Richard Jewell (2019)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. USA, 2019.  75 Year Plan Productions, Appian Way, Misher Films, The Malpaso Company, Warner Bros.. Screenplay by Billy Ray, based on the article American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell by Marie Brenner and the book The Suspect by Kent Alexander and Kevin Salwen.  Cinematography by Yves…

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Booksmart (2019)

OLIVIA WILDE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 2019.  Annapurna Pictures, Gloria Sanchez Productions.  Screenplay by Susanna Fogel, Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Katie Silberman.  Cinematography by Jason McCormick.  Produced by Chelsea Barnard, David Distenfeld, Jessica Elbaum, Megan Ellison, Katie Silberman.  Music by Dan Nakamura.  Production Design by Katie Byron.   Costume Design by April Napier. …

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Rush (2013)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA/Germany/United Kingdom, 2013.  Exclusive Media Group, Cross Creek Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Revolution Films, Working Title Films, Double Negative.  Screenplay by Peter Morgan.  Cinematography by Anthony Dod Mantle.  Produced by Andrew Eaton, Eric Fellner, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Peter Morgan, Brian Oliver.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Mark Digby.  Costume Design by Julian Day.  Film Editing by Daniel…

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Year One (2009)

HAROLD RAMIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2009.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Ocean Pictures, Apatow Productions.   Story by Harold Ramis, Screenplay by Harold Ramis, Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg.  Cinematography by Alar Kivilo.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Clayton Townsend.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Jefferson Sage. Costume Design by Debra McGuire.  Film Editing by Craig Herring, Steve Welch.   Two cavemen in…

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Her (2013)

SPIKE JONZE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2013.  Annapurna Pictures.  Screenplay by Spike Jonze.  Cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema.  Produced by Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze, Vincent Landay.  Music by Arcade Fire.  Production Design by K.K. Barrett.  Costume Design by Casey Storm.  Film Editing by Jeff Buchanan, Eric Zumbrunnen.  Academy Awards 2013.  American Film Institute 2013. Dorian Awards 2013.   Golden Globe Awards 2013.  Las Vegas Film…

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TRON: Legacy (2010)

JOSEPH KOSINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2010.  Walt Disney Pictures, Sean Bailey Productions, LivePlanet, Prana Studios.  Story by Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal, Screenplay by Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, based on characters created by Steven Lisberger, Bonnie MacBird.  Cinematography by Claudio Miranda.  Produced by Sean Bailey, Steven Lisberger, Jeffrey Silver.    Music…

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Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

JON FAVREAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 2011.  Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Reliance Entertainment, Relativity Media, Imagine Entertainment, K/O Paper Products, Fairview Entertainment, Platinum Studios, K/O Camera Toys.  Screen story by Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Steve Oedekerk, Screenplay by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof, Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, based on the Platinum Studios comic book by Scott Mitchell…

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Alpha Dog

NICK CASSAVETES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Issues of peer pressure and the desire to fit in are applied to young people involved in organized crime in this absorbing , fact-based drama. Los Angeles drug dealer Johnny Truelove (Emile Hirsch) seizes the moment and kidnaps fifteen year-old Anton Yelchin off the street since his addict brother…

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Conversations With Other Women

HANS CANOSA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB (out of 5) At first glance this two-character study, presented entirely in a split-screen format, might seem a tiresome exercise in style over substance, but give it a few minutes and you’ll eventually find yourself mesmerized by the experience. Helena Bonham Carter and Aaron Eckhart are top-drawer as two…

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