I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

RAOUL PECK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   France/USA, 2016.  Velvet Film.  Screenplay by James Baldwin.  Cinematography by Henry Adebonojo, Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross.  Produced by Remi Grellety, Hebert Peck, Raoul Peck.  Music by Alexei Aigui.  Film Editing by Alexandra Strauss.  Academy Awards 2016.  Dorian Awards 2016.  Gotham Awards 2016.  Independent Spirit Awards 2016.   National Society of Film Critics Awards 2016….

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Life, Animated (2016)

ROGER ROSS WILLIAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2016.  A&E IndieFilms, Motto Pictures, Roger Ross Williams Productions.  Based on the book by Ron Suskind.  Cinematography by Tom Bergmann.  Produced by Julie Goldman, Roger Ross Williams.  Music by T. Griffin, Dylan Stark.  Film Editing by David Teague.  Academy Awards 2016.  National Board of Review Awards 2016. North Carolina Film Critics Awards 2016.  …

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La La Land (2016)

DAMIEN CHAZELLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  Summit Entertainment, Black Label Media, TIK Films, Impostor Pictures, Gilbert Films, Marc Platt Productions.  Screenplay by Damien Chazelle. Cinematography by Linus Sandgren.  Produced by Fred Berger, Gary Gilbert, Jordan Horowitz, Marc Platt.  Music by Justin Hurwitz.  Production Design by David Wasco.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Tom Cross.  Academy Awards 2016. …

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Lion (2016)

GARTH DAVIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Australia, 2016.  The Weinstein Company, Screen Australia, See-Saw Films, Aquarius Films, Sunstar Entertainment.  Screenplay by Luke Davies, based on the book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley.  Cinematography by Greig Fraser.  Produced by Iain Canning, Angie Fielder, Emile Sherman.  Music by Volker Bertelmann, Dustin O’Halloran.  Production Design by Chris Kennedy.  Costume Design by…

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Manchester By The Sea (2016)

KENNETH LONERGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2016.  Amazon Studios, K Period Media, Pearl Street Films, The Media Farm, The Affleck/Middleton Project, B Story, Big Indie Pictures, CMP, OddLot Entertainment.  Screenplay by Kenneth Lonergan.  Cinematography by Jody Lee Lipes.  Produced by Lauren Beck, Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Kimberly Steward, Kevin J. Walsh.  Music by  Lesley Barber.  Production Design by…

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Arrival (2016)

DENIS VILLENEUVE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2016.  Lava Bear Films, FilmNation Entertainment, 21 Laps Entertainment.  Screenplay by Eric Heisserer, based on the story Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang.  Cinematography by Bradford Young.  Produced by Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, David Linde, Aaron Ryder.  Music by Johann Johannsson.  Production Design by Patrice Vermette.  Costume Design by Renee April.  Film Editing by…

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Moonlight (2016)

BARRY JENKINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2016.  A24, PASTEL, Plan B Entertainment.  Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney, Screenplay by Barry Jenkins.  Cinematography by James Laxton.  Produced by Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adele Romanski.  Music by Nicholas Britell.  Production Design by Hannah Beachler.  Costume Design by Caroline Eselin.  Film Editing by Joi McMillon, Nat Sanders.  Academy Awards 2016.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2016. Dorian Awards…

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Deadpool (2016)

TIM MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Canada, 2016.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Marvel Entertainment, Kinberg Genre, Donners’ Company, TSG Entertainment.  Screenplay by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, based on a character created by Fabian Nicieza, Rob Liefeld.  Cinematography by Ken Seng.  Produced by Simon Kinberg, Ryan Reynolds, Lauren Shuler Donner.  Music by Junkie XL.  Production Design by Sean Haworth.  Costume Design…

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