, Charles Segars, Screenplay by Jim Kouf, Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Jon Turteltaub.  Music by Trevor Rabin.  Production Design by Norris Spencer.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.  Film Editing by William Goldenberg….

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Mortal Thoughts (1991)

ALAN RUDOLPH Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBBB.  USA, 1991.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, New Visions Pictures, Polar Entertainment Corporation, Rufglen Films.  Screenplay by William Reilly, Claude Kerven.  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by John Fiedler, Mark Tarlov.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Hope Hanafin.  Film Editing by Tom Walls.   Riveting thriller is a rare example of genre work…

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Red Dragon (2002)

BRETT RATNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Germany, 2002.  Universal Pictures, Dino De Laurentiis Company, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Mikona Productions GmbH & Co. KG.  Screenplay by Ted Tally, based on the novel by Thomas Harris.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis, Martha De Laurentiis.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Kristi Zea.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing by Mark…

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The January Man (1989)

PAT O’CONNOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1989.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Star Partners II Ltd..   Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley.  Cinematography by Jerzy Zielinski.  Produced by Norman Jewison, Ezra Swerdlow.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Philip Rosenberg.  Costume Design by Ann Roth, Neil Spisak.  Film Editing by Lou Lombardo.   An all-star cast can’t save this incredibly dull mystery-comedy. Kevin Kline, who…

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U-571 (2000)

JONATHAN MOSTOW Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France/USA, 2000.  Universal Pictures, Canal Plus Image International, Dino De Laurentiis Company.  Story by Jonathan Mostow, Screenplay by Jonathan Mostow, Sam Montgomery, David Ayer.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis, Martha De Laurentiis.  Music by Richard Marvin.  Production Design by William Ladd Skinner, Gotz Weidner.  Costume Design by April Ferry.  Film Editing by…

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