Icarus (2017)

BRYAN FOGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 2017.  Alex Productions, Diamond Docs, Impact Partners, The Lagralane Group, Rise Films.  Screenplay by Jon Bertain, Bryan Fogel, Mark Monroe, Timothy Rode. Cinematography by Jake Swantko, Timothy Rode.  Produced by Dan Cogan, David Fialkow, Bryan Fogel, Jim Swartz, Tessa Treadway.  Music by Adam Peters.  Production Design by Jon Bertain.  Film Editing by Jon…

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City Of Ghosts (2017)

MATTHEW HEINEMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2017.  Our Time Projects.  Cinematography by Matthew Heineman.  Produced by Matthew Heineman.  Music by Jackson Greenberg, H. Scott Salinas.  Film Editing by Matthew Heineman, Matthew Hamachek, Pax Wassermann.   With ISIS having overpowered much of Syria and destroyed the city of Raqqa, a group of journalists have reacted to the perpetual destruction…

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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 Shape Of Water (2017)

GUILLERMO DEL TORO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Canada/USA, 2017.  Bull Productions, Double Dare You, Fox Searchlight Pictures.  Story by Guillermo del Toro, Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor.  Cinematography by Dan Laustsen.  Produced by J. Miles Dale, Guillermo del Toro.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.   Production Design by Paul D. Austerberry.  Costume Design by Luis Sequeira.  Film Editing by Sidney Wolinsky. …

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Lady Bird (2017)

GRETA GERWIG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2017.  Scott Rudin Productions, Entertainment 360, IAC Films.  Screenplay by Greta Gerwig.  Cinematography by Sam Levy.  Produced by Eli Bush, Evelyn O’Neill, Scott Rudin.  Music by Jon Brion.  Production Design by Chris Jones.  Costume Design by April Napier.  Film Editing by Nick Houy.   Saoirse Ronan gives a bewitching performance as a teenager about to…

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

MARTIN McDONAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2017.  Blueprint Pictures.  Screenplay by Martin McDonagh.  Cinematography by Ben Davis.  Produced by Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin, Martin McDonagh. Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Inbal Weinberg.  Costume Design by Melissa Toth.  Film Editing by Jon Gregory.   The sleepy little town of Ebbing, Missouri is brought to screaming consciousness when one woman’s…

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Dunkirk (2017)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   United Kingdom/Netherlands/France/USA, 2017.  Syncopy, Warner Bros., Dombey Street Productions, Kaap Holland Film,  Canal+, Cine+, RatPac-Dune Entertainment.  Screenplay by Christopher Nolan.  Cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema.  Produced by Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Lee Smith.   British and French soldiers, approximately 400,000 in…

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Wind River (2017)

TAYLOR SHERIDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom/Canada/USA, 2017.   Acacia Filmed Entertainment, Film 44, Ingenious Media, Savvy Media Holdings, Star Thrower Entertainment, Synergics Films, Thunder Road Pictures, Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, Voltage Pictures, Wild Bunch.  Screenplay by Taylor Sheridan.  Cinematography by Ben Richardson.  Produced by Elizabeth A. Bell, Peter Berg, Matthew George, Basil Iwanyk, Wayne L. Rogers.  Music by Nick Cave,…

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Get Out (2017)

JORDAN PEELE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2017.  Blumhouse Productions, Monkeypaw Productions, QC Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jordan Peele.  Cinematography by Toby Oliver.  Produced by Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr., Sean McKittrick, Jordan Peele.  Music by Michael Abels.  Production Design by Rusty Smith.  Costume Design by Nadine Haders.  Film Editing by Gregory Plotkin.   Daniel Kaluuya is heading to the country with girlfriend Allison Williams to…

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