Clemency (2019)

CHINONYE CHUKWU Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2019.  ACE Pictures Entertainment, Bronwyn Cornelius Productions, Big Indie Pictures.   Screenplay by Chinonye Chukwu.   Cinematography by Eric Branco.   Produced by Timur Bekbosunov, Julian Cautherley, Bronwyn Cornelius, Peter Wong.   Music by Kathryn Bostic.   Production Design by Margaux Rust.   Costume Design by Suzanne Barnes.   Film Editing by Phyllis…

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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.  Academy Awards 2019.   AFI Film of the…

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Uncut Gems (2019)

BENNY SAFDIE, JOSH SAFDIE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.    USA, 2019.  Elara Pictures, IAC Films, Scott Rudin Productions, Sikelia Productions.  Screenplay by Ronald Bronstein, Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Sebastian Bear-McClard, Oscar Boyson, Eli Bush, Scott Rudin.  Music by Daniel Lopatin.  Production Design by Sam Lisenco.  Costume Design…

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High Flying Bird (2019)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2019.  Extension 765, Harper Road Films.  Screenplay by Tarell Alvin McCraney.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Joseph Malloch.  Music by David Wilder Savage.  Production Design by Andy Eklund.  Costume Design by Marci Rodgers.  Film Editing by Steven Soderbergh.  Gotham Awards 2019.  Independent Spirit Awards 2019.  …

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The Edge of Democracy (2019)

PETRA COSTA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Brazil, 2019.  Busca Vida Filmes.  Screenplay by Petra Costa, co-writers Carol Pires, David Barker, Moara Passoni.  Cinematography by João Atala, Ricardo Stuckert.  Produced by Shane Boris, Petra Costa, Joanna Natasegara, Tiago Pavan.  Music by Vitor Araújo, Rodrigo Leao, Gilberto Monte, Lucas Santtana.  Film Editing by João Atala,…

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American Factory (2019)

STEVEN BOGNAR, JULIA REICHERT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2019.  Higher Ground Productions, Participant.  Cinematography by Steven Bognar, Aubrey Keith, Jeff Reichert, Julia Reichert, Erick Stoll.  Produced by Steven Bognar, Julie Parker Benello, Jeff Reichert, Julia Reichert.  Music by Chad Cannon.  Film Editing by Lindsay Utz.  Academy Awards 2019.  Dorian Awards 2019.  Gotham…

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The Lighthouse (2019)

ROBERT EGGERS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Canada/USA, 2019.  A24, New Regency Pictures, RT Features.  Screenplay by Max Eggers, Robert Eggers.  Cinematography by Jarin Blaschke.  Produced by Robert Eggers, Youree Henley, Lourenço Sant’ Anna, Rodrigo Teixeira, Jay Van Hoy.  Music by Mark Korven.  Production Design by Craig Lathrop.  Costume Design by Linda Muir.  Film…

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Hustlers (2019)

LORENE SCAFARIA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2019.  Annapurna Pictures, Gloria Sanchez Productions, Nuyorican Productions, STX Films.  Screenplay by Jessica Pressler, Lorene Scafaria.  Cinematography by Todd Banhazl.  Produced by Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Jennifer Lopez, Adam McKay, Benny Medina.  Music by Jason Markey.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by…

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The Farewell (2019)

LULU WANG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.    USA, 2019.  Big Beach Films, Depth of Field, Kindred Spirit.  Screenplay by Lulu Wang.  Cinematography by Anna Franquesa Solano.  Produced by Anita Gou, Daniele Tate Melia, Andrew Miano, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub, Chris Weitz, Jane Zheng.  Music by Alex Weston.  Production Design by Yong Ok Lee. …

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Midsommar (2019)

ARI ASTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2019.  B-Reel Films, Square Peg.  Screenplay by Ari Aster.  Cinematography by Pawel Pogorzelski.  Produced by Patrik Andersson, Lars Knudsen.  Music by The Haxan Cloak.  Production Design by Henrik Svensson.  Costume Design by Andrea Flesch.  Film Editing by Lucian Johnston.  Dorian Awards 2019.  Gotham Awards 2019.   Independent…

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Booksmart (2019)

OLIVIA WILDE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 2019.  Annapurna Pictures, Gloria Sanchez Productions.  Screenplay by Susanna Fogel, Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Katie Silberman.  Cinematography by Jason McCormick.  Produced by Chelsea Barnard, David Distenfeld, Jessica Elbaum, Megan Ellison, Katie Silberman.  Music by Dan Nakamura.  Production Design by Katie Byron.   Costume Design by April Napier. …

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Apollo 11 (2019)

TODD DOUGLAS MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2019.  CNN Films, Statement Pictures.  Cinematography by Adam Holender.  Produced by Evan Krauss, Todd Douglas Miller, Thomas Peterson.  Music by Matt Morton.  Film Editing by Todd Douglas Miller. Dorian Awards 2019.   Gotham Awards 2019.   Independent Spirit Awards 2019.  Las Vegas Film Critics Awards 2019….

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