I Don’t Know How She Does It (2011)

DOUGLAS McGRATH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2011.  The Weinstein Company.  Screenplay by Aline Brosh McKenna, based on the novel by Allison Pearson.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Donna Gigliotti.  Music by Aaron Zigman.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film Editing by Camilla Toniolo.   Sarah Jessica Parker is a successful trader at a financial investment firm…

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The Last Days Of Disco (1998)

WHIT STILLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  Castle Rock Entertainment, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Westerly Films.  Screenplay by Whit Stillman.  Cinematography by John Thomas.  Produced by Whit Stillman.  Music by Mark Suozzo.  Production Design by Ginger Tougas.  Costume Design by Sarah Edwards.  Film Editing by Andrew Hafitz, Jay Pires. True to the Whit Stillman mode of filmmaking, this film features young people who…

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Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)

JILL SPRECHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2001.  Stonelock Pictures, Single Cell Pictures, double A Films, Conversation Productions Inc., Echo Lake Entertainment, Entitled Entertainment.  Screenplay by Karen Sprecher, Jill Sprecher.  Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Beni Atoori, Gina Resnick.  Music by Alex Wurman.  Production Design by Mark Ricker.  Costume Design by Kasia Walicka-Maimone.  Film Editing by Stephen Mirrione.  Boston Film Critics…

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How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (2003)

DONALD PETRIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Germany, 2003.  Lynda Obst Productions, MMP Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, Moviemakers Productions, Paramount Pictures, Robert Evans Company, W2 Film Production GmbH.  Screenplay by Kristen Buckley, Brian Regan, Burr Steers, based on the book by Michele Alexander, Jeannie Long.  Cinematography by John Bailey.  Produced by Robert Evans, Lynda Obst, Christine Peters.  Music by David Newman.  Production…

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Romeo Is Bleeding

BB (out of 5) Unattractively violent film has a crooked cop (Gary Oldman) meet his match in a sexy hit woman (Lena Olin). It’s nonsense, and I can hardly remember it because it was too boring to pay attention to. Fans of the cast might want to take a look, but otherwise I don’t think…

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All The President’s Men (1976)

ALAN J. PAKULA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1976.  Warner Bros., Wildwood Enterprises.  Screenplay by William Goldman, based on the book by Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Walter Coblenz.  Music by David Shire.  Production Design by George Jenkins.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Robert L. Wolfe.  Academy Awards 1976.  Golden Globe Awards 1976.  National Board of…

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Out Of Time

CARL FRANKLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2003.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Original Film, Monarch Pictures.  Screenplay by David Collard.  Cinematography by Theo van de Sande.  Produced by Neal H. Moritz, Jesse Beaton.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Paul Peters.  Costume Design by Sharen Davis.  Film Editing by Carole Kravetz Aykanian. Toronto International Film Festival 2003.   Denzel Washington is excellent as…

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Malcolm X (1992)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/Japan, 1992.  Largo International N.V., JVC Entertainment Networks, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks.  Screenplay by Arnold Perl, Spike Lee, based on the book The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X, Alex Haley.  Cinematography by Ernest R. Dickerson.  Produced by Spike Lee, Ahmed Murad, Marvin Worth.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume…

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Vanilla Sky

CAMERON CROWE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2001.  Paramount Pictures, Cruise/Wagner Productions, Vinyl Films, Sogecine, Summit Entertainment, Artisan Entertainment.  Screenplay by Cameron Crowe, based on the film Abre Los Ojos by Alejandro Amenabar, Mateo Gil.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Cameron Crowe, Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner.  Music by Nancy Wilson.  Production Design by Catherine Hardwicke.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing…

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