Toy Story 4 (2019)

JOSH COOLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2019.  Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Original story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Josh Cooley, Valerie LaPointe, Rashida Jones, Will McCormack, Martin Hynes, Stephany Folsom, Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Stephany Folsom.   Cinematography by Jean-Claude Kalache, Patrick Lin.   Produced by Mark Nielsen, Jonas Rivera, Galyn Susman. …

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Marriage Story (2019)

NOAH BAUMBACH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom/USA, 2019.  Heyday Films, Netflix.  Screenplay by Noah Baumbach.    Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.  Produced by Noah Baumbach, David Heyman.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Jade Healy.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Jennifer Lame.   A heartwarming opening montage has married couple…

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The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected) (2017)

NOAH BAUMBACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2017.  Gilded Halfwing, IAC Films, Netflix.   Screenplay by Noah Baumbach.   Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.  Produced by Noah Baumbach, Eli Bush, Scott Rudin, Lila Yacoub.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Gerald Sullivan.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by Jennifer Lame.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2017.  Cannes Film Festival 2017.  Gotham Awards…

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Toy Story 3 (2010)

LEE UNKRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2010.  Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios.  Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich, Screenplay by Michael Arndt.  Produced by Darla K. Anderson.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Bob Pauley.  Film Editing by Ken Schretzmann.   In 1995 the Pixar studio set off a cinematic revolution when they premiered the first-ever fully…

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James And The Giant Peach (1996)

HENRY SELICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1996.  Walt Disney Pictures, Allied Filmmakers, Skellington Productions Inc..  Screenplay by Karey Kirkpatrick, Jonathan Roberts, Steve Bloom, based on the book by Roald Dahl.  Cinematography by Pete Kozachik, Hiro Narita.  Produced by Tim Burton, Denise DiNovi.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Harley Jessup.  Costume Design by Julie Slinger.  Film Editing by Stan Webb. …

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Seabiscuit (2003)

GARY ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2003.   Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Spyglass Entertainment, Larger Than Life Productions, The Kennedy/Marshall Company.   Screenplay by Gary Ross, based on the book by Lauren Hillenbrand.   Cinematography by John Schwartzman.   Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Gary Ross, Jane Sindell.   Music by Randy Newman.   Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall. …

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Pleasantville (1998)

GARY ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1998.   New Line Cinema, Larger Than Life Productions.   Screenplay by Gary Ross.   Cinematography by John Lindley.   Produced by Bob Degus, Jon Kilik, Gary Ross, Steven Soderbergh.   Music by Randy Newman.   Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall.   Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.   Film Editing by William Goldenberg.    Tobey…

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Meet The Fockers (2004)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2004.  Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Tribeca Productions, Everyman Pictures.  Story and Screenplay by Jim Herzfeld, Marc Hyman, based on characters created by Greg Glienna, Mary Ruth Clarke.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Robert De Niro, Jay Roach, Jane Rosenthal.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Rusty Smith.  Costume Design by Carol Ramsey.  Film Editing by…

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Meet The Parents (2000)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2000.  Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Nancy Tenenbaum Films, Tribeca Productions.  Story by Greg Glienna, Mary Ruth Clarke, Screenplay by Jim Herzfeld, John Hamburg, based on a 1992 screenplay by Greg Glienna, Mary Ruth Clarke.  Cinematography by Peter James.  Produced by Robert De Niro, Jay Roach, Jane Rosenthal, Nancy Tenenbaum.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design…

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Awakenings (1990)

PENNY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1990.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Parkes/Lasker productions.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Oliver Sacks. Cinematography by Miroslav Ondricek.  Produced by Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Anton Furst.  Costume Design by Cynthia Flynt.  Film Editing by Battle Davis, Gerald B. Greenberg.   Dr. Oliver Sacks’ autobiographical…

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Three Amigos (1986)

JOHN LANDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1986.  L.A. Films, Home Box Office.  Screenplay by Steve Martin, Lorne Michaels, Randy Newman.  Cinematography by Ronald W. Browne.  Produced by George Folsey Jr., Lorne Michaels.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Richard Sawyer.  Costume Design by Deborah Nadoolman.  Film Editing by Malcolm Campbell. Three silent film actors (Steve Martin, Martin Short, Chevy…

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The Paper (1994)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1994.  Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment.  Screenplay by David Koepp, Stephen Koepp.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by Brian Grazer, Frederick Zollo.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Todd Hallowell.  Costume Design by Rita Ryack.  Film Editing by Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill.   Michael Keaton is excellent as a tabloid reporter whose one twenty-four hour day is…

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