The White Tiger (2021)

RAMIN BAHRANI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB India/USA, 2021. Lava Media, ARRAY Filmworks, Netflix, Noruz Films. Screenplay by Ramin Bahrani, based on the novel by Aravind Adiga. Cinematography by Paolo Carnera. Produced by Ramin Bahrani, Mukul Deora. Music by Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans. Production Design by Chad Keith. Costume Design by Smriti Chauhan. Film…

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Leave No Trace (2018)

DEBRA GRANIK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA/Canada, 2018.  Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, Harrison Productions, Topic Studios.  Screenplay by Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini, based on the novel My Abandonment by Peter Rock.  Cinematography by Michael McDonough.  Produced by Anne Harrison, Linda Reisman, Anne Rosellini.  Music by Dickon Hinchliffe.  Production Design by Chad Keith.  Costume Design by Erin Alridge Orr. …

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Boy Erased (2018)

JOEL EDGERTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA/Australia, 2018.  Anonymous Content, Blue-Tongue Films, Focus Features, Perfect World Pictures.  Screenplay by Joel Edgerton, based on the memoir by Garrard Conley.  Cinematography by Eduard Grau.  Produced by Joel Edgerton, Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts.  Music by Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans.  Production Design by Chad Keith.  Costume Design by Trish Summerville.  Film Editing by Jay Rabinowitz. …

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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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Loving (2016)

JEFF NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2016.  Raindog Films, Big Beach Films.  Screenplay by Jeff Nichols.  Cinematography by Adam Stone.  Produced by Nancy Buirski, Ged Doherty, Colin Firth, Sarah Green, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub.  Music by David Wingo.  Production Design by Chad Keith.  Costume Design by Erin Benach.  Film Editing by Julie Monroe.  Academy Awards 2016.  Cannes Film Festival Awards 2016.  Golden…

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Midnight Special (2016)

JEFF NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  Warner Bros., RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Faliro House Productions, Tri-State Pictures.  Screenplay by Jeff Nichols.  Cinematography by Adam Stone.  Produced by Sarah Green, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones.  Music by David Wingo.  Production Design by Chad Keith.  Costume Design by Erin Benach.  Film Editing by Julie Monroe. Imagine if the character Michael Shannon played in Take Shelter got to…

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Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter (2014)

DAVID ZELLNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2014.  Lila 9th Productions, Ad Hominem Enterprises.  Screenplay by David Zellner, Nathan Zellner.  Cinematography by Sean Porter.  Produced by Andrew Banks, Jim Burke, Cameron Lamb, Chris Ohlson, Nathan Zellner.  Music by The Octopus Project.  Production Design by Chad Keith, Kikuo Ohta.  Costume Design by Tony Crosbie, Kiersten Ronning.  Film Editing by Melba Jodorowsky.  Independent Spirit Awards…

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Take Shelter

JEFF NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011. Hydraulx, REI Capital, Grove Hill Productions, Strange Matter Films. Screenplay by Jeff Nichols. Cinematography by Adam Stone. Produced by Tyler Davidson, Sophia Lin. Music by David Wingo. Production Design by Chad Keith. Costume Design by Karen Malecki. Film Editing by Parke Gregg. Gotham Awards 2011. Independent Spirit Awards 2011.  National Board of…

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Martha Marcy May Marlene

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Riveting, exceptional melodrama about a young woman surviving the effects of a cult-like commune in upstate New York. Elizabeth Olsen gives a superb performance as a young woman who runs away from her extended family and takes refuge with her bewildered sister (Sarah Paulson) to whom she hasn’t spoken in years. Staying…

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