Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020)

GEORGE C. WOLFE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2020. Netflix. Screenplay by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, based on the play by August Wilson. Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler. Produced by Todd Black, Denzel Washington, Dany Wolf. Music by Branford Marsalis. Production Design by Mark Ricker. Costume Design by Ann Roth. Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein. …

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The Good Liar (2019)

BILL CONDON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.    USA, 2019.  Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher, based on the novel by Nicholas Searle.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Bill Condon, Greg Yolen.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by John Stevenson.  Costume Design by Keith…

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A Wrinkle In Time (2018)

AVA DuVERNAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 2018.  Walt Disney Pictures, Whitaker Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jennifer Lee, Jeff Stockwell, based on the novel by Madeleine L’Engle.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Catherine Hand, Jim Whitaker.  Music by Ramin Djawadi.  Production Design by Naomi Shohan.  Costume Design by Paco Delgado.  Film Editing by Spencer Averick. The disappearance of a brilliant physicist…

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Beauty And The Beast (2017)

BILL CONDON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA, 2017.  Mandeville Films, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Stephen Chbosky, Evan Spiliotopoulos, based on the story by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, and the 1991 screenplay by Linda Woolverton.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman.  Music by Alan Menken.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran.  Film Editing…

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Patriots Day (2016)

PETER BERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2016.  Bluegrass Films, CBS Films, Closest To The Hole Productions, Hutch Parker Entertainment, TIK Films.  Story by Peter Berg, Matt Cook, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, Screenplay by Peter Berg, Matt Cook, Joshua Zetumer.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Dorothy Aufiero, Dylan Clark, Stephen Levinson, Hutch Parker, Michael Radutzky, Scott Stuber,…

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Mr. Holmes (2015)

BILL CONDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2015.  Miramax, Roadside Attractions, BBC Films, FilmNation Entertainment, Archer Gray, See-Saw Films, Twenty First City.  Screen story by Mitch Cullin, Screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher, based on the novel A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin, from characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Iain…

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The Fifth Estate (2013)

BILL CONDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA/India/Belgium, 2013.  DreamWorks, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media, Anonymous Content, FBO, Umedia.  Screenplay by Josh Singer, based on the book Inside WikiLeaks: My Time With Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website by Daniel Domscheit-Berg, David Leigh, Luke Harding.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Steve Golin, Michael Sugar.  Music by Carter…

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Lone Survivor (2013)

PETER BERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2013.  Film 44, Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films, Spikings Entertainment, Herrick Entertainment, Envision Entertainment, Closest to the Hole Productions, Leverage Management, Knightsbridge Entertainment.  Screenplay by Peter Berg, based on the book by Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Sarah Aubrey, Peter Berg, Randall Emmett, Akiva Goldsman, Vitaly Grigoriants, Norton Herrick, Stephen…

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The Taking Of Pelham 123 (2009)

TONY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2009.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Relativity Media, Scott Free Productions, Escape Artists.  Screenplay by Brian Helgeland, based on the novel by John Godey.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Tony Scott, Steve Tisch.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Chris Seagers.  Costume Design by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus.  Film…

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Dreamgirls (2006)

BILL CONDON  Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 2006.  DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures, Laurence Mark Productions.  Screenplay by Bill Condon, based on the musical book by Tom Eyen.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Laurence Mark.  Music by Tom Eyen, Henry Krieger.  Production Design by John Myhre.  Costume Design by Sharen Davis.  Film Editing by Virginia Katz.  Academy Awards 2006.  American Film Institute 2006.  Golden…

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Friday Night Lights (2004)

PETER BERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA, 2004.  Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Friday Night Lights LLC, MDBF Filmgesellschaft mbH & Company KG.  Screenplay by David Aaron Cohen, Peter Berg, based on the book Friday Night Lights: A Town, A Team, and a Dream by Buzz Bissinger.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Brian Grazer.  Music by…

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The Rundown (2003)

PETER BERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2003.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Universal Pictures, WWE Studios, Misher Films, Strike Entertainment, IM3 Entertainment.  Story by R.J. Stewart, Screenplay by R.J. Stewart, James Vanderbilt.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Marc Abraham, Bill Corless, Karen Glasser, Kevin Misher.  Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Tom Duffield.  Costume Design by Louise Mingenbach.  Film Editing by…

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