The Brothers Bloom (2008)

RIAN JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.    USA, 2008.  Endgame Entertainment, Ram Bergman Productions, The Weinstein Company.  Screenplay by Rian Johnson.  Cinematography by Steve Yedlin.  Produced by Ram Bergman, James D. Stern.  Music by Nathan Johnson.  Production Design by Jim Clay.  Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor.  Film Editing by Gabriel Wrye.  Toronto International Film Festival 2008. Imagine a movie in which…

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I Don’t Know How She Does It (2011)

DOUGLAS McGRATH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2011.  The Weinstein Company.  Screenplay by Aline Brosh McKenna, based on the novel by Allison Pearson.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Donna Gigliotti.  Music by Aaron Zigman.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film Editing by Camilla Toniolo.   Sarah Jessica Parker is a successful trader at a financial investment firm…

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The Founder (2016)

JOHN LEE HANCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  FilmNation Entertainment, The Weinstein Company, Faliro House Productions, The Combine, Speedie Distribution.  Screenplay by Robert D. Siegel.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Don Handfield, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Ryder.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Daniel Orlandi.  Film Editing by Robert Frazen. A traveling salesman who has peddled…

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Lion (2016)

GARTH DAVIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Australia, 2016.  The Weinstein Company, Screen Australia, See-Saw Films, Aquarius Films, Sunstar Entertainment.  Screenplay by Luke Davies, based on the book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley.  Cinematography by Greig Fraser.  Produced by Iain Canning, Angie Fielder, Emile Sherman.  Music by Volker Bertelmann, Dustin O’Halloran.  Production Design by Chris Kennedy.  Costume Design by…

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Paddington (2014)

PAUL KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/France, 2014.  StudioCanal, Anton Capital Entertainment, TF1 Films Production, Canal+, Cine+, TF1, Amazon Prime Instant Video, Heyday Films, The Weinstein Company.  Screen story by Hamish McColl, Paul King, Screenplay by Paul King, based on the character Paddington Bear by Michael Bond.  Cinematography by Erik Wilson.  Produced by David Heyman.  Music by Nick Urata.  Production Design…

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Carol (2015)

TODD HAYNES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2015.  The Weinstein Company, Film4, Number 9 Films, StudioCanal, HanWay Films, Killer Films, Goldcrest Films International, Dirty Films, Infilm, Larkhard Films.  Screenplay by Phyllis Nagy, based on the novel The Price Of Salt by Patricia Highsmith.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Elizabeth Karlsen, Tessa Ross, Christine Vachon, Stephen Woolley.  Music by…

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Big Eyes (2014)

TIM BURTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  The Weinstein Company, Silverwood Films, Tim Burton Productions, Electric City Entertainment.  Screenplay by Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Scott Alexander, Tim Burton, Larry Karaszewski.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Rick Heinrichs.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by JC Bond.  Golden Globe Awards 2014.  Independent Spirit Awards 2014.  Phoenix Film…

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St. Vincent (2014)

THEODORE MELFI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  Chernin Entertainment, Crescendo Productions, Goldenlight Films, The Weinstein Company.  Screenplay by Theodore Melfi.  Cinematography by John Lindley.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Theodore Melfi, Fred Roos, Jenno Topping.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Inbal Weinberg.  Costume Design by Kasia Walicka-Maimone.  Film Editing by Sarah Flack, Peter Teschner.  Golden Globe Awards 2014.  Las Vegas Film…

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The Giver (2014)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  Asis Productions, Canada Film Capital, Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa, Tonik Productions, Walden Media, The Weinstein Company.  Screenplay by Michael Mitnick, Robert B. Weide, based on the book by Lois Lowry.  Cinematography by Ross Emery.  Produced by Jeff Bridges, Neil Koenigsberg, Nikki Silver.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Production Design by Ed Verreaux.  Costume…

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The Unknown Known (2013)

ERROL MORRIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2013.  History Film, Moxie Pictures, Participant Media, The Weinstein Company.  Screenplay by Errol Morris.  Cinematography by Robert Chappell.  Produced by Amanda Branson Gill, Robert Fernandez, Errol Morris.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Jeremy Landman.  Film Editing by Steven Hathaway. Errol Morris trains his humorous and incisive lens on the career of Donald Rumsfeld, most…

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Rambo (2008)

SYLVESTER STALLONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Germany, 2008.  Lionsgate, The Weinstein Company, Millennium Films, Nu Image/Millennium Films, Equity Pictures Medienfonds GmbH & Co. KG IV, Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films, Rogue Marble.  Screenplay by Art Monterastelli, Sylvester Stallone, based on characters created by David Morrell.  Cinematography by Glen MacPherson.  Produced by Avi Lerner, Kevin King Templeton, John Thompson.  Music by Brian Tyler.  Production Design by…

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Planet Terror (2007)

ROBERT RODRIGUEZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2007.  Dimension Films, Troublemaker Studios, Rodriguez International Pictures, The Weinstein Company.  Screenplay by Robert Rodriguez.  Cinematography by Robert Rodriguez.  Produced by Elizabeth Avellan, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino.  Music by Robert Rodriguez.  Production Design by Steve Joyner.  Costume Design by Nina Procter.  Film Editing by Ethan Maniquis, Robert Rodriguez.   The other half of the original Grindhouse…

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