Bad Education (2019)

CORY FINLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2019. HBO Films, Automatik Entertainment, Sight Unseen Pictures, Slater Hall Pictures. Screenplay by Mike Makowsky, based on the New York Magazine article “The Bad Superintendent” by Robert Kolker. Cinematography by Lyle Vincent. Produced by Fred Berger, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Julia Lebedev, Mike Makowsky, Oren Moverman, Eddie Vaisman….

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Missing Link (2019)

CHRIS BUTLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Canada/USA, 2019.  Laika Entertainment, Digital One, Entertainment One.   Screenplay by Chris Butler.  Cinematography by Chris Peterson.  Produced by Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Nelson Lowry.  Costume Design by Deborah Cook.  Film Editing by Stephen Perkins.  Academy Awards 2019.  Golden Globe Awards…

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Prisoners (2013)

DENIS VILLENEUVE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2013.  Alcon Entertainment, 8:38 Productions, Madhouse Entertainment.  Screenplay by Aaron Guzikowski.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Kira Davis, Broderick Johnson, Adam Kolbrenner, Andrew A. Kosove.  Music by Johann Johannsson.  Production Design by Patrice Vermette.  Costume Design by Renee April.  Film Editing by Joel Cox, Gary…

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The Greatest Showman (2017)

MICHAEL GRACEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   USA, 2017.  Chernin Entertainment, TSG Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Screenplay by Jenny Bicks, Bill Condon.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Laurence Mark, Jenno Topping.  Music by John Debney, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Joseph Trapanese.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Tom Cross, Robert Duffy, Joe Hutshing, Michael…

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Logan (2017)

JAMES MANGOLD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2017.  Donners’ Company, Kinberg Genre, Marvel Entertainment, TSG Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Story by James Mangold, Screenplay by Scott Frank, James Mangold, Michael Green, based on characters created by John Romita Sr., Roy Thomas, Len Wein, Herb Trimpe, Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Simon…

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X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

BRYAN SINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2014.  Twentieth Century Fox, Marvel Entertainment, TSG Entertainment, Bad Hat Harry Productions, Donners’ Company, Ingenious Media, Down Productions. Story by Jane Goldman, Simon Kinberg, Matthew Vaughn, Screenplay by Simon Kinberg.  Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.  Produced by Simon Kinberg, Hutch Parker, Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer.  Music by John Ottman.  Production…

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Van Helsing (2004)

STEPHEN SOMMERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA/Czech Republic, 2004.  Universal Pictures, The Sommers Company, Stillking Films.  Screenplay by Stephen Sommers.   Cinematography by Allen Daviau.  Produced by Bob Ducsay, Stephen Sommers.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Allan Cameron.  Costume Design by Gabriella Pescucci.  Film Editing by Bob Ducsay, Kelly Matsumoto, Jim May.   Combining all the classic horror stories and…

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X-Men 2: X-Men United (2003)

BRYAN SINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  X2 Canada/USA, 2003.  Twentieth Century Fox, Marvel Enterprises, Donners’ Company, Bad Hat Harry Productions, XF2 Canada Productions, XM2 Productions.  Story by Zak Penn, David Hayter, Bryan Singer, Screenplay by Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, David Hayter.  Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.  Produced by Lauren Shuler Donner, Ralph Winter.  Music by John…

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X-Men (2000)

BRYAN SINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2000.  Twentieth Century Fox, Marvel Enterprises, Donners’ Company, Bad Hat Harry Productions.  Story by Tom DeSanto, Bryan Singer, Screenplay by David Hayter. Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.  Produced by Lauren Shuler Donner, Ralph Winter.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by John Myhre.  Costume Design by Louise Mingenbach.  Film Editing by Steven Rosenblum,…

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Swordfish (2001)

DOMINIC SENA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Australia, 2001.  Hollywood Licensing Group, Jonathan Krane Group, NPV Entertainment, Silver Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Skip Woods.  Cinematography by Paul Cameron.  Produced by Jonathan D. Krane, Joel Silver.  Music by Paul Oakenfold, Christopher Young.  Production Design by Jeff Mann.  Costume Design by Ha Nguyen.  Film Editing by Stephen E. Rivkin.   Listless, boring action adventure about…

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X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

BRETT RATNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Canada/USA/United Kingdom, 2006.  Twentieth Century Fox, Marvel Enterprises, Donners’ Company, Ingenious Film Partners, Dune Entertainment, Major Studio Partners, X3 Canada Productions, X3US Productions, XM3 Service, thinkfilm.  Screenplay by Simon Kinberg, Zak Penn.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Avi Arad, Lauren Shuler Donner, Ralph Winter.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Ed Verreaux.  Costume Design…

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The Prestige (2006)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA/United Kingdom, 2006.  Touchstone Pictures, Warner Bros., Newmarket Productions, Syncopy.  Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan, based on the novel by Christopher Priest.  Cinematography by Wally Pfister.  Produced by Christopher Nolan, Aaron Ryder, Emma Thomas.  Music by David Julyan.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley.  Costume Design by Joan Bergin.  Film Editing by Lee Smith.  Academy Awards 2006. …

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