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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Mudbound (2017)

DEE REES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2017.  Armory Films, ArtImage Entertainment, Black Bear Pictures, Elevated Films, MACRO, MMC Joule Films, Zeal Media.  Screenplay by Virgil Williams, Dee Rees, based on the novel by Hillary Jordan.  Cinematography by Rachel Morrison.  Produced by Carl Effenson, Sally Jo Effenson, Cassian Elwes, Christopher Lemole, Charles D. King, Kim Roth, Tim Zajaros.  Music…

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Far From The Madding Crowd (2015)

THOMAS VINTERBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2015.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, BBC Films, TSG Entertainment, DNA Films.  Screenplay by David Nicholls, based on the novel by Thomas Hardy.  Cinematography by Charlotte Bruus Christensen.  Produced by Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich.  Music by Craig Armstrong.  Production Design by Kave Quinn.  Costume Design by Janet Patterson.  Film Editing by Claire Simpson.   Carey Mulligan is perfectly cast as Thomas…

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Pride & Prejudice (2005)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom, 2005.  Focus Features, Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Working Title Films, Scion Films.  Screenplay by Deborah Moggach, based on the novel by Jane Austen.  Cinematography by Roman Osin.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner,Paul Webster.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran.  Film Editing by Paul Tothill.  Academy Awards 2005.  Boston Film Critics…

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Drive (2011)

NICOLAS WINDING REFN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  FilmDistrict, Bold Films, MWM, Marc Platt Productions, Motel Movies.  Screenplay by Hossein Amini, based on the book by James Sallis.  Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.  Produced by Michel Litvak, John Palermo, Marc Platt, Gigi Pritzker, Adam Siegel.  Music by Cliff Martinez.  Production Design by Beth Mickle.  Costume Design by Erin Benach.  Film Editing by…

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Brothers (2009)

JIM SHERIDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2009.  Lionsgate, Relativity Media, Sighvatsson Films, Michael De Luca Productions.  Screenplay by David Benioff, based on the motion picture Brodre by Susanne Bier, Anders Thomas Jensen.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Michael De Luca, Ryan Kavanaugh, Sigurjon Sighvatsson.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Tony Fanning.  Costume Design by Durinda Wood.  Film Editing by Jay…

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Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

ETHAN COEN, JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/France, 2013.  CBS Films, StudioCanal, Anton Capital Entertainment, Mike Zoss Productions, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Scott Rudin.  Production Design by Jess Gonchor.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen.  Academy Awards 2013.  American…

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Never Let Me Go (2010)

MARK ROMANEK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2010.  DNA Films, Film4, Fox Searchlight Pictures.  Screenplay by Alex Garland, based on the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro.  Cinematography by Adam Kimmel.  Produced by Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Mark Digby.  Costume Design by Rachael Fleming, Steven Noble.  Film Editing by Barney Pilling.  Independent Spirit Awards 2010.  Toronto International…

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Shame (2011)

STEVE McQUEEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom, 2011.  See-Saw Films, Film4, UK Film Council, Lipsync Productions, Alliance Films, HanWay Films.  Screenplay by Steve McQueen, Abi Morgan.  Cinematography by Sean Bobbitt.  Produced by Iain Canning, Emile Sherman.  Music by Harry Escott.  Production Design by Judy Becker.  Costume Design by David C. Robinson.  Film Editing by Joe Walker.  Golden Globe Awards 2011.  Independent Spirit Awards 2011. …

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An Education (2009)

LONE SCHERFIG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 2009.  BBC Films, Finola Dwyer Productions, Wildgaze Films, Endgame Entertainment, An Education Distribution.  Screenplay by Nick Hornby, based on the memoir by Lynn Barber.  Cinematography by John de Borman.  Produced by Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey.  Music by Paul Englishby.  Production Design by Andrew McAlpine.  Costume Design by Odile Dicks-Mireaux.  Film Editing by Barney Pilling. Academy…

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The Great Gatsby (2013)

BAZ LUHRMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  Australia/USA, 2013.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, A&E Television Networks, Bazmark Films, Red Wagon Entertainment. Screenplay by Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce, based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Cinematography by Simon Duggan.  Produced by Lucy Fisher, Catherine Knapman, Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Douglas Wick.  Music by Craig Armstrong.  Production Design…

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