Passing Strange (2009)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2009.  40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks.  Screenplay by Stew.  Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.  Produced by Steve Klein.  Music by Stew.  Film Editing by Barry Alexander Brown. Spike Lee brings movie cameras to a performance of the Tony Award-winning Broadway show written by musician Stew. The … More Passing Strange (2009)

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The Big Sick (2017)

MICHAEL SHOWALTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Apatow Productions, FilmNation Entertainment, Story Ink.  USA, 2017.  Screenplay by Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani.  Cinematography by Brian Burgoyne.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel.  Music by Michael Andrews.  Production Design by Brandon Tonner-Connolly.  Costume Design by Sarah Mae Burton.  Film Editing by Robert Nassau.  Academy Awards 2017.   Gotham Awards 2017.  Independent Spirit Awards 2017. Real-life couple Kumail Nanjiani and … More The Big Sick (2017)

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Mistress America (2015)

NOAH BAUMBACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2015.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, RT Features.  Screenplay by Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig.  Cinematography by Sam Levy.  Produced by Noah Baumbach, Rodrigo Teixeira, Lila Yacoub.  Music by Britta Phillips, Dean Wareham.  Production Design by Sam Lisenco.  Costume Design by Sarah Mae Burton.  Film Editing by Jennifer Lame.  Gotham Awards 2015.   Lola Kirke is attending college in New York City, … More Mistress America (2015)

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The Switch

BBBB (out of 5) Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman are New York singletons who have been best friends for years, one of his many failed attempts at a relationship in his life. When she announces that she is tired of looking for the right man and has decided to have a child by artificial insemination, he reacts … More The Switch

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