Honeyland (2019)

TAMARA KOTEVSKA, LJUBOMIR STEFANOV Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Republic Of North Macedonia, 2019.  Apolo Media, Trice Films.  Screenplay by Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov.  Cinematography by Fejmi Daut, Samir Ljuma.  Produced by Atanas Georgiev, Ljubomir Stefanov.  Music by Foltin.  Film Editing by Atanas Georgiev.  Academy Awards 2019.  Boston Film Critics 2019.   Dorian Awards…

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Portrait of a Lady On Fire (2019)

CELINE SCIAMMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Original title:  Portrait de la jeune fille en feu France, 2019.  Lilies Films, Arte France Cinema, Hold Up Films, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Canal+, Ciné+, ARTE, Cinécap 2, La Région Île-de-France.   Screenplay by Céline Sciamma.  Cinematography by Claire Mathon.  Produced by Bénédicte Couvreur.  Music…

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Marriage Story (2019)

NOAH BAUMBACH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2019.  Heyday Films, Netflix.  Screenplay by Noah Baumbach.    Cinematography by Robbie Ryan.  Produced by Noah Baumbach, David Heyman.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Jade Healy.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges.  Film Editing by Jennifer Lame.  Academy Awards 2019.   AFI Film of the…

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Little Women (2019)

GRETA GERWIG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.   USA, 2019.  Columbia Pictures, Instinctual VFX, New Regency Pictures, Pascal Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Sony Pictures Entertainment.  Screenplay by Greta Gerwig, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott.  Cinematography by Yorick Le Saux.  Produced by Denise Di Novi, Amy Pascal, Robin Swicord.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production…

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Atlantics (2019)

MATI DIOP Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original Title:  Atlantique France/Senegal/Belgium, 2019.  Cinekap, Frakas Productions, Les Films du Bal.  Screenplay by Mati Diop, Olivier Demangel.  Cinematography by Claire Mathon.  Produced by Judith Lou Lévy, Eve Robin.   Music by Fatima Al Qadiri.  Production Design by Laura Bücher.  Costume Design by Salimata Ndiaye, Rachel Raoult.  Film Editing…

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The Irishman (2019)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA, 2019.  Fábrica de Cine, STX Entertainment, Sikelia Productions, Tribeca Productions.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Charles Brandt.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Troy Allen, Gerald Chamales, Robert De Niro, Randall Emmett, Gaston Pavlovich, Jane Rosenthal, Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Irwin…

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American Factory (2019)

STEVEN BOGNAR, JULIA REICHERT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2019.  Higher Ground Productions, Participant.  Cinematography by Steven Bognar, Aubrey Keith, Jeff Reichert, Julia Reichert, Erick Stoll.  Produced by Steven Bognar, Julie Parker Benello, Jeff Reichert, Julia Reichert.  Music by Chad Cannon.  Film Editing by Lindsay Utz.  Academy Awards 2019.  Dorian Awards 2019.  Gotham…

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Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

CRAIG BREWER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2019.  Davis Entertainment, Netflix.  Screenplay by Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski.  Cinematography by Eric Steelberg.  Produced by John Davis, John Fox, Eddie Murphy.  Music by Scott Bomar.  Production Design by Clay A. Griffith.  Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter.  Film Editing by Billy Fox.  Golden Globe Awards…

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Parasite (2019)

JOON-HO BONG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Original title:  Gisaengchung South Korea, 2019.  Barunson E&A, CJ E&M Film Financing & Investment Entertainment & Comics, CJ Entertainment, TMS Comics, TMS Entertainment.  Screenplay by Joon-ho Bong, Jim Won Han.  Cinematography by Kyung-pyo Hong.  Produced by Joon-ho Bong, Young-Hwan Jang, Yang-kwon Mon, Kwak Sin-ae.  Music by Jaeil Jung. …

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Hustlers (2019)

LORENE SCAFARIA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2019.  Annapurna Pictures, Gloria Sanchez Productions, Nuyorican Productions, STX Films.  Screenplay by Jessica Pressler, Lorene Scafaria.  Cinematography by Todd Banhazl.  Produced by Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Jennifer Lopez, Adam McKay, Benny Medina.  Music by Jason Markey.  Production Design by Jane Musky.  Costume Design by…

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Once Upon a Time In…Hollywood (2019)

QUENTIN TARANTINO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom/China, 2019.  Bona Film Group, Heyday Films, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Visiona Romantica.  Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh, Quentin Tarantino.  Music by Mary Ramos.  Production Design by Barbara Ling.  Costume Design by Arianne Phillips.  Film Editing by Fred…

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Midsommar (2019)

ARI ASTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2019.  B-Reel Films, Square Peg.  Screenplay by Ari Aster.  Cinematography by Pawel Pogorzelski.  Produced by Patrik Andersson, Lars Knudsen.  Music by The Haxan Cloak.  Production Design by Henrik Svensson.  Costume Design by Andrea Flesch.  Film Editing by Lucian Johnston.  Dorian Awards 2019.  Gotham Awards 2019.   Independent…

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