Rock Of Ages (2012)

ADAM SHANKMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.    USA, 2012.  New Line Cinema, Corner Store Entertainment, Material Pictures, Offspring Entertainment.   Screenplay by Justin Theroux, Chris D’Arienzo, Allan Loeb, based on the musical by Chris D’Arienzo.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.  Produced by Jennifer Gibgot, Garrett Grant, Carl Levin, Tobey Maguire, Scott Prisand, Matt Weaver.  Music…

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The House With A Clock In Its Walls (2018)

ELI ROTH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA, 2018.  Amblin Entertainment, Mythology Entertainment.  Screenplay by Eric Kripke, based on the novel by John Bellairs.  Cinematography by Rogier Stoffers.  Produced by Bradley J. Fischer, Eric Kripke, James Vanderbilt.  Music by Nathan Barr.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Andrew S. Eisen, Fred Raskin.   A boy who…

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Need For Speed (2014)

SCOTT WAUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB. USA/India/United Kingdom/France/Philippines, 2014.  DreamWorks, Reliance Entertainment, Bandito Brothers.  Story by George Gatins, John Gatins, Screenplay by George Gatins.  Cinematography by Shane Hurlbut.  Produced by John Gatins, Patrick O’Brien, Mark Sourian.  Music by Nathan Furst.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Paul Rubell, Scott Waugh.  After an illegal race…

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The Mummy (2017)

ALEX KURTZMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2017.  Universal Pictures, Dark Universe, Dentsu, Perfect World Pictures (Beijing), Sean Daniel Company, Secret Hideout.  Screen story by Jon Spaihts, Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet, Screenplay by David Koepp, Christopher McQuarrie, Dylan Kussman.  Cinematography by Ben Seresin.  Produced by Sarah Bradshaw, Sean Daniel, Alex Kurtzman, Chris Morgan.  Music by Brian Tyler.  Production Design by…

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Unbroken (2014)

ANGELINA JOLIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.   USA, 2014.  3 Arts Entertainment, Jolie Pas, Legendary Entertainment.  Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Richard LaGravenese, William Nicholson, based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Matthew Baer, Angelina Jolie, Erwin Stoff, Clayton Townsend.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing…

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The Hotel New Hampshire (1984)

TONY RICHARDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  United Kingdom/Canada/USA, 1984.  Woodfall Film Productions, Filmline Productions, Producers Circle.  Screenplay by Tony Richardson, based on the novel by John Irving. Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Neil Hartley, Pieter Kroonenburg, David J. Patterson.  Production Design by Jocelyn Herbert.  Costume Design by Jocelyn Herbert.  Film Editing by Robert K. Lambert. Further proof, after The…

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The Horse Whisperer (1998)

ROBERT REDFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1998.  Touchstone Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises.  Screenplay by Eric Roth, Richard LaGravenese, based on the novel by Nick Evans.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Patrick Markey, Robert Redford.  Music by Thomas Newman, Gwil Owen.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Judy L. Ruskin.  Film Editing by Hank Corwin, Freeman A….

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Quiz Show (1994)

ROBERT REDFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1994.  Baltimore Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises.  Screenplay by Paul Attanasio, based on the book Remembering America: A Voice From The Sixties by Richard N. Goodwin.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.   Produced by Michael Jacobs, Julian Krainin, Michael Nozik, Robert Redford. Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Kathy O’Rear.  Film…

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A River Runs Through It (1992)

ROBERT REDFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1992.  Allied Filmmakers, Wildwood Enterprises.  Screenplay by Richard Friedenberg, based on the story by Norman Maclean.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Patrick Markey, Amalia Mato, Robert Redford.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Kathy O’Rear, Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Robert Estrin, Lynzee Klingman.   Poetic and touching, this…

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Something’s Gotta Give (2003)

NANCY MEYERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2003.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Warner Bros., Waverly Films.  Screenplay by Nancy Meyers.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Bruce A. Block.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Suzanne McCabe.  Film Editing by Joe Hutshing.  Academy Awards 2003.  Golden Globe Awards 2003. Screen Actors Guild Awards 2003.   Jack Nicholson is vacationing with much…

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It’s Complicated (2009)

NANCY MEYERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2009.  Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Waverly Films, Scott Rudin Productions, Dentsu.  Screenplay by Nancy Meyers.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Nancy Meyers, Scott Rudin.  Music by Heitor Pereira, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Sonia Grande.  Film Editing by Joe Hutshing, David Moritz.  Golden Globe Awards 2009.  National Board of Review Awards…

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What Women Want (2000)

NANCY MEYERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2000.  Paramount Pictures, Icon Entertainment International, Wind Dancer Productions, Centropolis Entertainment.  Story by Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa, Diane Drake, Screenplay by Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa.  Cinematography by Dean Cundey.  Produced by Susan Cartsonis, Bruce Davey, Gina Matthews, Nancy Meyers, Matt Williams.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film…

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