The Post (2017)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB. United Kingdom/USA, 2017.  Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks, Participant Media, Pascal Pictures, Star Thrower Entertainment, River Road Entertainment.  Screenplay by Liz Hannah, Josh Singer.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Kristie Macosko Krieger, Amy Pascal, Steven Spielberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Sarah Broshar, Michael Kahn.  Academy…

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Phantom Thread (2017)

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 2017.  Annapurna Pictures, Focus Features, Ghoulardi Film Company, Perfect World Pictures.  Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson. Cinematography by Paul Thomas Anderson.  Produced by Paul Thomas Anderson, Megan Ellison, Daniel Lupi, JoAnne Sellar.  Music by Jonny Greenwood.  Production Design by Mark Tildesley.   Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Dylan Tichenor.  Academy Awards…

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Call Me By Your Name (2017)

LUCA GUADAGNINO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   Italy/France/Brazil/USA, 2017.  Frenesy Film Company, La Cinéfacture, RT Features, Water’s End Productions, M.Y.R.A. Entertainment, Ministero per I Beni e le Attivita Culturali, Lombardia Film Commission.  Screenplay by James Ivory, based on the novel by André Aciman.  Cinematography by Sayombhu Mukdeeprom. Produced by Emilie Georges, Luca Guadagnino, James Ivory, Marco Morabito, Howard Rosenman,…

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I, Tonya (2017)

CRAIG GILLESPIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2017.  Clubhouse Pictures, LuckyChap Entertainment.  Screenplay by Steven Rogers.  Cinematography by Nicolas Karakatsanis.  Produced by Tom Ackerley, Margot Robbie, Steven Rogers, Bryan Unkeless.  Music by Peter Nashel.  Production Design by Jade Healy.  Costume Design by Jennifer Johnson.  Film Editing by Tatiana S. Riegel.  Academy Awards 2017.  Dorian Awards 2017.  Golden Globe Awards 2017.  Gotham Awards 2017.  Independent Spirit…

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The Shape Of Water (2017)

GUILLERMO DEL TORO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Canada/USA, 2017.  Bull Productions, Double Dare You, Fox Searchlight Pictures.  Story by Guillermo del Toro, Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor.  Cinematography by Dan Laustsen.  Produced by J. Miles Dale, Guillermo del Toro.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.   Production Design by Paul D. Austerberry.  Costume Design by Luis Sequeira.  Film Editing by Sidney Wolinsky.  Academy…

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Lady Bird (2017)

GRETA GERWIG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2017.  Scott Rudin Productions, Entertainment 360, IAC Films.  Screenplay by Greta Gerwig.  Cinematography by Sam Levy.  Produced by Eli Bush, Evelyn O’Neill, Scott Rudin.  Music by Jon Brion.  Production Design by Chris Jones.  Costume Design by April Napier.  Film Editing by Nick Houy.  Academy Awards 2017.  AFI Awards 2017.  Boston Film Critics Awards 2017. Dorian…

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

MARTIN McDONAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2017.  Blueprint Pictures.  Screenplay by Martin McDonagh.  Cinematography by Ben Davis.  Produced by Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin, Martin McDonagh. Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Inbal Weinberg.  Costume Design by Melissa Toth.  Film Editing by Jon Gregory.  Academy Awards 2017.  AFI Awards 2017.  Dorian Awards 2017.  Golden Globe Awards 2017.  Independent Spirit Awards…

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Faces Places (2017)

AGNES VARDA, JR Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.   Original title:  Visages, Villages France, 2017.  Ciné Tamaris, Social Animals, Rouge International, Arte France Cinema, Arches Films, Canal+, Le Pacte, Cohen Media Group.  Screenplay by JR, Agnes Varda.  Cinematography by Roberto De Angelis, Claire Duguet, Julia Fabry, Nicolas Guicheteau, Romain Le Bonniec, Raphael Minnesota, Valentin Vignet.  Produced by Rosalie Varda.  Music by Matthieu Chedid.  Film Editing by…

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The Florida Project (2017)

SEAN BAKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 2017.  Cre Film, Freestyle Picture Company, June Pictures, Sweet Tomato Films.  Screenplay by Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch.  Cinematography by Alexis Zabe.  Produced by Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Andrew Duncan, Alex Saks, Francesca Silvestri, Shih-Ching Tsou.  Music by Lorne Balfe.  Production Design by Stephonik Youth.  Costume Design by Fernando Rodriguez.  Film Editing by Sean…

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BPM (Beats Per Minute) (2017)

ROBIN CAMPILLO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  120 battements par minute France, 2017.  Les Films de Pierre, France 3 Cinema, Page 114, Memento Films Production, FD Production, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Region Ile-de-France, Ciclic – Région Centre, Indéfilms 5, Cofinova 13, France Televisions, Canal+, Cine+.  Screenplay by Robin Campillo, Philippe Mangeot.  Cinematography by Jeanne Lapoirie.  Produced by Hugues Charbonneau, Marie-Ange…

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Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

DENIS VILLENEUVE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.    USA/United Kingdom/Canada, 2017.  16:14 Entertainment, Alcon Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Thunderbird Entertainment, Torridon Films, Warner Bros..  Story by Hampton Fancher, Screenplay by Hampton Fancher, Michael Green, based on characters from the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Broderick…

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Dunkirk (2017)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   United Kingdom/Netherlands/France/USA, 2017.  Syncopy, Warner Bros., Dombey Street Productions, Kaap Holland Film,  Canal+, Cine+, RatPac-Dune Entertainment.  Screenplay by Christopher Nolan.  Cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema.  Produced by Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley.  Costume Design by Jeffrey Kurland.  Film Editing by Lee Smith.  Academy Awards 2017.  AFI Awards 2017.  Boston Film…

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