Tenet (2020)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2020.  Syncopy, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Christopher Nolan.  Cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema.  Produced by Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas.  Music by Ludwig Göransson.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.   Film Editing by Jennifer Lame.  North Carolina Film Critics Awards 2020.   John…

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Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)

CHRISTOPHER McQUARRIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.    USA, 2018.  Bad Robot, Paramount Pictures,  Skydance Media, TC Productions. Screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie, based on the television series created by Bruce Geller.  Cinematography by Rob Hardy.  Produced by J.J. Abrams, Raphael Benoliel, Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, Jake Myers.  Music by Lorne Balfe.  Production Design by Peter Wenham.  Costume Design by Jeffrey…

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Dunkirk (2017)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   United Kingdom/Netherlands/France/USA, 2017.  Syncopy, Warner Bros., Dombey Street Productions, Kaap Holland Film,  Canal+, Cine+, RatPac-Dune Entertainment.  Screenplay by Christopher Nolan.  Cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema.  Produced by Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Lee Smith.  Academy Awards 2017.  AFI Awards 2017.  Boston Film…

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Ghostbusters (2016)

PAUL FEIG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2016.  Columbia Pictures, LStar Capital, Village Roadshow Pictures, Pascal Pictures, Feigco Entertainment, Ghostcorps, The Montecito Picture Company.  Screenplay by Katie Dippold, Paul Feig, based on the 1984 film directed by Ivan Reitman, written by Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Amy Pascal, Ivan Reitman.  Music by…

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Beautiful Creatures (2013)

RICHARD LaGRAVENESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2013.  Alcon Entertainment, Belle Pictures, Warner Bros. Entertainment.  Screenplay by Richard LaGravenese, based on the novel by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Broderick Johnson, Andrew A. Kosove, Molly Smith, Erwin Stoff, David Valdes.  Music by Thenewno2.  Production Design by Richard Sherman.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing…

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Tomorrowland (2015)

BRAD BIRD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   USA/Spain, 2015.  Walt Disney Pictures, A113, Babieka.  Story by Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird, Jeff Jensen, Screenplay by Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird.  Cinematography by Claudio Miranda.  Produced by Brad Bird, Jeffrey Chernov, Damon Lindelof.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by Scott Chambliss.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Walter Murch, Craig Wood.  Washington Film Critics Awards…

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What’s The Worst That Could Happen? (2001)

SAM WEISMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2001.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Turman/Morrissey Company, Hyde Park Entertainment.  Screenplay by Matthew Chapman, based on the novel by Donald E. Westlake.  Cinematography by Anastas N. Michos.  Produced by Ashok Amritraj, Wendy Dytman.  Music by Tyler Bates.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Garth Craven, Nick Moore.   A Donald E. Westlake novel has once…

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Inception (2010)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA/United Kingdom, 2010.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Syncopy.  Screenplay by Christopher Nolan.  Cinematography by Wally Pfister.  Produced by Christopher Nolan, Kanjiro Sakura, Yoshikuni Taki, Emma Thomas.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Guy Hendrix Dyas.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Lee Smith.  Academy Awards 2010.  American Film Institute 2010.   Golden Globe Awards 2010.  Las…

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Collateral (2004)

MICHAEL MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2004.  Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, Edge City.  Screenplay by Stuart Beattie.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe, Paul Cameron.  Produced by Michael Mann, Julie Richardson.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by David Wasco.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Jim Miller, Paul Rubell.  Academy Awards 2004.  AFI Awards 2004.    Golden…

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Living Out Loud (1998)

RICHARD LaGRAVENESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1998.  Jersey Films, New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Richard LaGravenese.  Cinematography by John Bailey.  Produced by Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Nelson Coates.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Jon Gregory, Lynzee Klingman.  Toronto International Film Festival 1998. Powerful film inspired by Chekhov stories from…

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In Dreams (1999)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks.  Screenplay by Neil Jordan, Bruce Robinson, based on the novel Doll’s Eyes by Bari Wood.Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Charles Burke, Stephen Woolley.   Music by Elliot Goldenthal.   Production Design by Nigel Phelps.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Tony Lawson.   Very strange nightmare thriller about a…

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Hidalgo

JOE JOHNSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.   Inspired by the supposedly true story of Frank Hopkins (most historians can’t agree on just how much of it is fiction), the famous cowboy who witnessed the massacre at Wounded Knee and later rode with Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley in their Wild West show. When Hopkins’…

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