Moxie (2021)

AMY POEHLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): B USA, 2021. Netflix, Paper Kite Productions. Screenplay by Tamara Chestna, Dylan Meyer, based on the novel by Jennifer Mathieu. Cinematography by Tom Magill. Produced by Kim Lessing, Amy Poehler, Morgan Sackett. Music by Mac McCaughan. Production Design by Erin Magill. Costume Design by Kirston Leigh Mann. Film…

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What’s Your Number (2011)

MARK MYLOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 2011.  New Regency Productions, Contrafilm.  Screenplay by Gabrielle Allan, Jennifer Crittenden, based on the novel by Karyn Bosnak.  Cinematography by James M. Muro.  Produced by Beau Flynn, Tripp Vinson.  Music by Aaron Zigman.  Production Design by Jon Billington.   Costume Design by Amy Westcott.  Film Editing by…

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Loving (2016)

JEFF NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2016.  Raindog Films, Big Beach Films.  Screenplay by Jeff Nichols.  Cinematography by Adam Stone.  Produced by Nancy Buirski, Ged Doherty, Colin Firth, Sarah Green, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub.  Music by David Wingo.  Production Design by Chad Keith.  Costume Design by Erin Benach.  Film Editing by Julie Monroe.  Academy Awards 2016.  Cannes Film Festival Awards 2016.  Golden…

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Midnight Special (2016)

JEFF NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  Warner Bros., RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Faliro House Productions, Tri-State Pictures.  Screenplay by Jeff Nichols.  Cinematography by Adam Stone.  Produced by Sarah Green, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones.  Music by David Wingo.  Production Design by Chad Keith.  Costume Design by Erin Benach.  Film Editing by Julie Monroe.  Berlin Film Festival 2016.   Imagine if the character Michael Shannon played in…

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Danny Collins (2015)

DAN FOGELMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2015.  Big Indie Pictures, ShivHans Pictures.  Screenplay by Dan Fogelman.  Cinematography by Steve Yedlin.  Produced by Nimitt Mankad, Jessie Nelson.  Music by Ryan Adams, Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Dan Bishop.  Film Editing by Julie Monroe.  Golden Globe Awards 2015.   Al Pacino plays a Manilow-esque crooner who hasn’t written a song in decades but…

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Life As A House (2001)

IRWIN WINKLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2001.  Winkler Films.  Screenplay by Mark Andrus.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by J. Dennis Washington.  Costume Design by Molly Maginnis.  Film Editing by Julie Monroe.  Golden Globe Awards 2001.  Screen Actors Guild Awards 2001.   Toronto International Film Festival 2001.   Respectable ensemble drama centering around a dying man…

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De-Lovely (2004)

IRWIN WINKLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2004.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Jay Cocks.  Cinematography by Tony Pierce-Roberts.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Charles Winkler, Irwin Winkler.  Production Design by Eve Stewart.  Costume Design by Janty Yates.  Film Editing by Julie Monroe.  Golden Globe Awards 2004.   It’s post-World War I, and debonair socialite Cole Porter (Kevin Kline) finds himself falling in love with a beautiful…

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At First Sight (1999)

IRWIN WINKLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Steve Levitt, based on the story To See And Not See by Oliver Sacks.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by John Dunn.  Film Editing by Julie Monroe.   Intense drama about Mira Sorvino meeting blind massage therapist Val Kilmer at…

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Lolita (1997)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/France, 1997.  Guild, Lolita Productions, Pathé.  Screenplay by Stephen Schiff, based on the novel Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by Mario Kassar, Joel B. Michaels.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.  Film Editing by David Brenner, Julie Monroe.  National Board of Review Awards 1998.   Vladimir…

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Hanging Up (2000)

DIANE KEATON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Germany, 2000.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Global Entertainment Productions GmbH & Company Medien KG, Laurence Mark Productions, Nora Ephron Productions.  Screenplay by Delia Ephron, Nora Ephron, based on the book by Delia Ephron.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by Nora Ephron, Laurence Mark.  Music by David Hirschfelder.  Production Design by Waldemark Kalinowski.  Costume Design by Bobbie Read.  Film…

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Gigli (2003)

MARTIN BREST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2003.  Revolution Studios, City Light Films, Casey Silver Productions.  Screenplay by Martin Brest.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Martin Brest, Casey Silver.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Gary Frutkoff.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Julie Monroe, Billy Weber.   Ben Affleck plays a gangster who is assigned to watch over a mentally…

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Mud

BBBB (out of 5) Ellis and Neckbone are two Arkansas boys who find a speedboat stuck high atop a tree in a remote marsh and decide to make it their own. When it turns out to already be inhabited by a charismatic drifter (Matthew McConaughey), they are immediately won over by his charm and become…

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