Strong Island (2017)

YANCE FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.   USA/Denmark, 2017.  Yanceville Films, Louverture Films, Final Cut for Real.  Cinematography by Alan Jacobsen.  Produced by Joslyn Barnes, Yance Ford.  Music by Hildur Guðnadóttir, Craig Sutherland.  Film Editing by Janus Billeskov Jansen.  Academy Awards 2017.  Gotham Awards 2017. Twenty five years after the murder of a young man named William Ford, filmmaker Yance Ford revisits…

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Beach Rats (2017)

ELIZA HITTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2017.  Cinereach, Animal Kingdom, Secret Engine.  Screenplay by Eliza Hittman.  Cinematography by Helene Louvart.  Produced by Brad Becker-Parton, Andrew Goldman, Drew P. Hout, Paul Mezey.  Music by Nicholas Leone.  Production Design by Grace Yun.  Costume Design by Olga Mill.  Film Editing by Scott Cummings, Joe Murphy. Dorian Awards 2017.   Gotham Awards 2017.  Independent Spirit Awards 2017….

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Marjorie Prime (2017)

MICHAEL ALMEREYDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 2017.  Passage Pictures, BB Film Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Almereyda, based on the play by Jordan Harrison.  Cinematography by Sean Price Williams.  Produced by Michael Almereyda, Uri Singer.  Music by Mica Levi.  Production Design by Javiera Varas.  Costume Design by Kama K. Royz.  Film Editing by Kathryn J. Schubert.  Gotham Awards 2017.  Independent Spirit Awards 2017. An elderly woman…

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The Big Sick (2017)

MICHAEL SHOWALTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   Apatow Productions, FilmNation Entertainment, Story Ink.  USA, 2017.  Screenplay by Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani.  Cinematography by Brian Burgoyne.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel.  Music by Michael Andrews.  Production Design by Brandon Tonner-Connolly.  Costume Design by Sarah Mae Burton.  Film Editing by Robert Nassau.  Academy Awards 2017.  AFI Awards 2017.   Gotham Awards 2017.  Independent Spirit Awards 2017.  Las…

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Call Me By Your Name (2017)

LUCA GUADAGNINO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   Italy/France/Brazil/USA, 2017.  Frenesy Film Company, La Cinéfacture, RT Features, Water’s End Productions, M.Y.R.A. Entertainment, Ministero per I Beni e le Attivita Culturali, Lombardia Film Commission.  Screenplay by James Ivory, based on the novel by André Aciman.  Cinematography by Sayombhu Mukdeeprom. Produced by Emilie Georges, Luca Guadagnino, James Ivory, Marco Morabito, Howard Rosenman,…

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I, Tonya (2017)

CRAIG GILLESPIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2017.  Clubhouse Pictures, LuckyChap Entertainment.  Screenplay by Steven Rogers.  Cinematography by Nicolas Karakatsanis.  Produced by Tom Ackerley, Margot Robbie, Steven Rogers, Bryan Unkeless.  Music by Peter Nashel.  Production Design by Jade Healy.  Costume Design by Jennifer Johnson.  Film Editing by Tatiana S. Riegel.  Academy Awards 2017.  Dorian Awards 2017.  Golden Globe Awards 2017.  Gotham Awards 2017.  Independent Spirit…

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The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected) (2017)

NOAH BAUMBACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2017.  Gilded Halfwing, IAC Films, Netflix.   Screenplay by Noah Baumbach.   Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.  Produced by Noah Baumbach, Eli Bush, Scott Rudin, Lila Yacoub.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Gerald Sullivan.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by Jennifer Lame.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2017.  Cannes Film Festival 2017.  Gotham Awards…

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Mudbound (2017)

DEE REES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2017.  Armory Films, ArtImage Entertainment, Black Bear Pictures, Elevated Films, MACRO, MMC Joule Films, Zeal Media.  Screenplay by Virgil Williams, Dee Rees, based on the novel by Hillary Jordan.  Cinematography by Rachel Morrison.  Produced by Carl Effenson, Sally Jo Effenson, Cassian Elwes, Christopher Lemole, Charles D. King, Kim Roth, Tim Zajaros.  Music…

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The Disaster Artist (2017)

JAMES FRANCO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2017.  Good Universe, New Line Cinema, Point Grey Pictures, RabbitBandini Productions, Ramona Films, RatPac-Dune Entertainment. Screenplay by Scott Neudstadter, Michael H. Weber, based on the book The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell.  Cinematography by Brandon Trost.  Produced…

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Lady Bird (2017)

GRETA GERWIG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2017.  Scott Rudin Productions, Entertainment 360, IAC Films.  Screenplay by Greta Gerwig.  Cinematography by Sam Levy.  Produced by Eli Bush, Evelyn O’Neill, Scott Rudin.  Music by Jon Brion.  Production Design by Chris Jones.  Costume Design by April Napier.  Film Editing by Nick Houy.  Academy Awards 2017.  AFI Awards 2017.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2017. Dorian…

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The Florida Project (2017)

SEAN BAKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 2017.  Cre Film, Freestyle Picture Company, June Pictures, Sweet Tomato Films.  Screenplay by Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch.  Cinematography by Alexis Zabe.  Produced by Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Andrew Duncan, Alex Saks, Francesca Silvestri, Shih-Ching Tsou.  Music by Lorne Balfe.  Production Design by Stephonik Youth.  Costume Design by Fernando Rodriguez.  Film Editing by Sean…

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Good Time (2017)

BENNY SAFDIE, JOSH SAFDIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2017.  Elara Pictures, Rhea Films.  Screenplay by Ronald Bronstein, Josh Safdie.  Cinematography by Sean Price Williams.  Produced by Sebastian Bear-McClard, Oscar Boyson, Terry Dougas, Paris Kasidokostas Latsis.  Music by Daniel Lopatin.  Production Design by Sam Lisenco.  Costume Design by Miyako Bellizzi.  Film Editing by Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie.  Cannes Film Festival 2017.  Gotham Awards 2017.  Independent Spirit Awards…

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