Trolls (2016)

MIKE MITCHELL, WALT DOHRN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2016.  DreamWorks Animation, Hurwitz Creative, Isobel Griffiths Limited.  Story by Erica Rivinoja, Screenplay by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger, based on the Good Luck Trolls created by Thomas Dam.  Cinematography by Yong Duk Jhun.  Produced by Gina Shay.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by…

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The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

KELLY FREMON CRAIG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA/China, 2016.  Gracie Films, Huayi Brothers Media, Robert Simonds Productions, STX Entertainment.  Screenplay by Kelly Fremon Craig.  Cinematography by Doug Emmett.  Produced by Julie Ansell, James L. Brooks, Richard Sakai.  Music by Atli Orvarsson.  Production Design by William Arnold.  Costume Design by Carla Hetland.  Film Editing by Tracey Wadmore-Smith.  The idea of one more movie…

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My Life As A Zucchini (2016)

CLAUDE BARRAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  Ma Vie De Courgette Alternate title:  My Life As A Courgette Switzerland/France, 2016.  Rita Productions, Blue Spirit Animation, Gébéka Films, KNM, Radio Télévision Suisse, SRG SSR Idee Suisse, Rhone-Alpes Cinema, France 3 Cinema, Hélium Films, Office Fédéral de la Culture, Cinéforom, Loterie Suisse Romande, Eurimages, Canal+, France Televisions, Cine+, Centre…

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Miss Sloane (2016)

JOHN MADDEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   France/USA, 2016.  Transfilm, Archery Pictures, Canal+ Distribution, Cine+, FilmNation Entertainment, France 2 Cinema, France Télévisions Distribution.  Screenplay by Jonathan Perera.  Cinematography by Sebastian Blenkov.  Produced by Ben Browning, Kris Thykier, Ariel Zeitoun.  Music by Max Richter.  Production Design by Matthew Davies.  Costume Design by Georgina Yarhi.  Film Editing by Alexander Berner.   Political lobbying is a cutthroat business in Washington,…

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Captain Fantastic (2016)

MATT ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2016.  Electric City Entertainment, ShivHans Pictures.  Screenplay by Matt Ross.  Cinematography by Stephane Fontaine.  Produced by Monica Levinson, Jamie Patricof, Shivani Rawat.  Music by Alex Somers.  Production Design by Russell Barnes.  Costume Design by Courtney Hoffman.  Film Editing by Joseph Krings.   Viggo Mortensen is raising his children in the wilderness and giving them the skills that…

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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

MEL GIBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Australia/USA, 2016.  Cross Creek Pictures, Demarest Films, Pandemonium, Permut Presentations, Vendian Entertainment.  Screenplay by Robert Schenkkan, Andrew Knight.  Cinematography by Simon Duggan.  Produced by Terry Benedict, Paul Currie, Bruce Davey, William D. Johnson, Bill Mechanic, Brian Oliver, David Permut.  Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Barry Robison. Costume Design by Lizzy Gardiner.  Film…

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Gold (2016)

STEPHEN GAGHAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  Black Bear Pictures, Boies / Schiller Film Group, Hwy61, Living Films.  Screenplay by Patrick Massett, John Zinman.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Patrick Massett, Matthew McConaughey, Michael Nozik, Teddy Schwarzman, John Zinman.  Music by Daniel Pemberton.  Production Design by Maria Djurkovic.  Costume Design by Danny Glicker.  Film Editing by Douglas Crise, Rick Grayson.   With…

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The Salesman (2016)

ASGHAR FARHADI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Original title:  Forushande Iran/France, 2016.  Arte France, Arte France Cinema, Doha Film Institute, Farhadi Film Production, Memento Films Distribution, Memento Films Production.  Screenplay by Asghar Farhadi.  Cinematography by Hossein Jafarian.  Produced by Asghar Farhadi, Alexandre Mallet-Guy, Olivier Pere.  Music by Sattar Oraki.  Production Design by Keyvan Moghaddam.  Costume Design by Sara Samiee.  Film Editing by Hayedeh…

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Divines (2016)

HOUDA BENYAMINA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   France/Qatar, 2016.  Easy Tiger, France 2 Cinema, France Televisions, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Fonds Images de la Diversité, Cofinova 11, Region Ile-de-France, La Fondation Gan pour le Cinéma, Agence Nationale pour la Cohésion Sociale et l’Egalité des Chances, Commission Images de la Diversité, Doha Film Institute, Procirep, Angoa-Agicoa, Netflix.  Screenplay…

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20th Century Women (2016)

MIKE MILLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5 USA, 2016.  A24, Annapurna Pictures, Modern People, Archer Gray.  Screenplay by Mike Mills.  Cinematography by Sean Porter.  Produced by Anne Carey, Megan Ellison, Youree Henley.  Music by Roger Neill.  Production Design by Chris Jones.  Costume Design by Jennifer Johnson.  Film Editing by Leslie Jones.   Fifteen years old and crossing over rapidly from childhood to the…

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Zootopia (2016)

BYRON HOWARD, RICH MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Alternate title:  Zootropolis USA, 2016.  Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios.  Story by Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush, Jim Reardon, Josie Trinidad, Phil Johnston, Jennifer Lee, Screenplay by Jared Bush, Phil Johnston.  Produced by Clark Spencer.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by David Goetz.  Film Editing by Jeremy Milton,…

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Moana (2016)

RON CLEMENTS, JOHN MUSKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2016.  Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker.  Story by Ron Clements, John Musker, Chris Williams, Don Hall, Pamela Ribon,  Aaron Kandell, Jordan Kandell, Screenplay by Jared Bush.  Produced by Osnat Shurer.  Music by Mark Mancina.  Production Design by Ian Gooding.  Film Editing by Jeff…

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