Relic (2020)

NATALIE ERIKA JAMES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Australia/USA, 2020. AGBO, Carver Films, Film Victoria, Nine Stories Productions, Screen Australia. Screenplay by Natalie Erika James, Christian White. Cinematography by Charlie Sarroff. Produced by Jake Gyllenhaal, Riva Marker, Anna McLeish, Sarah Shaw. Music by Brian Reitzell. Production Design by Steven Jones-Evans. Costume Design by Louise…

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The Devil All The Time (2020)

ANTONIO CAMPOS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2020.  Bronx Moving Co., Nine Stories Productions.   Screenplay by Antonio Campos, Paulo Campos, based on the novel by Donald Ray Pollock.   Cinematography by Lol Crawley.   Produced by Max Born, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riva Marker, Randall Poster.  Music by Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans.   Production Design by Craig Lathrop. …

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Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

JON WATTS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2019.  Columbia Pictures, Pascal Pictures, Marvel Studios.  Screenplay by Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko.  Cinematography by Matthew J. Lloyd.  Produced by Kevin Feige, Amy Pascal.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by Claude Pare.  Costume Design by…

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Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)

DAN GILROY Bil’s rating (out of 5): 0.5.  USA, 2019.  Netflix.  Screenplay by Dan Gilroy.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Jennifer Fox.  Music by Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders.  Production Design by Jim Bissell.  Costume Design by Isis Mussenden, Trish Summerville.  Film Editing by John Gilroy.  Dan Gilroy follows the exceptional Nightcrawler and the absorbing…

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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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Wildlife (2018)

PAUL DANO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 2018.  June Pictures, Nine Stories Productions, Sight Unseen Pictures.  Screenplay by Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, based on the book by Richard Ford.  Cinematography by Diego García.  Produced by Paul Dano, Andrew Duncan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riva Marker, Oren Moverman, Ann Ruark, Alex Saks.  Music by David Lang.  Production Design by Akin McKenzie.  Costume Design…

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Okja (2017)

JOON-HO BONG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   South Korea/USA, 2017.  Kate Street Picture Company, Lewis Pictures, Plan B Entertainment.  Story by Joon-ho Bong, Screenplay by Joon-ho Bong, Jon Ronson.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Joon-ho Bong, Dooho Choi, Dede Gardner, Lewis Taewan Kim, Jeremy Kleiner, Ted Sarandos, Woo-sik Seo.  Music by Jaeil Jung.  Production Design by Ha-jun Lee, Kevin Thompson.  Costume Design by Se-yeon Choi, Catherine…

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Life (2017)

DANIEL ESPINOSA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2017.  Columbia Pictures, Skydance Media.  Screenplay by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Bonnie Curtis, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Julie Lynn.  Music by Jon Ekstrand.  Production Design by Nigel Phelps.  Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.  Film Editing by Mary Jo Markey, Frances Parker. The crew aboard an international space station orbiting Earth capture a probe…

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Nocturnal Animals (2016)

TOM FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2016.  Focus Features, Fade To Black Productions, Artina Films, Perfect World Pictures.  Screenplay by Tom Ford, based on the novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Tom Ford, Robert Salerno.  Music by Abel Korzeniowski.  Production Design by Shane Valentino.  Costume Design by Arianne Phillips.  Film Editing by Joan Sobel.  Academy…

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Everest (2015)

BALTASAR KORMAKUR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA/Iceland, 2015.  Working Title Films, RVK Studios, Walden Media, Universal Pictures, Cross Creek Pictures.  Screenplay by William Nicholson, Simon Beaufoy.  Cinematography by Salvatore Totino.  Produced by Nicky Kentish Barnes, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Baltasar Kormakur, Brian Oliver, Tyler Thompson.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Gary Freeman.  Costume Design by Guy Speranza.  Film Editing…

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Nightcrawler (2014)

DAN GILROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 2014.  Bold Films, Nightcrawler.  Screenplay by Dan Gilroy.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Jennifer Fox, Tony Gilroy, Jake Gyllenhaal, David Lancaster, Michel Litvak.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Kevin Kavanaugh.  Costume Design by Amy Westcott.  Film Editing by John Gilroy.  Academy Awards 2014. American Film Institute 2014.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2014.  Dorian Awards…

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City Slickers (1991)

RON UNDERWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1991.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Nelson Entertainment, Face Productions.  Written by Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel.  Cinematography by Dean Semler.  Produced by Irby Smith.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Lawrence G. Paull.  Costume Design by Judy L. Ruskin.  Film Editing by O. Nicholas Brown.   Three stressed out city company men and age-old friends (Billy Crystal, Bruno Kirby,…

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