About Last Night (1986)

EDWARD ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1986.  TriStar Pictures, Delphi V Productions.  Screenplay by Tim Kazurinsky, Denise DeClue, based on the play Sexual Perversity in Chicago by David Mamet.   Cinematography by Andrew Dintenfass.   Produced by Jason Brett, Stuart Oken.   Music by Miles Goodman.   Production Design by Ida Random.   Costume Design by Deborah…

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Bad Grandpa (2013)

JEFF TREMAINE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2013.  Dickhouse Productions, MTV Films.  Story by Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze, Jeff Tremaine, Fax Bahr, Adam Small, Screenplay by Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze, Jeff Tremaine.  Cinematography by Lance Bangs, Dimitry Elyashkevich.  Produced by Derek Freda, Spike Jonze, Johnny Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine.  Music by Kool G. Murder,…

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Incredibles 2 (2018)

BRAD BIRD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2018.  Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Brad Bird.  Cinematography by Mahyar Abousaeedi.  Produced by Nicole Paradis Grindle, John Walker.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by Ralph Eggleston.  Film Editing by Stephen Schaffer. Academy Awards 2018.   Golden Globe Awards 2018.  National Board of Review Awards 2018.  North Carolina Film Critics Awards 2018. …

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Begin Again (2013)

JOHN CARNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Alternate title:  Can A Song Save Your Life USA, 2013.  Exclusive Media Group, Sycamore Pictures, Apatow Productions, Likely Story.  Screenplay by John Carney.  Cinematography by Yaron Orbach.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Tobin Armbrust, Anthony Bregman.  Music by Gregg Alexander.  Production Design by Chad Keith.  Costume Design by Arjun Bhasin.  Film Editing by Andrew Marcus.  Academy Awards 2014. Phoenix Film…

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Get Out (2017)

JORDAN PEELE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2017.  Blumhouse Productions, Monkeypaw Productions, QC Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jordan Peele.  Cinematography by Toby Oliver.  Produced by Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr., Sean McKittrick, Jordan Peele.  Music by Michael Abels.  Production Design by Rusty Smith.  Costume Design by Nadine Haders.  Film Editing by Gregory Plotkin.  Academy Awards 2017.  AFI Awards 2017.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2017.  …

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Peace, Love And Misunderstanding (2011)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2011.  BCDF Pictures.  Screenplay by Christina Mengert, Joseph Muszynski.  Cinematography by Andre Fleuren.  Produced by Jonathan Burkhart, Brice Dal Farra, Claude Dal Farra, Lauren Munsch.  Music by Spencer David Hutchings.  Production Design by Carl Sprague.  Costume Design by Johann Stegmeir.  Film Editing by John David Allen.  Toronto International Film Festival 2011.   Fans of Jane Fonda will find this…

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Simpatico (1999)

MATTHEW WARCHUS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/France/USA, 1999.  Emotion Pictures, Canal+, Zeal Pictures, Kingsgate Films.  Screenplay by Matthew Warchus, David Nicholls, based on the play by Sam Shepard.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Jean-Francois Fonlupt, Dan Lupovitz, Timm Oberwelland.  Music by Stewart Copeland.  Production Design by Amy B. Ancona.  Costume Design by Karen Patch.  Film Editing by Pasquale Buba.  Toronto International Film Festival 1999.  …

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Captain Phillips (2013)

PAUL GREENGRASS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2013.  Scott Rudin Productions, Michael De Luca Productions, Trigger Street Productions.  Screenplay by Billy Ray, based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days At Sea by Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Scott Rudin.  Music by Henry Jackman.  Production Design…

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Into The Wild

SEAN PENN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2007.  Paramount Vantage, Art Linson Productions, Into the Wild, River Road Entertainment.  Screenplay by Sean Penn, based on the book by Jon Krakauer.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Art Linson, Sean Penn, Bill Pohlad.  Music by Michael Brook, Kaki King, Eddie Vedder.  Production Design by Derek R. Hill.  Costume Design by Mary Claire…

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The Gun In Betty Lou’s Handbag

ALLAN MOYLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1992.  In The Bag Productions, Interscope Communications, Nomura Babcock & Brown, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Grace Cary Bickley.  Cinematography by Charles Minsky.  Produced by Scott Kroopf.  Music by Richard Gibbs.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Lisa Jensen.  Film Editing by Janice Hampton, Erica Huggins.   Silly little comedy that begins with a mostly…

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Capote (2005)

BENNETT MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada/USA, 2005.  United Artists, Sony Pictures Classics, A-Line Pictures, Cooper’s Town Productions, Infinity Media, Eagle Vision.  Screenplay by Dan Futterman, based on the book by Gerald Clarke.  Cinematography by Adam Kimmel.  Produced by Caroline Baron, Michael Ohoven, William Vince.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Jess Gonchor.  Costume Design by Kasia Walicka-Maimone.  Film Editing by…

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The Ballad Of Jack And Rose (2005)

REBECCA MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2005.  IFC Productions, Initial Entertainment Group, Elevation Filmworks, Jack and Rose Productions.  Screenplay by Rebecca Miller.  Cinematography by Ellen Kuras.  Produced by Lemore Syvan.  Music by Michael Rohatyn.  Production Design by Mark Ricker.  Costume Design by Jennifer von Mayrhauser.  Film Editing by Sabine Hoffman.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2005.  National Society of Film Critics Awards 2005.   New…

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