Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018)

BOB PERSICHETTI, PETER RAMSEY, RODNEY ROTHMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2018.  Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Marvel Entertainment, Avi Arad Productions, Lord Miller, Pascal Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation.  Story by Phil Lord, Screenplay by Phil Lord, Rodney Rothman, story consultant Meghan Malloy, based on Spider-Verse created by Dan Slott and characters created by Peter…

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The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

KELLY FREMON CRAIG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA/China, 2016.  Gracie Films, Huayi Brothers Media, Robert Simonds Productions, STX Entertainment.  Screenplay by Kelly Fremon Craig.  Cinematography by Doug Emmett.  Produced by Julie Ansell, James L. Brooks, Richard Sakai.  Music by Atli Orvarsson.  Production Design by William Arnold.  Costume Design by Carla Hetland.  Film Editing by Tracey Wadmore-Smith.  Golden Globe Awards 2016.  Toronto International Film Festival 2016…

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Begin Again (Can A Song Save Your Life) (2013)

JOHN CARNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2013.  Exclusive Media Group, Sycamore Pictures, Apatow Productions, Likely Story.  Screenplay by John Carney.  Cinematography by Yaron Orbach.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Tobin Armbrust, Anthony Bregman.  Music by Gregg Alexander.  Production Design by Chad Keith.  Costume Design by Arjun Bhasin.  Film Editing by Andrew Marcus.  Academy Awards 2014.  Toronto International Film Festival 2013.   Lonely souls meet over music once again…

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The Homesman

B.5 (out of 5) Three women are driven mad by the hardships of carving out a life on the unforgiving terrain of the mid-nineteenth century American frontier, prompting their husbands to send them back east to their families.  Hilary Swank plays an independent farmer who volunteers to be their escort, along the way taking on the…

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True Grit (2010)

BBBB (out of 5) Hailee Steinfeld is excellent as a fourteen year-old girl who leaves her rural county to head to the big city and find the man who shot her father. Having deduced his name and the direction in which he has headed, this young spitfire works a miraculous deal with a banker in order…

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