Bromance (Como una novia sin sexo) (2016)

LUCAS SANTA ANA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   Argentina, 2016.  Sombracine Producciones.  Screenplay by Diego Mina, Lucas Santa Ana.  Cinematography by Mariana Russo.  Produced by Alberto Masliah.  Music by Coiffeur.  Production Design by Augusto Latorraca.  Costume Design by Ramiro Sorrequieta.  Three best friends go camping in rural Argentina, bringing their handycam (it’s 1996) to record their adventures as they spend their…

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Hermia & Helena (2016)

MATIAS PINEIRO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Argentina/USA, 2016.  Trapecio Cine, Ravenser Odd, Cinema Conservancy.  Screenplay by Matías Piñeiro.  Cinematography by Fernando Lockett.  Produced by Andrew Adair, Jake Perlin, Melanie Schapiro, Graham Swon.   Film Editing by Sebastián Schjaer.  Toronto International Film Festival 2016.   The curious and clever mind of Matias Pineiro creates a short and whimsical film about a young…

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The Queen of Spain (La reina de España) (2016)

FERNANDO TRUEBA Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  Spain, 2016.  Atresmedia Cine, Atresmedia, Crea SGR, Fernando Trueba Producciones Cinematográficas, Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales, Movistar+, The Queen Picture.  Screenplay by Fernando Trueba.  Cinematography by José Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Anne Deluz, Mercedes Gamero, Cristina Huete, Mikel Lejarza.  Music by Zbigniew Preisner.  Production Design by Juan Pedro de Gaspar. …

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Taekwondo (2016)

MARCO BERGER, MARTIN FARINA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Argentina, 2016.  Oh My Gomez! Films.  Screenplay by Marco Berger.  Cinematography by Martín Farina.  Produced by Verónica Argencio, Marco Berger, Martín Farina.  Music by Pedro Irusta.  Production Design by Marco Berger.  Film Editing by Marco Berger. Marco Berger, co-directing with Martin Farina, once again takes us into the cinematic realm of gorgeous young…

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American Pastoral (2016)

EWAN McGREGOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Hong Kong/USA, 2016.  Lakeshore Entertainment, TIK Film.  Screenplay by John Romano, based on the novel by Philip Roth.  Cinematography by Martin Ruhe.  Produced by Andre Lamal, Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Daniel B. Clancy.  Costume Design by Lindsay McKay.  Film  Editing by Melissa Kent.  Toronto International Film Festival 2016. Philip Roth’s…

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The Birth Of A Nation (2016)

NATE PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Canada, 2016.  Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, Follow Through Productions, Hit 55 Ventures, Infinity United Entertainment, Juniper Productions, Mandalay Pictures, Novofam Productions, Oster Media, Phantom Four, Point Made Films, Tiny Giant Entertainment.  Story by Nate Parker, Jean McGianni Celestin, Screenplay by Nate Parker.  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by Jason Michael…

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Suicide Squad (2016)

DAVID AYER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2016.  Atlas Entertainment, DC Comics, DC Entertainment, Dune Entertainment, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by David Ayer, based on characters created by Bob Kane, John Broome, John Byrne, Gene Colan, Gerry Conway, Paul Dini, Bill Finger, Carmine Infantino, Bruce Timm, Len Wein, Jerry Robinson, Mike W. Barr, Robert Kanigher, John Ostrander, Ross Andru, Lew…

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The Love Witch (2016)

ANNA BILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  USA, 2016.  Anna Biller Productions.  Screenplay by Anna Biller.  Cinematography by M. David Mullen.  Produced by Anna Biller.  Music by Anna Biller.  Production Design by Anna Biller.  Costume Design by Anna Biller.  Film Editing by Anna Biller.   There’s usually nothing I love more than a gal whose eyeshadow stays perfect during sex, but other than a…

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The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

KELLY FREMON CRAIG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA/China, 2016.  Gracie Films, Huayi Brothers Media, Robert Simonds Productions, STX Entertainment.  Screenplay by Kelly Fremon Craig.  Cinematography by Doug Emmett.  Produced by Julie Ansell, James L. Brooks, Richard Sakai.  Music by Atli Orvarsson.  Production Design by William Arnold.  Costume Design by Carla Hetland.  Film Editing by Tracey Wadmore-Smith.  Golden Globe Awards 2016.  Toronto International Film Festival 2016…

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Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

RICHARD LINKLATER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2016.  Annapurna Pictures, Detour Filmproduction, Sean Daniel Company.  Screenplay by Richard Linklater.  Cinematography by Shane F. Kelly.  Produced by Megan Ellison, Richard Linklater, Ginger Sledge.  Production Design by Bruce Curtis.  Costume Design by Kari Perkins.  Film Editing by Sandra Adair.  Gotham Awards 2016 Blake Jenner arrives as a freshman at a Texas college, enrolled there…

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Deepwater Horizon (2016)

PETER BERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. Hong Kong/USA, 2016.  Summit Entertainment, Participant Media, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Closest to the Hole Productions, Leverage Entertainment, TIK Film.  Screen Story by Matthew Sand, Screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Matthew Sand, based on the article by David Barstow, David Rohde, Stephanie Saul.  Cinematography by Enrique Chediak.  Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Stephen Levinson,…

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Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016)

STEVE JAMES Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2016.  Blue Ice Films, Kartemquin Films, Mitten Media, Motto Pictures.  Cinematography by Tom Bergmann.  Produced by Julie Goldman, Mark Mitten.  Music by Joshua Abrams.  Production Design by Christine Cornell, Matthew Taylor.  Film Editing by John Farbrother, David E. Simpson.  Academy Awards 2017.  Toronto International Film Festival 2016.   The financial crisis of 2008 resulted in an eventual…

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