Luca (2021)

ENRICO CASAROSA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 2021. Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures. Story by Enrico Casarosa, Jesse Andrews, Simon Stephenson, Screenplay by Jesse Andrews, Mike Jones, story consultants Julie Lynn, Randall Green. Cinematography by David Juan Bianchi, Kim White. Produced by Andrea Warren. Music by Dan Romer. Production Design by Daniela…

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Tesla (2020)

MICHAEL ALMEREYDA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2020. Millennium Media, Passage Pictures, Campbell Grobman Films, Under the Influence Productions, Jeff Rice Films, Intrinsic Value Films, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, SF Films, New York State Governor’s Office for Motion Picture & Television Development, RNG Entertainment. Screenplay by Michael Almereyda. Cinematography by Sean Price Williams….

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Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)

GENNDY TARTAKOVSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2018.  Columbia Pictures, Media Rights Capital, Sony Pictures Animation.  Screenplay by Michael McCullers, Genndy Tartakovsky, based on characters created by Todd Durham.  Produced by Michelle Murdocca.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh, Tiësto.  Production Design by Scott Wills.  Film Editing by Joyce Arrastia. With his daughter’s happiness well secured by her marriage in the previous…

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13 Going On 30 (2004)

GARY WINICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB USA, 2004.  Revolution Studios, Thirteen Productions.  Screenplay by Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa.  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced by Susan Arnold, Gina Matthews, Donna Roth.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Garreth Stover.  Costume Design by Susie DeSanto.  Film Editing by Susan Littenberg.   It’s 1987, and 13 year-old Jenna Rink is desperate to fit in with the cool…

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Igby Goes Down (2002)

BURR STEERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2002.  United Artists, Atlantic Streamline, Crossroads Films, Helkon Media. Screenplay by Burr Steers.  Cinematography by Wedigo von Schultzendorff. Produced by Lisa Tornell, Marco Weber.  Music by Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson. Costume Design by Sarah Edwards.  Film Editing by William M. Anderson, Padraic McKinley.   Kieran Culkin gives a fine performance as Igby,…

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Trust The Man (2005)

BART FREUNDLICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 2005.  Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Major Studio Partners, Process Media, Trust the Man LLC.  Screenplay by Bart Freundlich. Cinematography by Tim Orr.  Produced by Bart Freundlich, Sidney Kimmel, Tim Perell.  Music by Clint Mansell.  Production Design by Kevin Thompson.  Costume Design by Michael Clancy.  Film Editing by John Gilroy.   The ups and downs of…

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Away We Go (2009)

SAM MENDES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2009.  Focus Features, Edward Saxon Productions, Big Beach Films, Neal Street Productions, Twins Financing.  Screenplay by Dave Eggers, Vendela Vida.  Cinematography by Ellen Kuras.  Produced by Peter Saraf, Edward Saxon, Marc Turtletaub.  Music by Alexi Murdoch.  Production Design by Jess Gonchor.  Costume Design by John Dunn.  Film Editing by Sarah Flack. Maya Rudolph and John Krasinski are…

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Going The Distance (2010)

NANETTE BURSTEIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. USA, 2010.  New Line Cinema, Offspring Entertainment.  Screenplay by Geoff LaTulippe.  Cinematography by Eric Steelberg.  Produced by Jennifer Gibgot, Garrett Grant, Adam Shankman.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Kevin Kavanaugh.  Costume Design by Catherine Marie Thomas.  Film Editing by Peter Teschner.   Surprisingly charming romantic comedy that aims to step outside the usual boundaries of…

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Stephanie Daley (2006)

HILARY BROUGHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2006.   RedBone Films, Silverwood Films.   Screenplay by Hilary Brougher.   Cinematography by David Rush Morrison.   Produced by Sean Costello, Samara Koffler, Jen Roskind, Lynette Howell Taylor.   Music by David Mansfield.   Production Design by Sharon Lomofsky.   Costume Design by Kurt and Bart.   Film Editing by Keith Reamer.  Tilda…

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Three Kings (1999)

DAVID O. RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA/Australia, 1999.   Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Village-A.M. Partnership, Coast Ridge, Atlas Entertainment, Junger Witt Productions.   Story by John Ridley, Screenplay by David O. Russell.   Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.   Produced by Paul Junger Witt, Edward McDonnell, Charles Roven.   Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Catherine…

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