God’s Own Country (2017)

FRANCIS LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   United Kingdom, 2017.  British Film Institute, Creative England, Met Film Production, Shudder Films, Inflammable Films, Magic Bear Productions.  Screenplay by Francis Lee. Cinematography by Joshua James Richards.  Produced by Manon Ardisson, Jack Tarling.  Music by Dustin O’Halloran, Adam Wiltzie.  Production Design by Stephane Collonge.  Costume Design by Sian Jenkins.  Film Editing by Chris Wyatt. …

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A Fantastic Woman (2017)

SEBASTIAN LELIO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Una Mujer Fantastica  Chile/Germany/Spain/USA, 2017.  Participant Media, Fabula, Komplizen Film, Muchas Gracias, Setembro Cine, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, ARTE.  Screenplay by Sebastián Lelio, Gonzalo Maza.  Cinematography by Benjamin Echazarreta.  Produced by Juan de Dios Larrain, Pablo Larrain, Sebastián Lelio, Gonzalo Maza.  Music by Nani García, Matthew Herbert.  Production Design by Estefania Larrain.  Costume Design by Muriel…

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Beach Rats (2017)

ELIZA HITTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2017.  Cinereach, Animal Kingdom, Secret Engine.  Screenplay by Eliza Hittman.  Cinematography by Helene Louvart.  Produced by Brad Becker-Parton, Andrew Goldman, Drew P. Hout, Paul Mezey.  Music by Nicholas Leone.  Production Design by Grace Yun.  Costume Design by Olga Mill.  Film Editing by Scott Cummings, Joe Murphy. Dorian Awards 2017.   Gotham Awards 2017.  Independent Spirit Awards 2017….

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The Greatest Showman (2017)

MICHAEL GRACEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   USA, 2017.  Chernin Entertainment, TSG Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Screenplay by Jenny Bicks, Bill Condon.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Laurence Mark, Jenno Topping.  Music by John Debney, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Joseph Trapanese.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Tom Cross, Robert Duffy, Joe Hutshing, Michael…

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First They Killed My Father (2017)

ANGELINA JOLIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.   Cambodia/USA, 2017.  Netflix, Bophana Production.  Screenplay by Loung Ung, Angelina Jolie, based on the book by Loung Ung.  Cinematography by Anthony Dod Mantle.  Produced by Angelina Jolie, Rithy Panh, Ted Sarandos, Michael Vieira.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Production Design by Tom Brown.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Xavier Box, Patricia Rommel.  Dorian Awards…

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Call Me By Your Name (2017)

LUCA GUADAGNINO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   Italy/France/Brazil/USA, 2017.  Frenesy Film Company, La Cinéfacture, RT Features, Water’s End Productions, M.Y.R.A. Entertainment, Ministero per I Beni e le Attivita Culturali, Lombardia Film Commission.  Screenplay by James Ivory, based on the novel by André Aciman.  Cinematography by Sayombhu Mukdeeprom. Produced by Emilie Georges, Luca Guadagnino, James Ivory, Marco Morabito, Howard Rosenman,…

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I, Tonya (2017)

CRAIG GILLESPIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2017.  Clubhouse Pictures, LuckyChap Entertainment.  Screenplay by Steven Rogers.  Cinematography by Nicolas Karakatsanis.  Produced by Tom Ackerley, Margot Robbie, Steven Rogers, Bryan Unkeless.  Music by Peter Nashel.  Production Design by Jade Healy.  Costume Design by Jennifer Johnson.  Film Editing by Tatiana S. Riegel.  Academy Awards 2017.  Dorian Awards 2017.  Golden Globe Awards 2017.  Gotham Awards 2017.  Independent Spirit…

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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.  Academy…

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Darkest Hour (2017)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5. Working Title Films.  United Kingdom, 2017.  Screenplay by Anthony McCarten.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Lisa Bruce, Eric Fellner, Anthony McCarten, Douglas Urbanski.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran.  Film Editing by Valerio Bonelli.  Academy Awards 2017.  Dorian Awards 2017.  Golden Globe Awards 2017.  North Carolina Film Critics…

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Mudbound (2017)

DEE REES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2017.  Armory Films, ArtImage Entertainment, Black Bear Pictures, Elevated Films, MACRO, MMC Joule Films, Zeal Media.  Screenplay by Virgil Williams, Dee Rees, based on the novel by Hillary Jordan.  Cinematography by Rachel Morrison.  Produced by Carl Effenson, Sally Jo Effenson, Cassian Elwes, Christopher Lemole, Charles D. King, Kim Roth, Tim Zajaros.  Music…

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The Disaster Artist (2017)

JAMES FRANCO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2017.  Good Universe, New Line Cinema, Point Grey Pictures, RabbitBandini Productions, Ramona Films, RatPac-Dune Entertainment. Screenplay by Scott Neudstadter, Michael H. Weber, based on the book The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell.  Cinematography by Brandon Trost.  Produced…

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The Square (2017)

RUBEN OSTLUND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Sweden/Germany/France/Denmark, 2017.  Plattform Produktion, Arte France Cinema, Coproduction Office, Det Danske Filminstitut, Essential Filmproduktion GmbH, Film i Vast, Imperative Entertainment, Minorordningen, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Sveriges Television, Swedish Film Institute, Yle to 1 Finland, ZDF/Arte.  Screenplay by Ruben Ostlund.  Cinematography by Fredrik Wenzel.  Produced by Philippe Bober, Erik Hemmendorff.  Music by Rasmus…

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