The Truth (2019)

HIROKAZU KOREEDA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: La vérité France/Japan/Switzerland, 2019. 3B Productions, Bun-Buku, MI Movies, France 3 Cinema, Canal+, Ciné+, France Televisions, Garidi Films, Cofinova 15, Indéfilms 7, Cinécap 2, Cinémage 13, La Région Île-de-France, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Société des Producteurs de Cinéma et de Télévision,…

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Juliet, Naked (2018)

JESSE PERETZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA/United Kingdom, 2018. Los Angeles Media Fund, Rocket Science, Bona Fide Productions, Apatow Productions, Turnlet Films, Ingenious Media, Focus Features, Stage 6 Films. Screenplay by Evgenia Peretz, Jim Taylor, Tamara Jenkins, based on the novel by Nick Hornby. Cinematography by Remi Adefarasin. Produced by Judd Apatow, Albert…

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Tesla (2020)

MICHAEL ALMEREYDA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2020. Millennium Media, Passage Pictures, Campbell Grobman Films, Under the Influence Productions, Jeff Rice Films, Intrinsic Value Films, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, SF Films, New York State Governor’s Office for Motion Picture & Television Development, RNG Entertainment. Screenplay by Michael Almereyda. Cinematography by Sean Price Williams….

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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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Alive (1993)

FRANK MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA/Canada, 1993.  Film Andes S.A., The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Paramount Pictures, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley, based on the book by Piers Paul Read.  Cinematography by Peter James.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Robert Watts.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Norman Reynolds.  Costume Design by Jennifer L. Parsons.  Film Editing by William Goldenberg,…

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

LUC BESSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   France/China/Belgium/Germany/United Arab Emirates/USA/United Kingdom/Canada, 2017.  EuropaCorpm, Fundamental Films, Grive Productions, Gulf Film, Novo Pictures, Orange Studio, River Road Entertainment, TF1 Films Production, Universum Film.  Screenplay by Luc Besson, based on the comic book series Valerian and Laureline by Pierre Christin, Jean-Claude Mezieres.  Cinematography by Thierry Arbogast.  Produced by Luc Besson, Virginie Besson-Silla.  Music by…

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Maggie’s Plan (2015)

REBECCA MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2015.  Franklin Street, Freedom Media, Hall Monitor, Hyperion Media Group, Locomotive, Rachael Horovitz Productions, Round Films.  Screenplay by Rebecca Miller, based on the story by Karen Rinaldi.  Cinematography by Sam Levy.  Produced by Damon Cardasis, Rachael Horovitz, Rebecca Miller.  Music by Michael Rohatyn.  Production Design by Alexandra Schaller.  Costume Design by Malgosia Turzanska.  Film…

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Boyhood (2014)

RICHARD LINKLATER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2014.  IFC Productions, Detour Filmproduction.  Screenplay by Richard Linklater.  Cinematography by Lee Daniel, Shane F. Kelly.  Produced by Richard Linklater, Jonathan Sehring, John Sloss, Cathleen Sutherland.  Production Design by Rodney Becker.  Costume Design by Kari Perkins.  Film Editing by Sandra Adair.   Films exist in time, they occupy that dimension more than they do space, and…

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Reality Bites (1994)

BEN STILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1994.  Jersey Films, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Helen Childress.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki. Produced by Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg.  Production Design by Sharon Seymour.   Costume Design by Eugenie Bafaloukos.  Film Editing by Lisa Zeno Churgin, John Spence.  Gen X-ers graduate from college and are unable to find themselves a place in the…

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One Last Thing… (2005)

ALEX STEYERMARK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2005.  2929 Productions, HDNet Films, Headquarters.  Screenplay by Barry Stringfellow.  Cinematography by Chris Norr.  Produced by Jason Kliot, Susan A. Stover, Joana Vicente.  Music by Anton Sanko.  Production Design by Stephen Beatrice.  Costume Design by Jill Newell.  Film Editing by Michael Berenbaum.   Michael Angarano plays a sixteen year-old boy who is dying of cancer. A local wish-granting foundation…

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Quiz Show (1994)

ROBERT REDFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1994.  Baltimore Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises.  Screenplay by Paul Attanasio, based on the book Remembering America: A Voice From The Sixties by Richard N. Goodwin.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.   Produced by Michael Jacobs, Julian Krainin, Michael Nozik, Robert Redford. Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Kathy O’Rear.  Film…

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The Woman In The Fifth (2011)

PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  La Femme Du Veme France/Poland/United Kingdom, 2011.  Haut et Court, Film4, UK Film Council, SPI International, The Bureau, Canal+, Orange Cinema Series, Artificial Eye, Memento Films International, Coficup, Backup Films, Soficinéma 6, Polish Film Institute.  Screenplay by Pawel Pawlikowski, based on the novel by Douglas Kennedy.  Cinematography by Ryszard…

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