The Birth Of A Nation (2016)

NATE PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Canada, 2016.  Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, Follow Through Productions, Hit 55 Ventures, Infinity United Entertainment, Juniper Productions, Mandalay Pictures, Novofam Productions, Oster Media, Phantom Four, Point Made Films, Tiny Giant Entertainment.  Story by Nate Parker, Jean McGianni Celestin, Screenplay by Nate Parker.  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by Jason Michael … More The Birth Of A Nation (2016)

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Sorry To Bother You (2018)

BOOTS RILEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2018.  Cinereach, Forest Whitaker’s Significant Productions, MACRO, MNM Creative, The Space Program.  Screenplay by Boots Riley.  Cinematography by Doug Emmett.  Produced by Nina Yang Bongiovi,  Jonathan Duffy, Charles D. King, George Rush, Forest Whitaker, Kelly Williams.  Music by The Coup, Merrill Garbus, Boots Riley, Tune-Yards. Production Design by Jason Kisvarday.  Costume Design by Deirdra Elizabeth Govan.  Film … More Sorry To Bother You (2018)

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Call Me By Your Name (2017)

LUCA GUADAGNINO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Italy/France/Brazil/USA, 2017.  Frenesy Film Company, La Cinéfacture, RT Features, Water’s End Productions, M.Y.R.A. Entertainment, Ministero per I Beni e le Attivita Culturali, Lombardia Film Commission.  Screenplay by James Ivory, based on the novel by André Aciman.  Cinematography by Sayombhu Mukdeeprom.  Produced by Emilie Georges, Luca Guadagnino, James Ivory, Marco Morabito, Howard Rosenman, Peter Spears, … More Call Me By Your Name (2017)

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Free Fire (2016)

BEN WHEATLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/France, 2016.  Film4, Protagonist Pictures, Rook Films.  Screenplay by Amy Jump, Ben Wheatley.  Cinematography by Laurie Rose.  Produced by Andrew Starke.  Music by Geoff Barrow, Ben Salisbury.  Production Design by Paki Smith.  Costume Design by Emma Fryer.  Film Editing by Amy Jump, Ben Wheatley.  Toronto International Film Festival 2016.   A group of low creatures enter an abandoned … More Free Fire (2016)

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Nocturnal Animals

BBB (out of 5) Amy Adams plays a successful, perfectly coiffed Los Angeles art gallery owner whose relationship with husband Armie Hammer has cooled.  She receives a package in the mail from her first husband that turns out to be the galleys of his soon-to-be published novel, a violent and disturbing tale of brutal, feral … More Nocturnal Animals

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

GUY RITCHIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2015.  Warner Bros., RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Wigram Productions, Davis Entertainment.  Story by Jeff Kleeman, David C. Wilson, Guy Ritchie, Lionel Wigram, Screenplay by Guy Ritchie, Lionel Wigram, based on the television series by Sam Rolfe.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Steve Clark-Hall, John Davis, Guy Ritchie, Lionel Wigram.  Music by Daniel Pemberton.  Production Design … More The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

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Mirror Mirror

BBB (out of 5) Another reimagining of a fairy tale, this one looking to rehabilitate the passivity of Snow White in much the same way that Snow White And The Huntsman did the same year.  By far the more enjoyable of the two, it takes place in a snow-globe of a world highlighted by Eiko … More Mirror Mirror

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