The Midnight Sky (2020)

GEORGE CLOONEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 2020. Anonymous Content, Netflix, Smokehouse Pictures, Syndicate Entertainment, Truenorth Productions.  Screenplay by Mark L. Smith, based on the book Good Morning Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton. Cinematography by Martin Ruhe. Produced by George Clooney, Bard Dorros, Grant Heslov, Keith Redmon, Cliff Roberts. Music by Alexandre Desplat. Production…

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Knives Out (2019)

RIAN JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2019.  Lionsgate, Media Rights Capital, T-Street.  Screenplay by Rian Johnson.  Cinematography by Steve Yedlin.  Produced by Ram Bergman, Rian Johnson.  Music by Nathan Johnson.  Production Design by David Crank.  Costume Design by Jenny Eagan.  Film Editing by Bob Ducsay.  Academy Awards 2019.   Dorian Awards 2019.  …

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American Animals (2018)

BART LAYTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Film4, New Amsterdam Film Company, RAW.  Screenplay by Bart Layton.  Cinematography by Ole Bratt Birkeland.  Produced by Katherine Butler, Dimitri Doganis, Derrin Schlesinger, Mary Jane Skalski.  Music by Anne Nikitin.  Production Design by Scott Dougan.  Costume Design by Jenny Eagan.  Film Editing by Nick Fenton, Chris Gill, Julian Hart.  Independent Spirit…

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Widows (2018)

STEVE McQUEEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Regency Enterprises, See-Saw Films, Film4, New Regency Pictures.  Screenplay by Gillian Flynn, Steve McQueen, based on the miniseries by Lynda La Plante.  Cinematography by Sean Bobbitt.  Produced by Iain Canning, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Emile Sherman.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Adam Stockhausen.  Costume Design by Jenny Eagan.  Film Editing…

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Our Brand Is Crisis (2015)

DAVID GORDON GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2015.  Participant Media, Smokehouse Pictures.  Screenplay by Peter Straughan, suggested by the documentary by Rachel Boynton.  Cinematography by Tim Orr.  Produced by George Clooney, Grant Heslov.  Music by David Wingo.  Production Design by Richard A. Wright.  Costume Design by Jenny Eagan.  Film Editing by Colin Patton.  Toronto International Film Festival 2015.  Sandra Bullock plays a political…

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Beasts Of No Nation (2015)

CARY JOJI FUKUNAGA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2015.  The Princess Grace Foundation, Red Crown Productions, Participant Media, Come What May Productions, Levantine Films, Mammoth Entertainment, New Balloon.  Screenplay by Cary Joji Fukunaga, based on the novel by Uzodinma Iweala.  Cinematography by Cary Joji Fukunaga.  Produced by Idris Elba, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Amy Kaufman, Riva Marker, Daniel Taplin…

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