No Sudden Move (2021)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 2021. HBO Max, Warner Bros., Warner Max. Screenplay by Ed Solomon. Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh. Produced by Casey Silver. Music by David Holmes. Production Design by Hannah Beachler. Costume Design by Marci Rodgers. Film Editing by Steven Soderbergh. Steven Soderbergh is never less entertaining than when he…

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The Report (2019)

SCOTT Z. BURNS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2019.  Topic Studios, Margin of Error, Unbranded Pictures, Vice Media.  Screenplay by Scott Z. Burns.  Cinematography by Eigil Bryld.  Produced by Scott Z. Burns, Jennifer Fox, Danny Gabai, Eddy Moretti, Kerry Orent, Steven Soderbergh, Michael Sugar.  Music by David Wingo.  Production Design by Ethan Tobman. …

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Richard Jewell (2019)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. USA, 2019.  75 Year Plan Productions, Appian Way, Misher Films, The Malpaso Company, Warner Bros.. Screenplay by Billy Ray, based on the article American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell by Marie Brenner and the book The Suspect by Kent Alexander and Kevin Salwen.  Cinematography by Yves…

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Tag (2018)

JEFF TOMSIC Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2018.  Broken Road Productions, New Line Cinema.  Story by Mark Steilen, Screenplay by Rob McKittrick, Mark Steilen, based on the Wall Street Journal article “It Takes Planning, Caution To Avoid Being It” by Russell Adams.  Cinematography by Larry Blanford.  Produced by Todd Garner, Mark Steilen.  Music by Germaine Franco.  Production Design by…

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Baby Driver (2017)

EDGAR WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.    United Kingdom/USA, 2017.  TriStar Pictures, Media Rights Capital, Double Negative, Big Talk Productions, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Edgar Wright.  Cinematography by Bill Pope.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Nira Park.  Music by Steven Price.  Production Design by Marcus Rowland.  Costume Design by Courtney Hoffman.  Film Editing by Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss.  Academy…

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Marjorie Prime (2017)

MICHAEL ALMEREYDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 2017.  Passage Pictures, BB Film Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Almereyda, based on the play by Jordan Harrison.  Cinematography by Sean Price Williams.  Produced by Michael Almereyda, Uri Singer.  Music by Mica Levi.  Production Design by Javiera Varas.  Costume Design by Kama K. Royz.  Film Editing by Kathryn J. Schubert.  Gotham Awards 2017.  Independent Spirit Awards 2017. An elderly woman…

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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

MANDIE FLETCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2016.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, British Film Company.  Screenplay by Jennifer Saunders.  Cinematography by Chris Goodger.  Produced by Damian Jones, Jon Plowman.  Music by Jake Monaco.  Production Design by Harry Banks.  Costume Design by Rebecca Hale.  Film Editing by Anthony Boys, Gavin Buckley, Billy Sneddon.  Dorian Awards 2016.  They smoke too much, they drink too…

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Friends With Kids (2011)

JENNIFER WESTFELDT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2011.  Red Granite Pictures, Points West Pictures, Locomotive.  Screenplay by Jennifer Westfeldt.  Cinematography by William Rexer.  Produced by Joshua Astrachan, Riza Aziz, Jon Hamm, Jake Kasdan, Joey McFarland, Jennifer Westfeldt.  Music by The 88, Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by Ray Kluga.  Costume Design by Melissa Bruning.  Film Editing by Tara Timpone.  Toronto International Film Festival 2011.   Ten years after…

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We Were Soldiers (2002)

RANDALL WALLACE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Germany, 2002.  Icon Entertainment International, Motion Picture Production GmbH & Co. Erste KG, Wheelhouse Entertainment.  Screenplay by Randall Wallace, based on the book We Were Soldiers Once…And Young by Harold G. Moore, Joseph L. Galloway.  Cinematography by Dean Semler.  Produced by Bruce Davey, Stephen McEveety, Randall Wallace.  Music by Nick Glennie-Smith. Production Design by Thomas…

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Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)

CHARLES HERMAN-WURMFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB. USA, 2001.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Brad Zions Films, Eden Wurmfeld Films, Cineric, Michael Alden Productions.  Screenplay by Heather Juergensen, Jennifer Westfeldt.  Cinematography by Lawrence Sher.  Produced by Eden Wurmfeld, Brad Zions.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by Charlotte Bourke.  Costume Design by Melissa Bruning.  Film Editing by Kristy Jacobs Maslin, Greg Tillman.  Toronto International Film…

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The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)

SCOTT DERRICKSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Canada, 2008.  Twentieth Century Fox, 3 Arts Entertainment, Dune Entertainment III, Earth Canada Productions, Hammerhead Productions.  Screenplay by David Scarpa, based on the screenplay by Edmund H. North.  Cinematography by David Tattersall.  Produced by Paul Harris Boardman, Gregory Goodman, Erwin Stoff.  Music by Tyler Bates.  Production Design by David Brisbin.  Costume Design by Tish Monaghan.  Film Editing by…

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Howl (2010)

JEFFREY FRIEDMAN, ROB EPSTEIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 2010.  Werc Werk Works, Telling Pictures, RabbitBandini Productions, Radiant Cool.  Screenplay by Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman. Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, Elizabeth Redleaf, Christine K. Walker.   Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Therese DePrez.  Costume Design by Kurt and Bart.  Film Editing by Jake Pushinsky.  Berlin…

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