Dear Evan Hansen (2021)

STEPHEN CHBOSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 2021. Marc Platt Productions, Perfect World Pictures, Universal Pictures. Screenplay by Steven Levenson, based on the musical stage play, music and lyrics by Justin Paul, Benj Pasek, book by Steven Levenson. Cinematography by Brandon Trost. Produced by Marc Platt, Adam Siegel. Music by Benj Pasek, Justin…

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The Glorias (2020)

JULIE TAYMOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 2020. Artemis Rising Foundation, Page Fifty-Four Pictures, The Glorias. Screenplay by Julie Taymor, Sarah Ruhl, based on the book My Life On The Road by Gloria Steinem. Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto. Produced by Lynn Hendee, Alex Saks, Julie Taymor. Music by Elliot Goldenthal. Production Design by…

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Gloria Bell (2018)

SEBASTIAN LELIO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Chile/USA, 2018.  Fabula, FilmNation Entertainment.  Screenplay by Alice Johnson Boher, Sebastian Lelio, based on the story by Gonzalo Maza, screenplay by Sebastián Lelio.  Cinematography by Natasha Braier.  Produced by Juan de Dios Larrain, Pablo Larrain, Sebastián Lelio.  Music by Matthew Herbert.  Production Design by Shannon Walsh.  Costume Design…

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Wonderstruck (2017)

TODD HAYNES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 2017.  Amazon Studios, Cinetic Media, FilmNation Entertainment, Killer Films, Picrow.  Screenplay by Brian Selznick,  based on his book.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Pamela Koffler, John Sloss, Christine Vachon.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Affonso Goncalves.  Cannes Film Festival 2017.  Dorian Awards 2017.  Phoenix Film…

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

MATTHEW VAUGHN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2017.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Marv Films, Shangri-La Entertainment, TSG Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, based on the comic book The Secret Service by Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons.  Cinematography by George Richmond.  Produced by Adam Bohling, David Reid, Matthew Vaughn.  Music by Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson.  Production Design by Darren Gilford.  Costume…

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Maggie’s Plan (2015)

REBECCA MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2015.  Franklin Street, Freedom Media, Hall Monitor, Hyperion Media Group, Locomotive, Rachael Horovitz Productions, Round Films.  Screenplay by Rebecca Miller, based on the story by Karen Rinaldi.  Cinematography by Sam Levy.  Produced by Damon Cardasis, Rachael Horovitz, Rebecca Miller.  Music by Michael Rohatyn.  Production Design by Alexandra Schaller.  Costume Design by Malgosia Turzanska.  Film…

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)

FRANCIS LAWRENCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Germany, 2015.  Color Force, Lionsgate, Studio Babelsberg.  Screenplay by Peter Craig, Danny Strong, adaptation by Suzanne Collins, based on her novel.  Cinematography by Jo Willems.  Produced by Nina Jacobsen, Jon Kilik.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Philip Messina.  Costume Design by Kurt and Bart.  Film Editing by Alan Edward Bell, Mark Yoshikawa….

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)

FRANCIS LAWRENCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2014.  Color Force, Lionsgate.  Screenplay by Peter Craig, Danny Strong, adaptation by Suzanne Collins, based on the novel by Suzanne Collins.  Cinematography by Jo Willems.  Produced by Nina Jacobson, Jon Kilik.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Philip Messina.  Costume Design by Kurt and Bart.  Film Editing by Alan Edward Bell, Mark…

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Maps To The Stars (2014)

DAVID CRONENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Canada/USA/Germany/France, 2014.  Prospero Pictures, Sentient Entertainment, SBS Productions, Integral Film.  Screenplay by Bruce Wagner.  Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky. Produced by Said Ben Said, Martin Kartz, Michel Merkt.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Carol Spier.  Costume Design by Denise Cronenberg.  Film Editing by Ronald Sanders.  Cannes Film Festival 2014.  Golden Globe Awards 2014.  Toronto International Film Festival 2014.   In…

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Still Alice (2014)

RICHARD GLATZER, WASH WESTMORELAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  Lutzus-Brown, Killer Films, BSM Studio, Backup Media, Big Indie Pictures, Shriver Films.  Screenplay by Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland, based on the novel by Lisa Genova.  Cinematography by Denis Lenoir.  Produced by James Brown, Pamela Koffler, Lex Lutzus.  Music by Ilan Eshkeri.  Production Design by Tommaso Ortino.  Costume Design by Stacey Battat.  Film Editing…

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Altman (2014)

RON MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada, 2014.  Sphinx Productions.  Screenplay by Len Blum.  Cinematography by Simon Ennis.  Produced by Ron Mann.  Music by Phil Dwyer, Guido Luciani.  Production Design by Matthew Badiali, Craig Small.  Film Editing by Robert Kennedy. Ron Mann gives a wonderful overview of the career of filmmaker Robert Altman, the American auteur who reached his height at a time…

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What Maisie Knew (2012)

SCOTT McGEHEE, DAVID SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2012.  Red Crown Productions, Weinstock Productions, 10th Hole Productions, KODA Entertainment, 120dB Films, Dreambridge Films, , Image Entertainment.  Screenplay by Nancy Doyne, Carroll Cartwright, based on the novel by Henry James.  Cinematography by Giles Nuttgens.  Produced by Daniel Crown, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, William Teitler, Charles Weinstock.  Music by Nick Urata.  Production Design by Kelly…

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