Mank (2020)

DAVID FINCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 2020. Netflix. Screenplay by Jack Fincher. Cinematography by Erik Messerschmidt. Produced by Cean Chaffin, Eric Roth, Douglas Urbanski. Music by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross. Production Design by Donald Graham Burt. Costume Design by Trish Summerville. Film Editing by Kirk Baxter. Boston Film Critics 2020. National Society…

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Jimmy P. (2013)

ARNAUD DESPLECHIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Jimmy P.:  Psychotherapy Of a Plains Indian France/USA, 2013.  Why Not Productions, Orange Studio, France 2 Cinema, Hérodiade, Le Pacte, Canal+, Cine+, France Televisions, Smuggler Films.  Screenplay by Arnaud Desplechin, Kent Jones, Julie Peyr.  Cinematography by Stephane Fontaine.  Produced by Pascal Caucheteux, Jennifer Roth, Gregoire Sorlat.  Music by Mike Kourtzer, Howard Shore.  Production Design…

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Wide Awake (1998)

M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1998.  Miramax, Woods Entertainment.  Screenplay by M. Night Shyamalan.  Cinematography by Adam Holender.  Produced by Cathy Konrad, Cary Woods.  Music by Edmund Choi, Shok.  Production Design by P. Michael Johnston. Costume Design by Bridget Kelly.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein.   M. Night Shyamalan preceded his mega-successful thriller The Sixth Sense with this tender little tale…

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Running With Scissors

RYAN MURPHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2006.  Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by Ryan Murphy, based on the book Running With Scissors: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs. Cinematography by Christopher Baffa.  Produced by Dede Gardner, Brad Grey, Ryan Murphy, Brad Pitt.  Music by James S. Levine.  Production Design by Richard Sherman.  Costume Design by Lou Eyrich.  Film Editing by Byron Smith.  Golden Globe…

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Lincoln (2012)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2012.  DreamWorks, Twentieth Century Fox, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media, Dune Entertainment, Amblin Entertainment, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Tony Kushner, based on the book by Doris Kearns Goodwin.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design by…

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Strangers With Candy

BB.5 (out of 5) Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello‘s boundary-challenging television show makes it to the big screen in this often hilarious but mostly shallow prequel to the events that take place on the series. Sedaris plays a former prostitute and reformed junkie who returns to high school in an effort to revive her…

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Flags Of Our Fathers (2006)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2006.  DreamWorks, Warner Bros., Amblin Entertainment, Malpaso Productions.  Screenplay by William Broyles Jr., Paul Haggis, based on the book by James Bradley, Ron Powers.  Cinematography by Tom Stern.  Produced by Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Steven Spielberg.  Music by Clint Eastwood.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Deborah Hopper.  Film Editing by Joel…

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Milk (2008)

GUS VAN SANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2008.  Focus Features, Axon Films, Groundswell Productions, Jinks/Cohen Company, Cinema Vehicle Services.  Screenplay by Dustin Lance Black.  Cinematography by Harris Savides.  Produced by Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Bill Groom.  Costume Design by Danny Glicker.  Film Editing by Elliot Graham.  Academy Awards 2008.  American Film Institute 2008.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2008. …

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