Umma (2022)

IRIS K. SHIM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 2022. Catchlight Studios, Raimi Productions, Stage 6 Films, Starlight Media. Screenplay by Iris K. Shim. Cinematography by Matt Flannery. Produced by Zainab Azizi, Sam Raimi. Music by Roque Baños. Production Design by Yong Ok Lee. Costume Design by Leah Butler. Film Editing by Louis Cioffi,…

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Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)

DON HALL, CARLOS LOPEZ ESTRADA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 2021. Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures. Story by Paul Briggs, Don Hall, Adele Lim, Carlos López Estrada, Kiel Murray, Qui Nguyen, John Ripa, Dean Wellins, Screenplay by Qui Nguyen, Adele Lim. Cinematography by Rob Dressel. Produced by Peter Del Vecho, Osnat…

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Over The Moon (2020)

GLEN KEANE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB China/USA, 2020. Glen Keane Productions, Janet Yang Productions, Netflix, Pearl Studio. Screenplay by Audrey Wells, additional screenplay material by Jennifer Yee McDevitt, Alice Wu. Produced by Peilin Chou, Gennie Rim. Music by Steven Price. Production Design by Celine Desrumaux. Costume Design by Guo Pei. Film Editing by…

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Tammy (2014)

BEN FALCONE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2014.  Gary Sanchez Productions, New Line Cinema, On The Day Productions.  Screenplay by Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone.  Cinematography by Russ T. Alsobrook.  Produced by Will Ferrell, Melissa McCarthy, Adam McKay.  Music by Michael Andrews.  Production Design by Jefferson Sage.  Costume Design by Wendy Chuck.  Film Editing by Michael L. Sale.  Melissa McCarthy plays a mouthy,…

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Under The Tuscan Sun (2003)

AUDREY WELLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Italy, 2003.  Touchstone Pictures, Timnick Films, Blue Gardenia Productions, Tatiale Films.  Story and Screenplay by Audrey Wells, based on the book Under The Tuscan Sun: At Home In Italy by Frances Mayes.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Simpson.  Produced by Tom Sternberg, Audrey Wells.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Stephen McCabe.  Costume Design by Nicoletta Ercole.  Film Editing…

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Permanent Midnight (1998)

DAVID VELOZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1998.  JD Productions.  Screenplay by David Veloz, based on the book by Jerry Stahl.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Jane Hamsher, Don Murphy.  Music by Daniel Licht.  Production Design by Jerry Fleming.  Costume Design by Lori Eskowitz-Carter, Louise Mingenbach.  Film Editing by Cara Silverman, Steven Weisberg.   Forgettable recount of the turbulent battle with heroin addiction…

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The Night Listener (2006)

PATRICK STETTNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2006.  Hart-Sharp Entertainment, IFC Films, Fortissimo Films.  Screenplay by Armistead Maupin, Terry Anderson, Patrick Stettner, based on the novel by Armistead Maupin.  Cinematography by Lisa Rinzler.  Produced by Jill Footlick, Robert Kessel, Jeff Sharp.  Music by Peter Nashel.  Production Design by Michael Shaw.  Costume Design by Marina Draghici.  Film Editing by Andy Keir.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies.   A…

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Hard Candy (2005)

DAVID SLADE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2005.  Lions Gate Films, Vulcan Productions, Launchpad Productions.  Screenplay by Brian Nelson.  Cinematography by Jo Willems.  Produced by Michael Caldwell, David Higgins, Richard Hutton.  Music by Harry Escott, Molly Nyman.  Production Design by Jeremy Reed.  Costume Design by Jennifer Johnson.  Film Editing by Art Jones.   Fourteen year-old Haley (Ellen Page) flirts with 32 year-old Jeff (Patrick Wilson)…

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Double Happiness (1994)

MINA SHUM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Canada, 1994.  British Columbia Film Commission, Fine Line Features, National Film Board of Canada, New Views Films, Téléfilm Canada.  Screenplay by Mina Shum.  Cinematography by Peter Wunstorf.  Produced by Stephen Hegyes, Rose Lam.  Music by Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet.  Production Design by Michael Bjornson.  Costume Design by Cynthia Ann Summers.  Film Editing by Alison Grace.  …

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Sideways (2004)

ALEXANDER PAYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2004.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Michael London Productions, Sideways Productions Inc..  Screenplay by Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor, based on the novel by Rex Pickett.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Michael London.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Jane Ann Stewart.  Costume Design by Wendy Chuck.  Film Editing by Kevin Tent.   One week before…

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Rabbit Hole (2010)

JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2010.  Olympus Pictures, Blossom Films, MWM.  Screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire, based on his play.  Cinematography by Frank G. DeMarco.  Produced by Nicole Kidman, Gigi Pritzker,Per Saari, Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech.  Music by Anton Sanko.  Production Design by Kalina Ivanov.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Joe Klotz.   This delicately beautiful film begins…

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Last Night (1998)

DON McKELLAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Canada/France, 1998.  Rhombus Media, Téléfilm Canada, La Sept-Arte, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Haut et Court, Canada Television and Cable Production Fund, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.  Screenplay by Don McKellar.  Cinematography by Douglas Koch.  Produced by Niv Fichman, Daniel Iron.  Music by Alex Pauk, Alexina Louie.  Production Design by John Dondertman.  Costume…

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