The Half of It (2020)

ALICE WU Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2020. Likely Story. Screenplay by Alice Wu. Cinematography by Greta Zozula. Produced by Blair Breard, Anthony Bregman, Alice Wu. Music by Anton Sanko. Production Design by Sue Chan. Costume Design by Vicki Farrell. Film Editing by Ian Blume, Lee Percy. This heartfelt look at the lives…

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The Prom (2020)

RYAN MURPHY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 2020. Dramatic Forces, Storykey, Netflix. Screenplay by Bob Martin, Chad Beguelin, based on the Broadway musical by Bob Martin, Chad Beguelin, Matthew Sklar, from an original concept by Jack Viertel. Cinematography by Matthew Libatique. Produced by Adam Anders, Dori Berinstein, Bill Damaschke, Alexis Martin Woodall, Ryan…

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I Care A Lot (2020)

J BLAKESON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA/United Kingdom, 2020. Black Bear Pictures, Crimple Beck. Screenplay by J Blakeson. Cinematography by Doug Emmett. Produced by J Blakeson, Michael Heimler, Teddy Schwarzman, Ben Stillman. Music by Marc Canham. Production Design by Michael Grasley. Costume Design by Deborah Newhall. Film Editing by Mark Eckersley. American Cinema…

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Stage Mother (2020)

THOM FITZGERALD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Canada, 2020. Studio4K Productions, Branded Pictures, Buffalo 8 Productions, Idiot Savant Pictures. Screenplay by Brad Hennig. Cinematography by Thomas M. Harting. Produced by Anne Clements, J. Todd Harris, Brad Hennig, Laurie Lacob, Doug Pettigrew. Music by Warren Robert. Production Design by Michael Pierson. Costume Design by James A….

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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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Butley (1974)

HAROLD PINTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom/Canada/USA, 1974. Cinévision Ltée, The American Film Theatre. Screenplay by Simon Gray, based on his play. Cinematography by Gerry Fisher. Produced by Ely A. Landau. Production Design by Carmen Dillon. Costume Design by Robin Fraser-Paye. Film Editing by Malcolm Cooke. It’s a pretty harsh turn of…

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Bad Education (2019)

CORY FINLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2019. HBO Films, Automatik Entertainment, Sight Unseen Pictures, Slater Hall Pictures. Screenplay by Mike Makowsky, based on the New York Magazine article “The Bad Superintendent” by Robert Kolker. Cinematography by Lyle Vincent. Produced by Fred Berger, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Julia Lebedev, Mike Makowsky, Oren Moverman, Eddie Vaisman….

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020)

GEORGE C. WOLFE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2020. Netflix. Screenplay by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, based on the play by August Wilson. Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler. Produced by Todd Black, Denzel Washington, Dany Wolf. Music by Branford Marsalis. Production Design by Mark Ricker. Costume Design by Ann Roth. Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein. …

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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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Uncle Frank (2020)

ALAN BALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 2020. Amazon Studios, Miramax Films, Your Face Goes Here Entertainment, Byblos Productions, COTA Films, Parts and Labor. Screenplay by Alan Ball. Cinematography by Khalid Mohtaseb. Produced by Alan Ball, Bill Block, Michael Costigan, Peter Macdissi, Stephanie Meurer, Jay Van Hoy. Music by Nathan Barr. Production Design…

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Role/Play (2010)

ROB WILLIAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  USA, 2010.  Guest House Films.  Screenplay by Rob Williams.  Cinematography by Ruben Russ.  Produced by Rodney Johnson, Matthew Montgomery, Rob Williams.  Music by Jake Monaco.  Film Editing by Mike Justice. Podcast: Bad Gay Movies.  Two sworn opposites find themselves isolated at a Palm Springs resort and have…

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Tomcat (2016)

KLAUS HANDL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB Original Title: Kater Austria, 2016.  Coop99 Filmproduktion.  Screenplay by Klaus Händl.  Cinematography by Gerald Kerkletz.  Produced by Antonin Svoboda, Bruno Wagner.  Music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Maurice Ravel.  Production Design by Enid Löser.  Costume Design by Tanja Hausner.   Film Editing by Joana Scrinzi.  Podcast: Bad…

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