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.  Golden Globe Awards 2018.  Toronto International Film Festival 2018. A grizzled, self-destructive Los Angeles cop (Nicole…

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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.  Golden Globe Awards 2018. Kayla (Elsie Fisher) is thirteen years old and handling it as best as…

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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.  Golden Globe…

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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.  Golden Globe Awards 2018.  Toronto International Film Festival 2018. Alfonso Cuaron follows his fascinating voyage into outer space…

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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.  Golden Globe Awards 2018….

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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.  Golden Globe Awards 2018.  Toronto International Film Festival 2018. Broke,…

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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 by…

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Green Book (2018)

PETER FARRELLY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2018.  Participant Media, DreamWorks, Amblin Partners, Innisfree Pictures, Wessler Entertainment.  Screenplay by Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly.  Cinematography by Sean Porter.  Produced by Jim Burke, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Charles B. Wessler.  Music by Kris Bowers.  Production Design by Tim Galvin.  Costume Design by Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing by Patrick J….

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Boy Erased (2018)

JOEL EDGERTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA/Australia, 2018.  Anonymous Content, Blue-Tongue Films, Focus Features, Perfect World Pictures.  Screenplay by Joel Edgerton, based on the memoir by Garrard Conley.  Cinematography by Eduard Grau.  Produced by Joel Edgerton, Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts.  Music by Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans.  Production Design by Chad Keith.  Costume Design by Trish Summerville.  Film Editing by Jay Rabinowitz.  Golden Globe…

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Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018)

HIROKAZU KOREEDA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Japan, 2018.  AOI Promotion, Fuji Television Network, GAGA.  Screenplay by Hirokazu Koreeda.  Cinematography by Ryûto Kondô.  Music by Haruomi Hosono.  Production Design by Keiko Mitsumatsu. Costume Design by Kazuko Kurosawa.  Film Editing by Hirokazu Koreeda.  Cannes Film Festival 2018.  Toronto International Film Festival 2018.  Golden Globe Awards 2018. Hirokazu Kore-eda revisits the dynamics of Still Walking but set within…

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If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

BARRY JENKINS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2018.  Annapurna Pictures, PASTEL, Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by Barry Jenkins, based on the novel by James Baldwin.  Cinematography by James Laxton.  Produced by Megan Ellison, Dede Gardner, Barry Jenkins, Jeremy Kleiner, Sara Murphy, Adele Romanski. Music by Nicholas Britell.   Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Caroline Eselin.  Film Editing by Joi…

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At Eternity’s Gate (2018)

JULIAN SCHNABEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Switzerland/United Kingdom/France/USA, 2018.  Iconoclast, Riverstone Pictures, SPK Pictures.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carrière, Louise Kugelberg, Julian Schnabel.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by Jon Kilik.  Music by Tatiana Lisovkaia.  Production Design by Stéphane Cressend.  Costume Design by Cecile Vatelot.  Film Editing by Louise Kugelberg, Julian Schnabel.  Golden Globe Awards 2018. It seems incredible after almost forty films have…

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