Uncle Frank (2020)

ALAN BALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2020. Amazon Studios, Miramax Films, Your Face Goes Here Entertainment, Byblos Productions, COTA Films, Parts and Labor. Screenplay by Alan Ball. Cinematography by Khalid Mohtaseb. Produced by Alan Ball, Bill Block, Michael Costigan, Peter Macdissi, Stephanie Meurer, Jay Van Hoy. Music by Nathan Barr. Production Design…

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Where’d You Go, Bernadette (2019)

RICHARD LINKLATER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2019.  Annapurna Pictures, Color Force.  Screenplay by Richard Linklater, Holly Gant, Vincent Palmo Jr., based on the novel by Maria Semple.  Cinematography by Shane F. Kelly.  Produced by Megan Ellison, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Ginger Sledge.  Music by Graham Reynolds.  Production Design by Bruce Curtis.  Costume…

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War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

MATT REEVES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/Canada/New Zealand, 2017.  Chernin Entertainment, River Road Entertainment, TSG Entertainment.  Screenplay by Mark Bomback, Matt Reeves, based on characters created by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, and the novel La Planete des Singes by Pierre Boulle.  Cinematography by Michael Seresin.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production…

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Captain Fantastic (2016)

MATT ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2016.  Electric City Entertainment, ShivHans Pictures.  Screenplay by Matt Ross.  Cinematography by Stephane Fontaine.  Produced by Monica Levinson, Jamie Patricof, Shivani Rawat.  Music by Alex Somers.  Production Design by Russell Barnes.  Costume Design by Courtney Hoffman.  Film Editing by Joseph Krings.  Academy Awards 2016.  Dorian Awards 2016.  Golden Globe Awards 2016. Independent Spirit Awards 2016.  National Board of…

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A Perfect Getaway (2009)

DAVID TWOHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2009.  Rogue, Relativity Media, QED International, Davis Entertainment, Tucker Tooley Entertainment.  Screenplay by David Twohy.  Cinematography by Mark Plummer.  Produced by Robbie Brenner, Mark Canton, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley.  Music by Boris Elkis.  Production Design by Joseph C. Nemec III.  Costume Design by Laura Goldsmith.  Film Editing by Tracy Adams.   It’s not a good sign when, five…

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Reality Bites (1994)

BEN STILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1994.  Jersey Films, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Helen Childress.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki. Produced by Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg.  Production Design by Sharon Seymour.   Costume Design by Eugenie Bafaloukos.  Film Editing by Lisa Zeno Churgin, John Spence.  Gen X-ers graduate from college and are unable to find themselves a place in the…

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Stuart Little (1999)

ROB MINKOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Germany/USA, 1999.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Franklin/Waterman Productions, Global Medien KG.  Screenplay by M. Night Shyamalan, Greg Brooker, based on the book by E.B. White.  Cinematography by Guillermo Navarro.  Produced by Douglas Wick.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Bill Brzeski.  Costume Design by Joseph A. Porro.  Film Editing by Tom Finan.  Academy Awards 1999.   What could…

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Stuart Little 2 (2002)

ROB MINKOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2002.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Franklin/Waterman Productions, Red Wagon Entertainment.  Story by Douglas Wick, Bruce Joel Rubin, Screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin, based on characters from the book Stuart Little by E.B. White.  Cinematography by Steven Poster.  Produced by Lucy Fisher, Douglas Wick.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Bill Brzeski.  Costume Design by…

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Riding In Cars With Boys (2001)

PENNY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2001.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Gracie Films, Parkway Productions.  Screenplay by Morgan Ward, based on the book by Beverly D’Onofrio.  Cinematography by Miroslav Ondricek.  Produced by Julie Ansell, James L. Brooks, Sara Colleton, Laurence Mark,Richard Sakai.  Music by Heitor Pereira, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Bill Groom.  Costume Design by Cynthia Flynt.  Film Editing by Lawrence…

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subUrbia (1996)

RICHARD LINKLATER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1996.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Detour Filmproduction.  Screenplay by Eric Bogosian, based on his play.  Cinematography by Lee Daniel.  Produced by Anne Walker-McBay. Production Design by Catherine Hardwicke.  Costume Design by Melanie Armstrong Fletcher.  Film Editing by Sandra Adair.  Independent Spirit Awards 1997 New Jersey teens hang out at a convenience store parking…

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Dallas Buyers Club

BBBBB (out of 5) Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) is a man who does not tread lightly on the pleasures of life.  He works as an electrician but makes extra cash running bets (and outrunning angry betters) at the local rodeo.  When he parties, the drinks and drugs flow freely and he indulges himself in all…

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Happy, Texas

BBB.5 (out of 5) Two escaped convicts (Jeremy Northam, Steve Zahn) steal a gay couple’s RV and get stuck in the small town where the couple were expected to perform duties as beauty pageant coordinators. The cons pretend to be the couple in order to collect the giant sum of money that they’re being paid…

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