Downhill (2020)

NAT FAXON, JIM RASH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 2020. Filmhaus Films, Likely Story, Searchlight Pictures. Screenplay by Jesse Armstrong, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, based on the motion picture Force Majeure by Ruben Ostlund. Cinematography by Danny Cohen. Produced by Stefanie Azpiazu, Anthony Bregman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Wolfgang Ramml. Music by Volker Bertelmann. Production…

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Ready Or Not (2019)

MATT BETTINELLI-OLPIN, TYLER GILLETT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2019.  Mythology Entertainment, Vinson Films.  Screenplay by Gus Busick, Ryan Murphy.  Cinematography by Brett Jutkiewicz.  Produced by Bradley J. Fischer, William Sherak, James Vanderbilt, Tripp Vinson.  Music by Brian Tyler.  Production Design by Andrew M. Stearn.  Costume Design by Avery Plewes.  Film Editing by…

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Thoroughbreds (2017)

CORY FINLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA, 2017.  B Story, Big Indie Pictures, June Pictures.  Screenplay by Cory Finley.  Cinematography by Lyle Vincent.  Produced by Andrew Duncan, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, Alex Saks, Kevin J. Walsh.  Music by Erik Friedlander.  Production Design by Jeremy Woodward.  Costume Design by Alex Bovaird.  Film Editing by Louise Ford.  Independent Spirit Awards 2018.   Two girls in…

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Tammy (2014)

BEN FALCONE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2014.  Gary Sanchez Productions, New Line Cinema, On The Day Productions.  Screenplay by Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone.  Cinematography by Russ T. Alsobrook.  Produced by Will Ferrell, Melissa McCarthy, Adam McKay.  Music by Michael Andrews.  Production Design by Jefferson Sage.  Costume Design by Wendy Chuck.  Film Editing by Michael L. Sale.  Dorian Awards 2014.  Melissa McCarthy…

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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

BBBB (out of 5) Towards the end of his life, singer Dewey Cox (John C. Reilly) is about to go on stage and perform his last big song but finds he needs to take a moment. Cox, we find out from his long time collaborator, can’t go on without thinking about his entire life first….

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The Way, Way Back

BBBB (out of 5) Duncan (Liam James) is in for a miserable summer when his Albany, NY caterer mom (Toni Collette, as always superb) drags him to the Hamptons summer home of her obnoxious new boyfriend (Steve Carell).  Carell’s idea of making them a cohesive unit is to get in Duncan’s face about his wayward…

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The Descendants (2011)

ALEXANDER PAYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 2011.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Ad Hominem Enterprises, Dune Entertainment. Screenplay by Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor.  Production Design by Jane Ann Stewart.  Costume Design by Wendy Chuck.  Film Editing by…

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