The Fits (2015)

ANNA ROSE HOLMER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB .  USA, 2015.  Yes, Ma’am!.  Story by Anna Rose Holmer, Saela Davis, Lisa Kjerulff, Screenplay by Anna Rose Holmer.  Cinematography by Paul Yee.  Produced by Anna Rose Holmer, Lisa Kjerulff.  Music by Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans.  Production Design by Charlotte Royer.  Costume Design by Zachary Sheets.  Film…

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Sully (2016)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 2016.  Flashlight Films, Hurwitz Creative, Malpaso Productions, Orange Corp, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Village Roadshow Pictures, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Todd Komarnicki, based on the book Highest Duty by Chesley Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow.  Cinematography by Tom Stern.  Produced by Clint Eastwood, Frank Marshall, Tim…

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Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015)

MICHAEL SHOWALTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.   Red Crown Productions, Haven Entertainment, Frame Switch.  USA, 2015.  Screenplay by Laura Terruso, Michael Showalter, based on the short film Doris & The Intern by Laura Terruso.  Cinematography by Brian Burgoyne.  Produced by Daniel Crown, Kevin Mann, Riva Marker, Jordana Mollick, Daniela Taplin Lundberg.  Music by Brian H. Kim.  Production Design by Melanie…

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Captain Fantastic (2016)

MATT ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 2016.  Electric City Entertainment, ShivHans Pictures.  Screenplay by Matt Ross.  Cinematography by Stephane Fontaine.  Produced by Monica Levinson, Jamie Patricof, Shivani Rawat.  Music by Alex Somers.  Production Design by Russell Barnes.  Costume Design by Courtney Hoffman.  Film Editing by Joseph Krings.  Academy Awards 2016.  Dorian Awards 2016.  Golden Globe Awards 2016. Independent Spirit Awards 2016.  National Board of…

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Life, Animated (2016)

ROGER ROSS WILLIAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2016.  A&E IndieFilms, Motto Pictures, Roger Ross Williams Productions.  Based on the book by Ron Suskind.  Cinematography by Tom Bergmann.  Produced by Julie Goldman, Roger Ross Williams.  Music by T. Griffin, Dylan Stark.  Film Editing by David Teague.  Academy Awards 2016.  National Board of Review Awards 2016. North Carolina Film Critics Awards 2016.  …

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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

MEL GIBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Australia/USA, 2016.  Cross Creek Pictures, Demarest Films, Pandemonium, Permut Presentations, Vendian Entertainment.  Screenplay by Robert Schenkkan, Andrew Knight.  Cinematography by Simon Duggan.  Produced by Terry Benedict, Paul Currie, Bruce Davey, William D. Johnson, Bill Mechanic, Brian Oliver, David Permut.  Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams.  Production Design by Barry Robison. Costume Design by Lizzy Gardiner.  Film…

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The Salesman (2016)

ASGHAR FARHADI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Original title:  Forushande Iran/France, 2016.  Arte France, Arte France Cinema, Doha Film Institute, Farhadi Film Production, Memento Films Distribution, Memento Films Production.  Screenplay by Asghar Farhadi.  Cinematography by Hossein Jafarian.  Produced by Asghar Farhadi, Alexandre Mallet-Guy, Olivier Pere.  Music by Sattar Oraki.  Production Design by Keyvan Moghaddam.  Costume Design by Sara Samiee.  Film Editing by Hayedeh…

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Patriots Day (2016)

PETER BERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2016.  Bluegrass Films, CBS Films, Closest To The Hole Productions, Hutch Parker Entertainment, TIK Films.  Story by Peter Berg, Matt Cook, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, Screenplay by Peter Berg, Matt Cook, Joshua Zetumer.  Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler.  Produced by Dorothy Aufiero, Dylan Clark, Stephen Levinson, Hutch Parker, Michael Radutzky, Scott Stuber,…

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20th Century Women (2016)

MIKE MILLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2016.  A24, Annapurna Pictures, Modern People, Archer Gray.  Screenplay by Mike Mills.  Cinematography by Sean Porter.  Produced by Anne Carey, Megan Ellison, Youree Henley.  Music by Roger Neill.  Production Design by Chris Jones.  Costume Design by Jennifer Johnson.  Film Editing by Leslie Jones.  Academy Awards 2016. Dorian Awards 2016.  Golden Globe Awards 2016.  Gotham Awards…

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Silence (2016)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Mexico/Taiwan/USA, 2016.  Cappa Defina Productions, CatchPlay, Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films, Fábrica de Cine, IM Global, SharpSword Films, Sikelia Productions, Verdi Productions, Waypoint Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jay Cocks, Martin Scorsese, based on the novel by Shusaku Endo.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Vittorio Cecchi Gori, Barbara De Fina, Randall Emmett, Gaston Pavlovich, David…

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Sing Street (2016)

JOHN CARNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Ireland/United Kingdom/USA, 2016.  Cosmo Films, Distressed Films, FilmNation Entertainment, FilmWave, Likely Story, PalmStar Media.  Screenplay by John Carney.  Cinematography by Yaron Orbach.  Produced by Anthony Bregman, John Carney, Martina Niland.  Music by Becky Bentham.  Production Design by Alan MacDonald.  Costume Design by Tiziana Corvisieri.  Film Editing by Andrew Marcus, Julian Ulrichs.  Dorian Awards 2016.  Golden Globe…

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Hidden Figures (2016)

THEODORE MELFI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2016.  Levantine Films, Chernin Entertainment, Fox 2000 Pictures.  Screenplay by Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi, based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly.  Cinematography by Mandy Walker.  Produced by Peter Chernin, Donna Gigliotti, Theodore Melfi, Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams.  Music by Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas. Costume…

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