Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

MICHAEL DOUGHERTY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Japan, 2019.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Toho Company, Wanda Qingdao Studios. Story by Max Borenstein, Michael Dougherty, Zach Shields, Screenplay by Michael Dougherty, Zach Shields.  Cinematography by Lawrence Sher.  Produced by Alex Garcia, Jon Jashni, Mary Parent, Brian Rogers, Thomas Tull.  Music by Bear McCreary.  Production Design…

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2046 (2004)

WONG KAR WAI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  China/France/Germany/Hong Kong, 2004.  Jet Tone Films, Shanghai Film Group, Orly Films, Paradis Films, Classic, Precious Yield, Arte France Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma, ZDF/Arte.  Screenplay by Wong Kar Wai.  Cinematography by Christopher Doyle, Pung-leung Kwan.  Produced by Kar-Wai Wong.  Music by Shigeru Umebayashi.  Production Design by William Chang.  Costume Design by William Chang.  Film Editing by William Chang.  Cannes…

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Rush Hour 2 (2001)

BRETT RATNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2001.  New Line Cinema, Roger Birnbaum Productions, Salon Films.  Screenplay by Jeff Nathanson, based on characters created by Ross LaManna.  Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti.  Produced by Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman, Arthur M. Sarkissian, Jay Stern.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Terence Marsh.  Costume Design by Rita Ryack.  Film Editing by Mark Helrich,…

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TMNT

KEVIN MUNROE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  Hong Kong/USA, 2007.  Imagi Animation Studios, Imagi Production, Mirage Studios, The Weinstein Company, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Kevin Munroe, based on characters created by Peter Laird, Kevin Eastman.  Cinematography by Steve Lumley.  Produced by Tom Gray Thomas Gray, Galen Walker, Paul Wang.  Music by Klaus Badelt.  Production Design by Simon Murton.  Film Editing by…

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Purple Butterfly (2003)

YE LOU Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Original title:  Zi Hudie China/France, 2003.  Dream Factory, Lou Yi Ltd., Shanghai Film Studios, Shanghai SFS Digital Media Co., Wild Bunch.  Screenplay by Ye Lou.  Cinematography by Yu Wang.  Produced by Ye Lou, Wei Wang, Yongde Zhu.  Music by Jorg Lemberg.  Production Design by Weixin Liu.  Costume Design by Weixin Liu.  Film Editing by Xiaohong Chen,…

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Memoirs Of A Geisha (2005)

ROB MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2005.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, DreamWorks, Spyglass Entertainment, Amblin Entertainment, Red Wagon Entertainment.  Screenplay by Robin Swicord, based on the book by Arthur Golden.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by Lucy Fisher, Steven Spielberg, Douglas Wick.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by John Myhre.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Pietro…

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The Grandmaster (2013)

WONG KAR WAI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Original title:  Yi Dai Zong Shi Hong Kong/China, 2013.  Block 2 Pictures, Jet Tone Films, Sil-Metropole Organisation, Bona International Film Group.  Story by Kar Wai Wong, Screenplay by Kar Wai Wong, Jingzhi Zou, Haofeng Xu.  Cinematography by Philippe Le Sourd.  Produced by Jacky Yee Wah Pang, Kar Wai Wong.  Music by Nathaniel Mechaly,…

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The Legend Of The Black Scorpion

BB.5 (out of 5) Original title:  Ye Yan Alternate title:  The Banquet Shakespeare’s Hamlet is loosely reworked as a Chinese epic in this incredibly beautiful but shallow drama. After a powerful emperor mysteriously dies, his brother steps into the role of the nation’s leader and marries his former sister-in-law (Ziyi Zhang), a young woman who was originally…

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

ANG LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Wo Hu Cang Long Taiwan/Hong Kong/USA/China, 2000.  Asia Union Film & Entertainment Ltd., China Film Co-Production Corporation, Columbia Pictures Film Production Asia, Edko Films, Good Machine, Sony Pictures Classics, United China Vision, Zoom Hunt International Productions.  Screenplay by James Schamus, Hui-ling Wang, Kuo Jung Tsai, based on the novel…

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House Of Flying Daggers (2004)

YIMOU ZHANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.    Original title:  Shi Mian Mai Fu China/Hong Kong, 2004.  Beijing New Picture Film Co., China Film Co-Production Corporation, Edko Films, Elite Group Enterprises, Zhang Yimou Studio.  Screenplay by Feng Li, Bin Wang, Yimou Zhang.  Cinematography by Xiaoding Zhao.  Produced by William Kong, Sook Yhun, Yimou Zhang.  Music by Shigeru Umebayashi.  Production Design by Tingxiao…

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Hero (2002)

YIMOU ZHANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Ying xiong Hong Kong/China, 2002.  Beijing New Picture Film Co., China Film Co-Production Corporation, Elite Group Enterprises, Sil-Metropole Organisation, Zhang Yimou Studio.  Screenplay by Feng Li, Bin Wang, Yimou Zhang.  Cinematography by Christopher Doyle.  Produced by William Kong, Yimou Zhang.  Music by Dun Tan.  Production Design by Tingxiao Huo, Zhenzhou Yi.  Costume Design by…

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