Uncut Gems (2019)

BENNY SAFDIE, JOSH SAFDIE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.    USA, 2019.  Elara Pictures, IAC Films, Scott Rudin Productions, Sikelia Productions.  Screenplay by Ronald Bronstein, Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Sebastian Bear-McClard, Oscar Boyson, Eli Bush, Scott Rudin.  Music by Daniel Lopatin.  Production Design by Sam Lisenco.  Costume Design…

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Eighth Grade (2018)

BO BURNHAM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 2018.  A24.  Screenplay by Bo Burnham.  Cinematography by Andrew Wehde.  Produced by Eli Bush, Scott Rudin, Christopher Storer, Lila Yacoub.  Music by Anna Meredith.  Production Design by Sam Lisenco.  Costume Design by Mitchell Travers.  Film Editing by Jennifer Lilly.  Kayla (Elsie Fisher) is thirteen years old and handling it as best as she can. …

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22 July (2018)

PAUL GREENGRASS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   Norway/Iceland/USA, 2018.  Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Paul Greengrass, based on the book One of Us by Åsne Seierstad.  Cinematography by Pål Ulvik Rokseth.  Produced by Eli Bush, Gregory Goodman, Paul Greengrass, Scott Rudin.  Music by Sune Martin.  Production Design by Liv Ask.  Costume Design by Margrét Einarsdóttir.  Film Editing by William Goldenberg. On the…

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Isle of Dogs (2018)

WES ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA/Germany, 2018.  American Empirical Pictures, Indian Paintbrush, Studio Babelsberg, Twentieth Century Fox Animation.  Story by Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, Kunichi Nomura, Screenplay by Wes Anderson.  Cinematography by Tristan Oliver.  Produced by Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales, Scott Rudin.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Paul Harrod, Adam Stockhausen.  Film Editing by…

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Annihilation (2018)

ALEX GARLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5 United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  DNA Films, Paramount Pictures,  Scott Rudin Productions, Skydance Media.  Screenplay by Alex Garland, based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer.  Cinematography by Rob Hardy.  Produced by Eli Bush, Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich, Scott Rudin.  Music by Geoff Barrow, Ben Salisbury.  Production Design  by Mark Digby.  Costume Design by Sammy Sheldon.  Film Editing by Barney Pilling.  …

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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.  Comedic drama that provides something of a follow-up to The…

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Lady Bird (2017)

GRETA GERWIG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2017.  Scott Rudin Productions, Entertainment 360, IAC Films.  Screenplay by Greta Gerwig.  Cinematography by Sam Levy.  Produced by Eli Bush, Evelyn O’Neill, Scott Rudin.  Music by Jon Brion.  Production Design by Chris Jones.  Costume Design by April Napier.  Film Editing by Nick Houy.   Saoirse Ronan gives a bewitching performance as a teenager about to…

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Fences (2016)

DENZEL WASHINGTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2016.  Bron Studios, Escape Artists, MACRO, Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by August Wilson, based on his play.  Cinematography by Charlotte Bruus Christensen.  Produced by Todd Black, Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Sharen Davis.  Film Editing by Hughes Winborne.   A garbage…

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Steve Jobs (2015)

DANNY BOYLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2015.  Universal Pictures, Legendary Entertainment, Scott Rudin Productions, The Mark Gordon Company, Entertainment 360, Decibel Films, Cloud Eight Films, Digital Image Associates.  Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, based on the book by Walter Isaacson.  Cinematography by Alwin H. Kuchler.  Produced by Danny Boyle, Guymon Casady, Christian Colson, Mark Gordon, Scott Rudin.  Music by Daniel…

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While We’re Young (2014)

NOAH BAUMBACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2014.  Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Noah Baumbach.  Cinematography by Sam Levy.  Produced by Noah Baumbach, Eli Bush, Scott Rudin, Lila Yacoub.  Music by James Murphy.  Production Design by Adam Stockhausen.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Jennifer Lame.   Ben Stiller is a documentary filmmaker who has been working on the same unfinished project for…

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Rosewater (2014)

JON STEWART Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2014.  Busboy Productions, International Traders, MWM.  Screenplay by Jon Stewart, based on the book Then They Came For Me: A Family’s Story Of Love, Captivity and Survival by Maziar Bahari, Aimee Molloy.  Cinematography by Bobby Bukowski.  Produced by Gigi Pritzker, Scott Rudin, Jon Stewart.   Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Gerald Sullivan.  Costume Design…

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Marci X (2003)

RICHARD BENJAMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.5.  USA, 2003.  Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions, Munich Film Partners New Century & Company.  Screenplay by Paul Rudnick.  Cinematography by Robbie Greenberg.  Produced by Scott Rudin.  Music by Mervyn Warren.  Production Design by Therese DePrez.  Costume Design by David C. Robinson.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Cambas.  Podcasts:  Bad Gay Movies. Not even the presence of two adorable stars…

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