Remembering The Man (2015)

NICKOLAS BIRD, ELEANOR SHARPE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Australia, 2015.  Screenplay by Nickolas Bird, Eleanor Sharpe, Dennis K. Smith.  Cinematography by Ellery Ryan.  Produced by Nickolas Bird, Eleanor Sharpe.  Music by Dale Cornelius.  Production Design by Kirsten O’Loughlin.  Costume Design by Oriana Merullo.  Film Editing by Nickolas Bird, Eleanor Sharpe, Tony Stevens. The love story of Timothy Conigrave and John Caleo…

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Ant-Man (2015)

PEYTON REED Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2015.  Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Screenplay by Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, Paul Rudd, based on the Marvel comics by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby.  Cinematography by Russell Carpenter.  Produced by Kevin Feige.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Shepherd Frankel.  Costume Design by…

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Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

GENNDY TARTAKOVSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2015.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, LStar Capital, Sony Pictures Animation, Media Rights Capital, Sony Pictures Digital, Sony Pictures Imageworks.  Screenplay by Robert Smigel, Adam Sandler, based on characters created by Todd Durham.  Produced by Michelle Murdocca.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh.  Production Design by Michael Kurinsky.  Film Editing by Catherine Apple.   In this hilarious sequel to…

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Sisters (2015)

JASON MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2015.  Little Stranger.  Screenplay by Paula Pell.  Cinematography by Barry Peterson.  Produced by Tina Fey, John S. Lyons, Jay Roach.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Richard Hoover.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Lee Haxall.  Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reteam after the misfire of Baby Mama for another comedy contrivance that, while…

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The Meddler (2015)

LORENE SCAFARIA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2015.  Anonymous Content, Stage 6 Films.  Screenplay by Lorene Scafaria.  Cinematography by Brett Pawlak.  Produced by Joy Gorman Wettels.  Music by Jonathan Sadoff.  Production Design by Chris L. Spellman.  Costume Design by Annie Bloom.  Film Editing by Kayla Emter.   Recently widowed Susan Sarandon (her finest performance in years) finds herself with plenty of time and money…

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The Hunting Ground (2015)

KIRBY DICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2015.  Chain Camera Pictures.  Screenplay by Kirby Dick.  Cinematography by Aaron Kopp, Thaddeus Wadleigh.  Produced by Amy Ziering.  Music by Miriam Cutler.  Film Editing by Douglas Blush, Derek Boonstra, Kim Roberts.  Academy Awards 2015.   Kirby Dick follows his searing documentary on sexual assault in the military with a corresponding film that examines the issue as…

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Nasty Baby (2015)

SEBASTIAN SILVA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA/Chile, 2015.  Fabula, Funny Balloons, Versatile, Killer Films.  Screenplay by Sebastián Silva.  Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong.  Produced by Charlie Dibe, David Hinojosa, Juan de Dios Larrain, Pablo Larrain, Julia Oh.  Music by Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans.  Production Design by Naomi Munro.  Costume Design by Mark Grattan.  Film Editing by Sofia Subercaseaux.  Podcasts:  Bad Gay Movies Sebastian Silva…

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The Family Fang (2015)

JASON BATEMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2015.  Aggregate Films, Red Crown Productions, Blossom Films, ML Film Productions, Olympus Pictures, Papagjika Salloway Productions, QED International.  Screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire, based on the novel by Kevin Wilson.  Cinematography by Ken Seng.  Produced by Jason Bateman, James Garavente, Nicole Kidman, Riva Marker, Per Saari, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech.  Music by…

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Secret In Their Eyes (2015)

BILLY RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom/Spain/South Korea, 2015.  IM Global, STX Entertainment, Route One Entertainment, Union Investment Partners, Gran Via Productions, SITE Productions, Willies Movies, Ingenious Media.  Screenplay by Billy Ray, based on the film El Secreto De Sus Ojos by Juan Jose Campanella, Eduardo Sacheri.  Cinematography by Daniel Moder.  Produced by Matt Jackson, Mark Johnson.  Music by…

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Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party (2015)

STEPHEN CONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2015.  Cone Arts.  Screenplay by Stephen Cone.  Cinematography by Jason Chiu.  Produced by Stephen Cone, Bryan Hart, Laura Klein, Michael A. Leppen, Shane Simmons.  Music by Page Campbell, Daniel Donahue, Heather McIntosh.  Production Design by Caity Birmingham.  Costume Design by Chelsey Batson.  Film Editing by Stephen Cone.   Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies. Henry is the son of…

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Strangerland (2015)

KIM FARRANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Ireland/Australia, 2015.  Worldview Entertainment, Fastnet Films, Dragonfly Pictures.  Story by Fiona Seres, Screenplay by Michael Kinirons, Fiona Seres.  Cinematography by P.J. Dillon.  Produced by Macdara Kelleher, Naomi Wenck.  Music by Keefus Ciancia.  Production Design by Melinda Doring.  Costume Design by Emily Seresin.  Film Editing by Veronika Jenet. A pharmacist (Joseph Fiennes) has moved his family to a…

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Beautiful Something (2015)

JOSEPH GRAHAM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2015.  Reel Goode Productions, AltarBoy Productions, Sun House Films.  Screenplay by Joseph Graham.  Cinematography by Matthew Boyd.  Produced by Leilani Goode.  Music by Inu, Luke O’Malley, Windows To Sky.  Production Design by Claire Hart Joslyn.  Costume Design by Victoria Boaz.  Film Editing by Sharon Franklin.  Podcasts:  Bad Gay Movies. Three characters navigate a dark night of the…

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