Cry The Beloved Country (1995)

DARRELL ROODT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  South Africa/USA, 1995.  Alpine Pty Limited, Distant Horizon, Miramax, Videovision Entertainment.  Screenplay by  Ronald Harwood, based on the novel by Alan Paton.  Cinematography by Paul Gilpin.  Produced by Anant Singh, Harry Alan Towers.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by David Barkham.  Costume Design by Ruy Filipe. …

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Teenage Kicks (2016)

CRAIG BOREHAM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  Australia, 2016.  Azure Productions.  Screenplay by Craig Boreham.  Cinematography by Bonnie Elliott.  Produced by Annmaree Bell.  Music by David Barber.  Production Design by Virginia Mesiti.  Costume Design by Kitty Taube.  Film Editing by Adrian Chiarella.  Miklos is a distraught teen at odds with his family and with…

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Gods Of Egypt (2016)

ALEX PROYAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Australia, 2016.  Pyramania, Summit Entertainment, Mystery Clock Cinema, TIK Films, Thunder Road Pictures.  Screenplay by Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by Basil Iwanyk, Alex Proyas.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Production Design by Owen Paterson.  Costume Design by Liz Keogh.  Film Editing by Richard Learoyd.   This one’s the Battlefield Earth of Egypt movies, a film…

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Superman Returns (2006)

BRYAN SINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2006.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Peters Entertainment, Bad Hat Harry Productions, DC Comics.  Story by Bryan Singer, Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, Screenplay by Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, based on characters created by Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster.  Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.  Produced by Gilbert Adler, Lorne Orleans, Jon Peters,Bryan Singer.  Music by John…

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Bring It On (2000)

PEYTON REED Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2000.  Beacon Communications, Beacon Pictures. Screenplay by Jessica Bendinger.  Cinematography by Shawn Maurer.  Produced by Marc Abraham, Thomas A. Bliss.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Sharon Lomofsky.  Costume Design by Mary Jane Fort.  Film Editing by Larry Bock.   Kirsten Dunst gives a charming performance as a suburban high-schooler who has recently been…

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Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (2004)

ADAM McKAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2004.  DreamWorks, Apatow Productions, Herzog-Cowen Entertainment.  Screenplay by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay.  Cinematography by Thomas E. Ackerman.  Produced by Judd Apatow.  Music by Alex Wurman.  Production Design by Clayton Hartley.  Costume Design by Debra McGuire.  Film Editing by Brent White.   The makeover that the information world received when women broke through barriers and became news…

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Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby (2006)

ADAM McKAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2006.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Relativity Media, Apatow Productions, Mosaic Media Group, GH One.  Screenplay by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Jimmy Miller.  Music by Alex Wurman.  Production Design by Clayton Hartley.  Costume Design by Susan Matheson.  Film Editing by Brent White. Sweet, goofy hick Will Ferrell was abandoned…

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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

JAKE KASDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2007.  Apatow Productions, Columbia Pictures Corporation, GH Three, Nominated Films, Relativity Media.  Screenplay by Judd Apatow, Jake Kasdan.  Cinematography by Uta Briesewitz.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Jake Kasdan, Clayton Townsend.  Music by Michael Andrews.  Production Design by Jefferson Sage.  Costume Design by Debra McGuire.  Film Editing by Tara Timpone, Steve Welch.   Towards the end…

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Tsotsi (2005)

GAVIN HOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/South Africa, 2005.  The UK Film & TV Production Company PLC, Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa, The National Film and Video Foundation of SA, Moviworld, Tsotsi Films.  Screenplay by Gavin Hood, based on the novel by Athol Fugard.  Cinematography by Lance Gewer.  Produced by Peter Fudakowski.  Music by Paul Hepker, Mark…

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I Love You, Man (2009)

JOHN HAMBURG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2009.  DreamWorks, De Line Pictures, Bernard Gayle Productions, The Montecito Picture Company.  Story by Larry Levin, Screenplay by John Hamburg, Larry Levin.  Cinematography by Lawrence Sher.  Produced by Donald De Line, John Hamburg.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Andrew Laws.  Costume Design by Leesa Evans.  Film Editing by Allison Jones.   Paul Rudd is…

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Wah-Wah (2005)

RICHARD E. GRANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/France/South Africa, 2005.  Scion Films, Loma Nasha, Reeleyes Film, Wah Film Productions Ltd..  Screenplay by Richard E. Grant.  Cinematography by Pierre Aim.  Produced by Jeff Abberley, Pierre Kubel, Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production Design by Gary Williamson.  Costume Design by Sheena Napier.  Film Editing by Isabelle Dedieu.   Richard E. Grant writes and…

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I Dreamed Of Africa (2000)

HUGH HUDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2000.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Jaffilms.  Screenplay by Paula Milne, Susan Shilliday, based on the book by Kuki Gallmann.  Cinematography by Bernard Lutic.  Produced by Stanley R. Jaffe, Allyn Stewart.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Andrew Sanders.  Costume Design by Shirley Russell.  Film Editing by Scott Thomas.   This is an unfortunate waste of good talent. Kim…

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