Spencer (2021)

PABLO LARRAIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Germany/Chile/United Kingdom/USA, 2021. Komplizen Film, Fabula, Shoebox Films, FilmNation Entertainment. Screenplay by Steven Knight. Cinematography by Claire Mathon. Produced by Maren Ade, Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Pablo Larraín, Juan de Dios Larrain, Paul Webster. Music by Jonny Greenwood. Production Design by Guy Hendrix Dyas. Costume Design by…

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Happiest Season (2020)

CLEA DuVALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA/Canada, 2020. TriStar Pictures, Entertainment One, Hulu Originals, Temple Hill Entertainment. Story by Clea DuVall, Screenplay by Clea DuVall, Mary Holland. Cinematography by John Gulesarian. Produced by Marty Bowen, Isaac Klausner. Music by Amie Doherty. Production Design by Theresa Guleserian. Costume Design by Kathleen Felix-Hager. Film Editing…

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Personal Shopper (2016)

OLIVIER ASSAYAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  France/Germany/Czech Republic/Belgium, 2016.  CG Cinéma, Vortex Sutra, Sirena Film, Detailfilm, Arte France Cinema, ARTE, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Arte France, Canal+, Cine@, SCOPE Invest.  Screenplay by Olivier Assayas.  Cinematography by Yorick Le Saux.  Produced by Charles Gillibert.  Production Design by François-Renaud Labarthe.  Costume Design by Jürgen Doering.  Film Editing…

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Certain Women (2016)

KELLY REICHARDT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2016.  Film Science, Stage 6 Films.  Screenplay by Kelly Reichardt, based on stories by Maile Meloy.  Cinematography by Christopher Blauvelt.  Produced by Neil Kopp, Vincent Savino, Anish Savjani.  Music by Jeff Grace.  Production Design by Anthony Gasparro.  Costume Design by April Napier.  Film Editing by Kelly Reichardt.   Kelly Reichardt adapts three stories by Maile…

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Cafe Society (2016)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   USA, 2016.  FilmNation Entertainment, Gravier Productions, Perdido Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum, Edward Walson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Suzy Benzinger.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter. Woody Allen reaches a career low with this tired and charmless period piece. Jesse Eisenberg heads out to Los…

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Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)

OLIVIER ASSAYAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France/Switzerland/Germany/USA/Belgium, 2014.  CG Cinéma, Pallas Film, CAB Productions, Vortex Sutra, Arte France Cinéma, ZDF/Arte, Orange Studio, Radio Télévision Suisse, SRG SSR idée suisse, Ezekiel Film Production, Eurimages, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Arte France, Ciné+, Canal+, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Filmförderungsanstalt, Office Fédéral de la Culture,…

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Still Alice (2014)

RICHARD GLATZER, WASH WESTMORELAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2014.  Lutzus-Brown, Killer Films, BSM Studio, Backup Media, Big Indie Pictures, Shriver Films.  Screenplay by Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland, based on the novel by Lisa Genova.  Cinematography by Denis Lenoir.  Produced by James Brown, Pamela Koffler, Lex Lutzus.  Music by Ilan Eshkeri.  Production Design by Tommaso Ortino.  Costume Design by Stacey Battat.  Film Editing…

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The Safety Of Objects (2001)

ROSE TROCHE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2001.  Renaissance Films, Vulcan Productions, Infilm, Killer Films, Ontario Film Development Corporation.  Screenplay by Rose Troche, based on the stories by A.M. Homes.  Cinematography by Enrique Chediak.  Produced by Dorothy Berwin, Christine Vachon.  Music by Barb Morrison, Charles Nieland, Nance Nieland.  Production Design by Andrea Stanley.  Costume Design by Laura Jean Shannon.  Film Editing by Geraldine…

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Snow White And The Huntsman (2012)

RUPERT SANDERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 2012.  Roth Films, Universal Pictures.  Story by Evan Daugherty, Screenplay by Evan Daugherty, John Lee Hancock, Hossein Amini.  Cinematography by Greig Fraser.  Produced by Sam Mercer, Palak Patel, Joe Roth.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Dominic Watkins.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Conrad Buff IV, Neil Smith.  Academy Awards 2012.   I have no…

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Into The Wild (2007)

SEAN PENN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2007.  Paramount Vantage, Art Linson Productions, Into the Wild, River Road Entertainment.  Screenplay by Sean Penn, based on the book by Jon Krakauer.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Art Linson, Sean Penn, Bill Pohlad.  Music by Michael Brook, Kaki King, Eddie Vedder.  Production Design by Derek R. Hill.  Costume Design by Mary Claire…

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Adventureland (2009)

GREG MOTTOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2009.  Miramax, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, This Is That Productions.  Screenplay by Greg Mottola.  Cinematography by Terry Stacey.  Produced by Anne Carey,Ted Hope, Sidney Kimmel.  Music by Yo La Tengo. Production Design by Stephen Beatrice.  Costume Design by Melissa Toth.  Film Editing by Anne McCabe.   After his parents reveal to him that they’ve suffered a financial…

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On The Road (2012)

WALTER SALLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBB.  France/USA/United Kingdom/Brazil/Canada, 2012.  MK2 Productions, American Zoetrope, Jerry Leider Company, Vanguard Films, Film4, France 2 Cinema, France Televisions, Canal+, Cine+, VideoFilmes.  Screenplay by Jose Rivera, based on the novel by Jack Kerouac.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Roman Coppola, Charles Gillibert, Nathanael Karmitz, Rebecca Yeldham.  Music by Gustavo Santaolalla.  Production Design by…

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