The Best of Enemies (2019)

ROBIN BISSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2019.  Astute Films, Material Pictures.  Screenplay by Robin Bissell, based on the book by Osha Gray Davidson.  Cinematography by David Lanzenberg.  Produced by Matt Berenson, Fred Bernstein, Tobey Maguire, Matthew Plouffe, Danny Strong, Dominique Telson.  Music by Marcelo Zarvos.  Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall.  Costume Design … More The Best of Enemies (2019)

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Vice (2018)

ADAM McKAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2018.  Annapurna Pictures, Gary Sanchez Productions, Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by Adam McKay.  Cinematography by Greig Fraser.  Produced by Megan Ellison, Will Ferrell, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay, Kevin J. Messick, Brad Pitt.  Music by Nicholas Britell.  Production Design by Patrice Vermette.  Costume Design by Susan Matheson.  Film Editing by Hank Corwin. Academy … More Vice (2018)

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

MARTIN McDONAGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2017.  Blueprint Pictures.  Screenplay by Martin McDonagh.  Cinematography by Ben Davis.  Produced by Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin, Martin McDonagh. Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Inbal Weinberg.  Costume Design by Melissa Toth.  Film Editing by Jon Gregory.  Academy Awards 2017.  Golden Globe Awards 2017.  Independent Spirit Awards 2017. Toronto International Film Festival 2017. The sleepy little … More Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

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Laggies (Say When)

BBB (out of 5) Keira Knightley  is still part of the friend group that she had ten years earlier when she graduated from high school, and is living with the boy she has been dating since then. She has nothing in common with her girlfriends, has an education but pursues no career, spends her days … More Laggies (Say When)

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Light Sleeper

PAUL SCHRADER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1992.  Carolco Pictures, Grain of Sand Productions, Seven Arts.  Screenplay by Paul Schrader.  Cinematography by Edward Lachman.  Produced by Linda Reisman.  Music by Michael Been.  Production Design by Richard Hornung.  Costume Design by Richard Hornung.  Film Editing by Kristina Boden.  This excellent drama by Paul Schrader features a marvelous script and excellent performances. It stars … More Light Sleeper

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Galaxy Quest

BBBB (out of 5) Marvelous science-fiction comedy about a troupe of has-been actors who were once stars of a Star Trek-like television show called Galaxy Quest, now making most of their money at conventions and store openings. Tim Allen accepts a job from obsessed groupies to do an event for them, not realizing that they … More Galaxy Quest

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Charlie’s Angels

BBB.5 (out of 5) You’re not likely to have more fun at the movies than seeing this excellent update of the popular late-seventies television show.  Drew Barrymore produces and leads a fantastic cast of sexy babes (Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz), impressive villains (Crispin Glover, Tim Curry) and comic relief (Bill Murray, Tom Green), all of them … More Charlie’s Angels

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