The Little Things (2021)

JOHN LEE HANCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 2021. Gran Via, Warner Bros.. Screenplay by John Lee Hancock. Cinematography by John Schwartzman. Produced by John Lee Hancock, Mark Johnson. Music by Thomas Newman. Production Design by Michael Corenblith. Costume Design by Daniel Orlandi. Film Editing by Robert Frazen. The premise sounds promising as…

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Let Them All Talk (2020)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 2020. Extension 765, HBO Films, LS Productions, Warner Bros.. Screenplay by Deborah Eisenberg. Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh. Produced by Gregory Jacobs. Music by Thomas Newman. Production Design by Andy Eklund, Amie English. Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick. Film Editing by Steven Soderbergh. Meryl Streep plays a…

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Cookie (1989)

SUSAN SEIDELMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1989.  Lorimar Film Entertainment.  Screenplay by Nora Ephron, Alice Arlen.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Laurence Mark.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Michael D. Haller.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein. Emily Lloyd plays a funky, rebellious teenager whose…

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1917 (2019)

SAM MENDES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2019.  Amblin Partners, DreamWorks, Neal Street Productions, New Republic Pictures.  Screenplay by Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Sam Mendes, Brian Oliver, Jayne-Ann Tenggren.  Music by  Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by David…

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Victoria and Abdul (2017)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 2017.   BBC Films, Cross Street Films, Perfect World Pictures, Working Title Films.   Screenplay by Lee Hall, based on the book by Shrabani Basu.  Cinematography by Danny Cohen.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Beeban Kidron, Tracey Seaward.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Alan MacDonald.  Costume Design by Consolata Boyle.  Film Editing…

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Passengers (2016)

MORTEN TYLDUM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2016.  Columbia Pictures, LStar Capital, Village Roadshow Pictures, Original Film, Company Films, Start Motion Pictures, Wanda Pictures.  Screenplay by Jon Spaihts.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Stephen Hamle, Michael Maher, Ori Marmur, Neal H. Moritz.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Guy Hendrix Dyas.  Costume Design by Jany Temime.  Film Editing by…

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The Judge (2014)

DAVID DOBKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 2014.  Warner Bros., Big Kid Pictures, Team Downey, Village Roadshow Pictures.  Story by David Dobkin, Nick Schenk, Screenplay by Nick Schenk, Bill Dubuque.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by David Dobkin, Susan Downey, David Gambino.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Mark Ricker.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Mark…

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Finding Dory (2016)

ANDREW STANTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2016.  Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Victoria Strouse, additional material by Bob Peterson, Angus MacLane, from a story by Andrew Stanton.  Cinematography by Jeremy Lasky.  Produced by Lindsey Collins.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Steve Pilcher.  Film Editing by Axel Geddes.  North Carolina Film Critics Awards…

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Bridge Of Spies (2015)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/Germany, 2015.  DreamWorks, Fox 2000 Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media, TSG Entertainment, Amblin Entertainment, Marc Platt Productions, Studio Babelsberg.  Screenplay by Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Kristie Macosko Krieger, Marc Platt, Steven Spielberg.  Music by Thomas Newman. Production Design by Adam Stockhausen.  Costume Design by Kasia Walicka-Maimone.  Film…

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Spectre (2015)

SAM MENDES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2015.  B24, Columbia Pictures, Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Screenplay by John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Jez Butterworth, based on characters created by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema.  Produced by Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson.  Music by Thomas Newman. Production Design by…

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

JOHN MADDEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 2015.  Babieka, Blueprint Pictures.  Screenplay by Ol Parker.  Cinematography by Ben Smithard.  Produced by Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Martin Childs.  Costume Design by Riyaz Ali Merchant.  Film Editing by Victoria Boydell The surprise runaway box office success of the first film draws the entire cast back to India for…

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Phenomenon (1996)

JON TURTELTAUB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1996.  Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Gerald Di Pego.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Barbara Boyle, Michael Taylor.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Garreth Stover.  Costume Design by Betsy Cox.  Film Editing by Bruce Green. John Travolta plays a sweet simpleton living in a rural farming community who goes idiot savant when magical powers begin…

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