Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018)

RaMELL ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2018.  Louverture Films.  Screenplay by Maya Krinsky, RaMell Ross.  Cinematography by RaMell Ross.  Produced by Joslyn Barnes, Su Kim, RaMell Ross.  Music by Scott Alario, Forest Kelley, Alex Somers.  Film Editing by RaMell Ross.  A number of title cards appear on screen throughout this experimental, visual…

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Mirai (2018)

MAMORU HOSODA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Original Title:  Mirai no Mirai Japan, 2018.  Chukyo TV Broadcasting Company, Dentsu, East Japan Marketing & Communications Inc., Fukuoka Broadcasting System, Hiroshima Telecasting, Kadokawa, Lawson,Line, Madhouse, Miyagi Television Broadcasting, NTT Docomo, Nippon Television Network, Sapporo Television Broadcasting Company, Shizuoka Daiichi Television, Studio Chizu, The Yomiuri Shimbun, Toho Company,…

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Border (2018)

ALI ABBASI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Original title:  Gräns Sweden/Denmark, 2018.  Meta Film Stockholm, Black Spark Film & TV, Kärnfilm, Film i Vast, Sveriges Television, Meta Film, Copenhagen Film Fund, Svenska Filminstitutet, Eurimages, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Det Danske Filminstitut.  Screenplay by Ali Abbasi, Isabella Eklöf, John…

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Ralph Breaks The Internet (2018)

PHIL JOHNSTON, RICH MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2018.  Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Rich Moore, Phil Johnston, Jim Reardon, Pamela Ribon, Josie Trinidad, Screenplay by Phil Johnston, Pamela Ribon.  Cinematography by Nathan Warner.  Produced by Clark Spencer.  Music by Henry Jackman.  Production Design by Cory Loftis.  Film Editing…

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Free Solo (2018)

JIMMY CHIN, ELIZABETH CHAI VASARHELYI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2018.  Itinerant Films, Little Monster Films, National Geographic, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation.  Cinematography by Jimmy Chin.  Produced by Jimmy Chin, Shannon Dill, Evan Hayes, Shannon Hill, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Film Editing by Bob Eisenhardt.   Alex Honnold is a rock climber…

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Capernaum (2018)

NADINE LABAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Lebanon/France/USA, 2018.  Mooz Films, Cedrus Invest Bank, Sunnyland Film, Doha Film Institute, KNM Films, Boo Pictures, The Bridge Production, Louverture Films, Open City Films, Les Films des Tournelles, Clandestino Films.  Screenplay by Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojeily, Michelle Keserwany, in collaboration with Georges Khabbaz, Khaled Mouzanar.  Cinematography by…

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Mary Queen Of Scots (2018)

JOSIE ROURKE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Focus Features, Perfect World Pictures, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Beau Willimon, based on the book Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart by John Guy.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward.  Music by Max Richter. …

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Minding The Gap (2018)

BING LIU Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 2018.  ITVS, Kartemquin Films, P.O.V./American Documentary.  Cinematography by Bing Liu.  Produced by Bing Liu, Diane Moy Quon.  Music by Nathan Halpern, Chris Ruggiero.  Film Editing by Joshua Altman, Bing Liu.  The opening scene of this documentary features two of its main subjects, Zack Mulligan and Keire…

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Never Look Away (2018)

FLORIAN HENCKEL VON DONNERSMARCK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Original title:  Werk ohne Autor Germany/Italy, 2018.  Pergamon Film, Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion, Beta Cinema, ARD Degeto Film, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Sky Deutschland, Rai Cinema, W.o.A. Film, ARTE.  Screenplay by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.  Produced by Quirin Berg, Christiane Henckel von Donnersmarck, Florian…

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First Reformed (2017)

PAUL SCHRADER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA/United Kingdom/Australia, 2017.  Killer Films, Fibonacci Films, Arclight Films, Big Indie Pictures, Omeira Studio Partners.  Screenplay by Paul Schrader.  Cinematography by Alexander Dynan.  Produced by Jack Binder, Greg Clark, Gary Hamilton, Victoria Hill, David Hinojosa, Frank Murray, Deepak Sikka, Christine Vachon.  Music by Brian Williams.  Production Design by Grace Yun.  Costume Design by Olga…

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Cold War (2018)

PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Original title:  Zimna wojna Poland/United Kingdom/France, 2018.  Opus Film, Apocalypso Pictures, MK2 Productions, Arte France, BFI Film Fund, Canal+ Polska, Cinestaan Film Company, City of Lodz, City of Warsaw, EC1 Lódz – Miasto Kultury, Eurimages, Film4, Kino Swiat, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, MK2 Films, Maziowiecki Fundusz Filmowy, Mazovia…

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Vice (2018)

ADAM McKAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA, 2018.  Annapurna Pictures, Gary Sanchez Productions, Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by Adam McKay.  Cinematography by Greig Fraser.  Produced by Megan Ellison, Will Ferrell, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay, Kevin J. Messick, Brad Pitt.  Music by Nicholas Britell.  Production Design by Patrice Vermette.  Costume Design by Susan Matheson.  Film Editing by Hank Corwin. …

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