Writing With Fire (2021)

SUSHMIT GHOSH, RINTU THOMAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB India, 2021. Black Ticket Films. Cinematography by Sushmit Ghosh, Karan Thapliyal. Produced by Sushmit Ghosh, Rintu Thomas. Music by Ishaan Chhabra, Tajdar Junaid. Film Editing by Anne Fabini, Sushmit Ghosh, Rintu Thomas. Fourteen years into the existence of the Khabar Lahariya news service, directors Sushmit…

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Attica (2021)

TRACI CURRY, STANLEY NELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB 2021. Showtime Documentary Films, Firelight Films, Topic Studios. Screenplay by Stanley Nelson. Cinematography by Stefan Beaumont, Ryan Bron, Kevin J. Burroughs, Ronan Killeen, Antonio Rossi, Bill Winters. Produced by Traci Curry. Music by Tom Phillips. Film Editing by Alexa Lamantea. In September of 1971, prisoners…

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Ascension (2021)

JESSICA KINGDON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA, 2021. Mouth Numbing Spicy Crab, XTR. Cinematography by Jessica Kingdon, Nathan Truesdell. Produced by Jessica Kingdon, Kira Simon-Kennedy, Nathan Truesdell. Music by Dan Deacon. Film Editing by Jessica Kingdon. This collage-style documentary takes its place among earlier milestones of its kind, among them Berlin City of…

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Lunana: A Yak In The Classoom (2019)

PAWO CHOYNING DORJI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Bhutan/China, 2019. Dangphu Dingphu: A 3 Pigs Production, Huanxi Media Group. Screenplay by Pawo Choyning Dorji. Cinematography by Jigme Tenzing. Produced by Pawo Choyning Dorji, Jia Honglin, Stephanie Lai, Shaokun Xiang. Production Design by Tshering Dorji. Film Editing by Hsiao-Yun Ku. Big-city boy Ugyen lives with…

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Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)

DON HALL, CARLOS LOPEZ ESTRADA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 2021. Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures. Story by Paul Briggs, Don Hall, Adele Lim, Carlos L√≥pez Estrada, Kiel Murray, Qui Nguyen, John Ripa, Dean Wellins, Screenplay by Qui Nguyen, Adele Lim. Cinematography by Rob Dressel. Produced by Peter Del Vecho, Osnat…

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Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)

JON WATTS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2021. Columbia Pictures, Pascal Pictures, Marvel Studios. Screenplay by Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko. Cinematography by Mauro Fiore. Produced by Kevin Feige, Amy Pascal. Music by Michael Giacchino. Production Design by Darren Gilford. Costume Design by…

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Licorice Pizza (2021)

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Canada/USA, 2021. Bron Studios, Focus Features, Ghoulardi Film Company. Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson. Cinematography by Paul Thomas Anderson, Michael Bauman. Produced by Paul Thomas Anderson, Sara Murphy, Adam Somner. Music by Jonny Greenwood. Production Design by Florencia Martin. Costume Design by Mark Bridges. Film Editing…

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The Lost Daughter (2021)

MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Greece/United Kingdom/Israel/USA, 2021. Endeavor Content, Samuel Marshall Productions, Pie Films, Faliro House Productions. Screenplay by Maggie Gyllenhaal, based on the novel by Elena Ferrante. Cinematography by Helene Louvart. Produced by Charles Dorfman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Osnat Handelsman-Keren, Talia Kleinhendler. Music by Dickon Hinchliffe. Production Design by Inbal Weinberg….

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The Tragedy Of Macbeth (2021)

JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2021. A24, IAC Films. Screenplay by Joel Coen, based on the play by William Shakespeare. Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel. Produced by Joel Coen, Robert Graf, Frances McDormand. Music by Carter Burwell. Production Design by Stefan Dechant. Costume Design by Mary Zophres. Film Editing by Joel Coen,…

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Flee (2021)

JONAS POHER RASMUSSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Flugt Denmark/Sweden/Norway/France/USA/Spain/Italy/United Kingdom, 2021. Final Cut for Real, Sun Creature Studio, Vivement Lundi, Most Film, Mer Film, ARTE, Pictanovo, Vrijzinnig Protestantse Radio Omroep, Det Danske Filminstitut, Svenska Filminstitutet, Norsk Filminstitutt, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Copenhagen Film Fund, Den Vestdanske Filmpulje, MEDIA Programme of…

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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)

DESTIN DANIEL CRETTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2021. Walt Disney Pictures, Marvel Studios. Story by Dave Callaham, Destin Daniel Cretton, Screenplay by Dave Callaham, Destin Daniel Cretton, Andrew Lanham, based on Shang-Chi created by Steve Englehart, Jim Starlin. Cinematography by Bill Pope. Produced by Kevin Feige, Jonathan Schwartz. Music by Joel P….

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Summer of Soul (2021)

QUESTLOVE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB USA, 2021. Concordia Studio, LarryBilly Productions, Mass Distraction Media, Play/Action Pictures, RadicalMedia, Two One Five Entertainment, Vulcan Productions. Cinematography by Shawn Peters. Produced by David Dinerstein, Robert Fyvolent, Joseph Patel. Production Design by Lauren Nikrooz, Mark Thompson. Film Editing by Joshua L. Pearson. Musician and author Ahmir “Questlove”…

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