Pieces of a Woman (2020)

KORNEL MUNDRUCZO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Canada/Hungary/USA, 2020.  Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, Little Lamb.   Screenplay by Kata Wéber.   Cinematography by Benjamin Loeb.   Produced by Ashley Levinson, Aaron Ryder, Kevin Turen.   Music by Howard Shore.   Production Design by Sylvain Lemaitre.   Costume Design by Rachel Dainer-Best, Véronique Marchessault.  Film Editing by Dávid Jancsó. …

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The Nest (2020)

SEAN DURKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/Canada, 2020.  Element Pictures, BBC Films, Elevation Pictures, FilmNation Entertainment.  Screenplay by Sean Durkin.  Cinematography by Matyas Erdely.  Produced by Rose Garnett, Ed Guiney, Amy Jackson, Andrew Lowe, Christina Piovesan, Derrin Schlesinger.   Music by Lucy Bright.  Production Design by James Price.  Costume Design by Matthew Price. …

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Matthias & Maxime (2019)

XAVIER DOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: Matthias Et Maxime Canada/France, 2019.  Fonds Quebecor, MK2, PHI Studio, SODEC, Sons of Manual, Super Ecran, Telefilm Canada, The Harold Greenberg Fund.  Screenplay by Xavier Dolan. Cinematography by Andre Turpin.  Produced by Xavier Dolan, Nancy Grant, Elisha Karmitz, Nathanael Karmitz.  Music by Jean-Michel Blais.  Production…

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The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017)

PATRICK HUGHES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA/Hong Kong/Bulgaria/Netherlands/Canada/United Kingdom/France, 2017.  Summit Entertainment, Millennium Films, Cristal Pictures, East Light Media, TIK Films, Nu Boyana Film Studios, Campbell Grobman Films, TDMP, Netherlands Film Production Incentive, London Studios, Above the Line Set Assistance & Security, Davis Films, Skydance Media.  Screenplay by Tom O’Connor.  Cinematography by Jules…

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Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

JAMES WAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA/Canada, 2013.  FilmDistrict, Stage 6 Films, Entertainment One, Blumhouse Productions, Alliance, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions.  Story by James Wan, Leigh Whannell, Screenplay by Leigh Whannell, based on characters created by Leigh Whannell.  Cinematography by John R. Leonetti.  Produced by Jason Blum, Oren Peli.  Music by Joseph Bishara. …

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Missing Link (2019)

CHRIS BUTLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Canada/USA, 2019.  Laika Entertainment, Digital One, Entertainment One.   Screenplay by Chris Butler.  Cinematography by Chris Peterson.  Produced by Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Nelson Lowry.  Costume Design by Deborah Cook.  Film Editing by Stephen Perkins.  Academy Awards 2019.  Golden Globe Awards…

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My Bloody Valentine (1981)

GEORGE MIHALKA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Canada, 1981.  Canadian Film Development Corporation, Famous Players, Secret Films.   Story concept by Stephen A. Miller, Screenplay by John Beaird.  Cinematography by Rodney Gibbons.  Produced by John Dunning, André Link, Stephen A. Miller.  Music by Paul Zaza. Production Design by Veronica Hadfield.  Costume Design by Susan Hall. …

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Nightbreed (1990)

CLIVE BARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  United Kingdom/Canada/USA, 1990.  Morgan Creek Entertainment, Seraphim Films.  Screenplay by Clive Barker, based on his novel Cabal.  Cinematography by Robin Vidgeon.  Produced by Gabriella Martinelli, Mark Alan Miller.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Steve Hardie.  Costume Design by Ann Hollowood.  Film Editing by Mark Goldblatt,…

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Eye on the Guy: Alan B. Stone & the Age of Beefcake (2006)

PHILIP LEWIS, JEAN-FRANCOIS MONETTE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Canada, 2006.  Amérimage-Spectra, Canal D, Chum Television.  Screenplay by Ross Higgins, Philip Lewis, Jean-François Monette.  Cinematography by Étienne Boilard, Peter S. Kreiger, Michael Wees.  Produced by Lisa Cochrane, Alain Simard, Pierre Touchette.  Music by Jeff Johnston.  Film Editing by Barbara Brown. Short but potent documentary…

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The Brood (1979)

DAVID CRONENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Canada, 1979.  Canadian Film Development Corporation, Elgin International Films Ltd., Mutual Productions Ltd., Victor Solnicki Productions.  Screenplay by David Cronenberg.   Cinematography by Mark Irwin.  Produced by Claude Heroux.  Music by Howard Shore.    Production Design by Carol Spier.  Costume Design by Delphine White.  Film Editing by Alan…

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Bombshell (2019)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Canada, 2019.  Annapurna Pictures, Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, Denver and Delilah Productions, Lighthouse Management & Media, Lionsgate.  Screenplay by Charles Randolph.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by A.J. Dix, Aaron L. Gilbert, Robert Graf, Michelle Graham, Beth Kono, Charles Randolph, Margaret Riley, Jay Roach, Charlize…

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The Lighthouse (2019)

ROBERT EGGERS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Canada/USA, 2019.  A24, New Regency Pictures, RT Features.  Screenplay by Max Eggers, Robert Eggers.  Cinematography by Jarin Blaschke.  Produced by Robert Eggers, Youree Henley, Lourenço Sant’ Anna, Rodrigo Teixeira, Jay Van Hoy.  Music by Mark Korven.  Production Design by Craig Lathrop.  Costume Design by Linda Muir.  Film…

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