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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Outside In (2017)

LYNN SHELTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2017. Duplass Brothers Productions. Screenplay by Lynn Shelton, Jay Duplass. Cinematography by Nathan M. Miller. Produced by Mel Eslyn, Lacey Leavitt. Music by Andrew Bird. Production Design by John Lavin. Costume Design by Ronald Leamon. Film Editing by Celia Beasley. The late, great Lynn Shelton goes…

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Booksmart (2019)

OLIVIA WILDE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 2019.  Annapurna Pictures, Gloria Sanchez Productions.  Screenplay by Susanna Fogel, Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Katie Silberman.  Cinematography by Jason McCormick.  Produced by Chelsea Barnard, David Distenfeld, Jessica Elbaum, Megan Ellison, Katie Silberman.  Music by Dan Nakamura.  Production Design by Katie Byron.   Costume Design by April Napier. …

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Beautiful Boy (2018)

FELIX VAN GROENINGEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA, 2018.  Amazon Studios, Big Indie Pictures, Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by Luke Davies, Felix van Groeningen, based on the book Beautiful Boy by David Sheff and Tweak by Nic Sheff.  Cinematography by Ruben Impens.  Produced by Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Brad Pitt.  Music by Gabe Hilfer.  Production Design by Ethan Tobman.   Costume…

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Detroit (2017)

KATHRYN BIGELOW Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2017.  Annapurna Pictures, First Light Production, Page 1.  Screenplay by Mark Boal.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Matthew Budman, Megan Ellison, Colin Wilson.   Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Jeremy Hindle.  Costume Design by Francine Jamison-Tanchuck.  Film Editing by William Goldenberg, Harry Yoon. Director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark…

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Laggies (2014)

LYNN SHELTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Alternate title:  Say When USA, 2014.  Anonymous Content, BR Capital Group, Merced Media Partners, PalmStar Media, PenLife Media, Siren Digital – Hollywood,Solution Entertainment Group.  Screenplay by Andrea Seigel.  Cinematography by Benjamin Kasulke.  Produced by Steve Golin, Alix Madigan, Myles Nestel, Raj Brinder Singh, Rosalie Swedlin.  Music by Benjamin Gibbard.  Production Design by John Lavin.  Costume Design by…

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J. Edgar (2011)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Imagine Entertainment, Malpaso Productions, Wintergreen Productions. Screenplay by Dustin Lance Black.  Cinematography by Tom Stern.  Produced by Clint Eastwood, Brian Grazer, Robert Lorenz.  Music by Clint Eastwood.  Production Design by James J. Murakami.  Costume Design by Deborah Hopper.  Film Editing by Joel Cox, Gary Roach.  Golden Globe Awards 2011.  Screen Actors Guild…

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