The Dead Don’t Die (2019)

JIM JARMUSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Sweden/South Africa, 2019.  Animal Kingdom, Film i Vast.  Screenplay by Jim Jarmusch.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Joshua Astrachan, Carter Logan.  Music by Squrl.  Production Design by Alex DiGerlando.  Costume Design by Catherine George.  Film Editing by Affonso Goncalves. Jim Jarmusch follows his delicious take on…

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A Rainy Day In New York (2019)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2019.  Gravier Productions, Perdido Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Erika Aronson, Letty Aronson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Marco Piemontese.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.  Woody Allen returns to New York and to a lighter feeling in…

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Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

NICHOLAS STOLLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA/China, 2016.  Universal Pictures, Perfect World Pictures, Point Grey Pictures, Good Universe.  Screenplay by Andrew Jay Cohen, Brendan O’Brien, Nicholas Stoller, Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, based on characters created by Andrew Jay Cohen, Brendan O’Brien.  Cinematography by Brandon Trost.  Produced by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, James Weaver.  Music by Michael Andrews.  Production Design…

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Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

GENNDY TARTAKOVSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2015.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, LStar Capital, Sony Pictures Animation, Media Rights Capital, Sony Pictures Digital, Sony Pictures Imageworks.  Screenplay by Robert Smigel, Adam Sandler, based on characters created by Todd Durham.  Produced by Michelle Murdocca.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh. Production Design by Michael Kurinsky.  Film Editing by Catherine Apple.   In this hilarious…

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Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)

GENNDY TARTAKOVSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2018.  Columbia Pictures, Media Rights Capital, Sony Pictures Animation.  Screenplay by Michael McCullers, Genndy Tartakovsky, based on characters created by Todd Durham.  Produced by Michelle Murdocca.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh, Tiësto.  Production Design by Scott Wills.  Film Editing by Joyce Arrastia. With his daughter’s happiness well secured by her marriage in the previous…

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The Big Short (2015)

ADAM McKAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2015.  Plan B Entertainment, Regency Enterprises.  Screenplay by Charles Randolph, Adam McKay, based on the book by Michael Lewis.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Arnon Milchan, Brad Pitt.  Music by Nicholas Britell.  Production Design by Clayton Hartley.  Costume Design by Susan Matheson.  Film Editing by Hank Corwin.  Academy Awards…

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Hotel Transylvania (2012)

GENNDY TARTAKOVSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB. USA, 2012.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Sony Pictures Animation.  Story by Todd Durham, Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Screenplay by Peter Baynham, Robert Smigel.  Produced by Michelle Murdocca.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh.  Production Design by Marcelo Vignali.  Film Editing by Catherine Apple.  Golden Globe Awards 2012.  Toronto International Film Festival 2012. Even a famous vampire can’t help but turn into…

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Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)

ROBERT RODRIGUEZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.5.  USA, 2003.  Dimension Films, Los Hooligans Productions, Troublemaker Studios.  Screenplay by Robert Rodriguez.  Cinematography by Robert Rodriguez.  Produced by Elizabeth Avellan, Robert Rodriguez.  Music by Rebecca Rodriguez.  Production Design by Robert Rodriguez.  Costume Design by Nina Proctor.  Film Editing by Robert Rodriguez.   What a piece of crap. Robert Rodriguez has really let all the air out…

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The Muppets

BBB.5 (out of 5) Jason Segel and Amy Adams are a happy couple from Smalltown, USA who decide to take a vacation to Los Angeles, California and enjoy some fun in the sun together. She is rather chagrined when he asks if his brother Walter can come along, but she knows how close the siblings are…

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Spring Breakers (2012)

HAROLD BECKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2012.  Muse Productions, Division Films, O’ Salvation, Iconoclast, MJZ, RabbitBandini Productions.   Screenplay by Harmony Korine. Cinematography by Benoit Debie.  Produced by Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Jordan Gertner, Chris Hanley, David Zander.  Music by Cliff Martinez, Skrillex.  Production Design by Elliott Hostetter.  Costume Design by Heidi Bivens.  Film Editing by Douglas Crise.  Dorian Awards 2013.  …

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