The Boys In The Band (2020)

JOE MANTELLO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA/Canada, 2020. Netflix. Screenplay by Mart Crowley, Ned Martel, based on the play and the motion picture by Mart Crowley. Cinematography by Bill Pope. Produced by Joe Mantello, Ned Martel, Alexis Martin Woodall, Ryan Murphy, David Stone. Music by Amanda Krieg Thomas. Production Design by Judy Becker….

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Hidden Figures (2016)

THEODORE MELFI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2016.  Levantine Films, Chernin Entertainment, Fox 2000 Pictures.  Screenplay by Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi, based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly.  Cinematography by Mandy Walker.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Donna Gigliotti, Theodore Melfi, Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams.  Music by Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas. Costume…

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Home (2015)

TIM JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2015.  DreamWorks Animation.  Screenplay by Tom J. Astle, Matt Ember, based on the book The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex.  Produced by Suzanne Buirgy, Christopher Jenkins, Mireille Soria.  Music by Lorne Balfe.  Production Design by Kathy Altieri.  Film Editing by Nick Fletcher.   A race of gooey purple aliens show up on Earth…

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Garden State

BBB (out of 5) Zach Braff directs and stars as a struggling Los Angeles actor who flies home to New Jersey to attend his mother’s funeral. He hooks up with an old friend (Peter Sarsgaard) and meets an off-the-wall girl (Natalie Portman) with whom he finds a connection in the midst of a mini-breakdown. Visually…

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The Muppets

BBB.5 (out of 5) Jason Segel and Amy Adams are a happy couple from Smalltown, USA who decide to take a vacation to Los Angeles, California and enjoy some fun in the sun together. She is rather chagrined when he asks if his brother Walter can come along, but she knows how close the siblings are…

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