Mirai (2018)

MAMORU HOSODA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Original Title:  Mirai no Mirai Japan, 2018.  Chukyo TV Broadcasting Company, Dentsu, East Japan Marketing & Communications Inc., Fukuoka Broadcasting System, Hiroshima Telecasting, Kadokawa, Lawson,Line, Madhouse, Miyagi Television Broadcasting, NTT Docomo, Nippon Television Network, Sapporo Television Broadcasting Company, Shizuoka Daiichi Television, Studio Chizu, The Yomiuri Shimbun, Toho Company,…

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Ralph Breaks The Internet (2018)

PHIL JOHNSTON, RICH MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2018.  Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Rich Moore, Phil Johnston, Jim Reardon, Pamela Ribon, Josie Trinidad, Screenplay by Phil Johnston, Pamela Ribon.  Cinematography by Nathan Warner.  Produced by Clark Spencer.  Music by Henry Jackman.  Production Design by Cory Loftis.  Film Editing…

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Capernaum (2018)

NADINE LABAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Lebanon/France/USA, 2018.  Mooz Films, Cedrus Invest Bank, Sunnyland Film, Doha Film Institute, KNM Films, Boo Pictures, The Bridge Production, Louverture Films, Open City Films, Les Films des Tournelles, Clandestino Films.  Screenplay by Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojeily, Michelle Keserwany, in collaboration with Georges Khabbaz, Khaled Mouzanar.  Cinematography by…

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Never Look Away (2018)

FLORIAN HENCKEL VON DONNERSMARCK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Original title:  Werk ohne Autor Germany/Italy, 2018.  Pergamon Film, Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion, Beta Cinema, ARD Degeto Film, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Sky Deutschland, Rai Cinema, W.o.A. Film, ARTE.  Screenplay by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.  Produced by Quirin Berg, Christiane Henckel von Donnersmarck, Florian…

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Stan & Ollie (2018)

JON S. BAIRD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/Canada/USA, 2018.  Entertainment One, BBC Films, Baby Cow Films, Fable Pictures, Laurel and Hardy Feature Productions, Sonesta Films.  Screenplay by Jeff Pope. Cinematography by Laurie Rose.  Produced by Faye Ward.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by John Paul Kelly.  Costume Design by Guy Speranza. …

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Destroyer (2018)

KARYN KUSAMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA, 2018.  30West, Automatik.  Screenplay by Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi.  Cinematography by Julie Kirkwood.  Produced by Fred Berger, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi.   Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Kay Lee.  Costume Design by Audrey Fisher.  Film Editing by Plummy Tucker.  A grizzled, self-destructive Los Angeles cop (Nicole Kidman) gets a message that she…

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Eighth Grade (2018)

BO BURNHAM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 2018.  A24.  Screenplay by Bo Burnham.  Cinematography by Andrew Wehde.  Produced by Eli Bush, Scott Rudin, Christopher Storer, Lila Yacoub.  Music by Anna Meredith.  Production Design by Sam Lisenco.  Costume Design by Mitchell Travers.  Film Editing by Jennifer Lilly.  Kayla (Elsie Fisher) is thirteen years old and handling it as best as she can. …

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Vice (2018)

ADAM McKAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA, 2018.  Annapurna Pictures, Gary Sanchez Productions, Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by Adam McKay.  Cinematography by Greig Fraser.  Produced by Megan Ellison, Will Ferrell, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay, Kevin J. Messick, Brad Pitt.  Music by Nicholas Britell.  Production Design by Patrice Vermette.  Costume Design by Susan Matheson.  Film Editing by Hank Corwin. …

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Roma (2018)

ALFONSO CUARON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.   Mexico/USA, 2018.  Esperanto Filmoj, Participant Media.  Screenplay by Alfonso Cuarón.  Cinematography by Alfonso Cuarón.  Produced by Nicolás Celis, Alfonso Cuarón, Gabriela Rodriguez.  Production Design by Eugenio Caballero.  Costume Design by Anna Terrazas.  Film Editing by Alfonso Cuarón, Adam Gough.  Alfonso Cuaron follows his fascinating voyage into outer space with one much closer to home,…

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Dumplin’ (2018)

ANNE FLETCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA, 2018.  COTA Films, Echo Films.  Screenplay by Kristin Hahn, based on the novel by Julie Murphy.  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by Mohamed AlRafi, Michael Costigan, Kristin Hahn, Trish Hofmann.  Music by Jake Monaco.  Production Design by Elizabeth J. Jones.   Costume Design by Bina Daigeler.  Film Editing by Emma E. Hickox.  Willowdean (Danielle…

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Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

MARIELLE HELLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.   USA, 2018.  Archer Gray, Fox Searchlight Pictures.  Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty. Cinematography by Brandon Trost.  Produced by Anne Carey, Amy Nauiokas, David Yarnell.   Music by Nate Heller.  Production Design by Stephen H. Carter.   Costume Design by Arjun Bhasin.  Film Editing by Anne McCabe.  Broke, unemployed and her celebrated biographies published…

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A Private War (2018)

MATTHEW HEINEMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Acacia Filmed Entertainment, Savvy Media Holdings, Thunder Road Pictures, Denver and Delilah Productions, Kamala Films.  Screenplay by Arash Amel, based on the Vanity Fair article “Marie Colvin’s Private War” by Marie Brenner.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Matthew George, Matthew Heineman, Basil Iwanyk, Marissa McMahon, Charlize Theron.  Music…

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