Outside In (2017)

LYNN SHELTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2017. Duplass Brothers Productions. Screenplay by Lynn Shelton, Jay Duplass. Cinematography by Nathan M. Miller. Produced by Mel Eslyn, Lacey Leavitt. Music by Andrew Bird. Production Design by John Lavin. Costume Design by Ronald Leamon. Film Editing by Celia Beasley. The late, great Lynn Shelton goes…

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Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives (2017)

CHRIS PERKEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2017. Hotwells Productions, IM Global, Scott Free Productions. Cinematography by Kenny Stoff. Produced by Michael Bernstein. Music by Paul S. Henning. Film Editing by Chris Perkel.  The tension between art and commerce is one that plagues American show business in all forms, in pop music you…

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Spoor (2017)

AGNIESZKA HOLLAND, KASIA ADAMIK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original title: Pokot Poland/Germany/Czech Republic/Sweden/Slovakia/France, 2017.  Studio Filmowe “Tor”, Heimatfilm, Nutprodukcia, Chimney group, Nutprodukce, Agora, Ceská Televize, Eurimages, Film i Vast, HBO Polska, Narodowy Instytut Audiowizualny, Odra Film, Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, ZDF/Arte.  Screenplay by Olga Tokarczuk, Agnieszka Holland, based on the novel by Olga…

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Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (2017)

STEPHEN NOMURA SCHIBLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Japan/USA, 2017.  AVROTROS, Avex Digital, Borderland Media, Cineric Creative, DENTSU Music And Entertainment, Documentary Japan, Kadokawa, NHK.   Cinematography by Tom Richmond, Neo Sora.   Produced by Eric Nyari, Stephen Nomura Schible.   Film Editing by Keiko Deguchi, Hisayo Kushida, Yûji Ohshige.  After decades of creating music, for himself…

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The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017)

PATRICK HUGHES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA/Hong Kong/Bulgaria/Netherlands/Canada/United Kingdom/France, 2017.  Summit Entertainment, Millennium Films, Cristal Pictures, East Light Media, TIK Films, Nu Boyana Film Studios, Campbell Grobman Films, TDMP, Netherlands Film Production Incentive, London Studios, Above the Line Set Assistance & Security, Davis Films, Skydance Media.  Screenplay by Tom O’Connor.  Cinematography by Jules…

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Marvin (2017)

ANNE FONTAINE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. Original Title: Marvin ou la belle éducation Alternate Title: Reinventing Marvin France, 2017.  P.A.S. Productions, Cine, F Comme Film, Mars Films, France 2 Cinema, Drize Holding, Canal+, France Televisions, Cofinova 13, La Banque Postale Image 10.  Screenplay by Pierre Trividic, Anne Fontaine.   Cinematography by Yves Angelo.  Produced…

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Brotherly Love (2017)

ANTHONY J. CARUSO Bil’s rating (out of 5): 0.  USA, 2017.  Red Dawn Productions.  Screenplay by Anthony J. Caruso, based on the novel Seventy Times Seven by Salvatore Sapienza.  Cinematography by Alan Ray.  Produced by Steven L. Busby.   Costume Design by Kimberly Brown.  Film Editing by Anthony J. Caruso.  Podcast: Bad Gay Movies. Anthony J….

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Caniba (2017)

LUCIEN CASTAING-TAYLOR, VERENA PARAVEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  France, 2017. Norte Productions. Cinematography by Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel.  Produced by Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel. Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel, filmmakers of the Sensory Ethnography Lab who previously enchanted us with Leviathan, take their cameras into the home of Issei Sagawa, the man who…

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Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

JON WATTS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.    USA, 2017.  Columbia Pictures, LStar Capital, Marvel Studios, Pascal Pictures, Government of Australia, Film Victoria, The New South Wales Government, Ontario Computer Animation and Special Effects Tax Credit, Province of British Columbia Production Services Tax Credit, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Arad Productions, Matt…

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Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

TAIKA WAITITI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA, 2017.  Walt Disney Pictures, Marvel Studios, Government of Australia.  Screenplay by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, Christopher L. Yost, based on the Marvel comics by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby, with story elements from Planet Hulk by Greg Pak, Carlo Pagulayan and the works of Walter…

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Custody (2017)

XAVIER LEGRAND Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Original Title:  Jusqu’à la garde France, 2017.  K.G. Productions, France 3 Cinema, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Canal+, Ciné+, France Televisions, Région Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Haut et Court, Procirep.  Screenplay by Xavier Legrand.  Cinematography by Nathalie Durand.  Produced by Alexandre Gavras.  Music by Thibault Deboaisne.  Production Design…

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Nobody’s Watching (2017)

JULIA SOLOMONOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Original Title:  Nadie nos mira Argentina/Spain/Colombia/Brazil/USA, 2017.  CEPA Audiovisual, Mad Love Film Factory, Aleph Motion Pictures, Taiga Filmes, La Panda, Travesia Productions, Miss Wasabi, Schortcut Films, Epicentre Films, Perdomo Productions, Programa Ibermedia, Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales, La Boyita, La Casa Studio, Chinita Films.  Screenplay by…

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