The Mechanic (2011)

SIMON WEST Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 2011. CBS Films, Millennium Films, Chartoff-Winkler Productions, Nu Image Entertainment GmbH, Scared Productions. Story by Lewis John Carlino, Screenplay by Richard Wenk, Lewis John Carlino. Cinematography by Eric Schmidt. Produced by Rene Besson, William Chartoff, David Winkler. Music by Mark Isham. Production Design by Richard Lassalle….

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First Man (2018)

DAMIEN CHAZELLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA/Japan, 2018.  Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Perfect World Pictures, Temple Hill Entertainment, Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, Dentsu, Fuji Television Network.  Screenplay by Josh Singer, based on the book by James R. Hansen.  Cinematography by Linus Sandgren.  Produced by Marty Bowen, Damien Chazelle, Wyck Godfrey, Isaac Klausner.  Music by Justin Hurwitz.  Production Design…

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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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Live By Night (2016)

BEN AFFLECK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  Appian Way, Pearl Street Films, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Warner Bros., iMint Media.  Screenplay by Ben Affleck, based on the novel by Dennis Lehane.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Jennifer Todd.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Jess Gonchor.  Costume Design by Jacqueline West.  Film Editing by William…

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The Program (2015)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/France, 2015.  Anton Capital Entertainment, StudioCanal, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by John Hodge, based on the book by David Walsh.  Cinematography by Danny Cohen.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Tracey Seaward, Kate Solomon.  Music by Alex Heffes.  Production Design by Alan MacDonald.  Costume Design by Jane Petrie.  Film Editing by Valerio Bonelli.  Toronto International…

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99 Homes (2014)

RAMIN BAHRANI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2014.  Broad Green Pictures, Hyde Park Entertainment, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, Noruz Films.  Story by Ramin Bahrani, Bahareh Azimi, Screenplay by Ramin Bahrani, Amir Naderi.  Cinematography by Bobby Bukowski.  Produced by Ashok Amritraj, Ramin Bahrani, Andrew Garfield, Justin Nappi, Kevin Turen.  Music by Antony Partos, Matteo Zingales.  Production Design by Alex DiGerlando.  Costume Design by…

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Wild (2014)

JEAN-MARC VALLEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  Bob Industries, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Pacific Standard.  Screenplay by Nick Hornby, based on the memoir Wild: From Lost To Found On the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed.  Cinematography by Yves Belanger.  Produced by Bruna Papandrea, Bill Pohlad, Reese Witherspoon.  Production Design by John Paino.  Costume Design by Melissa Bruning.  Film Editing by…

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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

MATT REEVES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2014.  Chernin Entertainment, Ingenious Media, Soho VFX, TSG Entertainment.  Screenplay by Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, based on characters created by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, from the novel La Planete des Singes by Pierre Boulle.  Cinematography by Michael Seresin.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design…

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Where The Heart Is (2000)

MATT WILLIAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2000.  Twentieth Century Fox, Wind Dancer Productions.  Screenplay by Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, based on the novel by Billie Letts.  Cinematography by Richard Greatrex. Produced by Susan Cartsonis, David McFadzean, Patricia Whitcher, Matt Williams.  Music by Mason Daring.  Production Design by Paul Peters.  Costume Design by Melinda Eshelman.  Film Editing by Ian Crafford.   Natalie Portman plays a…

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The Campaign (2012)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.5.  USA, 2012.  Warner Bros., Gary Sanchez Productions, Everyman Pictures, Location Gourmet, Reel Chefs Catering.  Story by Adam McKay, Chris Henchy, Shawn Harwell, Screenplay by Chris Henchy, Shawn Harwell.  Cinematography by Jim Denault.  Produced by Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Adam McKay, Jay Roach.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Daniel Orlandi.  Film…

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12 Years A Slave (2013)

STEVE McQUEEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2013.  Regency Enterprises, River Road Entertainment, Plan B Entertainment, New Regency Pictures, Film4, Summit Entertainment.  Screenplay by John Ridley, based on the book Twelve Years A Slave by Solomon Northup.  Cinematography by Sean Bobbitt.  Produced by Dede Gardner, Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Brad Pitt,Bill Pohlad.  Music…

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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

JEAN-MARC VALLEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2013.  Truth Entertainment, Voltage Pictures, r2 films, Evolution Independent, CE, RainMaker Films.  Screenplay by Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack.  Cinematography by Yves Belanger.  Produced by Robbie Brenner, Rachel Winter.  Production Design by John Paino.  Costume Design by Kurt and Bart.  Film Editing by Martin Pensa, Jean-Marc Vallee.  Academy Awards 2013.  Golden Globe Awards 2013. Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey)…

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