13 Hours (2016)

MICHAEL BAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Malta/Morocco/USA, 2016.  Paramount Pictures, 3 Arts Entertainment, Bay Films, Dune Films, Latina Pictures.  Screenplay by Chuck Hogan, based on the book by Mitchell Zuckoff.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by Michael Bay, Erwin Stoff.  Music by Lorne Balfe.  Production Design by Jeffrey Beecroft.  Costume Design by Deborah…

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Sully (2016)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 2016.  Flashlight Films, Hurwitz Creative, Malpaso Productions, Orange Corp, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Village Roadshow Pictures, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Todd Komarnicki, based on the book Highest Duty by Chesley Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow.  Cinematography by Tom Stern.  Produced by Clint Eastwood, Frank Marshall, Tim…

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Trolls (2016)

MIKE MITCHELL, WALT DOHRN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2016.  DreamWorks Animation, Hurwitz Creative, Isobel Griffiths Limited.  Story by Erica Rivinoja, Screenplay by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger, based on the Good Luck Trolls created by Thomas Dam.  Cinematography by Yong Duk Jhun.  Produced by Gina Shay.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by…

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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,…

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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…

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My Life As A Zucchini (2016)

CLAUDE BARRAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  Ma Vie De Courgette Alternate title:  My Life As A Courgette Switzerland/France, 2016.  Rita Productions, Blue Spirit Animation, Gébéka Films, KNM, Radio Télévision Suisse, SRG SSR Idee Suisse, Rhone-Alpes Cinema, France 3 Cinema, Hélium Films, Office Fédéral de la Culture, Cinéforom, Loterie Suisse Romande, Eurimages, Canal+, France Televisions, Cine+, Centre…

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I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

RAOUL PECK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   France/USA, 2016.  Velvet Film.  Screenplay by James Baldwin.  Cinematography by Henry Adebonojo, Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross.  Produced by Remi Grellety, Hebert Peck, Raoul Peck.  Music by Alexei Aigui.  Film Editing by Alexandra Strauss.  Academy Awards 2016.  Dorian Awards 2016.  Gotham Awards 2016.  Independent Spirit Awards 2016.   National Society of Film Critics Awards 2016….

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Captain Fantastic (2016)

MATT ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2016.  Electric City Entertainment, ShivHans Pictures.  Screenplay by Matt Ross.  Cinematography by Stephane Fontaine.  Produced by Monica Levinson, Jamie Patricof, Shivani Rawat.  Music by Alex Somers.  Production Design by Russell Barnes.  Costume Design by Courtney Hoffman.  Film Editing by Joseph Krings.  Academy Awards 2016.  Dorian Awards 2016.  Golden Globe Awards 2016. Independent Spirit Awards 2016.  National Board of…

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Life, Animated (2016)

ROGER ROSS WILLIAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2016.  A&E IndieFilms, Motto Pictures, Roger Ross Williams Productions.  Based on the book by Ron Suskind.  Cinematography by Tom Bergmann.  Produced by Julie Goldman, Roger Ross Williams.  Music by T. Griffin, Dylan Stark.  Film Editing by David Teague.  Academy Awards 2016.  National Board of Review Awards 2016. North Carolina Film Critics Awards 2016.  …

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Tanna (2015)

MARTIN BUTLER, BENTLEY DEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   Australia/Vanuatu, 2015.  Contact Films.  Screenplay by Martin Butler, John Collee, Bentley Dean.  Cinematography by Bentley Dean.  Produced by Martin Butler, Bentley Dean, Carolyn Johnson.  Music by Antony Partos.  Film Editing by Tania Nehme.  Academy Awards 2016.  Members of the Yakel tribe of Vanuatu perform the story of this film entirely in the Nauvhal…

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A Man Called Ove (2015)

HANNES HOLM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  En Man Som Heter Ove Sweden, 2015.  xTre Vänner Produktion AB, Film i Vast, Nordisk Film, Fantefilm, Nordsvensk Filmunderhallning, Sveriges Television.  Screenplay by Hannes Holm, based on the novel by Fredrik Backman.  Cinematography by Goran Hallberg.  Produced by Annica Bellander, Nicklas Wikstrom Nicastro.  Music by Gaute Storaas.  Production Design by Jan Olof Agren.  Costume…

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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

MEL GIBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Australia/USA, 2016.  Cross Creek Pictures, Demarest Films, Pandemonium, Permut Presentations, Vendian Entertainment.  Screenplay by Robert Schenkkan, Andrew Knight.  Cinematography by Simon Duggan.  Produced by Terry Benedict, Paul Currie, Bruce Davey, William D. Johnson, Bill Mechanic, Brian Oliver, David Permut.  Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Barry Robison. Costume Design by Lizzy Gardiner.  Film…

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