Isle of Dogs (2018)

WES ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA/Germany, 2018.  American Empirical Pictures, Indian Paintbrush, Studio Babelsberg, Twentieth Century Fox Animation.  Story by Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, Kunichi Nomura, Screenplay by Wes Anderson.  Cinematography by Tristan Oliver.  Produced by Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales, Scott Rudin.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Paul Harrod, Adam Stockhausen.  Film Editing by Edward … More Isle of Dogs (2018)

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Detroit (2017)

KATHRYN BIGELOW Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2017.  Annapurna Pictures, First Light Production, Page 1.  Screenplay by Mark Boal.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Matthew Budman, Megan Ellison, Colin Wilson.   Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Jeremy Hindle.  Costume Design by Francine Jamison-Tanchuck.  Film Editing by William Goldenberg, Harry Yoon.   Director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal … More Detroit (2017)

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Gold

BB.5 (out of 5) With the recession of the early eighties driving his commodities business into the ground, Matthew McConaughey is looking for the redemption that will get him out of making calls from the bar where his girlfriend (Bryce Dallas Howard) slings drinks and back to the glory of the days when his father (Craig … More Gold

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St. Vincent (2014)

THEODORE MELFI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  Chernin Entertainment, Crescendo Productions, Goldenlight Films, The Weinstein Company.  Screenplay by Theodore Melfi.  Cinematography by John Lindley.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Theodore Melfi, Fred Roos, Jenno Topping.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Inbal Weinberg.  Costume Design by Kasia Walicka-Maimone.  Film Editing by Sarah Flack, Peter Teschner.  Golden Globe Awards 2014.  Toronto International Film Festival … More St. Vincent (2014)

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Synecdoche, New York

BB (out of 5) Charlie Kaufman decides to forgo the intelligent interpretations of his zany scribblings by the likes of Michel Gondry and Spike Jonze and here directs for the first time. Oddly enough, the film looks and feels exactly the way it would if it were directed by the likes of Michel Gondry or … More Synecdoche, New York

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Dan In Real Life

BBB (out of 5) Steve Carell‘s life is in upheaval: his three girls are growing up and rebelling against his desire to keep them young and free from harm, while his love life is non-existent since his wife died some years earlier. His career looks to be going upwards, however, as the family-advice column he … More Dan In Real Life

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