Toy Story 4 (2019)

JOSH COOLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2019.  Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Original story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Josh Cooley, Valerie LaPointe, Rashida Jones, Will McCormack, Martin Hynes, Stephany Folsom, Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Stephany Folsom.   Cinematography by Jean-Claude Kalache, Patrick Lin.   Produced by Mark Nielsen, Jonas Rivera, Galyn Susman. …

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For Sama (2019)

WAAD AL-KATEAB, EDWARD WATTS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/Syria/USA, 2019.  Channel 4 News, Channel 4, Frontline, ITN Productions, PBS Distribution, WGBH.  Cinematography by Waad Al-Kateab.  Produced by Waad Al-Kateab.   Music by Nainita Desai.   Film Editing by Chloe Lambourne, Simon McMahon.   Academy Awards 2019. Dorian Awards 2019.    Independent Spirit Awards 2019.  National…

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Klaus (2019)

SERGIO PABLOS, CARLOS MARTINEZ LOPEZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Spain, 2019.  The SPA Studios, Atresmedia Cine.  Original story by Sergio Pablos, Screenplay by Sergio Pablos, Jim Mahoney, Zach Lewis.  Produced by Gustavo Ferrada, Mercedes Gamero, Jinko Gotoh, Mikel Lejarza, Sergio Pablos, Marisa Roman, Matthew Teevan.  Music by Alfonso G. Aguilar.  Production Design by…

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I Lost My Body (2019)

JEREMY CLAPIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Original title: J’ai perdu mon corps France, 2019.  Xilam, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, SofiTVciné 6, Indéfilms 7, La Région Île-de-France, Région Réunion, Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Agence Nationale de Gestion des Œuvres Audiovisuelle.  Adaptation, dialogue and screenplay by Guillaume Laurant and Jérémy…

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Honeyland (2019)

TAMARA KOTEVSKA, LJUBOMIR STEFANOV Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Republic Of North Macedonia, 2019.  Apolo Media, Trice Films.  Screenplay by Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov.  Cinematography by Fejmi Daut, Samir Ljuma.  Produced by Atanas Georgiev, Ljubomir Stefanov.  Music by Foltin.  Film Editing by Atanas Georgiev.  Academy Awards 2019.  Boston Film Critics 2019.   Dorian Awards…

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Missing Link (2019)

CHRIS BUTLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Canada/USA, 2019.  Laika Entertainment, Digital One, Entertainment One.   Screenplay by Chris Butler.  Cinematography by Chris Peterson.  Produced by Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Nelson Lowry.  Costume Design by Deborah Cook.  Film Editing by Stephen Perkins.  Academy Awards 2019.  Golden Globe Awards…

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Harriet (2019)

KASI LEMMONS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.    USA, 2019.  Martin Chase Productions, New Balloon, Perfect World Pictures, Stay Gold Features.  Story by Gregory Allen Howard, Screenplay by Gregory Allen Howard, Kasi Lemmons.  Cinematography by John Toll.   Produced by Debra Martin Chase, Gregory Allen Howard, Daniela Taplin Lundberg.   Music by Terence Blanchard.   Production Design…

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Corpus Christi (2019)

JAN KOMASA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5. Original title:  Boze Cialo Poland, 2019.  Aurum Film, WFS Walter Film Studio, Canal+ Polska, Podkarpacki Fundusz Filmowy, Les Contes modernes, Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee.  Screenplay by Mateusz Pacewicz.  Cinematography by Piotr Sobocinski Jr..  Produced by Leszek Bodzak, Aneta Cebula-Hickinbotham. …

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Breakthrough (2019)

ROXANN DAWSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2019.  Fox 2000 Pictures, TSG Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox.   Screenplay by Grant Nieporte, based on the book by Joyce Smith.  Cinematography by Zoran Popovic.  Produced by DeVon Franklin.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by Gae S. Buckley.  Costume Design by Kimberly Adams-Galligan.  Film Editing by…

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The Two Popes (2019)

FERNANDO MEIRELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom/Italy, 2019.  Netflix.  Screenplay by Anthony McCarten, based on his play.  Cinematography by Cesar Charlone.  Produced by Jonathan Eirich, Dan Lin, Tracey Seaward.  Music by Bryce Dessner.  Production Design by Mark Tildesley.  Costume Design by Luca Canfora, Beatriz De Benedetto.  Film Editing by Fernando Stutz.  Academy…

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Les Miserables (2019)

LADJ LY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  France, 2019.  Srab Films, Rectangle Productions, Lyly Films, Canal+, Ciné+, Le Pacte, Wild Bunch, La Région Île-de-France, Cinéventure 4, Cinéfeel 4, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Cinémage 12 Développement, Cinéventure Développement 3, Arte-Cofinova 15.  Screenplay by Ladj Ly, Giordano Gederlini, Alexis Manenti.  Cinematography by…

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Marriage Story (2019)

NOAH BAUMBACH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2019.  Heyday Films, Netflix.  Screenplay by Noah Baumbach.    Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.  Produced by Noah Baumbach, David Heyman.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Jade Healy.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Jennifer Lame.  Academy Awards 2019.   AFI Film of the…

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