CODA (2021)

SIAN HEDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA/France/Canada, 2021. Vendome Pictures, Pathé Films, Picture Perfect Federation. Screenplay by Sian Heder, based on the film La Famille Belier by Victoria Bedos, Stanislas Carré de Malberg, Eric Lartigau, Thomas Bidegain. Cinematography by Paula Huidobro. Produced by Fabrice Gianfermi, Philippe Rousselet, Jerome Seydoux, Patrick Wachsberger. Music by…

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Unstoppable (2010)

TONY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2010.  Twentieth Century Fox, Prospect Park, Scott Free Productions, Firm Films, Millbrook Farm Productions.  Screenplay by Mark Bomback.  Cinematography by Ben Seresin.  Produced by Eric McLeod, Mimi Rogers, Tony Scott, Julie Yorn, Alex Young.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Chris Seagers.  Costume Design by…

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In Good Company (2004)

PAUL WEITZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2004.  Universal Pictures, Depth of Field.  Screenplay by Paul Weitz.  Cinematography by Remi Adefarasin.  Produced by Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz.  Music by Stephen Trask.  Production Design by William Arnold.  Costume Design by Molly Maginnis.  Film Editing by Myron I. Kerstein.   Fifty year-old Dennis Quaid has his life go in the soup when his sports magazine…

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What’s The Worst That Could Happen? (2001)

SAM WEISMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2001.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Turman/Morrissey Company, Hyde Park Entertainment.  Screenplay by Matthew Chapman, based on the novel by Donald E. Westlake.  Cinematography by Anastas N. Michos.  Produced by Ashok Amritraj, Wendy Dytman.  Music by Tyler Bates.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Garth Craven, Nick Moore.   A Donald E. Westlake novel has once…

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Ladder 49 (2004)

JAY RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2004.  Touchstone Pictures, Beacon Pictures, Casey Silver Productions, Fantail Films Inc., Beacon Communications.  Screenplay by Lewis Colick. Cinematography by James L. Carter.  Produced by Casey Silver.  Music by William Ross. Production Design by Tony Burrough.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film Editing by Bud S. Smith, M. Scott Smith.   Painfully cliché-riddled drama about firefighters that…

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21 Grams (2003)

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2003.  This Is That Productions, Y Productions.  Screenplay by Guillermo Arriaga.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Robert Salerno.  Music by Gustavo Santaolalla.  Production Design by Brigitte Broch.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Stephen Mirrione.   This is a powerful tale of love lost and souls redeemed that, like…

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In The Bedroom (2001)

TODD FIELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 2001.  Good Machine, Standard Film Company, GreeneStreet Films.  Screenplay by Robert Festinger, Todd Fields, based on the story Killings by Andre Dubus.  Cinematography by Antonio Calvache.  Produced by Todd Field, Ross Katz, Graham Leader.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Shannon Hart.  Costume Design by Melissa Economy.  Film Editing by Frank Reynolds.   Powerful…

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Blow (2001)

TED DEMME Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2001.  Apostle, Avery Pix, New Line Cinema, Spanky Pictures.  Screenplay by David McKenna, Nick Cassavetes, based on the book by Bruce Porter.  Cinematography by Ellen Kuras.  Produced by Ted Demme, Tomas Krejci, Denis Leary, Joel Stillerman.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Michael Z. Hanan.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by…

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Mystic River (2003)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Australia, 2003.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, NPV Entertainment, Malpaso Productions.  Screenplay by Brian Helgeland, based on the novel by Dennis Lehane.  Cinematography by Tom Stern.  Produced by Clint Eastwood, Judie Hoyt, Robert Lorenz.  Music by Clint Eastwood.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Deborah Hopper.  Film Editing by Joel Cox.   Two kids watch…

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