Woman In Gold (2015)

SIMON CURTIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB United Kingdom, 2015. Origin Pictures, BBC Films. Screenplay by Alexi Kaye Campbell. Cinematography by Ross Emery. Produced by David M. Thompson, Kris Thykier. Music by Martin Phipps, Hans Zimmer. Production Design by Jim Clay. Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor. Film Editing by Peter Lambert. A powerful…

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Logan Lucky (2017)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2017.  Trans-Radial Pictures, Free Association. Screenplay by Rebecca Blunt.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh. Produced by Reid Carolin, Gregory Jacobs, Mark Johnson, Channing Tatum.  Music by David Holmes.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Steven Soderbergh.  National Board of Review Awards 2017.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2017….

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The Giver (2014)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  Asis Productions, Canada Film Capital, Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa, Tonik Productions, Walden Media, The Weinstein Company.  Screenplay by Michael Mitnick, Robert B. Weide, based on the book by Lois Lowry.  Cinematography by Ross Emery.  Produced by Jeff Bridges, Neil Koenigsberg, Nikki Silver.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Production Design by Ed Verreaux.  Costume…

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Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)

KEVIN WILLIAMSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Miramax, Konrad Pictures, Interscope Communications.  Screenplay by Kevin Williamson.  Cinematography by Jerzy Zielinski.  Produced by Cathy Konrad.  Music by John Frizzell.  Production Design by Naomi Shohan.  Costume Design by Susie DeSanto.  Film Editing by Debra Neil-Fisher.   A group of students take their mean-ass teacher (Helen Mirren) hostage in her own home when she won’t negotiate with…

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Phone Booth (2002)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2002.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Zucker/Netter Productions.  Screenplay by Larry Cohen.  Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.  Produced by Gil Netter, David Zucker.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Andrew Laws.  Costume Design by Daniel Orlandi.  Film Editing by Mark Stevens.   Colin Farrell plays a self-important, cocky celebrity publicist who acts like he’s a hot shot but is really…

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The Gift (2000)

SAM RAIMI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2000.  Lakeshore Entertainment, Alphaville Films.  Screenplay by Billy Bob Thornton, Tom Epperson.  Cinematography by Jamie Anderson.  Produced by James Jacks, Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg.  Music by Christopher Young.  Production Design by Neil Spisak.  Costume Design by Julie Weiss.  Film Editing by Arthur Coburn, Bob Murawski.  Cate Blanchett is excellent as a medium in a small town…

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Thank You For Smoking (2005)

JASON REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2005.  Room 9 Entertainment, TYFS Productions LLC, ContentFilm, Major Studio Partners.  Screenplay by Jason Reitman, based on the novel by Christopher Buckley.  Cinematography by Jim Whitaker.  Produced by David O. Sacks.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Steve Saklad.  Costume Design by Danny Glicker.  Film Editing by Dana E. Glauberman.   Aaron Eckhart plays a lobbyist for Big…

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Batman Begins (2005)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2005.  Warner Bros., Syncopy, DC Comics, Patalex III Productions Limited.  Story by David S. Goyer, Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, based on characters created by Bob Kane.  Cinematography by Wally Pfister.  Produced by Larry J. Franco, Lorne Orleans, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas.  Music by James Newton Howard, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by…

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Go (1999)

DOUG LIMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1999.  Columbia Pictures, Banner Entertainment, Saratoga Entertainment.  Directed by Doug Liman.  Screenplay by John August.  Cinematography by Doug Liman.  Produced by Matt Freeman, Mickey Liddell, Paul Rosenberg.  Music by BT, Moby.  Production Design by Thomas P. Wilkins.  Costume Design by Genevieve Tyrrell.  Film Editing by Stephen Mirrione. Painfully hip and flashy comedy about fast-living twentysomethings who can’t keep…

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Mad Money (2008)

CALLIE KHOURI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2008.  Big City Pictures, Granada Entertainment, Grand Army Entertainment, Lightspeed Media, MMoney, MWP Productions, Millennium Films, Overture Films, Swingin’ Productions.  Screenplay by Glenn Gers, based on the screenplay Hot Money by John Mister, Neil McKay, Terry Winsor.  Cinematography by John Bailey.  Produced by James Acheson, Jay Cohen, Frank DeMartini, Michael P….

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Pieces Of April (2003)

PETER HEDGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2003.  United Artists, IFC Productions, InDigEnt, Kalkaska Productions, Well Done Productions.  Screenplay by Peter Hedges.  Cinematography by Tami Reiker.  Produced by Alexis Alexanian, John S. Lyons, Gary Winick.  Music by Stephin Merritt.  Production Design by Rick Butler.  Costume Design by Laura Bauer.  Film Editing by Mark Livolsi.   Katie Holmes plays a young woman whose difficult…

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The Singing Detective (2003)

KEITH GORDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.5.  USA, 2003.  Icon Productions, Haft Entertainment, Airborne Productions.  Screenplay by Dennis Potter, based on his television series.  Cinematography by Tom Richmond.  Produced by Bruce Davey, Mel Gibson, Steven Haft.  Music by Ken Weiss.  Production Design by Patricia Norris.  Costume Design by Patricia Norris.  Film Editing by Jeff Wishengrad.   Dennis Potter’s immensely popular British television series finds…

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