Almost Love (2019)

MIKE DOYLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Sell By USA, 2019.  Sell By Film.  Screenplay by Mike Doyle.  Cinematography by Ludovic Littee.  Produced by Kaolin Bass, Mandy Ward.  Music by Dabney Morris.  Production Design by Robert Wise.  Costume Design by Lisa Montalvo.  Film Editing by Michael Berenbaum.   A group of friends in New…

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The Party (2017)

SALLY POTTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   United Kingdom, 2017.  Adventure Pictures, Oxwich Media.  Screenplay by Sally Potter.  Cinematography by Aleksei Rodionov.  Produced by Kurban Kassam, Christopher Sheppard.  Music by Matt Biffa.  Production Design by Carlos Conti.  Costume Design by Jane Petrie.  Film Editing by Emilie Orsini, Anders Refn.  Kristin Scott Thomas has just been named England’s Health Minister and has invited a few…

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October Gale (2014)

RUBA NADDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Canada, 2014.  Killer Films, Foundry Films, Pacific Northwest Pictures, Blue Ice Pictures.  Screenplay by Ruba Nadda.  Cinematography by Jeremy Benning.  Produced by Daniel Iron.  Music by Mischa Chillak.  Production Design by Gordon Barnes.  Costume Design by Alex Reda.  Film Editing by Wiebke von Carolsfeld.  Toronto International Film Festival 2014. Patricia Clarkson plays a recently widowed doctor who decides to…

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Dogville (2003)

LARS VON TRIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Denmark/Sweden/Norway/Finland/United Kingdom/France/Germany/The Netherlands, 2003.  Zentropa Entertainments, Isabella Films B.V., Something Else B.V., Memfis Film, Trollhattan Film AB, Pain Unlimited GmbH Filmproduktion, Sigma Films, Zoma Films Ltd., Slot Machine, Liberator Productions, Film i Vast, Arte France Cinema, France 3 Cinema, WDR / Arte, Danmarks Radio, Sveriges Television, Nederlandse Programma…

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Shutter Island (2010)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2010.  Paramount Pictures, Phoenix Pictures, Sikelia Productions, Appian Way.  Screenplay by Laeta Kalogridis, based on the novel by Dennis Lehane.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Brad Fischer, Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Martin Scorsese.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Thelma Schoonmaker.  National Board of Review Awards 2010. …

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Joe Gould’s Secret (2000)

STANLEY TUCCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2000.  Bohemian Productions, First Cold Press Productions, October Films, Weinstock Productions.  Screenplay by Howard A. Rodman, based on the books Professor Seagull and Joe Gould’s Secret by Joseph Mitchell.  Cinematography by Maryse Alberti.  Produced by Elizabeth W. Alexander, Stanley Tucci, Charles Weinstock.  Music by Evan Lurie.  Production Design by Andrew Jackness.  Costume Design by Juliet Polcsa.  Film…

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The Safety Of Objects (2001)

ROSE TROCHE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2001.  Renaissance Films, Vulcan Productions, Infilm, Killer Films, Ontario Film Development Corporation.  Screenplay by Rose Troche, based on the stories by A.M. Homes.  Cinematography by Enrique Chediak.  Produced by Dorothy Berwin, Christine Vachon.  Music by Barb Morrison, Charles Nieland, Nance Nieland.  Production Design by Andrea Stanley.  Costume Design by Laura Jean Shannon.  Film Editing by Geraldine…

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All The King’s Men (2006)

STEVEN ZAILLIAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Germany/USA, 2006.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Relativity Media, Phoenix Pictures, VIP 3 Medienfonds, VIP 4 Medienfonds, Rising Star.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the novel by Robert Penn Warren.  Cinematography by Pawel Edelman.  Produced by Ken Lemberger, Mike Medavoy, Steven Zaillian.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein. Costume Design by Marit Allen.  Film…

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The Pledge

SEAN PENN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2001.  Morgan Creek Entertainment, Franchise Pictures, Clyde Is Hungry Films, Pledge Productions, Epsilon Motion Pictures.  Screenplay by Jerzy Kromolowski, Mary Olson-Kromolowski, based on the book by Freidrich Durrenmatt. Cinematography by Chris Menges.  Produced by Michael Fitzgerald, Sean Penn, Elie Samaha.  Music by Klaus Badelt, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Bill Groom.  Costume Design by…

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Cairo Time (2009)

RUBA NADDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada/Ireland/Egypt, 2009.  Foundry Films, Samson Films, Astral Media, CITY-TV, Corus, The Harold Greenberg Fund, MISR International Films, Movie Central, The Movie Network, Ontario Media Development Corporation, Super Channel, Super Écran, Téléfilm Canada.  Screenplay by Ruba Nadda.  Cinematography by Luc Montpellier.  Produced by David Collins, Daniel Iron, Gabriel Khoury.  Music by Niall Byrne.  Production Design…

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The Station Agent (2003)

TOM McCARTHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2003.  SenArt Films, Next Wednesday Productions.  Screenplay by Tom McCarthy.  Cinematography by Oliver Bokelberg.  Produced by Robert May, Mary Jane Skalski, Kathryn Tucker.  Music by Stephen Trask.  Production Design by John Paino.  Costume Design by Jeanne DuPont.  Film Editing by Tom McArdle.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2003.   Independent Spirit Awards 2003.  National Board of Review Awards…

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Jumanji (1995)

JOE JOHNSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.   Plodding children’s movie has Robin Williams and Bonnie Hunt reunite after being childhood friends many years before, reopening a dangerous exotic board game that features wild animals. The game comes to life and pretty soon the small town they live in is being stampeded by wild elephants, rhinoceroses…

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