The Power of the Dog (2021)

JANE CAMPION Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 United Kingdom/Australia/USA/Canada/New Zealand, 2021. See-Saw Films, Brightstar, Max Films International, BBC Films, Cross City Films, New Zealand Film Commission. Screenplay by Jane Campion, based on the novel by Thomas Savage. Cinematography by Ari Wegner. Produced by Jane Campion, Iain Canning, Roger Frappier, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman. Music…

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The Beguiled (2017)

SOFIA COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2017.  American Zoetrope, FR Productions.  Screenplay by Sofia Coppola, based on the screenplay by Albert Maltz, Irene Kamp, and the novel by Thomas Cullinan.  Cinematography by Philippe Le Sourd.  Produced by Sofia Coppola, Youree Henley.  Music by Laura Karpman, Phoenix.  Production Design by Anne Ross.  Costume Design by Stacey Battat.  Film Editing by Sarah Flack.  …

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Hidden Figures (2016)

THEODORE MELFI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2016.  Levantine Films, Chernin Entertainment, Fox 2000 Pictures.  Screenplay by Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi, based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly.  Cinematography by Mandy Walker.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Donna Gigliotti, Theodore Melfi, Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams.  Music by Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas. Costume…

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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.   Imagine if the character Michael Shannon played in Take Shelter got to…

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Melancholia (2011)

LARS VON TRIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany, 2011.  Zentropa Entertainments, Memfis Film, Zentropa International Sweden, Slot Machine, Liberator Productions, Zentropa International Koln, Film i Vast, Danmarks Radio, Arte France Cinema, Sveriges Television, Canal+, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, CineCinema, Edition Video, Nordisk Film Distribution, Det Danske Filminstitut, Eurimages, Nordisk Film &…

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Spider-Man 2 (2004)

SAM RAIMI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.    USA, 2004.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Marvel Enterprises, Laura Ziskin Productions.  Story by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Michael Chabon, Screenplay by Alvin Sargent, based on the comic book by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko.  Cinematography by Bill Pope.  Produced by Avi Arad, Lorne Orleans, Laura Ziskin.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Neil Spisak.  Costume Design by…

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Spider-Man 3 (2007)

SAM RAIMI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.    USA, 2007.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Marvel Studios, Laura Ziskin Productions.  Screen story by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, Screenplay by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, Alvin Sargent, based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko.  Cinematography by Bill Pope.  Produced by Avi Arad, Grant Curtis, Laura Ziskin.  Music by Christopher Young.  Production Design by…

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Spider-Man (2002)

SAM RAIMI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.    USA, 2002.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Marvel Enterprises, Laura Ziskin Productions.  Screenplay by David Koepp, based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko.  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced by Ian Bryce, Laura Ziskin.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Neil Spisak.  Costume Design by James Acheson.  Film Editing by Arthur Coburn, Bob Murawski.   Another…

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Bring It On (2000)

PEYTON REED Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2000.  Beacon Communications, Beacon Pictures. Screenplay by Jessica Bendinger.  Cinematography by Shawn Maurer.  Produced by Marc Abraham, Thomas A. Bliss.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Sharon Lomofsky.  Costume Design by Mary Jane Fort.  Film Editing by Larry Bock.   Kirsten Dunst gives a charming performance as a suburban high-schooler who has recently been…

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Get Over It (2001)

TOMMY O’HAVER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2001.  Miramax, Ignite Entertainment, Keshan, Morpheus.  Screenplay by R. Lee Fleming Jr..  Cinematography by Maryse Alberti.  Produced by Michael Burns, Marc Butan, Paul Feldsher.  Music by Steve Bartek.  Production Design by Robin Standefer.  Costume Design by Mary Jane Fort.  Film Editing by Jeff Betancourt.   Musical numbers are the best thing about this witty little teenage romance….

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Wimbledon (2004)

RICHARD LONCRAINE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  United Kingdom/France, 2004.  Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Working Title Films, Inside Track Films, Firstep Productions.  Screenplay by Adam Brooks, Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Liza Chasin, Eric Fellner, Mary Richards.  Music by John Colby, Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by Brian Morris.  Costume Design by Louise Stjernsward.  Film Editing by…

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Jumanji (1995)

JOE JOHNSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 1995.  TriStar Pictures, Interscope Communications, Teitler Film.  Screen Story by Greg Taylor, Jim Strain, Chris Van Allsburg, Screenplay by Jonathan Hensleigh, Greg Taylor, Jim Strain, based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg.  Cinematography by Thomas E. Ackerman.  Produced by Scott Kroopf, William Teitler.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by James…

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