Late Night (2019)

NISHA GANATRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2019.  3 Arts Entertainment, 30West, FilmNation Entertainment, Imperative Entertainment, Kaling International, Stage 6 Films.  Screenplay by Mindy Kaling.  Cinematography by Matthew Clark.  Produced by Jillian Apfelbaum, Ben Browning, Mindy Kaling, Howard Klein.  Music by Lesley Barber.  Production Design by Elizabeth J. Jones.  Costume Design by Mitchell…

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While We’re Young (2014)

NOAH BAUMBACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2014.  Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Noah Baumbach.  Cinematography by Sam Levy.  Produced by Noah Baumbach, Eli Bush, Scott Rudin, Lila Yacoub.  Music by James Murphy.  Production Design by Adam Stockhausen.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Jennifer Lame.  Toronto International Film Festival 2014.  Gotham Awards 2015.  National Board of Review Awards 2015.    Ben Stiller is a…

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Keep The Lights On (2012)

IRA SACHS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2012.  Alarum Pictures, Parts and Labor, Tiny Dancer Films.  Screenplay by Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias.  Cinematography by Thimios Bakatakis.  Produced by Marie Therese Guirgis, Lucas Joaquin, Ira Sachs.  Music by Arthur Russell.  Production Design by Amy Williams.  Costume Design by Elisabeth Vastola.  Film Editing by Affonso Goncalves.  Gotham Awards 2012.  Dorian Awards 2012.  Independent Spirit Awards…

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Rachel Getting Married (2008)

JONATHAN DEMME Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2008.  Armian Pictures, Clinica Estetico, Marc Platt Productions.  Screenplay by Jenny Lumet.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Neda Armian, Jonathan Demme, Marc Platt.  Music by Donald Harrison Jr., Zafer Tawil.  Production Design by Ford Wheeler.  Costume Design by Chryss Hionis.  Film Editing by Tim Squyres.  Academy Awards 2008.  Golden Globe Awards 2008.  Gotham Awards 2008.  Independent Spirit Awards 2008.  National Board…

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Martha Marcy May Marlene

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Riveting, exceptional melodrama about a young woman surviving the effects of a cult-like commune in upstate New York. Elizabeth Olsen gives a superb performance as a young woman who runs away from her extended family and takes refuge with her bewildered sister (Sarah Paulson) to whom she hasn’t spoken in years. Staying…

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Margin Call (2011)

J.C. CHANDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Before The Door Pictures, Benaroya Pictures, Washington Square Films, Untitled Entertainment, Rose Pictures.  Screenplay by J.C. Chandor.  Cinematography by Frank G. DeMarco.  Produced by Robert Ogden Barnum, Michael Benaroya, Neal Dodson, Joe Jenckes, Corey Moosa, Zachary Quinto.  Music by Nathan Larson.  Production Design by John Paino.  Costume Design by Caroline Duncan.  Film Editing…

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