Mank (2020)

DAVID FINCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 2020. Netflix. Screenplay by Jack Fincher. Cinematography by Erik Messerschmidt. Produced by Cean Chaffin, Eric Roth, Douglas Urbanski. Music by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross. Production Design by Donald Graham Burt. Costume Design by Trish Summerville. Film Editing by Kirk Baxter. Boston Film Critics 2020. National Society…

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Okja (2017)

JOON-HO BONG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   South Korea/USA, 2017.  Kate Street Picture Company, Lewis Pictures, Plan B Entertainment.  Story by Joon-ho Bong, Screenplay by Joon-ho Bong, Jon Ronson.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Joon-ho Bong, Dooho Choi, Dede Gardner, Lewis Taewan Kim, Jeremy Kleiner, Ted Sarandos, Woo-sik Seo.  Music by Jaeil Jung.  Production Design by Ha-jun Lee, Kevin Thompson.  Costume Design by Se-yeon Choi, Catherine…

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The English Teacher (2013)

CRAIG ZISK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2013.  Artina Films, Mirabelle Pictures Productions, Mirabelle Pictures, Procinvest Sas.  Screenplay by Dan Chariton, Stacy Chariton.  Cinematography by Vanja Cernjul.  Produced by Naomi Despres, Ben LeClair, Robert Salerno.  Music by Rob Simonsen.  Production Design by Michael Shaw.  Costume Design by Emma Potter.  Film Editing by Myron I. Kerstein. Julianne Moore lives an ideal existence as an English…

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Mirror Mirror (2012)

TARSEM SINGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Canada, 2012.  Relativity Media, Yucaipa Films, Goldmann Pictures, Rat Entertainment, Misha Films, Misher Films.  Story by Melisa Wallack, Screenplay by Marc Klein, Jason Keller.  Cinematography by Brendan Galvin.  Produced by Bernie Goldmann, Ryan Kavanaugh, Brett Ratner.  Music by Alan Menken.  Production Design by Tom Foden.  Costume Design by Eiko Ishioka.  Film Editing by Robert Duffy, Nick Moore.  Academy…

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The Blind Side

BBB (out of 5) Sandra Bullock  shines so bright in this film that its shortcomings are wholly forgiveable. It tells the true story of Michael Oher, at the beginning of the film a shy young black man with no home or family who is sent to an upscale Christian school in Memphis. There he catches…

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Stuck In Love

BBB.5 (out of 5) Original title:  Writers Josh Boone’s directorial debut is an uncomfortable combination of elements: grown-ups whose arguments and frustrations are impressively sympathetic, and young people whose angst belongs somewhere in the pages of a teen magazine. Greg Kinnear has never been more attractive as a successful novelist who is struggling with his divorce from…

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