Zola (2020)

JANICZA BRAVO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2020.  Killer Films, Gigi Films, Ramona Films.  Story by Andrew Neel, Mike Roberts, Screenplay by Janicza Bravo, Jeremy O. Harris, based on the tweets by A’Ziah King and the article Zola Tells All: The Real Story Behind the Greatest Stripper Saga Ever Tweeted by David Kushner. …

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Dark Waters (2019)

TODD HAYNES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.    USA, 2019.  Killer Films, Participant.  Screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Mario Correa, based on the magazine article The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare by Nathaniel Rich.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.   Produced by Pamela Koffler, Mark Ruffalo, Jeff Skoll, Christine Vachon.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.   Production…

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First Reformed (2017)

PAUL SCHRADER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA/United Kingdom/Australia, 2017.  Killer Films, Fibonacci Films, Arclight Films, Big Indie Pictures, Omeira Studio Partners.  Screenplay by Paul Schrader.  Cinematography by Alexander Dynan.  Produced by Jack Binder, Greg Clark, Gary Hamilton, Victoria Hill, David Hinojosa, Frank Murray, Deepak Sikka, Christine Vachon.  Music by Brian Williams.  Production Design by Grace Yun.  Costume Design by Olga…

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Where Is Kyra? (2017)

ANDREW DOSUNMU Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2017. Big Indie Pictures, Killer Films, Little Minx, Oldgarth Media.  Story by Andrew Dosunmu, Darci Picoult, Screenplay by Darci Picoult.  Cinematography by Bradford Young.  Produced by David Hinojosa, Rhea Scott, Christine Vachon.  Music by Philip Miller.  Production Design by Lucio Seixas.  Costume Design by Mobolaji Dawodu.  Film Editing by Oriana Soddu. Michelle…

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Colette (2018)

WASH WESTMORELAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Number 9 Films, Killer Films, Bold Films, BFI Film Fund.  Story by Richard Glatzer, Screenplay by Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland, Rebecca Lenkiewicz.  Cinematography by Giles Nuttgens.  Produced by Elizabeth Karlsen, Pamela Koffler, Michel Litvak, Christine Vachon, Gary Michael Walters, Stephen Woolley.  Music by Thomas Adès.  Production Design by Michael Carlin.  Costume Design…

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Wonderstruck (2017)

TODD HAYNES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 2017.  Amazon Studios, Cinetic Media, FilmNation Entertainment, Killer Films, Picrow.  Screenplay by Brian Selznick,  based on his book.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Pamela Koffler, John Sloss, Christine Vachon.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Affonso Goncalves.  Cannes Film Festival 2017.  Dorian Awards 2017.  Phoenix Film…

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Beatriz At Dinner (2017)

MIGUEL ARTETA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   USA, 2017.  Bron Studios, Killer Films.  Screenplay by Mike White.  Cinematography by Wyatt Garfield.  Produced by Aaron L. Gilbert, David Hinojosa, Pamela Koffler, Christine Vachon.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh.  Production Design by Ashley Fenton.  Costume Design by Christina Blackaller.  Film Editing by Jay Deuby.   Independent Spirit Awards 2017.  National Board of Review Awards 2017.   Salma Hayek is…

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Wiener-Dog (2016)

TODD SOLONDZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  Annapurna Pictures, Killer Films.  Screenplay by Todd Solondz.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Megan Ellison, Christine Vachon.  Music by James Lavino.  Production Design by Akin McKenzie.  Costume Design by Amela Baksic.  Film Editing by Kevin Messman. Todd Solondz once again takes a central character on a stroll through a set of discrete narratives, but this…

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Carol (2015)

TODD HAYNES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2015.  The Weinstein Company, Film4, Number 9 Films, StudioCanal, HanWay Films, Killer Films, Goldcrest Films International, Dirty Films, Infilm, Larkhard Films.  Screenplay by Phyllis Nagy, based on the novel The Price Of Salt by Patricia Highsmith.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Elizabeth Karlsen, Tessa Ross, Christine Vachon, Stephen Woolley.  Music…

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Storytelling (2001)

TODD SOLONDZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2001.  New Line Cinema, Killer Films, Good Machine.  Screenplay by Todd Solondz.  Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.  Produced by Ted Hope, Christine Vachon.  Music by Nathan Larson.  Production Design by James Chinlund.  Costume Design by John A. Dunn.  Film Editing by Alan Oxman. Todd Solondz follows two exceptionally good features with a rare misfire, a dull and…

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The Last Of Robin Hood (2013)

RICHARD GLATZER, WASH WESTMORELAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2013.  Big Indie Pictures, A+E Studios, Killer Films, Lifetime Films.  Screenplay by Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland.  Cinematography by Michael Simmonds.  Produced by Declan Baldwin, Pamela Koffler, Christine Vachon.  Music by Nick Urata.  Production Design by Jade Healy.  Costume Design by Karyn Wagner.  Film Editing by Robin Katz.  Toronto International Film Festival 2013.   Errol Flynn…

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A Dirty Shame (2004)

JOHN WATERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2004.  Fine Line Features, This Is That Productions, Killer Films, John Wells Productions, City Lights Pictures.  Screenplay by John Waters.  Cinematography by Steve Gainer.  Produced by Ted Hope, Christine Vachon.  Music by George S. Clinton.  Production Design by Vincent Peranio.  Costume Design by Van Smith.  Film Editing by Jeffrey Wolf.   Tracey Ullman is a frigid, angry housewife who…

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