First Reformed (2017)

PAUL SCHRADER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom/Australia, 2017.  Killer Films, Fibonacci Films, Arclight Films, Big Indie Pictures, Omeira Studio Partners.  Screenplay by Paul Schrader.  Cinematography by Alexander Dynan.  Produced by Jack Binder, Greg Clark, Gary Hamilton, Victoria Hill, David Hinojosa, Frank Murray, Deepak Sikka, Christine Vachon.  Music by Brian Williams.  Production Design by Grace Yun.  Costume Design by Olga Mill.  Film … More First Reformed (2017)

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

ETHAN COEN, JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2018.  Annapurna Pictures, Annapurna Television, Mike Zoss Productions.  Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, segment All Gold Canyon based on a story by Jack London, segment The Gal Who Got Rattled inspired by a story by Stewart Edward White.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, … More The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

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In Dreams

BB.5 (out of 5) Very strange nightmare thriller about a children’s writer (Annette Bening) who finds her mind beng invaded by visions of a ruthless murderer (Robert Downey Jr.) who may be coming after her daughter next. Neil Jordan’s moody direction and the beautiful camera work stand out immediately, but the plot becomes overbearing and … More In Dreams

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Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit (1993)

BILL DUKE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1993.  Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by James Orr, Jim Cruickshank, Judi Ann Mason, based on characters created by Joseph Howard.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by Scott Rudin, Dawn Steel.  Music by Miles Goodman.  Production Design by John DeCuir Jr..  Costume Design by Francine Jamison-Tanchuck.  Film Editing by John Carter, Pembroke J. Herring, Stuart H. … More Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit (1993)

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Sister Act

BBBB (out of 5) This tune-filled Disney comedy came out of nowhere to become one of the biggest hits of the year. Whoopi Goldberg is marvelous as a lounge singer and mobster’s girlfriend who needs help from the police to hide out after she sees her boyfriend (Harvey Keitel) bump off a couple of his … More Sister Act

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