The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021)

MICHAEL SHOWALTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Canada/USA, 2021. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Freckle Films, MWM Studios, Searchlight Pictures, Semi-Formal Productions. Screenplay by Abe Sylvia, based on the documentary by Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato. Cinematography by Mike Gioulakis. Produced by Kelly Carmichael, Jessica Chastain, Gigi Pritzker, Rachel Shane. Music by Theodore Shapiro. Production Design by…

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Rings (2017)

F. JAVIER GUTIERREZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 2017.  Macari/Edelstein, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, Vertigo Entertainment, Waddleish Claretrap.  Story by David Loucka, Jacob Estes, Screenplay by David Loucka, Jacob Estes, Akiva Goldsman, based on the novel The Ring by Koji Suzuki.  Cinematography by Sharone Meir.  Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by Matthew Margeson.  Production Design by Kevin Kavanaugh.  Costume…

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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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Jurassic World (2015)

COLIN TREVORROW Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/China, 2015.  Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Legendary Entertainment, Dentsu, Fuji Television Network, The Kennedy/Marshall Company.  Story by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Screenplay by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Colin Trevorrow, Derek Connolly, based on characters created by Michael Crichton.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Patrick Crowley, Frank Marshall.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design…

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Men In Black (1997)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1997.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Amblin Entertainment, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation.  Story and screenplay by Ed Solomon, based on the comic by Lowell Cunningham. Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Bo Welch.  Costume Design by Mary E. Vogt.  Film Editing by Jim Miller.  …

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The Cell (2000)

TARSEM SINGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Germany, 2000.  New Line Cinema, Caro-McLeod, RadicalMedia, Katira Productions GmbH & Co. KG.  Screenplay by Mark Protosevich.  Cinematography by Paul Laufer.  Produced by Julio Caro, Eric McLeod.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Tom Foden.  Costume Design by Eiko Ishioka, April Napier.  Film Editing by Robert Duffy, Paul Rubell.    What promised to be a fiercely imaginative…

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The Break-Up (2006)

PEYTON REED Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2006.  Universal Pictures, Mosaic Media Group, Wild West Picture Show Productions.  Story by Vince Vaughn, Jeremy Garelick, Jay Lavender, Screenplay by Jeremy Garelick, Jay Lavender.  Cinematography by Eric Alan Edwards. Produced by Scott Stuber, Vince Vaughn.  Music by Jon Brion.  Production Design by Andrew Laws.  Costume Design by Carol Oditz.  Film Editing by Dan…

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Mystic Pizza (1988)

DONALD PETRIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1988.  Night Life Inc., The Samuel Goldwyn Company, Virgin Vision.  Story by Amy Holden Jones, Screenplay by Amy Holden Jones, Perry Howze, Randy Howze, Alfred Uhry.  Cinematography by Tim Suhrstedt.  Produced by Mark Levinson, Scott M. Rosenfelt.  Music by David McHugh.  Production Design by David Chapman.  Costume Design by Jennifer von Mayrhauser.  Film Editing…

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Thumbsucker (2005)

MIKE MILLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 2005.  Bob Yari Productions, This Is That Productions, Cinema-Go-Go, Bull’s Eye Entertainment.  Screenplay by Mike Mills, based on the novel by Walter Kirn.  Cinematography by Joaquin Baca-Asay.  Produced by Anthony Bregman, Bob Stephenson.  Music by Tim DeLaughter.  Production Design by Judy Becker.  Costume Design by April Napier.  Film Editing by Haines Hall,…

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The Velocity Of Gary * * (Not His Real Name) (1998)

DAN IRELAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1998.  Cineville, Columbia TriStar Home Video, Dan Lupovitz Productions, Ventanarosa Productions.  Screenplay by James Still. Cinematography by Claudio Rocha.  Produced by Dan Lupovitz.  Music by Peitor Angell.  Production Design by Amy B. Ancona.  Costume Design by Tim Chappel.  Film Editing by Luis Colina, Debra Goldfield.   Appealing characters are a plus in this uneven romantic…

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JFK (1991)

OLIVER STONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA/France, 1991.  Warner Bros., Canal+, Regency Enterprises, Alcor Films, Ixtlan, Camelot.  Screenplay by Oliver Stone, Zachary Sklar, based on the book On The Trail of The Assassins by Jim Garrison, and the book Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy by Jim Marrs.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by A. Kitman Ho,…

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Impostor (2001)

GARY FLEDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2001.  Dimension Films, Marty Katz Productions, Mojo Films, P.K. Pictures.  Screenplay by Caroline Case, Ehren Kruger, David Twohy, adaptation by Scott Rosenberg, based on the short story by Philip K. Dick.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Gary Fleder, Marty Katz, Daniel Lupi, Gary Sinise.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Nelson…

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