The Trial Of The Chicago 7 (2020)

AARON SORKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA/United Kingdom/India, 2020. Dreamworks Pictures, Amblin Partners, Aperture Media Partners, CAA Media Finance, Cross Creek Pictures, Double Infinity Productions, MadRiver Pictures, Marc Platt Productions, Paramount Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, Rocket Science, ShivHans Pictures. Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin. Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael. Produced by Stuart M. Besser, Marc Platt,…

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Knives Out (2019)

RIAN JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2019.  Lionsgate, Media Rights Capital, T-Street.  Screenplay by Rian Johnson.  Cinematography by Steve Yedlin.  Produced by Ram Bergman, Rian Johnson.  Music by Nathan Johnson.  Production Design by David Crank.  Costume Design by Jenny Eagan.  Film Editing by Bob Ducsay.   A famous mystery author (Christopher Plummer) who…

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Beethoven (1992)

BRIAN LEVANT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1992.  Universal Pictures, Northern Lights Entertainment.  Screenplay by John Hughes, Amy Holden Jones.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Michael C. Gross, Joe Medjuck.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Alex Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by William D. Gordean,…

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

RIAN JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2017.  Lucasfilm, Ram Bergman Productions, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Rian Johnson, based on characters created by George Lucas.  Cinematography by Steve Yedlin.  Produced by Ram Bergman, Kathleen Kennedy.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Heinrichs.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Bob Ducsay.   We last left our heroine Rey (Daisy Ridley)…

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The Wind Rises (2013)

HAYAO MIYAZAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Kaze Tachinu Japan, 2013.  Studio Ghibli, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, KDDI Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Nippon Television Network, Toho Company.  Screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki, based on his comic.  Produced by Toshio Suzuki.  Music by Joe Hisaishi.  Production Design by Yoji Takeshige.   Animation becomes poetry as Hayao Miyazaki makes…

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500 Days Of Summer (2009)

MARC WEBB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB USA, 2009.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Watermark, Dune Entertainment III.  Screenplay by Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber.  Cinematography by Eric Steelberg.  Produced by Mason Novick, Jessica Tuchinsky, Mark Waters, Steven J. Wolfe.  Music by Mychael Danna, Rob Simonsen.  Production Design by Laura Fox.  Costume Design by Hope Hanafin.  Film Editing by Alan Edward Bell.   Joseph Gordon-Levitt is thoroughly smitten…

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G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra (2009)

STEPHEN SOMMERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2009.  Paramount Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Hasbro, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Digital Image Associates. Story by Michael Gordon, Stuart Beattie, Stephen Sommers, Screenplay by Stuart Beattie, David Elliot, Paul Lovett.  Cinematography by Mitchell Amundsen.  Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Bob Ducsay, Brian Goldner.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Ed Verreaux.  Costume Design by…

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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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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.    USA/United Kingdom, 2012.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, DC Entertainment, Syncopy, DC Comics.  Story by David S. Goyer, Christopher Nolan, Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan, based on characters created by Bob Kane.  Cinematography by Wally Pfister.  Produced by Christopher Nolan, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley, Kevin Kavanaugh.  Costume…

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Inception (2010)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA/United Kingdom, 2010.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Syncopy.  Screenplay by Christopher Nolan.  Cinematography by Wally Pfister.  Produced by Christopher Nolan, Kanjiro Sakura, Yoshikuni Taki, Emma Thomas.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Guy Hendrix Dyas.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Lee Smith.   Leonardo DiCaprio works in the highly odd business of invading people’s…

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Along For The Ride (2000)

JOHN KAYE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB Alternate title:  Forever Lulu Germany/USA, 2000.  Cinelulu Internationale Filmproduktiongesellshaft mbH and Co. 1 Beteilegung KG, Cinerenta Medienbeteiligungs KG, Green Moon Productions, Loving Lulu Productions Inc..  Screenplay by John Kaye.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by Boaz Davidson, Abra Edelman, Diane Isaacs, John Thompson.  Music by Serge Colbert.  Production Design by Stephen J. Lineweaver.  Costume Design by Elsa Zamparelli.  Film…

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10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

GIL JUNGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5 USA, 1999.  Touchstone Pictures, Mad Chance, Jaret Entertainment.  Screenplay by Karen McCullah, Kirsten Smith, based on the play The Taming Of The Shrew by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Mark Irwin.  Produced by Andrew Lazar.  Music by Richard Gibbs.  Production Design by Carol Winstead Wood.  Costume Design by Kimberly A. Tillman.  Film Editing by O. Nicholas Brown.  …

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