Bombshell (2019)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Canada, 2019.  Annapurna Pictures, Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, Denver and Delilah Productions, Lighthouse Management & Media, Lionsgate.  Screenplay by Charles Randolph.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by A.J. Dix, Aaron L. Gilbert, Robert Graf, Michelle Graham, Beth Kono, Charles Randolph, Margaret Riley, Jay Roach, Charlize…

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The Goldfinch (2019)

JOHN CROWLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2019.  Amazon Studios, Color Force, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Peter Straughan, based on the novel by Donna Tartt.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson.  Music by Trevor Gureckis.  Production Design by K.K. Barrett.  Costume Design by Kasia Walicka-Maimone.  Film Editing by Kelley…

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The Upside (2017)

NEIL BURGER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2017.  Escape Artists, Lantern Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jon Hartmere, based on the motion picture Intouchables by Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Nick Greece, Steve Tisch.  Music by Rob Simonsen.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design…

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Destroyer (2018)

KARYN KUSAMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA, 2018.  30West, Automatik.  Screenplay by Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi.  Cinematography by Julie Kirkwood.  Produced by Fred Berger, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi.   Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Kay Lee.  Costume Design by Audrey Fisher.  Film Editing by Plummy Tucker.  Golden Globe Awards 2018.  Toronto International Film Festival 2018. A grizzled, self-destructive Los Angeles cop…

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Aquaman (2018)

JAMES WAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   Australia/USA, 2018.  DC Comics, DC Entertainment, Panoramic Pictures, Rodeo FX, The Safran Company, Warner Bros..  Story by Geoff Johns, James Wan, Will Beall, Screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, Will Beall, based on Aquaman created by Mort Weisinger, Paul Norris.  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Peter Safran.  Music by Rupert…

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Boy Erased (2018)

JOEL EDGERTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA/Australia, 2018.  Anonymous Content, Blue-Tongue Films, Focus Features, Perfect World Pictures.  Screenplay by Joel Edgerton, based on the memoir by Garrard Conley.  Cinematography by Eduard Grau.  Produced by Joel Edgerton, Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts.  Music by Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans.  Production Design by Chad Keith.  Costume Design by Trish Summerville.  Film Editing by Jay Rabinowitz.  Golden…

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Windrider (1986)

VINCENT MONTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   Australia, 1986.  Barron Entertainment, Bush Christmas Productions Pty. Ltd..  Screenplay by Everett De Roche, Bonnie Harris.  Cinematography by Joseph Pickering.  Produced by Paul D. Barron.  Music by Kevin Peek.  Production Design by Phil Peters.  Costume Design by Noel Howell.  Film Editing by John Scott. Nicole Kidman has her first adult role in this…

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How To Talk To Girls At Parties (2017)

JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 2017.  Little Punk, See-Saw Films.  Screenplay by Philippa Goslett, John Cameron Mitchell, based on the short story by Neil Gaiman.  Cinematography by Frank G. DeMarco.  Produced by Iain Canning, Howard Gertler, John Cameron Mitchell, Emile Sherman.  Music by Nico Muhly, Jamie Stewart.  Production Design by Helen Scott.  Costume Design by Sandy…

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The Family Fang (2015)

JASON BATEMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2015.  Aggregate Films, Red Crown Productions, Blossom Films, ML Film Productions, Olympus Pictures, Papagjika Salloway Productions, QED International.  Screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire, based on the novel by Kevin Wilson.  Cinematography by Ken Seng.  Produced by Jason Bateman, James Garavente, Nicole Kidman, Riva Marker, Per Saari, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech.  Music…

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Secret In Their Eyes (2015)

BILLY RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA/United Kingdom/Spain/South Korea, 2015.  IM Global, STX Entertainment, Route One Entertainment, Union Investment Partners, Gran Via Productions, SITE Productions, Willies Movies, Ingenious Media.  Screenplay by Billy Ray, based on the film El Secreto De Sus Ojos by Juan Jose Campanella, Eduardo Sacheri.  Cinematography by Daniel Moder.  Produced by Matt Jackson, Mark Johnson.  Music…

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BMX Bandits (1983)

BRIAN TRENCHARD-SMITH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Australia, 1983.  Nilsen Premiere.  Screenplay by Patrick Edgeworth, based on a screenplay by Russell Hagg.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by Tom Broadbridge, Paul F. Davies.  Music by Colin Stead, Frank Strangio.  Production Design by Ross Major.  Costume Design by Lesley McLennan.  Film Editing by Alan Lake.  This adorable, kid-friendly adventure has become something of…

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The Guardian Brothers (2016)

GARY WANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   Original title:  Xiao men shen China, 2016.  Light Chaser Animation Studios.  Screenplay by Dan Edelstein, Terrence Stone, Gary Wang.  Produced by Zhou Yu.  Music by Nathan Wang.  Film Editing by Ji Zhao. A modern world no longer interested in the spiritual beliefs of its ancestors has relegated guardian spirits to a realm in which…

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