The Mitchells Vs. The Machines (2021)

MICHAEL RIANDA, JEFF ROWE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 United States/Canada/Hong Kong, 2021. Sony Pictures Animation, Lord Miller, Columbia Pictures, One Cool Film Production. Screenplay by Michael Rianda, Jeff Rowe, story consultant Alex Hirsch. Produced by Kurt Albrecht, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller. Music by Mark Mothersbaugh. Production Design by Lindsey Olivares. Film Editing by…

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Better Days (2019)

DEREK TSANG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Original Title: Shaonian de ni China/Hong Kong, 2019. Shooting Pictures, He Nan Dian Ying Dian Shi Zhi Zuo Ji Tuan, China Wit Media, Tianijn Xiron Entertainment, We Pictures, Goodfellas Media. Screenplay by Wing-Sum Lam, Yuan Li, Yimeng Xu, co-writer Nan Chen, based on the novel In His…

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Palm Springs (2020)

MAX BARBAKOW Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA/Hong Kong, 2020. Limelight, Sun Entertainment Culture, The Lonely Island, Culmination Productions. Story and Screenplay by Andy Siara. Cinematography by Quyen Tran. Produced by Chris Parker, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Dylan Sellers, Becky Sloviter, Jorma Taccone. Music by Matthew Compton. Production Design by Jason Kisvarday. Costume Design…

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Mulan (2020)

NIKI CARO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA/Canada/Hong Kong, 2020. Walt Disney Pictures, Jason T. Reed Productions, Good Fear Content, China Film Group Corporation. Screenplay by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Lauren Hynek, Elizabeth Martin, suggested by the narrative poem The Ballad of Mulan by Anonymous. Cinematography by Mandy Walker. Produced by Chris Bender, Tendo…

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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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Fallen Angels (1995)

WONG KAR-WAI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. Original Title: Do lok tin si Hong Kong, 1995.  Block 2 Pictures, Chan Ye-Cheng, Jet Tone Production.  Screenplay by Wong Kar-Wai.   Cinematography by Christopher Doyle.   Produced by Jeffrey Lau.  Music by Frankie Chan, Roel A. Garcia.   Production Design by William Chang.   Costume Design by William Chang. Film…

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John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

CHAD STAHELSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Hong Kong, 2017.  Summit Entertainment, TIK Films, Thunder Road Pictures, 87Eleven, Lionsgate.  Screenplay by Derek Kolstad, based on his characters.  Cinematography by Dan Laustsen.  Produced by Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee.  Music by Tyler Bates, Joel J. Richard.  Production Design by Kevin Kavanaugh.  Costume Design by Luca Mosca. …

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Racing Extinction (2015)

LOUIE PSIHOYOS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA/China/Hong Kong/Indonesia/Mexico/United Kingdom/Japan, 2015.  Oceanic Preservation Society, Okeanos – Foundation For The Sea, Insurgent Docs, Diamond Docs, JP’s Peace, Love & Happiness Foundation, Earth Day Texas, Li Ka Shing Foundation, Ripple Effect, Vulcan Productions.  Screenplay by Mark Monroe.  Cinematography by John Behrens, Shawn Heinrichs, Sean Kirby, Petr…

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American Pastoral (2016)

EWAN McGREGOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   Hong Kong/USA, 2016.  Lakeshore Entertainment, TIK Film.  Screenplay by John Romano, based on the novel by Philip Roth.  Cinematography by Martin Ruhe.  Produced by Andre Lamal, Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Daniel B. Clancy.  Costume Design by Lindsay McKay.  Film  Editing by Melissa Kent.  Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel…

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Wonder (2017)

STEPHEN CHBOSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA/Hong Kong, 2017.  Lionsgate, Mandeville Films, Participant Media, Walden Media.  Screenplay by Stephen Chbosky, Steve Conrad, Jack Thorne, based on the novel by R.J. Palacio.  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced by David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by Kalina Ivanov.  Costume Design by Monique Prudhomme.  Film Editing by Mark Livolsi.   A little…

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Deepwater Horizon (2016)

PETER BERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Hong Kong/USA, 2016.  Summit Entertainment, Participant Media, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Closest to the Hole Productions, Leverage Entertainment, TIK Film.  Screen Story by Matthew Sand, Screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Matthew Sand, based on the article by David Barstow, David Rohde, Stephanie Saul.  Cinematography by Enrique Chediak.  Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Stephen…

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Wonder Woman (2017)

PATTY JENKINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/China/Hong Kong, 2017.  Warner Bros., Atlas Entertainment, Cruel & Unusual Films, DC Entertainment, Dune Entertainment, Tencent Pictures, Wanda Pictures.  Story by Zack Snyder, Allan Heinberg, Jason Fuchs, Screenplay by Allan Heinberg, based on characters from DC and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston.  Cinematography by Matthew Jensen.  Produced by Charles Roven,…

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