Onward (2020)

DAN SCANLON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA, 2020. Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios. Story and Screenplay by Dan Scanlon, Jason Headley, Keith Bunin. Cinematography by Sharon Calahan, Adam Habib. Produced by Kori Rae. Music by Jeff Danna, Mychael Danna. Production Design by Noah Klocek. Film Editing by Catherine Apple.  In a fantasy…

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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)

DAVID SOREN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2017.  DreamWorks Animation, Scholastic Productions.  Screenplay by Nicholas Stoller, based on the epic novels by Dav Pilkey, additional screenplay material by David Soren.  Produced by Mireille Soria, Mark Swift.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Nate Wragg.  Film Editing by Matt Landon. Dav Pilkey’s popular children’s books are brought to the big screen with…

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Panic Room (2002)

DAVID FINCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2002.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Hofflund/Polone, Indelible Pictures.  Screenplay by David Koepp.  Cinematography by Conrad W. Hall, Darius Khondji.  Produced by Cean Chaffin, Judy Hofflund, David Koepp, Gavin Polone. Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Arthur Max.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by James Haygood, Angus Wall.  Online Film Critics Awards 2002.  …

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The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

BBBBB (out of 5) Tommy Lee Jones scores huge in his feature film directorial debut, a fascinating, dramatic look at race relations and loose concepts of justice in modern-day Texas. He plays a ranch hand who takes the law unto himself when his Mexican cowboy friend is found shot dead for no apparent reason and the authorities…

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Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

JONATHAN DAYTON, VALERIE FARIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2006.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Big Beach Films, Bona Fide Productions, Deep River Productions, Third Gear Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Arndt.  Cinematography by Tim Suhrstedt.  Produced by Albert Berger, David T. Friendly, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub, Ron Yerxa.  Music by Mychael Danna, DeVotchKa.  Production Design by Kalina Ivanov.  Costume Design by Nancy Steiner.  Film Editing by Pamela Martin.  Academy…

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