Sausage Party (2016)

GREG TIERNAN, CONRAD VERNON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA/Canada, 2016. Annapurna Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Nitrogen Studios Canada, Point Grey Pictures. Story by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Jonah Hill, Screenplay by Kyle Hunter, Ariel Shaffir, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg. Produced by Megan Ellison, Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, Conrad Vernon. Music by Christopher Lennertz, Alan…

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I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

RAOUL PECK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   France/USA, 2016.  Velvet Film.  Screenplay by James Baldwin.  Cinematography by Henry Adebonojo, Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross.  Produced by Remi Grellety, Hebert Peck, Raoul Peck.  Music by Alexei Aigui.  Film Editing by Alexandra Strauss.  Academy Awards 2016.  Dorian Awards 2016.  Gotham Awards 2016.  Independent Spirit Awards 2016.   National Society of Film Critics Awards 2016….

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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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A Man Called Ove (2015)

HANNES HOLM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  En Man Som Heter Ove Sweden, 2015.  xTre Vänner Produktion AB, Film i Vast, Nordisk Film, Fantefilm, Nordsvensk Filmunderhallning, Sveriges Television.  Screenplay by Hannes Holm, based on the novel by Fredrik Backman.  Cinematography by Goran Hallberg.  Produced by Annica Bellander, Nicklas Wikstrom Nicastro.  Music by Gaute Storaas.  Production Design by Jan Olof Agren.  Costume…

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13th (2016)

AVA DuVERNAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 2016.  Kandoo Films.  Screenplay by Spencer Averick, Ava DuVernay.  Cinematography by Hans Charles, Kira Kelly.  Produced by Spencer Averick, Howard Barish, Ava DuVernay. Music by Jason Moran.  Film Editing by Spencer Averick.  Academy Awards 2016.  Dorian Awards 2016.  Independent Spirit Awards 2016.  National Society of Film Critics Awards 2016.  North Carolina Film Critics…

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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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Zootopia (2016)

BYRON HOWARD, RICH MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Alternate title:  Zootropolis USA, 2016.  Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios.  Story by Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush, Jim Reardon, Josie Trinidad, Phil Johnston, Jennifer Lee, Screenplay by Jared Bush, Phil Johnston.  Produced by Clark Spencer.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by David Goetz.  Film Editing by Jeremy Milton,…

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

GARETH EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 2016.  Lucasfilm, Allison Shearmur Productions, Black Hangar Studios, Stereo D, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by John Knoll, Gary Whitta, Screenplay by Chris Weitz, Tony Gilroy, based on characters created by George Lucas. Cinematography by Greig Fraser.  Produced by Simon Emanuel, Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by…

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Moana (2016)

RON CLEMENTS, JOHN MUSKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2016.  Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker.  Story by Ron Clements, John Musker, Chris Williams, Don Hall, Pamela Ribon,  Aaron Kandell, Jordan Kandell, Screenplay by Jared Bush.  Produced by Osnat Shurer.  Music by Mark Mancina.  Production Design by Ian Gooding.  Film Editing by Jeff…

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Loving (2016)

JEFF NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2016.  Raindog Films, Big Beach Films.  Screenplay by Jeff Nichols.  Cinematography by Adam Stone.  Produced by Nancy Buirski, Ged Doherty, Colin Firth, Sarah Green, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub.  Music by David Wingo.  Production Design by Chad Keith.  Costume Design by Erin Benach.  Film Editing by Julie Monroe.  Academy Awards 2016.  Cannes Film Festival Awards 2016.  Golden…

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Fences (2016)

DENZEL WASHINGTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2016.  Bron Studios, Escape Artists, MACRO, Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by August Wilson, based on his play.  Cinematography by Charlotte Bruus Christensen.  Produced by Todd Black, Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Sharen Davis.  Film Editing by Hughes Winborne.  Academy Awards 2016. …

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