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 by … More Victoria and Abdul (2017)

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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 … More Passengers (2016)

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The Judge

BB (out of 5) Robert Downey Jr. is a high-powered shark of a lawyer who interrupts his life of ruthlessly defending Wall Street crooks when he gets a call that his mother has died.  Going back to his small town means having to face off with his elderly father (Robert Duvall), a judge with whom Downey has not spoken in … More The Judge

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Finding Dory

BBBB (out of 5) Pixar returns to one of its most adored tales for a sequel to Finding Nemo, the story of a loving clownfish (Albert Brooks) who crossed the ocean to find his missing son.  On that voyage he was accompanied by a blue tang with a short-term memory problem named Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), whose own origins … More Finding Dory

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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 Editing by … More Bridge Of Spies (2015)

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Spectre

BBB.5 (out of 5) A trip to Mexico City has Bond chase down a bad guy who leaves him with a token that speaks volumes: a ring with a symbol on it that he knows he has seen before. Back home, headquarters is still putting itself together under the new M (a spry and sympathetic … More Spectre

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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 another … More The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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