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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Don’t Look Up (2021)

ADAM McKAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5 USA, 2021. Bluegrass Films, Hyperobject Industries. Story by Adam McKay, David Sirota, Screenplay by Adam McKay. Cinematography by Linus Sandgren. Produced by Adam McKay, Kevin J. Messick. Music by Nicholas Britell. Production Design by Clayton Hartley. Costume Design by Susan Matheson. Film Editing by Hank Corwin. It’s…

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What’s Your Number (2011)

MARK MYLOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 2011.  New Regency Productions, Contrafilm.  Screenplay by Gabrielle Allan, Jennifer Crittenden, based on the novel by Karyn Bosnak.  Cinematography by James M. Muro.  Produced by Beau Flynn, Tripp Vinson.  Music by Aaron Zigman.  Production Design by Jon Billington.   Costume Design by Amy Westcott.  Film Editing by…

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Little Women (2019)

GRETA GERWIG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.    USA, 2019.  Columbia Pictures, Instinctual VFX, New Regency Pictures, Pascal Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Sony Pictures Entertainment.  Screenplay by Greta Gerwig, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott.  Cinematography by Yorick Le Saux.  Produced by Denise Di Novi, Amy Pascal, Robin Swicord.  Music by Alexandre Desplat. …

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The Judge (2014)

DAVID DOBKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 2014.  Warner Bros., Big Kid Pictures, Team Downey, Village Roadshow Pictures.  Story by David Dobkin, Nick Schenk, Screenplay by Nick Schenk, Bill Dubuque.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by David Dobkin, Susan Downey, David Gambino.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Mark Ricker.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Mark…

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Black Mass (2015)

SCOTT COOPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2015.  Cross Creek Pictures, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Le Grisbi Productions, Head Gear Films, Vendian Entertainment.  Screenplay by Mark Mallouk, Jez Butterworth, based on the book by Dick Lehr, Gerard O’Neill.  Cinematography by Masanobu Takayanagi.  Produced by Scott Cooper, John Lesher, Patrick McCormick, Brian Oliver, Tyler Thompson.  Music by Junkie XL.  Production Design…

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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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In Dreams (1999)

NEIL JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks.  Screenplay by Neil Jordan, Bruce Robinson, based on the novel Doll’s Eyes by Bari Wood.Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Charles Burke, Stephen Woolley.   Music by Elliot Goldenthal.   Production Design by Nigel Phelps.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Tony Lawson.   Very strange nightmare thriller about a…

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The Cider House Rules (1999)

LASSE HALLSTROM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1999.  FilmColony, Miramax, Nina Saxon Film Design.  Screenplay by John Irving, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Richard N. Gladstein.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film Editing by Lisa Zeno Churgin.   Overrated but touching drama based on the best-selling novel by…

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R.I.P.D. (2013)

ROBERT SCHWENTKE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB. USA, 2013.  Universal Pictures, Original Film, Dark Horse Entertainment.  Story by David Dobkin, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi, Screenplay by Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi, based on the Dark Horse comic by Peter M. Lenkov.  Cinematography by Alwin H. Kuchler.  Produced by Michael Fottrell, Neal H. Moritz, Mike Richardson.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design…

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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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Session 9 (2001)

BRAD ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2001.  USA Films, Scout Productions.  Screenplay by Brad Anderson, Stephen Gevedon.  Cinematography by Uta Briesewitz.  Produced by Dorothy Aufiero, David Collins, Michael Williams.  Music by Climax Golden Twins.  Production Design by Sophie Carlhian.  Costume Design by Aimee McCue.  Film Editing by Brad Anderson.   Fans of The Blair Witch Project will definitely want to see this…

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