Thor: The Dark World (2013)

ALAN TAYLOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2013.  Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Pictures. Story by Don Payne, Robert Rodat, Screenplay by Christopher L. Yost, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, based on the Marvel comics by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby.  Malekith character created by Walter Simonson.  Cinematography by Kramer Morgenthau.  Produced by Kenneth…

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Freejack (1992)

GEOFF MURPHY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1992.  Morgan Creek Entertainment.  Screen story by Steven Pressfield, Ronald Shusett, Screenplay by Steven Pressfield, Ronald Shusett, Dan Gilroy.  Cinematography by Amir Mokri.  Produced by Stuart Oken, Ronald Shusett.  Music by Trevor Jones.  Production Design by Joe Alves.  Costume Design by Lisa Jensen.  Film Editing by…

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Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)

DAN GILROY Bil’s rating (out of 5): 0.5.  USA, 2019.  Netflix.  Screenplay by Dan Gilroy.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Jennifer Fox.  Music by Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders.  Production Design by Jim Bissell.  Costume Design by Isis Mussenden, Trish Summerville.  Film Editing by John Gilroy.  Dan Gilroy follows the exceptional Nightcrawler and the absorbing…

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Avengers: Endgame (2019)

ANTHONY RUSSO, JOE RUSSO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2019.  Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, based on the Marvel comics by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and the comic book by Jim Starlin.  Cinematography by Trent Opaloch.  Produced by Kevin Feige.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by…

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The Intern (2015)

NANCY MEYERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2015.  Waverly Films.  Screenplay by Nancy Meyers.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Suzanne McNeill Farwell, Nancy Meyers.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Kristi Zea.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Demeterio.  Film Editing by Robert Leighton.   Robert De Niro has reached seventy, a retired widower who hasn’t lost the desire to stay  busy or…

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Nightcrawler (2014)

DAN GILROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 2014.  Bold Films, Nightcrawler.  Screenplay by Dan Gilroy.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Jennifer Fox, Tony Gilroy, Jake Gyllenhaal, David Lancaster, Michel Litvak.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Kevin Kavanaugh.  Costume Design by Amy Westcott.  Film Editing by John Gilroy.  Academy Awards 2014. American Film Institute 2014.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2014.  Golden Globe…

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Buddy (1997)

CAROLINE THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1997.  Jim Henson Pictures, American Zoetrope, Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Story by William Joyce, Caroline Thompson, Screenplay by Caroline Thompson, based on the book Animals Are My Hobby by Gertrude Davies Lintz.  Cinematography by Steve Mason.  Produced by Fred Fuchs, Steve Nicolaides.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Daniel A. Lomino, David Nichols.  Costume Design by…

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Big Trouble (2002)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 2002.  Touchstone Pictures, The Jacobson Company, Sonnenfeld Josephson Worldwide Entertainment, Sundale Productions Inc..  Screenplay by Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone, based on the novel by Dave Barry.  Cinematography by Greg Gardiner.  Produced by Tom Jacobson, Barry Josephson, Barry Sonnenfeld.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Garreth Stover.  Costume Design by Mary E. Vogt.  Film Editing by…

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Get Shorty (1995)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1995.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Jersey Films.  Screenplay by Scott Frank, based on the novel by Elmore Leonard.  Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced by Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher.  Music by John Lurie.  Production Design by Peter S. Larkin.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing by Jim Miller, Ted Woerner.  Golden Globe Awards 1995.  New York…

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Tin Cup (1996)

RON SHELTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBBB.  USA, 1996.  Regency Enterprises, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by John Norville, Ron Shelton.  Cinematography by Russell Boyd.  Produced by Gary Foster, David V. Lester.  Music by William Ross.  Production Design by James D. Bissell.  Costume Design by Carol Oditz.  Film Editing by Kimberly Ray, Paul Seydor.  Golden Globe Awards 1996.  New York Film Critics Awards 1996.   A burnt-out…

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The Adventures Of Rocky And Bullwinkle

DES McANUFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Not great but very sometimes funny update of the classic television cartoon. The inane plot involves the evil trio of Fearless Leader (Robert De Niro), Boris (Jason Alexander) and Natasha (Rene Russo), who have turned themselves from cartoon into live-action so that they can buy a television station…

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In The Line Of Fire

BBBB (out of 5) Trust Wolfgang Petersen to come up with a cop thriller that’s a good cut above the genre average. Clint Eastwood plays a near-retired agent who never got over the fact that President Kennedy died on his watch. Now old demons have returned to haunt him when a psychotic madman (John Malkovich)…

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