Juliet, Naked (2018)

JESSE PERETZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA/United Kingdom, 2018. Los Angeles Media Fund, Rocket Science, Bona Fide Productions, Apatow Productions, Turnlet Films, Ingenious Media, Focus Features, Stage 6 Films. Screenplay by Evgenia Peretz, Jim Taylor, Tamara Jenkins, based on the novel by Nick Hornby. Cinematography by Remi Adefarasin. Produced by Judd Apatow, Albert…

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Thor: The Dark World (2013)

ALAN TAYLOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2013.  Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Pictures. Story by Don Payne, Robert Rodat, Screenplay by Christopher L. Yost, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, based on the Marvel comics by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby.  Malekith character created by Walter Simonson.  Cinematography by Kramer Morgenthau.  Produced by Kenneth…

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Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

ROB MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA, 2018.  Lucamar Productions, Marc Platt Productions, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screen story by David Magee, Rob Marshall, John DeLuca, Screenplay by David Magee, based on the Mary Poppins stories by P.L. Travers.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by John DeLuca, Rob Marshall, Marc Platt.  Music by Marc Shaiman.   Production Design by John…

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Loving Vincent (2017)

DOROTA KOBIELA, HUGH WELCHMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Poland/United Kingdom/USA, 2017.  BreakThru Productions, Trademark Films, Silver Reel, Odra Film, Centrum Technologii Audiowizualnych, Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, RBF Productions, Sevenex Capital Partners.  Screenplay by Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Jacek Dehnel.  Cinematography by Tristan Oliver, Lukasz Zal.  Produced by Sean M. Bobbitt, Ivan Mactaggart, Hugh Welchman.  Music by Clint Mansell.  Production Design by…

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Molly’s Game (2017)

AARON SORKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   China/USA, 2017.  STX Entertainment, Huayi Brothers Pictures, The Mark Gordon Company, Pascal Pictures, Entertainment One.  Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, based on the book by Molly Bloom.  Cinematography by Charlotte Bruus Christensen.  Produced by Mark Gordon, Matt Jackson, Amy Pascal.  Music by Daniel Pemberton.  Production Design by David Wasco.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Alan Baumgarten, Elliot Graham,…

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The Program (2015)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/France, 2015.  Anton Capital Entertainment, StudioCanal, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by John Hodge, based on the book by David Walsh.  Cinematography by Danny Cohen.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Tracey Seaward, Kate Solomon.  Music by Alex Heffes.  Production Design by Alan MacDonald.  Costume Design by Jane Petrie.  Film Editing by Valerio Bonelli.  Toronto International…

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St. Vincent (2014)

THEODORE MELFI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  Chernin Entertainment, Crescendo Productions, Goldenlight Films, The Weinstein Company.  Screenplay by Theodore Melfi.  Cinematography by John Lindley.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Theodore Melfi, Fred Roos, Jenno Topping.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Inbal Weinberg.  Costume Design by Kasia Walicka-Maimone.  Film Editing by Sarah Flack, Peter Teschner.  Golden Globe Awards 2014.  Screen Actors Guild…

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Calvary (2014)

JOHN MICHAEL McDONAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Ireland/United Kingdom, 2014.  Fox Searchlight Pictures, Bórd Scannán na hÉireann, British Film Institute, Lipsync Productions, Reprisal Films, Octagon Films.  Screenplay by John Michael McDonagh.  Cinematography by Larry Smith.  Produced by Chris Clark, Flora Fernandez-Marengo, James Flynn.  Music by Patrick Cassidy.  Production Design by Mark Geraghty.  Costume Design by Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh.  Film Editing by Chris Gill.  European Film…

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Friends With Kids (2011)

JENNIFER WESTFELDT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2011.  Red Granite Pictures, Points West Pictures, Locomotive.  Screenplay by Jennifer Westfeldt.  Cinematography by William Rexer.  Produced by Joshua Astrachan, Riza Aziz, Jon Hamm, Jake Kasdan, Joey McFarland, Jennifer Westfeldt.  Music by The 88, Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by Ray Kluga.  Costume Design by Melissa Bruning.  Film Editing by Tara Timpone.  Toronto International Film Festival 2011.   Ten years after…

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Bridesmaids (2011)

PAUL FEIG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Apatow Productions.  Screenplay by Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, Clayton Townsend.  Music by Michael Andrews.  Production Design by Jefferson Sage.  Costume Design by Leesa Evans, Christine Wada.  Film Editing by William Kerr, Michael L. Sale.  Academy Awards 2011.  American Film…

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Vera Drake (2004)

MIKE LEIGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/France/New Zealand, 2004.   Les Films Alain Sarde, Film Council, Inside Track Productions, Thin Man Films, Film Council Premiere Fund, Ingenious Film Partners, Inside Track 1, National Lottery through UK Film Council, Untitled 03.   Screenplay by Mike Leigh.   Cinematography by Dick Pope.   Produced by Simon Channing Williams, Alain…

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This Is 40 (2012)

JUDD APATOW Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2012.  Apatow Productions.  Screenplay by Judd Apatow, based on his characters.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, Clayton Townsend.  Music by Jon Brion.  Production Design by Jefferson Sage.  Costume Design by Leesa Evans.  Film Editing by David L. Bertman, Jay Deuby, Brent White.    Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2012.   The years…

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