Fast & Furious 9 (2021)

JUSTIN LIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Alternate Title: F9 USA/Thailand/Canada, 2021. One Race Films, Roth/Kirschenbaum Films, Perfect Storm Entertainment, Original Film, Universal Pictures. Story by Justin Lin, Alfredo Botello, Daniel Casey, Screenplay by Daniel Casey, Justin Lin, based on characters created by Gary Scott Thompson. Cinematography by Stephen F. Windon. Produced by Vin…

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The One And Only Ivan (2020)

THEA SHARROCK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 2020. Allison Shearmur Productions, Digital Makeup Group, Jolie Pas Productions, Walt Disney Pictures. Screenplay by Mike White, based on the book by Katherine Applegate. Cinematography by Florian Ballhaus. Produced by Angelina Jolie, Allison Shearmur, Brigham Taylor. Music by Craig Armstrong. Production Design by Molly Hughes. Costume…

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Caligula (1979)

TINTO BRASS Bil’s rating (out of 5): B Original Title: Caligola Italy, 1979. Penthouse Films International, Felix Cinematografica. Screenplay by Gore Vidal. Cinematography by Silvano Ippoliti. Produced by Bob Guccione. Music by Bruno Nicolai, Renzo Rossellini. Production Design by Danilo Donati. Costume Design by Danilo Donati. Film Editing by Nino Baragli, Enzo Micarelli. The phenomenon…

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O Lucky Man! (1973)

LINDSAY ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1973.  Memorial Enterprises, Sam.  Screenplay by David Sherwin, based on an idea by Malcolm McDowell.  Cinematography by Miroslav Ondricek.  Produced by Lindsay Anderson, Michael Medwin.  Music by Alan Price.  Production Design by Jocelyn Herbert. Costume Design by Elsa Fennell.  Film Editing by David Gladwell.  Following…

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The Good Liar (2019)

BILL CONDON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.    USA, 2019.  Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher, based on the novel by Nicholas Searle.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Bill Condon, Greg Yolen.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by John Stevenson.  Costume Design by Keith…

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Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

DAVID LEITCH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2019.  Chris Morgan Productions, Seven Bucks Productions, Universal Pictures.  Story by Chris Morgan, Screenplay by Chris Morgan, Drew Pearce, based on characters created by Gary Scott Thompson.  Cinematography by Jonathan Sela.  Produced by Hiram Garcia, Dwayne Johnson, Chris Morgan, Jason Statham.  Music by Tyler Bates.  Production…

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Winchester (2018)

MICHAEL SPIERIG, PETER SPIERIG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   Australia/USA, 2018.  Blacklab Entertainment, Imagination Design Works.  Screenplay by Tom Vaughan, Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig. Cinematography by Ben Nott.  Produced by Tim McGahan, Brett Tomberlin.  Music by Peter Spierig.  Production Design by Matthew Putland.  Costume Design by Wendy Cork.  Film Editing by Matt Villa. A psychiatrist whose career has seen better days (Jason…

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The Fate of the Furious (2017)

F. GARY GRAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.   Alternate title:  Fast & Furious 8 USA, 2017.  Universal Pictures, China Film Co., Original Film, One Race Films, Dentsu, Fuji Eight Company Ltd..  Screenplay by Chris Morgan, based on characters created by Gary Scott Thompson.  Cinematography by Stephen F. Windon.  Produced by Vin Diesel, Michael Fottrell, Chris Morgan, Neal H. Moritz.  Music…

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Trumbo (2015)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2015.  Bleecker Street Films, ShivHans Pictures, Groundswell Productions.  Screenplay by John McNamara, based on the book Dalton Trumbo by Bruce Cook.  Cinematography by Jim Denault.  Produced by Kevin Kelly Brown, Monica Levinson, Michael London, Nimitt Mankad, John McNamara, Shivani Rawat, Janice Williams.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Mark Ricker.  Costume Design by…

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The Tempest (2010)

JULIE TAYMOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2010.  Miramax, TalkStory Productions, Artemis Films, Mumbai Mantra Media, Prologue Films, Chartoff Hendee Productions, Chartoff Productions, Touchstone Pictures. Screenplay by Julie Taymor, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Robert Chartoff, Lynne Hendee, Jason K. Lau, Julia Taylor-Stanley, Julie Taymor.  Music by Elliot Goldenthal.  Production Design…

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Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)

KEVIN WILLIAMSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Miramax, Konrad Pictures, Interscope Communications.  Screenplay by Kevin Williamson.  Cinematography by Jerzy Zielinski.  Produced by Cathy Konrad.  Music by John Frizzell.  Production Design by Naomi Shohan.  Costume Design by Susie DeSanto.  Film Editing by Debra Neil-Fisher.   A group of students take their mean-ass teacher (Helen Mirren) hostage in her own home when she won’t negotiate with…

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Arthur (2011)

JASON WINER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5. USA, 2011.  Warner Bros., Morra, Brezner, Steinberg and Tenenbaum Entertainment, BenderSpink, K/O Camera Toys, Langley Park Productions.  Story by Steve Gordon, Screenplay by Peter Baynham.  Cinematography by Uta Briesewitz.  Produced by Chris Bender, Larry Brezner, Kevin McCormick, Michael Tadross.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Sarah Knowles.  Costume Design by Juliet Polcsa.  Film Editing by Brent White.  …

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