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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News Of The World (2020)

PAUL GREENGRASS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA/China, 2020. Perfect World Pictures, Playtone, Pretty Pictures, Universal Pictures. Screenplay by Paul Greengrass, Luke Davies, based on the novel by Paulette Jiles. Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski. Produced by Gary Goetzman, Gregory Goodman, Gail Mutrux. Music by James Newton Howard. Production Design by David Crank. Costume Design by Mark…

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Dark Waters (2019)

TODD HAYNES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.    USA, 2019.  Killer Films, Participant.  Screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Mario Correa, based on the magazine article The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare by Nathaniel Rich.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.   Produced by Pamela Koffler, Mark Ruffalo, Jeff Skoll, Christine Vachon.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.   Production…

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Joker (2019)

TODD PHILLIPS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA/Canada, 2019.  Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, DC Comics, DC Entertainment, Joint Effort, Village Roadshow Pictures, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Todd Phillips, Scott Silver, based on characters created by Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Jerry Robinson.  Cinematography by Lawrence Sher.  Produced by Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips, Emma Tillinger…

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The Kitchen (2019)

ANDREA BERLOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2019.  Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, DC Vertigo, Michael De Luca Productions, New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Andrea Berloff, based on the comic book series by Ollie Masters, Ming Doyle.  Cinematography by Maryse Alberti.  Produced by Michael De Luca, Marcus Viscidi.  Music by Bryce Dessner. …

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The Only Living Boy In New York (2017)

MARC WEBB Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA, 2017.  Amazon Studios, Bona Fide Productions, Big Indie Pictures.  Screenplay by Allan Loeb.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh.  Produced by Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa.  Music by Rob Simonsen.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Michelle Matland, Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Tim Streeto.  Callum Turner does his best with a wooden screenplay as a…

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Wildlife (2018)

PAUL DANO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 2018.  June Pictures, Nine Stories Productions, Sight Unseen Pictures.  Screenplay by Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, based on the book by Richard Ford.  Cinematography by Diego García.  Produced by Paul Dano, Andrew Duncan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riva Marker, Oren Moverman, Ann Ruark, Alex Saks.  Music by David Lang.  Production Design by Akin McKenzie.  Costume Design…

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The Land of Steady Habits (2018)

NICOLE HOLOFCENER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA, 2018.  Likely Story.  Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener, based on the novel by Ted Thompson.  Cinematography by Alar Kivilo.  Produced by Stefanie Azpiazu, Anthony Bregman.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by Dina Goldman.  Costume Design by Alex Bovaird.  Film Editing by Robert Frazen.  Ben Mendelsohn is enjoying life in early retirement, moving into his…

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Vice (2018)

ADAM McKAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA, 2018.  Annapurna Pictures, Gary Sanchez Productions, Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by Adam McKay.  Cinematography by Greig Fraser.  Produced by Megan Ellison, Will Ferrell, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay, Kevin J. Messick, Brad Pitt.  Music by Nicholas Britell.  Production Design by Patrice Vermette.  Costume Design by Susan Matheson.  Film Editing by Hank Corwin. …

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Molly’s Game (2017)

AARON SORKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   China/USA, 2017.  STX Entertainment, Huayi Brothers Pictures, The Mark Gordon Company, Pascal Pictures, Entertainment One.  Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, based on the book by Molly Bloom.  Cinematography by Charlotte Bruus Christensen.  Produced by Mark Gordon, Matt Jackson, Amy Pascal.  Music by Daniel Pemberton.  Production Design by David Wasco.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Alan Baumgarten, Elliot Graham,…

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The Killing Of A Sacred Deer (2017)

YORGOS LANTHIMOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom/Ireland/USA, 2017.  Element Pictures, A24, Film4.  Screenplay by Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou.  Cinematography by Thimios Bakatakis.  Produced by Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos, Andrew Lowe.  Music by Sarah Giles, Nick Payne.  Production Design by Jade Healy.  Costume Design by Nancy Steiner.  Film Editing by Yorgos Mavropsaridis.   Colin Farrell plays a cardiac surgeon whose successful career is complemented by…

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Gold (2016)

STEPHEN GAGHAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  Black Bear Pictures, Boies / Schiller Film Group, Hwy61, Living Films.  Screenplay by Patrick Massett, John Zinman.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Patrick Massett, Matthew McConaughey, Michael Nozik, Teddy Schwarzman, John Zinman.  Music by Daniel Pemberton.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Danny Glicker.  Film Editing by Douglas Crise, Rick Grayson.   With…

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