Toy Story 4 (2019)

JOSH COOLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2019.  Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Original story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Josh Cooley, Valerie LaPointe, Rashida Jones, Will McCormack, Martin Hynes, Stephany Folsom, Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Stephany Folsom.   Cinematography by Jean-Claude Kalache, Patrick Lin.   Produced by Mark Nielsen, Jonas Rivera, Galyn Susman. …

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Missing Link (2019)

CHRIS BUTLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Canada/USA, 2019.  Laika Entertainment, Digital One, Entertainment One.   Screenplay by Chris Butler.  Cinematography by Chris Peterson.  Produced by Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Nelson Lowry.  Costume Design by Deborah Cook.  Film Editing by Stephen Perkins.   This delightful animated feature stars Hugh…

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Harriet (2019)

KASI LEMMONS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.    USA, 2019.  Martin Chase Productions, New Balloon, Perfect World Pictures, Stay Gold Features.  Story by Gregory Allen Howard, Screenplay by Gregory Allen Howard, Kasi Lemmons.  Cinematography by John Toll.   Produced by Debra Martin Chase, Gregory Allen Howard, Daniela Taplin Lundberg.   Music by Terence Blanchard.   Production Design…

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Portrait of a Lady On Fire (2019)

CELINE SCIAMMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Original title:  Portrait de la jeune fille en feu France, 2019.  Lilies Films, Arte France Cinema, Hold Up Films, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Canal+, Ciné+, ARTE, Cinécap 2, La Région Île-de-France.   Screenplay by Céline Sciamma.  Cinematography by Claire Mathon.  Produced by Bénédicte Couvreur.  Music…

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The Two Popes (2019)

FERNANDO MEIRELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom/Italy, 2019.  Netflix.  Screenplay by Anthony McCarten, based on his play.  Cinematography by Cesar Charlone.  Produced by Jonathan Eirich, Dan Lin, Tracey Seaward.  Music by Bryce Dessner.  Production Design by Mark Tildesley.  Costume Design by Luca Canfora, Beatriz De Benedetto.  Film Editing by Fernando Stutz. As…

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Les Miserables (2019)

LADJ LY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  France, 2019.  Srab Films, Rectangle Productions, Lyly Films, Canal+, Ciné+, Le Pacte, Wild Bunch, La Région Île-de-France, Cinéventure 4, Cinéfeel 4, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Cinémage 12 Développement, Cinéventure Développement 3, Arte-Cofinova 15.  Screenplay by Ladj Ly, Giordano Gederlini, Alexis Manenti.  Cinematography by…

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Marriage Story (2019)

NOAH BAUMBACH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom/USA, 2019.  Heyday Films, Netflix.  Screenplay by Noah Baumbach.    Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.  Produced by Noah Baumbach, David Heyman.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Jade Healy.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Jennifer Lame.   A heartwarming opening montage has married couple…

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Cats (2019)

TOM HOOPER Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2019.  Working Title Films, Amblin Entertainment, Perfect World Pictures, Monumental Pictures, The Really Useful Group.  Screenplay by Lee Hall, Tom Hooper, based on the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and the poetry collection Old Possum’s Books Of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot.  Cinematography by Christopher…

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1917 (2019)

SAM MENDES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2019.  Amblin Partners, DreamWorks, Neal Street Productions, New Republic Pictures.  Screenplay by Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Sam Mendes, Brian Oliver, Jayne-Ann Tenggren.  Music by  Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by David…

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Little Women (2019)

GRETA GERWIG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.    USA, 2019.  Columbia Pictures, Instinctual VFX, New Regency Pictures, Pascal Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Sony Pictures Entertainment.  Screenplay by Greta Gerwig, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott.  Cinematography by Yorick Le Saux.  Produced by Denise Di Novi, Amy Pascal, Robin Swicord.  Music by Alexandre Desplat. …

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The Report (2019)

SCOTT Z. BURNS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2019.  Topic Studios, Margin of Error, Unbranded Pictures, Vice Media.  Screenplay by Scott Z. Burns.  Cinematography by Eigil Bryld.  Produced by Scott Z. Burns, Jennifer Fox, Danny Gabai, Eddy Moretti, Kerry Orent, Steven Soderbergh, Michael Sugar.  Music by David Wingo.  Production Design by Ethan Tobman. …

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Bombshell (2019)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Canada, 2019.  Annapurna Pictures, Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, Denver and Delilah Productions, Lighthouse Management & Media, Lionsgate.  Screenplay by Charles Randolph.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by A.J. Dix, Aaron L. Gilbert, Robert Graf, Michelle Graham, Beth Kono, Charles Randolph, Margaret Riley, Jay Roach, Charlize…

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