Toy Story 4 (2019)

JOSH COOLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2019.  Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Original story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Josh Cooley, Valerie LaPointe, Rashida Jones, Will McCormack, Martin Hynes, Stephany Folsom, Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Stephany Folsom.   Cinematography by Jean-Claude Kalache, Patrick Lin.   Produced by Mark Nielsen, Jonas Rivera, Galyn Susman. …

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Missing Link (2019)

CHRIS BUTLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Canada/USA, 2019.  Laika Entertainment, Digital One, Entertainment One.   Screenplay by Chris Butler.  Cinematography by Chris Peterson.  Produced by Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Nelson Lowry.  Costume Design by Deborah Cook.  Film Editing by Stephen Perkins.  Academy Awards 2019.  Golden Globe 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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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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1917 (2019)

SAM MENDES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2019.  Amblin Partners, DreamWorks, Neal Street Productions, New Republic Pictures.  Screenplay by Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Sam Mendes, Brian Oliver, Jayne-Ann Tenggren.  Music by  Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by David…

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Uncut Gems (2019)

BENNY SAFDIE, JOSH SAFDIE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.    USA, 2019.  Elara Pictures, IAC Films, Scott Rudin Productions, Sikelia Productions.  Screenplay by Ronald Bronstein, Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie.  Cinematography by Darius Khondji.  Produced by Sebastian Bear-McClard, Oscar Boyson, Eli Bush, Scott Rudin.  Music by Daniel Lopatin.  Production Design by Sam Lisenco.  Costume Design…

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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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Hail Satan? (2019)

PENNY LANE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2019.  Hard Working Movies.  Cinematography by Naiti Gámez.  Produced by Gabriel Sedgwick.  Music by Brian McOmber.  Film Editing by Amy Foote, Aaron Wickenden.  North Carolina Film Critics Awards 2019. One nation under God is put to the test with the rising power of The Satanic Temple,…

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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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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

J.J. ABRAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2019.  Lucasfilm, Bad Robot, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow, Chris Terrio, J.J. Abrams, Screenplay by Chris Terrio, J.J. Abrams, based on characters created by George Lucas.  Cinematography by Dan Mindel.  Produced by J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan.  Music by John Williams. …

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Jojo Rabbit (2019)

TAIKA WAITITI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Czech Republic/New Zealand/USA, 2019.  TSG Entertainment, Piki Films, Defender Films, Czech Anglo Productions.  Screenplay by Taika Waititi, based on the novel Caging Skies by Christine Leunens.  Cinematography by Mihai Malaimare Jr..  Produced by Carthew Neal, Taika Waititi, Chelsea Winstanley.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by Ra…

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