Blithe Spirit (2020)

EDWARD HALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): B United Kingdom, 2020. Fred Films, Powderkeg Pictures, Align, British Lion Films, IPG Media Pty, StudioCanal UK. Screenplay by Nick Moorcroft, Meg Leonard, Piers Ashworth, based on the play by Noel Coward. Cinematography by Ed Wild. Produced by Hilary Bevan Jones, Meg Leonard, Martin Metz, Nick Moorcroft, Toni…

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Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

EDWARD NORTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2019.  Class 5 Films, MWM Studios, Warner Bros. Pictures.  Screenplay by Edward Norton, based on the novel by Jonathan Lethem.  Cinematography by Dick Pope.  Produced by Michael Bederman, Bill Migliore, Daniel Nadler, Edward Norton, Gigi Pritzker, Rachel Shane, Robert F. Smith.   Music by Daniel Pemberton.  Production…

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How To Be Single (2016)

CHRISTIAN DITTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2016.  New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Flower Films, Wrigley Pictures, RatPac-Dune Entertainment.  Screen story by Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein, Screenplay by Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein, Dana Fox, based on the book by Liz Tuccillo.  Cinematography by Christian Rein.  Produced by Dana Fox, John Rickard.  Music by Fil…

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Blockers (2018)

KAY CANNON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2018.  Point Grey Pictures, DMG Entertainment, Good Universe, Hurwitz & Schlossberg Productions.  Screenplay by Brian Kehoe, Jim Kehoe.  Cinematography by Russ T. Alsobrook.  Produced by Chris Cowles, Chris Fenton, Evan Goldberg, Jon Hurwitz, Nathan Kahane, Seth Rogen, Hayden Schlossberg, James Weaver.  Music by Mateo Messina.  Production Design by Theresa Guleserian, Brandon Tonner-Connolly.  Costume Design…

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The Comedian (2016)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2016.  Cinelou Films, Linson Entertainment, Anvil Films, Mad Riot Entertainment.  Story by Art Linson, Screenplay by Art Linson, Jeffrey Ross, Richard LaGravenese, Lewis Friedman.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Mark Canton, Taylor Hackford, Art Linson, John Linson, Courtney Solomon.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Kristi Zea.  Costume Design by Aude Bronson-Howard,…

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Vacation (2015)

JOHN FRANCIS DALEY, JONATHAN GOLDSTEIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.   USA, 2015.  BenderSpink, David Dobkin Productions, New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein, based on characters created by John Hughes.  Cinematography by Barry Peterson.  Produced by Chris Bender, David Dobkin.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh.  Production Design by Barry Robison.  Costume Design by Debra McGuire.  Film Editing by Jamie…

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The Other Woman (2014)

NICK CASSAVETES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2014.  Twentieth Century Fox, LBI Productions.  Screenplay by Melissa Stack.  Cinematography by Robert Fraisse.  Produced by Julie Yorn.  Music by Aaron Zigman.  Production Design by Dan Davis.  Costume Design by Paolo Nieddu.  Film Editing by Jim Flynn, Alan Heim. Cameron Diaz is a high-class lawyer who opens the film with her perfect life only getting better:  gorgeous…

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Rio (2011)

CARLOS SALDANHA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2011.  Twentieth Century Fox Animation, Blue Sky Studios.  Story by Carlos Saldanha, Earl Richey Jones, Todd R. Jones, Screenplay by Don Rhymer, Joshua Sternin, J.R. Ventimilia, Sam Harper.  Cinematography by Renato Falcao.  Produced by Bruce Anderson, John C. Donkin.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Melanie Martini.  Film Editing by Harry Hitner.  Academy Awards…

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Timecode (2000)

MIKE FIGGIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2000.  Screen Gems, Red Mullet Productions.  Story by Mike Figgis.  Cinematography by Patrick Alexander Stewart.  Produced by Mike Figgis, Annie Stewart.  Music by Mike Figgis, Anthony Marinelli.  Production Design by Charlotte Malmlof.  Costume Design by Donna Casey-Aira.   Director Mike Figgis (Leaving Las Vegas) sends out four video cameras on a Los Angeles afternoon to film various…

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I Love You, Phillip Morris

GLENN FICARRA, JOHN REQUA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France/USA, 2009.  EuropaCorp, Mad Chance, Consolidated Pictures Group.  Screenplay by John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, based on the book I Love You Phillip Morris: A True Story Of Life, Love, And Prison Breaks by Steve McVicker. Cinematography by Xavier Grobet.  Produced by Andrew Lazar, Far Shariat.  Music by Nick Urata.  Production Design…

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Big Daddy (1999)

DENNIS DUGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1999.  Jack Giarraputo Productions, Out of the Blue… Entertainment.  Story by Steve Franks, Screenplay by Steve Franks, Tim Herlihy, Adam Sandler.  Cinematography by Theo van de Sande.  Produced by Jack Giarraputo.  Music by Teddy Castellucci.  Production Design by Perry Andelin Blake.  Costume Design by Ellen Lutter.  Film Editing by Jeff Gourson.   Adam Sandler plays a shiftless layabout who…

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The Bling Ring (2013)

SOFIA COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA/United Kingdom/France/ Germany/Japan, 2013.  American Zoetrope, FilmNation Entertainment, NALA Films, Pathe Distribution, StudioCanal, TOBIS Film, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Sofia Coppola, based on the Vanity Fair article The Suspect Wore Louboutins by Nancy Jo Sales.  Cinematography by Christopher Blauvelt, Harris Savides.  Produced by Roman Coppola, Sofia Coppola, Youree Henley.  Music by Daniel…

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