Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

J.J. ABRAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2019.  Lucasfilm, Bad Robot, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow, Chris Terrio, J.J. Abrams, Screenplay by Chris Terrio, J.J. Abrams, based on characters created by George Lucas.  Cinematography by Dan Mindel.  Produced by J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan.  Music by John Williams. …

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The Kitchen (2019)

ANDREA BERLOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2019.  Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, DC Vertigo, Michael De Luca Productions, New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Andrea Berloff, based on the comic book series by Ollie Masters, Ming Doyle.  Cinematography by Maryse Alberti.  Produced by Michael De Luca, Marcus Viscidi.  Music by Bryce Dessner. …

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The Little Stranger (2018)

LENNY ABRAHAMSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Ireland/United Kingdom/France, 2018.  Potboiler Productions, lement Pictures, Anguille Productions,  Canal+, Film4, Ingenious Media, Irish Film Board, Pathe.  Screenplay by Lucinda Coxon, based on the novel by Sarah Waters.  Cinematography by Ole Bratt Birkeland.  Produced by Andrea Calderwood, Gail Egan, Ed Guiney.  Music by Stephen Rennicks.  Production Design by Simon Elliott.  Costume Design by Steven…

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

RIAN JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2017.  Lucasfilm, Ram Bergman Productions, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Rian Johnson, based on characters created by George Lucas.  Cinematography by Steve Yedlin.  Produced by Ram Bergman, Kathleen Kennedy.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Heinrichs.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Bob Ducsay.   We last left our heroine Rey (Daisy Ridley)…

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Mother! (2017)

DARREN ARONOFSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2017.  Protozoa Pictures.  Screenplay by Darren Aronofsky.  Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.  Produced by Scott Franklin, Ari Handel.  Music by Tony Finno.  Production Design by Philip Messina.  Costume Design by Danny Glicker.  Film Editing by Andrew Weisblum.   A happily married couple live in a remote country home, the husband (Javier Bardem) a poet with writers block…

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The Revenant (2015)

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2015.  Regency Enterprises, RatPac Entertainment, New Regency Pictures, Anonymous Content, M Productions, Appian Way, Alpha Pictures, CatchPlay, Monarchy Enterprises S.a.r.l..  Screenplay by Mark L. Smith, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, based in part on the novel by Michael Punke.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Steve Golin, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, David…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

J.J. ABRAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2015.  Lucasfilm, Bad Robot, Truenorth Productions.  Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt, based on characters created by George Lucas.  Cinematography by Daniel Mindel.  Produced by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Kathleen Kennedy.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter, Darren Gilford.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Maryann Brandon, Mary…

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Brooklyn (2015)

JOHN CROWLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  Ireland/United Kingdom/Canada, 2015.  Wildgaze Films, BBC Films, Parallel Film Productions, BAI, BFI Film Fund, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Bun and Ham Productions, Crédit d’Impôt Cinéma et Télévision, Finola Dwyer Productions, The Government of Ireland, HanWay Films, Ingenious Productions, Irish Film Board, Item 7, MEDIA Programme of the European…

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Ex Machina (2015)

ALEX GARLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom, 2015.  Universal Pictures International, Film4, DNA Films.  Screenplay by Alex Garland.  Cinematography by Rob Hardy.  Produced by Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich.  Music by Geoff Barrow, Ben Salisbury.  Production Design by Mark Digby.  Costume Design by Sammy Sheldon.  Film Editing by Mark Day.   Ace computer coder Domhnall Gleeson is thrilled when he wins a contest to spend…

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Unbroken (2014)

ANGELINA JOLIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.   USA, 2014.  3 Arts Entertainment, Jolie Pas, Legendary Entertainment.  Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Richard LaGravenese, William Nicholson, based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Matthew Baer, Angelina Jolie, Erwin Stoff, Clayton Townsend.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing…

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Frank (2014)

LENNY ABRAHAMSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/Ireland, 2014.  Element Pictures, Runaway Fridge Productions, Film4, Indieproduction, Reel Chefs Catering. Screenplay by Jon Ronson, Peter Straughan.  Cinematography by James Mather.  Produced by David Barron, Ed Guiney, Stevie Lee, Andrew Lowe.  Music by Stephen Rennicks.  Production Design by Richard Bullock.  Costume Design by Suzie Harman.  Film Editing by Nathan Nugent. Domhnall Gleeson works a day…

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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.   John Michael…

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