Unstoppable (2010)

TONY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2010.  Twentieth Century Fox, Prospect Park, Scott Free Productions, Firm Films, Millbrook Farm Productions.  Screenplay by Mark Bomback.  Cinematography by Ben Seresin.  Produced by Eric McLeod, Mimi Rogers, Tony Scott, Julie Yorn, Alex Young.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Chris Seagers.  Costume Design by…

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Sorry To Bother You (2018)

BOOTS RILEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2018.  Cinereach, Forest Whitaker’s Significant Productions, MACRO, MNM Creative, The Space Program.  Screenplay by Boots Riley.  Cinematography by Doug Emmett.  Produced by Nina Yang Bongiovi,  Jonathan Duffy, Charles D. King, George Rush, Forest Whitaker, Kelly Williams.  Music by The Coup, Merrill Garbus, Boots Riley, Tune-Yards. Production Design by Jason Kisvarday.  Costume Design by Deirdra Elizabeth…

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The Captive (2014)

ATOM EGOYAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  Canada, 2014.  Ego Film Arts, The Film Farm.  Story by Atom Egoyan, Screenplay by Atom Egoyan, David Fraser.  Cinematography by Paul Sarossy.  Produced by Atom Egoyan, Stephen Traynor, Simone Urdl, Jennifer Weiss.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Phillip Barker.  Costume Design by Debra Hanson.  Film Editing by Susan Shipton.  Cannes Film Festival 2014.   A strange misfire,…

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Men In Black II (2002)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 2002.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Amblin Entertainment, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation.  Story by Robert Gordon, Screenplay by Robert Gordon, Barry Fanaro, based on Malibu Comics by Lowell Cunningham.  Cinematography by Greg Gardiner.  Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Bo Welch.  Costume Design by Mary E. Vogt.  Film Editing by Richard…

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Alexander (2004)

OLIVER STONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  Germany/USA/The Netherlands/France/United Kingdom/Italy, 2004.  Warner Bros., Intermedia Films, Pacifica Film, Egmond Film & Television, France 3 Cinéma, IMF Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. 3. Produktions KG, Pathé Renn Productions, WR Universal Group.  Screenplay by Oliver Stone, Christopher Kyle, Laeta Kalogridis.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Moritz Borman, Jon Kilik, Thomas Schuhly,…

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Josie And The Pussycats

DEBORAH KAPLAN, HARRY ELFONT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Charming confetti based on the Archie sidebar comic strip, about a group of young girls who form a band and are trying to hit the big time. Overnight success happens, literally overnight, and soon they find themselves being plastered on the cover of every magazine, albums…

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25th Hour (2002)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2002.  25th Hour Productions, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Gamut Films, Industry Entertainment, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by David Benioff, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Julia Chasman, Jon Kilik, Spike Lee, Tobey Maguire.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by James Chinlund.  Costume Design by Sandra Hernandez.  Film Editing by Barry…

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He Got Game (1998)

SPIKE LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1998.  Touchstone Pictures, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks.  Screenplay by Spike Lee.  Cinematography by Ellen Kuras, Malik Hassan Sayeed.  Produced by Jon Kilik, Spike Lee.  Music by Alex Steyermark.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Sandra Hernandez.  Film Editing by Barry Alexander Brown.   Director Spike Lee’s characters are always so richly drawn,…

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Rent (2005)

CHRIS COLUMBUS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2005.   Rent Productions LLC, 1492 Pictures, Revolution Studios, Tribeca Productions.  Screenplay by Stephen Chbosky, based on the book of the musical play by Jonathan Larson. Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus, Robert De Niro, Mark Radcliffe, Jane Rosenthal.  Music by Jonathan Larson, Rob Cavallo, Matthew Rush Sullivan. Production Design…

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Shattered Glass (2003)

BILLY RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA/Canada, 2003.  Cruise/Wagner Productions, Baumgarten Merims Productions, Forest Park Pictures.  Screenplay by Billy Ray, based on an article by Buzz Bissinger.  Cinematography by Mandy Walker.  Produced by Craig Baumgarten, Tove Christensen, Gaye Hirsch, Adam Merims.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Francois Seguin.  Costume Design by Renee April.  Film Editing by Jeffrey Ford.  Boston Film Critics…

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Death Proof (2007)

QUENTIN TARANTINO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2007.  Dimension Films, Troublemaker Studios, Rodriguez International Pictures, The Weinstein Company.  Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino.  Cinematography by Quentin Tarantino.  Produced by Elizabeth Avellan, Robert Rodriguez, Erica Steinberg, Quentin Tarantino.  Production Design by Steve Joyner.  Costume Design by Nina Procter.  Film Editing by Sally Menke.  Cannes Film Festival 2007. Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s Grindhouse…

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Sin City (2005)

QUENTIN TARANTINO, ROBERT RODRIGUEZ, FRANK MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2005.  Dimension Films, Troublemaker Studios.  Screenplay by Frank Miller, based on his graphic novels.  Cinematography by Robert Rodriguez.  Produced by Elizabeth Avellan.  Music by John Debney, Graeme Revell, Robert Rodriguez.  Production Design by Steve Joyner, Jeanette Scott.  Costume Design by Nina Procter.  Film Editing by Robert Rodriguez.  Cannes Film Festival 2005. …

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