The Wild Goose Lake (2019)

YI’NAN DIAO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Nan fang che zhan de ju hui China/France, 2019.  Arte France Cinema, Green Ray Films, He Li Chen Guang International Culture Media Co., Maisong Entertainment Investment, Memento Films, Omnijoi Media Corporation, Tencent Pictures.  Screenplay by Yi’nan Diao. Cinematography by Jingsong Dong.  Produced by Li Li,…

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The White Countess (2005)

JAMES IVORY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom/Germany/China/USA, 2005.  Merchant Ivory Productions, Sony Pictures Classics, Shanghai Film Group, VIP 3 Medienfonds, Global Cinema Group, Rising Star, China Film Co-Production Corporation. Screenplay by Kazuo Ishiguro. Cinematography by Christopher Doyle. Produced by Ismail Merchant, Zhonglun Ren. Music by Richard Robbins. Production Design by Andrew Sanders….

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A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood (2019)

MARIELLE HELLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  China/USA, 2019.  Big Beach Films, Tencent Pictures, TriStar Pictures.  Screenplay by Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Noah Harpster.  Cinematography by Jody Lee Lipes.  Produced by Youree Henley, Leah Holzer, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub.  Music by Nate Heller.  Production Design by Jade Healy.  Costume Design by Arjun Bhasin.  Film Editing by…

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Gemini Man (2019)

ANG LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA/China, 2019.  Skydance Media, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Fosun Group Forever Pictures, Alibaba Pictures.  Story by Darren Lemke, David Benioff, Screenplay by David Benioff, Billy Ray, Darren Lemke.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger.  Music by Lorne Balfe.  Production Design…

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Abominable (2019)

JILL CULTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  China/USA, 2019.  DreamWorks Animation, Pearl Studio.  Screenplay by Jill Culton.  Cinematography by Robert Edward Crawford.  Produced by Suzanne Buirgy, Peilin Chou, Dave Polsky.  Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Max Boas.  Film Editing by Susan Fitzer.  Toronto International Film Festival 2019. At a scientific lab owned…

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Downton Abbey (2019)

MICHAEL ENGLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA/China, 2019.  Carnival Film & Television, Focus Features, Perfect World Pictures.  Screenplay by Julian Fellowes, based on his characters.  Cinematography by Ben Smithard.  Produced by Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame, Liz Trubridge.  Music by John Lunn.  Production Design by Donal Woods.  Costume Design by Anna Mary Scott…

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Ad Astra (2019)

JAMES GRAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  China/USA, 2019.  New Regency Pictures, Bona Film Group, Keep Your Head, MadRiver Pictures, Plan B Entertainment, RT Features, Regency Enterprises, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by James Gray, Ethan Gross.  Cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema.  Produced by Dede Gardner, James Gray, Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Arnon Milchan, Yariv…

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Once Upon a Time In…Hollywood (2019)

QUENTIN TARANTINO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom/China, 2019.  Bona Film Group, Heyday Films, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Visiona Romantica.  Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh, Quentin Tarantino.  Music by Mary Ramos.  Production Design by Barbara Ling.  Costume Design by Arianne Phillips.  Film Editing by Fred…

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The Snowman (2017)

TOMAS ALFREDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  United Kingdom/USA/China/Sweden, 2017.  Universal Pictures, Another Park Film, Perfect World Pictures, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Peter Straughan, Hossein Amini, Søren Sveistrup, based on the novel by Jo Nesbø.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Piodor Gustafsson, Robyn Slovo.  Music by Marco Beltrami. …

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Racing Extinction (2015)

LOUIE PSIHOYOS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA/China/Hong Kong/Indonesia/Mexico/United Kingdom/Japan, 2015.  Oceanic Preservation Society, Okeanos – Foundation For The Sea, Insurgent Docs, Diamond Docs, JP’s Peace, Love & Happiness Foundation, Earth Day Texas, Li Ka Shing Foundation, Ripple Effect, Vulcan Productions.  Screenplay by Mark Monroe.  Cinematography by John Behrens, Shawn Heinrichs, Sean Kirby, Petr…

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Ash Is Purest White (2018)

ZHANGKE JIA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Original title:  Jiang hu er nü China/France/Japan, 2018.  Arte France Cinema, Beijing Runjin Investment, Huanxi Media Group, MK2 Productions, Office Kitano, Shanghai Film Group, Xstream Pictures.  Screenplay by Zhangke Jia.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Shozo Ichiyama, Nathanael Karmitz.  Music by Giong Lim.  Production Design by Weixin…

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Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

NICHOLAS STOLLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA/China, 2016.  Universal Pictures, Perfect World Pictures, Point Grey Pictures, Good Universe.  Screenplay by Andrew Jay Cohen, Brendan O’Brien, Nicholas Stoller, Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, based on characters created by Andrew Jay Cohen, Brendan O’Brien.  Cinematography by Brandon Trost.  Produced by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, James Weaver.  Music by Michael Andrews.  Production Design…

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