Passing (2021)

REBECCA HALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA/United Kingdom/Canada, 2021. AUM Group, Film4, Flat Five Productions, Gamechanger Films, Hungry Bull Productions, Picture Films, Significant Productions, Sweet Tomato Films, TGCK Partners, XRM Media. Screenplay by Rebecca Hall, based on the novel by Nella Larsen. Cinematography by Eduard Grau. Produced by Nina Yang Bongiovi, Rebecca Hall,…

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High Flying Bird (2019)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2019.  Extension 765, Harper Road Films.  Screenplay by Tarell Alvin McCraney.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Joseph Malloch.  Music by David Wilder Savage.  Production Design by Andy Eklund.  Costume Design by Marci Rodgers.  Film Editing by Steven Soderbergh. André Holland is excellent as a sports…

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A Wrinkle In Time (2018)

AVA DuVERNAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 2018.  Walt Disney Pictures, Whitaker Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jennifer Lee, Jeff Stockwell, based on the novel by Madeleine L’Engle.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Catherine Hand, Jim Whitaker.  Music by Ramin Djawadi.  Production Design by Naomi Shohan.  Costume Design by Paco Delgado.  Film Editing by Spencer Averick. The disappearance of a brilliant…

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Moonlight (2016)

BARRY JENKINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2016.  A24, PASTEL, Plan B Entertainment.  Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney, Screenplay by Barry Jenkins.  Cinematography by James Laxton.  Produced by Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adele Romanski.  Music by Nicholas Britell.  Production Design by Hannah Beachler.  Costume Design by Caroline Eselin.  Film Editing by Joi McMillon, Nat Sanders.   The three act structure of standard film storytelling…

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Selma (2014)

AVA DuVERNAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 2014.  Cloud Eight Films, Celador Films, Harpo Films, Pathe, Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by Paul Webb.  Cinematography by Bradford Young.  Produced by Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey.  Music by Jason Moran.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter.  Film Editing by Spencer Averick.   By 1964, the Civil Rights…

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