The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020)

RADHA BLANK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2020. Hillman Grad. Screenplay by Radha Blank. Cinematography by Eric Branco. Produced by Inuka Bacote-Capiga, Radha Blank, Jordan Fudge, Rishi Rajani, Jennifer Semler, Lena Waithe. Music by Guy C. Routte. Production Design by Valeria De Felice. Costume Design by Sarah Williams. Film Editing by Robert Grigsby…

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Bad Education (2019)

CORY FINLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2019. HBO Films, Automatik Entertainment, Sight Unseen Pictures, Slater Hall Pictures. Screenplay by Mike Makowsky, based on the New York Magazine article “The Bad Superintendent” by Robert Kolker. Cinematography by Lyle Vincent. Produced by Fred Berger, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Julia Lebedev, Mike Makowsky, Oren Moverman, Eddie Vaisman….

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The Irishman (2019)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA, 2019.  Fábrica de Cine, STX Entertainment, Sikelia Productions, Tribeca Productions.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Charles Brandt.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Troy Allen, Gerald Chamales, Robert De Niro, Randall Emmett, Gaston Pavlovich, Jane Rosenthal, Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Irwin…

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Chasing Amy (1997)

KEVIN SMITH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1997.   Too Askew Prod. Inc., View Askew Productions.   Screenplay by Kevin Smith.   Cinematography by David Klein.   Produced by Scott Mosier.   Music by David Pirner.   Production Design by Robert Holtzman.   Costume Design by Christopher Del Coro.   Film Editing by Scott Mosier, Kevin Smith.   Golden Globe Awards 1997.   Independent…

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The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2013.  Red Granite Pictures, Appian Way, Sikelia Productions, EMJAG Productions.  Screenplay by Terence Winter, based on the book by Jordan Belfort.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Riza Aziz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joey McFarland, Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff.  Production Design by Bob Shaw.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Thelma Schoonmaker.  Academy Awards 2013. …

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Junior (1994)

IVAN REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1994.  Universal Pictures, Northern Lights Entertainment.  Screenplay by Kevin Wade, Chris Conrad.  Cinematography by Adam Greenberg.  Produced by Ivan Reitman.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Stephen J. Lineweaver.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Wendy Greene Bricmont, Sheldon Kahn.  Academy Awards 1994.  Golden Globe Awards 1994. When genetic scientists Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito can’t get their…

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Eat Pray Love

RYAN MURPHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 2010.  Columbia Pictures, Plan B Entertainment. Screenplay by Ryan Murphy, Jennifer Salt, based on the book by Elizabeth Gilbert.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Dede Gardner.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Bill Groom.  Costume Design by Michael Dennison.  Film Editing by Bradley Buecker.   What happens when an ignorant, self-indulgent American…

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Morning Glory (2010)

ROGER MICHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.5.   USA, 2010.  Bad Robot, Goldcrest Pictures.  Screenplay by Aline Brosh McKenna.  Cinematography by Alwin H. Kuchler.  Produced by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk.  Music by David Arnold.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Frank L. Fleming.  Film Editing by Dan Farrell, Nick Moore, Steven Weisberg.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2010. Rachel McAdams is let go from her job producing a…

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Dead Poets Society (1989)

PETER WEIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1989.  Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners IV, A Steven Haft Production, Witt/Thomas Productions.  Screenplay by Tom Schulman.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by Steven Haft, Paul Junger Witt, Tony Thomas.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Wendy Stites.  Costume Design by Eddie Marks.  Film Editing by William M. Anderson.  Academy Awards 1989.  Golden Globe Awards 1989. …

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This Is My Life (1992)

NORA EPHRON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1992.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Nora Ephron, Delia Ephron, based on the book This Is Your Life by Meg Wolitzer.    Cinematography by Bobby Byrne.   Produced by Lynda Obst.  Music by Carly Simon.  Production Design by David Chapman.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Robert M. Reitano.   Julie Kavner stars as a…

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Goodfellas (1990)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1990.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese, based on the novel Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Irwin Winkler.  Production Design by Kristi Zea.  Costume Design by Richard Bruno.  Film Editing by James Y. Kwei, Thelma Schoonmaker.  Academy Awards 1990.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1990.  Golden Globe Awards…

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Longtime Companion

BBBB (out of 5) A group of gay men gradually lessen in number as the AIDS epidemic ravages through their community of friends throughout the eighties, taking their lives one by one while the government stands silent and the public cries out with hatred and ignorance. Even obituaries of those killed by the disease refuse…

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