Missing Link (2019)

CHRIS BUTLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Canada/USA, 2019.  Laika Entertainment, Digital One, Entertainment One.   Screenplay by Chris Butler.  Cinematography by Chris Peterson.  Produced by Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Nelson Lowry.  Costume Design by Deborah Cook.  Film Editing by Stephen Perkins.   This delightful animated feature stars Hugh…

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Love & Friendship (2016)

WHIT STILLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Ireland/Netherlands/France/USA, 2016.  Westerly Films, Blinder Films, Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l’Image Animée, Chic Films, Protagonist Pictures, Revolver Amsterdam.  Screenplay by Whit Stillman, based on the novella Lady Susan by Jane Austen.  Cinematography by Richard van Oosterhout.  Produced by Lauranne Bourrachot, Katie Holly, Whit Stillman.  Music by Benjamin Esdraffo.  Production Design…

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The Hobbit: The Battle Of the Five Armies (2014)

PETER JACKSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  New Zealand/USA, 2014.  New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, WingNut Films, 3Foot7.  Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo Del Toro, based on the novel The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.  Cinematography by Andrew Lesnie.  Produced by Carolynne Cunningham, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Zane Weiner.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Dan Hennah.  Costume Design by…

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St. Trinian’s (2007)

OLIVER PARKER, BARNABY THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  United Kingdom, 2007.  Ealing Studios, Entertainment Film Distributors, Fragile Films, UK Film Council.  Screenplay by Piers Ashworth, Nick Moorcroft, additional material by Jamie Minoprio, Jonathan M. Stern, based on cartoons by Ronald Searle.  Cinematography by Gavin Finney.  Produced by Oliver Parker, Barnaby Thompson.  Music by Charlie Mole.  Production Design by Amanda McArthur.  Costume Design by…

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The Look Of Love (2013)

MICHAEL WINTERBOTTOM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2013.  Revolution Films, Baby Cow Films, Film Four, Lipsync Productions.  Screenplay by Matt Greenhalgh, based on the book Members Only: The Life And Times Of Paul Raymond by Paul Willetts.  Cinematography by Hubert Taczanowski.  Produced by Melissa Parmenter, Peter Raven.  Music by Antony Genn, Martin Slattery.  Production Design by Jacqueline Abrahams.  Costume Design by…

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A Civil Action (1998)

STEVEN ZAILLIAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB USA, 1998.  Touchstone Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Jonathan Harr.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by Rachel Pfeffer, Robert Redford, Scott Rudin.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film Editing by Wayne Wahrman.   True story of…

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Spice World (1997)

BOB SPIERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  United Kingdom, 1997.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Spice Productions, Fragile Films, Icon Entertainment International, Polygram Filmed Entertainment.  Screenplay by Kim Fuller, Jamie Curtis, from an idea by Kim Fuller, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Halliwell, Victoria Beckham.  Cinematography by Clive Tickner. Produced by Uri Fruchtmann, Mark L. Rosen, Barnaby Thompson. …

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House Of Boys (2009)

JEAN-CLAUDE SCHLIM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Luxembourg/Germany, 2009.  Delux Productions, Elsani Film.  Story by Jean-Claude Schlim, Screenplay by Jean-Claude Schlim, Christian Thiry, additional material and dialogue by Robert David Graham.  Cinematography by Carlo Thiel.  Produced by Bob Bellion, Jimmy de Brabant.  Music by Gast Waltzing.  Production Design by Christina Schaffer.  Costume Design by Caroline de Vivaise, Isabelle Dickes, Francoise Meyer.  Film Editing by Katharine…

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I.Q. (1994)

FRED SCHEPISI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1994.  Paramount Pictures, Sandollar.  Story by Andy Breckman, Screenplay by Andy Breckman, Michael Leeson.  Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Carol Baum, Fred Schepisi.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Stuart Wurtzel.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Jill Bilcock.   You knew that he was one of the greatest minds whose thoughts were ever…

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The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

PETER JACKSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/New Zealand, 2013.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, New Line Cinema, WingNut Films.  Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo Del Toro, based on the novel The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.  Cinematography by Andrew Lesnie.  Produced by Carolynne Cunningham, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Zane Weiner.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Dan Hennah.  Costume Design by Bob…

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V For Vendetta (2006)

JAMES McTEIGUE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom/Germany, 2006.  Warner Bros.,Virtual Studios, Silver Pictures, Anarchos Productions, Warner Bros., Studio Babelsberg, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, DC Comics.  Screenplay by Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore, art by David Lloyd.  Cinematography by Adrian Biddle.  Produced by Grant Hill, Lorne Orleans, Joel Silver, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski.  Music by Dario…

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (2005)

GARTH JENNINGS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2005.  Touchstone Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Everyman Pictures, Hammer & Tongs.  Screenplay by Douglas Adams, Karey Kirkpatrick, based on the novel by Douglas Adams.  Cinematography by Igor Jadue-Lillo.  Produced by Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman, Nick Goldsmith, Jay Roach.  Music by Joby Talbot.  Production Design by Joel Collins.  Costume Design by Sammy Sheldon.  Film Editing…

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