A Bread Factory, Part Two (2018)

PATRICK WANG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2018.  In the Family, Vanishing Angle.  Screenplay by Patrick Wang.  Cinematography by Frank Barrera.  Produced by Daryl Freimark, Matt Miller, Patrick Wang.  Music by Aaron Jordan, Melissa Li, Chip Taylor, Andy Wagner, Patrick Wang.  Production Design by Bekka Lindstrom.  Costume Design by Michael Bevins.  Film Editing…

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A Bread Factory, Part One (2018)

PATRICK WANG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA, 2018.  In the Family, Vanishing Angle.  Screenplay by Patrick Wang.  Cinematography by Frank Barrera.  Produced by Daryl Freimark, Matt Miller, Patrick Wang.  Music by Aaron Jordan, Melissa Li, Chip Taylor.  Production Design by Bekka Lindstrom.  Costume Design by Michael Bevins.  Film Editing by Eldwaldo Baptiste. Patrick…

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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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Seabiscuit (2003)

GARY ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2003.   Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Spyglass Entertainment, Larger Than Life Productions, The Kennedy/Marshall Company.   Screenplay by Gary Ross, based on the book by Lauren Hillenbrand.   Cinematography by John Schwartzman.   Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Gary Ross, Jane Sindell.   Music by Randy Newman.   Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall. …

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The Mothman Prophecies (2002)

MARK PELLINGTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2002.  Lakeshore Entertainment.  Screenplay by Richard Hatem.  Cinematography by Fred Murphy.  Produced by Gary W. Goldstein, Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg.  Music by tomandandy.  Production Design by Richard Hoover.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Brian Berdan.   Richard Gere plays a reporter for the Washington Post who is involved in a tragic accident when his wife (Debra…

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Batman Begins (2005)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2005.  Warner Bros., Syncopy, DC Comics, Patalex III Productions Limited.  Story by David S. Goyer, Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, based on characters created by Bob Kane.  Cinematography by Wally Pfister.  Produced by Larry J. Franco, Lorne Orleans, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas.  Music by James Newton Howard, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by…

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Telling Lies In America

BBB (out of 5) True-life drama written by Joe Eszterhas, inspired by his early years as an immigrant teen in America. Brad Renfro is great as the young Eszterhas, who finds himself growing up fast when he befriends bad influence Kevin Bacon and ends up getting into serious trouble because of him. Solid direction and genuine period…

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The Clearing

BB (out of 5) The characters in this hideous dud are all so wooden that your lack of empathy for their suffering will eventually turn to complete delight in their misery. Self-made business tycoon Robert Redford wakes up in the morning, kisses his wife (Helen Mirren) goodbye, and goes to work. On the way, he unfortunately…

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