The White Tiger (2021)

RAMIN BAHRANI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB India/USA, 2021. Lava Media, ARRAY Filmworks, Netflix, Noruz Films. Screenplay by Ramin Bahrani, based on the novel by Aravind Adiga. Cinematography by Paolo Carnera. Produced by Ramin Bahrani, Mukul Deora. Music by Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans. Production Design by Chad Keith. Costume Design by Smriti Chauhan. Film…

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The Prom (2020)

RYAN MURPHY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 2020. Dramatic Forces, Storykey, Netflix. Screenplay by Bob Martin, Chad Beguelin, based on the Broadway musical by Bob Martin, Chad Beguelin, Matthew Sklar, from an original concept by Jack Viertel. Cinematography by Matthew Libatique. Produced by Adam Anders, Dori Berinstein, Bill Damaschke, Alexis Martin Woodall, Ryan…

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Over The Moon (2020)

GLEN KEANE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB China/USA, 2020. Glen Keane Productions, Janet Yang Productions, Netflix, Pearl Studio. Screenplay by Audrey Wells, additional screenplay material by Jennifer Yee McDevitt, Alice Wu. Produced by Peilin Chou, Gennie Rim. Music by Steven Price. Production Design by Celine Desrumaux. Costume Design by Guo Pei. Film Editing by…

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The Boys In The Band (2020)

JOE MANTELLO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA/Canada, 2020. Netflix. Screenplay by Mart Crowley, Ned Martel, based on the play and the motion picture by Mart Crowley. Cinematography by Bill Pope. Produced by Joe Mantello, Ned Martel, Alexis Martin Woodall, Ryan Murphy, David Stone. Music by Amanda Krieg Thomas. Production Design by Judy Becker….

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Mank (2020)

DAVID FINCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 2020. Netflix. Screenplay by Jack Fincher. Cinematography by Erik Messerschmidt. Produced by Cean Chaffin, Eric Roth, Douglas Urbanski. Music by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross. Production Design by Donald Graham Burt. Costume Design by Trish Summerville. Film Editing by Kirk Baxter.   AFI Awards 2020. American Cinema…

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020)

GEORGE C. WOLFE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2020. Netflix. Screenplay by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, based on the play by August Wilson. Cinematography by Tobias A. Schliessler. Produced by Todd Black, Denzel Washington, Dany Wolf. Music by Branford Marsalis. Production Design by Mark Ricker. Costume Design by Ann Roth. Film Editing by Andrew Mondshein. …

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Hillbilly Elegy (2020)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 2020. Imagine Entertainment, Netflix. Screenplay by Vanessa Taylor, based on the novel by J.D. Vance. Cinematography by Maryse Alberti. Produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Karen Lunder. Music by David Fleming, Hans Zimmer. Production Design by Molly Hughes. Costume Design by Virginia Johnson. Film Editing by…

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Rebecca (2020)

BEN WHEATLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2020.  Netflix, Working Title Films.   Screenplay by Jane Goldman, Joe Shrapnel, Anna Waterhouse, based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier.   Cinematography by Laurie Rose.   Produced by Raphael Benoliel, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Nira Park.   Music by Clint Mansell.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.   Costume…

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Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020)

DAVID DOBKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2020.  European Broadcasting Union, Gary Sanchez Productions, Gloria Sanchez Productions, Netflix, Truenorth Productions.  Screenplay by Will Ferrell, Andrew Steele. Cinematography by Danny Cohen. Produced by Jessica Elbaum, Eitan Evan, Will Ferrell, Chris Henchy.  Music by Atli Orvarsson.  Production Design by Paul Inglis. Costume Design by Anna…

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The Two Popes (2019)

FERNANDO MEIRELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom/Italy, 2019.  Netflix.  Screenplay by Anthony McCarten, based on his play.  Cinematography by Cesar Charlone.  Produced by Jonathan Eirich, Dan Lin, Tracey Seaward.  Music by Bryce Dessner.  Production Design by Mark Tildesley.  Costume Design by Luca Canfora, Beatriz De Benedetto.  Film Editing by Fernando Stutz.  Academy…

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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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The King (2019)

DAVID MICHOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/Hungary/Australia, 2019.  Netflix, Plan B Entertainment, Porchlight Films, Blue-Tongue Films, Pioneer Stilking Films, Yoki.  Screenplay by Joel Edgerton, David Michod.  Cinematography by Adam Arkapaw.   Produced by Joel Edgerton, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, David Michôd, Brad Pitt, Liz Watts.  Music by Nicholas Britell.  Production Design by Fiona…

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