They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)

PETER JACKSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   United Kingdom/New Zealand, 2018.  House Productions, Trustees of the Imperial War Museum London, WingNut Films.  Produced by Peter Jackson, Clare Olssen.  Film Editing by Jabez Olssen. To commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the November 11 armistice, the Imperial War Museum asked director Peter Jackson to create a film that would…

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Everybody Knows (Todos lo Saben) (2018)

ASGHAR FARHADI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Spain/France/Italy, 2018.  Memento Films Production, Morena Films, Lucky Red.  Screenplay by Asghar Farhadi.  Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Álvaro Longoria, Alexandre Mallet-Guy.  Music by Javier Limón.  Production Design by Maria Clara Notari.  Costume Design by Sonia Grande.  Film Editing by Hayedeh Safiyari.  Cannes Film Festival 2018.  Toronto International Film Festival 2018. The magnificence of Asghar Farhadi…

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Three Identical Strangers (2018)

TIM WARDLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 2018.  RAW.  Cinematography by Tim Cragg.  Produced by Tara Elwood, Grace Hughes-Hallett, Becky Read.  Music by Paul Saunderson.  Costume Design by Dawn Thompson.  Film Editing by Michael Harte. Bobby Shafran starts college in the early eighties and has something very unusual happen to him on the first day that he moves in…

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Wildlife (2018)

PAUL DANO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2018.  June Pictures, Nine Stories Productions, Sight Unseen Pictures.  Screenplay by Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, based on the book by Richard Ford.  Cinematography by Diego García.  Produced by Paul Dano, Andrew Duncan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riva Marker, Oren Moverman, Ann Ruark, Alex Saks.  Music by David Lang.  Production Design by Akin McKenzie.  Costume Design by…

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The Happy Prince (2018)

RUPERT EVERETT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/Belgium/Italy/Germany, 2018.  Maze Pictures, Entre Chien et Loup, Palomar, Cine Plus Filmproduktion, Robert Fox Limited, BBC Films, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Daryl Prince Productions, Heimatfilm, Raindog Films.  Screenplay by Rupert Everett.  Cinematography by John Conroy.  Produced by Sebastien Delloye, Philipp Kreuzer, Jörg Schulze.  Music by Gabriel…

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Support The Girls (2018)

ANDREW BUJALSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2018.  Burn Later Productions, Houston King Productions.  Screenplay by Andrew Bujalski.  Cinematography by Matthias Grunsky.  Produced by Houston King, Sam Slater.  Production Design by Jake Kuykendall.  Costume Design by Colin Wilkes.  Film Editing by Karen Skloss.   Regina Hall plays the manager of a Hooters-esque restaurant who takes her job seriously, and on this particular…

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The Mule (2018)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2018.  Warner Bros., Imperative Entertainment, Bron Creative, The Malpaso Company, Bron Studios.  Screenplay by Nick Schenk, inspired by the New York Times article “The Sinaloa Cartel’s 90-Year Old Drug Mule” by Sam Dolnick.  Cinematography by Yves Belanger.  Produced by Clint Eastwood, Dan Friedkin, Jessica Meier, Tim Moore, Kristina Rivera, Bradley Thomas.  Music…

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Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018)

BOB PERSICHETTI, PETER RAMSEY, RODNEY ROTHMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2018.  Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Marvel Entertainment, Avi Arad Productions, Lord Miller, Pascal Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation.  Story by Phil Lord, Screenplay by Phil Lord, Rodney Rothman, story consultant Meghan Malloy, based on Spider-Verse created by Dan Slott and characters created by Peter…

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Eighth Grade (2018)

BO BURNHAM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2018.  A24.  Screenplay by Bo Burnham.  Cinematography by Andrew Wehde.  Produced by Eli Bush, Scott Rudin, Christopher Storer, Lila Yacoub.  Music by Anna Meredith.  Production Design by Sam Lisenco.  Costume Design by Mitchell Travers.  Film Editing by Jennifer Lilly.  Golden Globe Awards 2018. Kayla (Elsie Fisher) is thirteen years old and handling it as best as…

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Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2017)

JAKE KASDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2017.  Columbia Pictures, Matt Tolmach Productions, Radar Pictures, Seven Bucks Productions, Sony Pictures Entertainment.  Story by Chris McKenna, Screenplay by Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner, based on the film Jumanji, story by Greg Taylor, Jim Strain, Chris Van Allsburg, screenplay by Jonathan Hensleigh, Greg Taylor, Jim…

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Face To Face (1967)

SERGIO SOLLIMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Italy/Spain, 1967.  Produzioni Europee Associate, Arturo González Producciones Cinematográficas.  Story by Sergio Sollima, Screenplay by Sergio Donati, Sergio Sollima.  Cinematography by Rafael Pacheco.  Produced by Alberto Grimaldi.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Carlo Simi.  Costume Design by Carlo Simi.  Film Editing by Eugenio Alabiso.  Gian Maria Volonte plays a mild-mannered professor who leaves the…

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The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

IDA LUPINO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1953.  RKO Radio Pictures, The Filmakers.  Screenplay by Collier Young, Ida Lupino, adaptation by Robert L. Joseph.  Cinematography by Nicholas Musuraca.  Produced by Collier Young.  Music by Leith Stevens.  Production Design by Albert S. D’Agostino, Walter E. Keller.  Film Editing by Douglas Stewart. This efficient thriller might be the best of the films that…

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