Detroit (2017)

KATHRYN BIGELOW Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2017.  Annapurna Pictures, First Light Production, Page 1.  Screenplay by Mark Boal.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Matthew Budman, Megan Ellison, Colin Wilson.   Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Jeremy Hindle.  Costume Design by Francine Jamison-Tanchuck.  Film Editing by William Goldenberg, Harry Yoon.   Director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal … More Detroit (2017)

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Free Fire (2016)

BEN WHEATLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/France, 2016.  Film4, Protagonist Pictures, Rook Films.  Screenplay by Amy Jump, Ben Wheatley.  Cinematography by Laurie Rose.  Produced by Andrew Starke.  Music by Geoff Barrow, Ben Salisbury.  Production Design by Paki Smith.  Costume Design by Emma Fryer.  Film Editing by Amy Jump, Ben Wheatley.  Toronto International Film Festival 2016.   A group of low creatures enter an abandoned … More Free Fire (2016)

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Sing Street (2016)

JOHN CARNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Ireland/United Kingdom/USA, 2016.  Cosmo Films, Distressed Films, FilmNation Entertainment, FilmWave, Likely Story, PalmStar Media.  Screenplay by John Carney.  Cinematography by Yaron Orbach.  Produced by Anthony Bregman, John Carney, Martina Niland.  Music by Becky Bentham.  Production Design by Alan MacDonald.  Costume Design by Tiziana Corvisieri.  Film Editing by Andrew Marcus, Julian Ulrichs.  Golden Globe Awards 2016.   Conor is loaded with … More Sing Street (2016)

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Macbeth

BBB.5 (out of 5) Shakespeare’s tale of regal hubris is brought to the screen brimming with powerful images.  Michael Fassbender is excellent as the titular Scottish warrior who is told by three sage women that he will become the invincible ruler of the land.  Emboldened by this prophecy, he and his ambitious wife (Marion Cotillard) … More Macbeth

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