French Exit (2020)

AZAZEL JACOBS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Canada/Ireland/United Kingdom, 2020. Blinder Films, Elevation Pictures, Rocket Science, Saalgo Productions, Screen Siren Pictures, Terminal City Pictures, Telefilm Canada. Screenplay by Patrick DeWitt, based on his book. Cinematography by Tobias Datum. Produced by Trish Dolman, Olivier Glaas, Christine Haebler, Katie Holly, Christina Piovesan, Noah Segal, Mal Ward….

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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)

JOACHIM RONNING Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 2019.  Roth Films, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Linda Woolverton, Screenplay by Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Noah Harpster, Linda Woolverton.  Cinematography by Henry Braham.  Produced by Duncan Henderson, Angelina Jolie, Joe Roth.  Music by Geoff Zanelli.  Production Design by Patrick Tatopoulos.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film…

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Avengers: Endgame (2019)

ANTHONY RUSSO, JOE RUSSO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2019.  Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, based on the Marvel comics by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and the comic book by Jim Starlin.  Cinematography by Trent Opaloch.  Produced by Kevin Feige.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by…

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Where Is Kyra? (2017)

ANDREW DOSUNMU Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2017. Big Indie Pictures, Killer Films, Little Minx, Oldgarth Media.  Story by Andrew Dosunmu, Darci Picoult, Screenplay by Darci Picoult.  Cinematography by Bradford Young.  Produced by David Hinojosa, Rhea Scott, Christine Vachon.  Music by Philip Miller.  Production Design by Lucio Seixas.  Costume Design by Mobolaji Dawodu.  Film Editing by Oriana Soddu. Michelle…

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Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

PEYTON REED Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.   USA, 2018.  Marvel Studios.  Screenplay by Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Paul Rudd, Andrew Barrer, Gabriel Ferrari, based on the Marvel Comics by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Stephen Broussard, Kevin Feige.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Shepherd Frankel.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by…

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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

KENNETH BRANAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Twentieth Century Fox, Genre Films, Kinberg Genre, The Mark Gordon Company, Scott Free Productions, Latina Pictures, The Estate of Agatha Christie.  Malta/USA, 2017.  Screenplay by Michael Green, based on the novel by Agatha Christie.  Cinematography by Haris Zambarloukos.  Produced by Kenneth Branagh, Mark Gordon, Judy Hofflund, Simon Kinberg, Michael Schaefer, Ridley Scott.  Music by Patrick…

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Mother! (2017)

DARREN ARONOFSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2017.  Protozoa Pictures.  Screenplay by Darren Aronofsky.  Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.  Produced by Scott Franklin, Ari Handel.  Music by Tony Finno.  Production Design by Philip Messina.  Costume Design by Danny Glicker.  Film Editing by Andrew Weisblum.  Dorian Awards 2017.  Online Film Critics Awards 2017.  Toronto International Film Festival 2017.  Venice Film Festival 2017. A happily…

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Love Field (1992)

JONATHAN KAPLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1992.  Orion Pictures, Sanford/Pillsbury Productions, Via Rosa Productions.  Screenplay by Don Roos.  Cinematography by Ralf D. Bode.  Produced by Sarah Pillsbury, Midge Sanford.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Mark S. Freeborn.  Costume Design by Peter Mitchell.  Film Editing by Jane Kurson.   Sweet, heartfelt road movie that showcases Michelle Pfeiffer at her best and the screenwriting debut…

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Stardust (2007)

MATTHEW VAUGHN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2007.  Paramount Pictures, Marv Films, Vaughn Productions, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Ingenious Film Partners, Truenorth Productions.  Screenplay by Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman.  Cinematography by Ben Davis.  Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Michael Dreyer, Neil Gaiman, Matthew Vaughn.  Music by Ilan Eshkeri.  Production Design by Gavin Bocquet.  Costume Design by…

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Tequila Sunrise (1988)

ROBERT TOWNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1988.  The Mount Company, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Robert Towne.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by Thom Mount.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Julie Weiss.  Film Editing by Claire Simpson.   The age-old tale of two best friends who go separate ways is not in any way a new…

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Dangerous Minds (1995)

JOHN N. SMITH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1995.  Hollywood Pictures, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Via Rosa Productions.  Screenplay by Ronald Bass, based on the book My Posse Don’t Do Homework by LouAnne Johnson.  Cinematography by Pierre Letarte.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Don Simpson.  Music by Lisa Coleman, Wendy Melvoin.  Production Design by Donald Graham Burt.  Costume Design by Bobbie…

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Hairspray (2007)

ADAM SHANKMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2007.  New Line Cinema, Ingenious Film Partners, Zadan / Meron Productions, Offspring Entertainment.  Screenplay by Leslie Dixon, based on the musical play by Mark O’Donnell, Thomas Meehan and the 1988 screenplay by John Waters.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.  Produced by Neil Meron, Craig Zadan.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by David…

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