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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The Whistlers (2019)

CORNELIU PORUMBOIU Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: La Gomera Romania/France/Germany, 2019.  42 Km Film, Les Films du Worso, Komplizen Film, Arte France Cinema, Bord Cadre Films, Cinema City, Eurimages, Film i Vast, Filmgate Films, MK2 Films, Romanian National Center for Cinematography, Studioul de Creatie Cinematografica al Ministerului Culturii, Westdeutscher Rundfunk.  Screenplay by…

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Zombi Child (2019)

BERTRAND BONELLO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. France, 2019.  My New Pictures, Les Films du Bal, Arte France Cinema, Playtime, La Région Île-de-France, Canal+, Cine+, Canal+ International, Indéfilms 7, Cofinova 15, Cinémage 13.  Screenplay by Bertrand Bonello.  Cinematography by Yves Cape.  Produced by Bertrand Bonello, Judith Lou Lévy.  Music by Bertrand Bonello. Production Design…

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For Sama (2019)

WAAD AL-KATEAB, EDWARD WATTS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/Syria/USA, 2019.  Channel 4 News, Channel 4, Frontline, ITN Productions, PBS Distribution, WGBH.  Cinematography by Waad Al-Kateab.  Produced by Waad Al-Kateab.   Music by Nainita Desai.   Film Editing by Chloe Lambourne, Simon McMahon.   Academy Awards 2019. Dorian Awards 2019.    Independent Spirit Awards 2019.  National…

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Bacurau (2019)

JULIANO DORNELLES, KLEBER MENDONCA FILHO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Brazil/France, 2019.  Ancine, Arte France Cinema, CNC Aide aux cinémas du monde – Institut Français, CinemaScópio Produções, Globo Filmes, Globosat / Telecine, SBS Films, Símio Filmes.  Screenplay by Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles.   Cinematography by Pedro Sotero.   Produced by Said Ben Said, Michel Merkt. …

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I Lost My Body (2019)

JEREMY CLAPIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Original title: J’ai perdu mon corps France, 2019.  Xilam, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, SofiTVciné 6, Indéfilms 7, La Région Île-de-France, Région Réunion, Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Agence Nationale de Gestion des Œuvres Audiovisuelle.  Adaptation, dialogue and screenplay by Guillaume Laurant and Jérémy…

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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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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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Vitalina Varela (2019)

PEDRO COSTA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Portugal, 2019.  Optec.  Screenplay by Pedro Costa, Vitalina Varela.  Cinematography by Leonardo Simoes.  Produced by Abel Ribeiro Chaves.  Film Editing by Vítor Carvalho, João Dias.  National Society of Film Critics Awards 2020.  Online Film Critics Awards 2019.   Toronto International Film Festival 2019. Pedro Costa reunites with the…

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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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A Rainy Day In New York (2019)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2019.  Gravier Productions, Perdido Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Erika Aronson, Letty Aronson.  Production Design by Santo Loquasto.  Costume Design by Marco Piemontese.  Film Editing by Alisa Lepselter.  Online Film Critics Awards 2019.    Woody Allen returns to New York…

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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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