Leave No Trace (2018)

DEBRA GRANIK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA/Canada, 2018.  Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, Harrison Productions, Topic Studios.  Screenplay by Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini, based on the novel My Abandonment by Peter Rock.  Cinematography by Michael McDonough.  Produced by Anne Harrison, Linda Reisman, Anne Rosellini.  Music by Dickon Hinchliffe.  Production Design by Chad Keith.  Costume Design by Erin Alridge Orr.  Film…

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Sunset Song (2015)

TERENCE DAVIES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/Luxembourg, 2015.  Hurricane Films, Iris Productions, SellOutPictures.  Screenplay by Terence Davies, based on the novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon.  Cinematography by Michael McDonough.  Produced by Roy Boulter, Sol Papadopoulos, Nicolas Steil.  Music by Gast Waltzing.  Production Design by Andy Harris.  Costume Design by Uli Simon.  Film Editing by David Charap, Ruy Diaz.  Toronto International Film Festival 2015. …

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Winter’s Bone

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Jennifer Lawrence is excellent in this deeply felt drama about a teenager living in the Ozarks with her invalid mother and two younger siblings. She is informed that her drug-dealing, on-the-lam father has put their home on the line as payment for his bail bond and needs to show up for his…

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Albert Nobbs

BB.5 (out of 5) Albert Nobbs is the perfect servant: as head waiter of Morrison’s Hotel in late 19th century Dublin, he knows his duties to perfection, saves his pennies under the floorboards, and plans for the day that he can run his own business. When painter Hubert Page is hired to redo a few…

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