The Favourite (2018)

YORGOS LANTHIMOS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Ireland/United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Element Pictures, Scarlet Films, Film4, Waypoint Entertainment.  Screenplay by Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara.  Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.   Produced by Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos, Lee Magiday.   Music by William Lyons, Johnnie Burn.  Production Design by Fiona Crombie.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Yorgos Mavropsaridis.  Golden Globe Awards 2018….

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Creed II (2018)

STEVEN CAPLE JR. Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2018.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, New Line Cinema, Warner Bros., Chartoff-Winkler Productions.  Story by Cheo Hodari Coker, Sascha Penn, Screenplay by Sylvester Stallone, Juel Taylor, based on characters created by Ryan Coogler.  Cinematography by Kramer Morgenthau.  Produced by William Chartoff, Sylvester Stallone, Kevin King Templeton, Charles Winkler, David Winkler, Irwin Winkler.  Music by…

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At Eternity’s Gate (2018)

JULIAN SCHNABEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Switzerland/United Kingdom/France/USA, 2018.  Iconoclast, Riverstone Pictures, SPK Pictures.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carrière, Louise Kugelberg, Julian Schnabel.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by Jon Kilik.  Music by Tatiana Lisovkaia.  Production Design by Stéphane Cressend.  Costume Design by Cecile Vatelot.  Film Editing by Louise Kugelberg, Julian Schnabel.  Golden Globe Awards 2018. It seems incredible after almost forty films have…

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Bohemian Rhapsody

BRYAN SINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  GK Films, New Regency Pictures, Queen Films Ltd., Regency Enterprises, Tribeca Productions.  Story by Anthony McCarten, Peter Morgan, Screenplay by Anthony McCarten.   Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.  Produced by Jim Beach, Robert De Niro, Graham King.  Music by John Ottman.  Production Design by Aaron Haye.  Costume Design by Julian Day.  Film Editing…

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First Man (2018)

DAMIEN CHAZELLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Japan, 2018.  Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Perfect World Pictures, Temple Hill Entertainment, Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, Dentsu, Fuji Television Network.  Screenplay by Josh Singer, based on the book by James R. Hansen.  Cinematography by Linus Sandgren.  Produced by Marty Bowen, Damien Chazelle, Wyck Godfrey, Isaac Klausner.  Music by Justin Hurwitz.  Production Design by…

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The Other Side of the Wind (2018)

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  France/Iran/USA, 2018.  Royal Road Entertainment, Les Films de l’Astrophore, SACI, Americas Film Conservancy.  Screenplay by Oja Kodar, Orson Welles.  Cinematography by Gary Graver.  Produced by Frank Marshall, Filip Jan Rymsza.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Polly Platt.  Film Editing by Bob Murawski, Orson Welles.  Orson Welles filmed roughly one hundred hours of footage…

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Crime + Punishment (2018)

STEPHEN MAING Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 2018.  Hulu.  Cinematography by Stephen Maing.  Produced by Stephen Maing, Eric Daniel Metzgar, Ross Tuttle.  Music by Brendon Anderegg, Andrew Lafkas.  Film Editing by Stephen Maing, Eric Daniel Metzgar.   New York City has an impressive police force to service its boroughs, numbering around 36,000 officers, and some years ago the organization…

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Dark Money (2018)

KIMBERLY REED Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 2018.  Big Sky Film Productions, Big Mouth Productions, Meerkat Media Collective.  Screenplay by Kimberly Reed, Jay Arthur Sterrenberg.  Cinematography by Eric Phillips-Horst, Kimberly Reed, Jay Arthur Sterrenberg.  Produced by Katy Chevigny.  Music by Miriam Cutler.  Film Editing by Jay Arthur Sterrenberg.   Campaign financing, as Ann Ravel puts it in this eyepopping documentary, is…

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Outlaw King (2018)

DAVID MACKENZIE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2018.    Sigma Films, Anonymous Content, Clockwork Sessions.  Screenplay by Bathsheba Doran, David Mackenzie, James MacInnes, additional writing by David Harrower, Mark Bomback.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Gillian Berrie.  Music by Barry Burns, Tony Doogan, Greg Lawson, Raymond MacDonald, David Mackenzie, Lucie Treacher.  Production Design by Donald Graham Burt.  Costume…

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Shirkers (2018)

SANDI TAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 2018.  Cinereach, Doc Society, Shirkers.  Screenplay by Sandi Tan.  Cinematography by Iris Ng.  Produced by Jessica Levin, Maya Rudolph, Sandi Tan.  Music by Ishai Adar.  Film Editing by Lucas Celler, Kimberley Hassett, Sandi Tan.   In 1992, Sandi Tan is a nineteen year-old student and film lover who is determined to make her first…

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Private Life (2018)

TAMARA JENKINS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 2018.  Likely Story, Netflix.  Screenplay by Tamara Jenkins.  Cinematography by Christos Voudouris.  Produced by Stefanie Azpiazu, Anthony Bregman, Tamara Jenkins.  Production Design by Ford Wheeler.  Costume Design by Leah Katznelson.  Film Editing by Brian A. Kates.  Toronto International Film Festival 2018. Tamara Jenkins returns to filmmaking eleven years after her masterful The Savages, directing Kathryn Hahn and…

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Transit (2018)

CHRISTIAN PETZOLD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Germany/France, 2018.  Schramm Film, Neon Productions, Arte France Cinéma, ZDF/Arte, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Beauftragter der Bundesregierung für Angelegenheiten der Kultur und der Medien, Filmförderungsanstalt, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur.  Screenplay by Christian Petzold, based on the novel by Anna Seghers.  Cinematography by Hans Fromm.  Produced by Antonin Dedet, Florian Koerner…

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