Outside In (2017)

LYNN SHELTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2017. Duplass Brothers Productions. Screenplay by Lynn Shelton, Jay Duplass. Cinematography by Nathan M. Miller. Produced by Mel Eslyn, Lacey Leavitt. Music by Andrew Bird. Production Design by John Lavin. Costume Design by Ronald Leamon. Film Editing by Celia Beasley. The late, great Lynn Shelton goes…

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Battle Of the Sexes (2017)

JONATHAN DAYTON, VALERIE FARIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2017.  Cloud Eight Films, Decibel Films, Fox Searchlight Pictures, TSG Entertainment.  Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy.  Cinematography by Linus Sandgren.  Produced by Danny Boyle, Christian Colson, Robert Graf.  Music by Nicholas Britell.  Production Design by Judy Becker.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Pamela Martin. Golden Globe Awards 2017.  Screen Actors…

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Loving (2016)

JEFF NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2016.  Raindog Films, Big Beach Films.  Screenplay by Jeff Nichols.  Cinematography by Adam Stone.  Produced by Nancy Buirski, Ged Doherty, Colin Firth, Sarah Green, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub.  Music by David Wingo.  Production Design by Chad Keith.  Costume Design by Erin Benach.  Film Editing by Julie Monroe.  Academy Awards 2016.  Cannes Film Festival Awards 2016.  Golden…

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The Unbelievable Truth (1989)

HAL HARTLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1989.  Action Features.  Screenplay by Hal Hartley.  Cinematography by Michael Alan Spiller.  Music by Jim Coleman.  Production Design by Carla Gerona.  Costume Design by Kelly Reichardt.  Film Editing by Hal Hartley.  Toronto International Film Festival 1989.   Robert John Burke gets out of prison and returns to his hometown, getting a job at a repair shop…

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Night Moves (2013)

KELLY REICHARDT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2013.  Maybach Film Productions, RT Features,  Film Science, DeLeon Productions, Tipping Point Productions.  Screenplay by Jonathan Raymond, Kelly Reichardt.  Cinematography by Christopher Blauvelt.  Produced by Saemi Kim, Neil Kopp, Chris Maybach, Anish Savjani, Rodrigo Teixeira.  Music by Jeff Grace.  Production Design by Elliott Hostetter.  Costume Design by Victoria Farrell.  Film Editing by Kelly Reichardt. …

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The Impostors (1998)

STANLEY TUCCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1998.  First Cold Piece, Fox Searchlight Pictures.  Screenplay by Stanley Tucci.  Cinematography by Ken Kelsch.  Produced by Elizabeth W. Alexander, Stanley Tucci.  Music by Gary DeMichele.  Production Design by Andrew Jackness.  Costume Design by Juliet Polcsa.  Film Editing by Suzy Elmiger.  Toronto International Film Festival 1998.   Stanley Tucci’s tribute to silent-era filmmaking is an art-deco delight, one that…

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Arthur (2011)

JASON WINER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5. USA, 2011.  Warner Bros., Morra, Brezner, Steinberg and Tenenbaum Entertainment, BenderSpink, K/O Camera Toys, Langley Park Productions.  Story by Steve Gordon, Screenplay by Peter Baynham.  Cinematography by Uta Briesewitz.  Produced by Chris Bender, Larry Brezner, Kevin McCormick, Michael Tadross.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Sarah Knowles.  Costume Design by Juliet Polcsa.  Film Editing by Brent White.  …

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Hitch (2005)

ANDY TENNANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2005.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Overbrook Entertainment.  Screenplay by Kevin Bisch.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by James Lassiter, Will Smith, Teddy Zee.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Troy Takaki, Tracey Wadmore-Smith.   Will Smith plays a velvety-smooth romance consultant who helps less confident males date the women…

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Mrs. Parker And The Vicious Circle (1994)

ALAN RUDOLPH Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBBB.  USA, 1994.  Fine Line Features, Mayfair Entertainment, Miramax, Odyssey Entertainment, Park Bench Productions.  Screenplay by Alan Rudolph, Randy Sue Coburn.  Cinematography by Jan Kiesser.  Produced by Robert Altman.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Francois Seguin.  Costume Design by Renee April, John Hay.  Film Editing by Suzy Elmiger.  Academy Awards 1994.  Cannes Film Festival 1994.  Golden Globe Awards 1994.  Independent…

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Election (1999)

ALEXANDER PAYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1999.  Bona Fide Productions, MTV Films, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor, based on the novel by Tom Perrotta.  Cinematography by James Glennon.  Produced by Albert Berger, David Gale, Keith Samples, Ron Yerxa.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Jane Ann Stewart.  Costume Design by Wendy Chuck.  Film Editing by Kevin…

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The Stepford Wives (2004)

FRANK OZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2004.  Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, Scott Rudin Productions, De Line Pictures.  Screenplay by Paul Rudnick, based on the book by Ira Levin.  Cinematography by Rob Hahn.  Produced by Donald De Line, Gabriel Grunfeld, Scott Rudin, Edgar J. Scherick.    Music by David Arnold.    Production Design by Jackson De Govia.    Costume Design by…

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Spartan (2004)

DAVID MAMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB. USA/Germany, 2004. Franchise Pictures, ApolloMedia Distribution, ApolloProMedia GmbH & Co. 1. Filmproduktion KG, QI Quality International GmbH & Co. KG, Signature Pictures.  Screenplay by David Mamet.  Cinematography by Juan Ruiz Anchia.  Produced by David Bergstein, Moshe Diamant, Art Linson, Elie Samaha.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Gemma Jackson.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film…

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