Palm Springs (2020)

MAX BARBAKOW Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA/Hong Kong, 2020. Limelight, Sun Entertainment Culture, The Lonely Island, Culmination Productions. Story and Screenplay by Andy Siara. Cinematography by Quyen Tran. Produced by Chris Parker, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Dylan Sellers, Becky Sloviter, Jorma Taccone. Music by Matthew Compton. Production Design by Jason Kisvarday. Costume Design…

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Terminator: Genisys (2015)

ALAN TAYLOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2015.  Paramount Pictures, Skydance Media.  Screenplay by Laeta Kalogridis, Patrick Lussier, based on characters created by James Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd.  Cinematography by Kramer Morgenthau.  Produced by David Ellison, Dana Goldberg.  Music by Lorne Balfe.  Production Design by Neil Spisak.  Costume Design by Susan Matheson.  Film…

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Official Secrets (2019)

GAVIN HOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2019.  Classified Films, Clear Pictures Entertainment, Screen Yorkshire, The Gordon Company.  Screenplay by Gregory Bernstein, Sara Bernstein, Gavin Hood, based on the book The Spy Who Tried To Stop A War: Katharine Gun and the Secret Plot to Sanction the Iraq Invasion by Marcia Mitchell, Thomas Mitchell. …

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Mapplethorpe (2018)

ONDI TIMONER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2018.  Boston Diva Productions, Interloper Films.  Screenplay by Ondi Timoner, Mikko Alanne, based on a screenplay by Bruce Goodrich.  Cinematography by Nancy Schreiber.  Produced by Richard J. Bosner, Eliza Dushku, Nate Dushku, Ondi Timoner.  Music by Marcelo Zervos.  Production Design by Jonah Markowitz.  Costume Design by…

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Spider-Man (2002)

SAM RAIMI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.    USA, 2002.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Marvel Enterprises, Laura Ziskin Productions.  Screenplay by David Koepp, based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko.  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced by Ian Bryce, Laura Ziskin.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Neil Spisak.  Costume Design by James Acheson.  Film Editing by Arthur Coburn, Bob Murawski.  Academy Awards…

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The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

PETER JACKSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/New Zealand, 2013.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, New Line Cinema, WingNut Films.  Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo Del Toro, based on the novel The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.  Cinematography by Andrew Lesnie.  Produced by Carolynne Cunningham, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Zane Weiner.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Dan Hennah.  Costume Design by Bob…

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Outsourced (2006)

JOHN JEFFCOAT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2006.  ShadowCatcher Entertainment.  Screenplay by George Wing, John Jeffcoat.  Cinematography by Teodoro Maniaci.Produced by Tom Gorai.  Music by BC Smith.  Production Design by Fali Unwalla.  Costume Design by Heidi Bivens, Himani Dehlvi.  Film Editing by Brian Berdan.  Toronto International Film Festival 2006.   Josh Hamilton successfully runs a call centre that sells catalog products of a jingoistically…

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Sleepless In Seattle (1993)

NORA EPHRON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1993.  TriStar Pictures.  Story by Jeff Arch, Screenplay by Nora Ephron, David S. Ward, Jeff Arch.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Gary Foster.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Jeffrey Townsend.  Costume Design by Judy L. Raskin.  Film Editing by Robert M. Reitano.  Academy Awards 1993.  Golden Globe Awards 1993. You could hardly do better…

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The War Room (1993)

D.A. PENNEBAKER, CHRIS HEGEDUS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1993.  Cyclone Films, McEttinger Films, Pennebaker Associates.  Cinematography by Nick Doob, D.A. Pennebaker.  Produced by R.J. Cutler.  Film Editing by Chris Hegedus, Erez Laufer, D.A. Pennebaker.  Academy Awards 1993.  National Board of Review Awards 1993.     National Board of Review Awards 1996.  New York Film Critics Awards 1993.  Toronto International Film Festival…

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Scent Of A Woman (1992)

MARTIN BREST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1992.  Universal Pictures, City Light Films.  Screenplay by Bo Goldman, based on a character created by Ruggero Maccari, Dino Risi in Profumo Di Donna, from the novel Il Buio E Il Miele by Giovanni Arpino.  Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin.  Produced by Martin Brest.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Angelo P. Graham.  Costume…

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