Downhill (2020)

NAT FAXON, JIM RASH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 2020. Filmhaus Films, Likely Story, Searchlight Pictures. Screenplay by Jesse Armstrong, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, based on the motion picture Force Majeure by Ruben Ostlund. Cinematography by Danny Cohen. Produced by Stefanie Azpiazu, Anthony Bregman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Wolfgang Ramml. Music by Volker Bertelmann. Production…

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Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020)

DAVID DOBKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2020.  European Broadcasting Union, Gary Sanchez Productions, Gloria Sanchez Productions, Netflix, Truenorth Productions.  Screenplay by Will Ferrell, Andrew Steele. Cinematography by Danny Cohen. Produced by Jessica Elbaum, Eitan Evan, Will Ferrell, Chris Henchy.  Music by Atli Orvarsson.  Production Design by Paul Inglis. Costume Design by Anna…

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Hustlers (2019)

LORENE SCAFARIA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2019.  Annapurna Pictures, Gloria Sanchez Productions, Nuyorican Productions, STX Films.  Screenplay by Jessica Pressler, Lorene Scafaria.  Cinematography by Todd Banhazl.  Produced by Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Jennifer Lopez, Adam McKay, Benny Medina.  Music by Jason Markey.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by…

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Vice (2018)

ADAM McKAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA, 2018.  Annapurna Pictures, Gary Sanchez Productions, Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by Adam McKay.  Cinematography by Greig Fraser.  Produced by Megan Ellison, Will Ferrell, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay, Kevin J. Messick, Brad Pitt.  Music by Nicholas Britell.  Production Design by Patrice Vermette.  Costume Design by Susan Matheson.  Film Editing by Hank Corwin….

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The Boss (2016)

BEN FALCONE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2016.  Gary Sanchez Productions, On the Day, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Ben Falcone, Steve Mallory, Melissa McCarthy.  Cinematography by Julio Macat.  Produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay.  Music by Christopher Lennertz.  Production Design by Rusty Smith.  Costume Design by Wendy Chuck.  Film Editing by Craig Alpert. Melissa McCarthy grew up in a series of foster homes…

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Tammy (2014)

BEN FALCONE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2014.  Gary Sanchez Productions, New Line Cinema, On The Day Productions.  Screenplay by Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone.  Cinematography by Russ T. Alsobrook.  Produced by Will Ferrell, Melissa McCarthy, Adam McKay.  Music by Michael Andrews.  Production Design by Jefferson Sage.  Costume Design by Wendy Chuck.  Film Editing by Michael L. Sale.  Dorian Awards 2014.  Melissa McCarthy…

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The Lego Movie (2014)

PHIL LORD, CHRISTOPHER MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Australia/USA/Denmark, 2014.  Columbia Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Relativity Media, Original Film, Stephen J. Cannell Productions.  Story by Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Screenplay by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller.  Cinematography by Barry Peterson, Pablo Plaisted.  Produced by Roy Lee, Dan Lin.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh.  Production Design by Grant Freckelton.  Film Editing by David Burrows,…

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Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

TOMMY WIRKOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Germany/USA, 2013.  Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, MTV Films, Gary Sanchez Productions, Studio Babelsberg, Deutscher Filmforderfonds.  Screenplay by Tommy Wirkola.  Cinematography by Michael Bonvillain.  Produced by Will Ferrell, Beau Flynn, Adam McKay, Kevin J. Messick.  Music by Atli Orvarsson.  Production Design by Stephen Scott.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Jim Page.   As children, they ate the candy…

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The Producers (2005)

SUSAN STROMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2005.  Universal Pictures, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Brooksfilms.  Screenplay by Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan, based on the stage play book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the stage play lyrics by Mel Brooks, from a 1968 screenplay by Mel Brooks.  Cinematography by John Bailey, Charles Minsky.  Produced by Mel Brooks, Jonathan Sanger.  Music by Glen…

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Zoolander (2001)

BEN STILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Australia/Germany, 2001.  Paramount Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, VH1 Television, NPV Entertainment, Scott Rudin Productions, Red Hour Films, MFP Munich Film Partners GmbH & Company I. Produktions KG, Red Hour Productions, Tenth Planet Productions. Story by Drake Sather, Ben Stiller, Screenplay by Drake Sather, Ben Stiller, John Hamburg, based on…

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The Campaign (2012)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.5.  USA, 2012.  Warner Bros., Gary Sanchez Productions, Everyman Pictures, Location Gourmet, Reel Chefs Catering.  Story by Adam McKay, Chris Henchy, Shawn Harwell, Screenplay by Chris Henchy, Shawn Harwell.  Cinematography by Jim Denault.  Produced by Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Adam McKay, Jay Roach.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Daniel Orlandi.  Film…

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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  New Line Cinema, Eric’s Boy, Moving Pictures, Team Todd.  Screenplay by Mike Myers, Michael McCullers, based on characters created by Mike Myers.  Cinematography by Ueli Steiger.  Produced by John S. Lyons, Eric McLeod, Demi Moore, Mike Myers, Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd.  Music by George S. Clinton.  Production Design by Rusty Smith.  Costume Design…

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