Stage Mother (2020)

THOM FITZGERALD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Canada, 2020. Studio4K Productions, Branded Pictures, Buffalo 8 Productions, Idiot Savant Pictures. Screenplay by Brad Hennig. Cinematography by Thomas M. Harting. Produced by Anne Clements, J. Todd Harris, Brad Hennig, Laurie Lacob, Doug Pettigrew. Music by Warren Robert. Production Design by Michael Pierson. Costume Design by James A….

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The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)

ISAO TAKAHATA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original Title:  Kaguyahime no monogatari Japan, 2013.  Studio Ghibli, Dentsu, Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, KDDI Corporation, Mitsubishi, Nippon Television Network, Toho.  Story by Isao Takahata, Screenplay by Isao Takahata, Riko Sakaguchi.  Cinematography by Keisuke Nakamura.  Produced by Yoshiaki Nishimura, Seiichirô Ujiie, Geoffrey Wexler.  Music by Joe Hisaishi.  Production…

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Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

JENNIFER YUH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2011.  DreamWorks Animation.  Screenplay by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger.  Produced by Melissa Cobb.  Music by John Powell, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Tang Kheng Heng.  Film Editing by Maryann Brandon, Clare De Chenu.   The cuddly martial arts hero who bested all odds returns for another adventure in this colourful sequel to the 2008 hit. Jack Black voices…

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Kung Fu Panda (2008)

JOHN STEVENSON, MARK OSBORNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2008.  DreamWorks Animation, Pacific Data Images.  Story by Ethan Reiff, Cyrus Voris, Screenplay by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger.  Cinematography by Yong Duk Jhun.  Produced by Melissa Cobb.  Music by John Powell, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Raymond Zibach.  Film Editing by Clare De Chenu.   Po is a panda bear (voiced by Jack Black) whose duck father…

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Charlie’s Angels (2000)

McG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2000.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Flower Films, Tall Trees Productions, Global Entertainment Productions GmbH & Company Medien KG.  Screenplay by Ryan Rowe, Ed Solomon, John August, based on the TV series by Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts.  Cinematography by Russell Carpenter.  Produced by Drew Barrymore, Leonard Goldberg, Nancy Juvonen.  Music by Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by J. Michael…

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Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

McG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2003.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Flower Films, Tall Trees Productions, Wonderland Sound and Vision.  Story by John August, Screenplay by John August, Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley, based on the television series of Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts.  Cinematography by Russell Carpenter.  Produced by Drew Barrymore, Leonard Goldberg, Nancy Juvonen.  Music by Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by J. Michael…

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Ballistic: Ecks Vs. Sever (2002)

WYCH KAOSAYANANDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Germany, 2002.  Franchise Pictures, Chris Lee Productions, MHF Erste Academy Film GmbH & Co. Produktions KG, Dante Entertainment, Epsilon Motion Pictures, SuperMega.  Screenplay by Alan B. McElroy.  Cinematography by Julio Macat.  Produced by Wych Kaosayananda, Chris Lee, Elie Samaha.  Music by Don Davis.  Production Design by Douglas Higgins.  Costume Design by Magali Guidasci.  Film Editing by Jay…

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Domino (2005)

TONY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  France/USA, 2005.  New Line Cinema, Scott Free Productions, Davis-Films, Metropolitan Filmexport, Domino 17521.  Story by Richard Kelly, Steve Barancik, Screenplay by Richard Kelly.  Cinematography by Daniel Mindel.  Produced by Samuel Hadida, Tony Scott.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Chris Seagers.  Costume Design by B. Akerlund.  Film Editing by William Goldenberg, Christian Wagner.   Keira Knightley gets…

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Chicago (2002)

ROB MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2002.  Miramax, Producers Circle, Storyline Entertainment, Kalis Productions GmbH & Co. KG.  Screenplay by Bill Condon, based on the musical play by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb, and the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by Martin Richards.  Music by Maureen Crowe, Fred Ebb, John Kander.  Production Design…

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Molly (1999)

JOHN DUIGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Absolute Entertainment, Cockamamie, Heckerling-Caplan, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Dick Christie.  Cinematography by Gabriel Beristain.  Produced by William J. MacDonald.  Music by Trevor Jones.  Production Design by Sharon Seymour.  Costume Design by Carol Oditz.  Film Editing by Humphrey Dixon.   Elisabeth Shue‘s touching performance is the best reason to watch this average melodrama about a brother coming to grips with…

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Shanghai Noon (2000)

TOM DEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA/Hong Kong, 2000.  Touchstone Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Roger Birnbaum Productions, Jackie Chan Films Limited.  Screenplay by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar.  Cinematography by Daniel Mindel.  Produced by Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Peter J. Hampton.  Costume Design by Joseph A. Porro.  Film Editing by Richard Chew.   Near-exact remake of Jackie Chan‘s…

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Jerry Maguire (1996)

CAMERON CROWE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1996.  TriStar Pictures, Gracie Films.  Screenplay by Cameron Crowe.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by James L. Brooks, Cameron Crowe, Laurence Mark, Richard Sakai.  Music by Danny Bramson.  Production Design by Stephen J. Lineweaver.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing by Joe Hutshing, David Moritz.   Tom Cruise‘s best performance (not including the tabloids or…

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