The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021)

MICHAEL SHOWALTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Canada/USA, 2021. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Freckle Films, MWM Studios, Searchlight Pictures, Semi-Formal Productions. Screenplay by Abe Sylvia, based on the documentary by Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato. Cinematography by Mike Gioulakis. Produced by Kelly Carmichael, Jessica Chastain, Gigi Pritzker, Rachel Shane. Music by Theodore Shapiro. Production Design by…

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The Glorias (2020)

JULIE TAYMOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 2020. Artemis Rising Foundation, Page Fifty-Four Pictures, The Glorias. Screenplay by Julie Taymor, Sarah Ruhl, based on the book My Life On The Road by Gloria Steinem. Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto. Produced by Lynn Hendee, Alex Saks, Julie Taymor. Music by Elliot Goldenthal. Production Design by…

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12 Years A Slave (2013)

STEVE McQUEEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2013.  Regency Enterprises, River Road Entertainment, Plan B Entertainment, New Regency Pictures, Film4, Summit Entertainment.  Screenplay by John Ridley, based on the book Twelve Years A Slave by Solomon Northup.  Cinematography by Sean Bobbitt.  Produced by Dede Gardner, Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Brad Pitt,Bill Pohlad.  Music…

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Hot Guys With Guns

DOUG SPEARMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   Campy comedy that reimagines Lethal Weapon with the leads as ex-boyfriends instead of partners in the police academy, throwing in flavours of L.A. Confidential and even a dash of James Bond.  Struggling actor Marc Anthony Samuel hasn’t gotten over breaking up with party boy Brian McArdle, and things do…

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