Passing (2021)

REBECCA HALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA/United Kingdom/Canada, 2021. AUM Group, Film4, Flat Five Productions, Gamechanger Films, Hungry Bull Productions, Picture Films, Significant Productions, Sweet Tomato Films, TGCK Partners, XRM Media. Screenplay by Rebecca Hall, based on the novel by Nella Larsen. Cinematography by Eduard Grau. Produced by Nina Yang Bongiovi, Rebecca Hall,…

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Late Night (2019)

NISHA GANATRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2019.  3 Arts Entertainment, 30West, FilmNation Entertainment, Imperative Entertainment, Kaling International, Stage 6 Films.  Screenplay by Mindy Kaling.  Cinematography by Matthew Clark.  Produced by Jillian Apfelbaum, Ben Browning, Mindy Kaling, Howard Klein.  Music by Lesley Barber.  Production Design by Elizabeth J. Jones.  Costume Design by Mitchell…

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Private Life (2018)

TAMARA JENKINS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.    USA, 2018.  Likely Story, Netflix.  Screenplay by Tamara Jenkins.  Cinematography by Christos Voudouris.  Produced by Stefanie Azpiazu, Anthony Bregman, Tamara Jenkins.  Production Design by Ford Wheeler.  Costume Design by Leah Katznelson.  Film Editing by Brian A. Kates. Tamara Jenkins returns to filmmaking eleven years after her masterful The Savages, directing Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti as a…

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The Big Sick (2017)

MICHAEL SHOWALTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   Apatow Productions, FilmNation Entertainment, Story Ink.  USA, 2017.  Screenplay by Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani.  Cinematography by Brian Burgoyne.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel.  Music by Michael Andrews.  Production Design by Brandon Tonner-Connolly.  Costume Design by Sarah Mae Burton.  Film Editing by Robert Nassau.   Real-life couple Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon have written a screenplay that…

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St. Vincent (2014)

THEODORE MELFI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  Chernin Entertainment, Crescendo Productions, Goldenlight Films, The Weinstein Company.  Screenplay by Theodore Melfi.  Cinematography by John Lindley.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Theodore Melfi, Fred Roos, Jenno Topping.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Inbal Weinberg.  Costume Design by Kasia Walicka-Maimone.  Film Editing by Sarah Flack, Peter Teschner.   The relationship between a young boy…

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