Judas And the Black Messiah (2021)

SHAKA KING Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 2021. Bron Studios, Bron Creative, MACRO, Participant, Proximity. Story by Will Berson, Shaka King, Kenneth Lucas, Keith Lucas, Screenplay by Will Berson, Shaka King. Cinematography by Sean Bobbitt. Produced by Charles D. King, Ryan Coogler, Shaka King. Music by Craig Harris, Mark Isham. Production Design by…

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I’m Thinking Of Ending Things (2020)

CHARLIE KAUFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 2020. Likely Story, Projective Testing Service. Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman, based on the book by Iain Reid. Cinematography by Lukasz Zal. Produced by Stefanie Azpiazu, Anthony Bregman, Charlie Kaufman, Robert Salerno. Music by Jay Wadley. Production Design by Molly Hughes. Costume Design by Melissa Toth. Film…

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The Irishman (2019)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA, 2019.  Fábrica de Cine, STX Entertainment, Sikelia Productions, Tribeca Productions.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Charles Brandt.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Troy Allen, Gerald Chamales, Robert De Niro, Randall Emmett, Gaston Pavlovich, Jane Rosenthal, Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Irwin…

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Vice (2018)

ADAM McKAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA, 2018.  Annapurna Pictures, Gary Sanchez Productions, Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by Adam McKay.  Cinematography by Greig Fraser.  Produced by Megan Ellison, Will Ferrell, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay, Kevin J. Messick, Brad Pitt.  Music by Nicholas Britell.  Production Design by Patrice Vermette.  Costume Design by Susan Matheson.  Film Editing by Hank Corwin….

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Game Night (2018)

JOHN FRANCIS DALEY, JONATHAN GOLDSTEIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB. USA, 2018.  Aggregate Films, Davis Entertainment, New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Mark Perez.  Cinematography by Barry Peterson.  Produced by Jason Bateman, John Davis, John Fox, James Garavente.  Music by  Cliff Martinez.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Debra McGuire.  Film Editing by David Egan, Jamie Gross, Gregory Plotkin.   Party game…

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The Post (2017)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB. United Kingdom/USA, 2017.  Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks, Participant Media, Pascal Pictures, Star Thrower Entertainment, River Road Entertainment.  Screenplay by Liz Hannah, Josh Singer.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Kristie Macosko Krieger, Amy Pascal, Steven Spielberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Sarah Broshar, Michael Kahn.  Academy…

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Other People (2016)

CHRIS KELLY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2016.  Park Pictures, Gettin’ Rad Productions.  Screenplay by Chris Kelly.  Cinematography by Brian Burgoyne.  Produced by Sam Bisbee, Adam Scott, Naomi Scott.  Music by Julian Wass.  Production Design by Tracy Dishman.  Costume Design by Kerry Hennessy.  Film Editing by Patrick Colman.  Dorian Awards 2016.  Independent Spirit Awards 2016.  Washington Film Critics Awards 2016. Aspiring television writer…

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The Program (2015)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/France, 2015.  Anton Capital Entertainment, StudioCanal, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by John Hodge, based on the book by David Walsh.  Cinematography by Danny Cohen.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Tracey Seaward, Kate Solomon.  Music by Alex Heffes.  Production Design by Alan MacDonald.  Costume Design by Jane Petrie.  Film Editing by Valerio Bonelli.  Toronto International…

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Black Mass (2015)

SCOTT COOPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2015.  Cross Creek Pictures, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Le Grisbi Productions, Head Gear Films, Vendian Entertainment.  Screenplay by Mark Mallouk, Jez Butterworth, based on the book by Dick Lehr, Gerard O’Neill.  Cinematography by Masanobu Takayanagi.  Produced by Scott Cooper, John Lesher, Patrick McCormick, Brian Oliver, Tyler Thompson.  Music by Junkie XL.  Production Design…

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Bridge Of Spies (2015)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/Germany, 2015.  DreamWorks, Fox 2000 Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media, TSG Entertainment, Amblin Entertainment, Marc Platt Productions, Studio Babelsberg.  Screenplay by Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Kristie Macosko Krieger, Marc Platt, Steven Spielberg.  Music by Thomas Newman. Production Design by Adam Stockhausen.  Costume Design by Kasia Walicka-Maimone.  Film…

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The Homesman (2014)

TOMMY LEE JONES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  France/USA, 2014.  EuropaCorp, Ithaca, The Javelina Film Company.  Screenplay by Tommy Lee Jones, Kieran Fitzgerald, Wesley A. Oliver, based on the novel by Glendon Swarthout. Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Luc Besson, Peter Brant, Brian Kennedy.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Production Design by Merideth Boswell.  Costume Design by Lahly Poore.  Film Editing by Roberto Silvi.  Cannes…

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All The Pretty Horses (2000)

BILLY BOB THORNTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2000.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Miramax.  Screenplay by Ted Tally, based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy. Cinematography by Barry Markowitz.  Produced by Robert Salerno, Billy Bob Thornton.  Music by Larry Paxton, Marty Stuart, Kristin Wilkinson.  Production Design by Clark Hunter.  Costume Design by Doug Hall.  Film Editing by Sally Menke.  Golden Globe Awards 2000.  National…

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