The Devil All The Time (2020)

ANTONIO CAMPOS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2020.  Bronx Moving Co., Nine Stories Productions.   Screenplay by Antonio Campos, Paulo Campos, based on the novel by Donald Ray Pollock.   Cinematography by Lol Crawley.   Produced by Max Born, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riva Marker, Randall Poster.  Music by Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans.   Production Design by Craig Lathrop. …

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Ben Is Back (2018)

PETER HEDGES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA, 2018.  Black Bear Pictures, 30West, Color Force.  Screenplay by Peter Hedges.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Peter Hedges, Nina Jacobson, Teddy Schwarzman, Brad Simpson.  Music by Dickon Hinchliffe.  Production Design by Ford Wheeler.  Costume Design by Melissa Toth.  Film Editing by Ian Blume.  Julia Roberts is preparing for Christmas Eve with husband (Courtney…

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I Smile Back (2015)

ADAM SALKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2015.  Egoli Tossell Film, Koppelman/Levien.  Screenplay by Paige Dylan, Amy Koppelman.  Cinematography by Eric Lin.  Produced by Richard Arlook, Mike Harrop, Brian Koppelman, David Levien.  Music by Zack Ryan.  Production Design by Brandon Tonner-Connolly.  Costume Design by Cathryn Hunt.  Film Editing by Tamara Meem.   Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015.  Toronto International Film Festival 2015.  Sarah…

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King Of The Hill (1993)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1993.  Wildwood Enterprises, Bona Fide Productions.  Screenplay by Steven Soderbergh, based on the memoir by A.E. Hotchner.  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by Albert Berger, Barbara Maltby, Ron Yerxa.  Music by Cliff Martinez.  Production Design by Gary Frutkoff.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Steven Soderbergh.   Subtle, beautifully-made Steven Soderbergh drama about two boys who…

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The Europeans (1979)

JAMES IVORY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.    United Kingdom, 1979.   Merchant Ivory Productions.   Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, based on the novel by Henry James.   Cinematography by Larry Pizer.   Produced by Ismail Merchant.   Music by Richard Robbins.   Production Design by Jeremiah Rusconi.  Costume Design by Judy Moorcroft.   Film Editing by Humphrey Dixon.    Dry…

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Interiors (1978)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1978.  Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions, Rollins-Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Charles H. Joffe.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Joel Schumacher.  Film Editing by Ralph Rosenblum. This Ingmar Bergman-inspired drama is a complete reversal of style for Woody Allen, effectively capturing the…

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