The Midnight Sky (2020)

GEORGE CLOONEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 2020. Anonymous Content, Netflix, Smokehouse Pictures, Syndicate Entertainment, Truenorth Productions.  Screenplay by Mark L. Smith, based on the book Good Morning Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton. Cinematography by Martin Ruhe. Produced by George Clooney, Bard Dorros, Grant Heslov, Keith Redmon, Cliff Roberts. Music by Alexandre Desplat. Production…

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The Laundromat (2019)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2019.  Anonymous Content, Grey Matter Productions, Netflix, Topic Studios.  Screenplay by Scott Z. Burns, based on the book Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite by Jake Bernstein.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Scott Z. Burns, Lawrence…

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Boy Erased (2018)

JOEL EDGERTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA/Australia, 2018.  Anonymous Content, Blue-Tongue Films, Focus Features, Perfect World Pictures.  Screenplay by Joel Edgerton, based on the memoir by Garrard Conley.  Cinematography by Eduard Grau.  Produced by Joel Edgerton, Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts.  Music by Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans.  Production Design by Chad Keith.  Costume Design by Trish Summerville.  Film Editing by Jay Rabinowitz. …

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Outlaw King (2018)

DAVID MACKENZIE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2018.    Sigma Films, Anonymous Content, Clockwork Sessions.  Screenplay by Bathsheba Doran, David Mackenzie, James MacInnes, additional writing by David Harrower, Mark Bomback.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Gillian Berrie.  Music by Barry Burns, Tony Doogan, Greg Lawson, Raymond MacDonald, David Mackenzie, Lucie Treacher.  Production Design by Donald Graham…

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The Wife (2017)

BJORN RUNGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom/Sweden/USA, 2017.  Tempo Productions Limited, Anonymous Content, Film i Vast, Meta Film, Silver Reel, Spark Film & TV.  Screenplay by Jane Anderson, based on the novel by Meg Wolitzer.  Cinematography by Ulf Brantas.  Produced by Claudia Bluemhuber, Piodor Gustafsson, Rosalie Swedlin, Meta Louise Foldager Sorensen, Piers Tempest.  Music by Jocelyn Pook.  Production Design by Mark…

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The Meddler (2015)

LORENE SCAFARIA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 2015.  Anonymous Content, Stage 6 Films.  Screenplay by Lorene Scafaria.  Cinematography by Brett Pawlak.  Produced by Joy Gorman Wettels.  Music by Jonathan Sadoff.  Production Design by Chris L. Spellman.  Costume Design by Annie Bloom.  Film Editing by Kayla Emter.  Toronto International Film Festival 2015.  Recently widowed Susan Sarandon (her finest performance in years) finds herself…

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The Revenant (2015)

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2015.  Regency Enterprises, RatPac Entertainment, New Regency Pictures, Anonymous Content, M Productions, Appian Way, Alpha Pictures, CatchPlay, Monarchy Enterprises S.a.r.l..  Screenplay by Mark L. Smith, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, based in part on the novel by Michael Punke.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Steve Golin, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, David…

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Spotlight (2015)

TOM McCARTHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2015.  Participant Media, First Look Media, Anonymous Content, Rocklin\Faust.  Screenplay by Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy.  Cinematography by Masanobu Takayanagi.  Produced by Blye Pagon Faust, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, Michael Sugar.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Stephen H. Carter.  Costume Design by Wendy Chuck.  Film Editing by Tom McArdle.  Academy Awards 2015.  Golden Globe Awards…

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The Fifth Estate (2013)

BILL CONDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA/India/Belgium, 2013.  DreamWorks, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media, Anonymous Content, FBO, Umedia.  Screenplay by Josh Singer, based on the book Inside WikiLeaks: My Time With Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website by Daniel Domscheit-Berg, David Leigh, Luke Harding.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Steve Golin, Michael Sugar.  Music by Carter…

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Laggies (2014)

LYNN SHELTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Alternate title:  Say When USA, 2014.  Anonymous Content, BR Capital Group, Merced Media Partners, PalmStar Media, PenLife Media, Siren Digital – Hollywood,Solution Entertainment Group.  Screenplay by Andrea Seigel.  Cinematography by Benjamin Kasulke.  Produced by Steve Golin, Alix Madigan, Myles Nestel, Raj Brinder Singh, Rosalie Swedlin.  Music by Benjamin Gibbard.  Production Design by John Lavin.  Costume Design by…

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50 First Dates (2004)

PETER SEGAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2004.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Happy Madison Productions, Anonymous Content, Flower Films.  Screenplay by George Wing.  Cinematography by Jack N. Green.  Produced by Jack Giarraputo, Steve Golin, Nancy Juvonen.  Music by Teddy Castellucci.  Production Design by Alan Au.  Costume Design by Ellen Lutter.  Film Editing by Jeff Gourson.   Adam Sandler plays a marine veterinarian living in sunny Hawaii who…

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Babel (2006)

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/USA/Mexico, 2006.  Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Anonymous Content, Zeta Film, Central Films, Media Rights Capital.  Story by Guillermo Arriaga, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Screenplay by Guillermo Arriaga.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Steve Golin, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Jon Kilik.  Music by Gustavo Santaolalla.  Production Design by Brigitte Broch.  Costume Design by Gabriela Diaque, Miwako Kobayashi,…

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