Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

LUC BESSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   France/China/Belgium/Germany/United Arab Emirates/USA/United Kingdom/Canada, 2017.  EuropaCorpm, Fundamental Films, Grive Productions, Gulf Film, Novo Pictures, Orange Studio, River Road Entertainment, TF1 Films Production, Universum Film.  Screenplay by Luc Besson, based on the comic book series Valerian and Laureline by Pierre Christin, Jean-Claude Mezieres.  Cinematography by Thierry Arbogast.  Produced by Luc Besson, Virginie Besson-Silla.  Music by…

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Atomic Blonde (2017)

DAVID LEITCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Germany/Sweden/USA, 2017.   87Eleven, Closed On Mondays Entertainment, Denver and Delilah Productions, Film i Vast, T.G.I.M. Films.  Screenplay by Kurt Johnstad, based on the Oni Press graphic novel series The Coldest City by Antony Johnston, Sam Hart.  Cinematography by Jonathan Sela.  Produced by A.J. Dix, Eric Gitter, Beth Kono, Kelly McCormick, Peter…

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Kong: Skull Island (2017)

JORDAN VOGT-ROBERTS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2017.  Legendary Entertainment, Tencent Pictures, Warner Bros..  Story by John Gatins, Screenplay by Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein, Derek Connolly.  Cinematography by Larry Fong.  Produced by Alex Garcia, Jon Jashni, Mary Parent, Thomas Tull.  Music by Henry Jackman.  Production Design by Stefan Dechant.  Costume Design by Mary E. Vogt.  Film Editing by Richard Pearson.  Academy Awards 2017….

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Patriots Day (2016)

PETER BERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2016.  Bluegrass Films, CBS Films, Closest To The Hole Productions, Hutch Parker Entertainment, TIK Films.  Story by Peter Berg, Matt Cook, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, Screenplay by Peter Berg, Matt Cook, Joshua Zetumer.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Dorothy Aufiero, Dylan Clark, Stephen Levinson, Hutch Parker, Michael Radutzky, Scott Stuber,…

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Speed Racer (2008)

LILLY WACHOWSKI, LANA WACHOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Australia/Germany, 2008.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Silver Pictures, Anarchos Productions, Velocity Productions, Studio Babelsberg.  Screenplay by Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, based on the animated series by Tatsuo Yoshida.  Cinematography by David Tattersall.  Produced by Grant Hill, Joel Silver, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by Owen…

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Trumbo (2015)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2015.  Bleecker Street Films, ShivHans Pictures, Groundswell Productions.  Screenplay by John McNamara, based on the book Dalton Trumbo by Bruce Cook.  Cinematography by Jim Denault.  Produced by Kevin Kelly Brown, Monica Levinson, Michael London, Nimitt Mankad, John McNamara, Shivani Rawat, Janice Williams.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Mark Ricker.  Costume Design by…

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Storytelling (2001)

TODD SOLONDZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2001.  New Line Cinema, Killer Films, Good Machine.  Screenplay by Todd Solondz.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Ted Hope, Christine Vachon.  Music by Nathan Larson.  Production Design by James Chinlund.  Costume Design by John A. Dunn.  Film Editing by Alan Oxman. Todd Solondz follows two exceptionally good features with a rare misfire, a dull and…

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One Night At McCool’s (2001)

HARALD ZWART Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2001.  October Films, Furthur Films.  Screenplay by Stan Seidel.  Cinematography by Karl Walter Lindenlaub.  Produced by Michael Douglas, Allison Lyon Segan.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Jon Gary Steele.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Bruce Cannon.   Liv Tyler gives a sexy performance in the best tradition of film noir goddesses as a…

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The Monuments Men (2014)

GEORGE CLOONEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Germany, 2014.  Columbia Pictures, Fox 2000 Pictures, Smokehouse Pictures, Obelisk Productions, Studio Babelsberg.  Screenplay by George Clooney, Grant Heslov, based on the book by Robert M. Edsel, Bret Witter. Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by George Clooney, Grant Heslov.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by James D. Bissell.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing…

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The Jungle Book 2 (2003)

STEVE TRENBIRTH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Australia, 2003.  Disney Television Animation, Disneytoon Studios, Walt Disney Animation Australia, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Karl Geurs, additional material by Carter Crocker, Evan Spiliotopoulos, David Reynolds, Roger S.H. Schulman, Tom Rogers, based on characters created by Rudyard Kipling.  Produced by Mary Thorne.  Music by Joel McNeely.  Production Design by Michael Peraza Jr..  Film Editing…

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Evan Almighty (2007)

TOM SHADYAC Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2007.  Universal Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Relativity Media, Shady Acres Entertainment, Original Film.  Story by Steve Oedekerk, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow, Screenplay by Steve Koren, Mark O’Keefe, based on characters created by Steve Koren, Mark O’Keefe.  Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Michael Bostick, Neal H. Moritz, Tom Shadyac.  Music…

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Punchline (1988)

DAVID SELTZER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1988.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Fogwood, IndieProd Company Productions.  Screenplay by David Seltzer.  Cinematography by Reynaldo Villalobos.  Produced by Daniel Melnick, Michael I. Rachmil.  Music by Charles Gross.  Production Design by Jackson De Govia.  Costume Design by Aggie Lyon, Dan Moore.  Film Editing by Bruce Green.   Sally Field gives a spirited performance as a bored housewife who realizes…

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